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There are a variety of events and festivals throughout the Southern Tablelands over the year of interest to the community and its visitors. Major events are listed here as they come to hand (dates & details of annual fixtures may be available only closer to the event).

For details of sporting events, see our Sports & Recreation pages; for details of cultural activities - theatre, music, exhibitions - see our Arts & Crafts Directory.

Information courtesy of Goulburn District Tourism, Boorowa Tourism, Braidwood & Villages Tourism, Upper Lachlan Tourism, Yass Valley Tourism, Young Tourism, and other sources.

Disclaimer: Information correct at time of inclusion. No responsibility taken for any loss or damage incurred in acting on this information. Details of events can change at any time. If in doubt, please contact the principals of the events advertised.

For free inclusion of events and festivities in the Southern Tablelands on these pages, please contact the webmaster.

APRIL 2014

brigadoon
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5 APR: BUNDANOON IS BRIGADOON

For one day every year the mythical village of Brigadoon rises from the mists, and Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands become Brigadoon - one of the world's largest Highland Gatherings.

Hundreds of pipers and drummers, a street parade, massed bands, Highland Games (toss the caber!), and hundreds of stalls, displays and activities.

Bundanoon is Brigadoon normally attracts over 15,000 visitors from around Australia, and is one of the major events of the Southern Highlands.

Not to be missed! Whether you are of Scots ancestry, or looking for one of the most enjoyable and interesting of days out with the family, a trip to Brigadoon will be a day to remember.

Lots of things to do and see, and heaps of activities for the kids to join in.

Bundanoon Oval, Bundanoon

5 APR: LAMBING FLAT FESTIVAL, YOUNG

Annual heritage festival which features a re-enactment of the reading of the Riot Act during the 1860's uprising on the gold fields.

Gold Panning Demonstrations, re-enactment of the reading of the Riot Act, Horse and Carriage rides, Bush Poetry, Live entertainment & lots more.

For more information contact Young Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (02) 6382 3394 - Fax: (02) 6382 5085 - email: info@visityoung.com.au

Arboretum Park, Main Street, Young

5 APR: ROBERTSON WOOL FESTIVAL

The South Coast & Southern Tablelands Region of the Black & Coloured Sheep Breeder's Association of NSW Inc, will be holding their 32nd Annual Wool Festival Day from 10.00am to 2.30pm.

During the day there will be top quality natural coloured and white sheep fleeces for sale, as well as a number of traders selling their woollen products, spinning and weaving supplies. For entertainment there will be a Fashion Parade and Speed Knitting competition.

Our members are only too happy to assist anyone in the fields of sheep breeding, fleece quality, spinning and weaving etc. So please feel free to spend the day with us and enjoy the fun. Tea and coffee, etc, will be available on the day. Entry is free.

For more information contact 0427 600 528.

Robertson School of Arts, Illawarra Highway, Robertson.

6 APR: GOULBURN SWAP MEET

One of Australia's largest swap meets, conducted by the Goulburn-Mulwaree Rotary Club - mostly market vehicle parts.

Admission $4, children 14 and under free.

Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road, Goulburn

12 APR: LAMBING FLAT CHINESE FESTIVAL, YOUNG

The festival celebrates the contribution of the Chinese to the development of Australia with a local twist featuring Chinese Lion Dancing, Chinese Food Stalls, Tai Chi, martial arts, a Hilltops Wine Expo, market stalls, re enactment for the Lambing Flat riots .

For more information contact Young Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (02) 6382 3394 - Fax: (02) 6382 5085 - email: info@visityoung.com.au

Anderson Park, Young

Bookham Sheep Show12 APR: BOOKHAM SHEEP SHOW AND COUNTRY FAIR

The showcase for breeders of the quality superfine, fine and medium woolgrowing sheep of the region. Six classes for ewes and pens of ewes, also commercial wethers. Ribbons, sashes and championship trophies. A feature is the Junior Judging Competition with expert commentary from experienced judges.

Craft and produce stalls, sheep dog trials, food stalls, dog flyball or terrier racing, Jumping Castle and other events for kids, country and western entertainers.

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm. Admission is free and all profits go to the Red Cross and Hospital Auxiliary.

For further Information phone (02) 6227 7843

Bookham Recreation Ground, Hume Highway (35kms from Yass towards Gundagai)

13 APR: HILLTOPS SPANISH WNE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

A day of food, wine and family fun to celebrate the official opening of Harden's upgraded main street.

Open 11.00am to 3.00pm.

For more information contact Young Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (02) 6382 3394 - Fax: (02) 6382 5085 - email: info@visityoung.com.au

Neil Street, Harden

21 APR: JERRAWA SHOW

Annual agricultural show with Ute Show.

Showground, Coolalie Road, Jerrawa.

21 APR: BRAIDWOOD RODEO

Annual rodeo. Food stalls, entertainment, sideshows and bar facilities followed by presentation dinner and dance. Commences 9.00am.

Braidwood Showground, Braidwood.

25 APR: ANZAC DAY DAWN SERVICE

Held from 5.00am to 7.00pm at Goulburn War Memorial. Hot drinks and refreshments available after the service - museum open all day.

For more information phone M. Bullivant, (02) 4823 4462

Goulburn War Memorial & Museum, Rocky Hill, Goulburn.

26 - 27 APR: BRAIDWOOD FUNDRAISER CAMPDRAFT

Two day event to raise funds for the Braidwood Showground.

For more information contact 0248 475 063

Braidwood Showground, Braidwood.

