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Regional Tourism Guide for Blue Mountains
New South Wales , Australia  
Field to Forest Oberon
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
During April 2019 ‘Field to Forest’ is a month-long array of activities in and around the Oberon region that explores the delicacies and rare finds that one can forage for across the region. The activities include specialised forage tours for wild mushrooms, secluded forest lunches, a newly launched wine trail and workshops with experts recounting their skills and know how on foraging in the forest.
Field to Forest 4WD Foraging Experience
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Mon 29th Apr 2019
This special 4WD Foraging tour has been created for you in partnership with Oberon Visitors Information Centre for the very first Field to Forest Oberon 2019.

It is a great experience for those wanting to get out and about in amongst the pine forests of Oberon. Departing from Oberon Visitors Information Centre, seats are strictly limited so please book early.

You’ll be treated to a great 4WD trip to some of the more remote areas of the forests, where identification and foraging are at its best. See and learn about the area, enjoy the comfort of a luxury 4WD and have fun. This two hour tour is fun for all.

Forage, collect or simply photograph mushrooms in the wild. Take in all the sensations of the pine forests; the sights, the rich pine smell and the atmosphere.

Join them on a 4WD adventure that you’ll talk about for years to come.
Sculpture at Scenic World
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Set in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor canvas showcasing over 25 artworks from local, national and international artists.

Perfect for art lovers, families and couples alike, Sculpture at Scenic World has something for everyone. Interactive installations, subtle artworks that blend seamlessly into the environment, and loud masterpieces with bold statements – you name it, Sculpture at Scenic World has got it.

Meander along the 2.4 kilometre Scenic Walkway as you take in the stunning artworks and scenery, accessed by none other than the world’s steepest passenger train, the Scenic Railway. Better yet, top it off with a visit to Sculpture Otherwise, an exhibition of smaller sculptures held at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

Sculpture at Scenic World ticks all the right boxes for a perfect arts escape, with a number of weekend packages on offer with inclusions such as breakfast, Wifi, high tea and more. All Sculpture at Scenic World tickets include unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Cableway and the new Skyway, in addition to Sculpture Otherwise.

Plan your autumn arts escape now!
Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
During the 16 days of Autumn Festival, the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors, so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80 metre Cascade with Temple and much more. In Autumn, their rowboats are available on Mayfield Lake (at no additional cost) and interactive games are scattered throughout the garden for your family and friends to enjoy. There is a courtesy bus making several stops around the garden to help everyone see it all.

Mayfield’s Café, Kiosk and Produce Store will be open from 9 am – 4.30 pm.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 15 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.
Open day with Steam Tram Rides
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
Bring the family along to enjoy the stunning display of remarkable exhibits including unlimited 20 minute rides on the Heritage Listed 1890 Sydney Steam Tram.

View model layouts, climb on board historic locomotives and carriages, and inspect memorabilia from over 100 years of railway action at Valley Heights. Inspect exhibits of rail artefacts and paintings, local history and photographic display plus the shop stocks a selection of books, DVDs and other souvenir items.

Kids can do the fascinating 10-question quiz and check answers on the website. For full pricing see website.
Wonderous Waterbugs
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Mon 30th Sep 2019
Get ready to discover some wonderous waterbugs! You will be surprised at the many different waterbugs living right here in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Have fun with their national park ranger to find out where waterbugs live, what they eat, and why they are so important to the waterways. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and prepare to start splashing!
Blackheath Art Society Easter Members’ Exhibition
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The first of Blackheath Art Society’s annual exhibitions, the Easter Exhibition is a showcase for BAS members. The Society’s members are known for the quality of their art and for the range of mediums and styles in which they work. Many are represented in local fine art galleries such as Day Fine Art, Gallery Blackheath, Gallery One88 and Lost Bear.

Several BAS members are also national and international prizewinners and have been represented in major awards such as the Archibald, Sulman and NSW Premier’s Plein Air prize. This exhibition is an opportunity to enjoy and purchase works from this renowned Society.

The launch event is on Saturday 20 April where you can meet the artists and hear the judge’s comments over a glass of wine and nibbles. Throughout the show, you can also enter the raffle for a gourmet hamper and vote for the ‘people’s choice’.
Blues Legend Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Supporting act Allegra Dunning
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sat 20th Apr 2019
Blues Legend - Eugene Hideaway Bridges, On the back of his Australian Tour from Houston Texas USA and celebrating 20 years of touring in Australia – Performing just one more time for you in Katoomba on Good Friday 19 April and Easter Saturday 20 April. Supported by young local singer songwriter and NSW Folk Federation Junior Artist of 2019, Allegra Dunning, this is a night not be missed!

Dinner and desert included - and two fantastic musical performers. Strictly limited seats - Book Now to avoid disappointment.
Woodford Academy Early Harvest Festival
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
The Woodford Academy Management Committee is thrilled to host a Harvest Festival in the grounds of the Blue Mountains Oldest building for the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival ‘Connecting People, Place and the Past’.

From 1908- 1965 harvest festivals, originally a British pagan tradition, were held at the Woodford Academy when the building also served as the venue for local Presbyterian services. Enjoy live music, seasonal food, talks, children’s games and a wide variety of stalls selling local produce, home made jams and preserves, plants and much more.

A great community event for all ages!

Time: 10am - 4pm. Free Entry!

Ironfest
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Ironfest is 'An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge', celebrating working and playing with metal.

An Arts Festival with a Metal Edge, Ironfest celebrates working and playing with metal. Held annually in Lithgow on the closest weekend to Anzac Day, Ironfest brings together artists, designer/makers, blacksmiths, performers of all kinds, musicians, historical re-enactors, machine enthusiasts and hobbyists from all over Australia, and the world.

