Weekend program

The 2019 rodeo, campdraft, bush sports and entertainment program will be provided closer to the event. The 2019 Bowen River program will be similar to the 2018 program below.

The 2018 Bowen River event was amazing. Apart from the rodeo, campdraft and bush sports thrills, suspense and results, the live entertainment, market stalls (new and existing) Sponsors’ Tent and Competitors’ Barbecues were a big hit.

2018 Bowen River program

Wednesday

  • Gates: Open this morning for early-bird RVers. Arrive at any time.

Thursday

  • Gates: Open early this morning
  • 6.00pm- Main Bar opens
  • 6.00pm – Competitors’ welcome barbecue at Main Bar
  • 10.00pm – Main Bar closes

Friday

  • Gates: Open all day – arrive any time
  • 6.00am – Campdraft starts
  • 6.00am – Canteen and coffee cart open
  • 10.00am – Mound Bar opens
  • 6.00pm – Mound Bar closes, Main bar opens
  • 6.00pm – 12.00am – Main Bar open, with live entertainment by Laurence Sorbello at Main Bar stage
  • 9.00pm – Canteen closes. Gill’s food van ‘Gilly’s Diner’ open until Main Bar closes.
  • 10.00pm – Pizza available in the Main Bar
  • 12.00am – Main Bar closes

All day – stalls, ice cream, jumping castle, canteen, coffee van and food vans.

Saturday

  • Gates: Open all day – arrive any time
  • 6.00am – Campdraft starts
  • 6.00am – Canteen and coffee cart open
  • 9.00am – Rodeo starts
  • 9.00am – Junior Bush Sports starts
  • 10.00am – Mound Bar opens
  • Lunchtime – Iron Man Challenge in the rodeo arena. Compete or watch!
  • Lolly drop and give-aways – listen to the PA system to find out when!
  • 6.00pm – Mound Bar closes, Main Bar opens
  • 6.00pm – 12.00am – Main Bar open, with live entertainment by Laurence Sorbello at Main Bar stage
  • 9.00pm – Canteen closes. Gill’s food van ‘Gilly’s Diner’ open until Main Bar closes.
  • 10.00pm – Pizza available in the Main Bar
  • 12.00am – Main Bar closes

All day – stalls, ice cream, jumping castle, canteen, coffee van and food vans.

Sunday

  • Gates: Arrive any time today and the gates will be open.
  • 6.00am – Campdraft starts
  • 6.00am – Canteen and coffee cart open
  • 9.00am – Rodeo starts
  • 9.00am – Junior Bush Sports starts
  • 10.00am – Mound Bar opens
  • 1.00pm – Junior Bush Sports presentation
  • 2.00pm – Canteen closes. Gill’s food van ‘Gilly’s Diner’ open until 7.00pm
  • 6.00pm – Mound Bar closes, Main bar opens
  • 6.00pm – Competitors’ farewell barbecue at Main Bar
  • 10.00pm – Main Bar closes

All day – stalls, ice cream, jumping castle, canteen, coffee van and food vans. Mechanical Bull rides for part of the day.