5 Reasons why you should book a day out at the sheep races

Ewe Nique Hobby Farm will hold their first ever sheep races this year!
18 May 2021
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm might be famous for a fun day out with the kids, but their new event is designed for the adults to have a bit of fun.

Originally the event was going to be adults only, but due to parents wanting to be able to bring their kids along, the hobby farm has decided the sheep race day will be a family friendly event!

So get ready for a fun day of racing on June 5, gates open at 12 noon with the first race to start about 1pm, the day will end at 4.30pm.

Not sure what a day at the sheep races would entail?  Read on to find five great reasons to book your ticket today.

Entertainment from two local emerging artists

Ally and Sarah will perform at the sheep races

Local musicians Ally and Sarah will be performing throughout the day.  The country music duo are sisters with soulful songs and impeccable harmonies.

They recently released their new EP Stronger, but they will perform other artists’ hits on the day unless originals are requested.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer with a few friends

Enjoy a glass of wine at the sheep race day

While you’re welcome to bring the kids, farmers Penny and Dave are also happy for you to come without them and book a babysitter for a relaxing afternoon!

Available on the day will be cheese platters to purchase, and a pig on a spit, as well as Penny’s delicious coffee!

And there will be a bar operating also so you can sit back and enjoy a few drinks and laughs with friends.

The animals!

The races are being held in the fresh air at the charming Ewe Nique Hobby Farm which has sheep, alpacas, peacocks, chickens and goats.

You can see the animals while you’re at the races and you’ll also get the chance to see the sheep parade around before each race to help you pick a winner.

And the lambing season has begun with cute babies being born!

Games and fun

Horseshoe throwing

Penny and Dave will keep the afternoon fun with games including sack races, horseshoe throwing, sweep stakes and more throughout the day.

There will also be a final race with all the previous winners running against each other to find the fastest sheep, and there will be a fashions of the field with the best flat footwear the winner.

Win a prize

The Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm Sheep Races are coming

Every entry ticket will give you $100 Monopoly money to faux bet on the sheep races held during the day.  At the end use your faux winnings to bid on some great donated prizes – the catch is you won’t know what you’re bidding on!

So what are you waiting for, grab a few friends together for a fun afternoon in the country.

Book online now!

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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