Ironfest is imagineering with a metal and clothing focus: bringing together designer makers from all around Australia
Springwood Community Quilt Show
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
This biennial Quilt Show features over 100 quilts from local quilters, with wonderful stalls from all local quilt shops for some retail therapy. What a great opportunity to be inspired by the fabulous quilts, and purchase supplies to design and make your own from the stallholders.

Allow time to relax at the Quilt Show cafe where light lunches along with Devonshire teas will be available all day.

Guest quilter this year is Margaret Sampson-George. The beautiful quilt that can be won in this year's raffle is Bird Seed by Tula Pink.

Profits raised from the Quilt Show go to the Wimlah Womens Refuge and Textiles Studies at Springwood High School. This year they will also offer a scholarship for Textiles students undertaking further textile studies at post-school level.

A great showcase for the fabulous quilts being made here in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, this show is organised by the Blue Mountains Quilters Inc, a group of quilters from all over the Blue Mountains.

Time: 10am – 4pm each day. Entry: $6.

Junior Ranger: Cultural Appreciation
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Thu 10th Oct 2019
Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? Join their Aboriginal ranger for a fantastic hands-on experience as you discover ancient tools, weapons, and musical instruments. Aspects of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture will be shared, including the importance of sustainability and how they can all help to care for Country.

Junior Rangers is a new five-part program for kids aged 8 to 12 years. Once you complete all five activities you will receive a certificate and a gift!
Lithgow Ghost Tour Eskbank House
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Creep back to Lithgow after dark for the spooky Ghost Tour of Eskbank House and Museum – if you dare.

Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of dark myths and gloomy legends where ghosts are dying to meet you.

Listen to unsettling reports of ghosts, hauntings and other strange goings on at Eskbank House and Museum before taking part in a ghost hunt in and around the buildings.

Catch a glimpse of what life was like for the colonial well-to-do at the property, which played a significant part in Lithgow’s industrial era. You may even meet one of the long dead for real.

As you tune into the phantom whispers of each building, ghost-hunting equipment will boost your already heightened senses. On the night guests will be supplied with the latest equipment along with full instruction on its use.

Ghost Hunting equipment included: Thermal imaging video cameras, EMF metres, Ovillus III, REM-Pods, Full spectrum cameras, Night vision camera, Laser Grids, Talker II, Patrick Boo Buddy Bear.
Springwood Foundation Day
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2019!

Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become.

Enjoy live entertainment, stalls, street performers, and amusement rides.



Non-stop fun and entertainment for all the family!

Chaika in concert
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Chaika create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Australia’s own stunning landscapes. Fans have branded their genre blending sounds as ‘Nomadic Folk-Jazz’. Employing ethereal harmonies (in several languages), a myriad of instruments and a dynamic ability for discovery, Chaika re-imagine and create their own exuberant music traversing incredible landscapes with jazz-like dexterity.

This April, they will release their third LP ‘Arrow’ – an almost completely original suite of work injected with the compositional personalities of all six members.

At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from dirt-stomping blues, roots, and folk festivals to the world-class environs of Sydney’s City Recital Hall – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener.
Oberon Wine and Beer Trail Open Day
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
As part of the Field to Forest Festival, they open the doors to the boutique vineyards and brewers across the region for two days in April. This select group of artisans have a true passion for their craft and welcome you to taste some of the finest produce in regional NSW. You won’t find any large scale cellar doors on this tour, but if you enjoy farm experiences, country hospitality, historic pubs and quality wine and beer this tour is for you.
Archie Roach in concert for Metro Social Blue Mountains
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Evening show now sold out. Second and final matinee show now on sale.

Archie Roach’s music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice – uniquely Australian and undeniably universal – continues to resonate for all.

Archie emerged in the early â€㰞s. His ARIA-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane, was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 50 albums of 1992. It centred around Archie’s heartbreaking song, ‘Took the Children Away’.

The song was a deeply affecting ballad about his own experience as one of the Stolen Generations of First Nations children who were often forcibly removed from their parents and communities and placed in non-Indigenous institutions and homes.

The song’s impact was immediate. It went on to receive a Human Rights Achievement Award; the first time such an honour had been bestowed upon a songwriter and was also added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia collection.

Archie’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been recognised locally and internationally. He will be performing songs from his new Three CD box set of recent live shows.
Heritage Festival - Sulari Gentill in Conversation
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Join award-winning author and creator of the Rowland Sinclair mystery series, Sulari Gentill, as she shares her passion for connecting people, place and the past. Winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, Sulari's talk will be followed by a book signing and a two course luncheon. Bring your own alcohol. Time: 12 noon.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Booking Officer by phone or email.
Macro floral painting with Tracey Miller
Date Sat 4th May 2019
In this one-day workshop, Tracey will guide you step by step through the process of creating a stunning floral painting, focusing in close-up on each bloom and expanding it to fill the whole canvas.

Working in acrylic from a photograph of your choice, you will complete a large, finished artwork capturing the detail and beauty of the flowers. The workshop is both an exercise in close observation, which is itself a valuable skill for any artist, and in learning to work boldly both in size and colour.

Tracey is a highly experienced teacher and this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists who would like to try something different.
Leura Harvest Festival
Date Sun 5th May 2019
With a focus on fresh, regional, and sustainable, the Leura Harvest Festival is set to take place in Leura Mall during autumn, when the village is at its beautiful best!

This year's event promises to be even bigger and better.

Up to 75 stalls will line Leura Mall, selling seasonal food and sharing expertise on all things fresh, regional and sustainable. You can also expect a number of fun competitions open to all age groups, including the popular Scarecrow Competition, Pet Chook Show, Jam Making Competition and the Great Australian Chocolate Cake Competition. It's a great community event for the whole family.
Mixed media portraits with Tracey Miller
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Have you ever wanted to paint a portrait, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried portraiture and struggled?