Harden Gold Trail Festival26 - 27 APR: HARDEN SHIRE GOLD TRAIL FESTIVAL

Annual festival with re-enactment of historic events 1860 - 1897 connected to the discovery of gold on the Burrangong Goldfields. Features this year include Bushranger's Dinner on Friday at 7.00pm at the historic Barnes Buildng in Murrumburrah.

Colonial Festival on Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm with historic reenactments, trade and craft, demonstrations, Cobb & Co mail coach rides; and historic displays, live music, dancing, games, billy cart derby, gold panning and market stalls at the showground Sunday.

Wheelchair access, free parking. Good walking shoes are recommended.

For more information phone: 0408 763 778

Murrumburrah Showground, Woolrych Street, Murrumburrah

TBA: OPEN GARDENS, CROOKWELL

Open Garden Scheme events around Crookwell and Garden Lovers Market.

For more information phone Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre (02) 4832 1988

MAY 2014

3 - MAY: BOOROWA PICNIC RACES

Annual picnic race meet. Held 12.00noon TO 5.00pm.

For more information phone 6380 2000

Boorowa Showground, Ballyryan Road, Boorowa.

ATTESTATION PARADE, NSW POLICE COLLEGE, GOULBURN

Traditional ceremony where students at the College are accepted as Probationary Constables for the NSW Police Force.

Held at 10.00am. For further information contact Police College at 4828 8501.

Goulburn Police College, McDermott Drive, Goulburn.

Braidfwood Heritage Festival
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3 MAY: BRAIDWOOD HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Celebration of Braidwood's heritage, with activities around the village introduced by the Town Crier. Traditional crafts and vehicles in Ryre Park; parade in main street; stalls of items featuring traditional and heritage skills;

For more information phone (02) 4842 1793 - email braidwoodheritagefestival@gmail.com

Wallace Street, Braidwood.

Campout Weekend3 - 4 MAY: BACK TO BASICS - CAMPOUT MUSIC SESSION AND CAMPFIRE WEEKEND

Singing, camping, campfires and living with nature.

Fundraiser for Windellama Rural Fire Brigade and other local charities. Friday night campfire; Saturday....Walkup Entertainment from 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Drinking water only. Food and drinks at affordable prices. No bar facilities. BYO chairs, torch, voices, instruments (so you can join in), and all weather gear and long johns. Tickets Adult $20.

For more information contact 4844 7118 or email: backtobasicsmusic@hotmail.com

Windellama

Apple Day4 MAY: APPLE DAY - TALLONG

The Tallong Community Focus Group, is organising a Family & Friends Fun Day and celebrations to recognise the heritage of Tallong. Apples will be the theme of the day and any profits will be distributed to the local community.

Lots of street market stalls (new stallholders welcome), lots of local produce, apple juice, cider pressing, plenty  food and refreshments, novelty games for the children including a petting zoo, apple peeling, pie-eating competitions, apple sculpture competitions, an apple granny art competition, archery for adults and kids, Mrs T's signature Bake-off competition, music entertainment all day, opportunities to buy pies, cakes, tarts, chutneys etc, and this year for the first time a Fleece to Garment competition. This will involve the shearing of a sheep on the day. Then, teams of spinners and knitters will spin and knit a garment. Other teams will felt a garment straight from the fleece. Speed is everything, so the competition will be hot. We have already got commitments from teams from Goulburn Handweavers and Spinners and the Illawarra Felters.

Open from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Gold coin donation welcome. For more information contact 0438 619 846

Memorial Hall and surrounds, Tallong

Pumpkin Festival
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4 MAY: COLLECTOR VILLAGE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Annual harvest festival celebrating the pumpkin. Starts with the Pumpkin Festival Ball on Saturday evening followed by festivities on the Sunday.

Over 60 market stalls, music and entertainment, vintage farm machinery and classic cars and rural demonstrations. Activities for all the family. Entrance $5, children free.

For more information contact: 0414 881 512 - email: info@pumpkinfestival.com.au

Collector Memorial Hall and village.

31 MAY - 1 JUN: QUILT SHOW, YOUNG

Annual quilt show by Lions Club of Young Inc. Entrance $5, under 16 free; proceeds to charity. Open 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Quilts judged by Viewers Choice. A great way to display your work and assist with fundraising at the same time. Stalls, demonstrations, raffle prizes,

For more information phone 6382 4498 or email: carmel.price7@bigpond.com

Young Town Hall, Booroowa Street, Young.

TBA: GOULBURN NORTH P.S. FUN & FIREWORKS NIGHT

An evening of fun and fireworks for all the family. Gates open 3.30pm. Amusement Rides, Sample bags, fairy floss, face painting, lucky dips, stalls, BBQ & Glow in the dark toys. Unlimited ride tickets available between 4.00pm and 7.00pm.

Tickets available at gate.

For more information phone 0428 298 157

Union Street, Goulburn.

JUNE 2014

Patchwork weekend
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28 - 29 JUN: GUNNING PATCHWORK WEEKEND

A weekend of 7 workshops designed to cater for beginners, experienced and enthusiastic piecers, those who are hoarding UFOs (unfinished objects) and also a workshop for appliqué lovers.

Activities include Mystery Dinner Tour, lucky door prizes and competitions.

Enrolment forms available on the website - places limited.

For further information phone 4845 1617.

TBA: ANNUAL ART SHOW, TARALGA

Annual Art Show now in its 12th year.

Also free workshops: this year a Printmaking workshop for children 8 years and over and Oil Painting for adults. Bookings essential.

Open 10.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday.

For more information and bookings phone Jan Green - 4840 6101.

