FRIDAY, August 16

 

EVENTTIMELOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED?
SANTOS/MPK COBB & CO LONG TABLE DINNER5.30pmStephenson Street Yuleba Yes

Book a seat for Yuleba’s Long Table Dinner where diners enjoy dinner and dessert under the stars in the middle of the town’s main street! Come along to kick off the Cobb & Co Festival with live music, canapes and a two-course dinner with a complimentary cocktail on arrival.

Starts at 5:30pm

$70 each, Stephenson Street Yuleba

Book HERE

Book a seat for Yuleba’s Long Table Dinner where diners enjoy dinner and dessert under the stars in the middle of the town’s main street! Come along to kick off the Cobb & Co Festival with live music, canapes and a two-course dinner with a complimentary cocktail on arrival.

SATURDAY, August 17
EVENTTIME*LOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED?
Surat Clay Target Club Period Dress Shoot1:00pmWarroo Sporting Complex; Surat Developmental Road, SuratYes
MPK/SANTOS Yuleba Cobb & Co Festival Ball7:30pmYuleba Hall Garden Street YulebaYes

 

Surat Clay Target Club Period Dress Shoot, 1:00pm, Warroo Sporting Complex; Surat Developmental Road, Surat.
Please call 0427 265 505. Come along in period dress, or not, and enjoy the afternoon with our locals.

MPK/SANTOS Cobb & Co Festival Ball, 7:30pm $40 ($45 at the door if not sold out prior) Yuleba Memorial Hall, Garden Street, Yuleba

Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au  

Come along in your best period costume, your finest ballgown or your best suit to celebrate the Cobb and Co Festival in Yuleba. The band 2 Timing will provide Old Time/New Vogue, upbeat Rock n Roll, Country and modern dance music. The Belle, Beau and Princess of the Ball will be announced on the night.  Supper and a complimentary drink are included in the entry price. 

SUNDAY, August 18

 

EVENTTIMELOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED?
YULEBA
Cobb & Co Bowls Day11:30am – 3:30pmGolf/Bowls Club, YulebaYes

Shell QGC Bullock Team rides; Camel-drawn Cobb & Co coach rides

3:00pmGolf/Bowls Club, YulebaNo
Shell QGC Bullock Team rides; Camel-drawn Cobb & Co coach rides4:00pmYuleba HotelNo
Descendants & Friends of Cobb & Co Gathering5:00pmYuleba HotelYes
SURAT
Cobb & Co Mini Show Day 10:00amRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Ridgee Didge Bush Band10:30amRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo

Cobb & Co Bowls Day 11:30am – 3:30pm, Golf/Bowls Club, Yuleba. Please call 0447 786 148
Come and join the locals for bowls, and the chance to win prizes.

Rides in a Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach 3:00pm, $20 Golf/Bowls Club, Yuleba No prior booking. Experience first-hand the innovative way Cobb & Co survived outback droughts – Cobb & Co coaches pulled by camels.

Shell QGC Bullock Team rides 3:00pm Golf/Bowls Club, Yuleba. No prior booking.
Come along and enjoy the pace of yesteryear on board a bullock 

Rides in camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach 4:00pm, $20, Yuleba Hotel Motel, Yuleba No prior booking.
Come along and experience the innovative way Cobb & Co survived outback droughts – Cobb & Co coaches pulled by camels.

Shell QGC Bullock Team rides 4:00pm, Free. Yuleba Hotel Motel, Yuleba. No prior booking.
Come along and enjoy the pace of yesteryear on board a bullock.

Descendants & Friends of Cobb & Co Gathering 5:00pm, $15, Yuleba Hotel Motel, Yuleba. Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au  
Calling all descendants & friends of Cobb & Co – we want to hear your stories! Please bring along your memorabilia too. These gatherings will be facilitated by author Hazel Johnson.

