What's on in Sydney NSW

Festival MarqueeThe Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to what's on in Sydney and regional New South Wales, listing a range of community-based, family friendly special events and functions. A spectacular array of music and cultural festivals, high adrenalin sports and exciting family entertainment is hosted in New South Wales every year. Here is just a sample of what's on offer.

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December 26 to January 29 - Huskisson Carnival

The Huskisson Carnival is an annual event running from Boxing Day through to Australia Day. For four hours each night, come and ride Australia's popular thrill ride The Power Surge, the Hurricane, Sizzler, or Dodgem Cars. They also have the Body Rock and Disk'o. For the younger ones they have Cars4Kids (mini Dodgems), giant Slides, Wild Chairs, Merry-Go-Round, Flying Elephants, Rocket Ride, Crazy Cars, Crazy Flyer, Jumping Castle and Jurassic Roller Coaster. Pay one flat fee for four hours of fun, unlimited rides, and much much more. Hot food and drinks also available. 6pm to 10pm - Huskisson Playing Fields Tomerong Street, Huskisson NSW

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Sydney Festival 2018

January 6 to 28 - Sydney Festival

Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on big ideas and cutting-edge art and performance. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from jaw-dropping contemporary ballet to epic art installations, international theatre hits, primal circus, immersive virtual reality, modern Indigenous art and theatre, punk protest music and more. Join us for free music events Symphony Under The Stars in Parramatta Park and Opera in the Domain, or head for Circus City in Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta, for free performances by Legs On The Wall and Sydney Trapeze School. Throughout January, head down to the Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park – the epicentre of Sydney Festival – for a drink and a feast, ticketed shows in the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, plus free performances and DJs every night. Sydney Festival's audacious contemporary programming positions it at the forefront of arts practice in Australia and up there as one of the most wonderful festivals in the world. - Sydney NSW

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January 26 - Georges River Australia Day Festival

For over 25 years, Australia Day at Carss Bush Park has attracted people from right across the region with its spectacular entertainment program, which showcases great live music, diverse cultural performances, amusing entertainers and market stallholders. People attending the event also enjoy a fantastic fireworks display over Kogarah Bay, which concludes the day. This event attracts tens of thousands of people from right across the local area and is even attended by Sydney-siders from across the city’s southern suburbs. 10.00am to 9.00pm - Carss Bush Park, Carwar Avenue, Carss Park Kogarah NSW

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January 26 - Australia Day Campbelltown

Australia Day is your chance to celebrate what’s great about Campbelltown - come and join the party! Council hosts a variety of activities and free entertainment, across two locations, to celebrate our national day. There will be something for everyone, so join in the Australia Day celebrations at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown and Hallinan Park, Ingleburn, giving residents of all ages an opportunity to reflect on what’s great about our country and our local community. Australia Day awards provide the chance to acknowledge local residents, whether the have excelled academically, in the sporting arena or have preformed a great service to the community. The celebrations continue at Ingleburn with the cutting of the Australia Day cake, and a Citizenship ceremony at the Greg Percival Community Centre. Formalities will be followed by games and entertainment at Hallinan Park from 12noon. The fun continues at Koshigaya Park from 4pm with stalls, rides, stall and stage entertainment all night! Get into the Aussie summer spirit as Koshigaya Park is transformed into a party destination. The celebrations will come to a close with a fantastic fireworks display at 9pm. - Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown and Hallinan Park, Ingleburn NSW

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January 26 - Australia Day Liverpool

Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day at Liverpool City Council’s Australia Day Celebrations at Woodward Park. The event will start with a Citizenship and Awards Ceremony followed by non-stop entertainment on the main stage, as well as a fireworks spectacular. There will also be rides, kids’ activities, stalls, non-stop entertainment and lots more. 2pm to 9pm - Woodward Park, Liverpool NSW

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January 26 - Blacktown Australia Day Concert and Fireworks

Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day 2018 at our Australia Day Celebrations on The Rooty Hill. Including free amusement rides, Circus style and acrobatic performers and a fireworks spectacular to close the event. Featuring performances by Diesel, Pseudo Echo and Christie Lamb. 4.00pm to 9.30pm - The Rooty Hill , Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill NSW

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January 26 - Australia Day at The Farm

Celebrate everything that makes Australia great at The Hills Shire’s massive afternoon celebration with show-stopping performances, rides, kid’s activities, delicious street food, roving performers, fireworks and much more. Start the day with a classic sausage sizzle underneath the Bunya Pines, before dropping by the kid’s zone, where littlies can enjoy face-painting, balloon twisting, pop-up library and live entertainment. Check out the Australiana displays including sheep shearing, black smithing, whip cracking and working dog demonstrations before heading over to the community stage to enjoy performances from our local talent. Finally, head to the main stage and listen to performances that will surely make you want to get up and dance. We have Fasika Ayallew, Mental as Anything and the Rogue Traders. Make sure you stick around for the fireworks display at 9pm to top off a fantastic day! - Bella Vista Farm Park - Cnr Norwest Blvd and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Baulkham Hills Sydney NSW

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January 26 - Springwood Australia Day Festival

Bring the family along and celebrate Australia Day with the Springwood community. Two stages with live music including local singers, dancers and bands all day. Amusement rides, pony rides, face painting, food & market stalls and a good ol' Aussie barbie and bar! All proceeds from the festival go to local Rural Fire Services who will also be offering displays and information on the day - Springwood Public School - De Chair Ave, Springwood NSW

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January 26 - Ryde Australia Day Family Concert

Join the community to celebrate Australia Day at the City of Ryde's annual family concert at North Ryde Common from 5.00 - 9.00pm. There will be rides, sports, food trucks and a great line up of entertainment, ending with a spectacular firework display at 9.00pm. - North Ryde Common, Corner of Wicks Rd & Twin Rd, North Ryde NSW

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January 26 - Parramatta Australia Day

Australia Day in Parramatta is one of the largest Australia Day celebrations in NSW and offers a unique experience which showcases and celebrates all there is to love about food, emerging and popular artists and musicians, a broad range of fun activities for people of all ages and finally, an opportunity for all cultures to come together to celebrate what it is to be Australian. 6pm to 9pm. - Parramatta Park Parramatta NSW

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January 26 - Yabun Festival

Yabun Festival is the largest one day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Yabun is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. Yabun Festival welcomes everyone to join us in this one of a kind event which honours the survival of the world’s oldest living culture. - Camperdown Sydney NSW

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January 26 - Penrith Australia Day

Penrith is the place to be on Australia Day, so grab friends, family and neighbours and head to Jamison Park to enjoy the free family fun. There'll be Pavlova decorating, face painting, wood carving, handspun crafts, amusement rides and bubble soccer, as well as interactive displays and shows. The Swamp Dawkins bush dance band is returning and will perform live! Once you've worked up an appetite from all the dancing, games and excitement, you'll have a delicious array of food to choose from including burgers, Gozleme, ice cream and fairy floss. And it wouldn't be Australia Day without a traditional Aussie BBQ. 3pm to 8pm - Jamison Park, South Penrith Sydney NSW

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January 26 - Australia Day Celebrations Wollongong

This family friendly, alcohol-free community celebration of Australia Day is the largest event on Wollongong's calendar. Activities start early in the morning with the Illawarra Aquathon and continue throughout the day with multiple entertainment stages, stalls, amusement rides, hands-on children's activities, street theatre and beach and water fun culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over Wollongong harbour. - Wollongong Harbour, Wollongong NSW

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January 26 to 28 - Corowa Federation Festival

Enjoy the colour and musical extravaganza of the National Federation Festival, scheduled over the Australia Day long weekend. Visitors are treated to an array of fabulous bands, music and festival activities with markets, buskers, food and wine experiences, B and S Ball, and the old fashioned grand parade along Sanger Street. - Corowa NSW

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January 28 to March 24 - The Sunset Cinema

The most memorable outdoor cinema experience, The Sunset Cinema, returns to North Sydney for the 2018 season, with a whole new look and feel. Gather your friends and family, sit back, relax and watch the stars at your new summer local. The 2018 season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classic – perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun. 7.00pm to 10.30pm - North Sydney Oval, North Sydney NSW

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February 3 - Sydney Waitangi Festival

The annual Sydney Waitangi Festival commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand) by Maori chiefs and representatives of the British crown on 6 February 1840. Come long for a great family focused event featuring a full day of outstanding live acts. Bring along a picnic, or enjoy kai from the wide range of stalls on site. In between acts, wander through the art and craft stalls or enjoy acts on stage. Keep the kids entertained with rides and a range of other great activities! This event is sure to be a great day for everyone that joins them. 9am to 5pm. - Holroyd Gardens Park Corner Walpole Street and Pitt Street Merrylands NSW

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Googfest 2018

February 3 to 8 - Googfest 2018

Get your dancing shoes ready because Googfest is heading our way, bigger and brighter than ever. The free family concert, one of the biggest live music festivals in the ACT region, is happening on Saturday 3 February. Topping the bill will be dance music sensations The Ashton Shuffle, fresh from an Australian tour and live performances at clubs and festivals around the world. Googfest is a free event with a full program of exciting live music, gourmet food trucks and a fireworks finale. 5pm to 9pm - Rockley Oval, Rockley Parade Googong NSW