Taralga Memorial Hall

TBA: ANNUAL POULTRY SHOW, GOULBURN

Annual show of the Goulburn Poultry Fanciers Society with over 800 entries. Waterfowl, hard and soft feather fowl (standards and bantams) at their best. Judging commences 9.00am.

Hot food and refreshments available. Spectator admission free. For more information phone 4844 7133.

Goulburn Showgrounds, Braidwood Street, Goulburn

JULY 2014

HARDEN & DISTRICT POULTRY CLUB SHOW

Annual show. Open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For more information phone (02) 6386 2551 (AH).

Murrumburrah Showground,  Woolrych Street, Murrumburrah

HARDEN ALL BREEDS CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW

Organised by the Harden-Murrumburrah & District Kennel Club, this is the district's premier dog show, with 600 dogs on show.

For more information phone (02) 6386 4322.

Murrumburrah Showground, Woolrych Street, Murrumburrah

AUGUST 2014

1 - 31 AUG: FIRESIDE FESTIVAL

The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter in the Canberra region throughout the month of August. Held across 25 venues, the festival includes degustation dinners, cooking classes, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and relaxing B&B packages all with a winter theme.

For more details, visit www.firesidefestival.com.au

For more information contact 6226 2557.

Yass village and surrounds.

ANNUAL SPRING POULTRY SHOW

Goulburn Poultry fanciers' annual show. Commences 9.00am, entry free. Refreshments available.

Goulburn Show Grounds, Braidwood Road, Goulburn.

30 -31 AUG: ANNUAL GRABINE CLASSIC.

Fresh water fishing competition. with over $14000 in prizes.

Registration at 12.00noon on the Thursday; weigh-in commences 10.00am Friday. Prize divisions include weigh-in of trout, cod, catfish, silver perch, golden perch and carp for seniors and juniors.

Entry fees $20 adults, $10 juniors & pensioners. Entry forms available from 'The Secretary, Grabine Freshwater Fishing Tournament, Queen Street, Binda.

For further information contact the Secretary, Grabine Freshwater Fishing Tournaments Inc., C/-Queen Street, Binda, NSW, 2583, or telephone (02) 4835 6024 or (02) 4832 1846 after hours. <-- last full weekend Aug -->

Grabine State Park, Grabine.

SEPTEMBER 2014

5 - 6 SEP: ANNUAL SHOW - HARDEN - MURRUMBURRAH

Annual agricultural show.

For more information contact PO Box 214 Harden 2587; phone (02) 6386 5060; fax (02) 6386 5061; email jantekooti@yahoo.com.au

Murrumburrah Showground, Woolrych St, Murrumburrah

DAFFODIL TEA AND SPRING FAIR

Annual Fair featuring flower show, stalls, auction and refreshments. Open 9.00am to 3.00pm.

For more information phone (02) 4843 8122.

St. Luke's Church Hall, Taralga

WOMBAT RALLY

Annual bikers rally with camping, entertainment, stalls.

Opens Friday night. Entry $25 or $15 after 9.00pm for fireworks and entertainment. For more information phone 1412 126 489.

Young Sports Ground, Young

GUNNING FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Annual fireworks festival with one of the largest display finales outside of Sydney.

Pyrotechnic demonstrations, market stalls, entertainment, food stalls and children's activities. Open 3.00 - 10.00pm.

For more information contact PO Box 7185 Watson ACT 2602; phone (02) 4845 1051; info@gunningfireworksfestival.com.au

Gunning Showground

HARDEN PONY CLUB GYMKHANA

Starts 8.30am. Entry $20 per perfson/family $45. Camping available.

For more information contact 0427 862 173

Murrumburrah Showground, Woolrych Street, Murrumburrah

GOULBURN TO SYDNEY CYCLE CLASSIC

Annual classic bike race from Goulburn to Sydney.

Main race leaves Clifford Street, Goulburn 7.30am, then travels through the Highlands, Wollondilly, Camden and on to Sydney.

For more information phone: (02) 9820 4011

Montague Street, Goulburn

TURNING WAVE FESTIVAL

A festival of music, song, poetry and dance featuring Irish and Australian folk music with local overseas artists.

Concerts, workshops, jam sessions and markets.

For more information contact info@turningwave.org.au

Various venues, Yass

20 - 23 SEP: ANNUAL SHOW - YOUNG

Annual agricultural show with contunuous entertainment, demonstrations, stalls, pavilion exhibits, ring activities and evening fireworks.

For more information contact PO Box 154 Young 2594; phone (02) 6382 2079.

Goulburn Showgrounds, Braidwood Road, Goulburn

ANNUAL CHARITY BOOK FAIR

Goulburn-Mulwaree Rotary's annual book fair supports Rotary charities and activities.

Books, CDs and DVDs on sale.

Next door to Mission Australia building, Auburn Street, Goulburn

Taralga Museum
Presbyterian Church (c.1870s), now Taralga Museum.
TARALGA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - 0PEN DAY

The Society's annual open day, held at the Museum every Sunday in the long weekend in October.

Arts and crafts stalls, produce, fun and games for all the family. Commences 1.30pm.

The museum and archives will be opened for those wishing to see something of the past of the town, or catch up on the history of the families of the area.

For more information contact: Mary Chalker, (02) 4840 2084.

Taralga Museum, Orchard Street, Taralga.

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OCTOBER 2014

Field days
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18 - 19 OCT: MURRUMBATEMAN FIELD DAYS

An annual event dedicated to small area farming, with exhibitors displaying a wide range of machinery, equipment and services with over 400 exhibitors including: Farm machinery of all types; Water tanks; Specialty foods; Trees and plants; A range of clothing; Farm and workshop tools; Community and support groups.

