If sporting events are not your thing, perhaps you’d be more interested in visiting our regional centres to savour the amazing produce on offer. There are some wonderful festivals coming up, providing a great excuse for a lazy country weekend.
Nosh Narrabri on 26 & 27 August aims to showcase products produced by local growers, food creators and beverage makers. The event promotes sustainable food production practices, and celebrates local creativity and talents and inspires people to support regional producers. So consider a trip along the Newell to Narrabri to experience some old-fashioned country hospitality. Nick and Sharon would love to welcome you to the Adelong for your weekend stay. https://www.noshnarrabri.com.au/
And you could continue on the Newell to Parkes in time for the Trundle Bush Tucker Festival. Taking place in Trundle the first Saturday in September every year, the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tasting, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment. The 2017 Bush Tucker Day features country music sweetheart Beccy Cole, camp oven cooking demonstrations, bush tucker cooking competition and taste testing. What’s not to love? http://www.trundlebushtuckerday.com\
While you’re in the area, consider a trip across to Junee. This delightful little town punches above its weight for gourmet and organic offerings, being home to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, producing organic licorice – black and raspberry, and organic chocolate-coated products including nuts, ginger, coffee beans, sultanas and freeze dried strawberries. Yum! Sabina at Junee Motor Inn would love to host your stay and assist you with her amazing local knowledge. http://www.greengroveorganics.com.au/the-junee-licorice-and-chocolate-factory/
Dalby’s Delicious and Delightful Festival on 19 & 20 August is Dalby’s signature festival. A two-day multicultural event, it features creative markets, cultural foods and entertainment, ending with a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall River. Make it part of a weekend trip to Chinchilla, Dalby and surrounds. http://deliciousanddelightful.com.au/