Regional Tourism Guide for theSnowy Mountains
New South Wales , Australia  
Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival is a week of country fun and music with bush camping and entertainment held at Rosewood near Tumbarumba. The event is held at the Rosewood Golf Club. Guest artists will be there as well as walk up artists welcome.

Entertainment includes old time dance, games, sheep shearing and trial dog demonstration. Morning and afternoon teas, lunches and evening meals will be available. Bush camping sites with showers and toilets are available.
Lightning Bolt II: Invictus Convoy Cooma
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
See the largest Post-Traumatic Stress awareness convoy ever conducted arrive at Cooma on Wednesday 17 October.

The Lightning Bolt II Invictus Convoy is a procession of military, firefighting, ambulance, police and support vehicles travelling through four states and territories in October to raise awareness for PTS and support the Invictus Games.

The convoy will be setting up at the Historical Car Club in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come along, see the spectacle and chat about PTS with psychologists, Invictus Games athletes, experts, first responders and veterans, including Stand Tall 4 PTS founder Tony Dell (veteran, former Australian cricketer and PTS spokesperson) and of course, the kids can climb on and into the firetruck.

Help shine a light on post traumatic stress and the impact it has on the lives of so many - particularly military servicemen and women and first responders.
Batlow Apple Blossom Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Australia's most renowned apple growing region at the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival.

Food, market stalls, live music, and family fun combine to bring the apple town of Batlow to life during the festival this October.

Held annually on the third Saturday in October, the festival's Gala Day has an emphasis on affordable family fun.

Stallholder enquiries are always welcome. Festival information is available for download from the web site.
Farm Open Day
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Visit Highfield Farm and Woodland in Spring!

Highfield is a small scale farm located near Adelong. Highfield combines farming with the protection of critically endangered habitat and uses farming techniques to enhance biodiversity.

Baby Chicks, Lambs, Photos on the Big Red Tractor.
Coffee Van, Morning Tea and Lunch, Farm Chat.
Meet Sylvie the Wonder-Maremma!
Tumbarumba Tastebuds
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Tumbarumba Tastebuds - a lush spring affair to showcase the best of Tumbarumba's food and produce. Explore Tumbarumba's premium quality vineyards and cellar doors with free wine tasting at unique venues oozing charm, character, and hospitality.

Enjoy the best of Tumbarumba's produce at the annual Tumbarumba Tastebuds.

Cellar doors will be open, a fresh food market and sunset dinner at Nest, and a program offered by Tumbarumba Open Gardens and Flower Show for both Saturday and Sunday will provide an enticing springtime experience.

Self-drive for a discovery of fine wine, food and entertainment. Come and experience everything Tumbarumba Tastebuds has to offer.

Celebrating Our Heritage
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Two day event to celebrate the Delegate and District heritage. This year's event celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the Early Settlers Hut Bicentennial Project on Saturday and the Men From Snowy River March's return from WWI on Sunday.

There will be market stalls, poetry readings, non denominational service, food, wine and music.

Come along and celebrate with them.

Saturday 27 October:
10am- 2pm Market stalls at Bill Jeffreys park
2pm Welcome to Early Settlers Hut – Billy tea and Damper
2.30pm Poetry reading at Early Settlers Hut
5.30pm Wine, nibbles and Music at Early Settlers Hut
6.30 Music and dinner at Delegate Country Club

Sunday 28 October:
10am Non-denominational service at First Place of Worship on the Monaro (Delegate Cemetery)
March into Town using route of original March
12.30pm Official unveiling of Plaque’s at Cenotaph and School of Arts
1pm lunch at School of Arts

Nest in the Night Garden Spring Degustation
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Experience a six-course feast showcasing Spring, produce from the Nest garden and the region, each matched with superb local wines. Tumbarumba’s only winemaker Adrian Brayne of Obsessions Wines together with experienced vigneron Richard Cottam of Mount Tumbarumba Wines, join the party to chat and impart their wisdom on the virtues of wine with food.

Enjoy this idyllic evening of good food, wine and friends in the night garden setting of Nest Cinema Cafe Books, Tumbarumba.

