Elvis Festival – Parkes

The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every year in the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday. Now in its 27th year, the Festival continues to grow – with more than 200 events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.

More information:  https://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au/

Irish Woolfest – Boorowa

The Running of the Sheep at the Boorowa Community Bank Irish Woolfest has been likened to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona and just as exciting!  This annual festival is held in October – for additional information visit:  www.irishwoolfest.com.au

Cherries in Young, NSW

There are many orchards and “pick your own” cherries in Young – the Cherry Capital of Australia!  The drive from Canberra to Young is less than 2 hours and 4 hours from Sydney.  Young celebrates the annual National Cherry Festival on the first weekend in December and this 3 day celebration includes the Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, drum and pipe bands and more. 

Historic buildings in Bathurst

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Country Showgrownd. Dubbo

Well maintained country showground. Good trotting track.

Dubbo City Council


Blue Mountains Film Festival. Katoomba

The 2011 Blue Mountains Film Festival (formerly the Katoomba Short Film Festival) is now in its fourth year, and will be held at Scenic World, Katoomba on October 13, 14 and 15, set against the stunning backdrop of the Three Sisters and the Jameison Valley. Screenings will be held in the Scenic Cinema, wrapping up with an awards presentation on the final evening in the Skyway Restaurant. The festival is now open for submissions.