Open 8.00am to 5.00pm each day. Parking free, admission Adults $15 each day; children 6 - 16 free ; family and weekend passes available.

For more information contact the Field Days Office: (02) 6227 5895

Barton Highway, Murrumbateman

LILAC FESTIVAL

Australia's longest continuously-run community festival. Activities and entertainment featured in the city on the weekend.

For more information phone (02) 4821 1839.

Goulburn and surrounds.

BRIBAREE SHOW

Annual agricultural show with pavilion displays, ring events, working dogs, sheep and wool exhibits, refreshments. Rides and activities for all the family.

Open 8.00am - 5.00pm. For more information phone (02) 6383 2256.

Bribaree Showgrounds, Bribaree

Harden Kite FestivalHARDEN KITE FESTIVAL

A fabulous family festival with kite flying & competitions for all ages with $700 in prizes and lucky draws to be won. Jumping castle, merry-go-round and free face painting for the kids. Lots of food and market stalls. A classic vehicle display for car enthusiasts. Demonstrations of paragliding, kite buggy, land boarding, radio control model flying and, weather permitting, ballooning. Live music by Phat Boyz.

Bring your own kite or buy one on the day. This is an alcohol-free event.

Open 11.00am to 5.00pm. Entry by donation.

For more information phone: 6386 3526.

Harden Picnic Race Course, Harden

MARULAN KITE FESTIVAL

See Marulan's best art and craft work on the 19th; kite making and competitions, children's games on the 20th; Kite Festival on the 21st with pony rides, jumping castle, animal farmyard. Market stalls, BBQ & refreshments.

Open 9.00am to 4.00pm. For more information phone (02) 4841 1502.

Marulan Hall & Tony Onions Park, Marulan

Galong Patchwork Weekend
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24 - 26 OCT: GALONG PATCHWORK WEEKEND

Galong Progress Association Crafters present a live-in weekend of classes, workshops and tutorials. Accommodation available including meals and tutorials. For bookings ontact Lesley Dopson, (02) 63867253 - email happypossum1@hotmail.com

St. Clements Retreat & Conference Centre, Galong,

HARDEN PICNIC RACES

Annual picnic races starting at 1.00pm. Six race program, food stalls, bars and fashion.

For more information phone: 0401 066 734.

Harden Race Course, Burley Griffin Way, Harden

Bungendore Rodeo
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BUNGENDORE RODEO

The Bungendore Rodeo is presented by the St Mary's and St Philip's Combined Churches Rodeo Association Incorporated. The Rodeo and Campdraft are conducted each year in October and November respectively.

Car parking and basic camping facilities. Food, merchandising outlets, drink bars and entertainment rides.

Events include bull, bareback riding; saddlebronc; steer wrestling; rope & tie; team roping; ladies barrel race; breakaway roping; steer undecorating.

For further information contact (02) 6238 1408

Rodeo Equestrian Sports & Recreation Reserve, Kings Highway, Bungendore.

TBA: BURRANGONG PICNIC RACES - YOUNG

Annual picnic races from noon to 6.00pm.

For more information phone: (02) 6382 2130

Young Race Course, Temora Road, Young

TBA: GUNNING SPRING ART SHOW & SALE

Art exhibition and sale over several days - with Fireworks and Car Boot Sale on the weekend.

Catholic Parish Hall, Cullivan Street, Gunning

NOVEMBER 2014


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1 - 2 NOV: CLASSIC YASS - CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE MOTORING

On Saturday: Celebration of Heritage Motoring - Heritage Vehicle Display, Live music, Vintage Fashion Parade with $100 prize, Memorabilia, Food, Wine & Photo Competition.  Saturday night Charity Dance; Billy Cart Derby - two lanes, and categories for all ages including Seniors and a Ladies category.  Novelty and Timed classes with $1000 Prize Money;  Yass Farmers Markets 10.00am - 1.00 pm at St Augustine's Hall, Meehan Street - fresh produce, baked goods, jams, oils, soaps, arts & crafts plus a jumping castle; Art Trail featuring the arts & culture of the Yass Valley Shire through exhibitions, open studios, workshops & music.; Hobby Expo - enthusiasts come together to display their passion and skills. 

On Sunday: Art Trail & Open Gardens -  a diverse range of house and gardens are open for one day in Yass,   $10 will get you in all 4 House and Gardens .

10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Admission free. For more information contact (02) 6227 1111.

Banjo Paterson Park, Meehan Street Yass

1 - 2 NOV: TUBBUL CAMPDRAFT

An ABCRA affiliated event. Competitors in all age groups compete over 3 days with 2 rounds and finals. Gates open 3.00pm Friday, 6.00am Saturday and 7.00am Sunday.

For more information contact (02) 6382 1707.

Bribabaree Showground

Rose Show15 - 16 NOV: ANNUAL ROSE SHOW - GOULBURN

Quota International's annual Rose Show. Opening ceremony and dinner on the Friday night $20 per person; open on Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm - $2 per person.

For more information phone (02) 4821 7270.

St. Saviour's Hall, Bourke Street, Goulburn


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WINE, ROSES AND ALL THAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Held at 22 cellar doors across the Canberra District, the region's finest wineries will come alive with wine tastings, delicious local cuisine and entertainment during the first weekend of November.

Meet some of Canberra's highly acclaimed vignerons while sampling their award-winning reds and whites all against a backdrop of live music.

For more details, contact (02) 6205 0044 or visit www.canberrawines.com.au.