Cobb & Co Mini Show Day 9:30am – 3:30pm, Free. Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat. Not required
When did you last play horsey musical chairs? Come along for live music, and traditional fun and games at Surat’s Cobb & Co Mini Show Day including a dog trial demonstration, a variety of market stalls, a mega-family slide, chair-o-swing, doughnuts and other refreshments.

Ridgee Didge Bush Band followed by Amanda Sanger 10:00am – midday; 1:00pm – 3:00 pm, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat. None required. Come along for live music, and traditional fun and games at Surat’s Cobb & Co Mini Show Day.

MONDAY, August 19 - Thursday 22 Around the Maranoa
DATEEVENTTIMELOCATIONTICKET REQUIRED?INFORMATION
WeekdaysCheck out local visitor information centres and explore the Maranoa9:00am – 5:00pmInjune, Mitchell, Roma, Wallumbilla, SuratNo  
TuesdayRoma Saleyard tours, contact Roma VICRoma Saleyards, Warrego Highway, RomaNo  
WeekdaysBig Rig ToursBig Rig, Warrego Highway, RomaYes  
MONDAY, 19 - THURSDAY 22 August Festival events
DATEEVENTTIMELOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED?
Monday, 19thShell QGC Bullock Wagon departs Yuleba, followed by the Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach and AGL Draught Horse Team9:00amPerry Street, YulebaNo
Tuesday, 20thCountry & Western Music Morning & Dancing9:30am – 12:00pmSurat Shire Hall, SuratNo
Tuesday, 20thQueensland Spirit Open Day11:30am onWestern Queensland Spirits, RomaYes
Wednesday, 21stKelly Connection Colonial Lunch – two course lunch and entertainment11:30am – 2:00pmThe Barn, Mount Hope, WallumbillaYes
Wednesday, 21st‘Whalebone – old things, new lives’ performance6:00pmSurat Shire HallNo
Thursday, 22ndThe Teamsters arrive in Surat, crossing the Surat Bridge and arriving at Surat Riverside Parklands2:00pmRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Thursday, 22ndCuppa with the Teamsters2:00pmRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratYes
Thursday, 22ndDescendants & Friends of Cobb & Co Gathering3:00pmNew Royal Hotel Motel, SuratYes
Thursday, 22nd‘In it for the long haul’ by Kathy Ellem – exhibition opening5:30pm – 7:00pmSurat-on-Balonne Gallery, Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratYes
Shell QGC Bullock Team departs Yuleba 9:00am, Free, Perry Street, Yuleba.
Watch the bullock wagon begin its journey to Surat, where traditionally it would collect bales of wool to load at Yuleba train station.
Camel drawn Cobb & Co Wagon departs Yuleba 9:00am, Free Perry Street, Yuleba. Watch the teamsters begin the journey to Surat.
AGL Draught Horse Team departs loaded with Wool Bales 9:00am, Free, Perry Street, Yuleba. Watch the teamsters begin the journey to Surat.
Country & Western Music Morning & Dancing 9:30am – 12 midday, $10, Surat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, Surat Tickets at the door.
Enjoy a delicious morning tea and live music to get your feet tapping. Includes lucky door prize of $100 cash and multi-draw raffles.
Queensland Spirit Open Day 11:30am –  From $49, Western Queensland Spirits, Roma. https://www.westernqldspirit.com
Package includes:
Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic Drink on arrival
A locally grown Wagyu Beef Pie served with a gourmet salad
A Sticky Date Pudding served with Sticky Date Liqueur.
The Colonial Kelly Connection Lunch 11:30am – 2pm, $32.50. The Barn, Mount Hope, Wallumbilla. Please phone Ree 0428 634 933
Dine at The Barn with guest speakers who are nearly old enough to fill you in on the Kelly gang connection with the Wallumbilla community!
‘Whalebone – old things, new lives’ performance 6:00pm, Free Surat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, Surat.
