What is R.U.M?

Rodeo, Utes and Music. Combine the three and you have our Burdekin RUM Weekend. Proudly presented by The Golden Octopus Foundation, this unique event attracts some of the best bull riders and rodeo supporters in Australia. Country Music lovers were entertained by the impressive line up of performers while Ute owners from across the state displayed their prized possessions for the enjoyment of all enthusiasts.
Attendees cheered on some of Australia’s best Bull Riders, including our ambassador Budd Williamson. These cowboys were so skilled that our program actually ran a little short due to there being no accidents or incidents to slow proceedings! Saturday night saw the crowd dancing away with live entertainment from the Keely Johnson Band (KJB), followed by RUM's headline event, Australia’s biggest Country Rock Band, The Wolfe Brothers. Sunday presented another action-packed day with our very own Ute Muster accompanied by a stellar line up of country music artists including Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year, Mason Hope, Up and Coming Country Music Star (as well as avid Ute owner), Amanda Faulkner and Graduate of the CMAA Junior and Senior Academy of Country Music Jack McDougall.


Budd Williamson | Ambassador

Budd Williamson|Burdekin RUM Weekend Ambasssador

Events & Entertainment

Rodeo.Utes.Music. There's something for everyone at the Burdekin RUM Weekend!


A huge thank you to our generous Sponsors for 2018
Bullzye Gear Townsville - $2000 Sponsor
Rotary Club of Ayr
Burdekin Shire Council - $2000 Sponsor
South 32 Logo - $2000 Sponsor
Stephen White Management - $5000 Sponsor
Lone Wolf Security - $2000 Sponsor
Burdekin Seafood Hut Logo
Mark Hudson Engineering
Crown Hotel Home Hill
BMS Lasersat
DF & DL Drain Transport - $5000 Sponsor


Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries:  
E-mail: rum@goldenoctopusfoundation.org.au Phone: Cathy Johnson - 0428 129 226