 

WINDELLAMA SMALL FARMS FIELD DAY

Annual field day featuring Landcare, demonstrations & children's activities. The day will feature sustainable and rural-focussed exhibits, seminars, a speakers' corner, displays, demonstrations plus educational and commercial exhibits to provide visitors with a wealth of ideas and information about living and working on small rural properties. Children's activities, market stlls, refreshments.

Gates open 9am. Admission: Adults - $5, Pensioners $3, Children under 15 free. Windellema Museum will also be open.

For more information contact (02) 4844 5120

Windellama Hall, Windellama

CCCMA
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8 - 9 NOV: CMA ANNUAL TALENT QUEST

The Cherry Capital Country Music Association Inc. presents its annual talent quest.

For more information about the Association and its monthly meetings, or applications for the talent quest contact PO Box 923 Young 2594 or phone Kate Sneddon (02) 4822 6433.

Young Services Club Auditorium, Cloete Street, Young Information for members and their guests

Quilt Event
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22 NOV: BRAIDWOOD QUILT EVENT

In November each year, the historic town of Braidwood becomes a mecca for quilters and tourists alike as it hosts this year the 12th Quilt Event and the famous 'Airing of the Quilts' on the Saturday.

In magnificent spring weather the main street is aglow with colour as quality quilts are strung up on the first floor verandahs with a backdrop of intricate and ornate iron work and wood.

Quilts also decorate shop windows, restaurants and cafes, and are exhibited Indoors. Plus indoor exhibition Saturday & Sunday at the National Theatre. Some 500 quilts are usually displayed.

A Fringe Festival will offer open artist's studios, quilt, textile and nostalgic exhibitions in the churches, open gardens sponsored by the Australian Open Garden Scheme and the Ryrie Park markets.

For more information contact Braidwood Quilters Inc, PO Box 135, Braidwood, NSW 2622. Phone (02) 4842 2355

Wallace Street, Braidwood.

22 NOV: OPEN GARDENS - BRAIDWOOD

In conjunction with the Braidwood Quilt Festival, some of Braidwood's best gardens will be open for inspection on the weekend.

For more information contact act@opengarden.org.au or phone (03) 5424 8061

TARALGA HERITAGE RALLY

Displays and demonstrations of vintage farm machinery, cars, bikes, tractors, steam engines, from 10.00am each day.

Activities include vintage tractor pull, tractor trek, threshing display, hand loaded baling, heritage games for kids and live entertainment on the Saturday night. On site camping and catering available.

Admission $10 adults, students free.

For more information contact 0425 270 763

Taralga Showground, Taralga.

CROOKWELL ROTARY SWAP MEET

Annual swap meet and market day. Car parts, autos, books, tools, antiques & collectibles, arts & crafts. Open 6.00am to 1.00pm.

Display of steam engines, vintage cars & bikes and horse drawn vehicles.

For more information phone (02) 4832 2153

Crookwell Showgrounds

Spring Racing carnival
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GOULBURN SPRING RACING CARNIVAL

Spring racing carnival with live racing on Melbourne Cup Day; Goulburn City Cup Day and Workers Club Anniversary Cup.

For further information contact 4822 2222.

Goulburn Race Track, Racecourse Drive, Goulburn

YASS RODEO

Annual rodeo. Camping and stabling available at the venue. Bar and centeen open.

Open at 10.00am, finishes 10.00pm. Admission $15 adults, $40 family, school age children $10.

For more information phone 0409 912 267

Yass Showground, Grand Junction Road, Yass

CONVOY FOR KIDS

Procession of vehicles starts 10.00am followed by carnival at the Recreation Area (Mundy Street). Admission gold coin donation.

North Goulburn to Auburn Street, Goulburn

DECEMBER 2014

CAROLS BY GLOWSTICK - LAGGAN

Annual carol singing.

Laggan

Cherry Festival5 - 7 DEC: NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL - YOUNG

Cherry Festival Street Parade, Cherry Festival Ball, Cherry Festival Carnival, Celtic Tattoo Spectacular, The BIG Breakfast, Heritage Train Rides,  Cherry Festival Bush Poets Competition & Breakfast, Jam Factory & Orchard Tours, Young & Region Farmer's Market, Market Day, Art & Photography Exhibitions, 'pick your own' cherries and lots more...

For more information contact Young Visitor Information Centre
Phone: (02) 6382 3394 - Fax: (02) 6382 5085 - email: info@visityoung.com.au

ATTESTATION PARADE, NSW POLICE COLLEGE, GOULBURN

Traditional ceremony where students at the College are accepted as Probationary Constables for the NSW Police Force.

Held at 9.00am. For further information contact Police College at 4828 8525.

Goulburn Police College, McDermott Drive, Goulburn.

CAROLS IN THE PARK

Annual carol singing.

Colman Park, Goulburn Street, Crookwell

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - YOUNG

Come along and enjoy a relaxed, fun time carroling! Activities for all the family.

Commences 6.00pm with music at 7.30pm. Admission free.

Carrington Park, Young

22 DEC: COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CAROLS - GOULBURN

Christmas fun for the kids and all the family in the centre of town with live performances and fireworks. Carols from 6.00pm to 10.30pm.

For more information phone 4821 1044.

Belmore Park, Goulburn

JANUARY 2015

3 JAN: MICALONG CREEK ANNUAL CRICKET MATCH

Micalong Creek Cricket Club (Campers) vs. Wee Jasper (Locals) Cricket Match.

Annual match pits the bush cricket skills of the locals of the beautiful Wee Jasper valley against the campers who visit every year.