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February 9 to 10 - Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival

Celebrate the art of craft beer brewing at the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival in Thredbo.With his locally based Kosciuszko Brewing Company, Chuck will take festival-goers on a craft beer journey through masterclasses, presentations, blind tastings and information sessions at Australia’s premier alpine resort. Whether it’s learning how to become your own craft brewer, mastering the unique flavours of local beers, or enjoying live music and sampling, the festival is sure to entertain beer and food lovers alike. - Poolside, Thredbo Alpine Hotel Thredbo NSW

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February 10 - Hurstville Lunar New Year Festival

In 2018, Council will be welcoming in the Year of the Dog as part of our Lunar New Year Festival. This fantastic event will include a spectacular celebrations in Hurstville, which will see tens of thousands of people from across the region attend. Highlights include traditional Lion Dance, entertainment, food stalls, giveaways, Carnival attractions and a festival atmosphere. - Forest Road Hurstville NSW

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February 10 - Bankstown Lunar New Year Festival

The annual Lunar New Year Festival will transform Bankstown’s Saigon Place into a colourful centre of entertainment, in celebration of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a night full of family fun, including Food and merchandise stalls; Cultural exhibits and demonstrations; Performances by dancers, musicians and magicians; Fashion parades; Eating competitions; 'Dog tricks' and 'best dressed dog' competitions; Rides and activities for the kids; The lion dance and much more! 4pm to 9pm - Saigon Place Bankstown Sydney NSW

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February 10 - Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival

Celebrate the art of craft beer brewing on the 10th of February at the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival in Thredbo. Held Poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel in the heart of the picturesque Snowy Mountains, this festival is your ticket to the latest and greatest in craft beer brewing. From 12 PM enjoy $20 beer tastings from local and national craft beer brewers, and listen to great local music. - Thredbo Alpine Hotel - Snowy Mountains NSW

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February 10 - Riverlights Multicultural Festival

Riverlights Multicultural Festival celebrates diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences. Riverlights transforms Central Maitland into a global village. Visitors can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated and activities such as live music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations. - Saigon Place Bankstown Sydney NSW

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February 10 to 11 - Serbian Festival

Discover the heart of Serbia and join us at the Serbian Festival in Sydney. Infuse yourself with the cultural traditions of this European country and enjoy a weekend of exciting performances, fun activities for the family, music, delicious food, competitions and much more! - Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour Sydney NSW

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February 16 - Blacktown Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Nurragingy Reserve will be adorned with colour as we prepare to ring in the Year of the Dog. Grab your family and friends and join us to sample traditional food and market stalls, free interactive workshops, cultural dance and musical performances, lion dance, fireworks display and so much more. - Nurragingy Reserve, Knox Road, Doonside NSW

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February 16 - Parramatta Lunar New Year Celebrations

Parramatta will welcome the Year of the Dog during its annual Lunar New Year celebrations. The festivities will showcase the beautiful and colourful traditions of South East Asian culture which will include traditional and contemporary entertainment from local and international performers, free family fun workshops including calligraphy and lantern-making and a selection of culinary delights. 5pm to 9pm - Centenary Square Parramatta Sydney NSW

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February 16 to March 4 - Lake Macquarie Lakefest

Lakefest on beautiful Lake Macquarie is now a reality! Just south of Newcastle, LakeFest is a festival around all things boating on Lake Macquarie for boating enthusiasts, locals, and families. LakeFest promotes sailing and other water-based lake activities in the Lake Macquarie and Hunter Region. - Lake Macquarie NSW

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Taste Woolgoolga

February 17 - Taste Woolgoolga 'Taste the Plate' Festival

The Taste Woolgoolga 'Taste the Plate' Festival will again showcase and celebrate the locally produced and available delights that the Woolgoolga and Coffs Coast region has to offer. There will be tasting plates, samples, wine, beer and cider. Food eating competitions, prawn peeling competitions and kids entertainment. - Seaview Tavern Woolgoolga NSW

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February 22 - Kogarah Lunar New Year Festival

In 2018, Council will be welcoming in the Year of the Dog as part of our Lunar New Year Festival. This fantastic event will include a spectacular celebrations in Hurstville, which will see tens of thousands of people from across the region attend. Highlights include traditional Lion Dance, entertainment, food stalls, giveaways, Carnival attractions and a festival atmosphere. - Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah NSW

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February 22 to 25 - King of the Ranges Bush Festival

A celebration of the traditional skills of Australian stockmen and women, showcasing the tasks they use daily, in an exciting competitive atmosphere consisting of six preliminary events- cattle handling, pack horse, bareback obstacle, whip cracking, horse shoeing and cross-country jumping to determine the top ten scores. These finalists then try to catch and lead a wild horse and ride a buckjumper to determine the King of the Ranges. It's also a great Bush Festival featuring a Camp Oven Dinner, Family Bush Dance, horse training, dog high jump, sulky driving, children's goat racing, billy boiling, wood chop, bar, food and trade stalls, live music, bush poetry and much more. A great family weekend to enjoy a demonstration of the Australian Bushman's skills and the history of the Australian Bush in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Liverpool Ranges - Murrurundi NSW

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February 22 to 26 - Sydney Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Carnival offers Sydney-siders a spectacular Chinese New Year experience, boasting a line-up of cultural performances, dazzling lanterns, diverse folk arts, more than 50 stalls selling everything from dumplings to rice balls, handicrafts, open-air cinema, workshops and fun activities for the whole family. - Tumbalong Park Darling Harbour Sydney NSW

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February 24 - Goulburn Carnivale & Multicultural Markets

Come & join the crowds under the trees of Belmore Park for one of Goulburn's most colourful and spectacular events. The Multicultural Food and Dance Festival will have over 20 visiting and local cultural groups in the most colourful and exciting performances. A variety of multicultural food stalls add to the flavour of the day. A great festival for the whole family. 10am to 4pm - Belmore Park, Goulburn NSW

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February 24 to 25 - Tumbafest

Tumbafest is an annual festival held in the picturesque town of Tumbarumba, in the western foothills of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. It is a celebration of quality music and local cool climate food and wine. Proudly supported by Hyne Timber, Tumbarumba’s largest employer, Tumbafest is held on the last weekend of February, and is an event sure to entertain the whole family! - Tumbarumba NSW

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February 24 - Light up Newcastle Lantern Walk

Celebrate Chinese New Year in 2018 with an evening walk carrying Chinese lanterns around the harbour foreshore to Light up Newcastle. The lantern walks will converge on the Maritime Centre in Harbour Square at Honeysuckle for a short official ceremony and lion dancing at 7pm. Around the Honeysuckle Precinct you will find Chinese lion dancers, dragons, dancers, musicians, singers, marching bands, choirs and much more to entertain you. The Fort Scratchley Museum guns will be fire again at 9pm to mark the conclusion of the event with fireworks. - Honeysuckle, Newcastle NSW

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March 2 to 4 - Newcastle Show

The Newcastle Regional Show is one of the premier events on the Hunter events calendar. Featuring all the traditions of the Show, with competitions and displays which feature horses, cattle, animals, poultry, produce, cookery, arts and crafts and much more, but incorporating the colour and movement of 120 speciality amusements and showbags from around the world. Evolving over the years, the show features technology, industry, exhibitors, food, wine, fashion and local and national entertainment for all ages. Newcastle and the Hunter comes alive at this major annual event and visitors from local, national and international destinations delight in the magic of the Newcastle Regional Show. - Brown Rd, Broadmeadow NSW

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March 2 to 4 - Polyfest

Polyfest is a three day Live Multicultural Extravaganza presented by local high school students and provides a traditional cultural dance experience in the Indigenous and Pacific Island community as well as the general public, increasing public awareness of culturally based dance art forms. Be amazed by the spectacular costumes and enthralled by the astounding acoustics of the instruments, song and dance, that can only be experienced at a live performance. - Liverpool Catholic Club 424 - 458 Hoxton Park Rd Liverpool West NSW

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March 2 to 4 - Cobargo Folk Festival

More than 6000 folk music lovers converge on the Cobargo Showground over the first weekend in March to enjoy great music, workshops, regional produce and arts/crafts, spoken word events and to reconnect with family and friends, in a beautiful rural setting. Hosted by the Yuin Folk Club Inc, the festival is a celebration of folk music and folk culture from Australia and the world. - Cobargo NSW

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March 3 - Country Rocks Sydney Festival

Country Rocks Sydney Festival will see an array of award winning and upcoming artists from the Country music scene converge on Bella Vista Farm to provide an eclectic day of country-infused sounds and entertaining performances. The line-up will include world-renowned artists that are taking the country music scene by storm and have critics raving. Festival goers will be treated to an eclectic mix of upbeat performances, soaring vocals, instruments, wonderful rhythm and emotive lyrics - music that touches the soul. - Bella Vista Farm Park - Cnr Norwest Blvd and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Baulkham Hills Sydney NSW

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March 3 - Ryde Lunar New Year Grand Celebration Day

