Welcome to Winton Outback Festival
We’ve reached our 50 year milestone! Our very first Winton Outback Festival was launched back in 1972, an idea originally conceived by locals to help boost Winton’s local economy following years of drought. Fast forward to 2022 and our popular biennial event has drawn thousands of visitors to Winton every odd year. To celebrate this 50 year achievement, we’re holding a special one-off Anniversary Event Weekend from Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September 2022. Celebrations include our Golden Anniversary Gala Dinner under the Stars, live entertainment, Boulder Opal markets in Winton’s main street and Bush Poets Breakfast Recovery Show.
We’ll be back in 2023 with our full five days of quirky events again from 19 to 23 September. Held during the September school holidays it's perfect for families or anyone who loves the Aussie Outback. The festival's hilarious signature event, the Quilton Australian Dunny Derby, will top off all the outback fun including warm Outback hospitality and nightly live entertainment. Sports fans can test their skills with some gruelling sporting challenges including the Outback Century Cycle Challenge - the toughest, flattest cycling event in the Outback and Outback Iron Man, Woman and Junior events.