EVENTS

WHAT’S HAP­PEN­ING AROUND THE COUN­TRY?

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Up­com­ing events around Oz

CHARLEVILLE CUP Nov 1

Cul­mi­nat­ing in four days of race-day ac­tion, Charleville

Cup Fes­ti­val runs head to head with the Mel­bourne Cup with fine food, food, fun and fash­ion and world-class.

Charleville, co­or­di­na­tor@charlevil­lenc.org,

www.charlevil­le­cup.com.au

COOK­TOWN RACES Nov 5

Ex­pe­ri­ence a real coun­try race meet at the sec­ond old­est turf club in Queens­land, with horse rac­ing, fash­ions on the field, book mak­ers, bar and cater­ing on site and mu­sic.

Cook­town, 0419 593 694

STAN­THORPE ROCKS Nov 11-13

Stan­thorpe rocks with live acous­tic acts at the Beer Gar­den and Aussie leg­ends un­der the Su­per Tent plus an In­ter­na­tional Food Vil­lage, a Mas­sage Tem­ple and joy lights over Bal­lan­dean, and camp­ing on-site all week­end.

Bal­lan­dean, www.stan­thor­pe­r­ocks.com.au

MARY RIVER FES­TI­VAL Nov 12

Kick­back and en­joy bank-side tunes fes­tiv­i­ties with mu­sic, art and fam­ily fun. Com­mu­nity groups run the not-for-profit event with ar­ti­sans, busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als do­nat­ing their re­sources and time.

Kan­danga, www.maryriver­fes­ti­val.org.au

PBR IRON COW­BOY Nov 18-19

Pro­fes­sional bull rid­ers prom­ise two huge nights of the tough coun­try ac­tion, as rid­ers take on the tough­est bulls amid py­rotech­nics, lasers, con­cert sound sys­tem and mega screen re­plays.

Townsville, www.pbraus­tralia.com.au

BY­RON LATIN FI­ESTA Nov 4-6

En­joy three days and four nights of Latin dance work­shops and par­ties, with in­ter­na­tional, na­tional and lo­cal in­struc­tors and per­form­ers cater­ing to be­gin­ners and sea­soned dancers alike.

By­ron Bay, www.by­ron­lat­in­fi­esta.com.au

SOUTH COAST CAR­A­VAN, CAMP­ING AND HOL­I­DAY EXPO Nov 4-6

Find what you need for your next car­a­van or camp­ing ad­ven­ture no mat­ter your ex­pe­ri­ence level or pre­ferred choice of rig over three big days.

Bate­mans Bay, www.car­a­van-camp­ing.

com.au

TASTES @ THE BAY FOOD, WINE AND JAZZ FES­TI­VAL Nov 5-6

Ex­pe­ri­ence the essence of the Nel­son Bay, taste the out­stand­ing wines, ap­pre­ci­ate the mu­sic by the sea, stroll through the mar­kets with goods that will sur­prise.

Nel­son Bay, www.face­book.com/ TasteAtTheBay

BUSHCRAFT AND SUR­VIVAL WORK­SHOP Nov 12

Get back to ba­sics at Great Di­vide Tours’ train­ing fa­cil­ity and learn how to stay pro­tected, stay hy­drated and get as­sis­tance when your plans go hay­wire in the Great Out­doors, and get ready for tour­ing off the beaten track.

Braid­wood, www.heiman­hab­i­tat.com.au

BAL­LINA PRAWN FES­TI­VAL Nov 12

Share fun, laugh­ter and de­li­cious food on the banks of the Rich­mond River with siz­zling prawns, Fer­ris wheel rides, a pa­rade and quirky au­di­ence-en­gag­ing en­ter­tain­ment – in­clud­ing a DIY raft race.

Bal­lina, www.bal­li­naprawn­fes­ti­val.com.au

QUEEN­SCLIFF MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL Nov 25-27

More than 50 artists will per­form 200+ shows across 12 venues through­out Queen­scliff, with fes­ti­val grounds and sea­side views in walk­ing dis­tance to quaint venues host­ing in­ti­mate per­for­mances.

Queen­scliff, www.qmf.net.au

GEE­LONG RE­VIVAL MO­TOR­ING FES­TI­VAL Nov 25-27

Take pole po­si­tion for the quar­ter-mile sprints, as over 300 classic and ex­otic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles take to Ritchie Boule­vard at full throt­tle, in a tra­di­tion grac­ing Gee­long’s wa­ter­front since 1957.

Gee­long, www.gee­lon­gre­vival.com.au

LOY KRATHONG FES­TI­VAL - UPON THE WIM­MERA RIVER Nov 26

Thank the wa­ter god­dess and apol­o­gise for pol­lut­ing the wa­ter, as Hor­sham’s Thai com­mu­nity calls upon the pub­lic to help make and float a flo­ral and in­cense ‘Krathong’, with Thai mu­sic and dance.

Hor­sham, www.wda.org.au

TOR­RUM­BARRY SUMMER START UP UTE SHOW Nov 26

Earn ku­dos for you and your ute, with tro­phies, whip-crack­ing ac­tion with a per­for­mance by the Ma­son Boys at Tor­rum­barry Ho­tel. Free camp­ing avail­able.

Tor­rum­barry, 0447 659 416, michellej@stub­ber­field­group.com.au

TAS­MA­NIAN CRAFT FAIR Nov 4-7

More than 200 artists and ar­ti­sans will pre­pare fine art dis­plays, craft stalls, gourmet food, en­ter­tain­ment and chil­dren’s fun ac­tiv­i­ties well as work­ing craft dis­plays.