The official opening commences at 10 am with special guests, Chinese and Korean drumming, follow by a day-long celebration includes music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, food stalls, fire crackers and a visit from the God of Wealth. - Eastwood Plaza, Rowe Street, Eastwood NSW

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March 3 - River Daze

River Daze is a music, wine and food extravaganza served up on the banks of the Murray River at Koondrook Barham. Enjoy a fantastic line up of entertainment throughout the day on the main stage plus cooking demonstrations and entertainment for the kids. There will be plenty of refreshments available as well, with wine and food stalls showcasing the wonderful Barham Koondrook region. - Koondrook Barham NSW

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Chinderah Chilli Festival

March 3 - Chinderah Chilli Festival

Celebrate Flavour and Fire at this inaugural, annual event This charity event will be hottest Chilli Festival in northern NSW! An easy day trip from Brisbane, or stay over in the lovely Tweed shire. Satisfy your craving for fiery fruit in all forms. You can sample everything from chilli chocolate to mild and wild savoury sauces, chutneys and jams, buy chilli plants and seeds and stock up for winter. Free entertainment and lots of kids activities. - 3 Wommin Bay Road, Kingscliff NSW

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March 3 to 4 - Festival of Steam at Thirlmere

Since 1989, the annual Festival of Steam at Thirlmere has grown to become Australia’s premier steam event. It’s a community celebration of steam and nostalgia where locomotives of all kinds travel from afar, awakening the quaint village of Thirlmere with the enchanting echo of a steam whistle. Throughout the village, there’s all the fun of a country fair to be had with great markets & music, rides & relics. The Festival of Steam is a unique and enjoyable event for the whole family! - 20 Barbour Rd Thirlmere NSW

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March 4 - Bairro Português Petersham Food & Wine Fair

Taste Portuguese culture at the annual Bairro Português Petersham Food & Wine Fair. Celebrate the very best of Portuguese culture with entertainment, music, dance, cultural activities and traditional and contemporary foods for all the family. With licensed bars serving wines, beer and sangria, celebrate all that is Portuguese in your own backyard at Australia's largest Portuguese cultural fair, featuring traditional and contemporary entertainment. 10am to 6pm - Audley and Fisher Streets, Petersham Sydney NSW

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Junee Rhythm 'n' Rail Festival

March 9 to 11 - Junee Rhythm 'n' Rail Festival

The second weekend in March each year the small township of Junee transforms into a hive of activity with over 4,000 visitors flocking to the town from throughout the region and beyond to join in the celebration of Junee’s unique rail heritage and to dance to the rhythm of the tracks. On arrival in Junee visitors can be side-tracked to the left, right and centre. Their choices are immense, ranging from the main stage featuring a variety of artists, to the local busking sessions, to working and static model railway exhibitions in the unique Loftus building, to wandering through numerous market stalls. Climb aboard the double decker bus which has been restored by local members of the Omnibus Preservation Society for a circuit tour of Junee viewing all of Junee’s most historical landmarks which includes Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, Broadway Museum, Roundhouse Museum, Monte Cristo Homestead and the heritage hotels and buildings that abound throughout the town. - Junee NSW

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March 9 to 11 - Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival

Kiama and the surrounding area will be a music lover's haven again over the second weekend of March with everything from Jazz, Blues, Swing, Roots, Boogie, Gypsy, Rumba, and Rag and Honky Tonk on offer. From concerts in the park to cabarets in the clubs and pubs to roving musicians in the street - it's all Free with no cover charge or tickets! Find the music at more than 30 different venues with 80+ gigs throughout Kiama and surrounds. - Kiama NSW

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March 9 to 11 - High Country Wine & Cheese Festival

Chase cheese to glory, taste some of Australia’s best wine and cheese and tour Thredbo Village on a Progressive Dinner. Chase cheese to glory, thrills and spills in Thredbo’s second annual cheese rolling competition and Australia’s ONLY cheese rolling competition. Relax poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel with live music and wine and cheese tastings. - Thredbo Alpine Village NSW

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March 10 - Bermagui Seaside Fair

The Bermagui Seaside Fair, held annually on the Saturday of the Canberra long weekend in March, is a free fun-filled day of entertainment and activities for everyone. This multi-award winning community and tourism event attracts thousands of people, many staying for the weekend and longer. Saturday is the main event day and includes a Bermagui Blessing, Poet's Breakfast, Umbrellas of Bermagui, fancy dress street parade, market and food stalls, carnival, sandcastle competition, charity auction, children's entertainment and novelty events, music and entertainment on two stages, pet pageant and much more. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Horseshoe Bay. There is also arts and crafts and photographic exhibitions held from the Friday before to the Sunday after the Fair. - Lamont Street Bermagui NSW

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March 10 - Ingleburn Alive

Ingleburn Alive brings the Ingleburn CBD to life with an array of market stalls, colourful entertainment, carnival rides and fun activities for everyone! Oxford Road in Ingleburn's CBD takes on a street party vibe in March each year! The main street will be awash with vibrant colours, festive sounds and tasty aromas as carnival rides, food and market stalls, entertainers and revellers take the place of cars. More than eight hours of stage entertainment will offer something for everyone. The event ends with as much colour, light and vitality as it began, with a jam-packed evening of stage entertainment in the CBD, and a spectacular 8.30pm fireworks display at nearby Milton Park that can be seen for kilometres! - Oxford Road, Ingleburn NSW

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March 10 - Africultures Festival

Welcome to the biggest annual African Festival in Australia! What an amazing, fun, festive and exciting day we bring you every year to spread African Food, Culture, Music, Dancing, Drums and more. The celebration is a one-day event that is held in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe with the intent of bridging the cultural gap and awareness of Africans in Australia - Wyatt Park, Lidcombe NSW

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March 10 to 11 - The Fashion & Pamper Expo

The Fashion & Pamper Expo is a 2-day event being held from 10th March to 11th March 2018 at the Penrith Panthers Exhibition Marquee in Penrith, Australia. This event showcases products like clothing fashion, jewellery, handbags, footwear, hair accessories and styling, makeup collections, nail fashions and plenty of pampering opportunities etc. in the Gems & Jewelry, Lifestyle & Fashion industries.You can enjoy good times, fine fashion and all the pampering you can handle. 9:00am to 5:00pm - 123 Mulgoa Rd Penrith NSW

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Bathurst Autofest

March 10 to 11 - Bathurst Autofest

The Mountain is set to ROCK again when the Bathurst Autofest returns to the World renowned Mount Panorama Racing Circuit. With all the usual Autofest Games, Action and Mayhem all at this iconic venue this event will become one of the must attend events on the Australian Motorsport calendar. - Mount Panorama NSW

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March 11 - Gymea Lily Festival

The Gymea Lily Festival, an annual event, is one of the biggest community events in the Shire with over 100 stallholders ranging from food, clothing, activities, games and rides. Come along and enjoy a fabulous day out for the whole family. 10am to 4pm - Gymea Bay Public School, Gymea Bay NSW

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March 11 - EAT Merimbula

EAT Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event that is held at Fishpen, overlooking the picturesque Merimbula Lake. The fertile soil and clear waters of the Sapphire Coast have long been known to provide world class fresh produce and sustainable, seasonal seafood. In the skilled hands of the local chefs, the region's harvest becomes an experience to be savoured. EAT Merimbula celebrates the best chefs and food entrepreneurs. Think gourmet sliders, giant paellas, mouth watering oysters and mussels, local wine and beer – and plenty of surprises. - Merimbula NSW

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March 16 to 18 - Bungendore Harvest Festival

Join us for a weekend that will bring the Bungendore region alive in a celebration of food, farming and fibre related activities. The Bungendore Harvest Festival will promote integrity and freshness in the growing, breeding and production of produce in the Southern Harvest Region. On Friday linger over meals showcasing locally sourced food and beverages. On Saturday the streets of Bungendore will come alive with stalls, talks, cooking demonstrations and other activities. On Sunday explore the region and discover Bungendore as a regional food destination. Participate in farm and winery tours, pick chestnuts, wander around a beautiful garden, enjoy traditional Devonshire tea, or do wine tastings. sample Bungendore’s freshest and finest local food at cafes and winery restaurants. - Bungendore NSW

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March 18 - Ashfield Carnival of Cultures

Carnival of Cultures is a colourful community event held annually at the beautiful Ashfield Park. The event celebrates the many cultures that make up our vibrant inner west community through great cultural performances, delicious food and market stalls as well as fun activities for all ages. 10am to 4pm - Ashfield Park - Corner Parramatta Rd and Orpington St, Ashfield NSW

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March 18 - Scots School Highland Gathering and Country Fair

The Scots School Highland Gathering and Country Fair is an iconic event attracting over 2000 people, which brings a taste of Scotland to Bathurst. See pipe bands from NSW compete, enjoy equestrian show jumping, highland dancing, Scottish heritage and a range of commercial stalls. Carnival rides and free activities for the kids make it a great day out for the whole family. 10am to 4pm - 4173 O’Connell Road, Bathurst NSW

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March 23 to 25 - Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

The annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, Fashion, Music, Dancing and everything good about the 50’s and 60’s. The weekend attracts large crowds of people from all over Australia to join in the atmosphere as the town centre is transformed into all the glory of a bygone 50’s and 60’s era. There’s a classic car and hot rod ‘Show and Shine’, over 150 retro markets stalls and food vans, lots of free entertainment, rock n roll dance demonstrations, main stage performances, talent quests, feature bands, fashion parades, best dressed competitions, side show alley and much more. Plus nightly events with lots of great ‘rock n roll’ and ‘rockabilly’ dances at local venues. - Kurri Kurri NSW

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Sydney Royal Easter Show

March 23 to April 2 - Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show has been celebrating the best of Australia since 1823. Taste Australia's best produce and enjoy shopping, over 14,000 animals on display, hours of family fun, carnival rides, hours of free entertainment and more. Bringing the country to the city each year to celebrate the best Australia has to offer, the Show attracts close to 900,000 people - Australia's largest annual event. From the action-packed international rodeo, woodchop and polo competitions, to carnival rides, nightly fireworks and live entertainment, animal nursery and animals on display, arts and crafts, 400 retail outlets and over 160 food outlets offering Australia's finest as well as a range of international cuisine, the Show has something for everyone. - Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

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March 24 - Gerringong Public School Fete

We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Gerringong Public School Fete will be Medieval Fairytale… think castles, princesses, knights and dragons! This is a once-in-three-years event, with food stalls to tempt, games to play, display, activities, entertainment, performances and so much more! It's an important and exciting event for our whole community which raises vital funds for Gerringong Public School. We'd love to see you there! - 12 Archibald Rd, Gerringong NSW

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March 24 - St Mark’s Primary School Easter Fete

One of the Inner West’s longest running and most successful annual community events, the renowned St Mark’s Primary School Easter Fete in Drummoyne, will be bigger, brighter and more fun than ever this year with loads of stalls, rides, craft, games, fete favourites like the chocolate wheel and all day entertainment - 31 Tranmere St Drummoyne NSW

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March 24 - West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair

There’s something for everyone at the annual West Ryde Easter Parade & Fair! Proceedings begin at 9.15 am with the traditional Easter Parade from Miriam Park to the town centre. There will also be market stalls with a range of international foods and local information. For families and kids there will be rides, games, entertainment including an animal farm, reptiles, wild life animals and a big slide. 9am to 3.30pm - West Ryde NSW

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March 24 - Uralla Lantern Parade

Join schoolchildren, parents and community members from around Uralla Shire in the annual Uralla Lantern Parade, held each March to coincide with Earth Hour. The parade moves from the Uralla Showground at approx 7.30pm, travels down King Street over the railway bridge, turns left into Maitland Street, left into Hill Street and on to Hampden Park for a bush dance finale. - Uralla NSW

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March 24 - Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival

Experience luscious local produce and some of the Riverina's top drops at the annual Riverina Wagga Wagga Food and Wine Festival. Sample an array of local produce, sip local wines, or try the wonderful range of local olive products. More than 40 food and wine stalls are on offer, along with fantastic entertainment on all day and night, with some of Wagga's best bands on show. 12pm to 10pm - Wagga Wagga NSW

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March 24 to 25 - Lambing Flat Chinese Festival

Visit Young for the staging of the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival as the town marks its gold rush history and the important contribution of the Chinese in the development of Australia. The festival will feature a daytime and evening acrobatic Chinese lion and dragon dancing display, Chinese food stalls, martial art demonstration, farmers market stall and a performance. - Young NSW

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Sydney Family Show

March 24 to April 2 - Sydney Family Show

The Sydney Family Show returns each year over the Easter school holidays at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. Great rides, food, entertainment, activities and displays - there will definitely be something for everyone! Don't forget the numerous showbags to choose from and many delicious treats to fulfill your appetite. Plus, the best thing is, it's free entry, that's right, free! Grab the kids and prepare yourselves for a fun-filled family day at the show! - 122 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW

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March 28 to April 1 - Four Winds Easter Festival

Four Winds Easter Festival encompasses 60 Artists, 10 Ensembles, 26 Performances, 10 Stunning Locations and five Glorious Days. Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay on the majestic south coast of NSW, the Four Winds Festival is an experience like no other. It brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the majesty of nature. Surround yourself with music, brilliance and beauty. - Four Winds Road, Barragga Bay NSW

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Byron Bay Bluesfest

March 29 to April 2 - Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay Bluesfest is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival. It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW. Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with various stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment. Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr., Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few. From a modest crowd of 6,000 when it began in 1990, Bluesfest now attracts an audience of over 100,000. It is regarded as the foremost destination festival in Australia & renowned for being a safe, fun, family-friendly event. - Byron Bay NSW

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March 30 to April 2 - Leeton SunRice Festival

Every second Easter, the Leeton SunRice Festival enlivens and transforms Leeton with a bold cultural celebration recognising the important role the rice industry plays in the region. The festival program is unique in its diversity, from Leeton’s Longest Lunch, the McDonalds Street Parade and MicrotechDPS Festival on Mountford to the Riverina Skate Championships, Balloon Glow and Ambassador competition. In all, the program comprises around 20 events and attracts crowds of more that 10,000 people! A family focused program, broad range of free activities and affordable pricing for ticketed event means the Leeton SunRice Festival is open to all, welcoming Leetonians and visitors alike. - Leeton NSW

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March 30 to April 1 - Lightning Ridge Easter Festival

The Easter Festival showcases all that the 'Ridge has to offer and so much more. If you are after a unique, dynamic and memorable experience make sure not to miss it. The festival is a fantastic weekend for the whole family and packed full of events including: Rodeo (Friday evening), "Big Dig" for opals, "Little Dig" for techie prizes, novelty events, Miners challenges, float parade, horse races, market stalls, live music, our famous fireworks spectacular and more! - Lightning Ridge NSW

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March 30 to April 1 - Bathurst Motor Festival

The Bathurst Motor Festival is an annual motor racing event held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia during the Easter long weekend presenting three-days of sensational racing. The event plays host to a variety of racing categories, including production cars, sports cars, open-wheel racing cars and historic cars, which take part in sprint races, endurance races and regularity sessions. Around 300 vehicles are entered for the event each year, with crowds of up to and over 10,000 people attending. Car clubs display their cars within the confines of the circuit and performing parade laps. - Bathurst NSW

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March 31 - Tilba Festival

The Tilba Festival has live music from three stages, roaming street performers, hilarious street games, rides, markets, delicious food, an art show plus so much more! Keep an eye out for the NEW mouth watering DONUT CHALLENGE! Don’t miss the great parade, Reptile Awareness Snake Show and don’t forget to see the annual art show. And be treated all day to a huge variety of music from jazz to folk, the blues, rap and even bagpipes! 9am to 4pm - Tilba NSW

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March 31 - Adaminaby Easter Fair

The Fabulous Adaminaby Easter Fair has it all! Come and join us on Easter Saturday from 9am for live music; tea, scones & lunch; Wood auction; Face painting; Jumping castle; Animal petting zoo; Visit by the Easter Bunny; Wacky Quacky Duck Race; and Market Stalls. There's competitions galore, plus a Stage Curtain, Art Show & Historical Exhibition. See the unique handcrafted curtain plus historical photographs and items at the Adaminaby School of Arts. - Denison Street Adaminaby NSW

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March 31 to April 1 - Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival

In 2018 the Nundle Go For Gold Chinese Easter Festival will be held on Easter Saturday and Sunday, March 31 & April 1. Be part of the second largest annual festival in northern inland NSW attracting 18,000 people over two days. The annual festival honours the significant role of Chinese and European miners and storekeepers in the development of the Nundle and Hanging Rock townships. The Festival includes striking lion and dragon dances twice daily by the Australian Yau Kung Mun Association, traditional Chinese dance by the Multicultural Communities Council of NSW, panning for Nundle gold worth $1000, including four nuggets, live music, nearly 100 food, produce, craft and bric-a-brac market stalls, antique toy display, magician, Library on the Lawn and Chinese-themed craft (Saturday only), Woolomin Public School P&C animal nursery, jumping castle and face painting. - Nundle NSW

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March 31 to April 1 - Lakemac Heritage Festival

Lakemac Heritage Festival is held at Toronto foreshore over the Easter weekend. The festival includes classic boats, vintage and veteran cars, children's activities (including the Easter egg hunt), the Lake Macquarie Historical Society display, the Vintage Farm Machinery display, market stalls, the Quick n Dirty competition, Wangi Artists Group Exhibition, Sail Past, Food options and Blessing of the Fleet. - Nundle NSW

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April 1 - Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival

In Ulladulla on the NSW South Coast, Easter is festival time for the annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival. There will be a myriad of colourful and exciting events held throughout the Festival over the Easter weekend, the celebrations will be as impressive as ever, with the annual Festival Parade. On Easter Sunday thousands flock to see the Parade, the Blessing Ceremony, enjoy the entertainment and activities around the harbour and then marvel at the fireworks display in the evening over Ulladulla Harbour. - Ulladulla NSW

