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Gundagai’s 1852 Flood Festival

Friday 24th of June 2022 marks 170 years since one of the deadliest floods in Australian history. In the middle of the night on 24 June 1852, a catastrophic flood swept through the town of Gundagai. The water rose quickly, destroying whole buildings and leaving people clinging to trees. Between 80 and 100 people died, although the heroic efforts of four Wiradjuri men meant that many others were saved.

North Gundagai Common, Gundagai

To commemorate this historic event the following day Saturday 25th June, the Gundagai Cultural Group with support from ‘Dinawans Connection’ will be holding a corroboree on the floodplain to commemorate local indigenous heroes Yarri & Jacki, starting at 4:00pm. 

Sundy in Gundy Markets, Carberry Park, Gundagai

On Sunday 26th of June the community will be holding a NAIDOC Family Fun Day alongside the Sundy in Gundy markets in Carberry Park with many local and indigenous stallholders present! Make sure to add this weekend to your calendar!

Event Details

Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of June
Time: Saturday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm Sunday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Saturday: North Gundagai Common Sunday: Carberry Park, Gundagai NSW 2722
Cost: Saturday: Gold Coin Donation Sunday: FREE

Explore the unique “Best of the Bald Archy” exhibition

For over 30 years a discerning cockatoo named Maude has judged Australia’s most irreverent art prize: the Bald Archy’s. The Old Gundagai Gaol will be hosting the Best of the Bald Archy Prize exhibition from Monday 1st August – Friday 26th August 2022.

Bald Archy Exhibition

The exhibition will be open 10am – 3pm daily. Cost to enter is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for concession and free for kids! If you would like to add a self-guided tour of the Old Gundagai Gaol to your experience pop down to the Gundagai Visitor Information Centre to pay for entry to both!  Archy entries skewer and lampoon the egos and excesses of our celebrities and politicians. This great display is not to be missed!

Event Details

Date: Monday 1st August – Friday 26th August
Time: 10am – 3pm Daily
Location: The Old Gundagai Gaol, First Avenue Cnr Byron Street, Gundagai NSW 2722
Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Concession, FREE for kids

Yield Festival, a celebration of creative arts in the Coolamon Shire

Yield Festival is a collection of events, workshops, performances and experiences that highlight the makers, thinkers, and creators in our community.

Up2Date Art Show, 2021

The highlight of the festival will be the coming together of two longstanding events within the Coolamon Shire arts scene. Capture Coolamon Shire Photographic Competition, and the Up2Date Art Show are combining to create a premier exhibition held within the Up-to-Date Store Cultural and Learning Precinct.

Capture Coolamon Shire Photographic Competition, 2021

The festival will be launched at a gala evening, featuring live entertainment, food trucks and drink vendors on Friday 26 August.

Event Details

Date: Friday 26 August 2022 – Sunday 25 September 2021
Location: Coolamon Up-to-Date Store + various locations around the shire, Coolamon NSW 2701
Cost: Various
Learn more: Yield Festival : A celebration of creative arts — Visit Coolamon Shire

Batlow Winter Bites Festival

Snowy Valleys Council received funding through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery (RTBR) Grants in 2020 for the development and delivery of three single-day events. The purpose of the funding is to attract visitors to bushfire-affected Regions.

Winter Bites Festival, Tumbarumba

Set amongst lush green pastures, panoramic vistas of orchards, and grazing country, Batlow is the final stop on the Winter Bites Festival event trail. This stunning township will celebrate the delicious local produce and beverages of their region along with an amazing music line-up, set to fill the winter air with beautiful tones.

The event will be headlined by ARIA award-winning band You Am I and supported by ARIA nominated Kingswood.

You Am I, headliners at Winter Bites Festival, Batlow

Local businesses, community groups and producers will also play a part in the festivities, taking turns to host fringe events, food and wine tastings.

Kingswood, supporting act at Winter Bites Festival, Batlow

Children will also be catered for with festive face painting, plus craft workshops provided by Flip, Paint Scribble and winter-inspired cookie decorating stations with Dough Re Mi.

Free buses will run from Wagga Wagga, Tumut, Tumbarumba and Adelong.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Location: Batlow Showgrounds, Batlow
Cost: Early bird tickets (available until 15th July) = $40 (+ booking fee), Full tickets = $55 (+ booking fee)
Tickets: Winter Bites Festival

Jerilderie Gold Cup

Save the Date!

Jerilderie Gold Cup Races offers a day of country racing at its best with a six-race program including the famous Jerilderie Gold Cup.

Jerilderie Gold Cup, Jerilderie

Highlights of the day will include metropolitan and local bookmakers bar, catering facilities and free children’s entertainment making it a day for the entire family. Top prizes will be on offer for the Fashions on the Field.

A courtesy bus will operate throughout Jerilderie and buses are available from other surrounding towns.

Event Details

Date: 24 September 2022
Time: Gates open 11.00am
Location: Jerilderie Racecourse, Wilson Rd, Jerilderie NSW 2716
Cost: $25pp (Under 17s FREE)
Learn more: Jerilderie Race Club

Taste Coleambally Food & Farm Festival 2022

Save the date!

The Taste Coleambally Food & Farm Festival is a vibrant biennial event held over three days on the last weekend of October. The festival aims to educate consumers about primary production and the importance of water and agriculture to the town and within Australia.

The local food and fibre industries are showcased through a range of events and visitors have the opportunity to meet with the producers and suppliers of services to ask questions.

See firsthand how sustainable and innovative farming practices have become over time and dismiss any common myths about the industry on one of the farm tours.

Art exhibitions display talent from local artists young and old using a variety of mediums and the 50-mile meal showcases local produce in a diverse way over a five-course degustation.

A colour run through the pine forest that surrounds Coleambally is always a hit with both locals and visitors providing lots of laughs. Sunday is the main festival day where special guest, Zecca Handmade Italian, uses local produce in cooking demonstrations and judges the Coly Cook-off. Heritage displays, a biodiversity centre, educational producer stalls, local entertainers, billy cart races, and market stalls line the main street.

Event Details

Date: 28th – 30th October 2022
Location: Various locations, Coleambally NSW
Cost: Refer to website for list of events
Learn more: Taste Coleambally

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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.