An entertaining day for the whole family on the banks of the beautiful Micalong Creek. The match is followed by the traditional fire hose tug-o-war where the losing cricket team tries to regain their pride.

BBQ Lunch, cold and hot drinks available. New players aged over 12 welcome, sign up on the day or get in touch beforehand. All welcome. Great day out! Commences 10.00am.

Micalong Creek Camping Reserve, Nottingham Road, Wee Jasper

BRAIDWOOD CAMPDRAFT

Two days of competition commencing 7.00am each day.

Prepaid postal entries to be sent to Braidwood Campdraft Club, 2748 Cooma Road, Braidwood 2622.

Spectators welcome.

For more information phone (02) 4847 5063

Braidwood Showground, Kings Highway, Braidwood

GREAT SOUTHERN MOTORCYCLE ONLY SWAP MEET

Motorbike only swap meet. Open 6.00am. Admission $5.

Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road, Goulburn

Taralga Rodeo TARALGA RODEO PLUS

The annual Rodeo and festivities of Australia Day at Taralga attracts visitors from all over Australia. Citizenship, entertainment activities and Campdraft, Gymkhana, Dog Trials and Rodeo.

(The official program is available on the Taralga Rodeo webpage.)

Hot food, cold drinks available, plus stalls, children's rides, amusements.

BBQ and camping facilities available for visitors.

Lot's of other activities available for families - museums, heritage village walks, Wombeyan Caves, Yerranderie Ghost Town, walking trails, trout fishing, golf, bowls, tennis, and trail bikes.

For more information phone (02) 4840 2074

Taralga Showground, Taralga.

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY PICNIC IN THE PARK, GOULBURN

National Australia Day festivities - live entertainment, rides, stalls and free breakfast. Official program begins midday.

Belmore Park, Goulburn.

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY FUNCTION, BRAIDWOOD

Australia Day Function and community picnic in Braidwood from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

For more information contact R. Trevalion (02) 4842 2225.

Ryrie Park, Wallace Street, Braidwood.

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY IN THE PARK, CROOKWELL, GUNNING, TARALGA

Australia Day Function and community picnic in Crookwell.

For more information contact Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre, (02) 4832 1988 - email: crookwellvisitor@bigpond.com

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST, YASS

Join in community activities with breakfast in Coronation Park, Yass - sausages, eggs & toast, coffee, tea & juice .

For more information contact Yass Information Centre: Phone: (02) 6226 2557 - Fax: (02) 6226 1509
email: yasstourism@interact.net.au

Coronation Park, Comur Street, Yass

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST CELEBRATIONS, YOUNG

Australia Day Function and breakfast with address by Australia day Ambassador. Carrington Park, Young. Commences 8.00am

For more information contact Young Visitor Information Centre, (02) 6382 3394

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS, MARULAN

9.30am Procession; 10.00am Official Ceremony in the Park and address by ambassador Karen Hughes; 11.30am Shearing Demonstration; 12.00pm Children's Activities; 1.00pm Adult's Activities. All day entertainment. Admission free.

Tony Onions Park, George Street, Marulan

26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY FUNCTIONS, HARDEN DISTRICT

A day of activities starting with Breakfast, Newson Park, Albury St, Harden at 8.00am, gold coin donation. Then Australia Day Parade & Vintage Tractor Pull, Wombat Sports Ground, Wombat 10.00am - 4.00pm (Parade starts 12 noon); and Murrumburrah Australia Day Festival - Yabby Cup Races, Marbles Tournament & Wet Sponge Throw-a-thon, Albury Street, Murrumburrah, starts 3.30pm at the Light Horse Memorial, then the Commercial Hotel. Proceeds to Murrumburrah Hospital Auxiliary

Harden - Murrumburrah

Bungendore Show
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BUNGENDORE SHOW

Events include cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, donkeys, mules and of course horses (10 rings no less). The pavilion will house a diverse range of exhibits, from flowers to photography, handicrafts and needlework, preserves, home brews and vegetable and farm produce. There is also much scope for our younger entrants, with children's classes in many sections. Special events this year include Scone Buttering Competition, Pet Parade Competition and Flat Chat Dog Competition.

We are proud to have been hailed as the best little one day show in New South Wales and as we endeavour to live up once again to such an accolade, we hope you will enjoy all the Bungendore Show has to offer. Camping $5.00 per night.

For more information phone (02) 6238 1687.

Bungendore Showground, Matthews Lane, Bungendore

FEBRUARY 2015

GUNNING CAMPDRAFT

Annual campdraft. Commences 6.30am.

Prepaid entried to be sent to 346 Rosemont Road, Goulburn 2580 no sooner than 4th january.

Spectators welcome.

For more information phone (02) 4822 7382

Gunning Showground, Gunning

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Country Muster
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BUNGENDORE COUNTRY MUSTER

One of Australia's largest country music festivals - a week of music and activities for country music lovers.

Features country music artists from only Australia, buskers, bush poets, Bush Ballads Awards & Concert. Bus service between showground and village.

Admission Saturday and Sunday: $30 per person/per day (kids under 15 free). Campsites available $5 per person per night, powered sites $10/day extra. All money raised during the festival goes to the local community and on improving the facilities for patrons.

For more information phone: (02) 6238 0224

Bungendore Showground and Village

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Summerside Festival
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1 - 28 FEB: SUMMERSIDE FESTIVAL

With summer just around the corner, what better way to get out and enjoy the sunshine than at the inaugural Summerside Festival.

