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Town buzzing for legendary Bulls and Barrels event

Miriam Vale is alive with excitement of this weekend's massive Bulls and Barrel rodeo. Pictured are Owen Harms, Alan Smallcombe, Debbie Chapman, Phil Coyne, Ian Bell and Bernie Scott.
Miriam Vale is alive with excitement of this weekend's massive Bulls and Barrel rodeo. Pictured are Owen Harms, Alan Smallcombe, Debbie Chapman, Phil Coyne, Ian Bell and Bernie Scott. Mike Richards

THIS Saturday's Bulls and Barrels event at Miriam Vale will become the stuff of legends.

The town is buzzing with excitement as this Saturday draws closer for an event unlike any other.

Former Miriam Vale Shire Mayor John Bell is the first to agree the event will go down in the town's history.

"This is an extraordinary community partnership," he said.

"One of the most amazing list of attractions I have seen in this district, and I have lived here all my life."

The country fair will kick off at 12pm with face painting, food stalls, a spectacular motor show, four-wheel drive competition, tractor pulling, amusement rides and a mini open sports day.

And that's all before Bulls and Barrells kicks off at 5pm.

Publican Marshal Anderson says there was only one topic of conversation among his patrons at the Miriam Vale Hotel.

"The town is just buzzing," he said.

"It's shaping up to be an amazing day; I can't wait for the open bull ride."

The winner of the open bull ride will not only take home the crown, but a massive $2000 cash prize.

Free camping is on offer at the showgrounds with full toilet amenities.

Entertainment will continue throughout the evening with a breakfast at the canteen the following morning for those nursing sore heads.

Gates open at 10am on Saturday, with entry free for kids primary school age and under. Adults, $10; students and pensioners, $6.

Topics:  entertainment, miriam vale, rodeo, whatson



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