Dubbo Area Events

The town of Dubbo is set in the Macquarie Valley, where the Newell, Mitchell and Golden highways meet, and has many natural attractions and historical points of interest. As the largest town in the Orana Region, Dubbo plays host to a wide range of events year-round.

A road trip to Dubbo is a great way to explore the Western Plains area, and take part in the events Dubbo has to offer. With a full calendar of events, there’s plenty to keep you busy. Whether you're keen to spend the morning at a weekend farmers’ market, see some stand up comedy or check out gigs from local and international acts, there’s sure to be something to tickle your fancy.

While visiting Dubbo, don’t miss the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals, and also visit the nearby towns of Gilgandra, Narromine, and Wellington.

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  1. Titan Macquarie Mud Run

    Saturday 25 March 2017, Dubbo

    The Titan Macquarie Mud Run will challenge you, inspire you, and be lots of fun! Your grit and determination will push you through over 20 obstacles including the soon to be infamous Mud Mania...

    25 Mar
  2. Riverside Markets

    Sunday 11 September to Sunday 18 December 2016, Dubbo

    A vibrant market atmosphere located on the banks of the Macquarie River bringing buyers and sellers together at this picturesque venue. The Riverside Markets showcase stall holders with a range of quality mixed...

    11 Sep -18Dec
  3. Dubbo Farmers Market

    Saturday 3 September to Saturday 17 December 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Farmers Markets, held on the first and third Saturday of every month, is a showcase of the region's produce, fresh from the soils and water basins of the Macquarie Valley and beyond. Kick start your morning...

    03 Sep -17Dec
  4. Dubbo Rotunda Market

    Sunday 25 September to Sunday 27 November 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Rotunda Markets will be held on the fourth Sunday of each month (excluding December). There will be stalls along the footpath of Macquarie Street and some businesses open, showcasing their wares on the...

    25 Sep -27Nov
  5. Cricket Australia – Australian Indoor Junior Championships

    Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July 2017, Dubbo

    Each year, hundreds of talented boys and girls participate in the annual Australian Indoor Junior Championships. This Cricket Australia event will see teams from across Australia represent their State /...

    02 Jul -09Jul
  6. Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo

    Monday 7 August 2017, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Bridal and Event Expo is a must for anyone planning any kind of event. With all of the experts and suppliers under one roof, you can now plan your entire event in one day. Whether you are planning a party,...

    07 Aug
  7. Warren Campdraft Weekend

    Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo Area

    What is campdrafting? It is a truly spectacular Australian sport, requiring a horse and mounted rider to work cattle and prove to a judge that they have the cattle under control. The Warren...

    26 Aug -28Aug
  8. Dubbo Stampede

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo

    The Dubbo Stampede at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the only major running festival that takes place in a zoo, anywhere in Australia.As well as the opportunity to run close to the zoo animals, the event also...

    28 Aug
  9. Annual Macquarie Lions Swap Meet Car and Bike Show

    Sunday 28 August 2016, Dubbo

    It's time again for another Swap Meet Car and Bike Show in Dubbo. Always a successful event, it is one not to be missed.Vintage and veteran car and motorcycle parts and Australian memorabilia. Trophies and...

    28 Aug
  10. 14th National Dorper and White Dorper Sale

    Tuesday 30 August to Wednesday 31 August 2016, Dubbo

    The 14th National Dorper and White Dorper Sale is Australia’s most prestigious sale. Last year saw a large crowd of buyers competing for more than 150 lots on offer, with the top price reaching AUD20,000 for a Dorper...

    30 Aug -31Aug
  11. Always ... Patsy Cline

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Dubbo

    Always...Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a...

    10 Sep
  12. Annual National Diggers Carnival

    Tuesday 13 September to Thursday 15 September 2016, Dubbo

    The 9th Annual National Digger’s Bowls Carnival is the only event of its type in Australia and will be co-hosted by Club Dubbo and Sporties. Three days of competition will see 180 current Australian Defence...

    13 Sep -15Sep
  13. Australian Sheep Veterinarians Conference

    Friday 9 September to Sunday 11 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Australian Sheep Veterinarians 2016 Conference is one you won't want to miss!They have an exciting program for those with an interest in sheep and working dogs filled with informative and engaging...

    09 Sep -11Sep
  14. BCiB Open Triples Tournament in support of Orana Early Childhood Intervention

    Saturday 17 September to Sunday 18 September 2016, Dubbo

    Club Dubbo is proud to host the BCiB Open Triples Tournament in support of Orana Early Childhood Intervention. 120 players from throughout NSW are expected to compete for AUD7,000 in prize money. Teams will...

    17 Sep -18Sep
  15. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

    Saturday 3 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Sydney Comedy Festival's funniest in one hilarious night!The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the fourth year in a row, featuring the creme de la...

