Jack Hill competes in the poddy ride at the Wattles Rodeo
Jack Hill competes in the poddy ride at the Wattles Rodeo Deanna Millard

Wattles swap the ruck for rodeo

TOMORROW a $5000 prize for moo poo will again headline the second annual Wattles Rodeo at the Allora Showgrounds.

Wattles president Aaron Scheid said he hoped to match the success of last year which saw close to 1000 spectators attend.

"Last year was so well supported, we knew we definitely had to do it again," he said.

"This year we are aiming to attract a similar number to turn out on the day."

Mr Scheid said there were still tickets available for the moo poo.

"It will cost $100 per ticket to enter into the moo poo," he said.

"There will be 100 squares mapped out on the field and the person who has the square where the cow does its business will be the winner."

Last year's winner was Michael Duggan who took home the $5000 prize.

Yabbi races have replaced last year's pig races and Mr Scheid said there would be a call to arms for Allora's biggest men.

"After the races we'll be running an Allora's strongest man competition," he said.

"There will be a 20m obstacle course with a few challenges along the way, like flipping a tyre, chugging a beer and downing some Weet-Bix."

Gates open at 4pm, with the first of six yabby races to begin at 4.30pm before the rodeo action kicks off at 7pm.

Entertainment for kids will include a jumping castle and fairy floss, while a canteen and bar will also be open.

For more information, phone Mr Scheid on 0458 204 550.

 

Where: Allora Showgrounds

 

When: Tomorrow, 4pm

 

Cost: $15 per adult



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