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Major Events and Festivals in the Highlands are listed here and updated regularly. For weekly and monthly activities, please also refer to our CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, Entertainment, Village Markets, Open Gardens, or Sports pages.


For more information contact - 4887 7270, NPWS Visitor Information Centre, Fitzroy Falls

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SEPTEMBER 2017

1 - 3 SEP: NSW BOXING STATE TITLES

Succesful contenders compete for Commonwealth Games selection.

For more information phone 02 4868 5200.

PCYC Southern Highlands, 6 Hawkins Drive, Mittagong

2 SEP: CAMELLIA SHOW

Annual show of the Highlands Garden Society Bowral. Displays, judging, presentation of awards and photographic competition.

Open to public 10.00am, TO 2.00pm; gold coin donation. Refreshments on sale.

Uniting Church Hall, Cnr. Boolwey and Bendooley Streets, Bowral.

9 - 10 SEP: HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

150 exhibitors displayng everything for the home and garden.

Open 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Bong Bong Race Course, Bowral

tuliptime 12 - 24 SEP: BOWRAL TULIP TIME

Tulip Time at Bowral is one of Australia's biggest floral festivals, attracting tens of thousands of visitors.

The centrepiece to festivities is a massed display of 75,000 tulips and 15,000 annuals in Corbett Gardens, Bowral.

There are also: some private gardens open for inspection - including tours and talks ; a street fair; window displays; and entertainment throughout the festival in Corbett Gardens. Market stalls open every day.

Admission to Corbett Gardens is $10.00pp and $6 for concessions and children from 13 to 17 years, children under 12 free. For groups of 20+ the cost is $5.00 pp.

Group and coach bookings are welcome. Contact Tourism Southern Highlands on 1300 657 559.

FOR GARDENS OPEN DURING SPRING SEE OUR OPEN GARDENS PAGES

15 - 16 SEP: SPRING MARKET FAIR

Country style fair of arts and crafts, food, books and more.

Open 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Bowral Uniting Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral

16 SEP: TULIP TIME MILE

Amateur and professional runners vie for racing up and down Bowral's main street to raise funds for Redkite.

Starts 1.30pm.

Bong Bong Street, Bowral

16 SEP: TULIP TIME STREET PARADE

Bands, floats, performers and vintage cars.

Starts 2.30pm.

Bong Bong Street, Bowral

16 SEP: ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW

The annual show of the Southern Highlands Orchid Society. Displays of orchids, native and exotic orchids for sale, potting demonstrations.

Open 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Mittagong RSL, Bessemer Street, Mittagong

26 - 24 SEP: TULIP TIME FESTIVAL STALLS

20 local and regional stallholders offer a variety of goods and food.

Open 9.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, 9.00am to 4.00pm Sunday,

Corbett Gardens, Bowral

OPEN GARDENS

A number of private gardens with spectacular Spring displays are open during September, October and November.

For latest information and Spring calendar of gardens to visit see our Open Gardens pages.

OCTOBER 2017

JOADJA OPEN DAY

Guided tours of the historic precinct 11.00am to 4.00pm. Licensed cafe also open.

Open 9.00am to 4.00pm.

1760 Joadja Road, Joadja.

HIGHLANDS 7S RUGBY

Seniors only entrants accepted in 7s round robin. Full day of rugby for all the family; gourmet food, special raffle. Meet Wallaby Dan Vickerman, Festival of Rugby Ambassador.

All proceeds will be shared between Bowral Rugby and Lifeline Macarthur & Southern Highlands.

For more information phone 4645 7200.

Eridge Park, Moss Vale Road, Burradoo

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS

Annual Festival of Flowers with a stunning array of flower arrangements designed around favourite hymns and Bible verses all arranged by people of this church and other organisations within the area. There will be plant, cake, craft stalls and musical entertainment at hourly intervals, refreshments.

