Event Calendar

There are a variety of unique events held in the Warrumbungle Region throughout the year. From celebrating the region's love of astronomy to hosting concerts in some of Australia's most stunning scenery, you will find everything from 150 year old horse events to Easter celebrations. The Warrumbungle Region really has an event for everyone. If you have a community event for the Warrumbungle Region and want to advertise it for free on our Calendar of Events just send the details through the Submit Your Event form. Please make sure your attached photo is in a JPeg form as the website WILL NOT ACCEPT a word document or PDF file for the photo

Total Results: 50

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525_352674_30Jul2021163328_4.jpg Coonabarabran Townlife Market 28/11/2021 28/11/2021 Dalgarno Street coonabarabranchambers@gmail.com 0414243697 Coonabarabran's TownLife market is held in Dalgarno Street on the fourth Sunday of the month (except December) from 9am to 1pm. Local shopping treats include native plants, jewellery, clothes, cakes, jams, nuts, honey, olives & olive oil, vegetables, old wares, dog products, furnishings, craft, seeds and books. There is something for everyone!
525_352674_15Mar2022145541_Bunny Bazaar 2022.jpg Coonabarabran Bunny Bazaar 16/04/2022 16/04/2022 John Street CBD coonabarabranchambers@gmail.com 0414243697 Held every year on Easter Saturday, the Bunny Bazaar is a morning of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The main street is closed to traffic from 8am to 1pm and locals and visitors alike can meander the street, enjoying the many street stalls, musical entertainment and great shopping specials. There's a jumping castle for the kid's entertainment and plenty of food stalls to tempt the tastebuds.
Veterans Touch Football (Date TBC) 6/11/2021 6/11/2021 coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au https://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-443-0-0-0 Do you love to play touch football and are you aged over 30 years? Well, head to Coolah and have a great weekend at the Annual Coolah Veteran's Touch Footy Carnival. After a great day of competition, join the party atmosphere on Saturday night with all hotels and clubs providing live entertainment. Activities will be arranged for the Saturday night of the touch carnival at the Coolah Sporting Club (at Bowen Oval), Coolah Valley Hotel and the Black Stump Inn. After having a great time at this event and you are staying for a couple of extra days why not travel throughout the Warrumbungle Region and explore the many attractions that are available. Call Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre on (02) 68492144 2021 Date TBC.
445_352674_29Dec2017101522_Mendooran races.jpg 2022 Mendooran Turf Club Races date TBC 3/09/2022 3/09/2022 Mendooran Racecourse mendturf@hotmail.com 0487 525 300 N/A Six race programme with bar & food facilities on-course. Free courtesy bus to and from the racecourse. Fashions in the Field. On-course tote-local and metro bookmakers. Buses welcome! Jumping castle, face painting & activities for the children. Free camping area close by. Come and enjoy a great day out and help us celebrate over 160 years of RACING! 2022 Date TBC.
0_352674_23Jul2017095411_Tourism NSW.jpg 2021 Mendooran Rodeo CANCELLED due to COVID 9/10/2021 9/10/2021 Mendooran Showground mendooranrodeo@hotmail.com 0428488159 https://www.facebook.com/mendooranrodeo/ Mendooran Rodeo provides a days entertainment of a full program rodeo with the nations best rodeo athletes competing within the ABCRA rodeo circuit. Enjoy the days events alongside trade stalls, great food and company with a bar operating into the late hours accompanied by live entertainment. Why not set up camp and enjoy the night! The main performance pulls together all the open competitors to provide an action packed showcase of the best rodeo stock and competitors in Australia aiming to take home the points and money! Mendooran's hospitality is second to none! Situated along the gorgeous Castlereagh River, the township has free camping available at the Mendooran Rest Area, or alternatively, at the Mendooran Showground with access to amenities. You may notice our spectacular marquee at the grounds and wonder who that is for. Sponsors are treated to an amazing seat alongside the arena served with a meal and complimentary drinks to enjoy the show they have supported. If you are considering supporting our event, you wont be disappointed! 2021 Date TBC.
