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Blackall-Tambo Events – Come and join in the fun!

Make your trip to Blackall-Tambo even more memorable by attending an event in the region. From agricultural shows to country racing and art exhibitions; events occur throughout the year and all are welcome to attend.

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April 2019

Blackall Agents Race Day

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blackall Racecourse, Blackall Racecourse
Blackall, QLD 4472 Australia
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Free
Races at Blackall

Blackall Agents Race Day - Gates open at 12.00pm, first race at 1.30pm. 5 Race program. Bookmakers and Sky Channel. Fashions of the Field. Bar & Canteen.
Races at Blackall are lively events enjoyed by locals and the wider western community, celebrating a great Queensland pastime and a unique country community event. Theme: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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Take on Tambo Tonite

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EE Parr Park, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Free

“Take on Tambo, Tonite” is being put together by the Tambo Tourism and Business Association, and will showcase the very best that Tambo has to offer! With local stall holders, food vendors and entertainment at our markets and late night shopping at local participating businesses, make Tambo your number 1 stop on your way to Winton’s Way Out West Fest! It will be a fun, food, music and market filled night held on the 23rd of April.

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Anzac Day – Tambo

April 25
Tambo Dam, Tambo Lake Park
Tambo, QLD 4478 Australia
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There will be Dawn Service and breakfast at the Tambo Dam, followed by a general service and presentation at the Tambo Shire cenotaph later in the morning.

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Anzac Day – Blackall

April 25
Blackall Memorial Park, Memorial Park
Blackall, QLD 4472 Australia
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Blackall has an annual Dawn Service and breakfast at the Memorial Park.

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Tambo Stock Show

April 27
Tambo Racecourse, Tambo Racecourse
Tambo, QLD 4478 Australia
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Tambo Stock Show - a great day for the whole family! The Tambo Stock Show is an annual one-day agricultural ‘showcase’ of the district with an emphasis on family entertainment, including sheep, wool, horse & cattle competitions, push bikes, motor bikes along displays of art, craft, fashion & live entertainment.

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May 2019

Blackall Show

May 3 - May 4
Blackall Showgrounds, Blackall Showground
Blackall, QLD 4472 Australia
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The Blackall Show is an annual event presented by the Barcoo Pastoral Society, to bring together and celebrate the culture, industries and spirit of our local community.

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Blackall Show – Friday Night Cocktail Party

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Blackall Cultural Centre, Shamrock St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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Friday Night Cocktail Party Make it a FULL weekend at the #BlackallShow2019 by attending the Friday Night Cocktail Party. Flights from Brisbane land Friday morning - and accommodation is available too, so pack up the whole team and join us on the 3-4th May in Blackall

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Belles of the Barcoo Unite – Mother’s Day

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$25
Mother's Day Blackall Tambo

Blackall & Tambo QCWA are collaborating to bring together a Mother’s Day high tea, markets with an array of inspirational guest speakers on Sunday 12th of May, 2019.
Speakers include holistic GP, Dr Catherine Bartholomew, comedian, Julie Cross and vet, Dr Jaqui Tickell.

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‘Out There’ – 5 day artist retreat with artist John Lovett

May 15 @ 8:30 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Blackall Living Arts Centre, Hawthorn St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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$2100
Watercolour workshop

Discover the Outback and capture memories of a lifetime along with increasing your knowledge in your chosen art medium with an exceptional tutor guiding your journey. Price includes Blackall accommodation, meals, transfers, tutor and workshop fees. All levels welcome, including non-painting partners. Payment Plans available.

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Tambo Polocrosse

May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Tambo Polocrosse Grounds, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Tambo Polocrosse

2019 annual Tambo Annual multi-horse Polocrosse Carnival. 6-person side in a mixed competition. 1 game Saturday and 1 game Sunday. State Players can also participate in the club carnival.

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Business Goal Setting Workshop

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Free
Queensland small business week

Learn how to set and achieve goals that promote quantum leaps. Also teaches the process of setting and achieving family and team goals. You will set goals that inspire you, which helps to move you forward and keep you motivated to achieve great results.

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Dress the Central West

May 31 @ 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Blackall Cultural Centre, Shamrock St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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$20

Dress the Central West has been a collaborative journey that has inspired, engaged, encouraged and empowered local people within central west communities to find “Beauty within the Drought”. The Gala productions will showcase regional designers, models, dancers and avant garde make-up artists and local hair stylists.

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Tambo Campdraft

May 31 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 10:00 pm
Tambo Campdraft Grounds and Mayne Pavillion, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Free

The Tambo Campdraft will be held on the first weekend of June. A fantastic, family weekend that brings the community together. Competitors and onlookers enjoy admiring the skill and horsemanship involved in this great sport. 3 days wheeling Wagyu steers, a kids Gymkhana,  great facilities with food and drinks available all weekend. Local entertainment on Saturday night.

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June 2019

Queensland Men’s Sand Greens Championships – Tambo

June 7 - June 9
Tambo Golf Club, Alpha Rd
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$50
Golf in Tambo

Tambo Golf Club plays host to the 2019 Men's Sand Greens Championship from the 7th to 9th of June 2019. The Four-Ball Championship (Separate Registration) will be played on Friday and the 36 hole Championship on Saturday and Sunday. Meal Package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Entries close on Wednesday 22nd May at 5.00pm

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Drone Photography Workshop with Fiona Lake

June 8 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Blackall Living Arts Centre, Hawthorn St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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$40
drone photography art wrokshop

Drone Photography Workshop with Fiona Lake This 2 day workshop is only available to regional artists

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Whispers from the Grasslands – Local artists exhibition

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$20

An exhibition of works in a range of media showcasing the talents of outback artists.

