The Pit Pony Festival - The Whitsundays QLD
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The Pit Pony Festival - Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of May 2018


The Pit Pony Festival is celebrating Collinsville's heritage with the iconic Clydesdale. Fondly known in their town as "The Pit Pony". Join the festivities at the Collinsville Showgrounds on the May Day Weekend.

The first event will be the Festival Street Parade commencing at 9am from Collinsville MPHS on Garrick Street and continue to the Collinsville Showgrounds via Stanley Street

 Categories for the Street Parade include:

  • Best Themed Float
  • Pit Pony King and Queen (15 years & over)
  • Pit Pony Prince and Princess (8 to 14 years)
  • Pit Pony Tiny Tots
  • Best Decorated Bike

For further information on the Festival Street Parade categories click here. Download your Festival Street Parade Nomination Form here.


The Shiralee Clydesdales will participate in the parade and will be a popular attraction during the weekend with horse & carriage rides available for hire.

Market stalls under the Huge Shade Shed will see vendors both local and out of town displaying a variety of fresh produce, plants and homemade crafts to mention a few ...

The Collinsville Community Centre will have an exhibition on display with Arts & Crafts, Fresh Produce and Horticulture submitted by residents and students within the community.

Entertainment for all ages including amusement rides, Laser Skirmish and an Animal Petting Farm 

Miners Breakfast (Sunday Morning) from 7am followed by the Bush Poets Competition

FIREWORKS on Saturday Evening at 7pm!



Saturday from 8pm - The Fox Band 

Sunday from 4pm - Luella Widt



The Canteen will be in operation from 9am Saturday through to 9pm on Sunday with Burgers, Chips & Hot Dogs to fill the bellies and Hot beverages, Water & Softdrinks available to tame your thirst!

There will also be a LICENSED BAR available, open Saturday & Sunday from 1PM.


We hope to see you there to celebrate the amazing heritage of the iconic Collinsville Pit Pony!

Download your Pit Pony Festival Pavilion Show Booklet here.

Would you like to hold a market stall at the Pit Pony Festival? Please contact Christine on 0402 588 332


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