1 May 2015
Start planning your next adventure in Regional NSW this May – June for the wide range of festivals and events happening across the State.
Kidgeeridge Music Festival 1 May – 2 May
Returning for the tenth year running, this boutique music festival held at Milton on the South Coast boasts an impressive lineup of iconic Australian acts as well as a strong contingent of up and coming talents. Priding itself on its contribution to local charities, organisations and individuals, the stages of the festival will see performances from acclaimed artists including You Am I, Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Adalita and Lior.
Batlow Cider Fest 16 May
Held in the small fruit-growing town of Batlow in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Batlow Cider Fest is a one-day celebration of Australia’s best ciders, gourmet food, local produce and growing community. Sample flavoursome ciders, feast on food prepared by locals and enjoy the vibrant street festival atmosphere at one of Batlow’s best days out.
Eurobodalla River of Art 15 May – 24 May
Held over 10 days, the event celebrates a myriad of artists who draw inspiration from, or create art in and around Batemans Bay. From one end of the Shire to the other, find examples of artistic expression ranging from live music and theatre to film, visual arts and literature.
The North Face 100 15 May – 17 May
Starting out from Katoomba’s Scenic World, the event offers competitors the choice of two challenging running trails, either 50km or 100km in length, that make their way through the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Part of the international Ultra Trail World Series, the event is expected to draw participants from across the country and abroad.
Hunter Valley Food and Wine Month 1 June – 30 June
A much-anticipated annual event, the month long program of activities showcases the diverse variety of wines, fresh produce and fine restaurants found within the Hunter Valley. Presenting the opportunity to sample some of the region’s best offerings, the event also allows visitors a hands-on experience to hone their culinary skills through interactive cooking classes.
Peak Festival 5 June – 8 June
Celebrating the opening of this year’s snow season at Perisher Valley, the Peak Festival takes place across Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes and Guthega Alpine Village with a diverse line-up of acts performing over eight great venues. This year’s line-up includes artists Mahalia Barnes, Doug Williams, Soul Safari, Tijuana Cartel and more.
Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft 6 June – 8 June
Running each year in Coonamble for almost 60 years, the event attracts more than 1,000 cowboys and cowgirls, making up the biggest combined rodeo and campdraft in the Southern Hemisphere. With competitors vying for their share in over $30,000 in prize money, spectators can watch the finest bull riders and cowboys in the state compete for the top prize.
Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival 6 June – 8 June
Held annually, Shoalhaven’s wine festival celebrates the fine whites and reds of the region, allowing visitors to enjoy tastings direct from the cellar door. Meet those behind the production of the region’s award winning varieties, and enjoy the many market stalls, gourmet meals and live music performances on offer during the June long weekend.
Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend 13 June – 14 June
Hosting a range of active events, including a marathon, half marathon and mystery mountain dash, the weekend centres around the scenic running trails that make their way through the national parks surrounding Newnes. Held in the pristine Wolgan Valley, the major drawcard of the weekend is the area’s spectacular glow worm tunnel.
Snow Time in the Garden 20 June – 12 July
Running throughout the school holidays, the Hunter Valley Gardens transforms into a fun-filled snowy wonderland each winter. Temporarily home to an ice skating rink, ice tobogganing and a man-made snow play zone, there’s plenty of snow themed activities, comfort food and warm beverages on the roster.