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The Ernest Henry Mining Curry Merry Muster Festival, held over the first weekend in August, promises an action packed weekend full of extreme sports, entertainment and fun for the whole family in a unique outback location.

Witness the thrills and spills of over 400 competitors battling it out in Australia’s highest single pay out professional rodeo. Unwind with bush poetry, enjoy live bands or take the kids along to the Teddy Bears Picnic.

Watch the streets come to life with the Street Parade then dance the night away at the Bushman’s Bash where live bands and dust will blow.

For a true taste of the Australian Outback and an opportunity to experience real country hospitality you’re encouraged to gather your friends, your family, your partner or just your favourite pair of jeans and cowboy boots and make the trek out to the friendly heart of the outback, Cloncurry.

Cloncurry is 120 kilometres east of Mount Isa, the Curry Merry Muster Festival has been running since 1955.

Curry Merry Muster Festival – a lot more than just a rodeo!

A Special Message from the Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Small Business The Hon Kate Jones MPKate Jones headshot

Welcome to the Curry Merry Muster Festival – another great Outback Queensland
experience on Queensland’s vibrant events calendar.

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland, recognising the importance of events tourism in driving visitation to Queensland’s regional areas.

Events like this are not only a great source of community pride, they also support local jobs and bring social and economic benefits to the community.

The Curry Merry Muster Festival celebrates the best of Queensland and promises an iconic experience for visitors.

I would like to congratulate the event organisers, volunteers, and local community for their efforts in delivering another great event for Queensland.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Small Business