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Family Tour – Ribbons, Rides & Ring Events

Thu 5 October at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore the history of agricultural shows in the Central West, from dog shows and vegetable competitions to bumper cars and show bags!

Adults and kids can come and learn more about the history of our shows, explore the exhibition more closely with a scavenger hunt, and design their own show bag to fill with goodies to take home!

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

Resources and materials are provided.

About Ribbons, Rides & Ring Events: Agricultural Shows in the Central West

Take a closer look at agricultural shows across our region and discover some of the stories that have made them such an enduring favourite. Jam-packed with hands-on fun for kids and families, this exhibition highlights our region’s strong tradition of agricultural shows. We’ll bring you fascinating photographs from more than a century of shows across our region and provide plenty of activities for young ones and the young-at-heart to play, explore and discover.

Booking Information

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Family Tour – Ribbons, Rides & Ring Events Tickets, Tue 26/09/2023 at 11:30 am | Eventbrite

Family Tour – Ribbons, Rides & Ring Events Tickets, Thu 05/10/2023 at 10:00 am | Eventbrite

If you have booked a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket, or contact us so we can make places available to people on the waitlist.


Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia


Local government area
Craft, Heritage, Other
Event contact details (phone/ email)
02 63938176


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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