This one-day workshop is perfect for learning, step-by-step, how to create a portrait that is engaging and captures the likeness of your sitter. Working from your own reference photograph – of a person or a pet – you will develop one (or possibly two) portraits, experimenting with mixed media materials and techniques.

Tracey is a highly experienced teacher and this workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists who would like to experiment with portraiture.

Registration forms available at the website. Closing date for registrations is Friday 19 April 2019.
Moyne Farm Little Hartley Open Day
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Moyne Farm Little Hartley Open Day – Connecting People, Places and the Past.

A premier event in the Australian Heritage Festival 2019.

Courtesy of the Di Falco Family, the owners of Moyne Farm, established by emancipated Irish convict John Grant, an Open Day on Sunday 5 May 2019 organised by the Lithgow Regional Branch of the National Trust. An event to celebrate the outstanding restoration of the 1820-22 homestead undertaken by the Di Falco family and an afternoon ceremony to rededicate the restored and heritage fenced 1826 graveyard.

The day includes a presentation on the details of the house restoration and viewing the interior of the precious three-room Blakeley’s Redgum slab cottage, that sits in the middle of the larger homestead building, the slab cottage walls having been preserved as a feature of the modernised building. Tour of the cemetery optional. Guest speakers Paul Brunton OAM and Jacqueline Grant. Music, crafts and costumes.

Parking on site. 500 metres over farm road, rough but suitable for cars. Parking at indicated site 300 metres from house. Walk down to house and further 400 metres on rough track to graveyard site. Wear sturdy shoes.

Nearest railway station Mt Victoria. Taxi to site possible.

LithGlow
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
LithGlow 2019 will return to the Blast Furnace Park on Saturday 11 May with a spectacular projection and laser show from international award winning entertainment company Laservision. The Blast Furnace Park will also be transformed by Aussie Night Markets into a foodie’s heaven with international food trucks featuring gourmet food, sweet delights and retail stalls.

Coinciding with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival and the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Blast Furnace, you will be able to explore Lithgow’s remarkable history of industrial innovation dating back to the late nineteenth century with many of the museums and industrial tourism attractions participating over the weekend.

In addition, the Foundations at Portland will be hosting a Fire and Ice dinner show on Friday 10 May 2019, an experience not to be missed.
Voices of Eskbank, LithGlow
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Discover the history of the Lithgow region through the Eskbank House Museum collection.

    One of the earliest house museums in the country, Eskbank House Museum holds many objects that reflect the important developments of the region, including the role of influential industrials Thomas Brown, James Rutherford, William Sandford and the Hoskins Brothers.



    From 6pm Saturday, May 12 experience the Voices of Eskbank at night.

    Photographs from the archives will be projected on the buildings, giving you a unique insight into the people and moments that shaped the region.



    The Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Entry fee applies. Projections will run from 6pm until 10pm Saturday and can be viewed from Inch Street.

Newnes Shale Oil Refinery Ruins Walking tour, LithGlow
Date Sat 11th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Explore the historic ruins of one of Australia’s largest shale oil production schemes - the Newnes Shale Oil Refinery.
    Built in 1906, the refinery was an ambitious undertaking by the British based Commonwealth Oil Corporation to exploit the Wolgan Valley’s vast shale reserves. The use of 19th century technology and the importation of lower priced crude oil into Australia finally closed the works in 1932.

    All that remains of this once prosperous industry and thriving community are the industrial ruins and building foundations dispersed across the historically significant landscape.
    This half day walking tour will explore the fascinating history of the once thriving shale oil industry, taking in the shale oil refinery ruins, the iconic beehive-shaped coking kilns, the remote township of Newnes and the Wolgan River.
Dave Graney and The MistLY band
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Dave Graney and Clare Moore are back in 2019 with a new album.

It’s approximately their 30th and is a killer set of rock music – made properly, like they’ve always done.

They play music drawn from a lifetime in rock ’n’ roll culture. They didn’t learn their licks in school, they made their own mistakes and set up their own standards.

Whatever they do, whatever they play, they bring their ace game. Their primo strategies. Their stellar grooves and street wise lyrical fire.

Life Drawing with David Newman-White
Date Sat 11th May 2019
This workshop is for experienced and newcomers without experience who might enjoy the experience.

They only ask that you are over 18.

There will be an on call qualified tutor available to help you get on the right track.

Otherwise if you want to go it alone that's okay too.

Glow Worm Tunnel Hike, LithGlow
Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The Glow Worm Tunnel trail is one of the most iconic walking tracks in the greater Lithgow region with its draw card - the spectacular display of illuminating glow worms in the historical Wolgan Valley Railway Tunnel No.2, and unmissable panoramic views across Wolgan Valley and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

    Described as being one of the most expensive privately funded engineering feats of its time, the Wolgan Valley Railway was the brainchild of chief railway engineer Sir Henry Deane in 1906 and served the nearby Newnes Shale Oil Refinery for the first few decades of the 20th century. The shay engines and rail lines; as well as the dedicated people that worked the railway, have long since gone and nature has now reclaimed much of this once revered and celebrated railway line.

    Following the historical footprint of the Wolgan Valley Railway, the hike traverses often steeply graded and densely forested slopes onto spectacular panoramic views of the Wolgan Valley. The nine kilometre trail meanders through fern tree laden gorges, sandstone pagodas and canyons and mountain streams to the aptly named Glow Worm Tunnel.
Path to Everest - Blue Mountains
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing.

In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo ascent of Everest, without oxygen and in a single climb. It marked the climax of the Summits of My Life project which over five years took him to some of the world’s most famous peaks, accompanied by a small group of climbers.

Path to Everest , directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and Josep Serra, follows the path that led Kilian Jornet to the highest peak in the world in an intimate portrait that reveals his fears, contradictions and his desire to keep seeking new challenges so that he can continue to dream, surrounded by the mountains and people who are his inspiration.