Open 9.00am to 4.00pm Saturday, 11.00am to 4.00pm Sunday. Admission gold coin. For more information phone (02) 4885 1490

Uniting Church, 568 Argyle Street, Moss Vale

20 - 22 OCT:AKNGAROO VALLEY FOLK FESTIVAL

Annual celebration of music, poetry, dancing and craft.

Includes Kids' Festival, market stalls, art and craft, poets' breakfats,street performers, singing, dancing and instrument workshops.

Various venues, Kangaroo Valley

Garden Ramble BUNDANOON GARDEN RAMBLE

Enjoy private village gardens opened specially for this weekend and featuring an abundance of Spring flowering cold climate plants.  Browse the Garden Market where plants and gifts are for sale.  Visit the Craft and Textile exhibition.  See the scarecrows throughout the town, floral display and a working display of old farm engines.  Hire a bicycle or bring your own for the day.  Stay for the weekend and explore the many delights that Bundanoon offers. Free shuttle to gardens.

Bundanoon Memorial Hall and Village.

CHEVALIER COLLEGE FETE & MOTORFEST

The annual Chevalier College Fete and Southern Highlands Motorfest.

A fabulous social day with all of the traditional fete favourites including cake, craft, hot food, book, produce, plant, silent auction, hamper, trash'n'treasure and clothing stalls. PLUS a great range of entertainment on stage all day, championship wood chopping and activities for kids of all ages.

Also held on site, the Highlands Motorfest is a treat for anyone who enjoys a peak inside classic, custom, racing or commercial cars, trucks and motorbikes! Trophies awarded to all categories.

Commences 10.00am. For enquiries call Pam on 0438 691 259.

Chevalier College, Moss Vale Road, Burradoo

OPEN GARDENS

Garden tours this month in the villages of Robertson and Bundanoon.

Plus renowned private and public gardens with spectacular Spring displays open during September, October and November.

For latest information and Spring calendar of gardens to visit see our Open Gardens pages.

NOVEMBER 2017

1 - 30 NOV: SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ARTS FESTIVAL

All month during November - art galleries, exhibitions, art and music workshops, performances, cinema.

For more information see the website.

Various locations

PIN OAK FAIR

Family fun day: games, rides, market, plants, book and food stalls, antiques and collectables, sculpture garden, art show.

Includes interschool games of cricket, softball and basketball during the day.

For more information contact 0404 465 400

Oxley College, Burradoo

ART STUDIO TRAIL

Artists open their studio doors to allow visitors to see their works. Open 10.00am - 4.00pm. Follow signposts in towns and villages. For more information see the website.

Various locations

HIGHLAND FLING

One of Australia's premier mountain bike events - a 100km mountain bike race starting and finishing in Bundanoon, plus a shorter race stage on the Saturday, The Bundanoon Dash, Relay (Flinging Threesomes), Half Distance (Half a Fling).

Elite riders, regular recreational mountain bikers, corporate groups. 1000 riders, substantial prize money; includes Australian MTB Marathon Championships.

The Camelbak Highland Fling is run by Wild Horizons and also raises funds for a number of local community groups involved in the staging of the event.

For further information and entries visit our website or phone (02) 4883 6509 - email: fling@wildhorizons.com.au

Bundanoon village and surrounds

COUNTRY FAIR FETE

Annual fair with lots of kids' activities, gift stalls, farmer's market, arts and crafts and food stalls.

Open 4.00pm - 7.00pm.

Moss Vale Public School, Browley Street, Moss Vale

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BONG BONG PICNIC RACES

Annual picnic races held every spring - perhaps the premier society event in the Highlands.

Six race program; bookmakers in attendance (not covered by TAB). Entry available to members (membership can be applied for.) Licensed bars, food stalls open onn the day. Boot picnic sites and marquees available for hire.

For more information phone (02) 4862 2155

Wyeera Racecourse, Kangalooon Road, Bowral.

JOADJA OPEN DAY

Guided tours of the historic precinct 11.00am to 4.00pm. Licensed cafe also open.

Open 9.00am to 4.00pm.

