The Merrijig Rodeo is a fantastic family orientated APRA associated annual event. Held every Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend. It is the second of the Kyabram, Merrijig, Chiltern APRA Tri-Series. Complete with terrific kid friendly sideshow entertainments, a variety of food stalls & a licensed bar (BYO Alcohol is PROHIBITED & Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an Adult.), there is literally something for every member of the family to enjoy.
Gates open at midday.
Junior Rodeo beginning at 1 p.m.
Main event beginning at 6.30 p.m.
Drinks are limited to four (4) per person or, if spirits, 2 per person.
Committee members are:-
Beau Purcell Chairperson
Robyn Baddeley Treasurer/SecretaryCommittee: Helena Simpkin, Sharon Simpkin, Noel Willaton, Andrew Jurrjens,Susan Taylor, Darren Reed, Robert Purcell, Peter Baddeley.
Adults(18+) – $30
Children(17+under) – Free. But Must Be Accompanied By An Adult.
Senior/Pensioner – $20
The Merrijig Rodeo Includes the following events:
– Barrel Race
– Break Away Roping
– Bull Ride
– Saddle Bronc
– Steer Wrestling
– Local Steer Ride
As well as plenty of sideshow entertainment such as stalls, mechanical bull and face painting.
There is a Cash Only licensed bar. Selling cans of beer, premixed spirits and wine. Due to license restrictions, we can only supply 2 drinks per person at any time. Under 18 year olds and intoxicated patrons will be refused service.
There is also a BBQ kitchen serving steak sandwiches and sausages and other food stalls will be available.
Camping available Saturday night only – cost $25.00 per vehicle
$10 Per Person Each Way
Departs Mansfield MMBL Depot 5pm – 6pm – 7pm
Returns Mansfield MMBL Depot 10pm – 11pm
Nestled in the heart of Merrijig at the foot of the High Country & Mt Buller in the Great Dividing Range on Merrijig Rodeo Grounds at McCormack Park, the action packed event couldn’t be set in a more beautiful location, in fact Merrijig was the setting for both of the highly successful “Man From Snowy River” movies, such was the natural beauty of the place, not to mention the Cattlemen & Horsemen & women who inhabit it.
There will be genuine and unique Merrijig Rodeo merchandise exclusive to the event (though purchases can be made via email contact). Fun & Good times are a given & there are always genuine cowboys & cowgirls a plenty.
Secretary/Treasurer – Robyn Baddeley
Committee – Helena Simpkin, Evan Houston, Sharyn Simpkin, Noel Willaton & Steve Simpkin