Kulin Bush Races (KBR) is a quintessential Australian event like no other…. a weekend of “picnic” horse racing, live bands, children’s activities, novelty events and welcoming country hospitality.
Camping is available to visitors from Wednesday before the weekend so tourists arrive early, set up camp and then travel around the region to nearby towns, Wave Rock, Buckley’s Breakaway and the Tin Horse Highway (THH).
Back in Kulin there is loads for visitors to see and they’ll find friendly volunteers¸ activities, information and food at the art event on Thursday and Friday, Kulin Motor Museum, the Railway Studio & Gallery, and the local Country Woman’s Association.
KBR provide a ‘town to track & return’ free shuttle bus for people staying in town. Camping is free Friday and Saturday night so locals and visitors bring their caravan, camper, tent or swag.
On Friday afternoon souvenirs, food and beverages are available for sale and the entertainment begins with several live music acts and tin horse races.
Saturday morning a Memorial service at the racetrack is held by Vietnam Veterans. Free morning tea follows and the fast paced action starts with the barrel racing. Horse races begin midday and there’s loads of novelty events including the barrel racing finals, novelty sheep races, Perth Highland Band performances, a live tote, two-up, ‘kid’s tent’, bouncy castle, face painting and an interactive farm animal display. Sumo-wrestling, laser tag and a designated under 18 area is available for older children.
Midday the winning large tin horse entered into the annual KBR Tin Horse Competition is announced. All the tin horse entries are installed along the Tin Horse Highway- “Australia’s most unique open-air gallery”.
A magnificent fireworks display will mark the beginning of the entertainment line-up for the evening which includes live music acts and a headline act. Planning is underway for an awesome Australian band to headline in 2019.
The Great Aussie Revival Breakfast on Sunday morning completes the weekend.