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Blue Mountains Tourist : Spring 2008
what’s on in Spring? October art antiques festivals food markets music and more! Oberon Daffodil Festival of Spring Gardens Saturday 27 - 28 September 10am to 4pm. Presented by The United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Oberon Branch. Four gardens include Alan & Nancy Brown, “Falkirk” Daffodil Farm, Pomeroy Farm, and Mayfield a new garden with a maze and 90 acres of beautifully designed gardens. Tickets and Open Garden Programme from the Oberon Information Centre on 02 6336 0666. Cost: $20 Adult, $15 Concession and $10 Children. All money raised goes to Charity. Spring Daffodil Flower Show 2008 Saturday 27 September. Opening Fri 26 - 4pm, St. Barnabas Church, Oberon. Stalls and local produces for sale, refreshments available. 9am to 4pm. Children can enter in the Novelty Section with the Best Dressed Potato Pet or Model. Relay for Life Saturday 27 September Recreational Grounds, Oberon. Join in even if you are travelling through and would like to do a couple of laps. 3:45pm to 10am the following morning. www.relayforlife.com.au/nsw Native Plant Fair Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 September. Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve Great Western Highway Glenbrook. Wide range of Plants for sale plus displays plants and gardening advice. Also wood turning demonstrations and children’s programs. National Trust Bumper Book Sale Saturday 6 September, at The Woodford Academy, Great Western Highway, Woodford from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. Thousands of books at bargain prices, plus white elephant, and locally made jams and preserves. Once the shopping is done grab a BBQ sausage sandwich and take a stroll around the historic Woodford Academy, the oldest collection of buildings in the Blue Mountains. All funds raised will benefit the National Trust. Christine Yarker – Felt making workshop 13 September, 16 Lalor Drive Springwood. Contact Christine for details email@example.com November Leura Gardens Festival Saturday 4 - Sunday 12 October. The gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of springtime colour and beauty, attracting visitors from all over Australia and overseas. 9.30 – 4.30, $18 inclusive of all gardens. Children free Ph: 4757 2539 www.leuragardensfestival.com.au Leura Village Fair Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 October. Leura Village mall comes alive with the annual celebration of Spring with 120 stalls displaying home made products and local produce. 8.30am – 5.00pm www.leuravillage.com.au The Footbeat Festival - Blue Mountains Art and Environment Festival 13 - 26 October Includes two weekends. Formerly called Songlines, this event will continue in Wentworth Falls with music for every taste on a variety of stages, a Youth Art Competition and Exhibition, a 48 hour film project and the return of The Field of Dreams as the closing event at Wentworth Falls Lake. www.footbeatfestival.org Info – 0416 719 651 Falls Art Festival – Wentworth Falls Public School, Falls Rd Friday 17- Sunday 19 October. Now in its 26th Year, a premier art event with over 400 art and craft pieces. Children’s activities and refreshments available. Opening Friday 7:30 pm, $7.50 includes a light super and entertainment. Weekend entry $2 adult or $5 family. Phone 4757 3918 or 0418 292 672 Breenhold Gardens Annual Springfest Concert Sunday 26 October. 12.30pm & 2.45pm Breenhold Gardens, Mt Wilson Ph: 9968 1232 The Big Backyard Sunday 26 October. Celebrate rural Australia with displays of farm animals, machinery, art & country entertainment. Old Hartley School 02 6355 2088. Blackheath Rhododendron Festival 24 October - 2 November. The village comes alive with floral displays, art show, parade & much more. Official opening & Art Show at Blackheath Community Centre. All items for sale with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works. Rhododendron Festival weekend Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 November. Over 100 varied stalls, activities and music. Parade on the Saturday at 12.30, From 9.00am – 4.00pm. Web: www.rhodofestival.com.au. Rhodo Ball Saturday 15 November. Jazz Festival 22 - 23 November in the grounds of the Ivanhoe. A One Day Course in Haiku - A Japanese Short Nature Poem Saturday 1 November 10 - 4pm. While exploring Blackheath tracks and streams, plants & animal life with mountains writer, poet and performer Diana Levy. The day will include walking (graded easy) and editing & lunch. Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, $60 , $50 conc. Deposit by 24 October required. Bookings: Diana p: 4751-3935 m: 0432-619-305 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Kedumba Drawing Award All November from 26 October - 30 November. This Award was first presented in 1990, and is now considered the premier event for drawing in Australia with a $20,000 acquisitive award for 24 invited artists. Blue Mountains Grammar School grounds open daily during awards 11am – 4pm. Glenbrook Annual Festival of Art & Craft Fair Saturday 8 November. Festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, food, friendship and entertainment for all the family. Glenbrook Park. 8.30-3pm Celebrate Lithgow Sunday 30 November. Main Street. A week of celebration culminating in the annual street party with amusements, stalls and entertainment Lithgow Fair Quota International of Lithgow Inc. will be holding their Annual Craft Fair at the Union Theatre, Bridge St. Lithgow, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November, 2008. Open 10.00am to 4.00pm (Sat) and 10.00am-2.00pm(Sun). For further information please contact Carol on 02 6351 2039 or Jennie on 02 6352 3430. music & theatre Blue Mountains Concert Society Springwood Civic Centre Macquarie Road David Fung Friday 19 September. World Class Concert - Free Piano Recital to new or previous subscribers. Must show Subscription - afternoon show The Sydney International Piano Competition Friday 19 September. Internationally recognised, featuring the winner of the 2008 competition. Peoples choice winner Saturday 27 September. Piano Competition. For bookings or more information call 4782 1742 or www.bmconcerts.com Jenolan Music in the Caves Opera in the Cathedral Saturday 13 September. Tenor Richard Lane will Bring to life the wonderful operatic works of Puccini, Wagner, Verdi, Leoncavallo and many more in the majestic surrounds of the World Heritage listed Jenolan Caves. Georg Mertens’ solo cello performance deep underground Saturday 20 September; Saturday 18 October; Saturday 15 November. Performing “From Cello to Tango,” a collection of cello favourites. 4pm Gypsy Music from Hungry Saturday 27 September; Saturday 25 October; Saturday 22 November. Performed by the Paganini Duo underground in the magical Cathedral Chamber a concert you’ll remember for many years to come! The Earthy and Wild Sound of Didgeridoo Dingo’s Saturday 4 October. Enjoy a unique fusion of 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 spring 2008 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 37 See ya down here soon!