1760 Joadja Road, Joadja.

ROBERTSON ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR

Sydney and local dealers offer a wide selection - all items for sale. Admission $6, accompanied children free. Open 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, 10.00am to 4.00pm Sunday.

Robertson School of Arts, Illawarra Highway, Robertson.

DECEMBER 2017

BOWRAL FAMILY CAROLS

Be part of Bowral's one and only carols event, in conjunction with Bowral's combined Churches and the Bowral Chamber of Commerce. A fun event for all with. Picnic from 5.30pm, carols from 7.15pm followed by fireworks.

For more information phone 4861 4546 or see the website

Bradman Oval, Bowral

LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Shops in the north end of Berrima open until 8.300pm for your Christmas shopping.

Old Hume Highway, Berrima

BOWRAL CHRISTMAS FAIR

90 gift and food stalls, entertainment and activities for all the family.

Open 10.00am to 8.00pm Satyrday, 10.00am to 3.00pm Sunday.

Bong Bong Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral

CHRISTMAS MARKET FAIR

90 gift and food stalls, entertainment and activities for all the family.

Open 10.00am to 8.00pm Satyrday, 10.00am to 3.00pm Sunday.

Bowral Uniting Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral

CAROLS BY THE LAKE

Join in carol singing, fireworks and fun. Commences 5.00pm.

Lake Alexandra, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong Next 2016

MOSS VALE CAROLS IN THE PARK

6.00pm Children's Activities, 7.00pm Carols Program.

Food and drink stalls manned by local community groups such as Rotary and Scouts; Peformances by local schools and community groups. Supported by your local churches and the MV Chamber of Commerce.

Please bring a rug or (small) chair to sit on.

Leighton Gardens, Argyle Street, Moss Vale

BERRIMA CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

6.30pm Carols Program.

Annual festivities for all the family.

Anglican Church Grounds, Argyle Street, Berrima.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

9.00am to 2.00pm.

Everything you can imagine for Christmas gift giving. Dozens of stalls, food and entertainment. Followed by Night Market 5.00pm to 9.00pm.

Moss Vale Showground, Robertson Road, Moss Vale.

JANUARY 2018

NPWS DISCOVERY RANGER HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Activities for families and kids during the school holidays.

Wilderquest: WOODLAND. Hour sessions every half hour starting 10.00am - 12.30pm. Discover the woodlands with the rangers. Suitable for children 6 1 12 years old. $10 children, accompanying adults free.

For more information and bookings contact Fitzroy Falls Visitor Information Centre, phone (02) 4887 7270.

Group tours of Glow Worm Glen, Bundanoon, available by arrangement.

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Fitzroy Falls.

BOWRAL SHOW SOCIETY - ANNUAL SHOW

A variety of horse events for riders of all levels. Plus pavilion exhibits, children's pet show, dog high jump. Camping sites available. Commences 8.30am each day.

For more information phone 0416 032 086 or email: bowralshowsociety@hotmail.com

Wyeera Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral

Australia Day, Berrima 26 JAN: AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Every Australia Day there is a street festival, parade, ceremony, bands, entertainment and activities for all the family in Historic Berrima.

With over 60 market stalls local and interstate and entertainment for all the family grand parades vintage cars, fire engine displays, fresh produce markets, face painting there is something for every one. The atmosphere is one of a real Aussie family day out with a bit of patriotism and pride in our country thrown in for good measure.

The official part of the day starts at the Historic Berrima Court House Museum at 9.30am where Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year awards are given by the Mayor of the Shire. This is followed by an address by the Australia Day Ambassador then it's tea and damper for all.

Activities start 10.00am

For more information phone 4877 1505

Market Place, Berrima

FEBRUARY 2017

SMALL FARMS FIELD DAY

Displays of farm machinery and services, presentations, techniques and technologies, forums and competitions.

A day for local farmers and small holders and those interested in the land.

Open 10.00am - 4.00pm. Adults $5, children under 15 free.