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Sydney Easter Parade

April 2 - Sydney Easter Parade

Live entertainment, cultural performances, kids activities and a colourful parade are some of the attractions you will find at the annual Sydney Easter Parade & Family Day at Hyde Park on Easter Monday. This FREE FAMILY EVENT is expected to attract thousands of Christians with their families and friends from various churches and denominations, who will come together as ONE and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. - Hyde Park Sydney NSW

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April 6 to 8 - Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

The Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival formally opens with an Art Exhibition on the Friday evening at the Thirroul Community and Library Centre with a stunning display of work on offer from local artists. On Saturday the streets are teaming with energy as Art Alive! allow artists to showcase their work on the streets with live art demonstrations, If that's not enough there are carnival rides, market stalls and live music performances! In our magnificent seaside park on Sunday there is a full day of entertainment, commencing with the Thirroul Surf Club beach side breakfast, Junior Surf Competition, art and sculpture displays, competitions, exhibitions, great food, market stalls, rides, animals, kids activities, and other displays. - Thirroul NSW

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April 6 to 8 - Newcastle Bellydance Festival

The Festival offers a Diverse range of Workshops and Performances over the weekend and a wonderfully friendly atmosphere for the dance community and public to come together to celebrate the art of bellydance. Showcasing both Local and National Teachers, the festival runs over 3 days and 2 nights delivering 18 quality Workshops, a Dance Party with Spotlight performances, The highly acclaimed Dance Spectacular and a colourful and entertaining Performers Bazaar to complete the weekend. Newcastle kicks off the bellydance festival calendar and always delivers a fabulous weekend, so come along, dance, celebrate and enjoy! - Newcastle NSW

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April 6 to 15 - Orange F.O.O.D WEEK

The shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney are known as 'The Food Basket' of NSW. Each year F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) supports local produce and 'fine food' with an annual event held over 10 days in April, showcasing the producers, their products, the local chefs and restaurants, and other enterprises that provide the region with its great reputation for fine food and wine. Offering everything from wine tasting to farm gate tours, cooking demonstrations, cabaret, music and picnics to a huge 'Night Market' and Forage, plus the 100-Mile Dinner hosted by the F.O.O.D Week committee and the people of Molong, featuring dishes made from local produce sourced within a 100 miles of Orange. During F.O.O.D Week you can visit farms, markets, kitchens, restaurants, cafes, wineries, attend special celebration dinners, workshops and events and sample fine wines, orchard fruits, beef, lamb, venison, vegetables and more. - Orange, Cabonne and Blayney NSW

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April 6 to 15 - Taste Tamworth Festival

The Taste Tamworth Festival is a A 10 day celebration of regional food, wine and produce. This is the premier food event on the region’s annual calendar, highlighting its growers, makers, chefs and diners in 10 days of events that include the Taste Pop-up Bar, Taste in the Park, The Long Lunch and Farm Gate Trail. - Tamworth NSW

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April 7 - Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Bundanoon has over the past 40 years gained the envious reputation throughout Australia as the Premier location for hosting the traditional Scottish Highland Games. The day begins with the sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village from first light in preparation for a day of celebration. The Street Parade starts at 9.30am and features some 20 Pipe Bands from all over the State accompanied by a large variety of decorated floats and marching Clan Societies. Everyone is made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the “Traditional” and not so “traditional” games. Spectators can try their luck at “Tossing the Caber”, “Shot Putt”, “Haggis Hurling”, Kilted Races”, “Egg Throwing” and Water Toss. There is also a Bonny Bairns highland dress competition for all the proud parents. Throughout the day you can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations.. - Bundanoon NSW

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April 7 to 8 - Bathurst Soar and Shine

Soar Ride and Shine is the largest rockabilly festival in western NSW. There will be hundred of cars and bikes on display for our show and shine, as well as an impressive flying program over the two days. Food vendors, markets and entertainment will make this an unmissable event. - Bathurst Regional Airport - P J Moodie Memorial Dr Raglan NSW

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April 7 to 8 - A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

A weekend program of Italian Food, Wine, Festivities and Fun! Save the date, organise your family and friends, book your accommodation and transport for an Italian inspired weekend hosted by over ten venues throughout Broke Fordwich. Meet our local growers, makers, chefs and artisans; relax amongst the vines and olive groves; stay the weekend. Dine on pizza, pasta, antipasto, bruschetta, gelato, espresso, panini; sip Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Barbera, Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz; take in a cooking class, workshop or demonstration; savour olive oil and olive tastings in the grove; challenge a friend to a game of bocce or giant jenga to the back drop of Yellow Rock or relax to live tunes from the accordion or classical guitar. Enjoy a little bit of Italy and a whole lot of Broke Fordwich. - Broke Fordwich NSW

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April 14 to 29 - Canberra and Region Heritage Festival

The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will be 16 days of celebration for the region's Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage. This year's theme 'My Culture, My Story' will explore, celebrate, share and preserve our cultural heritage. In 2018 we will be focusing on what makes a place special, encouraging us all to embrace the future by sharing the strength of our cultural identities. Highly distinctive cultural expressions that have been passed from one generation to another and that have evolved in response to their environment, give us a sense of identity and continuity. Through learning about our own identity we are better able to respect each other resulting in a more inclusive society. So tell us your stories and celebrate intangible cultural expressions of dance, costume, music, poetry, storytelling, traditional games and handicrafts. By doing so we are helping keep them alive and relevant for all generations. - Murrumbateman Winery - 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman NSW

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April 6 to 15 - Taste Tamworth Festival

The Taste Tamworth Festival is the premier annual food event on the region's calendar, highlighting growers, makers, chefs and diners in 10 days of events that include Taste Pop-up Bar, Taste in the Park, The Long Lunch, and Farm Gate Trail. The curtain raiser to the festival is the Pop-up Bar. The celebration continues with Taste in the Park - a showcase of regional food at beautiful Bicentennial Park, attracting 10,000 people. A week later, it's The Long Lunch. Leading Tamworth chefs cook a five course lunch matched to local wines and live music.During Taste Tamworth there are cooking lessons, workshops and organic markets and also the Farm Gate Trail, where producers open their gates to host visitors, providing an insight into how they farm and market their produce - Tamworth NSW

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April 14 - Crankfest

Crankfest Youth Festival is the regions largest celebration of youth culture and art held annually on the banks of the beautiful Evans Head River and along the Surf Club esplanade. There are 3 stages showcasing our regions best bands, singers, songwriters and dancers. There will also be performance art, exhibitions, surf comp, skate jam, kids activities and workshops all for FREE or gold coin donation. - Evans Head NSW

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April 14 to 15 - Hunter Valley Steamfest

Steamfest provides a fun and family friendly look into days gone by with a diverse program including historic steam train trips, vintage machinery displays and demonstrations, live music, interactive heritage walks and displays, vintage car display, market stalls, food stalls, kid’s activities and more. Steamfest annually attracts over 50,000 people over the weekend, and has cemented itself as Australia’s premier festival of steam. - Maitland Station - Central Maitland NSW

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April 20 to 22 - The End Festival

Come up to ‘The End’ where it all begins! Back by popular demand, The End festival of arts, culture and heritage held in Hill End village is a celebration of the historic region and its eclectic history. Located between Bathurst and Mudgee in Central West NSW this unique festival offers live bluegrass, folk and country music, the best of the region’s wine, craft beer and food, as well as art installations and exhibitions. There’ll also be ticketed music and cabaret shows in The Royal Hall, as well as village heritage and ghost tours. Encounter the Makers Market, where crafts people and food producers will display and sell their original works. Visitors can book into a series of workshops ranging from beer brewing to leather belt-making by these traditional makers. - Hill End village NSW

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Canowindra Balloon Challenge

April 21 to 29 - Canowindra Balloon Challenge

Each year the skies above Canowindra come alive with the roar of the burners and visual spectacular provided when mass hot air balloons take flight in competition, joy and commercial flying. During the Canowindra Balloon Challenge, the town receives over 10 thousand visitors to see the balloons. The wide open spaces, ideal weather conditions, and friendly local people make this an ideal area for hot air ballooning. - Canowindra NSW

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April 27 to 29 - KISS Arts Festival

The KISS Arts Festival is a mixed genre event, focused on creating a platform for Internally renowned, Nationally famous and locally inspired artists to work together to provide outrageous, hilarious and shared theatrical, musical and visual entertainment. Simply put, it is a blast! We have a delightfully diverse program for the whole family. There is no better way to spend a day out in Kiama. - Kiama NSW

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April 28 - Falling Leaf Festival

The Falling Leaf Festival celebrates the arrival of Autumn and the falling leaves which characterise Tumut’s many parks, gardens and streetscapes. Tumut’s CBD comes alive with a day of entertainment kicking off with the famous street parade, followed by a street event hosting market stalls, food and drink vendors, kids activities, buskers and live music. The grand finale of the Festival is the evening fireworks display held at the Bull Paddock. - Tumut NSW

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May 3 to 6 - Australian Celtic Festival

