EvEnts Upcoming events around oz
What’s happening around the country this month?
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.gemclublismore.org.au/ 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.
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.
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. runthegap.com.au
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.
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, www.stupa.org.au
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.
With rachael doherty