“Dive into the ‘Depository’, where tales come to life! When a rogue AI threatens our stories, can whimsical inventions and quirky contraptions save the day? Join this roller-coaster adventure, blending humour, magic, machines, and mesmerizing visuals. Perfect if you love suspense, surprises, and discovering what truly makes us human. Whalebone is a must-see spectacle of full of emotion and wonder.
Post a letter to travel on Australia’s Last Run! 8:30am – 5:00pm, Surat Post Office, Charlotte Street, Surat.
It’s all about the mail! In the olden days, people rushed to gather as the bugle signalled the arrival of the Cobb & Co Coach and hopefully letters and news from loved ones.  Purchase your commemorative stamp from Surat Post Office and post your letter in the Cobb & Co Coach mailbox – this will then travel on the coach from Surat to Yuleba!
The Teamsters arrive in Surat! 2:00pm, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Shell QGC Bullock Wagon crosses Surat Bridge and comes into Surat River Walk, followed by the AGL Draught Horse Team and the Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach.
Cuppa with the Teamsters  2:00pm, $15, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat. Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au
Come along to chat to the Teamsters, and for a cuppa and delicious home baking to support this fundraiser for the hard-working staff and mums and dads from the Surat Early Childhood Education Centre.
Descendants & Friends of Cobb & Co Gathering  3:00pm, $15, New Royal Hotel, Burrowes Street, Surat.
Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au   Calling all descendants & friends of Cobb & Co – we want to hear your stories! Please bring along your memorabilia too. These gatherings will be facilitated by author Hazel Johnson.
‘In it for the long haul’ by Kathy Ellem – exhibition opening 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, Surat on Balonne Gallery, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat. Please RSVP to the gallery on 0746265136 by Friday 16th August Exhibition opening by our award-winning artist Kathy Ellem with artworks showing the teamsters in action, and more.
FRIDAY, August 23
EVENTTIMELOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED?
Live ABC radio broadcast9:00 – 10:00 amOutside Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratNo
“In it for the long haul’ by Kathy Ellem – exhibition9:00am – 4:30pmSurat-on-Balonne Gallery, Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratNo
Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach rides9:00am – 4:00pmRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Shell QGC Bullock Wagon rides9:00am – 4:00pmRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
‘Changing Ways’ – Exhibition upgrade opening10:00am – 11:00amCobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratNo
‘The Lights of Cobb & Co’ presentation by Stephen Ralph11:00am – 12:00pmCobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratNo
Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall open12:00pm – 4:00pmSurat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, SuratNo
Celebrating 150 years of Surat State School1:30pm-4:00pmSurat State School, Robert Street, SuratNo
‘Along the Western Run of Cobb & Co’ presentation by author Hazel Johnson2:00pm – 3:00pmCobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, SuratNo
Time capsule opening2.30pmSurat State School, Robert Street, SuratNo
Shuttle bus operating to and from the Warroo Sporting Complex4:30pm – 11:30pmLoop around Surat and Warroo Sporting ComplexGold Coin Donation
BBQ & bar5:30pm – 11:00pmWarroo Sporting Complex, Surat Developmental Road, SuratYes (can book BBQ ahead) & No for bar