438_352674_26Mar2021145343_Discovery.jpeg Warrumbungle National Park Discovery Program 9/04/2022 24/04/2022 Warrumbungle National Park warrumbungle.np@environment.nsw.gov.au 02 68254364 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au For further information on the April school holiday Discovery Program for 2022 at the WNP please contact the NP Visitor Centre direct.
465_352674_21Oct2019151309_WCC Expo.jpg 2022 Community Services Expo 9/11/2022 9/11/2022 Coonabarabran Town Hall communitycare@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au (02)6849 2200 www.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au The annual Expo is a great opportunity for members of the community to come and get the latest information for services, organisation, businesses and groups who provide community services in the Warrumbungle Region. This Community Expo will be held on Wednesday, 9th November 2022 at the Coonabarabran Town Hall from 10:00am till 2:30pm. Warrumbungle Community Care encourages all members of the community to come along.
438_352674_05Feb2021105916_Expo.jpg North West Equestrian Expo 3/06/2022 7/06/2022 Showground, Coonabarabran coona.expo@gmail.com https://www.nwequestrianexpo.com.au/ 2022 Dates confirmed 3 - 7 June, get ready for another big year at the North West Equestrian Expo. The full program, rules and regulations can be accessed through the website. All schools must register via their Team Manager before your entries can be accepted. At the close of entries, each Team Manager will be expected to sign off on the students attending Expo and confirm that they are entered in the correct classes and that they do attend the school.
0_352674_06Jun2018143251_JamieGilbert_AAT_MilkyWay.jpg 2021 Siding Spring Observatory Open Day CANCELLED 2/10/2021 2/10/2021 Siding Spring Observatory brad.condon@anu.edu.au 0268426363 http://www.starfest.org.au Siding Spring Observatory Open Day 2021 CANCELLED Unfortunately the VERY HARD decision has just been made to postpone OPEN DAY 2021. The good news we will move to a early date in 2022...stay tuned for that. Please visit website for further information.
438_352674_02Jan2019151758_Jeff.JPG Dog-ana-bug-ana-ram Ride 18/09/2021 18/09/2021 Binnaway magicmits@gmail.com 0474036393 https://www.registernow.com.au For further information please contact 0474 036393 John 0429 020660 Mitchell
525_352674_22Jul2021142812_Lisa Kawley.jpg The Bok Lecture 2021 have moved the venue to go online 2/10/2021 2/10/2021 Siding Spring Observatory ssovisitorcentre@anu.edu.au 0436677494 https://www.starfest.org.au 2021 BOK Lecture will move online - this is a free event Please visit their website for further information and to join this event online.
438_352674_09Oct2018141845_Waaci.jpg 2021 Warrumbungle Arts and Crafts Inc. (WAACI) CANCELLED 20/10/2021 23/10/2021 Coonabarabran Town Hall, John Street, Coonabarabran. NSW waacipeople@yahoo.com.au 0268427846 or 0268421599 https://www.waaciartscrafts.wikifoundry.com 2021 Warrumbungle Arts & Crafts Inc (WAACI) CANCELLED due to COVID Please visit WAACI website for further information for 2022 Annual Exhibition and Arts Expo @ Coonabarabran Town Hall. Wide range of Art and Craft - Demonstrations - Stalls - Displays. Open daily: TBC
445_352674_26Oct2018144222_Binnaway Races.jpg 2022 Binnaway Races 30/04/2022 30/04/2022 Binnaway Racetrack, Leaders Road coonavic@warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au 0456937349 https://www.facebook.com/Binnaway-Jockey-Club-1501511373446138 Have a great day out at the Binnaway Races or make it a full weekend to enjoy the quaint country town of Binnaway. Available at the races is Sky and Tote, Lions Club Barbecue, Rifle Club Afternoon Tea, Bowling Club and Tooheys Bar. Also Best Dressed award. A bus service will be running from Binnaway for a gold coin donation! Accommodation and free camping available just on the outskirts of the township.
