Markets, entertainment & refreshments

At Bowen River in 2018 we kept the crowd entertained whilst they were not watching the thrills and spills of the rodeo or the suspense and action of the campdraft and bush sports events. 2019 promises to be just as much fun!

Food and drinks

Magnum’s Catering Canteen – hot, hearty food and drinks from 6.00am until 9.00pm Friday and Saturday nights, and until 2.00pm Sunday.

The Little Blue Van – Julie’s famous ‘crumbed steak’ and a variety of other delicious foods.

Gilly’s Diner – for show-style snack foods and treats, open until the bar closes Friday and Saturday nights and 7.00pm Sunday.

Magnum’s Pizza – freshly baked pizza available in the bar from 10.00pm.

Bouncing Beans Coffee – open from 6.00am near the Campdraft Arena, serving amazing coffees and other hot and cold coffee and milk drinks.

Cream N Beans – Our favourite ice cream, home-made by Grant himself!

The Mound Bar – open from 10.00am to 6.00pm with views to the campdraft and rodeo action.

The Main Bar – open from 6.00pm to midnight. Fully licensed. No glass. Buy one of our new Bowen River caps or stubby coolers at the Main Bar.


The Iron Man Challenge – in the Rodeo Arena at lunchtime on Satruday.

Lolly drop – around the grounds. Stay listening to the PA system to find out when!

Mitch Steele – live entertainment Thursday evening in the Main Bar after the Competitors’ barbecue.

Laurence Sorbello – amazing live rock and country music in the main Bar Friday and Saturday nights.

Market stalls, displays and rides

Buck Off Melanoma – come and support the organisation that supports research into skin cancer. T-shirts, caps etc on sale.

Burdekin Powersports – Check out their range of power bike makes, models and accessories.

Bennett’s Exhaust – all things 4WD – open all weekend.

Bi-Rite Bowen – for all your Jaycar automotive and camping needs.

Coral’s Town 2 Country – for everything you need to wear, from town to country.

Gill’s Western Wear – for all your western wear needs.

Chickery Chicks, Fleabags Co. and Little Bowerbird Designs – on-trend scarves and bags, as well as cowhide and other gorgeous designer jewellery.

Senegence Cosmetics – will be on site Saturday and Sunday, with budge-proof, smudge-proof makeup.

Aileen’s Inspirations – hand-made, made to measure ladies shirts, and lovely potted bougainvillea.

Cliff’s Market Stall – hand made products like wind chimes, mobiles and mozzie coil holders, sarongs, Elvis and Beatles memorabilia.

Stumpy’s Handmade Leather Goods and Crafts – hand made leather goods like whips and belts and handmade crafts.

Exotic Candy International – Boiled lollies, jelly lollies, licorice and more!

The Show Toy Man – show toys and trinkets for the kids and the kid in you.

Jumping Castle – just that! For kids young and old.

Mechanical Bull – making a special appearance on Sunday. Rides for all ages!

Submit an application to hold a stall

If you would like to hold a stall at the 2018 Bowen River Rodeo and Campdraft we’d love to hear from you. We want to offer a variety of stalls to our visitors.

  • You will need to provide your own source of electricity as there are no powered sites.

If you would like to hold a stall, email or write to us with the following details:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Recent or previous market stalls you have held
  • Type of stall (for example: fairy floss, face painting, leather goods, women’s clothing, children’s toys, local homemade preserves)
  • Stall size (for example: 3x3m, 6x3m, 6x6m, 6x12m)


Email your application to:


Post your application to:
The Markets Convenor
Bowen River Rodeo and Campdraft Association Inc.
PO Box 95
Collinsville, Queensland, 4804

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