Start planning those Rodeo floats

The John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade will return in 2018 and the Southern Downs Regional Council is calling on the community to start creating floats for the spectacular.

Warwick’s CBD will come alive with vibrant colours and community spirit on Saturday, 27 October when floats inspired by this year’s theme, ‘Rose and Rodeo’, take to the streets.

Schools, businesses, sporting teams and community groups are encouraged to come together and let their imaginations run wild to help celebrate one of Warwick’s most loved events.

There is $500 cash prizes up for grabs across four categories including Best in Theme, School Exhibit, Business and Commercial; Clubs sport or other organisation. $100 will be awarded for best Decorated Bike (children).

An iconic Warwick event, the annual parade returned in 2017 after a short hiatus and is a long-standing tradition and popular highlight of the Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft.

Every year on the last weekend of October, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo, known far and wide as ‘Australia’s Most Famous’.

The 2018 Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft runs from October 22-28 2018 at Warwick Showgrounds.

Registrations for the John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade will close 5pm Friday, 19 October 2018. Registration forms are available at Warwick Visitor Information Centre at Town Hall or contact events@sdrc.qld.gov.au

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