An official event in the Tumbarumba Tastebuds Festival Weekend
Haunt it and Flaunt it Vaudeville Show - Burlesque, Comedy, Cabaret, Live Art
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
A Tiger Lily and Krewd Production (R18+) Present "Haunt It and Flaunt It".

Dress up in your ghouliest goodies and join the award-winning performers at Tumut River Brewing Co as you "dance with the dead" this October in a Halloween inspired event.

The line up is packed with the wickedest acts of burlesque, cabaret, comedy and musical performances.

The event will include a Spiced Pumpkin Ale on tap - a beer created specifically for this event.
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Fri 9th Nov 2018
This year will be the 43rd year of the Yamaha / Freshwater Fishing Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.

All you have to do is enter this years event and attend the prize presentation to be in the draw for the Fantastic new Quintrex 390 Explorer boat, with 15hp Yamaha motor and trailer prize valued at over AUD10,000.00.

This years competition is made possible with the continued support from Yamaha Motor Aust.

The organisers thank Yamaha, Quintrex and Ken's Marine for their generosity and hope that you will be able to support them in the future.

The committee hopes that you will enjoy the fishing and sites which the beautiful Snowy Mountains area has to offer, and look forward to seeing you all again.

Snowy Ride
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Snowy Ride is a motorcycle event run annually with the aim of involving motorcycle riders from all over Australia to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research.

It's an opportunity for riders to enjoy a weekend away with friends and family and to ride some of Australia's best and most picturesque roads.

Snowy Ride checkpoints are located at Adaminaby, Dalgety, Berridale, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bombala, Charlotte Pass and riders are to be at the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4pm on the Saturday.

The first Snowy Ride was launched in 2001 as a request from Steven Walter, a young man who lost his fight against cancer. Steve loved motorcycle riding and asked that a charity motorcycle ride be organised to raise funds for cancer research and cancer care.

Australian National Busking Championships
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is now in its eighth year.

The event is now held in several towns around Australia, including Stanthorpe, Narooma, Ballarat and Gundagai and Albany coming on board this year.

The finals are then held in the picturesque town of Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains in Southern NSW.

The ANBC is a different sort of music festival for Australia.

The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the Buskers who perform bring a huge variety of music to the event.

Pre-registered Buskers are assigned special locations (Busking Hot Spots) at various times around the Central Business District of Cooma.

Judges roaming throughout the day select a number of Buskers to perform at the finals concert held in Centennial Park later that afternoon.

Battle rounds are held and the judges and audience make their final decision on the winners.

Tumut Derby Day
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest Race Clubs in NSW having commenced racing in the 1850′s. Derby Day is an opportunity to discover the picturesque Tumut Turf Club, and experience the fun of a country race meet. Enjoy the live entertainment, and relax in the beautiful late Spring weather.

Riverside Coffee and Juice Bar has excellent local food and coffee, and barbecue and bar facilities are available on course.

Marquee packages are available, so contact the club for bookings.

Country and metropolitan bookmakers will operate on the day with full TAB facilities.

Please note there are no ATM or Eftpos facilities available.
Catherine Britt and the Cold Cold Hearts at Tumut River Brewing Co
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
When you look at modern country music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One Australian artist that can lay claim to all of these strains is Catherine Britt, a songwriter who has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist.

The critical acclaim for Catherine's albums and reputation as a performer has seen Catherine tour and perform with some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Elton John, Don McLean, Kasey Chambers, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Chris Isaak and Keith Urban.

See her performing live at Tumut River Brewing Co with support from the very talented Melody Moko.
Michelago Spring Fair
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
This fun day out is a joint venture between Michelago RFS, Landcare, Michelago Public School, Michelago Memorial Hall and the Michelago Region Community Association.

The day includes country fair stalls, plenty of good food, live music and activities for the children.

Stall holders are asked to book their stalls before the end of September.

Previously called the Michelago May Fair, the month has been changed as well as the name.

Come on out to Michelago and enjoy wonderful country hospitality.

Bombala Bike Show
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
If you are a bike enthusiast then mark the date on your calendar as the Bombala Bike Show is the event not to be missed!