445_352674_26Oct2018145706_dunedoo show.jpg Dunedoo Show TBC 11/02/2023 11/02/2023 Dunedoo Showground, Wargundy Street lucindamiller@bigpond.com 0427 720 204 The Dunedoo Show is a spectacular event - one of the best shows in the west! Come along and enjoy a great day and night of entertainment in a great country atmosphere. There will be steer and poddy calf riding, dog jumping, whip cracking, Jack Russell races, post splitting and chainsaw races. Please use the phone number or email provided for further details.
525_352674_03Mar2022105825_4.jpg Mendooran Show 26/03/2022 27/03/2022 Mendooran Showground mendooran.show@hotmail.com 0429688611 Mendooran Show will be held on 26th March 2022. Mendooran Annual Agricultural Show will feature equestrian events, pavilion displays, sheep and cattle, shearing display, tractor pull plus novelty events for both adults and children, including Iron Man or Woman and a tug-o-war. At the end of the show, gather around the bar and catch up with old mates, family and friends. Contact Louise Monk for further details.
525_352674_07Oct2021104026_Coona Cup 2021.jpg Coonabarabran Cup 23/10/2022 23/10/2022 Coonabarabran Race Course coonajockeyclub@gmail.com.au 0436 411 576 Come and enjoy a day of country racing at its best at the Coonabarabran Jockey Club. The Club strives to maintain the family orientated atmosphere of the day, a very long standing tradition. Over the years we have had very generous support from our many sponsors which has greatly helped in attracting strong fields and we appreciate their support. We have Fashion On The Field. The Club provides a range of entertainment scheduled for race day, including TAB and Bookmakers on course for all meetings. The Club runs a full bar and food is available on course. If you want to get as close to the horses as possible then this is the track for you, with amazing grounds to enjoy. Head along to any of our 3 Race meetings throughout the year and see why it is know as ‘The Friendliest Race Club In The Bush’. Make sure you keep up to date with Coonabarabran Jockey Club by following on Instagram (@Coonabarabranjockeyclub) and Facebook (Coonabarabran Jockey Club) for all racing updates, event updates, photos and the social side of racing! * All racegoers must be double vaccinated to attend
0_352674_09Jan2019084022_BDE7380D-5735-40DC-B611-BA52EA5586E1.jpeg Binnaway Show TBC 25/02/2023 25/02/2023 Binnaway Showground, Park Street binnaway.show@gmail.com 0429441792 https://www.binnawayshowground.com/binnaway-show Bring the family along for a relaxed day out with plenty of entertainment including yard dog trials, horse events, car show, beef cattle, sand sculpture workshops & Elijay Freestyle Motorbike Action along with all of the usual country show favourites. Tickets for the show are available through 123Tix.com.au.
0_352674_14Jan2019154839_ART IMAGE.jpg Binnaway Show Art Preview Evening 25/02/2022 25/02/2022 Binnaway Showground, Park Street binnaway.show@gmail.com 0429441792 https://www.binnawayshowground.com/binnaway-show Binnaway Show Art Preview Evening is on Friday 25 February beginning at 7pm. Head along to the Binnaway showgrounds to preview the art & photographic exhibits in the main pavilion, paintings will also be available to purchase on the night. Entry is $10, come along and enjoy drinks and savouries. Everyone is welcome!
445_352674_07Jan2020141043_Australia Day.png Australia Day Awards Ceremony 26/01/2022 26/01/2022 Coona Golf Club zoeholcombe@hotmail.com The Coona Australia Day Awards commence at 6pm. Orbital Swing Band, Rotary BBQ, 2WCR live broadcast followed by a movie under the stars from 8pm.
525_352674_15Mar2022153955_Mendooran Art Preview Evening.jpg Mendooran PA&H Association Art Evening DATE TBC 16/10/2022 16/10/2022 Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall mendooran.show@hotmail.com 0429 688611 Mendooran PA&H Assoc Inc will be hosting their Annual Art Evening in October 2022 at the Mendooran Mechanics Institute Hall. Come and view a variety of art in our air conditioned hall. Entry is $15. Complimentary drinks and finger food will be provided. Lucky door prize and art for sale on the night. Children welcome with adult supervision.