Celebrating everything good about summer in the Capital, this month-long festival will be full of alfresco dining events celebrating local and seasonal produce, opportunities to taste the best of the region's wines as well as innovative and exciting performances, events and exhibitions highlighting local talent.

So grab your sunscreen and hat and discover summer in the Capital with a lazy long lunch, twilight garden concert, master class, champagne and wine tasting or make a weekend of it at one of our B&Bs.

25 venues around Canberra region

Blues Music Festival
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AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL, GOULBURN

The National Festival of Australian Blues Music. A multi-venue festival throughout historic Goulburn, showcasing Australian talent. Line up TBA.

Includes free performances in Belmore Park for all the family, plus subscription performances (one to 3 days) at other venues. Avoid disappointment, be sure to book your accommodation early. Please phone and ask to join the mailing list for updates on the Festival & special offers.

For more information contact the Goulburn Visitors Information Centre: 1800 353 646 or (02) 4821 4913

Crookwell Show
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CROOKWELL SHOW

Annual show since 1878. Includes exhibitions of champion dogs, cattle, poultry, sheep, horses, shearing, woodchopping and harness racing. 'The Land' Showgirl competition. Activities for kids and all the family, refreshments and sideshows.

Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Schoolchildren 10-16 years, Children under 10 years Free, $5 Pensioners.

For more information phone 4832 0016, mobile 0427 110 637, or contact the Showground Office (P.O. Box 13 Crookwell NSW 2583) - email secretary@crookwellshow.com.au

Crookwell Showgrounds, Crookwell.

THE BRAIDWOOD CUP

Annual race meeting at Braidwood held every year with full TAB and betting facilities, the highlight of which is the 'Braidwood Cup'.

For more information contact (02) 4842 2623

Braidwood Showground, Kings Highway, Braidwood.

CHARITY RODEO

Annual rodeo by the Goulburn Rodeo Club. Starts 4.00pm.

The full program includes; bullride, saddlebronc, bareback, steerwrestling, steer riding, rope and tie, steer undecorating, barrel racing, team roping and breakaway roping.

Run by volunteers with proceeds raised given to local Goulburn charities.

For more information contact 0419 694 812.

Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road, Goulburn

Gunning Show
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THE GUNNING RURAL SHOW

Annual agricultural show.

Performances and guest appearances, hospitality marquee and free camping on site. Food will be available, and the bar will be open until late. There's even a courtesy bus, leaving at 10.00pm, which goes to Gunning, Dalton, and Breadalbane. Children's activities on Sunday.

For more information contact Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre (02) 4832 1988 or email: secretary@gunningshow.org.au

Gunning Showground, Gunning.

BOOROWA SHOW

Annual agricultural show with a friendly rural atmosphere.

Dog Championships, pavilion displays, sheep show on the Friday.

On the Saturday: Animal exhibits, alpacas, yard dogs championships, photography, reptile exhibition, bushman kids' sports, fine arts competition.

Plus live music at the Musicfest, sheep championships, sheep shearing and U-beaut-Ute competitions. Refreshments available. See the exhibits in the pavilion and local manufacturers' displays.

For more information contact - PO Box 54 Boorowa 2586; phone/fax - (02) 6227 2889 - email - boorowashow@hotmail.com

Boorowa Showgrounds, Boorowa

Crookwell Country Weekend
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CROOKWELL POTATO FESTIVAL

The highlight of Crookwell's calendar - celebrating Crookwell's long association of over 150 years with the potato.

The main street of Crookwell turns into a market and entertainment space. Live music, dancers, marching girls, performers, kid's activities, art exhibition, tours of potato farms, displays and demonstrations.

For more information contact Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre (02) 4832 1988 - email: crookwellvisitor@bigpond.com

MARCH 2015

Crookwell Country Weekend
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CROOKWELL POTATO FESTIVAL

The highlight of Crookwell's calendar - celebrating Crookwell's long association of over 150 years with the potato.

The main street of Crookwell turns into a market and entertainment space. Live music, dancers, marching girls, performers, kid's activities, art exhibition, tours of potato farms, displays and demonstrations.

For more information contact Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre (02) 4832 1988 - email: crookwellvisitor@bigpond.com

BOOROWA SHOW

Annual agricultural show with a friendly rural atmosphere.

Dog Championships, pavilion displays, sheep show on the Friday.

On the Saturday: Animal exhibits, alpacas, yard dogs championships, photography, reptile exhibition, bushman kids' sports, fine arts competition.

Plus live music at the Musicfest, sheep championships, sheep shearing and U-beaut-Ute competitions. Refreshments available. See the exhibits in the pavilion and local manufacturers' displays.

For more information contact - PO Box 54 Boorowa 2586; phone/fax - (02) 6227 2889 - email - boorowashow@hotmail.com

Boorowa Showgrounds, Boorowa

Braidwood Show
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THE BRAIDWOOD SHOW

Traditional annual country agricultural show held at Braidwood every year on the same ground since 1876 - well worth a visit to see a real country show.

Pavilions of country produce and animals and displays in the main arena; horse displays and competitions plus show jumping; beef cattle, sheep, alpaca and poultry exhibitions; farm and dairy produce, vegetables and fruit displays; handicrafts, art, photography, and floral displays; Sheep Counting Competition; Home brewed beer and wines; tug o' war; chainsaw competition; blockbusting and crosscut saw exhibitions; vintage cars and engines.

Entrance $10.00.

For more information contact (02) 4847 5095; email: secretary@braidwoodshow.com.au

Braidwood Showground, Kings Highway, Braidwood

TARAGO ANNUAL SHOW

Local country show featuring various events, championship dog show, sheep exhibits, side shows and pavilion displays. Bar and food, and car park facilities available. Free entertainment: Reptile Display, Magic Show, Shearing competition, Tug of War, Vintage & Classic Cars and Engines, Face Painting and competitions for children of all ages.

