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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.

Condo Skyfest 2019

Sat October 19 at 4:00 pm

CONDOBOLIN. Dancing with Galari Bila Waga Dhaanys
Star Gazing With Donna the Astronomer
Art exhibitions with Bev Coe, Sista Shed weavers and Marion Whighton-Packham
Arts & Crafts
Wiradjuri language workshops v Intro to exciting online courses
Charles Sturt University Three Rivers information tent
Aboriginal sky stories

Baby Boomers Music Festival

Fri October 25 - Sun October 27

FORBES. The Forbes Baby Boomer Festival brings the best professional tribute shows presenting the music of the 50’S, 60’S. , and 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. Fifteen local artists are exhibiting their work in the School of Arts Hall, as well as their own studios.  It only costs $10 to see all the gardens and artworks as well as enjoy music in the gardens, horticultural talks and visit historic buildings.

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

Lithgow Blast: A Free Concert for Drought-affected Communities

Sat November 16 at 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

LITHGOW. Lithgow Blast is an alcohol-free all-ages event for young people and their families and features a smashing line up of stellar artists from across the musical spectrum.

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.

Parkes Elvis Festival 2020

Wed 8 January 2020, - Sun 12 January 2020,

PARKES. The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every year in the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday. Now in its 28th year, the Festival continues to grow – with more than 200 events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.

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.

Inland Sea of Sound 2020

Fri 28 February 2020, - Sat 29 February 2020,

BATHURST. The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is one of the leading cultural events of central New South Wales, a major festival of music, arts and culture staged in an iconic location on the grounds of Wahluu – Mount Panorama.

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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