Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival 2024

9:00am 19 Apr - 5:00pm 20 Apr, 2024
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Julia Creek, Queensland

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival 2024: The Real Australian Outback

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival is an epic jam-packed three days of fun and entertainment in Queensland Australia. Experience the incredible outback hospitality when the tiny North West Queensland outback town of Julia Creek turns from 400 people to 3,000 in one weekend!

There is heaps to feast your eyes on.  Take part in the outback triathlon, place your bets on the Artesian Express Outback Horse Races. then take in the outdoor concerts. Don’t miss the spectacular Dirt n Dust Bull ride or maybe even try your luck at winning the title of Australia’s Best Butt…

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Events

Bull Riding – Bronc and Bullock Ride takes place on Friday night. There will be Mini bulls for the kids and an open Bull Ride on Saturday night. 

Horse Races – the Artesian Express Race Day takes place during the festival and is one of the richest races in northwest Queensland. Come and join the “The Birdcage in the Bush” trackside tastes and taste the best in local produce and wines. 

Concerts – soak up the spirit of the outback with epic music from local and international artists. Starting on the Friday night and continuing over the weekend. Entertainment line up dropping soon…

Australia’s Best Butt – hold on to your hats for the hilarious Australia’s Best butt competition. Contestants must remain fully clothed and dance their butt off on stage to be crowned the champ.

and heaps more!

How to get to Julia Creek

Julia Creek is a 10-hour drive from Cairns or a 6 hour  (647 km) drive inland from Townsville.

Rex Airlines has flight 3 days per week from Julia Creek and Mount Isa and Julia Creek and Townsville.

Where to stay in Julia Creek 

There are a few guest houses and bed and breakfast options in Julia Creek. Head below to see where you can stay and remember to book early as places will fill up quickly.

Julia Creek Dirt n Dust 2024 Dates

The next Dirt n Dust will take place on April 19-20, 2024. 

Do you want to know more about Weird Sports?

Julia Galvin, the Queen of Weird Sports has competed in strange sports competitions for over 20 years including bog snorkelling at the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival.

With alternative games, there’s a sport for all. She went from cripple to champion in the space of a couple of years. Rad Season Founder Oli Russell-Cowan chats to her about some of her best stories from the events, recovery after injuries and her favorite weird sport.

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