As always, the Show'n'Shine competition offers the chance for you to show off your beloved toy and maybe win one of the spectacular trophies and some cash prize money.

The burnout competition will be happening, along with live entertainment, kids entertainment, and rides along with plenty of food and trade stalls on site.

Camping is available at the Showground for no cost, however it is expected that campers will purchase an entry ticket to the show.

Gates open to the public at 4pm Friday 17th, show closes Saturday 18th at midnight.
Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the skills of owner and dog as they work amongst the sheep.
Bring your chairs, picnic and enjoy the free entertainment.
The Rat Bags - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin (Cooma)
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Direct from the bar 'The Rat Bags' will be performing their classy tribute to swing Kings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin at the Cooma Ex Services Club on November 17.

For the lovers of fine music let the Rat Bags take you on a journey back to the Golden Era of Swing when the Rat Pack ruled Vegas.

Australia's “Old Blue Eyes” Tony Haley teams up with cool crooner Andrew Leonard to pay tribute to Swing Kings Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in a classy, funny, interactive and extremely entertaining show.

Get ready to hear timeless classics like New York New York, Thats Amore, Come fly with me, Sway, My Way, Everybody loves somebody, Beyond the sea, That's life, Aint that a kick in the head , Love and Marriage, Little ole wine drinker me and so many more gems in this 2.5 hour show.

Dancing is welcomed and tickets are limited. They can be purchased directly from the club or online (e-ticket).

L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
L’Étape Australia by Le Tour de France is a unique road cycle event that provides an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible for an amateur to get.

Staged in the Australian NSW Snowy Mountains on 170 kilometres of fully closed roads and run under professional Tour de France Race conditions, the route includes two challenging King of the Mountain sections.

Australian cyclist Amanda Spratt and Mathew Hayman will ride L’Étape Australia – providing one clinic on Friday and then riding from the back of the pack to the front on the Saturday.
Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival 2018 celebrates six years as Australia’s biggest gravity inspired MTB festival, and once again will set the standard with an array of unrivalled events and nonstop entertainment. Cannonball will again see amateurs; rising stars and the world’s best descend on Thredbo for five days of gravity fuelled action and the chance to take home their share of a whopping AUD70,000 in cash and prizes, making it the biggest prize purse ever seen at an Australian gravity inspired event.

Five mega events will attract different level of riders from not only the nation but from around the world, so don’t be surprised if you see your favourite pro rider in the lift line.

The line-up of show stopping events includes the RockShox Pump Track Challenge on Thredbo’s Village Green, the SRAM Whip Wars Big Air held on a purpose built kicker, the Maxxis All Mountain Assault, the leg burning Canyon Flow Motion Cup and the rough wearelusty Australian Open Downhill!

Cooma Sundowners Cup
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
Head to the Ti Tree Racecourse for the biggest race day in Cooma.

Held annually, early in December, with the main race being the Sundowners Cup - named in honour of the movie The Sundowners which was filmed in and around Cooma, Adaminaby and Nimmitabel in 1959.

One thousand locals were extras at the Ti Tree Racecourse when the race scene was filmed for the movie.

Come and experience a great day out at the races.

2018 will be the 26th year of the Sundowners Cup - come to the social event of the year!

A Taste Of Irish Christmas Cooma
Date Tue 11th Dec 2018
‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under. The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Tarantino Ball at Tumut River Brewing Co
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
The Tarantinos are coming back and they're bringing Goddess of Burlesque Ferri Maya with them! After the success of last years show, this years event is going to be even bigger and better!

Drink specials at the TRBC bar including their West Coast IPA "Bad Mofo" which was created for last years event.

Prizes for best costume - dress as your favourite Tinos film character to be in the running.

Tarantino mini movie marathon kicking off at 4.30pm.

Two rocking sets of hard hitting, high energy surf, blues, country, soul, rock and spaghetti western tunes from Tarantino films that have inspired The Tarantinos for many years.

Ferri Maya recreating the famous Dusk Till Dawn dance Scene originally performed by Salma Hayek.

Themed food specials -more details on this to follow.

This is an 18+ event and pre-sale tickets will be available this week to Tumut River Brew Crew members before being released to the general public.