Shell QGC Cobb & Co Festival Concert featuring Josh Arnold to sing ‘Cobb & Co Country’;

Headline Act: Whiskey Mountain Boys

6:30pm – 11:00pmWarroo Sporting Complex, Surat Developmental Road, SuratYes, or at the door

 

Live ABC radio broadcast Free
Kerbside beside the Cobb & Co Changing Station, Burrowes Street

In it for the long haul by Kathy Ellem – exhibition
9am – 4:30pm, Free, Surat on Balonne Gallery, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat.
Exhibition by our award-winning artist Kathy Ellem with artworks showing the teamsters in action, and more.

Camel-Drawn Cobb & Co Coach Rides
9:00am – 4:00pm, $20, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Come along and experience the innovative way Cobb & Co survived outback droughts – Cobb & Co coaches pulled by camels. The camels will be rested as needed, so line up to buy your ticket on the day.

Shell QGC Bullock Team Rides
9:00am – 4:00pm, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Come along and enjoy the pace of yesteryear on board a bullock wagon. The bullocks will be rested as needed, so line up on the day.

‘Changing Ways’ – Exhibition
9:00am – 10:30am, Free, Cobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat.
Explore the local history of Cobb & Co and the links between people, places and Cobb & C Coaching in this region. Cobb & Co was crucial in linking towns, transporting mail, people and goods, and in a more figurative sense developing a sense of nationhood.

‘The Lights of Cobb & Co’ presentation by Stephen Ralph
11:00am – midday, Free, Cobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat.
Hear from Steve (colourful raconteur and builder of Surat’s beautiful replica Cobb & Co Coach) about his passion for all things Cobb & Co, and some of his experiences including the project of building the monster Leviathan coach.”

Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall open
12 midday – 4pm, Gold coin donation, Surat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, Surat.
This is a rare opportunity to see inside Surat’s heritage-listed Shire Hall.

Celebrating 150 years of Surat State School
12 midday – 3pm, Contact 07 46264333, Surat State School, 55 Robert Street, Surat.
Come along to reminisce and enjoy an afternoon together with former and current students and the community for the opening of ‘A Walk down Memory Lane’; the Student Council cookbook launch; opening of Time Capsule; open classrooms; choir performance; and afternoon tea.”

‘Along the Western Run of Cobb & Co’ talk by Hazel Johnson
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Free. Cobb & Co Store Museum, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat.
Join Hazel Johnson—author, farmer, teacher, lover of history and proud Australian—on the ‘box seat’ as she highlights stories of the Cobb and Co pioneers and the unyielding courage, determination and resilience that built modern Australia. Journey through floods, fire, coach accidents, bail-ups by bushrangers and the like … follow a brief history of the firm that ran under the style of ‘Cobb and Co.’ “

Shuttle bus operating to and from the Warroo Sporting Complex
4:30pm – 11:00pm, Gold coin donation, Loop around Surat to Warroo Sporting Complex

Concert BBQ & Bar
5:30pm – 11:00pm, $15 burger; $5 chips, Warroo Sporting Complex, Surat Developmental Road, Surat. Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au Support this fundraiser by the Surat Clay Target Club and meet some of our local characters…

Shell QGC Cobb & Co Festival Concert
6:30pm – 11:00pm, $40 adult, $15 child online; $45 at the door, Warroo Sporting Complex, Surat Developmental Road, Surat. Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au Headline Act: Whiskey Mountain Boys  Guest appearance: Josh Arnold & local choir singing ‘Cobb & Co Country’. “

SATURDAY, August 24

** PLEASE NOTE – Cobb & Co Way (Yuleba/Surat Road) is CLOSED on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August (open to local traffic only with reduced speed limits). If travelling to Yuleba on Saturday or Sunday, please follow the Carnarvon Highway for 32km, then turn right onto the Condamine Highway for 10km. Turn left onto Wallumbilla South Road for 39km, then turn right onto the Warrego Highway for 20km to Yuleba.

EVENTTIME*LOCATIONPRE-PAID TICKET REQUIRED
Spirit of the River – Riverside Markets: Breakfast; Cobb & Co Pies; Wheelwright; Market Stalls; Live Music; Entertainment7:00am – 12:00pmRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Watch the Origin/APLNG Horse-drawn Vehicles procession past the Riverside Markets then depart across Surat Bridge to begin the 76km Cobb & Co Way to Yuleba7:15amSurat Bridge, Balonne River, Carnarvon Highway, SuratNo
See the Origin/APLNG Trail Riders cross the Surat Bridge as they follow the horse-drawn vehicles and begin their 2-day journey7:40amSurat Bridge, Balonne River, Carnarvon Highway, SuratNo
Cobb & Co Coach Mail Collection8:40amSurat Post Office, Charlotte Street, SuratNo
Cobb & Co Coach passengers climb aboard8:45amCobb & Co Changing Station, Carnarvon Highway, SuratYes
Cobb & Co Coach pauses at Riverside Markets (Photo Opportunity)9:00amRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Watch the Cobb & Co Coach cross the Surat Bridge9:10am Surat Bridge, Balonne River, Carnarvon Highway, SuratNo
Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach rides 9:30am – middayRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Shell/QGC Bullock Wagon rides9:30am – middayRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Crack Up Sisters performance sponsored by Origin/APLNG9:40amRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, SuratNo
Josh Arnold performing ‘Cobb & Co Country’ 10:15amRiverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat

No

 

Cobb & Co Bowls Day10:00am – 4:00pmSurat Bowls Club, Marcus Street, SuratYes
“In it for the long haul’ by Kathy Ellem – exhibition10:00am – 4:00pmSurat-on-Balonne Gallery, Cobb and Co Changing Station, SuratNo
The Cobb & Co Store Museum10:00am – 4:00pmCobb and Co Store Museum, Cobb and Co Changing Station, SuratNo
Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall open12:00-4:00pmSurat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, SuratGold coin
Fish & Chip night5:30pmSurat Recreation Oval, SuratYes
Buffet dinner at the New Royal Hotel5:00pmNew Royal Hotel Motel, SuratYes
Australian movies on the Riverbank; BYO picnic6:30pmFisherman’s Park, SuratNo
YULEBA
Cobb & Co Bush Poets and Balladeers Twilight Dinner5:30pmGolf/Bowls Club, YulebaYes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spirit of the River – Riverside Markets
7:00am – 12 midday, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Breakfast; Cobb & Co Pies; Market Stalls; Entertainment; Switch FM live broadcast.

AGL Draught Horse Team loaded with Wool Bales leads the Procession
7:15am, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Watch the procession of horse-drawn vehicles pass the Riverside Markets then depart across Surat Bridge to begin the 76km Cobb & Co Way to Yuleba.

Origin/APLNG Cobb & Co Horse-drawn Vehicles’ Procession
7:15am, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Watch the Origin/APLNG Cobb & Co Horse-drawn Vehicles’ procession pass the Riverside Markets then depart across Surat Bridge to begin the 76km Cobb & Co Way to Yuleba.

Origin/APLNG Cobb & Co Trail Riders cross Surat Bridge
7:35am, Free, Surat Bridge, Balonne River, Carnarvon Highway, Surat.
Watch the Origin/APLNG Cobb & Co Trail Riders cross the Surat Bridge as they follow the horse-drawn vehicles and begin their 2-day journey.”

Cobb & Co Coach Mail Collection from Surat Post Office
8:40am, Free, Surat Post Office, Charlotte Street, Surat.
As in days gone by, the Cobb & Co coach collects the mail to deliver to the next township – the primary form of communication before telephones and internet. Be sure to have posted your letter at the post office by Friday COB to travel on the mail coach.”

Passengers load up for Stage 1 of the historic re-enactment
8:45am,Cobb & Co Changing Station, Burrowes Street, Surat.
Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au
Famous for its quick journeys, ticket holders are about to enjoy the Cobb & Co experience as passengers climb aboard for the journey to the first Changing Station.

Cobb & Co Coach pauses at Spirit of the River – Riverside Markets
9:00am, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat
Cobb & Co Coach pauses at Spirit of the River – Riverside Markets as spectators farewell the coach on its journey.”

The Cobb & Co Coach crosses the Surat Bridge
9:10am, Free, Surat Bridge, Balonne River, Carnarvon Highway, Surat.
Watch as the Cobb & Co Coach crosses the Surat Bridge and picks up speed on the open road.

Camel-Drawn Cobb & Co Coach Rides
9:30am – 12 midday, $20, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Experience the innovative way Cobb & Co survived outback droughts – Cobb & Co coaches pulled by camels! The camels will be rested as needed, so line up to buy your ticket on the day.”

Shell QGC Bullock Team rides
9:30am – 12 midday, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
Come along and enjoy the pace of yesteryear on board a bullock wagon. The bullocks will be rested as needed, so line up on the day.”

