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Join us as we embrace the new season to create unforgettable memories at events across our picturesque Riverina region.

As the leaves turn golden and the air carries a crisp breeze, our landscape transforms into a canvas of colours and festivities. From the excitement of horse racing to the rhythmic beats of a music festivals, from the nostalgia of country shows to the enchantment of arts and culture events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Immerse yourself in the charm and warmth of our community gatherings, markets, and the celebration of the biennial Leeton SunRice Festival or annual Griffith Easter Party.  

Autumn Events in the Snowy Valleys 

1. Tumut Show – Saturday 1 March, Tumut Showground 

2. Tumbarumba Camp Draft – Friday 1 to Sunday 3 March, Tumbarumba Racecourse 

3. Adelong Show – Saturday 9 March, Adelong Showground 

4. Rock the Turf (Blue’s Brews and BBQ’s) – Saturday 16 March, Riverside Caravan Park, Tumut 

5. Tumbarumba Show – Saturday 16 March, Tumbarumba Showground 

6. Batlow Show – Saturday 23 March, Batlow Showground 

7. Tumbarumba Polocrosse Carnival – Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April, Tumbarumba Racecourse 

8. Falling Leaf Festival – Saturday 27 April, Wynyard and Russell streets, Tumut

9. Courabyra Hall Mother’s Day Markets – Sunday 5 May, Courabyra Public Hall 

10. Ciderfest – Saturday 18 May, Pioneer Street, Batlow 

Drench – a Healthy Dose of Culture 

Drench is a month-long festival of arts and culture during March in the Temora Shire.  
It aims to bring people of all ages together to connect and enjoy varying activities.  
Activities include food immersion, arts, live music, film, author visit and bringing our Bundawarrah Centre (rural museum) to life. 

Locations: Various, Temora 

Carrathool Races 

Saturday 2 March 

The Carrathool Jockey Club organises the annual country race meeting in the small town of Carrathool in the Riverina region of NSW. The town bursts at the seams with over 1,000 excited race lovers. 

The event is a 6-race program, starting at around 1pm with local and metropolitan bookies. There are fantastic prizes on offer from our sponsors, along with the famous Jackeroo Dash and Jillaroo Sprint. 

There will be a continuous BBQ and licensed bar (no glass allowed). A range of beverages will be available including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks with a ticket system operating for quick and easy service. 

Location: Carrathool 

Lockhart Truck Show 

Saturday 2 March 

The Lockhart Truck Show is a display of historic and modern trucks and other vehicles. 
Feature Trucks White and Western Star.
Lots of prizes in addition to special categories:  Oldest feature truck, Typical Local Farm Truck, Feature Truck driven the furthest. People’s Choice Award.  

Venue: Lockhart Show Grounds, Lockhart
Time: Gates open at 9am – 3:30pm  
Cost: Adults Entry Fee $5.00 | Exhibitors Free

Top Town Chicken Races 

Saturday 2 March 

The Top Town Chicken Races are a truly unique outback event that you won’t forget. The races have been established as a community event, allowing residents, family and friends the opportunity to have some fun.  

Key event activities include: 
• 5 race program – with numerous ways for attendees to win prize money
• Children and Adult Farmer’s Relays 
• Tug-O-War 
• BBQ, Canteen and full bar facilities 
• Coffee cart & Ice cream van  

Venue: Redman Oval, Wyalong 
Cost: Adult $10 | U16 Free 

Lake Woorabinda Festival 

Saturday 9 March 

The Lake Woorabinda Festival celebrates our community with live music, food and local artisans. Entry is free, come on down and cruise your way around the Lake on one of Go Adventure Nagambie’s pedal boats, kayaks or canoes. Make your own floating lantern, watch the parade and lantern float onto the Lake in the evening, check out the fireworks and listen to the Baker Boys Band from Melbourne. There is entertainment for all the family. 

Venue: Lake Woorabinda, Oxley Avenue, Hillston 
Time: Festival begins 11am 
Cost: No entry fee, cash is needed for the markets, food & drink stalls 

Coolamon Antique Bottle & Collectables 

Saturday 9 March 

Featuring displays of bottles, tins, books, jewellery, stamps, crockery and more. Browse many tables with items for sale. Collectors’ exhibition displays from NSW, ACT and VIC. 

