16 April 2021

Nine things to do in the region this week (16-22 April)

| Lottie Twyford
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Market stalls at Bungendore Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Harvest Festival’s annual celebration of local produce runs from 16-18 April. Photo: Supplied.

No matter what you’re into or where you’re situated, it’s set to be a big week in the Southern NSW region.

There’s the mini Bungendore Harvest Festival which will celebrate the region’s local produce all weekend from 16-18 April. Not too far away, the Palerang Food & Wine Festival is running in Queanbeyan on 17 April.

Car lovers will be satisfied as the Yass Valley Cruisers Car Club is holding its first swap meet for more than a year on Sunday, 18 April.

Also in Yass, the local community market is running on 17 April.

For people aged 12 to 25 in Goulburn, they can try their hands (and feet) at Goulburn’s Great Race on Friday, 16 April, with plenty of great prizes up for grabs.

Get the whole family involved with a Spring into Scavenge clean-up and exchange event at Lake Jindabyne.

Music and poetry lovers will enjoy the Festival of Small Halls as it rolls into Goulburn. The Luminescence Chamber Singers are also in town to perform.

Moruya will also be hosting a Bad Poetry Night in celebration of World Poetry Day on Thursday, 22 April.

All weekend

Bungendore Harvest Festival (Mini)

When: Friday 16 April, 2021, to Sunday 18 April, 2021 at various times
Where: Various locations in Bungendore
Cost: Varies – see program for more details.

The Bungendore Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of the integrity and freshness of the region’s local produce, cold-climate food and drinks. It explores and promotes how produce is grown in this region, where it is grown, where consumers may access it, how to prepare it, use it, eat it and drink it.

See the full program and list of participating venues here.

Market stall

Come along and experience Flourish in Pambula. Photo: Flourish.

Flourish Pambula

When: Friday 16 April, 2021, to Sunday 18 April, 2021 at various times
Where: Various locations in Pambula
Cost: Free.

Pambula Village will be buzzing on Saturday, 17 April with Flourish Quarterly Market and the Ephemeral Festival both being held on the same day! Flourish will take place on the grounds of Covington’s (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) and the Ephemeral Festival will be at Panboola (9:00 am to 2:00 pm).

The Flourish philosophy is to re-establish a small niche village farmer’s market to support local makers and creators. Locals and tourists alike can relax and catch up with friends while soaking up the atmosphere and energy on the day and purchase locally handmade and hand grown produce.

See their Facebook page for more details.


Goulburn's Great Race banner

Goulburn’s Great Race is fun for ages 12 to 25. Image: Supplied.

Goulburn’s Great Race

When: Friday, 16 April, 2021, at 10:00 am – race starts at 1:00 pm
Where: PCYC Goulburn
Cost: Free.

A full day of events is planned for Friday, 16 April to kick off Youth Week, and it culminates in Goulburn’s Great Race. The event will begin at 10:00 am, with free inflatable activities, presentations and displays, including a setup from Royal Military College Duntroon, and the PCYC sport trailer and free barbecue.

Registrations will be taken throughout the morning for Goulburn’s Great Race, which commences at 1:00 pm. Beginning at PCYC Goulburn, teams of two will race around the CBD on foot and complete challenges and tasks.

Ages 12 to 25 are invited to participate, and pre-registration can be completed by emailing [email protected].

Callum White performing onstage with mandolin

See Hume Conservatorium scholar Callum White perform at the Festival of Small Halls on 17 April. Photo: Supplied.

Festival of Small Halls

When: Friday, 16 April, 2021 – gates open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start
Where: St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn
Cost: $12 to $15, available online.

The Festival of Small Halls will roll into Goulburn on Friday, 16 April.

The show will open with local musician and Hume Conservatorium scholarship holder Callum White. The tour will be headlined by Byron Bay’s ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu and Victorian two-piece indie pop-rock band This Way North.

Tickets are available online.


Market stalls at Yass Community Market

Yass Community Market is back on again on Saturday, 17 April. Photo: Supplied.

Yass Community Market

When: Saturday, 17 April, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Yass Memorial Hall
Cost: Free.

The Yass Community Market is held on the first and third Saturday of the month at Yass Memorial Hall. Stalls include fresh vegetables, bread, eggs, cakes, jams, wine, plants, craft, oils and much more.

If you want to be involved, email [email protected] and leave your contact details.

Jindabyne Spring into Scavenge

When: Saturday, 17 April, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Banjo Paterson Park, 33 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
Cost: Free – register online.

In partnership with Mosman Council, NSW Government and The Festival of Place – Summer Fund, the Spring into Scavenge is hitting Jindabyne.

At the event, you’ll be able to clean up your local area, sort and catalogue your litter and then exchange it for pre-loved clothes, books, toys and more that have been donated by the local community.

You will need to register online for an hour’s block.


Sign reading 'Swap Meet'

The Yass Swap Meet will be the first time the event is held in more than a year. Photo: Supplied.

Yass Swap Meet

When: Sunday, 18 April, 2021 from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Yass Showgrounds, 27 Grand Junction Road, Yass
Cost: $5 entry, and $15 for vendors.

The Yass Valley Cruisers Car Club is holding its first swap meet in more than a year.

They club says vendors are welcome to arrive on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 pm onwards as The Yass Show Society has generously waived camping fees for vendors on Saturday night (17 April). The Yass Show Society will also have the barbecue fired up on Saturday evening.

For more information, contact Ray on 0409 931 229, or Dave on 0407 915 739, or visit the Yass Swap Meet Facebook page.


Banner for Luminescence Chamber Singers event

The Little Match Girl Passion will be performed by Luminescence Chamber Singers. Photo: Supplied.

Luminescence Chamber Singers performs The Little Match Girl Passion

When: Wednesday, 21 April, 2021, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Hume Conservatorium, 160 Bourke Street, Goulburn
Cost: From $32.74 to $55.95 – tickets available online.

The Hume Conservatorium presents Luminescence Chamber Singers, a professional vocal consort based in Canberra, performing David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion.

There is music by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Pierre de la Rue and Carlo Gesualdo.


Person writing in notebook

Come along for a nighty of bad poetry at Moruya Library on 22 April. Photo: File.

Bad Poetry Night

When: Thursday, 22 April, 2021, from 5:30 pm
Where: Moruya Library, Vulcan Street, Moruya
Cost: Free – register online.

Bring your friends to this night of pressure-free creative fun to belatedly celebrate World Poetry Day, which was on 21 March.

Write a poem in the style of your choice about a randomly selected topic and share it with the rest of the group for a chance to win a truly terrible prize.

The goal of the evening is to write ‘bad’ poetry and everyone is welcome.

More information is available here.

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