Crack Up Sisters performance sponsored by Origin/APLNG
10:00 am
Free
Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat
Not required
There could be circus antics, choreographed whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics and gags that you’ll never see coming!”

Josh Arnold performing his hit song ‘Cobb & Co Country’
10:45am, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat.
The wandering troubadour wrote the number 1 hit song ‘Cobb & Co Country’ for the Maranoa, and will perform it with our talented locals.”

Open mic – your turn to star!
10:55am, Free, Riverside Parklands, Marcus Street, Surat
Can we unearth hidden talents here in Surat? Come and be a part of the entertainment!”

Cobb & Co Bowls Day
10:00am – 4:00pm, Yes, Surat Bowls Club, Marcus Street, Surat.
Please contact (07) 4626 5169/ 0429 137 575
Morning and afternoon bowls – come along in period dress. Visitors welcome.”

‘In it for the long haul’ by Kathy Ellem – exhibition
10:00am – 4:30pm, Free, Surat on Balonne Gallery, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Surat
Exhibition by our award-winning artist Kathy Ellem with artworks showing the teamsters in action, and more.”

Cobb & Co Changing Station
10:00am – 4:30pm, Free, Cobb & Co Changing Station, Burrowes Street, Surat.
The Cobb & Co Changing Station houses the Cobb & Co Store Museum, Visitor Information Centre, Window to the Balonne (an amazing 25,000 litre freshwater inland aquarium) and Surat on Balonne Gallery.”

Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall open
12 midday – 4pm, Gold coin donation, Surat Shire Hall, Cordelia Street, Surat
This is a rare opportunity to see inside Surat’s heritage listed Shire Hall.”

Buffet Dinner at the New Royal Hotel
5:30pm, $38, New Royal Hotel Motel, Surat, Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au
2 course buffet with hot dessert in the Bistro on Balonne dining room.”

Fish & Chip Night
5:30pm – 6:30pm
$10, Surat Recreation Oval, Ivan Street, Surat.
Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au
Old style fish and chips – that’s it! Just one decision to make, do you want crumbed or battered? The Surat Fish & Chip Group volunteers donate their profits to other local groups as needed.”

Surat State School P&C Bar
5:30pm, Yes, Surat Recreation Oval, Ivan Street, Surat.
Support our small school and have a yarn with some locals.”

Australian Movie Night Double
6:30pm
Free, Surat Recreation Oval, Ivan Street, Surat.
Bring your picnic & chairs and join us for two great Australian movies.”

Cobb & Co Bush Poets & Balladeers Twilight Dinner
5:30pm, $45, Golf/Bowls Club, Yuleba
Book online via www.cobbandcofestival.com.au
Enjoy live poetry with fiercely proud, bush bred Aussie Gary Fogarty and bush poet extraordinaire Ray Essery, live music by Jack Lorry, all accompanied by a two-course dinner.”

SUNDAY, August 25

** PLEASE NOTE – Cobb & Co Way (Yuleba/Surat Road) is CLOSED on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August (open to local traffic only with reduced speed limits). If travelling to Yuleba on Saturday or Sunday, please follow the Carnarvon Highway for 32km, then turn right onto the Condamine Highway for 10km. Turn left onto Wallumbilla South Road for 39km, then turn right onto the Warrego Highway for 20km to Yuleba.

