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Wednesday, 30th December, 2015

Plenty of thrills and spills are promised at this year’s rodeo.PICTURES: Helen Grossi Plenty of thrills and spills are promised at this year’s rodeo.PICTURES: Helen Grossi

The Corner Country New Year’s Eve tradition is set to continue with the annual Tibooburra Bikekhana and Rodeo on New Year’s Eve.

Tibooburra is a favorite destination each year, with the whole town coming together to provide two days of New Year festivities.

“The Bikekhana and Rodeo is a unique and entertaining way to welcome in the New Year,” said Bodie Hill, Tibooburra Sports Club President.

“With both of the local hotels providing entertainment on New Year’s Day Tibooburra really is a two-day New Year’s celebration.”

The New Year’s Eve Bikekhana & Rodeo will be held at the Tibooburra Sports Grounds with gates opening at 12.30pm.

The Bike events start from 2pm and from 7pm the rodeo arena comes alive with the toughest cowboys in the region showing off their skills.

Live band, Matt Manning and Band, will entertain after the rodeo.

At midnight Tibooburra will welcome in 2016 with the biggest fireworks display in the Far West, The SANTOS Fireworks Spectacular.

“We’ve had people say our fireworks display is the best they have ever seen,” Bodie said.

“Tibooburra knows how to welcome the New Year in with a bang.”

Entry is just $10 for adults with kids and pensioners free.

Every person through the gate goes into the draw to win a GME UHF kit valued at about $350 thanks to Broken Hill Truck Centre.

There is also free camping, including hot showers and full catering and bar facilities.

On New Year’s Day the Family Hotel has invented a unique way to entertain and ensure patrons stay cool.

A large pool made out of hay bales and truck tarps will be set up off the front veranda of the hotel to provide relief from the summer temperatures.

“Tibooburra is always full of surprises,” said Bodie, regarding the new year’s day pool party the Family Hotel is now famous for.

Both the Family Hotel and Tibooburra Hotel, or Two Storey as it is commonly known, will have live music including karaoke on New Year’s Day, and will cater for meals across the New Year period.

Tibooburra is a fantastic New Year’s Eve event the whole family can enjoy.

For more information, look up the Tibooburra Sports Club on Facebook or phone 0409 817 052.

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