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Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular 2019

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Celebrating everything Scottish
June is the perfect month for a wee bit of horsing around in the Scenic Rim as the Clydesdale Spectacular is back for its seventh year. Celebrating the iconic Clydesdale horse and the Scenic Rim's rich Scottish heritage, this event is packed with activities for all ages.

Clydesdale, Clydesdale Spectacular, Scenic Rim, Boonah

Held on the 15th and 16th of June 2019 at the Boonah Showgrounds, the Clydesdale Spectacular showcases the best of breed and is the premier breed-specific show for Clydesdales in Queensland.

Featuring shire stud classes, heavy horses in harness, ploughing demonstrations and a harness making display, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. The Clydesdale program includes competitions, championships, auctions, demonstrations and workshops.

Clydesdale, Clydesdale Spectacular, Scenic Rim, Boonah
Ploughing Demonstration

In tribute to the Scottish descendants that settled in the region, the festival features plenty of Scottish fun. Featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering, the Clydesdale Spectacular opens with a Quaich ceremony. The traditions continue with the Grand Parade and the Calling of the Clans. Other activities include highland dancing, pipes and drums and caber tossing. There's also the opportunity to sample whiskey and try haggis.

The Grand Parade is a highlight as pipe and drum bands from around Queensland join forces, creating a stirring rendition of Scottish tunes.

Other events not to miss are the 2019 Queensland Whip Cracking Titles, the 2019 World Billy Boiling Competition and the wood chopping.

Clydesdale, Clydesdale Spectacular, Scenic Rim, Boonah
Wood Chopping

Entry is $10 and children under 5 are free.

Clydesdale, Clydesdale Spectacular, Scenic Rim, Boonah
Pony Rides

The festivities continue into the night with the Wheelwright Campfire Dinner, held in a large shed in the showgrounds. Purchasing tickets in advance for this dinner is recommended.

For the ultimate weekend, consider purchasing the Glamping with the Clydesdales Package which includes two days entry into the Clydesdale Spectacular, entry into the Wheelwright's Campfire dinner, onsite glamping accommodation on the Friday and Saturday night, a glass of champagne on arrival, and the opportunity feed the Clydesdales and meet the breeders. The package for two people is $499 and $649 for four people. To book this memorable weekend, phone 0407960029.
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Why? A fun weekend of Scottish and Clydesdale festivities
When: From 8am
Where: Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular
Cost: $10 entry, children under 5 are free
Your Comment
d love to go to a Scottish spect.....if I could figure out where it was....
by howch (score: 0|2) 134 days ago
IThe article says at the Boonah Showgrounds
by delb (score: 0|2) 134 days ago
Absolutely brilliant!!! Only 1 person
by heath (score: 0|4) 133 days ago
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by Amanda I on 07/05/2018
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