465_352674_25Oct2019150330_Coonabarabran Show.jpg Coonabarabran Show 11/03/2022 12/03/2022 Coonabarabran Showground coonashow@gmail.com Show office 02 6842 3177 Mobile 0427 423 177 https://www.facebook.com/coonashow Welcome to the 2022 Coonabarabran Show! Come & see; horse, cattle, sheep, Young Farmers Challenge & yard dog events. Visit the pavilions to view the wool, poultry, garden & farm produce, jams, sauces & pickles, cooking, handicraft, needlework, knitting & crochet, visual arts, photography, horticulture & scarecrow displays. Special attractions include Friday night rodeo, animal nursery, ag bike challenge, Johns' Reptile Display & Murphys' Puppets.
525_352674_07Feb2022144523_Art Show Night.jpg Coonabarabran Show Art Preview Night 10/03/2022 10/03/2022 Art Pavilion, Coonabarabran Showground coonashow@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/coonashow Coonabarabran Show Art Preview Night will be held on Thursday 10 March, commencing at 7pm in the Art Pavilion, Coonabarabran Showground. Entry is $10 with supper & refreshments. You can pick the peoples choice with a gold coin entry fee, win a lucky door prize or bid at the art auction with proceeds going to Banardo's & RDA. A performance will be held by the Orbital Swing Band.
0_352674_21Feb2019130813_Rodeo2.jpg Coonabarabran Show Rodeo 11/03/2022 11/03/2022 Coonabarabran Showground, Main Arena coonashow@gmail.com 0429 007 413 https://www.facebook.com/coonashow Coonabarabran Show Rodeo! Friday night 11th March from 6.30pm in the Main Arena. Classes include: Novice Bull Ride, Mini Bull Ride (8 - 11 Years), Mini Bull Ride (11-14 years), Junior Bull Ride (14-18 years), Open Bull Ride and Novice Saddle Bronc. Cash prize money and bar facilities ringside. Nominations taken on the night from 5pm. Entrants enquiries please call Steve Coe 0429 007 413 or Dave Parnell 0404 876 778.
525_352674_02Mar2022111010_DSCF9580.JPG Hartwood Campfire and Country Music Festival 15/04/2022 18/04/2022 301 Saltwater Rd, Bomera 2357 info@hartwoodfestival.com.au 0456780824 https://www.hartwoodfestival.com.au Every Easter the gates of Hartwood, just south of Tambar Springs, open for the public to enjoy a long-weekend of first-class country music and entertainment in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A campfire stage, set amongst the trees, presents a combination of professional and 'walk-up' artists and performers every night, from Monday through to Sunday. Meanwhile a second stage provides non-stop professional country music and bush poetry entertainment from Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday. ​Campers are encouraged to come early to get a good camping spot. The gates open eleven days prior to the start of the festival, fees applies, no EFTPOS facilities available. This gives campers the chance the extend their stay in the peace and tranquility of Hartwood. Hartwood has been called the people’s festival – pets and children attend for free. Hundreds of caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, and a sprinkling of tents gather here for the week to enjoy the great country music entertainment, a laid back camping experience, and a special camaraderie with their fellow country music fans.
525_352674_22Jul2021143559_Science in the Pub.jpg 2021 Science in the Pub Online Event 1/10/2021 1/10/2021 online 2357partnership@gmail.com 0429 424 335 https://www.starfest.org.au/ Science in the Pub will be held ONLINE - so everyone can join in from home and around the world. This is a FREE event. Please visit website for further details.
