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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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.