The Jerilderie Letter Event will be packed into one eventful day, once again celebrating the role that the town had in unfolding the Ned Kelly legend.
The events program is as follows:
8am: Vintage Tractor Trek: See a variety of vintage tractors in working order as they make their way around Jerilderie.
11am-8pm: Jerilderie Letter display: The original Jerilderie Letter, dictated by Ned Kelly and written by Kelly gang member Joe Byrne will be on display for the public in the Jerilderie library; Doing the Bolt Exhibition: An exhibition about Convicts and Bushrangers.
11am-3pm: Show and Shine: Featuring a variety of vehicles including vintage, veteran and classic; Automotive Swap-meet: A great opportunity to find that gem you’ve been looking for; Official Opening of the Original Jerilderie Printery: Restored to its former state, this historic building was where Ned Kelly hoped to have his manifesto published in 1879; Reading of the Jerilderie Letter: Listen to the Jerilderie Letter read in full by bush poet Alex Allitt.
3.30pm-10pm: CWA Craft display and Devonshire Tea; Street Parade: Enjoy the colour and atmosphere as you watch the participants; Reenactment: Enjoy a fantastic historical play, written and performed by Christine Middleton; Luke Park Market: Find yourself a bargain at the Luke Park Market.
Evening: Family night by the lake.