Buses will run to the Showground every 30 minutes between 3pm – 1am
from the Touch Football Grounds, Old Colts Clubhouse
for a gold coin donation

Licensed Event – No BYO
Drinks Tickets Available on the day

Skip the queue!
Pre-purchase your Drink Tickets at Ayr Showgrounds Front Ticket Box

TUESDAY 14th August from 4:30pm     |     WEDNESDAY 15th August from 9:00am

Saturday 18th August

2PM Gates open

Main Gate and Craig St Gates will both be open.
For those who have pre-booked Camping, access is through Mackenzie St gate.

4PM Junior Events

Our Rodeo begins with our youngest competitors displaying their skills. Don’t be fooled these little cowboys are future bucking Bullriders.

  • Poddy Rides
  • Junior Steer Ride

6PM Main Parade

Keely Johnson and Budd Williamson will be introducing all of our competing Cowboys even the littlest ones!
National Anthem will be sung by Keely.

6PM – 9PM Junior & Senior Events

The Rodeo continues with the last of our Junior Competitions followed by our Senior Cowboys proving they have what it takes to be the event champions in what is sure to be a nail-biting, edge of your seat bull bucking show.

  • Mr Paramedic Mini Bulls Ride
  • Junior Bullride
  • Novice Bullride
  • Open Bullride
  • Steve White Management Shootout

The Rodeo will conclude with the presentation of the winners.

9PM KJB Band with Keely Johnson

KJB lead by Keely Johnson will keep you entertained you with their renditions of familiar songs and Keely’s own compilations as they ready you for the headline act.


Auctioned by The Wolfe Brothers, The Golden Octopus Foundation’s well known and much loved Ambassador Lee Kernaghan has personally signed this guitar for our event.

A treasure for guitarists and country music lovers alike, make sure you bring your wallets and remember every dollar raised goes to towards kids with cancer.


10PM – 12pm The Wolfe Brothers

Be entertained by Australia’s favourite country music band.
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting country rock bands to emerge out of Australia; the band delivers from the heart with superb musical skills, great songs and a strong connection with their fans.

Big Screen in Wet Area for Rodeo & Concert so no need to put down your drinks!

Sunday 19th August

9AM Gates Open

9:30AM Registrations close

Want to get in on the action?
Entrants are accepted right up to half an hour before the event!

All registrations must be finalised by 9:30am

10AM Ute Muster

An impressive array of aussie utes will be on display, each vying for top prize in their selected categories.
If you admire a vehicle, vote for it in the People’s Choice category.

  • Best BnS Ute Best Bull Bar
  • Best Chick’s Ute
  • Best Feral Ute
  • Best Street Ute
  • Best 4X4 Ute
  • Best Work Ute
  • Best Classic Ute
  • Best Flag Display
  • Best Light Display
  • Loudest 6 Cylinder Exhaust
  • Loudest 8 Cylinder Exhaust
  • Best Stereo System Sound & Install
  • People’s Choice

10AM – 3PM Country Music Performances

Enjoy a stellar line up of country music artists throughout the day including Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year, Mason Hope, Up and Coming Country Music Star  Amanda Faulkner and Graduate of the CMAA Junior and Senior Academy of Country Music Jack McDougall.

10:00AM – 11:00AM  – Jack McDougall

11:30AM – 12:30AM – Amanda Faulkner

 1:00PM   –  2:00PM – Mason Hope

Children’s entertainment and stalls both days


  • Big Slide*
  • Jungle Fun House Jumping Castle*
  • Face Painting*
  • Bungee Tramp
  • Sideshow Games* Included in Admission


  • Talkin’ Timbers Homewares & Frames
  • Haiko and Huna – Handcrafted Leather & Cow-Hide Bags and Accessories
  • City 2 Country Clothing
  • Bullzye Australia Merchandise 
  • Golden Octopus Foundation Merchandise
  • RUM Weekend Merchandise
  • Keely Johnson Merchandise
  • Bella Bambini Jewellery


  • Cold Drinks
  • Hot Drinks
  • Confectionery
  • Antipastos
  • Chips
  • Deep Fried Potato Slinkies
  • Burgers & Sausages
  • German Sausages – Bratwurst, Rote Wurst, Kransky
  • Hot Dogs
  • American Style Burgers
  • Ribs
  • Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Cuban Sandwiches
  • Filipino Foods
  • Hot Breakfast – Sunday only