Delo­raine, www.tascraft­fair.com.au

TAS­MA­NIAN SAND EN­DURO Nov 5-6

En­joy air­borne an­tics amongst the dunes as com­peti­tors vie for the fin­ish line on one of the last re­main­ing sand en­durance cir­cuits, en­com­pass­ing a quick beach run then on the dunes, plus on-site cater­ing.

St He­lens, www.of­froad­rac­ing­tas­ma­nia.com.au

PEARN’S STEAMWORLD AN­NUAL STEAM SPEC­TAC­U­LAR WEEK­END Nov 5-7

Ride upon trac­tion en­gines, trac­tors and a minia­ture steam and petrol en­gine trains. With trac­tor dis­play, trade stalls, mo­tor­bikes, classic cars, and crafts from yes­ter­year.

West­bury, www.pearnssteam­world.org.au

TAS­MA­NIAN BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FES­TI­VAL Nov 10-13

In­ti­mate, thought-pro­vok­ing and fun, the BOFA is a friendly film fes­ti­val that cel­e­brates au­di­ences as much as does it films.

Launce­s­ton, www.bofa.com.au

WEETULTA STRAW­BERRY FAIR Nov 5

En­joy an 80-year tra­di­tion of coun­try fam­ily fun with an evening of en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily that ends with straw­ber­ries and ice-cream, plus stalls with pro­duce for kids young and old.

Weetulta, 0417 808 411

RIVERSTOCK FES­TI­VAL Nov 11-13

En­joy three days of Mur­ray River-side fes­tiv­i­ties with mu­sic, fun, food, wine. En­joy back-to-back per­for­mances live on two stages all week­end, with a camp­ing ad­ja­cent and room to dock your boat.

Moorook, www.riverstock.org

MOUNT GAMBIER BRASS BAND FES­TI­VAL 2016 Nov 19

Mar­vel at the largest coun­try-based brass band fes­ti­val in Australia with a mass street march, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the city’s an­nual Christ­mas Pa­rade plus a mu­sic con­test held at Help­mann Theatre.

Mount Gambier, (04) 38 188 041

ALL STEAMED UP EN­GINE, BLACK­SMITH AND CLASSIC BOAT FES­TI­VAL Nov 19-20

Am­ple fam­ily fun on the Mur­ray River banks at Arnold Park and the Man­num Dock Mu­seum with South Australia’s largest dis­play of black­smith demon­stra­tions, plus diesel and steam vin­tage en­gines, classic cars, classic boats, live en­ter­tain­ment, food stalls and crafts.

Man­num, www.ps­mar­ion.com

MAN­DURAH STAMP, COIN, BAN­KNOTE AND POST­CARD FAIR Nov 2-5

Ad­mire in­tri­cate works com­pris­ing Na­tional Com­pet­i­tive dis­plays of stamps, postal cards, bank notes and coins, with free show bags and ex­hibitors and deal­ers hail­ing from all over Australia.

Man­durah, www.peel­n­u­mis.org

BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN Nov 11-13

Western Australia’s long­est-run­ning blues and roots fes­ti­val caters for afi­ciona­dos and ca­sual fans with a stel­lar line-up of multi-award win­ning artists along­side emerg­ing tal­ent.

Bridgetown, www.blue­sat­bridgetown.com.au

FES­TI­VAL FROMAGE Nov 11-13

En­joy three days of fine cheese tast­ing and splen­did con­ver­sa­tion as ar­ti­san cheese mak­ers, brew­ers, chefs and liquor cel­e­brate this much-loved del­i­cacy, with talks and cheese mak­ing work­shops.

Perth, www.fes­ti­val­fro­mage.com.au

ROCK­ING­HAM BEACH CUP Nov 13

Watch from un­der a ticket mar­quee as horses com­pete in six races on the white sands of the Rock­ing­ham Beach. En­joy fine food from the li­censed bar over­look­ing the fin­ish line.

Rock­ing­ham, www.rock­ing­ham­beachcup.com.au

MARRAKAI MANGO FES­TI­VAL Nov 4-7

En­joy mango tast­ings and par­take in mango-re­lated com­pe­ti­tions amid Sa­van­nah and wet­lands and be­fore kick­ing on with a Cor­ro­boree Quiz night, Pur­ple Mango Cock­tail Party and Mary River Din­ner.

Marrakai, pur­ple­man­go­cafe.com.au

XXXX GOLD BILLFISH CLASSIC Nov 7-9

Tag, snap and re­lease billfish in this three-day event open to teams of two, three or four an­glers, with a skip­per per­mit­ted. The teams to ac­crue the most points win.

Dar­win, www.dar­wingame­fish­ing­club.com.au

CHRIST­MAS SALT­WA­TER CRAFT FAIR Nov 20

Stock up on hand­made gifts di­rect from Dar­win’s Wa­ter­front Precinct with stall­hold­ers sell­ing clothes, fab­ric, pot­tery, jewellery, soap, can­dles, weav­ing and orig­i­nal paint­ings and prints.

Dar­win, www.tac­tilearts.org.au

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT: En­joy three days of cheese tast­ing at Fes­ti­val Fromage in Perth, WA; Join CTA reg­u­lar Scott Heiman for his Bushcraft and Sur­vival course in Braid­wood, NSW; Jump on a trac­tor at the an­nual Steam Spec­tac­u­lar in West­bury, Tas.

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