0_352674_18Nov2020101850_Artist in Studio.JPG Nights Watch Parliament Exhibition 2/12/2020 29/01/2021 The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre pfdc@environment.nsw.gov.au (02) 6843 4011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Official Opening of Art Exhibition will be held Friday 4th Dec 2020 @ The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre, Baradine. Opening @ 3pm to 4.30pm by artist Therese Gabriel-Wilkins. All are welcome to attend. This multi sensory experience will take you into the world of the Barking, Grass, Sooty, Masked and Powerful Owls, bringing birds of the night into the light. Exhibition on display 2nd Dec 2020 - 29th Jan 2021. Open 7 days 9am - 4pm (except Xmas day)
0_352674_05Feb2021160203_Coonabarabran Garden Club.jpg Coonabarabran Garden Club CANCELLED 2/10/2021 2/10/2021 Coonabarabran Presbyterian Church Hall godown@iinet.net.au 0268422446 Due to COVID the 2021 show may not go ahead, please contact the Garden Club for further details. Coonabarabran Garden Club is holding a Bulb and Camellia Spring Flower Show on the last Friday in August to be held in the Presbyterian Church Hall in John Street Coonabarabran NSW. Entries are free and accepted on the morning of the show, all welcome to enter. Please come and have lunch and enjoy the day. 2021 Date TBC
525_352674_15Nov2021095421_Dark Sky Festival Postcard.jpg Dark Sky Awakens Festival 7/05/2022 8/05/2022 Coonabarabran darkskyawakens@gmail.com 0417684113 https://www.darkskyawakensfestival.com.au After cancelling in 2021, DARK SKY AWAKENS FESTIVAL is back in 2022! Joining forces with STARFEST, the weekend will combine both the serious & the fun sides of the galaxy! Keep an eye on the website for updates & tickets as the program becomes available. Book your accommodation early as this will be a weekend to remember!
525_352674_24Jan2022102950_black stump rodeo.jpg Black Stump Rodeo 26/03/2022 26/03/2022 3 Rivers Recreational Grounds blackstumprodeo@yahoo.com.au 0414435058 https://www.facebook.com/BlackStumpRodeoComittee 2022 Event confirmed, 26 March 2022! A full program Rodeo in the beautiful Coolah Valley. Great fun and entertainment for the whole family. Head to facebook now for the full list of events.
0_352674_15Feb2021165749_thumbnail_DST- Postcard.jpg Virtual Solar System Drive Highlights with Fred Watson 1/03/2021 17/02/2022 Starts Warrumbungle Visitors Centre marnie@darkskytraveller.com.au 0417 689 003 https://www.darkskytraveller.com.au/daytours As you travel along the road from Coonabarabran to Siding Spring Observatory, you're not just driving on Timor Road, but through the Virtual Solar System. Download the Virtual Solar System App Highlight tour with Fred Watson, and you'll learn about the planets closest to the Sun, which is represented by the Anglo Australian Telescope dome! All the planets are to size and scale as they would be found in the real solar system. We recommend allowing at least 60 minutes, and downloading the tour before you leave the Warrumbungle Visitors Centre, where the tour begins.
525_352674_01Apr2022092104_autum races 2022.jpg Coonabarabran Imperial Hotel Race Meeting 12/05/2022 12/05/2022 Coonabarabran Race Course coonajockeyclub@gmail.com 0436411576 Coonabarabran Jockey Club are away and racing on Thursday 12 May for the Coonabarabran's Autumn Race Meeting. Tab, Bar and 6 Races, come along and enjoy a great day of country racing! Keep up to date with updates, photos and racings social side by following Coonabarabran Jockey Clubs Instagram (@coonabarabranjockeyclub) and Facebook (Coonabarabran Jockey Club).
438_352674_09Sep2021082105_WMB Logo Final ART.jpg Coonabarabran Jockey Club Winter Race Meeting TBC 23/07/2022 23/07/2022 Coonabarabran Race Course coonajockeyclub@gmail.com 0436 411 576 *2022 Event date TBC* Coonabarabran Jockey Club are having a winter race meeting. Dress up and come along for a great day out and enjoy country racing! Make sure to follow Coonabarabran Jockey Club on Instagram (@coonabarabranjockeyclub) and Facebook (Coonabarabran Jockey Club) for updates, photos and the social side of racing!
