What’s Oninwarwick

Annual Events

WARWICK RODEO:

On the last full weekend of October every year, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo – known far and wide as “Australia’s Most Famous”. The riders and the bucking stock come together to try and prove the old saying wrong – “never the horse that couldn’t be rode, never the rider that couldn’t be throwed”. Warwick Rodeo was immortalized in song by Australian country music legend Buddy Williams in the early 1940s but well before then, (read more)

WARWICK JUMPERS AND JAZZ FESTIVAL:

Queensland’s quirky winter festival happens in Warwick each July. A platform for the arts and a celebration of all that is wonderful about winter, the festival’s success is due to the community embracing the chill and the opportunity to be inspired by vibrant music and art.  The first Festival was in 2004. Since then the growth and appeal of the Festival has been remarkable. The number of trees “wrapped in art” has more than doubled. (read more)

LEYBURN SPRINTS:

The Leyburn Sprints are held in August every year and is a great weekend for all the family.  The town comes alive as thousands flock to the town to watch the cars race through the streets.  You may even see some famous faces wandering in the crowd with the likes of Dick Johnson and Shane Webke having previously been in attendance.  Located just 40 minutes west of Warwick this charming little town is also home to the Royal Hotel which was built in 1863 and is Queensland’s oldest continually licenced pub which is standing room only when the sprints come to town. (read more)