For more information phone 4861 7100

Moss Vale Showground, Argyle Street, Moss Vale

KANGAROO VALLEY SHOW

Annual agricultural and horticultural show. Livestock exhibits, stalls, equestrian events, sideshows.

A fun day out for all the family.

Showground, Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley

Historic Vehicles Rally HISTORIC VEHICLES, ANNUAL RALLY

Annual rally of the Berrima District Historic Vehicle Club inc. with 100 historic vehicles coming from all over the state for two days of social events, displays and runs across the Highlands.

150 years of transport - coaches to cruisers - on display on the Saturday with dinner dance in the evening for participants and show and shine and rally held Sunday.

Visitors are welcome (gold coin donation). Refreshments available, kids activities, displays and entertainment.

Rally entrants information or entry form available from 4868 1252.

Bong Bong Picnic Race Club, Kangaloon Road, Bowral.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS POLO

Polo match between local and Sydney teams. Fully catered marquee, private tents and tables available.

Commences 11.30am. Prepurchase tickets from southernhighlands polo.com.au

For more information phone 0416 101 110

Bong Bong Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral..

BERRIMA CARPATHON

Annual carp fishing competition in the Wingecarribee River at Berrima. Prizes for juniors and adults.

Participants must register from 7.00am onwards each day. Weigh-in times 4.00pm Friday and Saturday and noon Sunday.

The competition runs from noon on Friday to noon Sunday.

Berrima Square Park, Berrima

MARCH 2018

WINGECARRIBEE SENIORS FESTIVAL

A series of events over a week for seniors.

For more information see Program of events

Various locations.

Festival of steam. THIRLMERE FESTIVAL OF STEAM

See Thirlmere come alive with steam trains, steam machinery, historic vehicles, stalls, entertainment, displays by local groups and much more. Ride the steam locos - hourly departures from Thirlmere station, and from Sydney (see the Heritage Express website.)

Visitors can also explore the NSW Rail Transport Museum with Australia's largest display of historic locomotives, carriages and rail memorabilia. Lots of activities.

Open 9.30am - 4.00pm.

Trainworks, Barbour Road, Thirlmere

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ROBERTSON SHOW

One of the oldest agricultural shows in NSW. Held every March at Robertson Showground with exhibitions of local agriculture and industry.

Friday: Dairy Cattle, Pavilion.

Saturday: Beef Cattle, Poultry, Dogs, Alpacas.

Pavilion: Farm and dairy produce, arts & crafts, cookery, flowers, handicrafts, knitting, spinning & weaving, lace making, photography, preserves, needlework, junior arts & crafts.

Saturday Entertainment: Pet Show, Bullocky Demonstrations, Push Bike Races, Human Gig Races, Australian Championship Potato Races for Juniors, Women & Men, Ride on Lawn Mower Races, Post Splitting Demonstration, Stationary Engine Display, Wheelbarrow Races, Egg Throwing, Ute Pulling, Reptile Man, Pie Eating Competition, Hay Stacking, Dog Jumping.

Grand Finale Saturday: Demolition Derby, followed by a Fireworks display.

For further information contact the Secretary: Leesa Stratford - 0411 537 600 or the Show Office: 4885 1620, Fax 4885 2138, email: robertsonshow@bigpond.com

Robertson Showground

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MOSS VALE AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Held every March at the Moss Vale Showgrounds over 3 days, the Moss Vale Agricultural Show is one of NSW's largest country shows.

Attractions include: Horse, Showjumping, Beef Cattle, Boer Goats, Alpaca Display, Poultry, Woodchop, Farmyard Nursery & the Pavilion - with Arts & Crafts needlework, handcraft exhibits, photography, preserves & cooking, porcelain, wool weaving, flowers, fruit & vegetable, displays fireworks and Sideshow Alley.

In short: all the fun of an old-time country show, held over three days: traditionally the last before the Grand Easter Show in Sydney.

For more information phone 4868 1869; fax 4869 1741; email mossvaleshowsociety@bigpond.com

Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale

ST. PAUL'S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Annual festival featuring foods from around the world. Children's activities, Chinese dragon and lion dance, student concert.

