Click image to purchase your tickets now!
This year we celebrate the 150th Birthday of Banjo Paterson and the 100th year commemoration of the passing of Corryong’s iconic horseman Jack Riley. This Special Edition Souvenir Program will lead you on a journey of the Festival’s growth and development over the years and introduce you to a number of characters who have made this Festival the enjoyable event it is today.
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.
The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival was 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 historical information please refer to The Man from Snowy River Museum.
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 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 2013 Festival proved another huge success and tribute to lovers of all things Australian, huge crowds, great atmosphere, quality entertainment and tough competition proved a winner for all concerned. Definitely setting the standard for the 2014 Festival. So lock the dates in, organise your camping gear and bring your mates! …there’s too much fun for just one…