0_352674_12Mar2021113748_Aul logo 1.jpg Art Unlimited 21/05/2022 29/05/2022 Dunedoo Central School mezbrown@hotmail.com (02) 63751540 https://www.artunlimitednsw.com.au Organizers of Art Unlimited, one of regional Australia’s most exciting art events, are calling for entries from artists, photographers and ceramicists for the annual competition to be staged in Dunedoo on 21/22 May and 28/29 May 2022. Tickets for the catered opening night on Friday 20 May are $40 and will be available online via the Art Unlimited website. Superb quality catering is provided by Dunedoo Central School food technology students. A highlight on the Dunedoo events calendar, don't miss this fantastic night out! Ticket numbers are limited and bookings are essential.
525_352674_04May2022093538_Made N Grown.jpg Made n' Grown Market 14/05/2022 14/05/2022 Jubilee Hall, Bolaro St, Dunedoo madengrownmarket3rivers@gmail.com.au 0414769376 www.facebook.com/madengrown FRESH PRODUCE AND SMALL LIVESTOCK | ARTISAN AND HANDMADE GOODS | FOOD | DRINKS | MUSIC We are known as the friendliest little market in the Central West! Some people visit our monthly markets to stock up on locally made and grown products, artisan goods and small livestock from our wide variety of stall holders. Others come to have a bite to eat and a coffee and to connect with others from our community.
WESTPAC Annual Charity Golf Day 16/10/2021 16/10/2021 Coonabarabran Golf Club coonabarabransg.wrhs@gmail.com Westpac Rescue Helicopter Annual Charity Golf Day will be held on Saturday 16th October 2021 at the Coonabarabran Golf Club. 4 way Ambrose, $100 per team. Lunch provided. Call 68421292 to book your team. For more information contact Amanda Sutherland on 0438980103.
Coonabarabran Yabbie Races 22/10/2022 22/10/2022 Coonabarabran Bowling Club coonabarabransg.wrhs@gmail.com 0438980103 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Annual Yabbie Races, Saturday 23rd October at the Coonabarabran Bowling Club. First races starts at 12 noon (finishing 4pm). Great family fun day! For more information contact Amanda Sutherland 0438980103
438_352674_10Sep2021170006_SchoolHols_Poster.jpg Cosplay for Beginners - Online Library Event 29/09/2021 29/09/2021 Online event via Zoom info@mrl.nsw.gov.au 6801 4501 https://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au Learn everything you need to start creating your own creative cosplay, from choosing a character, planning your costume construction, and finding tutorials for crafting the trickier bits. We'll also provide ideas and advice on no-or-low sew crafting and tips for creating a great cosplay without spending a lot of money. Suitable for ages 13+ Free online event via Zoom. Limited spots available, bookings essential at: https://www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/EventViewTrainingDetails.aspx?Bck=Y&EventID=1466&m=0%7C0&DisplayType=C
0_352674_27Sep2021155426_2021Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography competition.jpg 2021 Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography Competition 1/09/2021 31/10/2021 online capturethecosmosphoto@gmail.com https://www.cosmos.myphotoclub.com.au We are excited to announce that the 2021 Capture the Cosmos – Under Warrumbungle Skies Astrophotography Competition is NOW OPEN! Open to any photographers – Amateur or Professional – All Ages 4 Categories – See details on cosmos.myphotoclub.com.au/ Prize details and sponsors to be announced soon. Entries Close at Midnight 31st October 2021 Winners Announced Saturday 27th November 2021 We can’t wait to see YOUR Entry!
Tour de Gorge 3/09/2022 3/09/2022 Pilliga forest pfdc@environment.nsw.gov.au 0268434011 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au Pilliga Forest is a unique Australian landscape, offering rugged beauty on a grand scale. Tour de Gorge riders get exclusive access to parts of the forest rarely seen by the public. Spread the word as we prepare to celebrate the iconic Pilliga Forest. To register your interest email Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre or call 02 6843 4011.
