In a first for Holroyd City, there will be a rodeo arena, complete with traditional pyrotechnics, pulsating music and special effects at Holroyd City's 140th birthday celebrations on Saturday.
Holroyd Council is also expecting budding chefs to come out in force to hear MasterChef's Jay Huxley's healthy eating tips at Holroyd City's 140th celebrations on Saturday.
Huxley will be at Holroyd Gardens from 11am cooking up a storm for the masses.
After his 140-minute demonstration he will spend some time mingling with his fans and answering questions.
Holroyd City's all-day anniversary celebration will also include an old-fashioned rodeo, starting at 2pm.
The highlight of the rodeo will be the 40 cowboys who will attempt to stay on a one tonne raging bull for eight seconds in a bid to be crowned Holroyd Hay Alliance Rodeo Champion.
As with all good rodeos, there will be a clown to divert the bull's attention if and when the cowboys lose their grip.
Holroyd mayor Yvette Whitfield said the rodeo will symbolise the rural beginnings of the area.
“It will be an exciting spectacle for western Sydney as although rodeos are very popular in rural areas, the suburbs rarely have the opportunity to experience this very special kind of entertainment," Cr Whitfield said.
“The event aims to celebrate the unification of Holroyd’s pioneering rural past with the contemporary urban community that the city has evolved into."
For the car aficionados, NSW Ute Club has already confirmed 120 vehicles will be exhibited on the day, and proud car and ute owners can also register on the day to show off their pride and joy.
The cars and utes will be exbited from 11am to 6.30pm near the Pitt Street entry gate, with the top 10 receiving trophies.
Cr Whitfield will also pick her favourite to win a Supercheap Auto gift voucher, and the best club display will earn a cup trophy and bragging rights.
The council is reminding everyone to grab their old mobile phones on their way out the door for a chance to win great prizes.
A spokeswoman said the first 140 people to drop their mobile phone into the entry box in Holroyd City Council's tent will go in the running to win a new Sony Bloggie camera and camcorder, or one of three Sony DVD and CD packs.
For the children AFL NSW will be there to work on children's game skills and will also set up some fun inflatables.
Participants have a chance to win AFL tickets or footballs as well as autographed player cards.
Holroyd City’s 140th Celebrations will also feature:
- 140 Retail Specials Coupon Book
- 140 Years of Holroyd’s History Exhibition
- 140kg Recycle Clean Up
- 140 Recycled Mobile Phones
- 140km Seniors’ Bus Trip
- 140 New Friends on Facebook Competition
- 140 People Pass-the-Parcel Game
- Picturesque outdoor dining
- Exciting retail and food stalls
- Interesting exhibitions and displays
- Thrilling amusement rides
- Outstanding performances by community groups
- Engaging activities for all ages
- Impressive prizes and give-a-ways
- Spectacular fireworks
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