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OBERON

The cold climate town of Oberon is set peacefully among the soft rolling hills of the Central Tablelands. Visit Oberon for an unforgettable experience. The changing seasons display a blush of vibrant colour along tree lined streets and occasionally during winter, the surrounding pine forests and paddocks are dressed with snow.

To find out more information and What’s On in Oberon clink on the link below.

https://www.visitoberon.com/

Community and Farmers Markets – 2nd February 2019 (Monthly Event)

Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Oberon Community and Farmers Market.

Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to come for a look, and end up leaving with an armload of locally produced goodies.

Around 30 stalls gather under the canopy of trees in the charming grounds all year around, and if you get there nice and early, prepare to be amazed with the diversity of local produce. You will find local fruit and vegetables, knitwear, alpaca products, handmade local crafts, art work, freshly roasted coffee, wines, olives, jewelry, bags, homemade pies and cakes and other baked goods, local eggs, clothing, homemade jams and preserves, essential oils, fresh baked bread, and many other gourmet treats available.

More information on the markets, along with dates and times available at  https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains/oberon-area/oberon/events/oberon-community-and-farmers-market

Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair – 15th,16th & 17th March 2019

The next Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair, Tractor Trek and Pioneer Car Run will be held on 15, 16 and 17 March 2019.

Their fair has been very successful in the past with steam exhibits at the forefront. However, due to the unavailability of most steam exhibits, they are working on alternative displays including a section devoted to antique horse drawn carriages and possibly horse drawn machinery.

The Tractor Trek and Pioneer Car Run will be taking place as usual and there will be a dinner held on Saturday 16 March 2019.

Further information on the fair available at  http://www.oberonsteamfair.com.au/

MOLONG

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – 17th – 24th February 2019

The birthplace of the beloved Australian poet, Orange NSW and the surrounding region celebrate Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival each February to coincide with his birth date on February 17, 1864.Andrew Barton (Banjo) Patterson was an Australian legend. Recognised as one of Australia’s most famous and most admired bush poets he wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including districts in New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. He led a fascinating life and went on to become a journalist, lawyer, war correspondent and farmer, who fought in WWI.Banjo Paterson’s Waltzing Matilda is known worldwide; many Australians can recite a string of his poems; and his work has been converted to song and theatre.

What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through a Festival in the district in which he was born.Welcome to the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in its current form since the celebration of his 150th birthday in 2014. The Rotary Club of Orange has taken a lead role with Orange360 and other community organisations in coordinating events that will be attractive to lovers of good old Australian entertainment. Bush poetry, school performances, professional entertainers, a very special Banjo Paterson Festival dinner in Molong, markets, history and barbecues are some of the attractions.Fancy your recitation skills? Take the opportunity to show your skill in poetry recital and musical entertainment.Australian poetry is alive and well and this Festival will provide something for every age group, including lots of local history and the wonderful food and wine of the Orange region.

For more information visit  https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/orange-area/molong/events or https://www.orange360.com.au/Events/Banjo-Paterson-Australian-Poetry-Festival

COWRA

Shackleton Exhibition: Age of Fishes Museum – 1st February – 13th April 2019

As well as the amazing Museum, Cowra now have a travelling exhibition “The Shackleton Story”. This will be hosted from the 1st February 2019 – 13th April 2019, normal entry fee into the Museum.

For more information visit https://visitcowra.com.au/whats-on/

Canowindra Moorbel Hall MarketsMoorbel Hall

Moorbel Markets are held on the 1st Saturday of the month with a great variety of stalls available including fresh potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, cake, biscuits, craft stalls, card making, hand made wooden toys, soaps, jewellery, plants, books and others.

For more information visit https://visitcowra.com.au/whats-on/

BATHURST

SCOTS SCHOOL HIGHLAND GATHERING AND COUNTRY FAIR – March 2019 (Date to be Confirmed)

Kilt and sporran are not compulsory when you attend this country school fair. With a magnificent castle as the backdrop to the day’s events, you can hear the pipes and drums of the NSW Pipes and Drums competition, watch the highland dancers and other displays on the main oval, or stroll through the many stalls including Scottish stalls.

Take time to also enjoy the Show Jumping competition, rides, students sideshow alley, Historic Car display, Old Boys and Girls Association Stall or take a School Tour. Be sure not to miss the end of the day when all the pipes and drums bands play together a magnificent closing ceremony.

Over 2,000 people attend this iconic Bathurst event which brings a piece of Scotland to the city. Profits raised go towards the educational needs of the students at The Scots School.

For more information: http://www.scots.nsw.edu.au