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The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.It is a unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of the Australian High Country and pioneering spirit. Held every April, the Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson's and Australia's most famous poem "The Man from Snowy River."The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and a beer, to enjoy traditional bush tucker and, of course, kick up their heels.The Festival offers contestant and visitor alike a unique opportunity to be part of the celebration of traditional Australian Bush skills that remain an essential part of Australia's heritage.The Man from Snowy River Horseman's Challenge, Art and Photography Exhibition, Bush Poetry and Music, The Re Enactment of Banjo's famous poem, Aussie Bush Idol and Ute Muster have grown to be events listed on calendars all over Australia.The event was first established in its current format in 1995, when promoter Jonathon King celebrated the centenary year of Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River." This was a celebration of bush folklore, skills and traditions based around the icon Jack Riley and all he represented. For more historical information, please see the Man From Snowy River Museum.
You can pre-purcahse your wristbands to save time in a que. Please visit the website for full details.
The festival office is located at 50 Hanson Street, Corryong. There will also be an office at the Recreation Reserve over the Festival weekend.