The National Rodeo Association’s richest and most prestigious rodeo series, the National Finals Rodeo at Toowoomba festival the 2017 Cully Fest at Toowoomba Showgrounds.

By Tristan Evert

If you thought the 2017 Cully Fest Outback & Aboriginal folk festival couldn’t possibly get any better, well think again. Cully Fest 2017 will now not only display adventure, music, arts, culture and food, but also one of Australia’s most entertaining rodeo’s. Unbelieve-a-bull right.

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The Cully Fest team are over the moon to announce the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is now becoming a major feature of Cully Fest in 2017 to be held 17-19 November at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Expect thrills, spills and more high flying action then ever before at one of Australia’s most impressive rodeo events.

The National Finals Rodeo at Toowoomba festival will showcase some of the countries most talented riders and livestock across a range of thrilling categories. Each November contestants battle it out for a top 12 finish to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo NFR with qualification based on season points from the National Rodeo Association standings (NRA) that year. Strap yourself in for a wide range of events including: Bull Ride, .Saddle Ride, Bareback Ride, Steer Wrestling, Rope and Tie, Team Roping, Barrel Race, Breakaway Roping and Steer Undercoating plus a range of junior events.

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The newly formed partnership comes as a significant benefit for patrons and one of Australia’s premier Rodeo Organisers, Jason Hall said the partnership would be the glitter on what is already two great Queensland events.

“It will benefit both events with wider exposure and potential to attract more people but the real winners will be those that attend,” Mr Hall said.

The National Finals Rodeo at Toowoomba festival Cully Fest go hand in hand as rodeos are synonymous with outback culture. There have been many spectacular past and present outback and Aboriginal cowboys and girls making the partnership a perfect fit.

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Once again in 2017, competitors are turning pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Tough Enough to Wear Pink provides a nationally recognised campaign for western events to promote breast cancer awareness and fundraising beneficial to local communities. Breast cancer has touched the lives of many in the rodeo community as well as families in the west and therefore the NRA are striving to give this important health issue top priority at the National Finals Rodeo at Toowoomba festival Cully Fest.

Cowgirls, Cowboys, volunteers and spectators are strongly encouraged to get behind a worthy cause by strutting pink to the National Finals Rodeo NFR. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) will receive a percentage of all proceeds from the event. The NBCF is the only national body funding life-changing breast cancer research with the money raised entirely by the Australian public. Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer facing Australia’s mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends, with eight of them falling victim each day.

A number of Toowoomba region cowboys and cowgirls will be vying for national titles. The animal athletes on show will also be represented by local stock contractors with bucking stock of the year contenders. The action will kick off at 5pm Friday 17 November 2017 starting with the juniors and go well into the evening with some great rodeo action.

National Finals Rodeo at Toowoomba festival ONLY admission is $25 for adults, $5 for children. There is also a great opportunity to access the festival from 9pm with a special offer being made to rodeo attendees booking online.  Bands performing on main stage at the festival from 9pm include Cruisin’ Deuces and The Settlement who will both get you rocking.  To get the best deal on a season pass to Cully Fest, which includes everything during the three day festival, if you purchase your Adult tickets by Oct 31 your kids 0-17 years can be ticketed for FREE saving up to $62 per child book now at  To check out the full festival program.

Three epic days of outback adventure, music, arts, culture and food for the whole family to enjoy.

The 2017 Cully Fest tickets are now on sale with some outstanding deals on the table.  BOOK NOW at

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