Tumut Boxing Day Races
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
Tumut Turf Club shows its colours at the annual Boxing Day Races, the biggest race meet for the year.

Come down and discover the picturesque Tumut Turf Club. Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest Race Clubs in NSW having commenced racing in the 1850′s.

Along with the races come, enjoy live entertainment.

Food is available through the kiosk and barbecue and bar facilities are available on course. Marquee packages available.

Country and metropolitan bookmakers will operate on the day with full TAB facilities.

Please note there are no ATM or Eftpos facilities available.

Jindabyne's Man From Snowy River Rodeo
Date Thu 27th Dec 2018
The annual Man From Snowy River Rodeo event has been running since 1943, originally in Old Jindabyne and now at John Connors Oval, Park Road, Jindabyne Sports Ground.

The 2018 Rodeo will be bigger and better than ever with it being the 75th Anniversary of this great local event.

Action includes Open and Novice Bulls, Saddle Bronc, Bareback Horses, Poley Buck Jump, Ladies Barrel Race, Junior Steer ride and Junior Barrel Races. There is also a Ladies Steer Ride for 18 years and over competitors - helmets and vests are required.

Gates open from 11am with the action to commence at 12pm.

It's always a great day out for the family with side shows, food stalls, barbecue and bar facilities available.

To all those who attended the 2017 event a very big Thank You from the Committee for making the day a wonderful success. They invite you to attend again in 2018, bring your friends and make it another fantastic day and ensure the continuation of is long running Snowy Mountains event.

No alcohol will be allowed through the gates and no dogs permitted.
New Year's Eve: Thredbo
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The famous Thredbo New Year’s Party is a great way to welcome the new year. Thredbo will be the place to be with a big street party and entertainment for all ages. The kids will warm up the Village Square from 5pm with an early street party, the music will be pumping, the glow sticks will be out and the mischievous clown will be tricking it up. Then from 9pm Hard Cover Music will get the party started!
Tumbarumba Rodeo
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
Tumbarumba Rodeo is held every year on New Year's Day.

This is a full APRA Championship Rodeo with a host of fun-filled events including local barrel race, poddy ride, bucking ponies, stallion chute out, poly saddle ride, Aussie Rules versus Rugby League steer ride challenge, saddle bronc and bareback, and bull ride featuring the big ScreenBull cam, chute cam and instant replays.

There are full bar facilities and evening entertainment.
Tumut Cycle Classic
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Experience the natural beauty and serenity of Tumut tucked away in the picturesque Snowy Mountains and help us raise much needed funds for Tumut Hospital.
Thredbo Blues Festival
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Thredbo Blues Festival is back with another amazing program of exceptional Australian and International blues players getting up close and personal in a music festival like no other. With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo sets the stage for an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love.
Numeralla Folk Festival
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Numeralla Folk Festival is held over three days and takes in Australia Day.

2019 is the forty-fifth year of the Numeralla Folk Festival.

The Festival is the last traditional 'free' folk festival left in Australia, there are no tickets, all entertainment and camping are free. Join a long weekend of music, poetry, dance, markets, dips in the river, yarns around the campfire and convivial conversation.

Highlights of the festival include bush dances, a fun kid's program, dance and music workshops and the blackboard concert. Markets will be held on Sunday where local produce is showcased.

Everyone is welcome to head along to the festival and enjoy a great weekend soaking up the traditional folk festival atmosphere.

Cooma Australia Day Celebrations
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Head to Centennial Park in Cooma and celebrate Australia Day with a great day of music, exhibitions and displays of what's great in the region. Food will also be available.

The official ceremony will commence at 12pm at the band shell in the Park. Come and join in the fun.
Michelago Pony Club Gymkhana and Sporting Spectacular
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019

See the best young riders from the region compete at the Michelago Pony Club's Double Chance Sporting Gymkhana. There are several fun and exciting sporting events with riders having two attempts at each sporting event, with only the rider's best time counted.

The winner of the flag spectacular will be awarded the Man from Snowy River Medallion.