525_352674_18Oct2021122052_Christmas Spectular.jpg Coonabarabran Christmas Spectacular 10/12/2022 10/12/2022 #1 oval coonakidscarols@gmail.com 0428973779 Claiming the Date Saturday 10 December 2022 TBC Coonabarabran Christmas Spectacular Markets and Carols. Please email for an information pack if you are interested in holding a stall and / or performing. More Information to come
525_352674_11Nov2021150628_Milroy Observatory.jpg Star Gazing with Donna the Astronomer 1/04/2022 11/11/2022 Milroy Observatory info@milroyobservatory.com.au 0428288244 http://www.milroyobservatory.com.au/ We are OPEN every clear night and operating within NSW Govt COVID Safe requirements for outside stargazing. We are taking bookings. All shows will be outside and numbers limited as per current regulations at the time. We do multiple shows a night during peak times to ensure you don't miss out. We also are available for bus groups, school excursions or incursions and have wet weather back up programs available Learn more about our dark skies and how to identify what you can see. Locals this is a great chance to come out and check out what we do!
525_352674_11Nov2021151036_Siding Spring.png Siding Spring Observatory Tours 1/04/2022 11/11/2022 Siding Spring Observatory info@darkskytraveller.com.au 0268426363 https://www.darkskytraveller.com.au/daytours This 90-minute walking tour explores the best of Siding Spring Observatory with a visit inside the Anglo-Australian Telescope Visitors' Gallery and a guided walk around the telescopes dotted along the ridge top of Mount Woorut. Weather permitting we'll climb the stairs of the UK Schmidt Telescope to the catwalk. Circling the telescope dome, you'll have views to the north and east of Siding Spring Observatory. The history of the dark sky site, will leave all ages in awe with the amazing science that is still conducted every night on this working scientific site. Come and gather a deeper understanding of the explorations of our night sky, learn where the future for Australian astronomy lies and leave with an impressive view of the Warrumbungle Mountains etched in your mind. Book Online Now
525_352674_11Nov2021161525_DSCF1765.JPG Pilliga Pottery Workshops 1/04/2022 11/11/2022 Pilliga Pottery barkalafarmpilligapottery@gmail.com 68422239 www.barkalafarmstay.com.au/pottery/pottery-workshops-2/?v=322b26af01d5 Take in the full experience of Pilliga Pottery by booking a Pottery Workshop where you will get the chance to create your own masterpiece. There are a range of different options which cater for the whole family. Book online now at the website above!
0_352674_19Jan2022155351_271709065_256860279892843_3642859997336693716_n.jpg Yarn Therapy 22/05/2022 18/12/2022 Makers Space makers.space2844@gmail.com 0414 769 376 https://www.makersspace.com.au/events FREE event - no strings attached! As your yarn begins to unwind, so do you and yarn is cheaper than therapy. Why not drop in for a bit of Sunday down-time and let yourself unwind with some yarn therapy? Come for the whole four hours, or drop in for a quick yarn it’s not just for knitters! All fibre artists and makers are welcome. We will provide tea, coffee and cake - for a gold coin donation. You will need your yarn or fibre projects - whatever your craft & a lunchbox for yourself filled with deliciousness. Please register if you are coming, so we can make sure there is enough cake.
0_352674_22Feb2022145958_WWD 2022 Promotional Picture.jpg Black Gate Distillery World Whisky Day 20/05/2023 20/05/2023 Black Gate Distillery 72 Forest Rd, Mendooran NSW 2842 mail@blackgatedistillery.com 0268861123 https://www.blackgatedistillery.com/world-whisky-day 2023 date TBC Brian and Genise invite you to come and enjoy a great day out with friends, and experience award winning event: World Whisky Day at Black Gate Distillery. A fantastic line up of local, Australian and International whiskies and spirits available at the bar. Specialist Australian and International whisky and rum flights, craft beer and ciders. An assortment of smoked and barbecued meats and sides on offer throughout the day and night. Live music by Macquarie River Mudflappers and others TBA.​ Complimentary transport available from designated areas in Mendooran. Breakfast on Sunday (book with entry ticket). Tickets will be available in March. For more details please visit our website www.blackgatedistillery.com
0_352674_26Feb2022143730_Whip cracking.jpg BARADINE SHOW 18/03/2023 18/03/2023 baradineshow@gmail.com 0401 238 374 Facebook/baradineshowsociety 2023 date TBC Baradine Show offers some great family entertainment. Held over one day with exhibitions, stalls and competitive events, some new attractions have been introduced into the program. Fizzics Education will liven up the kid’s area with some fascinating interactive science experiments in a show that will capture the imagination. There are the ever-popular yard dog trials, whip cracking competition, a reptile show and the inaugural Baradine Team Challenge. Once again, the Baradine CWA is running its men’s cooking challenge with a $100 first prize up for grabs for the best damper and there is a fun pin cushion challenge in the handicrafts section. The full day of events comes to a spectacular conclusion with a fire show extravaganza.
