2019 Crookwell Photography & Sculpture Show
On the first weekend in March the Crookwell District Art Gallery proudly presents their annual exhibition and sale of sculpture and photography by artists in and around the Crookwell region.
This event showcases a wide range of amazingly diverse creative talents and is always a great opportunity to see and purchase some wonderful artworks.
While you are in Crookwell, be sure to check out the many specialty shops in the main street, which also offer a host of intriguing arts and crafts. With Mother’s Day coming up in May, this could be your chance to find something special for Mum.
Opening night Friday, March 1, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, gallery opening hours Saturday, March 2, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, March 3, 10am to 3pm. Admission $2. Crookwell District Art Gallery, Denison Street, Crookwell. For more information please ring Karen Harwood on 0477 441 104.
Taralga’s farming community has a long and proud history of agricultural expertise, with the region famous for the quality of the produce nurtured by generations of skilful farmers in partnership with Mother Nature’s gifts of fertile soils, high rainfall and a cool climate. The Taralga Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Show gives you the chance to see and experience some of the best offerings of this rich agricultural heritage, including displays of produce, flowers, cookery, jams, preserves and home brew.
You can also witness masterly demonstrations of sheep, cattle and horse handling skills. Highlights include dog high jump and quick shear events. The show also features local creative endeavours with photography, art, craft and poetry competitions. And of course, as with all good country shows, there will be lots of kid’s activities, live music and plenty of food on offer!
Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, Taralga Showground, gates open at 8am. For more information call 0422 014 707 or see www.facebook.com/taralgashow
Binda Picnic Races
This classic equestrian event first kicked off in 1848 and continues to be the major highlight of the district’s social calendar. It’s a great family day for locals and visitors alike to come together, dress up in their finest attire and celebrate the Picnic Race Tradition at Australia’s oldest country race course.
Tickets are $30 per person, available at the gate. Gates open at 10am with the first race at 12.30pm and the last scheduled for 4.45pm, with the course closing at 6pm. There is no bar facility, so if you want to indulge in something alcoholic you will need to BYO. There is strictly no glass allowed.
Both Crookwell Services Club (phone: 02 4832 1265) and the Laggan Hotel (phone: 02 4837 3208) will be running buses to the event. Saturday, March 16, Funny Hill Racecourse, Binda. For more information please contact Dianne Layden on 0466 996 426.