Path to Everest is presented by Adventure Entertainment and perfect for anyone who enjoyed the Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo.
bentART
Date Tue 14th May 2019
bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists.

Each year over the June long weekend, the annual four day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains.

bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people of Australia. The sexual orientation of LGBTIQ artists naturally informs and influences their perspective and vision. It is this orientation and view of the world that is encouraged by bentART.



All artworks are judged on their artistic merit.

All artworks are for sale.

Check out the bentART website for further details.

Mountainfilm on Tour - Mount Victoria
Date Tue 14th May 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - Heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Ultra-Trail Australia
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Ultra-Trail Australia is four day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre and 22 kilometre trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

    The UTA start/finish event hub is located at Scenic World, Katoomba.



    The UTA festival includes a one kilometre kids trail race and the UTA 951, a 1.2 kilometre stair climb from the base of the iconic Furber steps to the Ultra-Trail Australia finish line at Scenic World. There is also an event expo, athlete forums, film festival and more.



    Ultra-Trail Australia is a truly unique and spectacular event that sees the world's elite athletes, recreational runners and first time ultra-runners converge to take on a breath-taking and challenging course.

    UTA is part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour.

Flats And Sharps
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Flats and Sharps are a high-energy contemporary Bluegrass band, from Penzance, Cornwall, in the South West of England, known for their own highly original songs as well as their blistering renditions of Bluegrass classics.

These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in hundreds of live performances over the past six years, charming and wowing audiences along the way. They’ve come a long way, from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds, to performing at the Proms in Hyde Park, London, and at scores of festivals throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia.

On their first Australian tour in 2017, they delighted audiences at the National Folk Festival, Canberra and Fairbridge Music Festival, WA. They returned here in 2018, again playing the National Festival, plus the Blue Mountains Music Festival and an extensive NSW tour.

They have since been invited to the home of Bluegrass, the USA, to represent the UK in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass in September 2018.
In 2019 they have been invited back by the Fairbridge Festival in WA, where they’ll also play the Albany Festival before heading east to Victoria and NSW.
Railway Museum Interactive Ghost Hunt
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Join Paranormal Pete for serious Interactive Ghost Hunt of the Railway Museum – if you dare. Intimate group, only 12 people.

Your host Paranormal Pete has been educating and entertaining the public for 17 years and will lead you on a hands-on Ghost Hunt to investigate the reports of Paranormal activity at the Museum.

Catch a glimpse of what life was like at the property, which played a significant part in the area's industrial era. You may even meet one of the long dead for real.

As you tune into the phantom whispers of each building, ghost-hunting equipment will boost your already heightened senses. On the night guests will be supplied with the latest equipment along with full instruction on its use.
Waste2Art Lithgow
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Artists from the Lithgow Area present their art work made from recycled material. From school children to adults and sewing to welding, this exhibition is an eclectic colourful mix that never ceases to surprise and delight. Winners from this competition will be entered in the regional exhibition.

Come to the opening to meet the artists and be inspired to create your own recycled masterpiece.
Buss's Gold
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
In 1855 William Buss became the new owner of The King’s Arms, the historic roadside Inn now known as the Woodford Academy. Buss was a colourful character who profited greatly from the crowds of hopeful gold rush prospectors making their way along the Great Western Road to Bathurst. The inn, ably managed by Buss, his wife Bridget and their four daughters was popularly known as Buss’s Inn.

In 2019 the ‘Katoomba Brewing Company’ has partnered with the Woodford Academy to brew a ‘Golden Ale’ in honour of William Buss.

Coffee, tea, cake and light lunches will be available from the Academy café.



Time: 10am - 4pm. Tickets include Museum entry, exhibition, talk and guided museum tour.

Million Paws Walk - Blue Mountains
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Grab your two and four legged friends and join other animal lovers for a fun filled day at the Million Paws Walk.

Whether you have pets in your family or not, you're invited to join the pack, walking with tens of thousands of people and pets throughout Australia to help raise vital funds for the RSPCA, the animals in their care, and to promote responsible pet ownership.

Walk or be walked around Melrose Park and be a part of dog agility tests, get training tips and information for the care of dogs of various ages and sizes and talk to dog behavioural experts who will be there to give you advice on discipline and handling of larger breeds.

A fun day out for families and people of all ages with a real festival atmosphere, and a variety of demonstrations, exhibitions and stalls selling merchandise and food.
Teddy Bears Day Out
Date Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Children aged 16 and under admitted free provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun (and are accompanied by a paying adult).

    All Bears are specially invited to join the Bears Only 'Teddy Bear Express' for a short adventure on the Steam Tram.

    Join the 'Spot The Teddies' competition for the chance to win a prize. Hidden Bears around the site are just waiting to be found. Grab an entry form and take photos of the tricky Bears as you wander!

    Mama and Papa Bear hand out a confectionery pack to every child.

    Five to fifteen year olds can enjoy the Kid’s Trivia Quiz – 10 interesting questions to answer as you stroll round the Museum.

    All the Museum’s regular great exhibits and activities are also available, including unlimited rides on the Steam Tram, plus model rooms, steam locomotives and carriages to explore. Climb aboard the 'Caves Express' that showcases first class travel in the 1930s. Learn about the 'Call Boy' and the part the 1914 Railway Depot played in the local community and the development of inland NSW.

    A great day out for all.
Warren Miller's Face of Winter Mt Victoria
Date Tue 21st May 2019
Loving the pure joy of winter is something they have in common with the late, great Warren Miller-who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th instalment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world's best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honour a face that launched a thousand quips and got them all started on this long, crazy ride.

Visit some of Warren's favourite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.
Neil Diamond – The Man, The Music Tribute Show Katoomba
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Song, Story, Screen—the story of Neil Diamond, live.