This is the ultimate sporting weekend, and a great opportunity to see the upcoming equestrian talent.
Nimmitabel Show
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019

The Nimmitabel Show is a great country rural show with a variety of horse, sheep and dog events along with the produce competition, cooking competition, and the Art and Craft Exhibition.

The Beaut Ute competition will also be held. Plenty of fun for all the family with novelty events, poddy calf rides and Karaoke during the afternoon.
Snowies MTB Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The iconic Snowy Mountains will once again play host to the ultimate mountain bike experience where riders will be challenged with five stages across three days in rugged mountain terrain. Starting at an altitude of 1260 metre, riders will be tested with over 100 kilometre of rugged mountain terrain, technical single track, a mammoth ascent, and some awe inspiring downhills, making this one of Australia’s most iconic mountain bike stage races.

This event also includes the ‘Thredbo All Mountain Descent’ with a chairlift to the top of Eagles Nest in the shadow of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko followed by six kilometres of epic cross country downhill.

Join them in what is arguably Australia’s most affordable and logistically convenient MTB stage race where you can just relax and focus on the epic riding that only the iconic Snowies can deliver.

Tackle all five stages as a solo; Or share the riding between a team of two or three where one person completes each stage, except for Stage Five; Or choose to do just the 45 kilometre marathon, 30 kilometre or 15 kilometre XC MTB on Sunday in this ‘not to be missed’ Mountain Bike Experience.
Cooma Rodeo
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019

Cooma Rural Australiana Championships Rodeo is an Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) affiliated rodeo. The event takes place in the rodeo arena at the Cooma Showground from 2pm, and will provide great spectator viewing.

Exciting events will include: Open Bronc Ride, Open Bull Ride, Open Bare Back, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping and Ladies Barrel Race.
Bendigo Bank Tumbafest
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
On the last weekend in February of each year since 1997, the township of Tumbarumba plays host to 'Bendigo Bank Tumbafest' - a celebration of music, wine and food.

Truly a celebration of country lifestyle, this two-day Festival is overflowing with country hospitality. Attractions include a jam-packed schedule of Main Stage entertainment, sublime local wines and tastings, food stalls, market stalls, as well as activities and entertainment for children.

The festival program ensures a magical time for Festival-goers. Tumbafest continues to grow each year and has become a fixed event on many local and visitor's calendars.

A showcase for the region, Tumbafest is the culmination of a community's effort to deliver a first class visitor experience.
TreX Cross Triathlon Series - Snowy Mountains
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
In February the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road action.

Located in the heart of Australia’s High Country and starting at an altitude of 1100 metres with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, the course is set to delight and challenge athletes of all levels.

TreX XTri: The XTri is the Australian National Championships.

Home of the 2016 ITU World Champs this course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a standard distance, sprint, junior, dirt kids, duathlon and aquabike courses.

Snowies Ultra Trail Run: This ultimate trail running festival takes in some of the most spectacular running trails in Australia including the 50k Ultra which includes a 530 metre ascent and descent along the spectacular Thredbo Valley.

The 50k Ultra is also accompanied by the Half Marathon, 12 kilometre and 5 kilometre trail runs as well as a free Kids Mud Rats run.

Trex Snowy Mountains Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is home to the 2019 Trex Snowy Mountains Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships.

In February 2019 the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road action. Located in the heart of Australia’s High County, and starting at an altitude of 1100 metres with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, the courses will both delight and challenge athletes of all levels.

TreX XTri: The XTri is the Australian National Championships and World Champs Qualifier. The course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a standard distance, sprint, junior, dirt kids, duathlon and aquabike courses.
Snowies Ultra Trail Run
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Join them for some of the most scenic and challenging trail run courses found anywhere in Australia.

Trail Run Australia Snowy Mountains is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery this ultra trail run is back in 2019 after a sell out at the inaugural 2018 event.

In 2019 the festival is set to add the all new Thredbo Valley Trail from Jindabyne to Lake Crackenback to the course which will delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park.

So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in to the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone including the 50k Ultra, Half Marathon, 12 kilometre, 5 kilometre and Kids Mud Rats.

