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Preparations are in full swing for this year’s Man From Snowy River Bush Festival (April 11th-14th) which is expected to be one of the best attended and most successful in its 29-year history.

“We are genuinely excited with what we have in front of us in delivering the 2024 festival,” said festival chairman, Cameron Jackson.

“We were bold in our changes to The Challenge in 2023 and what a success it was!

“This year we see ‘tweaks’ to the preliminary events, not changes, which is testament to the thought and knowledge invested by the challenge committee – action packed events designed to test the competitor and keep the spectator on the edge of their seats.

“We are pleased to welcome back the Upper Murray Agricultural Field Day to run in conjunction with the festival this year. Due to the popularity we have changed venue to the recreation reserve and allowed exhibitors to continue through the weekend.

“This is not only exciting for our region but also local and regional suppliers of equipment and services.”

Festival support increases

Riley’s Ride this year is celebrating 35 years, the event actually outdating the festival itself.

“There are too many names to mention who have held this event together over its 35 years, from year one route planning and clearing to recovery from the 2003 alpine fires and then the most recent 2019-2020 bushfires,” Mr Jackson said.

“To our amazing sponsors, we simply would not be here without you. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and know this event and your exposure for being a part of it will continue to grow year on year.

“This year we welcome many new sponsors to the event making this are largest year yet in terms of sponsorship, showing great strength and attraction in our event.

“We of course must make special mention to RM Williams, our naming rights sponsor. It is exciting to see them go from strength to strength back in Australian ownership and we are genuinely excited with what the future holds collectively for both of our organisations.

“On behalf of the festival board and staff, welcome to our 2024 event and we once again look forward to delivering you another incredible festival.”

Corryong Courier 4 April 2024

This article appeared in the Corryong Courier, 4 April 2024.

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