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NSW

Bobadil House Spring Mar­ket his­tori oc­to­ber in the grounds of his­toric Oc­to­ber 1 st Bobadil House in the Up­per Hunter Shire, stall­hold­ers will offf­fer a range of qual­ity hand­made goods and fresh pro­duce. There will be free ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, cofff­fee and cater­ing. 10am to 3pm. Lit­tle Street, Mur­ru­rundi (be­hind Michael Reid at Mur­ru­rundi gallery). michael­rei­d­mur­ru­rundi.com.au

TAS­MA­NIA

Cir­cu­lar Head Garden Spec­tac­u­lar in Stan­ley Oc­to­ber 21st Held at the High­fi­field His­toric site, the event will be filled with flow­ers, food and wine, and in­ter­est­ing speak­ers. Among the high­lights will be a flflo­ral art com­pe­ti­tion and a mini expo on bees. Com­pe­ti­tions for chil­dren to dress up as bees or but­ter­flflies will be a sure hit with the lit­tlies. 9am to 5pm. Email chris­tine.med­win@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion

NSW

The Bilpin Flower Show and Spring Fair Oc­to­ber 7th–8th With more than 500 en­tries, there will be prizes for the best flflow­ers and fo­liage from the lo­cal cool cli­mate area, with a stun­ning dis­play of aza­leas, iris, roses, or­chids, maples, waratahs and more. There will be 25 stalls, de­li­cious food and cofff­fee, live en­ter­tain­ment, open gar­dens and ex­pert garden ad­vice. Satur­day 11am to 4pm, Sun­day 10am to 3pm. Ad­mis­sion $5, chil­dren free. Bilpin Hall, 2596 Bells Line of Road, Bilpin.

NSW

Bax­ter Boots Lyn­ton Horse Tri­als Oc­to­ber 13th–15th Come and see top in­ter­na­tional and na­tional rid­ers com­pete in dres­sage, showjumping and cross coun­try at Lyn­ton, a beau­ti­ful work­ing cat­tle and thor­ough­bred train­ing prop­erty about a 10-minute drive from Goul­burn. Run­ning for nearly 30 years, the event makes a great fam­ily day with lots of stalls, and spots for a pic­nic lunch. Free en­try. 337 Range Road, Goul­burn. 0427 266 320; email lyn­ton­horse­tri­als@wee­bly.com

NSW

An­nual Out­door Quilt Air­ing Oc­to­ber 14th Quilt­ing teacher and re­tailer Kerry Swain ex­hibits more than 100 quilts made by her stu­dents along the gravel drive of the Nun­dle sheep and cat­tle prop­erty where she lives. Devon­shire tea will be served all day and the Patch­work Store will be open for sales. 10am to 4pm. En­try by gold coin do­na­tion. 417 Crawney Road, Nun­dle. (02) 6769 3297; nun­dle.com.au

VIC­TO­RIA

Puff­ing Billy Mur­der Mystery Din­ner Oc­to­ber 14th Dress to the 1920s theme and board Puf­fiff­ing Billy for a night of mur­der, mystery and sus­pense on the evening din­ner train as it steams through the mag­nifi­f­i­cent Dan­de­nong Ranges. In­cludes three­course din­ner, en­ter­tain­ment, tea, cofff­fee and din­ner choco­lates. Bev­er­ages are avail­able for pur­chase. De­parts from Bel­grave sta­tion. $115 per per­son. (03) 9757 0700; puffiff­in­g­billy.com.au

LEFT Nun­dle’s An­nual Out­door Quilt Air­ing is a patch­work of de­sign, fun and plenty of tea.

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