Opens 5.00pm.

St. Paul's International College, 463 Argyle Street, Moss Vale

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AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Annual classical chamber music performances in Bowral and at Mittagong Playhouse. (See program on the website.)

For more information phone (02) 4871 1086 or email: enquiries@bowralautumnmusicfestival.org.au

St. Simon's and St. Judes Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral

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OPEN GARDENS

There are a several private gardens with spectacular Autumn displays open during March featuring cottage gardens, dahlias and roses.

See the directory on our Open Gardens for calendar.

APRIL 2018

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BUNDANOON IS BRIGADOON

For one day every year the mythical village of Brigadoon rises from the mists, and Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands become Brigadoon - one of the world's largest Highland Gatherings.

Hundreds of pipers and drummers, a street parade, massed bands, Highland Games (toss the caber!), and hundreds of stalls, displays and activities. This year featuring the heavy lift contest, entertainers and Chieftain of the Day Jimmy Barnes.

Bundanoon is Brigadoon normally attracts over 12,000 visitors from around Australia, and is one of the major events of the Southern Highlands.

Not to be missed! Whether you are of Scots ancestry, or looking for one of the most enjoyable and interesting of days out with the family, a trip to Brigadoon (perhaps on a heritage train) will be a day to remember.

Lots of things to do and see, and heaps of activities for the kids to join in.

Bundanoon Oval, Bundanoon

NPWS DISCOVERY RANGER HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Activities for all the family in the Highlands during school holidays.

15 APR: Glow Worm Glen Adventure. 7.00 - 8.30 pm. Meet at William Street, Bundanoon. Bookings required. Phone the South Coast regional office on (02) 4423 2170 or Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on (02) 4887 7270. $10 per person.

19 APR: Wilderquest - for kids 6 - 12. Try some of the skills and equipment to be a Ranger. Sessions at 10.30am. 11.30am and 12.30pm. Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre. $10 children, accompanying adults free.

22 APR: Finding food in the forest. Aboriginal Discovery Rangers lead a search for bush tucker and bush medicine. 10.30am to 12,00noon. $10 children, accompanying adults free.

For more information contact Fitzroy Falls Visitor Information Centre, phone (02) 4887 7270 or visit the NPWS. website

THROSBY PARK HERITAGE HOUSE TOURS

Guided tours of the colonial mansion and heritage estate.

Entry $25 per person, $20 concession, $15 members. Tours at 10.00am. 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Bookings at Sydney Living Museums.

2029 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley.

BURRAWANG EASTER MARKETS

There will be local producers and crafts people with over 130 stalls with items for sale as diverse as fire tongs, leather waistcoats, treasure boxes and embroidered cushions.

A range of entertainment is provided including a strolling band and singers, an animal farm and other children's activities. A variety of hot food stalls will also be available. Something for everybody.

Open from 9.00am to 3.00pm. For more information phone 4886 4216

Hoddle & Crown Streets, Burrawang

ROBERTSON WOOL FESTIVAL

The South Coast & Southern Tablelands Region of the Black & Coloured Sheep Breeder's Association of NSW Inc, will be holding their 32nd Annual Wool Festival Day from 10.00am to 2.30pm.

During the day there will be top quality natural coloured and white sheep fleeces for sale, as well as a number of traders selling their woollen products, spinning and weaving supplies. For entertainment there will be a Fashion Parade and Speed Knitting competition.

Our members are only too happy to assist anyone in the fields of sheep breeding, fleece quality, spinning and weaving etc. So please feel free to spend the day with us and enjoy the fun. Tea and coffee, etc, will be available on the day. Entry is free.

For more information contact 0427 600 528.

Robertson School of Arts, Illawarra Highway, Robertson.

AUTUMN GARDEN WEEKEND

Six private gardens in towns and countryside open for inspection in aid of the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens.

Tickets available on-line. For details see www.shbg.com.au

Various locations.

