Start your morning right with a hearty breakfast and belly full of laughs at the bush poets breakfast.

Entertainment by local Winton performing Jessica White during breakfast before the show commences at 8:30AM.

Soothing campfire smoke drifts up through the morning sky, a distance rumble of laughter begins to emanate from the Winton Shire Hall, and a grand Outback tradition unfolds as keen fans hustle for a good seat, a warm breaky, and the Mateship that rises early with The Bush Poets Breakfast.

Host Marco Gliori welcomes those who are camped in ‘The Million Star Motel’ to a morning that invites, to the story-teller’s circle, contemporary poets and yarn spinners like Ray Essery, whose reputation is renowned in modern poetry folklore.

Once Marco waltzes his Matilda on stage, you can watch him stretch a lie further than most, encouraging a belief in the myth that ‘Poets Never Lie’!

Barbecue Balladist Errol Gray will have you laughing along to his original tunes, while the Poets Breakfast provides a feast of laughter, reflection, unique characters, and bulldust galore.

On the breakfast menu you’ll find bacon, sausages, eggs, tomato, hash browns, scrambled eggs, and baked beans, to get you fuelled up for the day ahead.

Funded by RACQ Foundation.

Got a way with words? Join us for your chance to compete in the Winton 1 Minute Poetry Cup!

So, you reckon you can scribble down a poem that lasts no longer than 1 minute?

If so, enter it by 8am Saturday Morning, and you’re invited on stage to recite it for the Outback Festival audience, and be in the winning for an Outback Festival souvenir pack, plus more!

WARNING – Go over 60 seconds and you will be gonged! Hilarious!


Adults – $25
Teens (13-17 yrs) – $20
Children (under 13 yrs) – $10


Adults – $15
Teens (13-17 yrs) – $10
Children (under 13 yrs) – Free

NOTE: All tickets must be purchased online at least 2 days prior to the event. There will be no tickets available at the door

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Winton Shire Hall, Winton Shire Council, 75 Vindex Street, Winton QLD 4735, Australia

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