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 McKinlay (McKinlay Shire) Christmas Tree 2017

WHEN: Saturday 23rd December 2017
WHERE:  QCWA Hall, McKinlay
WHAT TIME:  6.30pm

Soft drinks are being donated by the Walkabout Creek Hotel so please support them.
CWA is providing a BBQ dinner, ladies please bring a desert. BYO alcohol.

Parents of children under 12yrs are to call JC News on 4746 7322 and tell Ellen if male or female, age and name by Wednesday the 20th December so the presents can be delivered by mail on Thursday.

Jumping castle for the kids!

The raffle this year will be a nice juicy leg of ham.
All welcome

Supported by United Care!

Oh, and the most important thing........Santa arrives at 8pm!







26th January: Australia Day Celebrations






13th - 15th April: Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival


Julia Creek, within the McKinlay Shire, has hosted the Dirt & Dust Festival since its modest beginnings. Like all good stories, it all began in 1994 with a couple of locals spinning yarns over the bar at the Town & Country Club, coming up with ways to put Julia Creek on the map.

Julia Creek now plays host to three jam-packed days of fun and entertainment.

Experience real outback hospitality when the tiny North West Queensland outback town of Julia Creek swells from 300 people to over 3,000 in one weekend!

See the gutsy outback triathlon teams in action, back a winner at the Artesian Express Outback Horse Races, experience the best grown Red Claw in Queensland, kick on till late with the nightly outdoor concerts, get muddy amongst the Bog Snorkelling or check out the spectacular Bull Ride, sanctioned by PBR.

(Images courtesy of Dirt 'n' Dust Festival Organisers)

PBR Bullriding - Bog Snorkelling - Horse Races
Country Tastes Luncheon - Novelty Events
Junior & Senior Triathlon - and much, much more!

For more info on all the events and details, please visit:


TBA May: Julia Creek Campdraft

4th June: Queensland Week Celebrations

18th June: McKinlay Races

TBA 30th June-3rd July: Saxby Round Up Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana 
or download the Event poster

TBA 16th July, 30th July, 12th November: Julia Creek Turf Club Races

TBA 19th-21st August: Sedan Dip Races, Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft





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