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Come for a journey into the Wild as Bathurst celebrates all that is creative, vibrant and unique to the region during the annual Winter Festival.

Staged over two weeks, 7 – 22 July, historic buildings will come alive through static and interactive illuminations, breathing life into old buildings every night from sundown.

Wander through the Enchanted Forest then rug up in the Winter Playground with the McDonald’s Bathurst Ice Rink, giant Ferris wheel and House of Mirrors. Tickets start from $5 and the Winter Playground is open every day of the festival from 9am – 9pm.

Ignite the Night will kick off the festival on Saturday 7 July with regional food and drinks, mulled wine, ice skating performers and local entertainment from midday – 9pm.
Brew & Bite will take centre stage on Saturday 14 July with a pop up bar, street food, fire performances, silent disco and more mulled wine from midday – 9pm.

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When: Saturday July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Inside Cowra Showground Pavilion on third Saturday of the month

Entry is free, but a gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Regular stalls plus some new ones, so come along and have a look!
Enquiries to Cowra Community Chest on 0473 346 046
See you there!


Cowra Services Club

A half-day forum delivering practical tools and information to help sheep producers improve productivity and profitability.

Speakers include:
– Hamish Dickson (AgriPartner Consulting)
– Megan Rogers (SheepSMART Solutions)
– Simon Vogt (Rural Directions)
– Matt Playford (Dawbuts)

The cost is $35 per person and includes a take home booklet, morning tea and lunch.

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When: Thursday 25th October to Saturday 27th October 2018

Where:  563 Borenore Rd, Borenore NSW 2800

Started in 1952, the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is Australia’s oldest annual agricultural exhibition where visitors will see a vast range of agricultural machinery, implements, services and ideas. Each year over 600 exhibitors from throughout Australia and overseas display their products and services at the event.

The ANFD is conducted by the Orange Field Days Co-op Ltd, a not for profit co-operative, whose charter is to Advance Australian Agriculture through exhibition, research, demonstration, competition and education.

The event is an exhibition of the latest agricultural technologies to assist farmers achieve their productivity objectives. Machinery, implements and ideas are all on display. In addition fashion and lifestyle products are exhibited in The House Paddock.

The voluntary committee and staff work throughout the year to have a range of topical, interesting and entertaining activities across the site over the three days.

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When: July 7th – July 22nd 9.00am – 4.30pm

Where: Mayfield Gardens

Although it is cooler outside, does it really mean you have to hibernate? Mayfield is a European inspired garden, do what the Europeans do: rug up and explore.

With parts of the Private Garden open including: the Amphitheatre, Croquet Court, Chinese Pagoda and The Creek and Sunken Garden rooms. On the weekends, local musicians will entertain you as you take advantage of their complimentary smores station (toasted marshmallows dipped in chocolate) in the wood fire.

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When: Saturday 3rd and 4th November 2018

The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is an iconic event, special enough to be judged a NSW Regional Flagship Event for the last five years in a row.

It was conceived to bring runners and visitors from all over Australia and overseas to showcase the beauty of Carcoar and the region. It is run over a course which has been described as one of the toughest and most beautiful in Australia. This is the ultimate family running weekend, with events for all abilities and ages.

It is also the last leg of the NSW Regional Distance Running Championships, after events in Orange, Bathurst, Mudgee, Dubbo and Forbes.

The event will stage a Marathon, Half-Marathon, Marathon Teams event, 10 kilometre Special, six kilometre Dash, Carcoar Cup for Kids Under 12, Under 10, Under eight, and Under six, a Mile Long Club for Charity, and the Great Walk over 10 kilometres.

For a small regional event the prize money is huge – AUD15,000, but the vast majority of runners come for what has been described as the best running weekend in Australia, with adults tackling the longer events and the children their own special race.

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