Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival
Banjo Paterson’s Waltzing Matilda is known worldwide; many Australians can recite a string of his poems.
Shakespeare In the Vines, Mudgee
Gooree Park will once again host Shakespeare, with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ gracing the lawns.
100 Mile Dinner, Canowindra
Gaskill Street comes alive as glowing lanterns set the scene for an evening of delectable food and wine.
Brewed and barbecued at ‘Crafted Live’, Orange
Watch competition barbecue team from around the country battle it out, alongside Australia’s finest…
Newcrest Bike Challenge, Orange
In the style of a European one-day classic, this is no easy challenge. 70km or 170km options…
Country action at the ‘Neville Show’, Blayney
Held since 2010 in Neville, just outside Blayney, expect to see market stalls and multiple competitions.
Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience, Orange
Don’t miss this Award-Winning and Free exhibition from the Australian War Memorial.
‘Textures of One’ Blayney Art Festival
Now in its fifth year, this year’s event will be held over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Get a true taste of country life at this agricultural show in the heart of Blayney.
Enjoy the full program of wild events including bull and bronc riding, barrel racing and more.
Soar, Ride & Shine Festival, Bathurst
A celebration of power, in the form of flight, car and bike displays. Enjoy a full high performance air show and …
Mudgee Food + Drink Trail
A gastronomical weekend adventure in the Mudgee Region, that is abundant with fresh produce.
Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge, Orange
A ‘fun run’ style event to the top of Mount Canobolas. The course is 11km in total, with two wave start times.
March 24 – April 22
A taste of Belarus in Cowra
The ‘Festival of International Understanding’ in Cowra is an annual event, first held in 1965.
March 31 – April 9
Orange F.O.O.D Week
Now in its 26th year, this popular annual event will have a focus on sustainability for 2017.
Mudgee Annual Bike Muster
A non-competitive weekend of cycling, now celebrating 10 years.
Iandra Castle Open Day
A privately owned and operated National Heritage listed castle, located just outside of Grenfell.
Canowindra International Balloon Challenge
Long known as the ‘Balloon Capital of Australia’, see Canowindra’s skies come alive.
Fun to be had, at the ‘Royal Bathurst Show’
For over 150 years, the Royal Bathurst Show has been one of the biggest events on the local calendar.
April 29 – May 7
Bathurst Heritage Week
Celebrating Bathurst’s rich history and providing some great opportunities to explore, unravel and …
Trundle Abba Festival
Australia’s only and original ABBA festival, and a day jam packed with family-friendly entertainment.
Orange Apple Festival
Celebrating the rich history of the region for apple-growing, with a series of events throughout the weekend.
The final showdown, NRL City vs Country in Mudgee
The City vs Country NRL match has long been an exciting event, drawing big names on the sporting calendar.
Henry Lawson Heritage Festival, Gulgong
A long-weekend packed with events to celebrate Henry Lawson’s birthday with poetry, markets, food and …
Pitch Fork Cowra
A celebration of all things Australian, held at Cowra Showground. Enjoy tastings from the bush tucker …
Bathurst Winter Festival
Experience a true winter wonderland over the July school holidays, with an outdoor ice rink, ferris wheel, and …
Cowra Wine Show Public Tasting
Cowra is proud to have one of Australia’s largest wine shows and the Public Tasting is a signature event.
September 9 – October 2
Mudgee Wine & Food Festival
Every year during September the Mudgee region comes alive with numerous cellar door events.
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, Cowra
A major annual event on Cowra’s tourism calendar celebrating the birth of spring when the cherry blossoms …
Flavours of Mudgee
Dine alfresco in the heart of Mudgee. From 4pm, the town’s CBD comes alive with visitors and locals.
September 30 – October 1
Golden glory – ‘Gulgong Chinese Gold Festival’
A celebration of the gold rush at Gulgong. A family fun festival including parade, markets, bush dance, …
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Held at Mount Panorama, the legends of past and future push their cars, teams and themselves to the limits.
Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee
Rosby Wines and Guesthouse host this annual art event that combines Australian sculpture and traditional art.
Orange Wine Festival
Two weeks of events and activities highlighting the region’s premium wines through wine shows, tastings, …
National Cool Climate Wine Show, Bathurst
Hundreds of wine producers enter the show each year with over 800 wines to choose from, making it Australia’s …
Bathurst Spring Spectacular
A celebration of local gardens, with ten open gardens that display cottage to formal town styles.
One of Rylstone-Kandos District’s premier annual events. Patrons to sample the range of local foods …
Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee
Let the acoustics shine, from the Barrel Room of Huntington Estate Wines for this celebrated music event.
Carcoar Cup Running Festival
One of the leading races in the national running calendar, with $15,000 total prize money to be won.
Millthorpe Garden Ramble
The gardeners of Millthorpe and surrounds open their garden to the public. Meander through ten gardens.