Rodeo Street Parade is Back in 2017
Southern Downs Regional Council is pleased to announce that the Rodeo Street Parade is back in 2017. On the last weekend of October every year, the nation's top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo - know far and wide as Australia's Most Famous.
The Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 people with competitors and horse travelling from every mainland state to complete, even some from overseas.
The rodeo is an event with something for everyone, from bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, rides, and attractions. Council is working closely with the Show and Rodeo Society to create and enhance strong links between the rodeo and the street parade.
Council's Manager Economic Development and Tourism, Scott Templeman, said that the parade is an important part of the whole rodeo experience and a chance for individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to celebrate the rodeo while showcasing themselves, their cause or their organisation all in the name of fun.
"The theme for the parade is Denim and Diamonds, which is also the theme for the Rodeo Queen Quest," said Mr Templeman. "The Parade will feature the Rodeo Queens and some professional rodeo competitors."
Portfolio Councillor Events Sport and Recreation Yve Stocks said that feedback from the community supported the return of the parade. "I encourage all individuals, groups and organisation to think about how they can participate with creativity, fun and colour. I'm confident that the Warwick community will support and enjoy the parade," said Cr Stocks.
The date of the parade is Saturday 28th October, and will commence at 10am, in the cooler part of the day.
Float Categories include:
- Best in Theme
- School Exhibit
- Business and Commercial
- Club, Sport or other organisation
- Decorated Bike (children)
$500 Prize money will be awarded to winners of every category except the Decorated Bike category which will receive $100.
Interested organisations should fill in a registration form and return with a $10 cash entry fee to the Warwick Visitor Information Centre by 5pm Friday 20th October.
The route of the parade will be along Palmerin Street from Victoria Street to Fitzroy Street and back. Anyone considering entering the parade will need to be able to turn at the Fitzroy Street round-a-bout.
Float entry forms are available at the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or on Council's website (see link below).