See You At The Races

The 2024 Race Day Program will be released in the lead-up to the event. 

The Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival joins forces with the Julia Creek Turf Club, to present the Multicom Resources Artesian Express Race Day, a fantastic day of outback country racing for visitors to the region who can rub shoulders with locals and visitors alike. Horses from all around the North West will be competing at one of the richest race meetings in the North West Queensland.

Gates open at 12:00 noon with a five-race card.

Each year we say it because each year we prove it – bush racing is alive and doing stronger than ever!

Official Race Queensland meet, the Artesian Express Race Day is staged by the Julia Creek Turf Club and has become an institution for Dirt’n’Dust Festival goers.

Donnie Harris, Multicom Resources And Rydweld Trackside Tastes

Immerse yourself in country luxury of the Donnie Harris, Multicom Resources And Rydweld Trackside Tastes VIP Marquee. Step into the western-themed “Saddle Up Saloon” and indulge in canapes while enjoying premium entertainment, private whisky bar including live entertainment by Josie and thrilling fun money casino tables.

You can purchase VIP passes to this exclusive trackside marquee which includes gate entry ($25), race book, canapés, complimentary drink on arrival, entertainment, fashions on the field exclusive registration, blackjack and roulette casino tables with fun money and whiskey bar.

Fashions on the Field 

Fashions on the Field is a big part of the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Race Day! The quality of fashions we continue to see each year during this event are simply stunning, they wouldn’t be out of place at Flemington! But don’t be scared, there will be others that are there exhausted from the Adventure Run who have only just managed to pull on clean clothes. Julia Creek is the sort of town where nothing is out of place.

Fashion Theme – The Best Of The Bush

Fashions on the Field: “Best of the Bush” is a spirited celebration of the rugged charm and timeless elegance synonymous with the Australian outback. Embracing the essence of the bush, this theme invites attendees to showcase their interpretation of outback style with a blend of tradition, adventure, and sophistication. Imagine a vibrant tapestry of earthy tones, inspired by the rich hues of the outback landscape – from dusty ochres to sun-kissed golds, pink and deep greens.

This Years Categories

2024 Categories are as follows:

  • Best Dressed
  • Best Suited
  • Best Pair -same sex or M/F
  • Best Hat/Millinery
  • Best Outfitted Family
  • Best Dress Strapper
  • Best-Themed Western
  • Best Dressed Senior Girl (13 to 17)
  • Best Dressed Senior Boy (13 to 17)
  • Best Dressed Junior Girl (6 to 12)
  • Best Dressed Junior Boy (6 to 12)
  • Tiny Tots (0 to 5)


Sat 20th April 2024, Gates open 12 noon.


McIntyre Park, Julia Creek Kynuna Rd, Julia Creek QLD 4823


Included in the DirtnDust WEEKEND PASS, with day tickets $25 Adult,  Child 17 and under free, no pensioner discount. Saddle- Up Saloon are $120pp – Limited Tickets. General entry tickets are available on the day, eftpos facilities available.




Donnie Harris, Multicom Resources And Rydweld “Saddle Up Saloon” Trackside Tastes

$120 pp – includes racecourse entry of $25, private marquee, canapes, Complimentary drink on arrival, Live music and entertainment, Fashions on the field easy access registrations, blackjack and roulette casino tables with fun money, and a dedicated whiskey bar for 18 and over. 

Tickets to Trackside Tastes “Saddle Up Saloon” are limited, and do sell out, with only 6 available per person. Be sure to book your tickets online here.

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