PIONEER DAYS

A weekend of traditions, demonastrations and activities recreates life in the 1880s. Sheep shearing, butter making, cow milking, blacksmith and leather working, sausage sizzle and traditional games.

Entry $5 per person, children under 12 free. Open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

2029 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley.

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND

NSW Siberian Express invites you to join us for our Introduction to sledding. Sledding has been a sport in Australia for over 25 years, however many people still don't know this sport exists in Australia.

When you think of dog sledding, the breeds that come to mind are the Siberian Husky & the Alaskan Malamute, the truth is many breeds are suitable for this sport. Samoyeds, GSP'S German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pointers, Dobermans, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, Koolies, Kelpies, Staffy's, Aussie Shepherds to name a few.

Any medium to large breeds are capable of competing in this sport So come & join us for an afternoon of fun in the forest, it's an addictive sport that will help release your dog's excess energy. It's free to attend & we supply all the equipment. Just bring yourself, your dog, some water & a bike helmet and you're good to go.

Contact Michelle Rose 0427 586 549 or email articpower@optusnet.com.au our website address

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Wingello State Forest

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - PAWS FOR A CAUSE

NSW Siberian Express is hosting our 2nd "Paws for a cause " event to raise money for the guide dog association of NSW/ACT. Last year's event was well supported so we hope to increase our numbers this year. This year we'll be having a relay event starting with mass start Canicross, 2nd leg Bikejoring & 3rd leg Scooter. There will be a prize for the overall winner.

If you don't have all the equipment that's ok the committee will be happy to help out & lend out equipment.

The entry fee is $10.00 with all money raised going to a great cause to help give independence to the visually impaired.

Come along & join us it's sure to be a fun event. Spectators are more than welcome we just ask that all dogs are on leads and are not at start & finish chutes.

Contact Michelle Rose 0427 586 549 or email articpower@optusnet.com.au our website address

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Wingello State Forest

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - TRAINING BOOT CAMP

NSW Siberian Express 1stTraining bootcamp for 2017 Sunday 8am -10 am.

Our bootcamps are designed to help new comers to the sport, learn how to race & train your dog's safely in the Australian climate, we also go through the rules & regulations of sled dog racing.

These camps are also for people who have been racing their dogs but having difficulty with certain aspects of the sport our experienced committee can assist you with any problems you may have. Just let the one of our committee members know & we'll work on the problem with you.

Our boot camps are free to attend, the committee will lend out all our equipment. All you need to bring is your dog, some water & a bike helmet.

Spectators are more than welcome to attend we just ask that all dogs be on a lead.

Contact Michelle Rose 0427 586 549 or email articpower@optusnet.com.au our website address

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Wingello State Forest

25 APR: ANZAC DAY

Annual celebration of one of Australia's most important national holidays.

Commemorative march and dawn service in Bowral commencing at 5.45am followed by a light breakfast.

The main service will be held at 11.00am preceded by the march at 10.35am and followed by a luncheon at Bowral Bowling Club at 1.00pm.

For assistance with transport or luncheon reservations contact 0417 218 950.

Anzac Memorial, Bong Bong Street, Bowral.

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OPEN GARDENS

There are a several private gardens with spectacular Autumn displays open during March featuring cottage gardens, dahlias and roses.

See the directory on our Open Gardens for calendar.

MAY 2018

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES FAIR

Exhibition and sale of furniture and collectables from local, Sydney and country dealers.

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Sat; 10.00am to 4.00pm Sun. Admission $8, accompanying children free.

For more information contact 0428 446 534.

Memorial Hall, Bendooley Street, Bowral.

Apple Day 5 MAY: APPLE DAY - TALLONG

The Tallong Community Focus Group, is organising a Family & Friends Fun Day and celebrations to recognise the heritage of Tallong. Apples will be the theme of the day and any profits will be distributed to the local community.