Every year crowds descend on Glen Innes (population 9000) for the Australian Celtic Festival. They are attracted by the unique Celtic experience, the opportunity to meet with friends and to enjoy famous country hospitality. The Festival attracts clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around the world. Visitors experience Celtic music and dance at four stages at the Festival’s main venue, the Australian Standing Stones, and in many venues around town. The four day Festival features entertainment that includes a street parade, kirking of the Tartan, massed pipe bands, re-enactment village, buskers, workshops, yard dog trials, children’s entertainment, a fun run, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poet breakfasts, market stalls and Celtic foods. - Glen Innes NSW

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May 4 to 13 - Scone Horse Festival

The Scone Horse Festival is a unique event that takes place in beautiful Scone and the surrounding Upper Hunter Valley each year in May. The festival includes events that showcase the versatility of the horse and the important role they play in the local area. Enjoy 10 days of everything you can (and can’t) imagine that involves horses… from thoroughbreds to farriers, tent pegging to rodeo and everything in between – a stunning street parade, world class horse racing and fun (mostly free) events for people of all ages. - Scone NSW

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Narooma Oyster Festival

May 5 - Narooma Oyster Festival

Join us on Saturday, May the 5th for the 2018 Narooma Oyster Festival. It always delivers something special for everyone – from foodies to families, combining a cosmopolitan quality food experience with excellent music & family entertainment. Enjoy it all from the festival’s stunning location at Forster’s Bay, Narooma – one of the most beautiful locations on the NSW South Coast. Live music, local culture, fresh produce, and the world’s best oysters! Our festival has won three tourism awards. Come and see what it’s all about!. - Narooma NSW

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May 5 - IlluminARTe Wollondilly

IlluminARTe Wollondilly encourages visitors, locals, friends and families to stroll through the picturesque town of Picton taking in the enchanted ambience as an amazing range of local artworks are projected onto landmark buildings to illuminate the historic town. Activities kick off at midday with market stalls selling locally made arts and craft, designer fashion and accessories, packaged gourmet foods, and other unusual, innovative and unique items while the take-away food vendors focus on traditional street food freshly prepared on site, particularly those with international influence of “sizzle, aroma and theatre”. Live entertainment will add to the atmosphere from midday and continues through the night with performances from local bands, soloists, groups and buskers. As night falls, children and adults proudly march in the Lantern Parade with paper lanterns they have made in workshops and master classes captivating the audience with their creations. The finale is a fireworks spectacular over the historic town capping off a night of colour, light and creativity. - Picton NSW

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Wings Over Illawarra

May 5 to 6 - Wings Over Illawarra

Wings Over Illawarra is an aviation extravaganza - Best annual airshow in NSW, right on Sydney’s doorstep! Jaw-dropping aerobatics, spectacular classic warbirds and amazing vintage aircraft of yesteryear. Loud, fast jets and formation flying will delight and provide you with an unforgettable experience. See heart stopping aerial antics of the flying displays, static displays, souvenirs and simulators. The fun doesn’t end there, now featuring freestyle motocross and carnival rides for young and old. - Illawarra Regional Airport - Albion Park Rail NSW

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May 5 to 6 - Meatstock

Meat lovers will have plenty to sink their teeth into with the Meatstock Festival held at the Sydney Showgrounds. The two-day meat filled extravaganza will feature bands, barbecues, beards, butchers, bourbon, barbers, beer and much more. - Sydney Showground 1 Showground Road Sydney Olympic Park NSW

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May 5 to 7 - Northern River Harvest Food Festival

Northern Rivers Food invites you to the most fabulous, most local and most delectable gastronomic graze over three glorious days at this year’s Harvest Food Festival. Clear your calendar to make room for local food, beverages, culinary surprises and wonderful company as you explore some of our region’s finest offerings. - Northern Rivers NSW

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May 5 and 26 - Hermitage’s Wine, Food and Film Festival

Around Hermitage’s Wine, Food and Film Festival is in its third year! This year the festival will run over two distinct weekends, the first and last weekends of May. The first weekend will see the return of Flickerfest at Peter Drayton’s Winery and Brewhouse. On the second weekend, following on from the success of the “Life of Brian”, the Around Hermitage team will be producing its own unique film based on Australia’s first cookery book: “Cookery for the Many as well as for the Upper 10,000” published in 1864. The Film Festival coincides with the Hunter Valley’s Wine and Food Festival, many events will be held in the area to enjoy over both weekends. - Hunter Valley NSW

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May 6 - Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival

Come and join us with your family and friends for a fun and relaxing day out at the annual Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival. If you are a food & wine lover, you will appreciate the fine wines, excellent food including gourmet produce and treats. With live entertainment to keep the whole family amused, you will be able to put your feet up while the kids play happily. It is a truly family day out. The festival is a charity event run by volunteers and a community fundraiser, with all profits going towards local community projects. Gates open at 11am. - Hunters Hill NSW

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May 6 - Leura Harvest Festival

The Leura Harvest Festival is dedicated to showcasing the outstanding produce, fine fare and innovative sustainability initiatives taking place across the Blue Mountains region. Aimed at all ages, the Festival features an inspired mix of market stalls set along the the cherry blossoms on Leura Mall. Highlights include handcrafted products from local artisans, delicious local fare, regional wine and cider tastings, the popular Pet Chook Show, the Birches of Leura Scarecrow Competition, and the ultimate Chocolate Cake Competition, held by Josophan's Fine Chocolates. If you have an interest in all things FRESH, REGIONAL & SUSTAINABLE, this Festival is for you! 9am to 4.30pm. - Leura NSW

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May 6 - Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

The Collector Village Pumpkin Festival is an annual event held on the first Sunday in May each year. The colourful festival celebrates rural life and the harvest season using a unique pumpkin theme. This year's Collector Village Pumpkin Festival will feature over 100 stall holders and many activities with the flavour of a traditional country fair full of simple fun, lots of colour and imagination. The festival showcases local produce and the arts/craft community. Pumpkin-focused competitions, pumpkin focused, are run each year ranging from the largest pumpkin to pumpkin themed baked items. 10am to 4pm - Collector NSW

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May 7 - Tallong Apple Day Festival

At the annual Tallong Apple Day Festival, enjoy street market stalls - including local produce stalls with apples and apple cider, and a variety of other products for sale including food and refreshments. Entertainment will include raffles and competitions, an apple bake-off competition, apple pie eating and apple peeling competitions for all ages. Of course there will be novelty games, rides and a jumping castle for the kids to enjoy. You can shoot an apple with the Goulburn Bowmen, see the Axe-men at work and the kids can grind some apples and press them for some juice - Tallong NSW

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May 11 to 13 - South Coast Soul Festival

South Coast Soul Festival is a 3 day event held in Jervis Bay just 2.5 hours south of Sydney. Providing acoustic sounds, memorable experiences, light bulb moments, workshops and yoga classes to inspire our ticket holders to become the best version of themselves. - Jervis Bay NSW

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May 11 to 13 - Culburra Beach Festival

The Culburra Beach Festival is a celebration of beach, surf, music, art, food, coastal lifestyle and culture. Over three nights and two days you can experience the very best of local talent, entertainment, arts, music, multicultural food, culture, products and produce. The festival program is designed to showcase and give young, in the middle or a bit older visitors access to events and activities across three festival hubs in Culburra Beach. Burradise - it's not just a place, it's a way of life! - Fred Evans Lane, Culburra Beach NSW

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May 12 - Inaburra Open Day & Fete

The Inaburra Fete is an annual school fundraising event run concurrently with our Open Day. It is a chance to experience the Inaburra community, meet the Principal, tour the campus grounds and enjoy a variety of student performances. Shop the Bargain Lane, Billa Books and a range of novelty market stalls selling everything from take home food to fashion, jewellery, homewares and giftware, view student exhibitions, enjoy a delicious high tea or BBQ lunch and let the kids go crazy on the giant inflatables. - Billa Rd, Bangor NSW

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Crookwell Potato Festival

May 12 - Crookwell Potato Festival

Crookwell Potato Festival is educational and entertaining for all ages! Visit Crookwell and soak up the friendly country welcome. Come for a day or stay overnight. Learn from an expert potato farmer how the most popular vegetable reaches your table. You may be very surprised how much technology is utilised for efficient production. Enjoy the entertainment, cooking demonstrations, markets galore, meet 'Albert' the working horse. Listen to a budding poets. Tap your feet to the marching bands and other music, or mellow out at the Patata Cafe. There are kids activities and entertainment and plenty to keep the boys interested with cars, bikes and machinery. So much to do! Come along a join the fun. - Memorial oval, Crookwell NSW

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May 17 to 20 - River of Art

River of Art is an annual visual and performing arts festival showcasing the many art forms including visual arts, textiles, live music, dance, theatre, poetry and storytelling. Meet our inspiring artists. Discover our region’s artistic and cultural treasures. Celebrate with our creative community. - NSW far south coast NSW

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May 19 - Batlow CiderFest!