Location: Coolamon Sport & Recreation Club, Lewis Street, Coolamon | Time: 8:30am – 2pm 

Gundagai Producers Market 

Saturday 9 March 

Gundagai Visitor Information Centre will be holding their seasonal Gundagai Producers Market. 

Come on down to Carberry Park and check out our amazing collection of stalls attending – ranging from local products, baked goods, home decor, plants and much more! 

Drop in and support our amazing local producers and grab some goodies! 

Location: Carberry Park, Gundagai | Time: 9am – 2pm 
Cost: Free 

Ardlethan Picnic Races 

Saturday 16 March 

The Ardlethan Picnic Races is a unique, country racing event, with a six-race program, BYO allowed, bar facilities available, BBQ catering provided, fashions on the field and more. 

Location: Warrri Racetrack, Ardlethan | Time: From 12pm 
Cost: $25 per person 

Old Gundagai Gaol – Paranormal Fear Fest 

Saturday 16 March 

Unlock Your Fears: A night of fear response experiments at the Haunted Old Gundagai Gaol 

Are you ready to push the boundaries of fear and delve into the supernatural?  

Join the team from Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators for an extraordinary night of psychological exploration as they conduct Fear Response Experiments within the chilling confines of the historic Old Gundagai Gaol. 

This 3-hour event is designed to challenge your deepest fears in a series of cutting-edge experiments to test your fear response. The shadows of the gaol hold secrets, and we invite you to unlock the mysteries of your own mind. 

At the conclusion of the experiments, you are welcome to ‘free time’, a time for you to run your own paranormal investigation in the gaol! 

Location: Old Gundagai Gaol, Sheridan Street, Gundagai | Time: 9pm – midnight 
Cost: $60 per person 

West Wyalong Rodeo 

Saturday 16 March 

Spectacular action is guaranteed at the West Wyalong Rodeo grounds. 

From the finals of the blue-ribbon Open Bull Ride under lights in the main arena, down to the aspiring young cowboys in the Poddy Ride, see Australia’s best cowgirls ‘turn and burn’ in the Barrel Race and experience all the thrills and spills of the Rope & Tie and Steer Wrestling finals.  

Enjoy the live replay on the big screen at the event. Full bar and canteen facilities, and Eftpos available. 

Venue: West Wyalong Horse Sports and Rodeo Association, West Wyalong 

West Wyalong Crooked Mile Show and Shine 

Sunday 17 March 

Enjoy this family fun day with kids activities, refreshments, BBQ, markets and trade stalls, trophies, prizes and raffles available. The biggest attraction at the event is the V8 Racing Simulator. 

Venue: McAllister Oval, West Wyalong 

Ganmain Historical Society Museum Open Day 2024 

Saturday 23 March   

Enjoy a day out where you can watch a Blacksmith in residence, wood furniture whittling, static and operating tractor displays along with a working sock knitting machine used to knit socks for our soldiers during the Great War. BBQ lunch and refreshments will be available to buy during the day. 

Location: Waterview Street, Ganmain 
Cost: Adult $10 | Children Free 

Griffith Easter Party 

Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 March 

Visit Griffith for another fun filled Easter weekend for the entire family to enjoy. From Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 March, Griffith has a jam-packed schedule full of exciting events to choose from.   

Location: Griffith 

Leeton’s SunRice Festival is back for 2024 

Thursday 28 March – Monday 1 April

Masquerade Cocktail Party – Thursday 28 March

Dress up and join us at the Yanco All Servicemen’s Club for an unforgettable evening! Enjoy gourmet finger foods, live music by “Remedy”, and signature cocktails. Free courtesy bus service to Leeton and surrounds. 

Location: Yanco All Servicemen’s Club, 11 Main Avenue, Yanco | Time: 6pm – 10pm 
Cost: Tickets $45.50 

MIA Cruisers Show N Shine – Saturday 30 March 

Join us at Number 1 Ovals car park for classic cars and family fun. 

Location: Leeton | Time: 8:30am – 1:30 pm 

The Irrigator Street Parade – Saturday 30 March 

Witness the vibrant SunRice Festival Street Parade. 

