Saturday, October 26
- Greendale Uniting Church Fete - Dalton
It's almost time for the 2019 Greendale Annual Fete. This year's fete promises to be another great day out for all the family. Come along for a chat, enjoy a beautiful morning tea and pick up a bargain. There will be lots of amazing homemade goodies for sale in the church, not to mention the bric-a-brac in the marquees.
The historic Greendale Primitive Methodist Church, located in the Jerrawa Creek valley about two kilometres west of Dalton, is worth a visit in itself. Built in 1862, it was named 'Greendale' after the property of James Bush who donated the ground for the church and cemetery. The early ministers travelled from Crookwell, which involved one day travel each way by horse and buggy. The furniture includes a small foot pedal organ - requiring a capable musician of strong stamina!
For more information, visit www.bushfamilysociety.org.au/society-news/greendale-family-days-and-fetes/.
- Binda Spooktacular Festival
The community of idyllic and historic Binda is gearing up to host their first ever Halloween festival - the Binda Spooktacular Festival!
Get your Christmas shopping done early with a wide range of goodies on sale, including garden ornaments, candles, wire sculptures, jewellery, fishing gear, eco wraps, knives, honey, essential oils, handmade creams, soaps, kids' items and toys... There will also be a petting zoo and kids costume parade. It promises to be a frightfully good time!
The festival will be held on the Binda Flat, from 10am-3pm on Saturday, October 26. For more information, follow the Binda Spooktacular Festival on facebook.
Sunday, October 27
- Clean Energy Open Day Tour
The Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm is hosting a special public tour on Sunday, October 27 to celebrate the 2019 Clean Energy Council Open Day. Clean Energy Open Day is a great opportunity to get up close to the future of Australia's clean power generation and to ask all the questions you've ever wanted to ask someone in the know.
The Gullen Range Wind Farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions. On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 70,000 average homes. By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.
The Gullen Solar Farm project is an operational solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with an installed capacity of 10MW. The solar farm is co-located within the existing Gullen Range Wind Farm making Gullen Range the first large-scale co-located wind and solar farm in Australia, reducing the environmental impact and project cost. The solar farm consists of 42,000 solar panels and first generated electricity in 2017. It produces approximately 22,000 megawatt-hours of clean renewable energy each year, which is enough energy to supply approximately 3,100 NSW homes.
While the tour is currently booked out, you can join the waitlist for a spot www.trybooking.com/eventlist/crookwell. Otherwise the next renewable energy tour to the Gullen Range Wind and Solar Farm will take place on November 19. Contact the Visitor Information Centre on 4832 1988 for more information.