Neil Diamond – The Man, The Music tells the story of the man himself, from humble beginnings as the son of a shopkeeper through to being a genuine global superstar. The show features numerous interviews and behind the scenes stories of how some of Neil’s most loved songs actually came to be—all presented in Craig Stewart’s distinctly intimate style.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Basket Weaving with Jillian Culey and Carolyn Dance
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Learn how to create you own beautifully woven vessel or sculpture.

The workshop also includes information on harvesting and preparing natural materials as well as an opportunity to make your own string.

Please bring your own secateurs or scissors, an apron or an old tea towel.

Morning tea will be provide but please bring your own lunch.

All materials are supplied and if you have something of your own that you would like to incorporate please bring it with you.

Blue Mountains Writers' Festival
Date Mon 27th May 2019 to Thu 30th May 2019
The inaugural Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival will be held in Katoomba from Thursday to Sunday 22- 25 August, 2019.

Do you love books, writing and hearing writers talking about their work? A celebration of place, writers, writing and reading, this Festival offers something for everyone, including author talks, panel presentations, literary dinners, book clubs with celebrity authors, children's and young adult events, musical events, writing workshops, book launches and more.

The Festival will be held across several venues, including Varuna house, the iconic Carrington Hotel, the Cultural Centre, Katoomba library, and other cafes and galleries around town.

The program will be announced in May 2019.
Drawing basics with Kristal Smits
Date Tue 28th May 2019 to Tue 2nd Jul 2019
Have you always wanted to draw but have trouble getting started? Or do you have a natural talent that you would like to develop? This course is the perfect starting point for beginner artists but is also suited to people with some drawing experience who want to hone their skills.

The course covers basic and slightly more advanced drawing skills. Basic skills include accurate observation and representation, as well as capturing light and shade for three-dimensional effects. You will explore still life, portraiture and landscape drawing, and some use of colour.

By looking at the work of traditional and contemporary drawing artists for inspiration, you will also undertake exercises in interpretation, exaggeration and mark-making to give your drawings personality and individuality. Exercises can be adjusted to suit your personal skills level.
Daniel Champagne and Special Guest Chris Gillespie
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
They are very pleased to welcome Daniel back to the Blue Mountains and after the last sold out show they advise booking early to avoid disappointment!

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism.
A Bloody Dickens Christmas
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019 to Wed 31st Jul 2019
A Murder Mystery Dinner.

You are invited to a unique Yulefest Blue Mountains dinner experience and leap into the spirit of Christmas-in-July by dressing up as one of Charles Dickens’ characters – you might be Miss Havisham or Estella from Great Expectations, or perhaps you’ll play Mr. Bah Humbug himself, Ebenezer Scrooge of A Christmas Carol infamy.

Over a traditional two course Christmas dinner, you and your fellow Dickens character guests will sort through the clues and investigate who dunnit.

Perhaps you are the murderer!
There are only 10 tickets to each Dickens Murder Dinner.
The Rotary club of Springwood's Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair
Date Mon 3rd Jun 2019
Antique dealers from around Australia come to Winmalee High school every first weekend in June to showcase and sell their wares, ranging from old jewellery, silver, small furniture, glass ware, porcelain laces, old tools, all to name a few. This year vintage Ford cars will be on display on Saturday.

Refreshments will be on sale for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Bill Frisell Trio
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
In a coup for music lovers, Live at the Village and Blue Mountains Theatre present Grammy award-winning guitarist Bill Frisell in a rare and intimate concert.

A musical chameleon and shining light of Americana, New York-based Frisell has collaborated with pop icons such as Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Sting and Brian Eno along with jazz luminaries John Scofield, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden, combining sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.

With bass player Thomas Morgan (Paul Motian, Dave Binney Quartet) and drummer Rudy Royston (Branford Marsalis, The Mingus Big Band), he’ll take you on a spellbinding sonic journey of new music from his latest albums alongside reimagined ‘Frisell’ classics.

Don’t miss this iconic voice in music – part skewered jazz, part roadside folk blues and part gritty rock, delivering big sky grooves with one of jazz’s most deeply interactive trios.
Joseph Tawadros Quartet
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Joseph Tawadros AM is one of Australian music’s most impressive and charismatic figures: a composer, improviser, storyteller and a brilliant exponent of the oud, the Egyptian lute.

A multi award-winning virtuoso, Joseph’s music has brought middle-eastern, classical and contemporary jazz together seamlessly and is considered by peers and music critics to be a truly brilliant performer.

Tawadros’s virtuoso technique and depth of musicianship have brought him into contact with the worlds of jazz, classical and world traditions to create music that transcends labels and shatters borders.

He shares an almost telepathic rapport with his band members: brother James, a percussionist, bassist Karl Dunnicliff and jazz pianist Matt McMahon, leading to moments of joyous spontaneous invention.
Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia.

The event caters for runners and the entire family. Camping and catering is available on site.

Some of the events held over the weekend include:
Marathon: 42.2 kilometres of ultimate trail running. From the challenge of Pipeline Track to the glory of the Glow Worm Tunnel. A superb running experience. This is one of the toughest Trail Marathons in the country. Be sure to check out the course profile beforehand. Half Marathon: The most amazing Half Marathon experience in Australia - taking runners through the spectacular Glow Worm Tunnel. The terrain is challenging and exciting as you negotiate small trails that lead to the Glow Worm Tunnel. A quick 10 kilometres downhill on the way back!
Winter Magic Festival
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!

The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. Streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume.

Winter Magic won't just be the name of Katoomba's premier festival during winter, but a description of what will be experienced when the town will unleash a mammoth mix of surprises once again.

Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.
Jukebox Revolution
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Every record tells a story!

Elvis, Bee Gees, Johnny O’Keefe, Queen, Jackson 5, Beatles, ACDC, John Farnham… and many more.

