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Sprung Festival 2019

Wed September 25 - Sat October 5

CSU, BATHURST. Each year CSU’s Bathurst campus hosts a two-week festival of arts and creativity facilitated and constructed by the graduating Theatre Media cohort.

Sakura Matsuri 2019 – Cherry Blossom Festival

Sat September 28 at 10:00 am

COWRA. Sakura Matsuri showcases Japanese culture through a range of activities and demonstrations. It is a day for all the family to enjoy.

Bedgerabong Country Music Campout

Tue October 8 - Tue October 15

BEDGERABONG. The Forbes Country Music Club is again hosting their annual Bedgerabong Country Music Campout.

Orange Wine Festival 2019

Fri October 18 - Sun October 27

ORANGE. Orange Wine Festival is a 10 day week of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produce. 

Canowindra Baroquefest 2019

Fri October 18 - Sun October 20

CANOWINDRA. The Canowindra Baroquefest 2019 is now launched!  Baroque and Beyond is always the theme at Baroquefest, with performances ranging from pre-baroque to contemporary music and even jazz, all with a strong connection to the baroque period.

Baby Boomers Music Festival

Fri October 25 - Sun October 27

FORBES. The FORBES BABY BOOMERS MUSIC FESTIVAL brings the best professional tribute shows presenting the music of the 50’S 60’S 70’S on the weekend of Dancing Laughter and Dress Up fun. It is held on the last full weekend in October.

The Bathurst Spring Spectacular

Sat October 26 - Sun October 27

BATHURST. Showcasing 10 wonderful and inspirational gardens in and around Bathurst with live music, art and sculptures, and artisan demonstrations & and plant sales

Black Springs Heritage Festival

Sat October 26 - Sun October 27

BLACK SPRINGS. Our Heritage Festival will have market stalls, chainsaw competition, novelty sporting events, SES and RFS displays, heritage tours of our area, a display of photos and information of past families, food stalls and so much more.

Lithgow Halloween 2019

Sat October 26 at 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

LITHGOW. Lithgow Halloween 2019 bursts into life Saturday 26 October with spectacular entertainment and creative costumes.

Back to Hartley

Sun October 27 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

HARTLEY HISTORIC SITE. Join in on the fun at Hartley Historic Site's family fair. From pony rides and face painting to the artisan stalls, this special day near Lithgow is a great family day out.

WOW, Orange!

Fri November 8 - Sun November 10

ORANGE. WOW, Orange! (Way Out West) is a new multi day tourism event for the LGBTI community. The event showcases the food, wine and lifestyle offerings of the region

Rockley Gardens and Art Exhibition

Sat November 9 - Sun November 10

ROCKLEY. Hold the date for the second Rockley Gardens and Art Exhibition. 9th and 10th of November 2019. Bigger and better than last years

Orange Coin & Stamp Spring Fair

Sat November 16 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ORANGE. Stamp and coin displays - Valuations and collecting advice - Children's activities

Millfest 2019

Sat December 14

MILLTHORPE. Come along to the Village year end street festival. Live music, shopping, local wine and beer and food. Kids entertainment. Adults $5 entry with each ticket in the draw for lots of prizes. School age children accompanied by adults free.

Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival 2020

Sun 16 February 2020, - Sun 23 February 2020,

ORANGE. What better way to celebrate this great Australian’s life and work than through the sixth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival.

Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Sat 28 March 2020, - Sun 29 March 2020,

BATHURST. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au