EVENTTIME*LOCATIONPRE-BOOKED TICKET REQUIRED?
Cobb & Co Festival Finale Family Fun Day – Crack Up Sisters; Bullock Wagon Rides; Refreshments Available; Cobb & Co Coach Rides around Yuleba; Blacksmith’s Forge; Children’s entertainment; Live Music; Historical Motor Club Display; Festival Closing, Prizes and Presentations10:00am – 4:00pmCobb & Co Park & Stephenson Street, YulebaNo
Camel-drawn Cobb & Co Coach rides around Yuleba10:00am – 4:00pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Historical Motor Club Display10:30am – 2:00pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Shell QGC Bullock Wagon rides11:30am – 4:00pmCobb & Co Park, YulebaNo
Origin/APLNG Trail Riders and Horse-drawn Vehicle procession into Yuleba.11:30amStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Cobb & Co Coach finishes Australia’s Last Run into Yuleba. Photo opportunity at Yuleba Post Office12:00pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Cobb & Co Coach rides in Yuleba12:30pmStephenson Street, YulebaYes
Josh Arnold performing ‘Cobb & Co Country’1:00pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo

Address by Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland

 

1:30pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Presentations to participants – trail riders and carriage participants1:35pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Prizes presentation including best period costume, best child’s beard, best bushranger, best period hat1:40pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
Crack Up Sisters performance sponsored by Origin/APLNG2:00pmStephenson Street, YulebaNo
EVENTTIME*LOCATIONPRE-BOOKED TICKET REQUIRED?
SURAT
Kathy Ellem Fine Art WorkshopSurat25th-30th AugustYes

Cobb & Co Festival Finale Family Fun Day
10:00am – 4:00pm, Free, Cobb & Co Park & Stephenson Street, Yuleba
Parades; Markets; Live entertainment; Refreshments Available; Prizes and Presentations; Switch FM live broadcast.

Camel-Drawn Cobb & Co Coach Rides
10:00am – 4:00pm, $20, Cobb & Co Park, Yuleba
Experience the innovative way Cobb & Co survived outback droughts – Cobb & Co coaches pulled by camels! The camels will be rested as needed, so line up to buy your ticket on the day.

Roma Historical Motor Club Display
10:30am – 2:00pm, Free, Stephenson Street, Yuleba
See the vehicles gather in Yuleba at the completion of their 2-day rally.

Shell QGC Bullock Wagon Rides
11:30am – 4:00pm, Free, Cobb & Co Park, Yuleba.
Come along and enjoy the pace of yesteryear on board a bullock wagon. The bullocks will be rested as needed, so line up to buy your ticket on the day.” 

AGL Draught Horse Team loaded with Wool Bales leads the Procession
11:30am, Free, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
View the final procession of rugged riders and horse-drawn wagons and carriages as they end their 76-kilometre journey travelling down Yuleba’s main street.

Origin APLNG Cobb & Co Trail Riders and Horse-Drawn Vehicle Parade
11:30am, Free, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
View the final procession of rugged riders and horse-drawn wagons and carriages as they end their 76-kilometre journey travelling down Yuleba’s main street.  Many will be in period costume – who is the best dressed?”

Cobb & Co Coach completes Australia’s Last Run
12:00pm, Free, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
The Cobb & Co Coach finishes Australia’s Last Run into Yuleba with the delivery of the mail to Yuleba Post Office. Did you have a letter on the Last Run?”

Josh Arnold performing his hit song ‘Cobb & Co Country’
1:00pm, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
The wandering troubadour wrote the number 1 hit song ‘Cobb & Co Country’ for the Maranoa, and will perform it with our talented locals.”

Address by Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland
1:15pm, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba

Presentations to Origin APLNG Cobb & Co Trail Riders and Horse-Drawn Vehicle participants
1:35pm, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
Come and applaud all the women, men and children who have journeyed along the Cobb & Co Way.”

Presentation of Prizes
1:40pm, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
Prizes including best period costume, best child’s beard, best bushranger, best period hat – make sure you look the part!”

Crack Up Sisters performance sponsored by Origin/APLNG
2:00pm, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
There could be circus antics, choreographed whip cracking, knockabout acrobatics and gags that you’ll never see coming!”

Open mic – your turn to star!
10:55am, Free, Main Stage, Stephenson Street, Yuleba.
Can we unearth hidden talents here in Yuleba? Come and be a part of the entertainment!”

Cobb & Co vintage carriage with two ladies as passengers and two gentlemen standing next to carriage
Long table with country town people having dinner at dusk

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