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Tour de Tambo – Bike Ride

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tambo Racecourse, Tambo Racecourse
Tambo, QLD 4478 Australia
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$15 – $50

Join members of Tambo's Isolated Parents and Children's Association to take on the Ward Road Bike ride. There is a ride to suit everyone. 80km Mountain Bike Ride $50 80km All bitumen Bike Ride $50 40km All bitumen Bike Ride $50 25km Bike Ride – $30adult/$15kids 10km Bike Ride - $30 adult/$15kids

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St Joseph’s Charity Campdraft

June 28 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
Blackall Showgrounds, Blackall Showground
Blackall, QLD 4472 Australia
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Free
campdraft Blackall

A fantastic, family weekend that brings the community together. Competitors and onlookers enjoy admiring the skill and horsemanship involved in this great sport. A full 3 day program  of action with food and drinks available all weekend. Open final will be held under lights on Saturday evening. Bar & BBQ operating until late along with a movie night for the kids.

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July 2019

Meet the Artists

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Free
Art Gallery Artists

Come and meet local artists from Blackall and Tambo and enjoy their current exhibition of work, 'Whispers from the Grasslands'. Enjoy a free morning tea of scones, coffee, great company and wonderful local art.

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Blackall Winter Races

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Blackall Racecourse, Blackall Racecourse
Blackall, QLD 4472 Australia
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Races at Blackall

Blackall's Winter Races are coming up on Saturday 20th July. Be sure to mark it in your calendar and join us for a great day of country racing! Races at Blackall are lively events enjoyed by locals and the wider western community, celebrating a great Queensland pastime and a unique country community event.

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August 2019

Tambo Races

August 3
Tambo Racecourse, Tambo Racecourse
Tambo, QLD 4478 Australia
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Country Racing at its best! Tambo's August Ladies Day Races is an annual event presented by the oldest Race Club west of the Great Dividing Range.

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Larry & the Dame

August 9 @ 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tambo Shire Hall, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Free
Larry & the Dame

Larry and the Dame is a light-hearted cabaret/comedy for audiences who love music and laughter, and attending a show that has a few underlying witty jokes.
CARITA FARRER SPENCER brings together, the theatrical cyclone that is The Fabulous Dame Farrar and the International Sex-Symbol, Larry Paradiseo in this world-class DOUBLE ACT (with herself).

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Better in Blackall Festival

August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 11:00 pm
Shamrock St, Shamrock St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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Combining the best that Blackall has to offer, the outback explodes into a five-day festival packed with local grazing plates, sunset wine tastings, street parties, art and cultural displays, billycart races, BBQ cook-offs, live music and a swag load of familiar faces, including country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley. Life is #betterinblackall.

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Blackall Cultural Association’s Annual Art Exhibition

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blackall Cultural Centre, Shamrock St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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Free

The annual art exhibition and competition has been running for over 20 years  has built up a solid reputation as the place for artists to display, compete and sell their art works. The 2019 Exhibition opening night and award presentation will be no exception with over $9000 in prize money on offer.

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2019 Acrylic Workshop & Retreat with artist Craig Penny

August 17 @ 8:30 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Blackall Living Arts Centre, Hawthorn St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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$40
Art workshop in Blackall

2019 Acrylic Workshop with Craig Penny The 2 day workshop is available to regional artists only. “Out There” 5 Day Artist Retreat with Acrylic and ‘Pen and Wash’ Watercolorist Craig Penny When: 21 – 25 August 2019 Cost:  $2100 p/p – 5 Days 6 Nights *Price includes Blackall accommodation, meals, transfers, tutor and workshop fees. All levels welcome, including non-painting partners. Payment plans available.

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Tambo Tavern Strutters Ball

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tambo Tavern, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$75.00

Get your dancing shoes on and secure your ticket by phoning 07 46546 109

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September 2019

Lighthorse Display at Ram Park

September 2 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ram Park, Blackall, Cnr Shamrock St and St Andrews St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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Free

Mr Mick Bachelor is an Australian Lighthorse enthusiast and he will be in attendance at Ram Park with his horses and all his Lighthorse equipment, there to display and answer questions. The day has been enabled with the support of Sheree Hourston Veterinary Services Blackall, L & G Russell Mt Macquarie Pastoral, P W Skewes Solicitors Blackall and Scobie Saddlery Blackall

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Beaus of the Barcoo

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tambo Shire Hall, 10 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$40

Beaus of the Barcoo is a one off event to directly deliver mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals and families within our community.

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2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour in Blackall

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blackall Racecourse, Racecourse Rd
Blackall, Queensland 4477 Australia
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$10
Melbourne Cup tour to Blackall

The Cup is coming to Blackall!
Stopping at the Barcoo Retirement Village, St Joseph's School, The Lodge on Hawthorn, Blackall State School and Blackall Racecourse.

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Tambo Outback Rodeo

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tambo Campdraft Grounds and Mayne Pavillion, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$1

Fast paced, exciting sports event involving horses and other livestock, designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls. Features of the event will be the Open Bull and Bronc Rides, with a  Mini Bull event for the kids. Food and music, and the bar will be operating until late.

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