Australia's Biggest Bogan Festival to be held across Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shires

First we had Elvis, then Abba, and now hold on to your mullet - the shire is about to join with Forbes and Lachlan Shires to be part of Australia's Biggest Bogan Festival (ABBF).

ABBF will be held on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, across the three shires with the support of many, including pub venues such as the Cambridge Hotel, Railway Hotel Bogan Gate, Post Office Hotel in Forbes and the Condobolin Hotel.

There will be tickets for one-day and two-days and Friday's evening events will kick off at 6pm with a range of activities including Euchre, Kelly Pool, Darts, Best Mullet, Worst Smile, Worst Aussie Tattoo, Khe Sahn Karaoke, Husband Calling and much more.

Forbes Services Club are holding Bogan Bingo and a variety comedy show in a separate ticketed event.

Saturday will see the finals of the above events, comedy, entertainment and niche events such as the Aussie Bronze Drop and a Sausage Sandwich Eating Competition.

Organisers of Australia's Biggest Bogan Festival (ABBF) are proud to announce that they will be donating proceeds from cans and bottles via the Return and Earn scheme to Currajong Disability Services.

It is expected that there will be thousands of cans and bottles put through the machine during the inaugural festival.

"It is just another way for us to assist Currajong Disability Services," ABBF co-organiser Brad Gibson said.

"We can't thank Constable Hay Supplies enough for the truck, bin and this wonderful initiative. We are expecting a lot of people so this bodes well as we strive to raise money for Currajong," he said.

For Currajong Disability Services Communications and Marketing Manager, Dane Millerd, this initiative will assist Currajong immensely.

"It really is a regional festival and hopefully will bring many people to the region," he said.

"Whatever is raised I know we will put it to good use as we are always trying to update, replace and maintain our resources at Currajong which isn't cheap."

Brad said the festival will be live streamed by Steele Technologies and punters can view it wherever they are based in the world whether it be Boggabri, Bathurst or Berlin.

"Chris Franklin, Hype Duo, Benny Bogan, Sweaty Palms and Roger Ward are just some of the musos and entertainers we will have on hand," he said.

"There'll also be local acts including Domenick O'Kieran from Trundle, Amanda G from Bogan Gate, Three Quarters Full from Forbes and Victor Bogan and Rawson Road from Parkes."

Tickets are on sale now at