2 - 4 August 2024

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Sheep Shearing Demonstration

Tara had a proud history in wool production and local Tara shearer Rob Harman will demonstrate the skills of sheep shearing throughout Saturday and Sunday in the festival grounds.    

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Camel Rides

‘Richo’ and his camels will be be at the festival grounds Saturday and Sunday for those keen to ride a camel!  Rides are reasonably priced at approximately $10 per person (rides operator yet to confirm 2021 price).

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Yabby Races

At the finish of each camel race there’ll be a race of another kind on the trackside – yabbies!  Gather round for the entertaining auctioning of the yabbies and then cheer the winners across the line.

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Country Markets & Cultural Food Stalls

Markets are full of such colour and variety – we love them. Wander the market stalls with a coffee in hand… can’t wait!   Markets will be open Saturday 9am to 4.30pm and Sunday 9am to 2.30pm. We’ve carefully selected a huge variety of food stalls to deliver your tastebuds a huge variety of multi-cultural…

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Helicopter Joy Flights

Take a joy flight over Tara during the Festival.  No need to book ahead, flights will be available Saturday and Sunday. The helicopter is a ‘Colibri’ (Hummingbird) and takes 4 passengers at a time. Cost: $60 per person for a 5 minute joy flight. EFTPOS available. These flights are run by Precision Aerial in conjunction with Executive Helicopters.  

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Camel Racing Saturday

Watch the excitement of a country camel race meet.  The jockeys and trainers have travelled from across the Eastern Seaboard of Australia, from afar as Boulia in Outback Queensland, to Anna Bay in NSW to compete for the coveted Tara Camel Cup! There’ll be 6 races on Saturday and another 6 on Sunday.

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