EvEnts Up­com­ing events around oz

What’s hap­pen­ing around the coun­try this month?

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MU­SIC IN THE MULGA Apr 18-21 Wandilla Sta­tion cel­e­brates for four days with live acts, walk-up con­certs open to show­go­ers, a char­ity auc­tion, yabby races and a celebrity cook off. Wandilla Sta­tion, Eulo, (07) 4655 4065­

JU­LIA CREEK CAMPDRAFT May 19-21 Wit­ness re­mark­able horse­man­ship dis­plays first­hand through­out this ex­cit­ing fam­ily-friendly week­end, with on-site camp­ing avail­able.

Ju­lia Creek, (07) 4746 7690,


MACKAY HOME SHOW AND CARAVAN, CAMP­ING EXPO May 19-21 Camper trailer, caravan and camp­ing gear man­u­fac­tur­ers and re­tail­ers will join more than 100 busi­nesses show­cas­ing wares for the home.

Mackay, 1800 671 588,


GOOMERI PUMP­KIN FES­TI­VAL May 28 Com­pete against lo­cals and tourists in pump­kin-themed events or kick back and en­joy the fun with mar­ket stalls, rov­ing en­ter­tain­ment and a main stage.




GREAT NUNDLE DOG RACE May 7 Cel­e­brate a day of ca­nines with nov­elty dog races, a doggy

derby and the best dressed dog, fin­ish­ing with the Great Nundle Dog Race star­ring work­ing dogs through­out the re­gion.


TALLONG AP­PLE DAY FES­TI­VAL May 7 Sam­ple lo­cal ap­ple pro­duce, ap­ple cider and en­joy crafts from more than 50 mar­ket stalls, and en­joy a fiercely con­tested pie-eat­ing, ap­ple bake-off and fleece-to-gar­ment com­pe­ti­tions.


LISMORE GEMFEST May 20-21 Find rough stones for cut­ting to fin­ished jew­ellery along­side min­eral spec­i­mens, fos­sils, gold nuggets and me­te­orites on dis­play. With gem siev­ing for kids, crafts and jew­ellery mak­ing demon­stra­tions.

Lismore, www.gem­club­lis­ word­press/gem-fest/

CASINO BEEF WEEK May 20-30 The crown­ing of the Beef Week Queen kicks off 10 days of cel­e­bra­tions with cat­tle com­pe­ti­tions, a live auc­tion, rides, rodeos and a free Break­fast with the Butch­ers.

Casino, www.casi­


CLUNES BOOKTOWN FES­TI­VAL Apr 30-May 1 Browse thou­sands of rare, new and sec­ond-hand books at more than 50 book­shops and stalls with writ­ers’ talks, the Chil­dren's Booktown precinct, street theatre, brass bands, wine and food.

Clunes, www.clunes­book­

RUN THE GAP May 21 Am­ble or pound the 6km Fyans Creek trail, hit a stride in the 12km run with a lap across the wall at the stun­ning Lake Bell­field or test your­self to the max in the 21km trail run.

Halls Gap, www. run­the­

CAMPERDOWN ROBERT BURNS FES­TI­VAL May 19-21 Ex­pe­ri­ence the Scot­tish her­itage of the area and learn about the man that was the great Rob­bie Burns.

Camperdown, www.camper­down­burns­fes­ti­

VESAK FES­TI­VAL OF LIGHT May 20 Cel­e­brate peace and har­mony with com­mu­nal med­i­ta­tion and flower and in­cense of­fer­ings to mark Bud­dha’s birth­day, with a Holy Relics view­ing, acts, veg­e­tar­ian food and a fire­works dis­play.

My­ers Flat,


AGFEST May 4-6 Some 700 ex­hibitors show­case all things for the farm and home from ma­chin­ery, au­to­mo­tive, live­stock to jew­ellery, with pi­o­neer­ing agri­cul­tural in­dus­trial dis­plays, draught horses and free rides.


MOTH­ERS DAY CLAS­SIC May 14 Cel­e­brate Moth­ers’ Day with a fun run and walk to raise funds for breast can­cer re­search. The Ulver­stone event of­fers a 4.3km walk/run but you can come along as sup­port and join in the fun.

Ulver­stone, www.moth­ers­day­clas­

With rachael do­herty

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