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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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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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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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Pastel Workshop

August 3 @ 8:30 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Blackall Living Arts Centre, Hawthorn St
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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$40
Pastel art workshop in Blackall

2019 Pastel Workshop and Retreat with artist Lyn Diefenbach The 2 day workshop is only available to regional artists. Out There Retreat: 7 – 11 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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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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Past to Present

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - October 4 @ 6:30 pm
Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$15
art exhibition Tambo

$15 per person, meal provided, bar operating on Saturday August 10.

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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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September 2019

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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Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - September 21 @ 8:30 pm
Tambo Campdraft Grounds and Mayne Pavillion, Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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FREE

Head to the home of the famous Tambo Teddies for their annual teddy bears picnic; a fun filled family day. Bears and their owners are invited to visit Tambo to join in the fun of country games, music and mayhem of the teddy bear parade and teddy bear challenges. And for adventurous teddy bears, a flight from the teddy bear catapult. There will be rides, market stalls and plenty of entertainment for young and old.

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Tambo Clay Target – Two Day Shoot

September 21 @ 8:30 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Tambo Racecourse, Dawson Development Rd
Tambo, Queensland 4478
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$80 – $135

The annual Two- Day Shoot will be held over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Events range from single barrel to double barrel handicaps and championships.  

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Shoot the Outback – Blackall

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blackall Clay Target Club, Evora Rd
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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A mid-week competition in Blackall between the Tambo and Scrubby Creek two-day shoots. 50 Targets Points and 50 Target Continental competition. For more information contact the Blackall Clay Target Club 4657 5955.

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October 2019

Queensland Outback Geocaching Muster

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
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Free
Geocaching in Blackall and Tambo

Whether you are a new or current geocacher, come to the outback to discover new and exciting geocaches and have FUN!

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Gifted Country by John Elliott

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Photographer and writer John Elliott has been taking portraits of people who make Australian music for over 30 years and this exhibition brings together a selection of his iconic images of stars such as Chad Morgan, Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers and Shane Howard.

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November 2019

Colour Me Happy

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Coolibah Walk, Dawson Development Rd
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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$15

Family friendly fun walk with loads of colour & laughter.
Suitable for all ages and  abilities (pram friendly).
$15 Adults - $10 Children- $5 Shirts

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Christmas Bonanza Markets

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Market Day
Tambo Shire Hall, 10 Arthur St
Tambo, Queensland 4478 Australia
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Tambo markets

Tambo State School Markets is your opportunity to purchase homemade giftware, homewares, arts & crafts, baking, fruit & veges and plants - the ultimate Christmas Shopping experience

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100 Target Challenge Event – Blackall

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blackall Clay Target Club, Evora Rd
Blackall, Queensland 4472 Australia
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Part of the Western Queensland world-series 100 target  handicap. A regional clay target competition across the central west. The highest points scorer over the 100 targets wins! For more information contact the Blackall Clay Target Club on 4657 5954.

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Tambo 100 Target Challenge Event

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tambo Racecourse, Dawson Development Rd
Tambo, Queensland 4478
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Part of the Western Queensland world-series 100 target  handicap. A regional clay target competition across the central west. The highest points scorer over the 100 targets wins! For more information contact the Target Clay Target Club on 4654 6197.

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