The King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge and Bush Festival is a widely enjoyed agricultural and community event showcasing the traditional skills of Australian Stockmen and women over an exciting and intense three-day challenge.
Competitors accumulate points for cattle work, pack-horse work, bareback riding, target whip cracking, horseshoeing, and cross-country jumping. Finalists further display their skill and courage in catching and leading a wild horse and riding a buckjumper, to determine who will be the next King of the Ranges.
A unique attraction is the King of the Ranges Bush Festival featuring a host of entertaining and traditional activities including bush cooking, bush poetry, famous folklore, whipcrack school for children, heavy horse races, bushcraft, billy goat cart races, live music, great food and good old fashioned Upper Hunter hospitality.
Bush camping is available on-site.
Enjoy celebrating Australian bush skills, tradition and heritage in beautiful Murrurundi at the foot of the Great Dividing Range where the New England Highway crosses from the Liverpool Plains into the Upper Hunter.