    03 Sep
  16. Beethoven and Mendelssohn by ACO Collective

    Sunday 11 September 2016, Dubbo

    The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) presents Beethoven and Mendelssohn, performed by ACO Collective and directed by one of Finland's most internationally successful string quartets, Meta4.ACO...

    11 Sep
  17. Orana Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show

    Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September 2016, Dubbo

    Discover your next adventure at the Orana Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show at Dubbo Showgrounds; the number one outdoor event in Dubbo! With over 160 exhibitors, loads of entertainment for...

    16 Sep -18Sep
  18. Damien Leith - 10th Anniversary Tour

    Saturday 17 September 2016, Dubbo

    In 2016, Damien Leith celebrates a decade in the Australian music industry. To commemorate this auspicious anniversary, the revered singer songwriter will embark on a massive intimate and acoustic tour that will see...

    17 Sep
  19. Wellington SpringFest

    Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September 2016, Wellington

    SpringFest, held in September, will prove to be bigger and better than ever. On Friday 23rd, events get underway with the Quota Charity Art Exhibition and entertainment at the Soldiers Memorial Club...

    23 Sep -25Sep
  20. Nevertire Family Muster

    Saturday 24 September 2016, Dubbo Area

    Held annually on the first Saturday of the September school holidays, the Nevertire Family Muster offers a fun day out for all ages. Events and activities include horse sports, team penning, dog jumping, market stalls...

    24 Sep
  21. Evocities MTB Series - Dubbo 300

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Wellington

    In 2015 the inaugural Evocities MTB Series was held as the richest MTD Series in the nation, with support from Fairfax Media. The 2016 season promises to be even better with races across all seven of the Evocities....

    25 Sep
  22. The Listies - 6D

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Dubbo

    The award-winning Listies star in 6D (it's twice as good as 3D), which is a kids' comedy show all about movies.Expect haunted backpacks, ninja nans, vomiting puppets and fully automatic toilet...

    25 Sep
  23. Narromine Rotary Markets

    Sunday 25 September 2016, Narromine

    Get your family and friends together and head to Dundas Park for the Narromine Rotary Spring Markets this weekend. There is something for everyone plants, balloons, honey, jewellery, cakes, slices, trash N treasure,...

    25 Sep
  24. Rotax Pro Tour Grand Final

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Dubbo

    The Rotax Pro Tour series consists of seven rounds which culminates at the Rotax Pro Tour Grand Final being hosted by the Lincoln County International Raceway!Run in a professional European format;...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  25. Gilgandra Coo-ee Festival

    Saturday 1 October to Monday 3 October 2016, Gilgandra

    Coo-eeee come to the Festival on the October long weekend!The festival will be kicking off with an exhibition and galleries at the Coo-ee Heritage Centre and then onto the Friday night poetry competition. On...

    01 Oct -03Oct
  26. Mungery Picnic Races

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Narromine

    Get your backside trackside for the annual Mungery Picnic Races. Six race program with TAB and bookmakers, fashion in the field, mid race auction, Mungery Dash for Cash and children's entertainment with a jumping...

    02 Oct
  27. Blackwattle Fair

    Sunday 2 October 2016, Wellington

    The Mumbil Blackwattle Fair is an annual event.The main feature of the day is the famous 'Chuck Akubra'. This is a competition where participants literally throw an Akubra hat. The person who throws the hat...

    02 Oct
  28. Lah Lah "Sing it loud"

    Thursday 6 October 2016, Dubbo

    National Tour 2016 - Sing It Loud! Is the brand new live musical extravaganza from Lah-Lah's Big Live Band. The stars of ABC KIDS will be playing up a storm in 2016 as they travel all over Australia with their biggest...

    06 Oct
  29. Dami Im: Yesterday Once More Tour

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Dubbo

    2013 X-Factor winner, singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dami Im unveils her new album and tour, Classic Carpenters. A breath-taking homage and re-invention to one of Dami's idols, Karen Carpenter. The show...

    08 Oct
  30. Ranch Sorting Dubbo

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 16 October 2016, Dubbo

    Ranch Sorting is a western-style equestrian sport that evolved from the common ranch work or separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport. Ranch Sorting is an event that pits a team of two riders...

    15 Oct -16Oct
  31. Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen - The Piano Sessions

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Dubbo

    In his new show Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen: The Piano Sessions, he invites you to get up close and personal in an intimate, relaxed setting: just him, Michael Rohenak on grand piano and Allen’s fantastic songs....

    15 Oct
  32. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

    Tuesday 18 October 2016, Dubbo

    The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is a Scottish spectacular, featuring 23 musicians, singers and dancers on stage.The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are notably the highest profile of the British Military...

    18 Oct

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