The Compass Cup | Australia’s only cow race | 21 Jan 2017

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The Compass Cup – Australia’s only cow race

The Compass Cup is one of those wacky Australian events that shows our warped sense of humour.

Back in 1973, the local rural youth were looking at ways of making money for the local community, and having fun at the same time. Someone came up with the idea that hopping aboard an untrained cow and riding it would be fun. The thousands of people that have watched the Compass Cup since would definitely agree.

The Compass Cup is a cheap family day of fun. Entry for kids under 14 is by gold coin donation.

Family friendly activities at The Compass Cup

The event caters for the young, and not so young. There will be sideshows, farm animal zoo and a tractor pull for the kids, whilst there will be bar facilities, art craft and bric-a-brac stalls for the not so young. There will be an after-race concert running for over 6 hours with a very relaxed atmosphere

There will be some spectator participation in the events held. Bid on a cow in the auction to ride in the heats of the Compass Cup, and if all goes well, win the final!

Tickets to The Compass Cup

Adults and 14 years and over $8 | Children under 14 years gold coin donation

Tickets are available at the gate on the day. Proceeds go towards community groups


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Compass Cup website.

What: Compass Cup

When: Saturday 21 January 2017 | Gates open at 11 am

Where: Main Oval | Mt Compass, South Australia

Who: Everyone

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