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Events in and around Mareeba

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and Around Mareeba, Queensland

The town of Mareeba, located in Far North Queensland, is known for its rich culture and beautiful landscapes. This vibrant town boasts a range of exciting events throughout the year, perfect for all ages and interests. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a foodie, or just looking for a fun day out, Mareeba has something for everyone. Here are some of the most popular events taking place in and around Mareeba throughout the year.

1. Mareeba Rodeo

The Mareeba Rodeo is held every year in July and is one of the most highly anticipated events in the region. This action-packed event features bull riding, barrel racing, and other rodeo events, as well as live music, food stalls, and children's activities. The Mareeba Rodeo attracts visitors from all over the country, so be sure to book your tickets in advance.

When: July

Contact: Email: info@mareebarodeo.com.au

2. Mareeba Markets

Looking for a great way to spend a Sunday morning in Mareeba? Look no further than the Mareeba Markets! Held on the second and fifth Sunday of every month, the Mareeba Markets offer a variety of local produce, handmade crafts, and unique gifts. The atmosphere is lively and the products are top-quality, making the Mareeba Markets a must-visit for locals and visitors alike.

When: Second and fifth Sunday of every month

Contact: Phone: (07) 4092 5222

3. The Great Wheelbarrow Race

The Great Wheelbarrow Race is an annual event that takes runners over a grueling 140km, from Mareeba to Chillagoe. Participants run in teams of four, pushing a wheelbarrow that carries a 20kg bag of rice. The event attracts a wide range of participants, from professional runners to local residents. Even if you're not up for the challenge, the event is a great way to support the local community and enjoy some scenic views along the way.

When: May

Contact: Email: info@greatwheelbarrowrace.com

4. Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival

Although not technically held in Mareeba, the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is a popular event among locals. The carnival takes place over two days in September and features a range of horse racing events, as well as fashion competitions, live music, and delicious food and drinks. The carnival attracts visitors from all over the country and is a must-see for anyone who loves horse racing and the excitement of the track.

When: September

Contact: Phone: (07) 4054 1203

5. Tablelands Folk Festival

The Tablelands Folk Festival is held in nearby Yungaburra and is a popular event for lovers of music and culture. The festival features a range of folk and world music acts, as well as workshops, dance performances, and children's activities. The atmosphere is friendly and the scenery is beautiful, making the Tablelands Folk Festival a great way to spend a weekend in Far North Queensland.

When: October

Contact: Email: info@tablelandsfolkfestival.org.au

Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to Mareeba, there's always something exciting happening in this vibrant town. With a range of events taking place throughout the year, from horse racing to live music to local markets, there's something to suit every taste and interest. So why not plan your next trip to Mareeba and experience all that this wonderful town has to offer?