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm. Entry $10 adults, $5 concession, children under 12 free.

For more information phone: (02) 4844 5518

Tarago Showground and Entertainment Area, Braidwood Road, Tarago

YASS PICNIC RACES

Featuring a 6 race program, interstate betting, full bar (undercover) and fashions on the field. Food & drinks available, children's activities. A great day of fun and frivolities for everyone!

First race to start at 12.30pm - Last race 5.15pm. Buses leaving from the Clubhouse Hotel and The Australian Hotel.

For more information Phone: (02) 6226 2557 - Fax: (02) 6226 1509
email: yasstourism@interact.net.au

Marchmont Racecourse, Yass

GOULBURN ROSE SHOW

Annual rose show with hundreds of names roses on display. Tour of public rose gardens, display and sale of roses by local nureseries and crfat stalls also available.

Open 10.00am to 5.00pm Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm Sunday. Admission $5, children under 16 free.

Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market Street, Goulburn

Taralga Show
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A.P. & H. SHOW - TARALGA

Traditional annual country agricultural show (established 1888) which highlights the agriculture and produce of the rich farming land around Taralga.

Horses, pavilion exhibits, arts and crafts, flowers, photo and home brewing competitions, and a wealth of local products including sheep, beef cattle, fat lambs, berries and wines. Activities also include a bush poetry competition and display of entries in the Taralga Rodeo Photo Competition.

For more information: phone - (02) 4840 2041; fax - (02) 4828 6610; email info@taralgashow.com

Taralga Showground, Bannaby Road, Taralga.

Binda Picnic RacesBINDA PICNIC RACES

Historic annual country picnic races - one of the most important in NSW. The first race meeting was held on the Binda Property, "Funny Hill", owned by the Carr family, in 1848 and the track is the oldest country racetrack in Australia.

Meeting were held annually until World War 1, and then suspended again when World War 2 began. The races resumed in 1943, the year the war finished, and meetings have been held annually since then.

The present day "Binda Picnics" as they are popularly known, attract a crowd of around 1500 people and the day is a social occassion for all racegoers. Lunch is available and a bar operates on the day. Bookmakers cover the local races only - no TAB on course. Buses run from Crookwell to the races and then return to Crookwell after the last race.

Gates Open 10.00am; First Race 12.30pm; Last Race 4.45pm.

Information on membership or any aspect of this year's race meeting may be obtained from the secretary, Dianne Layden, by phone on 4832 1376 or by email to dlayden2@yahoo.com.au. For more information contact Upper Lachlan Visitor Information Centre (02) 4832 1988 - email: crookwellvisitor@bigpond.com

Binda Racetrack "Funny Hill", Binda

Yass Show
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YASS SHOW AND RODEO

Horticultural & Agricultural Show. Dog Events, Wood Chopping, Shearing competition & Wether Trial, Sheep, Cattle, Poultry & Bird exhibits, Art, Flowers, Photographic and Cooking exhibits, Animal Nursery, Market Stalls and Commercial Sites, Sideshow Alley, Rides plus much much more.

Gates open 8.00am both days. Rodeo on Saturday night. Starts 5.30pm until late. Main events under lights.

Admission: Adults Saturday $13.00/Sunday $8.00; Children under 18 $5 both days, under 5yrs free.

For more information contact PO Box 132 Yass NSW 2582. Phone (02)6226 1615  - Fax (02) 6226 3528- email yassshow@bigpond.com 

Yass Showgrounds, Yass

Sutton Country FairSUTTON COUNTRY FAIR & UTE MUSTER

A fantastic annual family event!  Market stalls, rides, games, food and entertainment.  Plus the popular Sutton Ute Muster - come and check out the utes or enter your own.  Great prizes to be won.

A great day out in the country just ten minutes from Canberra. Open 10.00am to 2.00pm. Free entry.

For more information see http://suttonps.com.au. For Ute Muster Info and Entry Forms contact - Cathy Fuller  0427 771 732

Sutton Public School Oval, Bywong Street, Sutton

Goulburn Show
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GOULBURN AP&H SOCIETY SHOW

One of southern NSW's most important agricultural shows. Displays of agricultural products and activities. Equestrian events, working dogs, cattle, goats and sheep. Pavilions with displays, flowers and crafts. Entertainment for children. Includes Goulburn Workers Club Rodeo.

Open 9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday, 9.00am - 4.00pm Sunday. Entry: Adults $12.00, Children/Concession $5.00, Pre-School aged free, Family (2 Adults, 2 Children 16 yrs & under) $30.00.

For more information phone: (02) 4821 6813

Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road, Goulburn

BYWONG COMMUNITY CAR BOOT SALE

Annual event - one of the few original car boot sales left. No market stalls, over 100 genuine vendors. Open to all comers.

BBQ and refreshments available, local plants, Wamboin Bush Fire Brigade displays, exhibitions from local pony club and dog training, monster raffle, country music and amusements.

Open 9.00am to 1.00pm. Proceeds to local charities and bush fire brigade.

For more information phone: (02) 6236 9841 or see the website for booking applications.

Les Reardon Reserve and Bywong Hall, Birriwa Road, Bywong.

Information courtesy of Crookwell Information Centre, Goulburn District Tourism, Palerang Tourism, Yass Tourism and other sources. Information correct at time of publication. Details of events can change at any time. For further information check with the contact persons listed.

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