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Trackside Tastes

From modest beginnings, today’s event brings together people from all walks of life – people from Queensland, Australia and overseas.


Always a highlight in the Festival’s program of events –  The exclusive "Trackside Tastes" cocktail luncheon will take place at the Robert Lord Shed on Artesian Express Race Day – sample some of the finest outback food with real outback hospitality!

The Julia Creek Turf Club have now taken over the reins for this popular event, so this year you will receive free entry into the races (valued at $15), and treated to a fancy place to mingle with plenty of shade and seating. There will be a bush casino atmosphere thanks to two blackjack tables with fun money, music entertainment and complimentary champagne, wine or beer on arrival which will be sure to appeal to every reveller! BUT... the real star of the show is the delicious cuisine on offer to guests! You will be tantalised by a selection of cheeses, meat, bread, fruits and other tasty trackside bites served on a sharing platter to your table/ seating area so you can graze all afternoon while you pick some winners. And, for the sweet tooth, you will also have homemade sweet bites with tea and coffee.

This is an exclusive cocktail luncheon, with only minimal tickets released, so if you would like to purchase tickets, you can do so here! (Price in $80 pp inc GST) Lunch is served between 1 PM and 3 PM and is a fantastic decadent taste of the North West. Don't miss out! You'll regret it if you miss these tickets.