Lots of street market stalls, including local produce stalls with apples and a variety of products for sale (new stall holders are welcome); displays of classic cars and steam engines; food and refreshments; history exhibition; novelty games; chocolate wheel; photographic and apple peeling competitions for all ages; street theatre; live music; quilt and craft displays; displays by ambulance and rural fire brigade and an 'APPLE' bake-off competition (pies, cakes, tarts, chutneys, etc.). Any profits will be distributed to the local community.

Open from 9.00am to 3.00pm. For more information contact 0438 619 846

Memorial Hall and surrounds, Tallong

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - TRAINING BOOT CAMP

Our bootcamps are designed to help new comers to the sport, learn how to race & train your dog's safely in the Australian climate, we also go through the rules & regulations of sled dog racing.

These camps are also for people who have been racing their dogs but having difficulty with certain aspects of the sport our experienced committee can assist you with any problems you may have. Just let the one of our committee members know & we'll work on the problem with you.

At this boot camp we'll be adding a night run, to help you get used to looking for the markers at night races. Afterwards everyone is welcome to camp & run again the following morning.

Spectators are welcome we just ask that all dogs are kept on a lead.

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Daly's Clearing, Belanglo State Forest

JOADJA OPEN DAY

Visit the historic Joadja site.

Cost $20 adults, children under 16 $5. Licensed cafe open.

Open 9.00am to 4.00pm. Tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm (approx. 1 1/2 hours).

1760 Joadja Road, Joadja

AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA

Help raise money for the Cancer Council. All welcome. Open 10.00am to 11.00am.

Tourist Information Centre, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong,

WINGELLO FOREST ENDURANCE RIDE

For all bike riders. Distances from 5 to 80km.

Register in advance at www.highlandsendurance.com.

Trade stalls and catering on-site.

Forest Road, Wingello

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KANGAROO VALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL

Exhibition and sale of sculptures. Includes talks on The Art of garden Design, entertainment, refreshments, photgraphic competition and official opening nd prize giving by ABC personality, Peter Wilkins.

Open 10.00am to 4.00pm. Admission $7, children under 12 free, $5 for community groups of 8 or more.

For more information contact 0428 446 534.

The Willows, 198 Grahams Road, Kangaroo Valley.

JUNE 2018

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - TRAINING BOOT CAMP

NSW Siberian Express 3rd & Final Training bootcamp for 2017 - Saturday 1-3 pm Sunday 8am to 10am.

Our bootcamps are designed to help new comers to the sport, learn how to race & train your dog's safely in the Australian climate, we also go through the rules & regulations of sled dog racing.

These camps are also for people who have been racing their dogs but having difficulty with certain aspects of the sport our experienced committee can assist you with any problems you may have. Just let the one of our committee members know & we'll work on the problem with you. We'll also add some great exercises  to keep your dog focused

Afterwards everyone is welcome to camp & come to our Sunday bootcamp.

Spectators are welcome we just ask that all dogs are kept on a lead

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Daly's Clearing, Belanglo State Forest

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BUNDANOON BUSH DANCING FESTIVAL

Annual festival of Bush dancing. Callers and musicians from Sydney, Canberra, Illawarra and beyond.

There are up to four venues for a variety of interesting and challenging workshops and the Soldiers Memorial Hall has a great dance floor for the planned evening dances.

The emphasis will be on Bush Dancing but there will be plenty of scope for Irish, Scottish, English, Contra, European and more as well.

For more information and bookings see our website, email dave@bushtraditions.org or phone 4884 4214.

Memorial Hall, Station Street, Bundanoon

8 JUN: QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

One of Australia's national holidays. Civic ceremonies held in various towns where national awards are presented to prominent citizens.

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SIBERIAN EXPRESS - BLACK HAWK SPRINT

Sponsored by Black Hawk, this event will count towards both AFSS & ASSA point scores

First race of the 2017 season - 1 night heat & 1 Morning heat. Pee Wee (Saturday only) & Junior classes will be held before dark approx 3.30-4.00 pm. Approx start of main classes with Canicross 5.00pm (weather permitting ) Times & distances will be updated closer to the event.

