The Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles

15th to 17th November, Walcha NSW
The Freak Show - Festival of Motorcycles | Flat Track | Hill Climb | Customs | Smoke & Rubber
15th to 17th November, Walcha NSW
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Thrills & Spills, Curiosities & Wonderments

Dirt Hill Climb
Customs Motorcycle Show

Astounding Amusements
Show Off! Smoke and Rubber
Local Action
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Climb onto a motorcycle, any motorcycle, and the seriousness of life melts away. Doesn't matter if riding for you is about a sweeping mountain road, a blast along a bush trail, sliding around a dirt oval, or chugging down to the shops for a loaf of bread. No matter how you take your motorcycle, it just plain delivers that sense of Feel Good like no other.

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Flying Dirt & BURNT RUBBER. The most fun you can have with your leathers on!

American Flat Track

We’ve gone and built a regulation, competition-grade, 450-metre circumference flat track with perfectly cambered corners at either end, just so that you can get out there and bust some nice friendly dust.

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Dirt Drags

It’s easy! Give it heaps off the line. Just remember to brake. Seriously, some folks are having so much fun thrashing the gaskets of the rider in the other lane that they forget.

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Donut Ring

Do you ever just get the urge to jump on your motorcycle, give it some gas and just go round and around in circles, kicking up dust, making a racket, for no reason other than why the hell not? Well of course you do. And that’s why we have a donut ring. Get in there and go wild.

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Burn-Out Bar

And then there’s the Burnout Bar. Pull into a safety cage, secure the front wheel against the stops, dump the clutch and literally light up the tyre with every horse you can muster from your donk, all for the sheer why-the-hell-not insanity of destroying a perfectly good Michelin or Pirelli or whatever in front of delirious fans.

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Wheelies & Stoppies

Nothing pleases a crowd like a streaker on a super cold day. But as we’re banning streakers and it’ll be November, we’ll all just have to settle for wheelie and stoppie action, brought to the crowd by you and your bike.

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Welcome to Walcha Your bike-friendly home away from home

About Walcha

The town of Walcha in the New England High Country sits on the map where the glorious Oxley Highway intersects Thunderbolts Way. That’s two of the finest motorcycle roads in the country. Position, position, position, as they say.

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If you decide to camp, you’ll hardly be doing it tough. The campground is carpeted with soft luscious grass. Cattle grow fat around here for a reason. Overhead, meanwhile, the Milky Way and its billion and four stars will keep you company.

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Local action

Head into Walcha. There’s plenty to do and see. The joint will be awash with motorcycle eye candy – folks from all over coming and going.

Hungry? There’s a local-regional food & wine extravaganza put on to lure you away from the Festival hub, rides for the kids, prize animals to check out, and plenty more besides.

Make sure you call in and see the Antipodean Tynker and his incredible hand-built fantasticles constructed with “found” items – like the V16 supercharged two-stroke cruiser and other wonderments, in the town centre, just next door to the Old Walcha Cinema.

No need to ride or drive. Take the shuttlebus departing from the main Festival entrance on Darjeeling Road.

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Read all about it! LATEST NEWS

Get your esky and chair organised now

14 Oct 19 - Home Hardware Click and Collect


Can’t find accommodation in Walcha? Look here.

20 Sep 19 - Homes and farms come up all the time. Here's what's available right now


Dirt Drags replaces Hill Climb

20 Sep 19 - Due to circumstances beyond our control


Hurry! Tickets selling fast ( 14 Oct 19 ) - We'll soon have to close the gate READ MORE ...

Rodeo to give Friday night a kick! ( 4 Oct 19 ) - Hard landings promised... READ MORE ...

Live in or around Walcha? ( 20 Sep 19 ) - Your Festival entry is almost half price! READ MORE ...

See all the news at the bottom of the page ( 19 Sep 19 ) - The Movies, the Food, the Live Music lineup & more... READ MORE ...

LIVE MUSIC ( 28 Aug 19 ) - The much anticipated lineup has been announced! READ MORE ...

Support the region during this terrible drought ( 10 Aug 19 ) - Walcha needs you to come and enjoy yourself at the Festival READ MORE ...

Take the Oxley Highway Challenge ( 31 Jul 19 ) - Ride the road that pushes the dial to 11. READ MORE ...

Harely-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, Triumph, MV Agusta, Ural, BMW, Aprilia, Vincent, Buell, Indian, BSA, AJS, Norton ( 31 Jul 19 ) - A rider’s festival for all READ MORE ...

Raised from the dead. Frankenstein lives! ( 18 Jul 19 ) - Ben's 49 Harley is no longer the motorcycle it was born. READ MORE ...

Over 1000 Early Bird Tickets pre sold ( 1 Jul 19 ) - The Festival has motored past the 1000 tickets sold mark. READ MORE ...

Flat track places filling fast ( 30 Apr 19 ) - Book your place on the dirt oval READ MORE ...