Looking for something interesting to do this Australia Day? Well look no further and head on down to the Story Bridge Hotel’s cockroach races. Because there’s nothing more Australian than watching cockroaches race, right?
The Cocky races are a great fun day with plenty of atmosphere and entertainment. The races are an Australia Day tradition that have continued for 30 years. The event’s layout is similar to the National Festival of Beers in that the hotel takes over and closes Rotherham St. for a day and utilises the restaurant car-park as well, with tiered seating and even corporate boxes, the stage is set for a great race day. The day opens at 11am. There is a street stage live bands performing throughout the day, a dunking machine on the street always provides great entertainment in the hot Queensland summer.
It is a busy day, you can expect to see up to 7000 other avid cockroach punters throughout the day enjoying the races and sunshine.Contestants are encouraged to train and b.y.o roach but there is also a house stable with roaches available to be bought for $5.00. Also there is the best Stable Costume Competition for teams and the Miss Cocky Competition. The music and fun continues into the night.
Don’t miss out on all the fun!