Shearers Shindig

Shearers Shindig

Shearers Shindig

Shearers Shindig 2022 is two days of fun! From Market stalls, and a theatre performance to the Roof Top Express Show and Quick Shear competition. Plus two awesome bands are coming!

Fri 20 May and Sat 21 May 2022, we are proud to present to you the “Shearers Shindig”, Thargomindah.

Two full days of fun, this is an epic outback adventure you do not want to miss.

The Adventure Way, aptly named, is the road that takes you from Brisbane to Thargomindah and captures a trail of legendary Outback towns as well as the iconic Music in the Mulga festival which is held the weekend before The Shearers Shindig. Once you arrive in Thargomindah, there are so many things to explore. And besides the fantastic accommodation options in Thargomindah such as the Explorers Caravan Park, Oasis Motel and Bulloo River Hotel we now also offer our “Bulloo Riverside” free camp ground.

To kick off the event on Friday 20 May, we head over to the Football oval which will be THE PLACE TO BE for the weekend ahead. At 9am we will offer a Shearers Breakfast with local legends Dogga & Ferrit talking ‘everything shearing’, from equipment needed to why speed is important. 

With full bellies we are ready for a full day of fun and entertainment with market stalls, big stage open mic, “RAVA Productions” performance *Charlotte’s Web*, food vendors, the Shearers Shindig Colour Run/walk. Participate or watch on as young and the young at heart turn into walking rainbows. 

After we all get cleaned up, or if you don’t mind being colourful for the afternoon, pull up a hay bale for a meet and greet with our evening entertainment, the Roof Top Express show’s stars and performers.  A little in site to their performance at 6pm.   

Last but not least we dance and party until the wee hours with 80’s Party Train and country rock sensation, The Redneck Gentlemen. Bar and Food available all day.

Saturday 21 May, the day of the MAIN EVENT starts at 10am.  After markets and open mic walk ups in the morning, we have the Thargo Cup, featuring the famous Noah’s pig Races. 

All of this fun leads up to our main event and we are proud to present THE SHEARERS SHINDIG - QUICK SHEAR COMPETITION. This event showcases the wool industry which put us on the map and it also recognises and celebrates the talent of our local, national and international shearers. Sheep shearing is the most iconic trade in rural Australia with every shearer’s ability measured by the number of sheep they can shear in a day. Bar and Food available all day.

After such a true blue Ozzie competition what better way to finish our event then with the band “The Redneck Gentlemen”.  They will keep the big stage rocking and close off this EPIC OUTBACK ADVENTURE that is THE SHEARERS SHINDIG.

Entre Fees for 2 day pass: Adults (18yrs +) $55; Pensioner (65yrs +) $40; Youth (13-17yrs) $40; Child (12yrs & Under) $30; Family $200 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children).  

Date: 20th May 2022

Location: Thargomindah Sports Oval 45 Powell Street
Thargomindah Qld 4492

Cost: From $55 to $200

Time: 09:00 - 11:55