1 March 2018
From the coast to the country, there is so much to see and do this March around NSW! Pack your bags for a month of fun and adventure with these events hosted right around the state.
Head to the stunning open green spaces of Noreuil Park in Albury/ Wodonga this March for a delicious day out at the Cork and Fork Fest. This free community event is fully catered by the beautiful family owned and operated Borambola Wines, located just outside of Wagga Wagga along the Hume Highway. They’ll be serving delicious cool climate reds and whites alongside their famous hoppy lager and Tuckerbox premium apple cider. The festival will feature local artists and locally-sourced produce. Bring along your kids, dogs, picnic blankets and chairs for an entertaining day out.
Head to the friendly coastal town of Mullumbimby every Friday morning during the month of March to discover fresh, local produce under a splendour of fig trees, in the foothills of Mt Chincogan. Taste the quality local goods and produce at great affordable prices. Soak up the fun vibes and great local talent, with live music and regular workshops throughout the month. This wonderful not for profit organisation supports local farmers and sustainability for the future growth of the region, so join in the fun and support the local farmers of the vibrant Mullum community.
This foodie paradise features the best in culinary finesse, showcasing the regions freshest local produce. Local chefs and restaurant owners put on a display for their community, with entree sized dishes capped at $8 each. The free event will be held along the stunning foreshore of Fishpen, Merimbula offering panoramic ocean views and a sneak peak at the local produce for sale at the oyster leases. This year the menu includes Balmain Bug Brioche, Eden Mussel Pie and fresh seafood sourced just metres away.
Held in the stunning Mt Penang Gardens, Girakool Blues is Gosford’s unique celebration of local, international and Indigenous culture and blues. Music will be buzzing all weekend, from midday to midnight with an array of genres and artists to take the stage including the PJ O’Brien Band, Minnie Marks and the Chris Wilson Band. Watch intently as the Central Coast’s BBQ King or Queen will be announced after the 2nd Annual BBQ Stand Off commencing on the Sunday, and enjoy tasting a variety of food stalls and local market stalls.
Since 2006, the Women’s NSW Open has been an integral event in the ALPG Summer tournament schedule, for local and international elite amateur and professional female golfers. The event is making a comeback this month after 3 years off from the ALPG calendar and, this year, the event will be held in the beautifully landscaped greens of Coffs Harbour Golf Club.Big names set to return in include the defending champion Dame Laura Davies and Lydia Ko, the 14-year-old amateur golfer who took out the title in 2012. Spectators tickets are now available for purchase, promising unmissable action on the greens this March.
River towns, Barham and Koondrook are bringing their locals together to enjoy the River Murray’s best local food, wine and music this March. The family friendly event will be held under the towering River Red Gums on the banks of the iconic Murray River. Guests are invited to enjoy an awesome lineup of local bands and demonstrations from the regions expert cooks. There will be a wide range of childrens entertainment and family-friendly things to do, while adults can enjoy a long day of sipping delicious local artisanal wines and beers and sampling local gourmet delights.
Journey through the horizon spanning Hay Plains to celebrate and show support for the LGBTQIA+ community in country NSW. The friendly rural town of Hay, NSW will be showcasing their 2nd annual countrified version of the big city parade at the Hay Services Club. Three women in the western Riverina town established this extravaganza to educate locals and bring the community together in colourful pride. The Rainbow on the Plains will feature a variety of drag performers, DJs, food stalls and more, all raising funds for worthy causes such as Hay Can Assist and ACON.
Join your two-wheeled friends along the country roads of Orange NSW for this one-day cycling classic. The inaugural cycling event is set to take place again in Orange, with a tough track featuring a variety of steep never-ending climbs and sharp turns. With 70, 100 and 170 kilometre options, the track is fit for both amateur and elite cyclists to put their training to the test. The event will be supported by Bicycle Network with full food and rest stops for participants.
Strap on your boots and kick up the dust at the Patches Asphalt Queanbeyan Rodeo this March. Located just outside of Canberra, Queanbeyan will be showcasing the best local talent in bull riding, the saddle bronc, and equestrian events including barrel racing, pegging and much more. There will also be a show alley, live entertainment and food stalls Support the community and head to the Queanbeyan Rodeo and help raise some much needed funds for a number of local charities!