We hope you can join us we have classes for all skill levels we have novice class for new comers, touring class for young or non-competitive dogs , scooter  veteran class for older dogs   open classes for experienced mushers we have  1 dog, 2 dog class  these classes the musher uses a scooter  3 dog, 4 dog, 6 dog & 8 dog class the musher using a 3 wheeled rig.

Newly added to the sledding disciplines are Canicross & Bikejoring, Canicross for the fitter musher; the musher wears a custom made canicross belt and they jog through the forest with their dog & bikejoring a push bike is used instead of a scooter we also have junior class for kids 10 & over and lastly the pee wee class for the younger kids, they go out with mum or dad and their much loved dogs this is always fun to watch

Driver check in from 2.00pm. Sausage sizzle on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday with all funds going to Solider On supporting Soldiers with PTSD There will also be a raffle & auction with funds also going to Solider on.

We welcome spectators to our events we just ask dogs are on a lead & kept away from start & finish chute. Races are exciting to watch come along and see what sled dog racing is all about

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Wingello State Forest

JULY 2018

1 -6 JUL: NAIDOC WEEK

Annual celebration of aboriginal culture with ceremony at the Civic Centre, Moss Vale.

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NSW SLED DOG SPRINT

NSW Siberian Express invites you to our Main Race for 2017 this race consists of 2 morning heats. Starting with 8 dog followed by 6 dog, 4 dog, 3dog, 2 dog 1 dog, , Canicross, Bikejoring junior, touring & veteran, and lastly the pee wee class

We hope you can join us we have classes for all skill levels we have novice class for new comers, touring class for young or non-competitive dogs , scooter  veteran class for older dogs   open classes for experienced mushers we have  1 dog, 2 dog class  these classes the musher uses a scooter  3dog, 4 dog, 6 dog & 8 dog class the musher using a 3 wheeled rig. Newly added to the sledding disciplines are Canicross & Bikejoring,

Canicross for the fitter musher; the musher wears a custom made canicross belt and they jog through the forest with their dog & bikejoring a push bike is used instead of a scooter we also have junior class for kids 10 & over and lastly the pee wee class for the younger kids, they go out with mum or dad and their much loved dogs this is always fun to watch

We welcome spectators to our events we just ask dogs are on a lead & kept away from start & finish chute. Races are exciting to watch come along and see what sled dog racing is all about.

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Wingello State Forest

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS WRITERS' FESTIVAL

Some of Australia's finest authors will also be heading to the 2017 Southern Highlands Writers Festival to discuss their latest works.

For more information see www.shwf.com.au

Highlands Centre for Performing Arts, Bowral

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

A day for all the family. Meet the Fat Controller, mini train rides, movies, steam train ride and entry to Trainworks Museum. Tickets available on-line at www.nswrailmuseum.com.au

Trainworks, Barbour street, Thirlmere

NPWS DISCOVERY RANGER HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Activities for all the family in the Highlands during school holidays.

More details closer to the event.

For more information contact Fitzroy Falls Visitor Information Centre, phone (02) 4887 7270.

AUGUST 2018

Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial - The Cherry Tree Walk
18 AUG: VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

All Vietnam Veterans and their families are invited to take part in a ceremony at Cherry Tree Walk, Settlers Park, Bowral - Australia's major Vietnam War Memorial. Starts 3.30pm.

The ceremony commemorates the role of D Company 6RAR in the battle of Long Tan, near the Australian base at Nui Dat in 1966.

For more information contact Rick McCarthy 0408 670 812

Bong Bong Street, Bowral (near the swimming pool)

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NSW SIBERIAN EXPRESS END OF SEASON BASH

NSW Siberian Express Races, BBQ and get together to celebrate the end of the sledding season. Starts 3.00pm.

We welcome spectators to our events we just ask dogs are on a lead & kept away from start & finish chute. Races are exciting to watch come along and see what sled dog racing is all about.

For more information email articpower@optusnet.au or see our website.

Belanglo State Forest Dalys Clearing