11 February 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (12-17 February)

| James Coleman
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Dragon boat on Lake Jindabyne

Dragon boating. Photo: Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons.

One of the oldest agricultural events on the calendar returns this week. The annual Crookwell Show will have brought produce stalls and good old-fashioned woodchopping competitions to Crookwell 143 times after this weekend.

Wannabe skaters can learn all the tricks for nothing in Bombala, while the Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons are offering the public a chance to come along and find out what dragon boating is.

The ABBA hit, Mamma Mia! will be brought to life as a musical performance in Wagga, while ‘Mark’ is showing off his non-existent dancing skills so he can raise funds for cancer treatments in Moruya.

There’ll also be the usual crop of regular markets in the Riverina, Cooma and Binalong offering fresh produce from across the region.

All weekend

Fresh produce on display.

Fresh produce on display. Photo: Crookwell Show.

Crookwell Show

When: Saturday 12 February to Sunday 13 February 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Showground Lane, Goulburn Street and East Street, Crookwell
Cost: Free entry; buy tickets to competitions online.

Now in its 143rd year, the Crookwell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in regional NSW. Organised and presented by the Crookwell Agricultural, Pastoral and Horticultural Society, it will feature the region’s finest agricultural and horticultural produce, with no shortage of competitions either.


Image: Snowy Monaro Youth Skate Park Series.

Snowy Monaro Skate Park Series

When: Saturday 12 February 8 to 10 am
Where: Bombala Skate Park, 45 Wellington Street, Bombala
Cost: Free; get tickets online.

Whether you skate, scoot or BMX, there’s something for everyone at the Snowy Monaro Skate Park Series. This competition is open for all styles and levels and includes free coaching from pros between 8 and 10 am, music, and prizes and giveaways from Vans, Skullcandy and more.

Snow dragons flyer.

Photo: Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons.

Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons – Social Saturday

When: Saturday 12 February from 8:15 am
Where: Jindabyne Sailing Club, Jindabyne
Cost: Free.

Dragon boating is a unique sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels and can be done for recreation or competition. Whether you want to paddle once a month or three times a week, here is your chance to try social paddling.

Mark Can't Dance flyer

Photo: Mark Can’t Dance.

‘Mark Can’t Dance’, A Fundraiser for Cancer

When: Saturday 12 February from 6 pm
Where: Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel, 1-5 Princes Hwy, Moruya
Cost: $30; buy tickets online.

A fun community night out with four great local bands and an opening young soloist. As part of fundraising efforts for Eurobodalla Stars (Dance for Cancer), all proceeds from ticket sales go towards ‘Fundraising for Cancer’ along with supporting local bands who have had a tough time over the past two years getting gigs.

A great night of auctions, raffles, games, and competitions along with great music, cocktails, good company and great food by the river.

Mamma Mia

Photo: Mamma Mia!

Bidgee Theatre Productions Presents Mamma Mia! The Musical

When: Saturday 12 February from 6 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga
Cost: $63; buy tickets online.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her biological father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia!


Man holding box of produce.

Photo: VisitNSW.

Cooma Monaro Railway Fresh Produce Markets

When: Sunday 12 December from 9 am
Where: Cooma Railway Station, Short Street, Cooma
Cost: Free.

The Cooma Monaro Railway Fresh Produce Markets run monthly at Cooma Monaro Railway Station. Head along to enjoy a lovely morning on the historic railway and enjoy fresh fare from local producers. As a bonus, the recently restored station master’s office and signal box are open for viewing.

Binalong Community Markets

Binalong Community Markets are on every second Sunday of the month. Photo: Visit Yass Valley.

Binalong Community Markets

When: Sunday 13 February 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Café on Queen, 13 Queen Street, Binalong
Cost: Free entry; for more information, visit here.

Binalong is a beautiful town and its community markets are held every second Sunday of the month. It is located at Cafe on Queen with great stalls and something for everyone.


Festival of Small Halls

Photo: Festival of Small Halls.

Festival of Small Halls

When: Wednesday 16 February from 6:30 pm
Where: St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn
Cost: $15; buy tickets online.

Festival of Small Halls returns to Goulburn on Wednesday 16 February 2022 with Karen Lee Andrews and Juzzie Smith performing. Opening the show will be local act Cathy Diver. There will be a coffee van at the Hall with light snacks.


Fresh produce and wine.

Riverina Producers Market. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers Market

When: 1 to 6:30 pm, Thursday 10 February
Where: Wagga Wagga Showground, Bourke Street
Cost: Free.

The Riverina Producers Market is run by producers to connect with people who love good food. A variety of stalls sell fresh and prepared foods, food-related products and complementary homewares.

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