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The wild Deni Ute Muster draws to a close after thousands of revellers let loose

The wild Deni Ute Muster festival wrapped up on Saturday following a two-day stint of live country music, booze and unusual activities.  

Some of the thousands of revellers who descended on the tiny town of Deniliquin in rural New South Wales even found a novel way of drinking their cold ones, using components of utes as makeshift drinking devices.

The event – dubbed Australia’s wildest festival – is known for its mullets, bare bottoms and burnouts.   

Driving competitions were also on the agenda as Ute drivers took part in the renowned and highly competitive Circle Work championships. 

They showcased their skills in completing circles, figure eights and drifting around the Sports Arena in their vehicles.

Each Ute was given a one-minute run and points were awarded for driving skills, number and execution of circles, number and execution of figure-eights and crowd reaction. 

 

Some of the Deni Ute Muster revellers found a novel way of drinking their cold ones during the two-day festival

The two-day Deni Ute Muster festival drew to a close on Saturday after thousands of revellers attended the event 

The two-day Deni Ute Muster festival drew to a close on Saturday after thousands of revellers attended the event 

Revellers are pictured taking part in the 2018 Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Revellers are pictured taking part in the 2018 Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Thousands of people descended on the small town of Deniliquin in rural New South Wales for the annual event 

Thousands of people descended on the small town of Deniliquin in rural New South Wales for the annual event 

The Go to Wo competition saw drivers running their Utes around a driving course and stopping with as much precision as possible at a so-called witches hat

The Go to Wo competition saw drivers running their Utes around a driving course and stopping with as much precision as possible at a so-called witches hat

A festival-goer lies on top of his Ute and holds a can of beer whilst smiling for a photo 

A festival-goer lies on top of his Ute and holds a can of beer whilst smiling for a photo 

One of the attendees of the Deni Ute Muster wears a hat with labels from previous festivals 

One of the attendees of the Deni Ute Muster wears a hat with labels from previous festivals 

The finals of the Ute driving competitions took place on Friday as the two-day festival reached its conclusion 

The finals of the Ute driving competitions took place on Friday as the two-day festival reached its conclusion 

Ute drivers took part in the Circle Work championships (pictured). They showcased their skills in completing circles, figure eights and drifting around the Sports Arena in their vehicles

Ute drivers took part in the Circle Work championships (pictured). They showcased their skills in completing circles, figure eights and drifting around the Sports Arena in their vehicles

The infamous Barrel Racing competition also took place. 

Two Utes at a time took off around a course set out by barrels, with the aim of getting around them as fast as possible without knocking them over.

The Go to Wo competition saw drivers running their Utes around a driving course and stopping with as much precision as possible at a so-called witches hat which had been laid out on the ground. 

The competitions concluded the two-day merriment in rural New South Wales, celebrating all things Aussie and above all the icon of the Ute.  

 The infamous Barrel Racing competition also took place. Two Utes at a time took off around a course set out by barrels

 The infamous Barrel Racing competition also took place. Two Utes at a time took off around a course set out by barrels

Utes are lined up at the annual Demi Ute Muster festival with some of the vehicles adorned with the Australian flag

Utes are lined up at the annual Demi Ute Muster festival with some of the vehicles adorned with the Australian flag

The driving competitions concluded the two-day merriment in rural New South Wales, celebrating all things Aussie and above all the icon of the Ute

The driving competitions concluded the two-day merriment in rural New South Wales, celebrating all things Aussie and above all the icon of the Ute

The Bachelor’s Nick Cummins, 30, was among the crowd at the annual festival and was seen posing for photos with fans. 

The Honey Badger flew into the festival on a private jet with a group of male friends, and documented his day on social media. 

About 20,000 people showed up to Deniliquin for the 20th Deni Ute Muster festival. 

The bogan’s paradise featured mud pits, gas-powered beer pipes and plenty of plaid. 