Come to Batlow CiderFest! Spend time in beautiful Batlow, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains at the district's premiere event. In this big street party, cider lovers can savour Batlow's unique, home-grown range of boutique ciders and compare them with a range of regional ciders, local craft brews and cold climate wines. With ethnic cuisines on offer as well as merchandise stalls and interesting exhibits, two stages of entertainment, street performers, buskers, and Wacky Apple Tarts leading the dance, there is something to please everyone. 10.00am to 4.30pm. - Batlow NSW

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May 19 - Slice of Haven Food, Beer and Wine Festival

The Slice of Haven Food, Beer and Wine Festival showcases the best local produce, local chefs and local talents in the region. Organisers challenge stallholders to embrace the theme and showcase local produce, product or culinary skills in a way that will treat customers to a taste of the Camden Haven. The event is now firmly established as THE key date on the culinary event calendar of the Mid North Coast. - Laurieton NSW

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May 19 to 28 - Casino Beef Week Festival

The Casino Beef Week Festival is an energetic and vibrant show of united community. The festival runs for 10 days and has approximately 100 events. It is one of the regions most widely known and popular festivals with around 20,000 people converging on Casino and attending events during the week. The distinctive difference with the Casino Beef Week is the unique focus on cattle and life on the land. On the main Saturday, the country comes to town, with cattle competitions followed by a live auction. There are rides, rodeos and many more fun events like the free Breakfast with the Butchers that draw crowds of visitors seeking a fun rural experience. - Casino NSW

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May 25 to June 16 - Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring many of the world's most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary music program and the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails. - Sydney NSW

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Baulkham Hills North Public School MayFair

May 26 - Baulkham Hills North Public School MayFair

Baulkham Hills North Public School MayFair is a wonderful day of entertainment for the whole family. Rides, food, raffles, silent auctions, games, pony rides, mobile farm, entertainment, market stalls, Trash 'n' Treasure and much much more! 10am to 4pm. - 2a Girralong Avenue, Baulkham Hills NSW

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May 26 - Berry Celtic Festival

The Berry Celtic Festival kicks off with the grand street parade through Berry, with pipe bands marching in all of their distinctive kilts, together with representatives of the all of the Clans, medieval knights, Scottish Terrier dogs, motor cycles and vintage cars making their way to Berry Showground. A day full of entertainment follows with musical items, pipe bands, Celtic fiddlers, highland dancing, enchanted singing, food and of course, the battle of the medieval knights. 9.30am to 4pm - Berry Showground Berry NSW

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May 26 to 27 - Taste of Manly

Set along the stunning surrounds of Manly's iconic beach front, Taste of Manly offers a weekend of indulgence, an unmissable event for your social calendar. Enjoy your pick of over 16 restaurant cuisines, discover mouth-watering experiences with over 15 wine and beer stalls, unwind to live music, browse the Sustainability hub and enjoy some of the many interactive attractions. If sipping wonderful wines and local beers in the sunshine, nibbling on delicious foods while listening to great music sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend, where better to do it than right next to one of Australia's favourite beaches? - Manly Sydney NSW

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May 26 to June 11 - SeeChange Festival

SeeChange is a vibrant winter arts festival that takes place in and around beautiful Jervis Bay, encompassing all manner of visual art and performance, design, craft, and cuisine. Come and be part of the festival’s rich cultural experiences – as a visitor or as a contributing artist or performer - Jervis Bay NSW

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June 2 - Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular

At GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest we’re all about sharing our love of craft beer and cider with as many people as possible through an exceptional festival experience. Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, there’s plenty to see and do at GABS! - Sydney Showground Olympic Park NSW

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June 6 to 10 - Cooly Rocks On

Established in 2011, Cooly Rocks On has evolved to become Australia’s largest rock’n’roll and nostalgia festival and a signature event on Queensland and Australia’s event calendar. Over five action packed days, Coolangatta and Tweed will come to life to celebrate everything we love about the 50s and 60s. Set on a combination of outdoor stages and venues within the beachside streetscape of iconic Coolangatta, the highlight of Cooly Rocks On is the destination; the spectacular Southern Gold Coast beaches, the relaxed and friendly hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere for which the Southern Gold Coast is renowned. In 2018, everyone’s favourite events will be back including the Show ‘n’ Shine, Poodle Parade, Retro Markets, Dance Championships, Miss Cooly Rocks On™ and the signature Street Parade. Car cruises and Show ‘n’ Shines will continue to be the highlight of the weekend’s activities. So get your cars, dancing shoes and best outfits ready for Cooly Rocks On 2018! - Coolangatta and Tweed Heads NSW

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June 7 to 11 - Henry Lawson Festival

The Henry Lawson Festival kicks off on the Thursday evening with the opening of the Art exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery, and from there, through to the Monday a wide array of exhibitions, events and entertainment will be on show for all tastes and ages. Art and photography exhibitions, short story and verse competitions, a colourful street procession, children's rides, street entertainment including busking and live music, and car show are just a few of the wonderful events taking place over the Festival weekend. - Grenfell NSW

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June 8 to 10 - Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

With over 100 market variety stalls and 35 family attractions, the Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces is focused on community, affordability, and promotion of the Upper Hunter Shire and it’s rich agricultural history. Other events that can be seen during the festival include; ‘Running of the Sheep’ parade, high dog jumping, working sheep dog demonstrations, sheep dog yard trials, team penning championships, whip cracking competition, fireworks display, Australian wool fashion parade, laser tag, live music and performances, vintage vehicle display, shearing demonstrations and lots more. - Golden Highway, Merriwa & Merriwa Showground NSW

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June 9 to 10 - Harvest Festival Central Coast

The Harvest Festival will take place over the long weekend in June and will run across the Somersby, Peats Ridge, Mangrove Mountain, Kulnura and Yarramalong areas. Celebrating the fantastic local produce and unique producers from across the Central Coast, the Harvest Festival will incorporate free activities, entertainment and experiences, along with ticketed outdoor food experiences, giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy the local area, sit and talk with local farmers, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural environment around them. - Central Coast NSW

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June 22 to 24 - Good Food and Wine Show

Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips & hints to inspire your next foodie adventure! With hundreds of local and international exhibitors, your new favourite food and drinks are only a sample away. Whether you’re into sweet or savoury, beer or wine, we’ve got you covered! : Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney NSW

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June 23 - Lismore Lantern Parade

The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice. Each year the Lantern Parade attracts in excess of 30,000 people. The festival celebrates community, art and nature with arts, crafts, workshops, regional cuisine, markets, a spectacular parade, lanterns, bands, street theatre, music, carnival dancers, illuminated puppets, fire art and pyrotechnics and much, much more.... - Lismore NSW

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June 30 - Hunter Valley Wine Festival

The annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival will take place within the grounds of the picturesque Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. With an extensive array of wine, food, beer and cider on offer, festival goers will be spoilt for choice as is always the case with a true Hunter Valley Experience. With family friendly activities, light entertainment throughout the day and so many taste sensations to choose from everyone is well catered for and more than welcome…we hope to see you there! - Hunter Valley NSW

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July 1 - Ballina Food and Wine Festival

Ballina Food and Wine Festival, showcasing the best produce, products, restaurants, culinary expertise and entertainment the region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits. - Ballina NSW

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July 7 - Sawtell Chilli Festival

The Sawtell Chilli Festival is a great day of food, music and fun! There is a huge range of stalls, cafes and restaurants to cater for all tastes. Australia's leading chilli product manufacturers will attend, alongside local restaurateurs, as the international diversity of chilli cookery is revealed to all. With a plethora of international award winning chilli products, satisfaction is guaranteed for visitors and locals. The spicy foods novice will enjoy the show, with chilli products to challenge even the most hardened chilli connoisseur. Chilli not your thing? There is fantastic entertainment for the whole family and plenty of non-chilli food for you to eat too! - First Avenue, Sawtell NSW

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July 7 - Aberdeen Highland Games

The Aberdeen Highland Games have become a recognised event on the National calendar, drawing hundreds of people to the township every year to enjoy the festivities. The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain's Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family - there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day. - Aberdeen - Upper Hunter Valley NSW

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July 7 to 8 - Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair

You can experience history, and a touch of fantasy, at Winterfest Sydney Medieval Fair! From jousting, archery and combat to crafts, stalls, traditional and handcrafted wares, cooking and games, Winterfest offers entertainment to watch and activities to try. You can also browse the offerings of our carefully selected merchants. There’s something for all ages. - Grenfell NSW

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July 7 to 22 - Bathurst Winter Festival

Staged in the beautiful, heritage CBD of Bathurst, the festival is a showcase of all that is vibrant, creative and unique in the region. Watch buildings come alive through static and interactive illumination breathing life into the historic architecture. Amuse yourself in the Winter Playground sampling the charm of the outdoor Ice Rink, rides and other activities available every day of the Bathurst Winter Festival. Delight your senses with the festival nights enjoying beautiful food, mulled wine and lots more.... Bathurst NSW

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July 25 to 28 - Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities. The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 150 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products - Lightning Ridge NSW

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July 29 - Nowra Chilli & Chocolate Festival

The Nowra Chilli & Chocolate Festival is a one day festival to embrace, promote and sell chilli & chocolate related, and other gourmet & lifestyle products to the region and surrounds in a relaxed, family friendly environment. This is an event for all ages with an interest in Chilli & Chocolate related products, with live entertainment and a host of fun filled family activities. Tantalise & tempt your senses with the infusion of two very distinct flavours! - 96 Albatross Road, South Nowra NSW

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August 11 to 12 - Maitland Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival

