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GREAT FUN: Head to Twin Hills at the end of the month for all the thrills and spills of the racing, campdraft and rodeo.
GREAT FUN: Head to Twin Hills at the end of the month for all the thrills and spills of the racing, campdraft and rodeo. Contributed

PACK your swag and fashion clothes and hats and head for the Twin Hills races, rodeo and campdraft with something for everyone on September 28, 29 and 30.

Race club secretary Jasmin Scharf said the program was the best yet with an emphasis on family fun on Friday Family Day.

"It is a weekend not to be missed," she said.

"Last year we had a record crowd over the three days and we expect a bigger crowd."

Mrs Scharf said all the committees were working together to get additional facilities at the popular sports areas.

Sponsors have been very generous in supporting the big sporting weekend where three different sports can be enjoyed at the one venue.

The new Cobb & Co shed will benefit everyone.

"Some groups from Clermont hire a bus and come out for the afternoon and then go home as they aren't keen on camping," Mrs Scharf said.

Twin Hills multi-sports complex is 140km north west of Clermont on the Gregory Highway Charter's Towers Road.

It is well signposted at the turnoff to the left and is 60 km from the Belyando Crossing if travelling south, turn right.

"Camping and amenities are free but there is $5 admission to the races on Friday and $10 on the main day, Saturday.

"Race club members and children are admitted free," Mrs Scharf said .

Everyone attending the races will be issued with a wrist band of different colours.

Campdrafts will start at 6am for the first two days with the$1500 John Scharf Memorial draft on Friday and races starting at 1.30pm.

This year there are two marquees erected at the racecourse to provide shade.

"The fashion theme for Friday is black and white and the Hall family, of Laurel Hills, is sponsoring the fashions with prize money of $400 for best dressed lady and gentleman ($150 each) and best dressed boy and girl ($50 each) in memory of the late Mrs Beryl Hall who was a great supporter of Twin Hills," Mrs Scharf said.

"Kid's corner will feature face painting, fairy floss, arts and crafts and a jumping castle and is a great safe child minding area.

"John Manzelmann will bring a team and Bill Melvin, who came from Bundaberg to Twin Hills for the first time last year, just loves country racing and will be back."

Local trainer Terry Kenny, of Llanarth, will also have horses racing.

"We have two QTIS races this year and Racing Queensland gave us an extra $10,000 in prizemoney," Mrs Scharf said.

Catering for the whole weekend is by Ron and Kay Maguire, of Coast to Coast, The Golden Roast.

Rodeo fans will get their fill with Bennett Contracting QRA rodeo events from 6pm with the Grand Hotel $400 open barrel race held at 5pm.

Nominations for the rodeo events open on Tuesday and must be received before 8pm on 4627 4197.

The $2000 George Dennis Memorial open bull ride at 6 pm will be the star attraction pitting top riders against specially bred bucking bulls who know all the moves to dump riders.

Great prizemoney is up for grabs.

For more information contact Jasmin Scarf 07 4983 5043 or Wendy Durkin 07 4983 5190.

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