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Merrijig Rodeo is a fantastic family-oriented APRA associated annual event, held Saturday of the March Labour Day Weekend and is the second event in the Kyabram, Merrijig, Chiltern APRA Tri-Series.

Merrijig Rodeo Grounds at McCormack Park Merrijig are nestled in the heart of the High Country below Mt Buller,part of the Great Dividing Range, the action packed event couldn’t be set in a more picturesque location, in fact Merrijig was the setting for the highly successful “Man From Snowy River I 1982 & II 1988” movies, such was the natural beauty of the area.

Complete with kid friendly sideshow entertainments(Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult), a variety of food stalls & a licensed bar (BYO Alcohol is PROHIBITED), there is something for every member of the family to enjoy.

The Merrijig Rodeo Includes the following events:

  • Bareback
  • Barrel Race
  • Break Away Roping
  • Bull Ride
  • Saddle Bronc
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Local Steer Ride

And more, with sideshow entertainment such as dodgem cars, mechanical bull and jumping castle.

There is an ATM facility on site, Cash Only licensed bar selling canned beer, premixed spirits and wine. Due to license restrictions, Drinks are limited to four (4) per person/serve, Spirits, 2 per person/serve. Under 18years and intoxicated patrons will be refused service.

There is also a BBQ kitchen serving steak sandwiches and sausages and other food stalls available.

There will be unique Merrijig Rodeo merchandise to purchase on the day or online via Email: merrijigrodeo@yahoo.com.

Saturday 7th March 2020
Gates open at midday.
Junior Rodeo begins at 2pm
Main event beginning at 6.30 p.m.


Adults (17yrs +) $30
Accompanied Children (under 17) Free

Beat the queue by purchasing your tickets online.

Buy Tickets


Unpowered sites with shared toilets.
Available Saturday night only.

$25 per vehicle.
Can be pre-purchased with online tickets.

Camping Rules


$15 return
Board the bus and purchase your ticket on arrival at the rodeo.

Depart Mansfield: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
Depart Rodeo: 10pm, 11pm
Two Stops for pick up and drop off:

MMBL Depot 137 High St & Cnr of Timothy Lane & Mt Buller Rd.

President :- Beau Purcell
Secretary:- Donna Howton
Treasurer:- Robyn Baddeley

Committee:- Andrew Jurrjens, Robert Purcell, Darren Reed, Helena Simpkin, Dani Stefanutti, Susan Taylor, Noel Willaton.