AUGUST 2-4th 2019


Murphy’s Pigs Celtic Band

A big band, a big sound and almost 50 metres of suit fabric.  Celtic by nature, pigs by choice. This is Murphy’s Pigs – a 10-piece, award-winning, Celtic-rock band. Throw caution to the wind and set forth on a musical journey* through the lands of the Celts as Murphy’s Pigs drag you headfirst into their…

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African Drummers

The Baala Baajo Duo – Dynamic, passionate, vibrant and energizing! Fusing traditional East and West African music, song and dance Baala Baajo creates a dynamic, captivating, passionate, vibrant and energising explosion of African drumming, dancing and singing. Lead by Nii Armah from Ghana and Sam Okoth from Kenya, Baala Baajo creates an uplifting and soulful African musical journey…

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Cuban Dancing

Cuban Dance Company will present forgettable floor shows in the combination of traditional Afro-­Cuban choreography.  The popular, vibrant and passionate moves that define popular Cuban dances today makes their routines as mesmerising as they are memorable. Cuban Dance Company was founded in January 2004 by Israel Ortiz, Brisbane’s only genuine Cuban trained dance teacher and…

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Camel Racing Sunday

The jockeys and trainers have travelled from afar to compete for the coveted Tara Camel Cup! There’ll be 6 races on Saturday and another 6 on Sunday. We’ll be publishing the full schedule very soon so subscribe to our newsletter below and we’ll keep you posted!

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Camp Oven Cooking Demonstrations

Michael Patch is a very experienced camp oven cook, comfortable catering for a few mates or hundreds of people out of his camp ovens.  Michael will be demonstrating camp oven cooking skills and tips on Saturday and Sunday thought the day and if you’d like you can even buy some tasty camp oven tucker for…

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Chainsaw Artist

Watch Matty G throughout the festival as he skilfully sculpts animals out of wood with his chainsaws!  At  previous Tara Festivals we have watched with amazement as he has carved two large camels, a tiny emu and a kookaburra – just to name a few!   The camel Matty G carved out of Iron Bark…

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