Tickets are now on sale for the Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo, three days of world-class rodeo action which kicks off on Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8.
Rodeo Manager Patricia Esdaile said with competitor entries flowing in and tickets now on sale, the event count down had well and truly begun.
“Things are really in full swing for the rodeo and the community is starting to get excited,” Ms Esdaile said.
“The banners are going up, businesses are starting to dress up and people are getting their mardi gras floats ready. Rodeo fever is alive and well in Mount Isa,” she said.
Tickets for the rodeo are available at the Rodeo Office, 19 Marian Street, Mount Isa or by phoning (07) 4743 2706. They can also be purchased at the gate on the day.
On Friday, everyone will enjoy free entry to the rodeo from 10am until 3.30pm. From 5.30pm in the mardi gras precinct there is more free entertainment with live bands, magic shows and children’s activities. The mardi gras and lantern street parade gets underway from 7pm, followed by a laser light and fire sculpture spectacle.
Then make your way to the arena for the official opening ceremony and the Running Wild Equestrian Show. Entry to the arena featuring Man Against Beast costs $20 adults, $10 for pensioners and children 17 years and under are free.
Entry on the main competition days – Saturday and Sunday – costs $30 per adult, $15 for pensioners, $10 for children seven to 17 years, and free for children six and under.
Tickets also include the Irish Club Country Music Festival featuring Catherine Britt, 2009 CMAA Female Artist of the Year; Victoria Baillie, Best New Talent at this year’s CMAA Country Music Awards; Luke Austen, winner of the prestigious Toyota Star Maker competition; award-winning singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence; Shea Fisher; the Rodeo Road Show; and 2008 Australian Idol runner-up Luke Dickens.
Family or multi-day passes are also available offering a saving of more than 20 per cent. Packages include:
- Family Day Pass – $70 – One day pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) for two adults, two children (seven-17 years)
- Three-Day Adult Pass – $70 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Get into the rodeo spirit with a new range of merchandise including shirts, hats, souvenirs and much more available from the rodeo office or at the event next month. Visit www.isarodeo.com.au or phone (07) 4743 2706.
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