Following on from their 2018 sell-out concerts, internationally acclaimed ‘Boys in the Band’ is proud to present their brand new show “Jukebox Revolution…every record tells a story!” celebrating the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Starring Australia’s finest leading men and backed by their sensational band The Players, this dazzling performance features over 50 years of mega hits in an all singing, all dancing, high octane concert.

Boys in the Band have performed among star-studded company such as Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and Pseudo Echo, entertaining audiences across the globe. Highlight concert performances including Singapore F1 Grand Prix, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Mandela Theatre Johannesburg, The Star Gold Coast, Arts Centre Melbourne and festivals such as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Sydney Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series.

Get ready to join the revolution!
Bald Archy Art Exhibition: Leura Blue Mountains
Date Mon 24th Jun 2019
Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

This year's winning painting was James Brennan's portrait of artist and comedian Anh Do.

Winning subjects over the years have included Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Edmund Capon, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, John Howard and Pauline Hanson, Robbie and Gai Waterhouse, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Kennett, Cardinal George Pell, Tony Abbott, and Ian Thorpe.

Now known internationally as the only art competition in the world to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all walks of life, the reason why the exhibition of finalists keeps breaking attendance records wherever it is shown.

Celebrating its 25th, the exhibition is being brought to the Blue Mountains' by Dr Jerry Schwartz, the owner of the Fairmont Resort and Leura Golf Course.
The Goon Show Live! at Yulefest
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Join the lads for their sixth annual appearance at Yulefest Blue Mountains.

The stories of Neddie Seagoon, a rotund and short (Duck’s Disease, the curse of the Seagoons!) idiot.

This tour de overacting, incorporating lots of sound effects, silly voices and a platoon of CraZy characters, will have you in fits of laughter and drowning in your own tears.

Seagoon, a good-natured and hairy sort, is victim to a terrible weakness - greed. Coupled with his innate gullibility, Neddie’s covetous nature makes him easy prey to confidence schemes courtesy of the conniving cads Grytpype-Thynne and Moriarty.

Featuring a plethora of characters including the world’s most famous idiot Eccles (yes, even more infamous than Neddie), the squeaky-voiced boy-scout Bluebottle (who reads his stage-directions out loud), Major Dennis Bloodnok a devout coward, and Miss Minnie Bannister the sexy senior citizen who lives in sin with crumbling, fumbling old man Henry Crun.

If you love British Comedy, Yule Love The Goon Show Live!

Based on the original cult BBC series which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe; the shows include specially re-engineered sound effects.

Please note, booking fees apply in addition to quoted prices.
Nathan Cavaleri and Kristen Lee Morris
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

Cavaleri returns after playing sell out gigs up and down the East Coast, seeing him connect intimately with new and lifetime fans through both story and song. From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John.

However, it’s how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.
Wollemi Artisan Market
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Join the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre for the Wollemi Artisan Market Winter Edition for live music, gourmet food and stalls from local designers, artists and makers.

The markets will showcase a range of hand crafted gifts, homewares, prints, jewellery, clothing, stationery, beauty products, toys and more.

It’s the perfect opportunity to shop local and support your creative community.
Fiona Horne: The Art of Witch
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Featuring candid personal stories, inspiring advice and insight, audience Q and A, and powerful, life-changing spell casting and ritual experience.

Rockstar, radio and television personality and Australia’s best-known Modern Witch – Fiona Horne is back home for the release of her new book, The Art of Witch (Rockpool Publishing) and a magical Spoken Word tour. In The Art of Witch event, Fiona will share aspirational and motivating stories from her life’s journey, with special focus on the inspiring and life transformational message: Don’t get older – get better at living!

Fiona reveals her lessons in a uniquely entertaining way, drawing on her adventures spanning Hollywood, Africa and the Caribbean. She will share essential wisdom to empower you to step into the best version of yourself and experience your dream life. She will give you the practical and magical tools to relaunch your life!
The Maes with Monique Clare and Special Guests
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (fiddle, mandolin and vocals). Born into the arms of the Folk music community, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time.

The Maes latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb song writing as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.
The album also features cello and harmony vocals by award-winning Brisbane musician, Monique Clare who regularly tours with The Maes and will be performing at this show.

Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking song writing, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies.
Blue Mountains Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sun 7th Jul 2019
A wide range of antiques, retro items and collectables for sale displayed by a group of professional dealers. Items include furniture, jewellery, sliver , porcelain, lamps, books and many other collectables. Also a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains who will be supplying delicious morning and afternoon teas and light lunches.
Elysian Fields
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Elysian Fields is a brilliant six-piece band formed by highly regarded viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, and critically acclaimed jazz musicians, Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon.

The backbone of Elysian Field’s repertoire consists of original works written specifically for the line-up by band members Matt McMahon, Matt Keegan, Jenny Eriksson and bassist, Siebe Pogson as well as select covers from a diverse range of composers.

Elysian Fields’ music influences are as broad as its member’s eclectic interests and include e.s.t., Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Tord Gustavson, Victor Wooten, Mats Norrefalk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Mara!, traditional Indian music, Irish and Swedish folk song, Jordi Savall, Marin Marais, John McLauglin, Steve Hunter, Pat Metheny, Jan Gunnar Hoff and Joni Mitchell.

Not to be missed, this exciting band has performed at leading venues and festivals including Vivid, Foundry616, and the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival.

Susie Bishop – vocals and violin; Matt Keegan – saxophones;
Matt McMahon – piano; Jenny Eriksson – electric viola da gamba;
Siebe Pogson – bass guitar; Finn Ryan – drums
Mayfield Garden Winter Festival
Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
There's so much to do at Mayfield this Winter School Holiday! Every day of the July School Holidays, from 9am to 4.30pm, they have lots of fun and action for the whole family.