Dalgety Show
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The Dalgety Show offers animal stalls and pavilions with displays of cattle, sheep and goats, horse jumping and side show alley activities. Come and enjoy a great day out at a country show!

The first show in 1945 was officially held to raise money to build a Memorial Hall to honour soldiers fighting in the war. This show, described by one involved as 'a pretty rough turnout' was followed by several shows that didn't make any money and where no records were kept. However, the fact that the show has been successfully held every year since then is a tribute to the ingenuity and determination of the small community.

A quilt exhibition is also held in conjunction with the Show and is held in the Memorial Hall.
Cooma Show
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Welcome to the Snowy Hydro Cooma Show. This year, as usual, there will be great events to entertain the whole family.

In the main arena show jumping, horse ring events, yard dog trials, tree felling, woodchop, tug of war will be held, and there will also be a variety of performers on hand to keep you entertained; and of course the Animal and Produce Pavilions will be open with great displays.
Bombala Show
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
The Bombala Show is a traditional country show that offers a unique experience for people of all ages and showcases the local regions produce and country hospitality.

This wonderful day and night event is jam-packed with attractions including traditional livestock exhibits and art and craft displays. The pavilion is brimming with homemade cakes, preserves, floral displays, paintings and needlework to name but a few.

Other great attractions include the Bombala show girl, yard dog trials, historic engineer and machinery displays and trade exhibits. The ring events are always well contested.
Australian Alpine Ascent Ultra
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Ultra Festival is specifically designed to be one of the world’s most gruelling challenges. The festival includes three trail runs - 12 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 50 kilometres.

You’ll cross through the scenic Kosciuszko National park, with a stunning start and finish at Charlotte Pass Village; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.

This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.
RedAss Downhill State Championships - Thredbo
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Rocky Trail will kick off their downhill state racing series with the ultimate weekend of Gravity Racing at one of THE most popular downhill destinations in NSW - Thredbo!

    Events include a Fox Superflow Enduro State race on Saturday and the RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Championships on Sunday.

    Thredbo is the ideal playground for racers - the downhillers practice all Saturday and will get the chance to sneak in a Rollercoaster race. Racing will be on Sunday on the challenging and steep Thredbo downhill track.

    Both tracks will be marked and open for practice on the Friday; Thredbo MTB will offer discounted lift tickets for all racers on that day. Rocky Trail event entries will include lift tickets for the weekend; combo-entries for both events will be offered.
Rocky Trail Gravity Racing Weekend Thredbo
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Rocky Trail brings you a whole weekend of Gravity Racing at the most popular downhill destination in NSW - Thredbo!

    Events include a Fox Superflow endur event on Saturday and a RedAss Downhill State Round on Sunday. Thredbo is the ideal playground for racers - the downhillers practice all Saturday and get the chance to sneak in a Superflow enduro race. Racing on Sunday will be on the challenging and steep Thredbo downhill track.

    For the gravity enduro racers it's all about exploring the Flow Trail at Thredbo - it's riding with your mates and adding a bit of competition. The race track will require some fitness and technical skills, and a give you a sense of adventure - equally exciting for all types of mountain bikers including cross country riders, weekend trail riders, and downhillers alike.
Adaminaby Easter Fair
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Held every Easter Saturday, the Adaminaby Easter Fair is a day for the whole family

Highlights include market and food stalls, Easter Bunny and Easter Bonnet Parade, dog high jump, tug-of-war, cooee, pie eating, and the family favourite Wacky Quacky Duck Race with AUD700 in prize money on offer.

There will be competitions and something for everyone happening on the Main Street in Adaminaby.
Tumut Rodeo
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Bucking bulls and award-winning saddle broncs with be on show as well as tagged bareback broncs and barrel racing and a whole lot more.

    All the action will be replayed on the big screen.

    Gates open at 8am with the action starting at 2pm so come along and check out what's happening at the rodeo! You'll be glad you did.

Festival of the Falling Leaf
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Autumn in Tumut offers one of the most spectacular display of seasonal colours to be found anywhere in New South Wales.

In 1954 the local headmaster, Alf Wood, introduced the idea of a festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn and the falling leaves which characterised the town’s many parks and gardens.

