14 October 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (14 - 20 October)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Catch World Champion whip cracker Nathan “Whippy” Griggs on the oval at the Murrumbateman Field Days festival. Photo: Murrumbateman Field Days.

From festivals to fashion shows, theatrical ensembles to markets, car shows, wine tasting events, dinner dances and more – we’ve compiled our picks of the region’s calendar highlights for the week.

To name a few, the Murrumbateman Field Days is back, for the motorheads Wagga Wagga has its classic car show and Tathra’s second ever Eternity Music Festival is set to go off.

Come hail or shine, there’s something to tempt you out bush this week.

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Murrumbateman Field Days are on this October. Photo: Yass Valley.

Murrumbateman Field Days

When: Saturday 15 October, 8 am – 5 pm, Sunday 16 October, 8 am – 4 pm
Where: Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds, 19 East Street, Murrumbateman, NSW
Cost: From $12, book here.

The Yass Valley’s premiere agricultural event is back this spring. Grab your friends and family for a fun day out just 30 minutes from Canberra. Expect live entertainment, lifestyle and home improvement exhibits, local produce and wine tastings. There will also be great shopping, featuring local and regional products and a children’s farmyard, pony rides, face painting and amusement rides such as the cha cha, dodgem cars and a giant slide.

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Reset the week with a bit of mindfulness at South Broulee Beach. Photo: The Enlighten Co, Facebook.

Soulful Connections

When: Sunday 16 October, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: South Broulee Beach
Cost: Free entry.

If you’re looking to create a deeper connection within yourself, join other like-minded women who want to support, uplift and grow with each other in a unique three-hour mindfulness session down the coast. Renee Eagan will help participants set goals and intentions for the coming year. Bring your journal, pen, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat and swimmers if you want a dip after the event.

Models legs walking on a runway as an audience watches

Indulge your passion for fashion on the Sapphire Coast. Photo: Image Source, iStock.

A Spring Fashion Show

When: Saturday 15 October, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Sapphire Coast Anglican College Theatre, 2 Max Slater Dr, Bega
Cost: From $5, book here.

The Disability Trust and the Sapphire Coast Anglican College invite you to a celebration of diversity, inclusion, fashion and fun. Featuring models from the Sapphire Coast Anglican College and the Disability Trust and fantastic fashion from the Bega Valley’s premier eco fashion outlets, A Spring Fashion Show is set to prove that inclusion will never go out of style.

Flyer for music of the night show

A night celebrating the best in musical theatre at Queanbeyan’s Bicentennial Hall. Photo: The Q.

Music of the Night

When: Saturday 15 October, 2 pm
Where: Bicentennial Hall, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: From $39.50, book here.

A journey of musical theatre classics that have captivated the imagination of audiences worldwide over many generations, Music of the Night is not to be missed. Expect stunning musical performances from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, Chess, Sound of Music, Rogers and Hammerstein, West Side story, Carousel and Boy From Oz. Australia’s own internationally acclaimed multi award winning instrumentalist and vocalist Joey Fimmano will be joined by internationally renowned vocalist Dexter Villahermosa, star of the West End and Australian productions of Miss Saigon and Jesus Christ Superstar and Australia’s leading Soprano Jessica Di Bartolo.

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The Batemans Bay Sunday Market is held every first and third Sunday of the month. Photo: Supplied.

Batemans Bay Sunday Market

When: Sunday 16 October, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Corrigan’s Beach Reserve, 290-274 Beach Rd, Batehaven
Cost: Free entry.

This market held on the first and third Sunday of each month is the perfect place for a leisurely Funday wander. Facilitated by Marine Rescue Batemans Bay and Rotary Batemans Bay, the market is home to more than 60 stalls selling food, collectables, clothing, plants, gifts, second-hand wares and more. You’ll also get to enjoy live music and great coffee.

Aerial photo of a car show in Wagga

Come and see all the fantastic cars in Wagga Wagga this weekend. Photo: Wagga Classic Car Show “n” Shine Facebook.

Wagga Wagga Classic Car Show and Shine

When: Sunday 16 October, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Equex Centre McDonald Park Car Park, 152 Copland Street, East Wagga Wagga
Cost: From $5, payable upon entry.

Car enthusiasts, get your engines ready – the Wagga Wagga Classic Car Show and Shine is back. Welcoming entrants into the car showcase, this show promises a great four hours for participants and spectators alike. Organised by the Riverina Monaro’s and Holden Car Club, the events welcomes all makes of cars and motorcycles. All proceeds are donated to the Wagga Defence Shed.

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Neil Murray will be part of this year’s line-up. Photo: Tahra’s Eternity Festival, Facebook.

Tathra Eternity Music Festival

When: Sunday 16 October, 11 am – 9 pm
Where: Lawrence Park, 128 Bega St, Tathra
Cost: From $20, book here.

Following the success of Tathra’s inaugural music festival in 2020, the second official Tathra Eternity Music Festival boasts a line-up of nine bands across two stages and on-site food vans and a bar to keep you nourished and refreshed. The line-up features Surg, Humans Being, One Generation, Lucky, Sam Stevenson, Reckless, Triply, The Figmentz and Neil Murray.

Wine, glasses and candles on a table

Relax and unwine this weekend in Binalong. Photo: Yass Valley.

Meet the Winemaker and Wine Tasting

When: Saturday 15 October, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Honeysuckle Cottage, 21 Dickinson Street, Binalong
Cost: $55, book here.

Join winemaker and viticulturist Caleb Wearne for an enlightening and interactive exploration of wines from the Canberra District and Hilltops Regions. The event entails a selection of eight premium local wines for tasting, followed by a discussion hosted by Caleb. His intimate knowledge of these vineyards, paired with his passion for Italian wines, has resulted in the founding of Whitton Farm – which celebrates Italian varieties that grow exceptionally well in our local region.

Flyer for Make a Wish Australia dinner dance

Dress up for a great cause this weekend. Photo: Make a wish Goulburn Volunteer Branch, Facebook.

Make-A-Wish Goulburn Branch 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance

When: Saturday 15 October, 6:30 pm – 11: 30 pm
Where: Goulburn Workers Club, 1 McKell Place, Goulburn
Cost: $65, payable upon entry.

This Saturday, $65 will buy you an evening of glamour, dancing and deliciousness at Goulburn Workers Club – all for a good cause. Dress in your finest and enjoy a three-course meal and live entertainment and hear from two former wish children who will share their stories. There will also be lucky balloons, a live auction and a raffle.

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