The Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) will host the John Dee Warwick Rodeo Street Parade with the theme Rose and Rodeomaking making Warwick’s CBD come alive with vibrant colours and community spirit on Saturday 27 October.

Schools, businesses, sports teams and community groups are encouraged to come together and let their imaginations run wild to help celebrate one of Warwick’s most loved events. There will be cash prizes up for grabs across categories including Best in Theme, School Exhibit, Business and Commercial; Clubs sport or other organisation as well as for best Decorated Bike (children). An iconic Warwick event, the annual parade returned in 2017 after a short hiatus and is a long-standing tradition and popular highlight of the Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft. Every year on the last weekend of October, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo.

Councillor for Events, Sport and Recreation Yve Stocks said the Rodeo Street Parade is a wonderful way to embrace community spirit while participating in a vibrant and colourful event. “The Warwick Rodeo is one of the biggest events on the Southern Downs Calendar and of course, Australia’s most famous!” Cr Stocks said it is a valuable opportunity for clubs, schools and community groups to promote themselves in this iconic street parade, showcasing the strong community spirit, teamwork and enthusiasm with a vibrant and colourful celebration. “So much work, imagination and creativity are put into the floats every year and I can’t wait to see what is inspired by this year’s theme, Rose and Rodeo,” said Cr Stocks.

The 2018 Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft runs from Monday 22 to Sunday 28 October at Warwick Showgrounds.

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