Spirit of the Land in Lockhart

3 September 2013

Lovers of the land will loathe to miss the Spirit of the Land Festival that’s coming to Lockhart this October 2013.

It’s a unique celebration of everything that you could make from recycled metals, farm materials and natural elements from the land.

What was once a small affair has now grown to include a stunning collusion of fine arts and dunny and shed tours, open gardens and indigenous art, boutique market stalls and entertainers.

For just one weekend from Saturday October 12 to Sunday October 13, this event will bring together thousands of people with similar interests.

This of course, is part of the reason why it has become so popular, as the atmosphere and the people are part and parcel of what makes this event so special. A shared openness and willingness to live off a sometimes harsh land brings communities together to foster interactions, support and growth.

Of course, the fireworks display is always a popular attraction for any event, so be sure not to miss a spectacular show of firepower under the stars.

This year’s event is set to be the seventh festival of its kind, and will host the National Farm Arts Sculpture Award as well as an extensive fine arts exhibition and a full weekend of fun activities.

Nearby town Wagga Wagga is only an hour away, so you can stay in the city there or if you’re in Lockhart early and want to get the weekend off to a good start, you can head to the Lockhart Picnic Races on the Friday, where the first race will kick off in the early afternoon in front of hundreds of picnickers.

After a great success in 2012, a catered marquee will be available for those who don’t bring along their own lunch – just be sure to book ahead so you don’t miss out!