The Kulin Bush Races are held once a year. Personally, Ifind the whole idea very intriguing and, in a way reminds, me of a number of modern western movies of little American towns hosting an event of this nature.
Now I am not sure if Kulin will pull off something that is highlighted so eloquently in movies, but with over 4000 people going to this event every year makes me consider that there must be something rather unique about this event.
The Races are held in the first week of October. Although I am not a farmer, or a professional “field” (no pun intended), I have always seen October to be a month of harvest. Therefore, an event of this nature would either precede or follow the harvest season. Or maybe, it is held in October because this is falls in Spring and it is not as hot as it is in the months of November to March!
The Kulin Bush Races are held over about 3 days. This year, they kick off with Art/Concert. I am not sure I would drive to see that! However, I would be interested in seeing the main event which includes Horse racing, barrel contests and other interesting events to entertain the whole family. Other than a rodeo, I have never personally witnessed an event of this nature – and neither has the family. I could easily tick of ‘things you must see’ off the bucket list~ that is for sure!
For those on a budget – it may just be a little pricey. Tickets into the races are $50.00(adults) and then you have the added expense of travel and accommodation.
Being 3.5 hours away from Perth means one will quite easily run through a full tank of Petrol. In our case that is about $45.00. Then you have the trip back, not to mention other little expenses along the way.
Of course, you can pack a picnic hamper to reduce any little extras to the experience, however there is something about ‘cowboy’ food that I find hard to resist. Maybe it is the rural type cooking?
Notably, you could make this a day trip if you leave before the sun rises and return home before it sets. Ideally though, it would be best to stay a night and enjoy other things like Wave Rock, the Tin Horse Highway or even a game on Kulin Golf Course
If you find this event a little intriguing and just happens to be on your bucket list – then click the ‘read more’ below to find out more about the event itself.
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