After a complete sell-out in 2019 followed by the devastating cancellation of its 2020 event, the iconic regional Australian race experience is set to return to the calendar this October!
Kulin Bush Races Inc. officially announced today that punters will be welcomed back for their 26th Kulin Bush Races which will be held from 1 – 3 October 2021 with Saturday being the main event and race day.
The award winning event attracts around 4000 punters from across Australia to the proactive WA Wheatbelt community, who come to indulge in the unique country carnival atmosphere and fusion of spectacular natural scenery, live music, entertainment, horse racing, kids’ activities, camping and local food.
The not-for-profit event not only showcases true regional hospitality but also raises much needed funds for projects such as medical services, youth programs, The RFDS and community facilities and infrastructure.
Newly elected Chairperson, Tom Murphy, said the whole reason for the Bush Races was to make Kulin a better place to visit and live.
“We are so excited to be gearing up to welcome patrons back for our 2021 event and we want people to mark the first weekend of October in their diaries because our community will be ready and excited to have them back!”
And whilst event’s Committee, a group of local volunteers and their community helpers, had been forced to slow down in 2020; their new-found spare time had not been wasted.
Event Coordinator Alecia Robertson said the committee had been working tirelessly to launch a new website and refreshed branding which better reflected what the Bush Races is all about and stands for.
“After 25 years both of these needed a facelift and we hope it will create a much better online experience for our valued race-goers,” Alecia said.
“Our event has grown from strength to strength. We pride ourselves on being like nothing else, inclusive, family, safe, unique and truly grass roots.”
“It’s been really amazing to look back on the immense positive impact the “Bush Races” as both a community organisation and an event has had on our town and region. It truly is an iconic part of rural Western Australia’s tourism offering and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2021.”
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