August 2018: What’s on around Australia
Fraser Coast Expo
August 17-19, 2018
Clear your schedule for the weekend of August 17-19, because the largest expo on the Fraser Coast is taking place over three days that are set to be jampacked with thousands of products and services in caravanning, camping, 4WDing and fishing, as well as home and outdoor living. There will be plenty of entertainment for young and old – fishing and reptile shows, free train rides, a jumping castle and even a merry-go-round. There’s also great prizes up for grabs, including a $10K boat package!
August 31 – September 1, 2018
The Birdsville Races may be the “Melbourne Cup of the outback”, but it’s not just about the horses or the fashion. Thousands of visitors from around the country flock to Birdsville as the tiny town on the edge of the Simpson Desert comes alive with a 13-race program, film and comedy, live music, and cocktail parties – all taking place against the stunning desert backdrop of blue skies and red sand. Tickets to this unmissable 136th running of the races are on sale now, with
two-day racing passes starting at $69.90.
Melbourne National 4X4 Outdoors, Fishing & Boating Expo
August 17-19, 2018
Join up with more than 35,000 likeminded outdoor adventure enthusiasts over three days at the Melbourne National Expo, where 200 exhibitors will be showcasing the latest in 4X4 vehicles and accessories, tents, off-road camper-trailers, boats and fishing gear. You’ll have the opportunity to gain real inside technical knowledge and take advantage of one-of-a-kind deals. It’s not all about the products though – there’ll be plenty of action to get in on at the VW Amarok Proving Ground, Catch and Cook Stage, Waeco CFX Outback Stage and Action Arena and Base Camp.
2018 Rockhampton Expo
August 24-26, 2018
With just one month left of winter, now is the perfect time to start stocking up on holiday gear for the warmer months. And at the 2018 Rockhampton Expo you can get your hands on the up-to-the-minute products in home, caravan, camping, 4X4 and fishing, displayed by more than 180 local and regional businesses. Whether you’re looking for your next caravan or you want to see the latest in solar, the Rockhampton Expo is the place to be.
PBR Monster Energy Tour: Mackay Invitational
September 8, 2018
In a gripping battle of man versus beast, Australia’s best bull-riding athletes join up with the toughest animal athletes in the 2018 Monster Energy Tour, where everything boils down to just eight heart-stopping seconds. Pyrotechnics, a concert sound system and mega-screen displays showing multiple camera angles will ensure that you are treated to the ultimate bull-riding experience, no matter where you sit within the first-of-its-kind PBR-designed mobile stadium. The event is open to all ages, and has food, bar and ATM facilities on-site.
August 31 – September 2, 2018
See it all at the Townsville Expo, where everything new in the world of caravans, 4X4, boating, fishing, pools and spas, sheds, tools and more, will be packed into three huge days at Reid Park in the sunny coastal town of Townsville. The Townsville Expo is sporting a new look this year, with a wider range of products and services than ever before, so 2018 is the year to come along and see what it’s all about.