Magnificent May Events in NSW

28 April 2017

Enjoy the last of the autumn weather by checking out top NSW food, sporting and cultural events. Here are some of the biggest events happening across the state in May.

Wings Over Illawarra, Albion Park, 6 – 7 May

Wings Over Illawarra, Albion Park

Wings Over Illawarra, Albion Park

The best annual airshow in NSW returns Albion Park this month. Watch as classic warbirds, vintage aircraft and soaring fighter jets take to the skies in this unforgettable event. There will be jaw-dropping aerobatics and rare displays of vintage and classic aircraft, including the Qantas 747 VH-OJA and a fully-restored 1955 Super Constellation.

Arts In The Valley, Kangaroo Valley, 5 – 7 May

Arts In The Valley is a three-day festival of art, music and sculpture set in the lush hinterlands of Kangaroo Valley. This intimate festival will feature a lineup of talented artists, musicians and writers, as well as several art exhibitions sprawling across the valley’s beautiful surrounds. Join in the fun this May as the biennial Arts In The Valley festival celebrates its 10th year.

Batlow Ciderfest, Batlow, 20 May

Batlow Ciderfest, Batlow

Batlow Ciderfest, Batlow

Join locals and cider enthusiasts from across the country as they celebrate the end of Batlow’s apple harvest. Cider lovers will mingle with apple growers and cider producers as they enjoy some hard-earned downtime after the cultivating, growing, picking and packing of the town’s apples before winter sets in on the Snowy Mountains. This community street party will also feature entertainment from buskers and street theatre troupes, including the home-grown Apple Tarts.

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, Pokolbin, 1 May – 30 June

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, Pokolbin

Famous for its delectable wine and fresh, local produce, the Hunter Valley gets to celebrate all of its best features at the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. The festival takes place throughout May and June, and will offer visitors the chance to dine with leading winemakers and chefs, sample a range of local delicacies, and refine their skills with interactive cooking classes.

Orange Apple Festival, Orange, 5 – 7 May

Orange Apple Festival, Orange

Orange Apple Festival, Orange

Head to Orange this May to ring in the end of the apple harvest. The Orange Apple Festival celebrates the region’s rich apple-growing history and invites small businesses from local and surrounding suburbs to join in the fun. Browse stations of apple-based tasting plates and local ciders before stopping to enjoy some music at the local trufferie. Local growers will also be on hand to teach guests about the history of the industry and to shed some light on how apples are grown.

There’s plenty to see and do in New South Wales this May!