Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival




The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria 29th March - 1st April 2012 in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Patersons Brumby Catch Competition

It is a unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of the Australian High Country and pioneering spirit. Held every April, the Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson’s and Australia’s most famous poem “The Man from Snowy River”.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Banjos Bareback Obstacle Course Competition

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and a beer, to enjoy traditional bush tucker and, of course, kick up their heels.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Snowy River Stock Handling Competition

The Festival offers contestant and visitor alike a unique opportunity to be part of the celebration of traditional Australian Bush skills that remain an essential part of Australia’s heritage.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Jack Rileys Horseshoeing Competition

The Man from Snowy River Challenge, Art and Photography Exhibition, Bush Poetry and Music The Re Enactment of Banjo’s famous poem, Aussie Bush Idol and Ute Muster have grown to be events listed on calendars all over Australia.

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival - Presentation

Good luck to the Bombala competitors - bring home the gold!!


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