16 August 2016
There’s a host of great events taking place across New South Wales this September. Here’s our guide to this month’s not-to-be-missed happenings all over the state, from Coffs Harbour to Deniliquin.
Join 25,000 revellers in The Ute Capital of the World, Deniliquin, to celebrate all things Australian. One of Country NSW’s biggest events, this two-day festival is packed with great live music, market stalls and two Guinness World Record breaking attempts – the ute muster, which brings together hundreds of utes and ute owners in a massive parade, and the blue singlet count, an attempt to break the record of the most people dressed in blue singlets in one place.
Now in its second year, Snowtunes brings the party to the Snowy Mountains, with performances from Asta, Kilter, Hydraulix, Savilian and One Day Apart. This fresh lineup will play on the picturesque shores of Lake Jindabyne for 11 hours of music. Snowball fights are encouraged, and ticketing packages are available including bus tickets, ski lift passes and accommodation. This event is 18+.
Woolgoolga celebrates its unique Punjabi heritage at Woolgoolga Curryfest. The festival, which take place near Coffs Harbour, includes 150 food and market stalls where you can sample delicious punjabi curries, local produce and multicultural food. There is also a week of great events taking place in the lead up to the festival, including the inaugural Bhangra Dance Competition, a screening of the Bollywood film ‘The Crow’s Egg’ on Woolgoolga Beach, and Saturday morning yoga classes.
Bootcamp meets a military-style obstacle course for two fun-filled days of physical and mental challenges on the South Coast at the inaugural BRAVO Challenge. A multi-levelled competition with something for all ages and fitness levels, the BRAVO Challenge also features motivational speakers and entertainment.
The annual Coffs Harbour Running Festival takes place on a picturesque bush trail on the Coffs Creek Walkway, and is made up of a half marathon, a 10km fun run, a 5km fun run, and a 3km family fun run/walk. It’s a great day out for the whole family, running along the picturesque bush trail from the centre of town to the coast and back.