Alf enlisted the support of the Rotary Club of Tumut and The Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf was born.

The initial aim of the festival was to foster an appreciation of nature’s colours to both the local community and visitors through a series of events over a period of ten days.

Over the years the Festival of the Falling Leaf, like the season it represents, has seen many changes, but, has continued to flourish and grow into a fabulous annual event attracting thousand of visitors far and wide.

In 2018 the Festival will celebrate its sixty-fourth anniversary. A remarkable effort for a community based festival. The event is well supported by the Tumut Shire, the local business community and the Shire residents.

John Briscoe Art Award Exhibition
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
The John Briscoe Memorial Art Prize is the Monaro's most prestigious art award and is sponsored by the Briscoe family in memory of their father, a prominent Monaro artist.

There are a variety of categories recognising the artistic talent in the Cooma Monaro and Snowy River Region. These include water colours, oils and more. Awards are given in the category sections, overall best entry and viewer's choice.

Artists are invited to submit work to be judged for generous prizes.

In 2018 the exhibition is expected to open on Saturday, May 5.

The Gallery will be open Wednesday to Sunday 9.30pm to 4.30pm.

Perisher Peak Festival
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Tue 11th Jun 2019
It's their 10th anniversary! Celebrate the opening weekend of the snow season at the Perisher Peak Festival which will feature over 120 concerts across several venues in the unique environment of the Perisher snowfields!

Weekend festival pass and accommodation packages offer great value, especially when combined with a Perisher Lift pass, at prices only available to Festival goers.

See details at the Peak Festival website.

Peak Festival begins on Friday evening and continues at pace over Saturday and Sunday, finishing with a not-to-be-missed finale concert on Monday afternoon.

NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
The Interschools Snowsports Championships encourages students of all abilities and levels to compete for their school in a competitive snowsports competition.

Students can compete in up to seven snow sports disciplines for skiers and snowboarders. It focuses on fun in skiing and snowboarding at the regional Championships; all set in a framework of friendly competition.

As the competition steps up to the State and National levels, the level of competition and the difficulty of the courses also steps up; but always with a sense of fair and enjoyable competition.

The Interschools Championships is a starting block for further snow sports competition and has seen 20 Olympians start their career at Interschools competitions. During the Northern winter, everyone enjoys hearing results from former and current Interschools participants who are representing Australia overseas.

Cross Country Ski Week
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
Cross Country Ski Week is a week for all XC enthusiasts whether you're a beginner or a seasoned racer. Be part of a week long celebration of this great activity. Plenty for all whether you are into testing yourself via a race, improving your skiing or simply having fun in the snow.

Between 14 to 16 events in all, over a nine day period. Mystery Coffee Tours, Laser Biathlon, Ski Orienteering, social events and other fun events organised.

XC Ski Week is a great opportunity to improve your skills in a fun, supportive and unique environment while learning more about Cross Country.

Get a full run down on all the details on the web site.
Dalgety Team Penning
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019 to Sun 22nd Sep 2019
The Dalgety Team Penning horse riding event is run by the Dalgety Show Society on the Saturday and is an event the whole family can enjoy.

The Team Penning event involves a team of four riders, three of which must cut three head of cattle with the same colour neck collar from the herd of 21 cattle in a yard.

The Snowy River Shears shearing competition will also be held on the Saturday.

Barbecue and bar facilities will also be operating.

The Snowy River Saddle Up Sunday will be held the next day. There will be 'horsey' fun for the whole family to enjoy. Entries can be made on the day.

Lanterns on the Lagoon
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park is a Spring Festival celebrating community, environment and culture.

    Lanterns on the Lagoon features a sculpture competition, the sculptures being created from recycled and natural materials. The sculptures are displayed in Pioneer Park by the Tumut River, and the magnificent trees and beautiful lagoon provide a serene backdrop for the works of art. During the evening the sculptures are enhanced by solar lighting giving them another dimension.

    Lanterns are released onto the lagoon just prior to dusk, and become a spectacular display of light and reflection.

    Children's activities and inspiring musical performances enhance the evening all at no cost to the public, and a variety of gourmet food and drink stalls are available.