Weekend events on The Tweed

DIG out your Akubra, Wranglers and RM Williams boots - Tyalgum Diggers Rodeo and Sports Day is back and celebrating it's 100th birthday. 

The day kicks off at 9am at the Tyalgum Sports Ground and runs through until midnight with plenty to keep your entertained throughout the day.

The highlights of the day will be in the show ring with the equestrian gymkhana, organised by Robyn Donoghue, featuring a seven-event program starting at 9am and running through until 11.30am.

This will be followed by the rodeo at 1pm and again there is a full program planned including the saddle ride, bareback ride, barrel race, novice bull ride and bullock ride and junior events - the poddy calf ride and barrel race. 

The action will then culminate with the major crowd pleaser, the bull ride with top prize money of $1000.

It's not just about rodeo though, there's fun on for all the family including market stalls, a mechanical bull, vintage cars and hot rods display, a woodchop demonstration, Little Miss Cowgirl and Cowboy competition and a fireworks spectacular.

Tickets at the gate will be $10 for adults, $20 for families (2 x adult and 2 x kids), $6 for pensioners and children under 17 (not entering on a family pass) are $2.

The event, which is usually held on the last Saturday in July, had to be rescheduled this year due to bad weather.

Also on this Saturday is the 15th Annual Orchid Fair and Show at the Tweed Civic Centre.

The show will feature traders selling plants, orchid supplies and speciality books as well as a judged orchid show.

The Civic Centre is located on the corner of Wharf and Brett Streets, Tweed Heads. Refreshments and parking are available.

And then, of course, there's Halloween. Normally associated with American culture and with Celtic origins, Halloween has recently become quite popular in Australia.

Brace yourselves for an influx of costume-clad trick or treaters in search of sugary delights.

Unless you're keen to find out what tricks they have up their sleeves, it might be time to stock up on treats.


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