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Gulgong Henry Lawson Festival

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Gulgong Henry Lawson Festival

Sat 11 June - Mon 13 June

Step back in time to the gold rush days in Gulgong for the annual Henry Lawson Festival!

Held on the June long weekend, this highly anticipated event draws people from all over for a weekend rich in history + fun.

Throughout the weekend, enjoy old time games such as jacks, hopscotch + pavement art, as well as bush dancing, poetry, short story readings + the literary rewards where poets and storytellers come from all over Australia with the hope of winning the coveted award.

To add even more fun, enjoy a street parade, wheelbarrow races, over 35 stalls to peruse and horse racing on the Sunday. This is an action + history packed weekend you do not want to miss!

For information on what’s on at the Holtermann museum for this weekend, click here.


Sat 11 June
Mon 13 June
Event Category:


Gulgong, NSW + Google Map


Multi-Arts, Heritage
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community


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.

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