Friday, October 5, 2012
Jundah Outback Oktoberfest (4WD Adventures)
Oktoberfest originated from the celebrations that took place during the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in Germany in October 1810.
Locals and visitors alike were encouraged to help commemorate the royal event by enjoying a large range of traditional beer and food whilst joining in festivities including horse racing and a parade.
The Jundah Outback Oktoberfest is held in conjunction with annual races including; the Woolly Caulfield Cup, Jundah Annual Race Meeting and the Inaugural Push Pull & Pedal Billy Cart Bash.
The town of Jundah is located approximately 1200kms west of Brisbane, in Queensland. Jundah is the administrative hub of the Barcoo Shire and the largest of the 3 towns in the shire, with roughly 100 people residing in the town.
Jundah was an Opal mining town for approximately 20 years in the early 20th Century, however today; sheep and cattle are the main supporting industries around the shire.
The Jundah Outback Oktoberfest is held in October of each year. The weekend festival is jam-packed full of fun and entertainments for all ages with;
The Woolly Caulfield Cup– a full race day of sheep racing featuring ‘monkey jockeys’,
The Jundah Annual Race Meeting– a full race day (from 12 noon to 12 midnight) of horse racing, also featuring ‘fashions on the field’,
The Inaugural Push Pull & Pedal Billy Cart Bash– Billy cart races for all age categories featuring a range of prizes (entry fee applies),
There will also be traditional dress, traditional food, alcoholic beverages for the adults served by ‘Beer Wenches ‘- with steins, schnapps and Erdinger Bier (specially imported from Germany), live music with a German theme, musical games and dances and street stalls.
There is food and beverage available throughout the weekend, bookies, bar and stables available for racing events. Accommodation ranges from camping along the Thompson River, powered sites at the Jundah Caravan Park and room accommodation at the Jundah Hotel.
So, for a relaxing atmosphere, fun for all and a ‘taste’ of Germany, pack-up the family, friends and camping gear and head on out to The Jundah Outback Oktoberfest!
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