AUGUST 2-4th 2019

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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 Performance

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 7 races on Saturday and another 7 on Sunday.

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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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Whip Cracking Demonstrations

Stewart Bryant will demonstrate whip cracking skills at the country music stage throughout Saturday and Sunday. Stewart grew up in Yea and after seeing the movie “The Man from Snowy River”, decided he would learn to crack a whip. Stewart was eight years old when he made his first whip from pieces of baler twine…

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Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

Tara had a proud history in wool production and shearers from the local area will demonstrate the skills of sheep shearing throughout Saturday and Sunday in the festival grounds.  Find the sheep shearing near the Festival Store / Information.

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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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Bollywood Dancing Workshops & Henna Tattoos

Bollywood Dhamaka is a Brisbane based dance group dedicated purely to the art of Bollywood, Traditional, Folk and Classical dances.  They are one of the very well known Dance institutes in Queensland and we are thrilled to have them join us at Tara Festival! See them perform Bollywood Dance hits in colourful and lively Dance Performances.   Get involved…

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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 (somewhere around $10 per ride).

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