First ever curling event: It’s the Olympic Sport meets Lawn Bowls with daily games and weekend competitions for great Mayfield annual garden passes. Come out and see the crazy winter sport played with stones on “ice”!

Warm up in the Wood Fire Garden at their free S'More Station every weekend during Winter Fest.

Sections of The Hawkins’ Family Garden will be open during the Winter Festival. The last garden entry is 3pm, and the garden closes at 4.30pm.
Dragonfly Discovery
Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Mon 15th Jul 2019
Do you like dragonflies? Come and join their ranger for some fun activities that celebrate this majestic and fascinating insect.

They'll create a dragonfly out of colourful eco-friendly materials, discover where they live and what they like to eat, and make their own little dragonfly to take home.

Junior Ranger: Fire Safety Awareness
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019
Do you want to be a Junior Ranger? Fire safety is an essential skill at any age, and this activity will teach you some of the scientific principles behind fire and how it works. Discover the best way to make a cosy campfire, and explore some of the ways you can help prepare your home during bushfire season.

Junior Rangers is a new five-part program for kids aged 8-12 years. Once you complete all five activities you will receive a certificate and a gift!
Dr Seuss's Cat In The Hat Live On Stage
Date Thu 11th Jul 2019
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat.

In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children’s book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children’s literature classic and now, a zany, imaginative play coming to Blue Mountains Theatre in July.



The Cat in The Hat interrupts a rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother’s cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach you all to make your own fun with nothing but a little imagination. Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style.

Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before your eyes.

Spoiler alert: Things run amok, and quickly!

Duration: Approximately 50 minutes, no interval
Recommended ages: three years and over

Top Dog Film Festival Katoomba
Date Tue 30th Jul 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Katoomba.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstrings is guaranteed. Meet four-legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter.

The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a two hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of your beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe.

Get tickets before they sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it.

The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day Parade and Service commemorates the Battle of Long Tan, the most significant engagement by Australian Forces during the Vietnam War on 18 August 1966.

Each year on the closest Sunday, Vietnam Veterans gather at the War Memorial for a commemorative service and wreath laying.

This year the event will start with the parade and service in Macquarie Road Springwood from 11am to 12.30pm.

In the afternoon from 4pm to 4.45pm, proceedings continue with the Beating the Retreat Ceremony with Lithgow Pipe Band at the War Memorial.

Art in the Mountains
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
An exhibition by Award Winning Artists of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS).

This is an opportunity to experience the inspired and unique work of the region's artists.

The wider Sydney Basin is home to many creative artists.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

Artwork will range from portraits, landscapes, streetscapes, still life, abstract and realist paintings with a contemporary edge – as well as prints. There will also be the opportunity to commission special pieces.



CASS is a non-profit-group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival's main venues this year are the Wentworth Falls Country Club and the Palais Royale Hotel, Katoomba, with additional shows at the Family Hotel and other venues in and around Katoomba.

The Festival includes four major shows at the Wentworth Falls Country Club and seven major shows at the Palais Royale, plus the Sing Like Elvis competition and the opening night dinner dance.

Jack Gatto, Marcus Jackson, and Sean Spiteri will headline the festival this year.

Please refer to the website for further details and the programme.
Greystanes Gala Dinner
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
The Annual Signature Fundraising Event for Greystanes Disability Services.

Join supporters of Greystanes Disability Services for a colourful Gala Dinner.

The Annual Greystanes Gala Dinner is an evening of networking, good food and good wine for a good cause.

Tickets include canapés, three course fine dining meal with four hour drinks package. Dress is formal with prizes for the most colourful guests.

Blue Mountains Writers' Festival
Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
The inaugural Blue Mountains Writers' Festival boasts a stellar line-up, a spectacular location, and a feel-good atmosphere that’s hard to beat. Featuring a festival launch party, some of Australia’s best writers in-conversation at The Carrington Hotel and the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, a kids’ day at Katoomba Library, as well as poetry, music, book clubs and a program of writing workshops, the festival runs from Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25 August, 2019.

See the website closer to the date for the full program, list of authors and to purchase your tickets.
Bygone Beautys' Traditional High Tea Supreme for Good Food Month.
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Sat 5th Oct 2019
Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday in October 2016.
Bookings are essential, please phone or email.

Enjoy a unique and theatrical Traditional High Tea with a twist. Reminiscent of decades past, enjoy even more decadence as Bygone Beautys launches its new Traditional High Tea Supreme as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi in October 2016.

Step back in time for a unique and theatrical high tea reminiscent of decades past in a charming old-world dining room. Upon arrival, enjoy complimentary champagne in crystal flutes with mini quiches, sausage rolls and vegetarian roulades. Then, grandly presented silver service on an afternoon tea tray-mobile, finely rolled crustless sandwiches, an assortment of homemade tea cakes and biscuits, baby scones with freshly whipped cream and strawberry jam, and your choice of speciality loose-leaf tea or coffee.

With the addition of a hot first course and a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, this experience will add an extra touch of upper class decadence and also give guests a taste of the original ‘High Tea’, which began around 1825 and was originally a hearty meal which included several hot dishes.
Circle Time
Date Wed 2nd Oct 2019 to Wed 9th Oct 2019
Come and experience the magic of Circle Time. Sit down with their Aboriginal ranger and learn some traditional hands-on craft activities using resources straight from the bush. Learn how materials such as tree bark can transform into eco-friendly fishing line, a belt, or bush jewellery. Create your own stringybark rope bracelet to take home.
Leura Gardens Festival
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
The 55th Festival will feature glorious cool climate spring gardens, showcasing a particularly wide range of styles and sizes, and comprising new, returning and several old-favourite gardens. Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains 100 kilometres west of Sydney, the gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, camellias and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas.