525_352674_03May2022144655_Copy of National Sorry Day Facebook Post .png National Sorry Day 2022 26/05/2022 26/05/2022 Coonabarabran coonabarabran.lalc@bigpond.com 0268423137 Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council invites everyone to commemorate National Sorry Day 26 May 2022. Proceedings will begin at 10.30am sharp at the Tennis Courts. Please arrive by 10.15am ready to walk across Mary Jane Cain bridge, along John Street before concluding at the Town Hall with presentations and refreshments. We look forward to commemorating with you all.
0_352674_05May2022132506_2019 aerial photo 1 TOTT.jpg Tunes on the Turf 12/11/2022 13/11/2022 Dunedoo Sports Club belinda.fergusson30@gmail.com 0458750455 https://www.facebook.com/tunesontheturf/ Tunes On The Turf is a music festival supporting and featuring live performances of original Australian music second weekend in November every year at the Dunedoo Sports Club. Rain, hail or shine-which it usually does, the festival will go ahead! Support small regional communities! Friday night features live music on the veranda, browse the local Farmers Markets Saturday morning and check out our recently painted silos featuring local jockey Hugh Bowman and WINX; enjoy a gelato, coffee, cheese platter or picnic hamper, then head to the Sports Club for 10 hours of non-stop music featuring artists from around New South Wales. Finish off the weekend with a relaxing round of golf. Hot food and cool drinks for visitors to indulge in. Families are welcome with a playground for the kids to share and much more. Free camping area for ticket holders, no need to book. Tickets available at the gate, on Facebook, and online through the website.
0_352674_11May2022145121_Inhalare-1.jpg Inhalare BREATHE UPON 15/05/2022 16/06/2022 Space Art Gallery info@creativespace.org.au (02) 4017 1177 creativespace.org.au SPACE COONABARABRAN....Take a breath. 6 natural environments 12 artists 18 works of art Take a breath or make it a day in Coonabarabran to hear, read, see and touch nature in this exhibition of incredibly beautiful artworks, soundscapes and writings. Celebrating special wetlands, inland forests, rivers, rainforests and a remote National Park in New South Wales.
0_352674_11May2022170207_1001 Cirlces Creative Workshop Digital Sign.png 1001 Circles Creative Workshop 18/06/2022 18/06/2022 Warrumbungles Mountain Motel, 882 Timor Road, Coonabarabran 2357 vivian@vivianevans.com.au 0429424335 https://www.warrumbungle.com/1001circles Join a creative workshop with artist and interior decorator Kerrey Williams at the Warrumbungles Mountain Motel Function Centre. Date & Time: 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 18th June Price: $120 per person for full day workshop and materials What the Workshop includes * Collaborative and individual creations * Materials all provided *Participants take home a completed work framed *Morning & afternoon tea and a light lunch is included See more about the event and the workshop presenter on https://www.warrumbungle.com/1001circles Why not make it into a fabulous escape! Enjoy the tranquility and space of the beautiful Warrumbungles Mountain Motel. Stay on site and explore the Warrumbungle Region. Your family could explore whilst you to do the workshop or come with a group of friends and share the experience of this unique location nestled in the a picturesque, quiet and peaceful valley, bounded on 3 sides by the Castlereagh River. The Warrumbungles Mountain Motel offers a range of accommodation and camping options. Please book your accommodation early to save disappointment.

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