Location: Pine Avenue, Leeton | Time: 1pm – 2pm 

Festival on Mountford Park – Saturday 30 March 

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy community stalls, rides, and entertainment. 

Location: Mountford Park, Leeton | Time: 12pm – 4pm 

Leeton’s Longest Lunch – Sunday 31 March 

Indulge in a four-course menu at Mugshot Café. BYO and enjoy live music by Claudia Raine. 

Location: Mugshot Cafe, 16/18 Wade Avenue, Leeton | Time: 12pm onwards 

MicrotechDPS Balloon Glow – Sunday 31 March 

Twilight markets, kids’ entertainment, balloon glow, and fireworks! Gold coin donation. 

Location: Number 1 Ovals, Leeton | Time: 3pm onwards 

Leeton Open Gardens – Monday 1 April 

Explore Leeton’s Autumn gardens and enjoy morning tea. Tickets are available at the Leeton Visitor Information Centre. 

Location: Leeton | Time: 10am – 4pm 

Riggs Skate Cup – Monday 1 April 

Witness top performances at Leeton Regional Skate Park. Limited places, register at Totem Skate Boarding. 

Location: Leeton Skate Park, Leeton | Time: 10am – 2pm 

West Wyalong Gold Triathlon 

Saturday 30 March 

Run, swim and cycle at the annual West Wyalong Gold Triathlon. Bring the whole family, there is a race for all ages. The event caters for many different levels of fitness and experience. 

Kids under 12 can take part in the kids’ distance events. West Wyalong Triathlon will hold the series presentation at the famous Holland Park Swimming Pool after all races are completed. 

Venue: Holland Park Pool, West Wyalong | Time: Registrations from 7am  

Narrandera Rod Run Easter Weekend 

Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 March 

If you’re looking for plenty of fun this Easter head to Narrandera for the Annual Rod Run. With Cruisin’ no Boozin Saturday evening displaying beautifully restored vintage vehicles from across Australia along East Street, leading into the Show ‘n’ Shine Sunday at the Sportsground with kid’s amusements, food stalls and all things Hod Rods, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Location: East Street, Narrandera and Sportsground, Victoria Avenue, Narrandera | Time: Saturday 5pm – 9pm & Sunday 11am – 4pm 
Cost: Free 

Ardlethan Country Music Festival 

Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 April 

A three-day music event celebrating all types of music. More details and the proposed schedule are outlined on the Ardlethan Country Music Club page. Camping is available for travellers wanting to attend multiple days. 

Location: Ardlethan Showground 
Cost: Various fees apply 

Hillston Races  

Saturday 6 April 

Enjoy a great day out with friends at the annual Hillston Races. 

Venue: Hillston Racecourse, The Springs Road, Hillston 

Coota Picnic Races 

Saturday 6 April 

The grandstand buzzes with racegoers during the annual Cootamundra Picnic Races, offering a delightful day out for the entire family. Here are some highlights of this lively event: 

It is held in April at the Cootamundra Racecourse, just outside of Coota. 
Local bands provide live music, while full bar facilities are available. 
Enjoy a variety of food choices including sausage sizzles, burgers, and food trucks offering coffee and pizza. 
The event features thrilling races that never fail to impress. 
Participate in the Fashions in the Field competition with a wide range of categories. 

Location: Cootamundra Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Cootamundra 


Sunday 7 April 

Embrace is Temora’s multicultural festival, now in its second year. It is a day to celebrate multiculturism, particularly those cultures that make up Temora Shire. 

Location: Railway Precinct (near Federal Park), Parkes Street, Temora | Time: 10am – 2pm 
Cost: Free 

Ardlethan Art Prize 

Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May 

Join Advance Ardlethan and celebrate the annual fundraiser for the Ardlethan & Beyond Museum. The Art Prize will begin with Gala night on the 10th. 

Location: Ardlethan Memorial Hall 
Cost: Opening night $20 | Exhibition Gold coin 

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Riverina recognises the Wiradjuri people, who are the traditional custodians of these lands. We pay respect to the Wiradjuri people both past and present, and recognise the culture, strength, resilience and capacity of the Wiradjuri people. We also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to this country we all live in and share together.