Maitland Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival will feature a wide range of cooking demonstrations, music performances, interactive activities, kids craft and much more. There will be two stages running over the weekend, both with a program full of demonstrations and music performances. The Flavour Stage will host expert chocolatiers, roasters and barrister’s demonstrating the different aspects of chocolate and coffee and the production and preparations techniques used, while The Crema Stage will showcase some of the regions greatest independent songwriters. - Maitland NSW

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August 12 - Mudgee Wine & Food Fair Balmoral Beach

The Winemakers of the Mudgee Region bring their fabulous award-winning wines to Sydney every August at the famous Balmoral Mudgee Wine & Food Fair. Once again this year, loads of your favourite Mudgee Region wineries will be at Balmoral to offer samples of their best and regional produce will be abundant again this year with award-winning olive oils, pickles, cheese, wine jellies and honey being exhibited. A diverse selection of prepared foods will be on offer for you to enjoy for lunch with your wine, or feel free to pack a picnic. There’ll be great live music at the rotunda from 12 noon until 5.00 pm. - Balmoral Beach NSW

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September 1 - Bangalow Sample Food Festival

The Bangalow Sample Food Festival is the premier food event for Northern NSW. It takes place on the 1st Saturday in September at the Bangalow Showgrounds, in the Byron Bay hinterland. Farmers, producers, chefs and a whole range of creative individuals from all corners of the region, come together to share their wares, their passion and their knowledge. Each year foodies from far and wide have the opportunity to “sample” the best food and beverage, Northern New South Wales has to offer. The region’s top restaurants compete for the coveted “Gold Fork” awards and collaborate on a special luncheon - Bangalow Northern NSW

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September 7 to 30 - Mudgee Food + Wine Festival

The Mudgee Wine + Food Festival is one of New South Wales’ longest running wine and food festivals and will feature a diverse range of events including live music, tastings, lunches, dinners and tours. While there is a number of signature events of the Festival, each participating winery is offering their own unique experience. This ranges from food and wine pairing, special tastings, platters and tasting flights. - Various Locations Mudgee NSW

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September 9 - The Food and Wine Festival

The Food and Wine Festival is a one day festival of fine food, amazing wines and live entertainment for all ages to enjoy! You can expect to find a range of food, ciders, beer and wine vendors as well as live entertainment and kids activities. - Mt Penang Gardens and Event Park NSW

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September 18 to October 1 - Tulip Time Festival

Tulip Time, one of Australia's oldest and best loved floral festivals continues to grow as the region's largest event. Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of the Festival is mass-planted with over 75,000 tulips, 15,000 annuals and an additional 40,000 tulips planted across the Shire. Overall a celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events and premier private gardens, so essentially there's something on offer for both young and the young at heart! - Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral NSW

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September 21 to 23 - FOLK by the SEA

FOLK by the SEA is an intimate folk festival style event featuring the sounds of folk, world, roots, Celtic, bluegrass and gypsy music over 3 days in the picturesque seaside town of Kiama. The event is a combination of ticket only entry (Friday and Saturday) featuring 45 artists from overseas and all around Australia in 70 concerts at Kiama Showground and a free day of local folk artists on the Sunday in Hindmarsh Park and other locations around Kiama. - Kiama NSW

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September 22 - Flavours of Mudgee

Held in the heart of Mudgee’s CBD, ‘Flavours of Mudgee’ brings the town alive with this street festival. All of the region’s winegrowers, producers, bakers, cooks, distillers and brewers join together offering tastings and meals with a backdrop of Mudgee’s historic buildings and famous Clock Tower. Seriously good fun, for the entire family. This event is part of the of the 2018 Mudgee Wine + Food Festival and entry is free. 4.00pm to 8.00pm. - Mudgee NSW

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September 29 - Woolgoolga Curryfest

Each year, Woolgoolga Curryfest provides a fabulous day filled with delicious food, world-class entertainment, hundreds of market stalls and fun for the whole family. This is a celebration of culture, diversity and community. - Woolgoolga NSW

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September 29 to 30 - Pambula Motorfest

Pambula Motorfest & Swap Meet is a chance to exhibit your special vehicle, meet with like-minded people, help raise funds for local charity and support small local business. Motorfest includes a dazzling array of vehicles to check out including utes, vans, bikes, tractors, sedans, boats & everything in between! Other highlights include market stalls, demonstrations, trade displays and a swap meet. Food & drinks are available onsite with lots of entertainment for the kids and a dedicated fun zone. - Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach NSW

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September 30 - Boorowa Irish Woolfest

The Running of the Sheep at the Boorowa Irish Woolfest has been likened to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is not to be compared to the danger of the bulls as these sheep are cute and cuddly, but certainly as visually exciting. A spiritual thanksgiving for the fine wool of the district follows an old-style ritual shearing for the annual Blessing of the Fleece. Sheep events display the sheep in all their glory. Irish bands and dancers create the Irish spirit whilst top Irish performers appear on the main stage. This is a magical free country festival with a myriad of activities including wool and Irish, children’s fun, and a fine Boutique Market displaying food, wine and quality crafts. - Boorowa NSW

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September 30 to October 1 - Old Bar Beach Festival

Old Bar Beach Festival, is an action packed weekend in our lovely coastal town. This 2 day event is held on the October long weekend each year. The festival activities includes Mega Markets, Classic Cars, Carnival Rides, Food Vendors, Fun Run, Kev Lee Memorial single fin cup, Children's entertainment, Live music all day on our stage, Bar, Great food, Fireworks display, Light the Night Lantern walk and hundreds of Kombis. This festival is a family friendly event with something for everyone to enjoy - Old Bar NSW

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October 13 to 14 - Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival

The Spirit of the Land Festival is a colourful and vibrant celebration of the land. With artistic sculptures, fine arts and photography, lively markets, boutique stalls, fabulous foods, vivid open gardens, amazing entertainment, stylish vintage vehicles, the Festival is a fantastic experience for friends and family to enjoy. - Lockhart NSW

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October 19 to 21 - Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival is a three day celebration of music, poetry, dancing, art and craft in Australia's most beautiful valley. Enjoy over 50 fabulous acts from around Australia and overseas in six intimate venues. The fun starts 3pm Friday and continues all weekend until 5pm Sunday. There are lots of hands-on activities too, such as dancing, poetry, tune sessions, instrument and singing workshops. It's a family friendly event. Accompanied children under 12 get in free and can enjoy the kids' craft and kids' performers. See you there! - Kangaroo Valley Showground Kangaroo Valley NSW

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October 20 - Batlow Apple Blossom Festival

The Batlow Apple Blossom Festival is a great family day out with loads of free and low cost entertainment for kids, food, live music, market stalls and of course the apple pie eating competition! Stage entertainment and displays all day plus an evening of affordable family fun - Batlow showgrounds Batlow NSW

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October 26 to 28 - Chromefest

ChromeFest is a tribute to classic American autos, hot rods, rock & roll over the three days. The atmosphere is electrifying with three stages full of rock n roll music, dance floors, retro stalls, fashion parades, dance off competitions, Miss Pin Up Doll Australia final and up to 500 cars on display. Sunday is the massive show and shine where not only the guys and girls are looking their best but so are the cars. - Memorial Park, The Entrance NSW NSW

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October 27 to 28 - Shoalhaven River Festival

The Shoalhaven River Festival is a two day community event celebrating life in the beautiful Shoalhaven. A free weekend event held in October each year, the Festival unites our wonderful community and visitors to the region for two action packed days of family friendly festivities. The event will kick off with the famous Nowra CBD street parade showcasing our beloved community groups and local businesses. Following the parade, the fun continues on the southern banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River with live entertainment, market stalls, river activities, kids amusements, a marina expo, the arts precinct and an exciting Saturday night fireworks display. On Sunday the fun continues on the shores of the River with more river activities, and entertainment. - Scenic Dr Nowra NSW

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October 27 to November 4 - Grafton Jacaranda Festival

The world-renowned Grafton Jacaranda Festival celebrates the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees that grow in Grafton's broad tree lined avenues. The annual Jacaranda Festival plays host to many and varied festival events including a formal opening ball, street parades and markets, cultural and handicraft displays, corporate business competitions, boats and concerts showcasing the mighty Clarence River, rural and country themed events, open gardens, fun-filled family orientated events for children, artistic talent shows and concerts, charming historical vintage interest displays, cycling, running and fitness events, and the traditional crowning of a Jacaranda Festival Queen and Royal Party. - Grafton NSW

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November 2 to 4 - Eden Whale Festival

The Eden Whale Festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, the festival parade, hands on family fun, outdoor entertainment, photography, film, music, seafood, local produce and so much more. There’s no better place than Eden, NSW to have a close encounter with whales or combine adventure in an unspoilt coastal wilderness. The opportunities are as plentiful as the krill on which the whales feed. - Eden NSW

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November 30 to December 2 - National Cherry Festival

Young celebrates the National Cherry Festival on the first full weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. The three day celebration will include quirky and colourful festivities including the National Cherry Festival Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, drum and pipes bands, Young and Region Farmers Market, fringe events, and much more. - Young NSW

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