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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
what’s on in Summer? December art antiques festivals food markets music and more! Christmas at Woodford Academy Adam’s Shed – Exclusive wine tasting event Great Western Highway Hartley First Sunday of the Month. Held by a different vineyard each month. Enjoy tastes of the finest produce and wines from the Central West Tablelands and Blue Mountains. 02 6355 2096 Children’s Literary Event - Meet Emily Rodda Emily Rodda is one of this generation’s most popular writers for children. Enjoy afternoon tea and an entertaining talk by the writer herself. 7 December, 2.30 – 4.30 pm. Children and Adults $30 (includes a $10 tax deduction to the Dymocks literacy Foundation). Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort – Lilianfels Avenue Echo Point, Katoomba. Bookings call Kathy Wood on 02 9224 0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Moscow Circus – Katoomba Showground, Orient Street 10 –14 December. Program includes Aerial act “The Russian Silks”, Illusionists, Jugglers & various entertainers. Tickets from $16 Child, $24 Adult. Bookings - Ph: 0429 MOSCOW. This event has yet to be confirmed. Carols in the Arch Concert - Jenolan Caves Christmas Celebrations 13 December. An acoustic delight, this event has been held at Jenolan for the past 17 years. P: 1300 76 33 11 W: www.jenolancaves.org.au New Years Eve Masquerade Ball - The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba St 31 December. An evening of illusion & intrigue to welcome in the New Year. Includes: Champagne Reception, entertainment & dancing, 3 course meal & beverage package. Bookings Essential : $135pp P: 4782 1111 W: www.thecarringtonhotel.com.au Weekend December 6 / 7. Saturday 10am -4pm and Sunday 12 -4pm. Woodford Academy, Great Western Highway Woodford. Come and enjoy the festive cheer in olde world colonial style. There will be entertainment, stalls and plenty of activities for the children to enjoy. $5 adults $2 children. Enquiries: 47587809 January Adam’s Shed – Exclusive wine tasting event Great Western Highway Hartley First Sunday of the Month. Held by a different vineyard each month. Enjoy tastes of the finest produce and wines from the Central West Tablelands and Blue Mountains. 02 6355 2096 Norman Lindsay Gallery – Life Drawing Summer School. 5 - 8 January, 12 -15 January. 14 Norman Lindsay Crescent Faulconbridge. P: 4751 1067 The NOW now Festival – Wentworth Falls School of Arts A festival of experimental music & film. 16 - 18 January W: www.thenownow.net Wines of the West - Carrington Hotel, Katoomba Street Showcasing many of the Central West regions leading wineries. 24 & 25 January P: 4782 1111 Australia Day Celebrations Blue Mountains – Glenbrook Park Glenbrook Park, 9am – 3pm. 26 January Web: http://nb.au.com/australiaday P: 0417 427 572 Australia Day Celebrations Lithgow 26 January. Various locations & events P: 1300 760 276 Australia Day Celebration Oberon 26 January. RSL Club Citizenship, guest speaker & others P: 6329 8210 February Adam’s Shed – Exclusive wine tasting event Great Western Highway Hartley First Sunday of the Month. Held by a different vineyard each month. Enjoy tastes of the finest produce and wines from the Central West Tablelands and Blue Mountains. 02 6355 2096 National Parks Discovery Walks – Throughout the Blue Mountains National Park Join a Discovery activity to find out more about habitat. During the school holidays. P: 4787 8877 Rydal Show Rydal Showground, 6 - 7 February. Judging on the Friday with main events on the Saturday. Since 1921 referred to as the “the greatest little show in the west”. P: 0408 147 562 www.lisp.com.au~rydalshow Oberon Show 21 - 22 February, Oberon Showground, Ross Street. Fireworks, Sideshow Alley, Bull Ride, Line Dancing and much more! Grand Parade on the Sat. Held in conjunction with Highland Steam & Vintage Fair – Displays will include a tractor pull, balance beam & ploughing competitions. Steam road-runs also Friday 20th Feb. P: 6329 8210 Jazz Picnic in the Gardens – Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge Saturday 28 February. Concert to celebrate Norman Lindsay’s Birthday. 5.00pm P: 4751 1067 The Lithgow Flash Gift Saturday 28 February. A sprint event held on grass over 120m, with competitors handicapped according to their form. P: 1300 76 02 76 Tales of the Swag 6pm Saturday 21 February. Woodford Academy, Great Western Hwy, Woodford. An evening celebrating early Australian humour, songs and verse. Presented by popular entertainer, Des Kelly from Gulgong. Adults $25, Children $5. Includes sausage sizzle and refreshments. Bookings Ph 4757 1033 Open Day at Woodford Academy 10 – 4pm. Saturday 21 February. Great Western Hwy Woodford. Woodford Academy comprises the oldest collection of buildings on the Blue Mountains. Among its many uses, it has been The Woodman Inn, The King’s Arms, Buss’s Inn, a gentleman’s residence, school for young gentlemen, day school for local children, guest house, boarding house and a private residence. Discover MEGALONG VALLEY FARM Awesome Adventures to Amazing Places! Bring your camera and sense of adventure! Stay in the Megalong Valley! Ideal for Day visitors Here’s a venue with activites for all ages • 2000 acres of superb views • Great fun for everyone on well behaved horses • Choose from Eco heritage tours, hourly or adventure rides and ponies for kids. Ask about our NEW 1/2 DAY WILDERNESS TOURS! Megalong Australian Heritage Centre... where the City meets the Bush • Special shows for groups • School tours • Demonstrations • Country Memorbillia • Gift Shop • Heritage Bush Farms • Horse & Carriage Rides • Drovers Campfire Homestead Guesthouse, Heritage Farm & Adventure Centre • Country Guesthouse • Bunkhouse • Camping sites • Cottages & Cabins • Open fires, 2000 acres, Bushwalking, Horse Riding, Children’s farmyard ... too much fun to list here! Stay overnight—riding packages available. Directions, Drive from Katoomba to Blackheath, turn left at lights and follow the signs—15 minute drive downhill through the rainforest. Tel: 4787 8688 Megalong Rd, Megalong Valley www.megalong.cc summer 2008/9 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 37 See ya down here soon!