The Bachelor's Nick Cummins, 30, was among the crowd at the Deni Ute Muster in rural New South Wales on Friday

The Bachelor’s Nick Cummins, 30, was among the crowd at the Deni Ute Muster in rural New South Wales on Friday

Revellers have flung themselves headfirst and butt-naked into wild and iconic Aussie festivities over the past two days

Revellers have flung themselves headfirst and butt-naked into wild and iconic Aussie festivities over the past two days

The reality star posed for pictures with fans during the two-day festival in rural New South Wales, which wraps upon Saturday

The reality star posed for pictures with fans during the two-day festival in rural New South Wales, which wraps upon Saturday

A man with a partially-shaved head and a black hoodie smiles as he takes part in the celebrations at the start of the festival on Friday

A man with a partially-shaved head and a black hoodie smiles as he takes part in the celebrations at the start of the festival on Friday

A festival-goer wearing a black hoodie and sporting a unique haircut drinks beer from a can next to a ute as part of the 20,000-strong annual festival 

A festival-goer wearing a black hoodie and sporting a unique haircut drinks beer from a can next to a ute as part of the 20,000-strong annual festival 

A man in a cowboy hat performs some risky moves on a red mobility scooter near a caravan at the festival in rural New South Wales

A man in a cowboy hat performs some risky moves on a red mobility scooter near a caravan at the festival in rural New South Wales

A man wearing a red shirt and a hat holds up a can of beer at the 2018 Ute Muster celebration in the rural town of Deniliquin

A man wearing a red shirt and a hat holds up a can of beer at the 2018 Ute Muster celebration in the rural town of Deniliquin

A man wearing a cowboy hat poses next to a shirtless reveller lying down on the ground with writing scrawled across his back

A man wearing a cowboy hat poses next to a shirtless reveller lying down on the ground with writing scrawled across his back

There were also plenty of unique hairstyles to be marveled at during the festival. 

Deniliquin is the undisputed Ute Capital of the World and has been hosting the festival since 1999, when the region was struck by a crippling drought.  

This year, country singing sensations headlined the festival, including US singer Carrie Underwood, Aussie pop rock band Thirsty Merc and songwriter Kasey Chambers.

A host of local country and rock musicians also performed at the festival. 

The festival boasted a wide range of peculiar events and activities, which included a display of the finest utes from all over Australia, wood chop demonstrations, helicopter rides and lawnmower racing for the youngsters.

The event combined the unique activities with overnight camping. 

Ute drivers take part in the driving competitions at the Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales 

Ute drivers take part in the driving competitions at the Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales 

Ute drivers take part in the driving competitions at the Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Ute drivers take part in the driving competitions at the Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Revellers take part in the 2018 Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Revellers take part in the 2018 Deni Ute Muster festival in rural New South Wales

Festival goers sit round a campfire on Thursday evening after a day of merriment at the Deni Ute Munster festival 

Festival goers sit round a campfire on Thursday evening after a day of merriment at the Deni Ute Munster festival 

A man dressed in a T-shirt and trousers and wearing sunglasses bends over, with writing scribbled across his forehead in black pen

A man dressed in a T-shirt and trousers and wearing sunglasses bends over, with writing scribbled across his forehead in black pen

Revellers drink beer by a ute as part of celebrations of the icon of ute and all things Aussie at the annual Deni Ute Muster festival

Revellers drink beer by a ute as part of celebrations of the icon of ute and all things Aussie at the annual Deni Ute Muster festival

Revellers dressed in black celebrate the icon of ute and all things Aussie at the annual Deni Ute Muster festival

Revellers dressed in black celebrate the icon of ute and all things Aussie at the annual Deni Ute Muster festival

Among the 20,000-strong crowd was Channel 10's Nick 'the Honey Badger' Cummins, who attended the event despite The Bachelor final being just days away

Among the 20,000-strong crowd was Channel 10’s Nick ‘the Honey Badger’ Cummins, who attended the event despite The Bachelor final being just days away

Three revellers raise their beers in front of some utes as part of the Deni Ute Muster festival celebrations 

Three revellers raise their beers in front of some utes as part of the Deni Ute Muster festival celebrations 

The wild and iconic Aussie festival is a traditional country celebration of mud, beer, folk music and above all, utes

The wild and iconic Aussie festival is a traditional country celebration of mud, beer, folk music and above all, utes

The two-day festival runs from September 28-29 and draws a crowd of close to 20,000 people

The two-day festival runs from September 28-29 and draws a crowd of close to 20,000 people

Deni Ute Muster festival goers wear country hats and hold beer cans as they pose and smile for a photo 

Deni Ute Muster festival goers wear country hats and hold beer cans as they pose and smile for a photo 

A group of friends sit in a circle on fold-out chairs on the first day of the festival and begin drinking their first couple of beers

A group of friends sit in a circle on fold-out chairs on the first day of the festival and begin drinking their first couple of beers

 

  

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