There are big gardens and small gardens in the Festival and each garden has its own distinctive character.
Festival proceeds go to the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital and other local health-related organisations.
Mayfield Garden Spring Festival
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden is made available for 16 days each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring) and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu from Mayfield produce and local suppliers and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Please check the website for further details.
Leura Village Fair
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Held for the past 36 years, Leura Village Fair is a celebration of spring in the beautiful Blue Mountains that runs over two days. Designed for all ages, this vibrant event transforms the picturesque village into a bustling strip of market stalls, which are set up among the beautiful cherry blossom trees on Leura Mall and extend into Megalong Street Carpark. The majority of stallholders are based within the mountains and sell everything from fashion, jewellery, homewares and art to beauty products, children's toys and cool-climate plants. Megalong Street Carpark is transformed into an international canteen, with stallholders selling a delicious array of freshly made food, along with fresh local produce, locally made wine and cider, and an amazing selection of providore goods. Local retailers also join in by having sale tables at the front of their shops. Street performers and buskers add to the fun and the Fair also coincides with the final weekend of the annual Leura Gardens Festival – it's a great opportunity to enjoy everything that makes Leura such a unique destination!
Lithgow Halloween
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Lithgow Halloween 19 bursts into life Saturday 26 October with spectacular entertainment and creative costumes.
Have your costumes at the ready and prepare to be immersed in the next installment of Lithgow Halloween. Australia’s biggest Halloween themed street party explodes into life at 3pm and will keep you spellbound until 10pm.
There will be market stalls selling an amazing selection of giftware and food plus street performers, two live stages and lots more.
With live entertainment and amusement rides there is something for everyone.
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Some details to be confirmed closer to the event date*

The Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment, the Grand Parade and street stalls at the Annual Rhododendron Festival on the first Saturday in November.

The Annual Art Show will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre with all items are for sale with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works.

During the festival, there will be varied stalls, activities and music for all the family.

Other activities during November include the Rhodo Black and White Ball, the Rhodo Festival Revue, and the Rhodo Festival Golf Classic. The Campbell Rhododendron gardens are always open for inspection.

Please visit the facebook page for more information.
Oberon Outdoor Week
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
A must for anyone who loves the outdoors or those looking to explore the culture and history of the Oberon region. The week includes an array of events including a fishing competition, cross country run, fossicking experiences, and arts and heritage walks.
Mayfield Garden Summer Festival
Date Sat 11th Jan 2020 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Mayfield Garden Summer Festival brings a sense of occasion and delight with Mayfield row boats now available to the public on Mayfield Lake, live entertainment, and the Lolly Bug on weekends. Dine at the café, serving a garden and paddock to plate menu, and discover parts of the Private Garden beyond Mayfield Garden.

Features include: the Rose Garden, Creek Garden and Mayfield Lake. This summer bring your family and friends and enjoy a long, leisurely day and view vibrant summer colours, roses in bloom and lush green growth in this spectacular garden.

This Summer new attractions are opening, These include The Gallery, Valley of Five Ponds, Venus Vale, Mayfield Allee and Grotto. Visitors have witnessed some of these components being built nearby for a number of years, however, some have previously only been glimpsed from afar and can now be seen and explored up close for the first time.
Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and the famous Annual Gnome Convention in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.

There will be a flag raising ceremony, market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, Gnome competition, Aussie family fun activities on the oval, and much, much more.

Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a great day - a country fair with extra flair! Gnomes come from all over to join the fun!
Springwood Australia Day Festival
Date Sun 26th Jan 2020
The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features two stages with live music, band, singers and dancers along with rides, market and food stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia.

Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades and SES.
Wines of the West Festival
Date Wed 29th Jan 2020
The annual Wines of the West Festival brings together Vineyards throughout the Blue Mountains and Central West to showcase some of the best of the regional wineries.

Make the most of your chance to talk to the makers of fine award winning wines!

Entry includes two days access to the 25 wineries, tastings of all wines available and exclusive access to specials at the Cellar door.
Rydal Show
Date Sat 8th Feb 2020
The Rydal Show is known as 'The Biggest Little Show in the West'.

There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the district can produce. See the horse riding events and enjoy the Rydal Show country dining room where there is a two course lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea. Snacks are available at the canteen and liquid refreshments at the Bar.

Experience a real country show in a great bush setting on the edge of the village of Rydal, just 20 minutes from Lithgow.
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Roaring 20s High Tea.
Date Sat 8th Feb 2020 to Mon 10th Feb 2020
Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties and experience true decadence at Bygone Beautys’ special Traditional High Tea Supreme event Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.

Through an opulent display of sparkling diamonds accompanied by a complementary glass of champagne, visitors will experience the full charade of 1920s grandeur set amongst a lavish backdrop of an old world dining room. Tables adorned with an impressive array of shimmering diamonds, sparkling champagne, as well as silver pots and fine bone china, guests will be amazed at just how many diamonds will fit on the table.

While waiters are dressed in top and tails to deliver this decadent delight on an afternoon tea tray mobile, guests will be transported back to the leisure of decades past. This year enjoy even more decadence with all the inclusions of a Traditional High Tea Supreme, including an additional hot course and complimentary champagne.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of Champagne (over 18 years only). Bookings essential.
Blue Mountains Music Festival
Date Fri 13th Mar 2020 to Sun 15th Mar 2020
Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, bouzoukis, banjos, pianos, drums, percussion, flutes, pipes, whistles and voices. Food and craft stalls, the poet's brunch, children's entertainment and performance workshops fill out the on site atmosphere.

The festival precinct is a short stroll from Katoomba railway station and the buzzing strip of cafes, restaurants and shops that lead you down to the site.

Ticket prices are yet to be released, check website for up to date details.
Six Foot Track Marathon
Date Sat 14th Mar 2020
The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail.

The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year.



For further qualifying and registering details please visit the web site.