Melbourne Cup Day in the South Burnett


5 November 2017

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46th Annual Kumbia Melbourne Cup Race Day Meeting:

The Kumbia Racing Club will be holding their 46th Annual Melbourne Cup Day Race Meeting.


WHERE:  Kumbia Racetrack

WHEN:  Tuesday November 7th


The first is race is off and racing leaving the barriers around 12:45pm.

This very popular 5-card event is the only live Cup Day race meeting in the South Burnett and it always attracts a great crowd.

This year also marks the Kumbia Race Club's 90th birthday so there'll be an extra special Fashions of the Field parade with really great prizes for the best-dressed man and woman and the most spectacular hat.

There will also be a bar, BBQ, and the Luncheon Hall in operation, along with the lively Kumbia State School Wine & Cheese Bar.

Enjoy full Sky-TV race meeting coverage, a vigorous betting ring, and big screen coverage of that other race meeting in Melbourne.

Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions. More details? Contact the Kumbia Race Club Secretary on (07) 4163-7200.


Image:  Kumbia Melbourne Cup Facebook

Melbourne Cup Lunch – Nanango:

Catch Melbourne Cup Fever at this Emirate Melbourne Cup Day.


WHERE:  Nanango RSL , Henry Street

WHEN:  Tuesday November 7th

TIME: Doors open at 10AM

CONTACT:  The RSL on (07) 4163.1375

Guests can enjoy free entry, a courtesy bus and a Melbourne Cup Lunch all at the Nanango RSL.

There will be a ‘Best Dressed’ competition, full table service and big screen coverage of the race.

Everyone is welcome!


Melbourne Cup Lunch – Murgon:

Murgon is getting into the Melbourne Cup festivities.


WHERE:  Murgon Services Club, 70 Gorse Street, Murgon

WHEN:  Tuesday November 7th

COST: $25 per person

CONTACT:  The club on (07) 4168.1819

Guests at the club can enjoy a two course Melbourne Cup lunch which includes a complimentary drink on arrival and a free bet along with big screen coverage of the race that stops the nation.



Melbourne Cup Lunch – Blackbutt:

Where to go for Melbourne Cup Day in Blackbutt?  Look no further.


WHERE:  Blackbutt RSL, corner Douglas and Muir Street

WHEN:  Tuesday November 7th

This is a BYO Melbourne Cup Lunch.  Doors will open at 10AM with the first race of the day screening at 10:40AM.

Guests are encouraged to bring a plate for a shared lunch – everyone is welcome!



Melbourne Cup Lunch – Proston:

A Melbourne Cup Day Lunch will be held at the Proston Community Hall.


WHERE:  Proston Community Hall, Rodney Street, Proston

WHEN:  Tuesday November 7th


Guests at this $20 per head event will enjoy a great two-course lunch, sweeps, and watching the big race live onscreen. 

Tickets can be obtained from Leanne at Proston Post Office or by phoning Val on (07) 4168-9391.




Melbourne Cup Day Lunch – Kingaroy:

Complimentary glass of Moscato or soft drink on arrival!


WHERE:  The Kingaroy RSL, Markwell Street, Kingaroy

WHEN: Tuesday November 7th

COST:  $20 Per person

Enjoy a two course “grazing plate” lunch, watch the race on the big screen and enjoy sweeps.

Everyone is welcome! More details? Phone the RSL on (07) 4162.4881


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