GET set for a massive day of action at the Stony Creek Football Ground for the Stony Creek Rodeo.

In its second year, the Stony Creek Football Netball Club social committee has organised another huge event for South Gippsland.

Given the success of last year’s inaugural event, chairperson Neil Cope is confident of another fantastic day.
Neil said despite not getting hardly any sleep during the lead-up and after the event last year, he’ll be happily amongst the many volunteers doing it again this year.
“Last year’s event was hugely successful for not just our club but all the community groups and businesses involved,” he said.
“And I think the area really needs something, especially during the peak holiday season.
“I can remember as a kid going to the Korumburra rodeo and it was a great day.
“I hope the Stony Creek Rodeo gets locked in as a staple to the January calendar in South Gippsland for many more years.”
This year the committee is keeping with a winning formula, and has added some special events for the afternoon’s entertainment when gates open at midday, till the in-arena action starts at 7pm.
There will be dog high-jump, working dog and puppy displays, sheaf tossing competitions, Australian whip-cracking champion Wayne Campbell, bucking mechanical bulls, petting zoo, food and drink stalls run by local businesses and community groups, day equestrian competitions and more.
The bucking bull and broncs with the always entertaining trained clowns will begin at 7pm and finish under lights.
With generous sponsorship from local businesses, the prize money has been increased this year and an exciting line-up of cowboys is expected to compete.
Night entertainment will continue until late.
Camping is available on site – there is no need to book as there is plenty of space available; showers are also available.
A preview to the rodeo will be held at the Meeniyan Hotel on Friday night, January 18 with DJ Truckin’ with Tim, whip-cracking, mechanical bucking bull and giveaways starting the celebrations.
Tickets to the Stony Creek Rodeo cost $25 for adults, $60 for families (two adults, two children), pensioners $15 and children under … free.
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