28 January 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (28 January - 3 February)

| James Coleman
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Photo: South Coast Weddings.

The big top has rolled into Batemans Bay this week, so expect the antics, music and animals that make up Hudsons Circus.

Also on the South Coast, a ‘wedding trail’ gives prospective partners the chance to pick and choose from all the best vendors of the region to truly make it a day to remember, not just one to look back on and wish the cake didn’t have bits of fruit in it.

On the weekend, Goulburn will be the scene for a table tennis tournament at the dedicated John Lees Table Tennis Centre and the first historic motorsport event at Wakefield Park Raceway.

Jockeys will also compete for the Bega Cup over the course of a two-day carnival in the town of the cheese, while one of Australia’s most successful tenors Mark Vincent is taking his new show to Wagga.

Fresh food markets will be on in Moruya and Wagga.

All week

Hudsons Circus

Photo: Hudsons Circus.

Hudsons Circus

When: Friday 28 January to Sunday 6 February
Where: Mackay Park, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay
Cost: $15 to $60 – book online.

Hudsons Circus comes to Batemans Bay with a two-hour traditional-style circus with a modern twist. It will feature edge-of-your-seat daredevils, hilarious clowns, aerial acrobatics and beautiful animal acts in a fast-paced show for the whole family.

All weekend


Photo: South Coast Weddings.

South Coast Wedding Fair and Wedding Trail

When: Saturday 29 January to Sunday 30 January
Where: 880 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree School of Arts, Nowra
Cost: Free entry; phone 0418 640 067 or email [email protected] for more information.

On Saturday and Sunday, embark on a wedding trail and view some of the most amazing wedding venues the beautiful South Coast of NSW has to offer. On the Sunday you will then have the opportunity to meet some of the finest south coast wedding vendors at Pyree School of Arts, near Nowra NSW.

Visit the website for more information and subscribe to stay up-to-date with event details and go in the draw to win prizes.

horse racing

Photo: Moruya Jockey Club.

Bega Cup Carnival

When: Saturday 29 January to Sunday January 30
Where: Sapphire Coast Turf Club, 1695 Sapphire Coast Drive, Wallagoot, NSW.
Cost: Adults $15, Pensioners $10, Under-18 Free. Phone (02) 6494 1899 or email [email protected].

This weekend is marked by the Bega Cheese Bega Cup horse race, with more than $500,000 in prize money over the two days.

Aside from two days of outstanding horse racing action, Sapphire Coast Turf Club’s Bega Cup Carnival is a great reason for racegoers to visit the region and enjoy both the racing and other coastal attractions.

table tennis

Teams from associations all over southern NSW and ACT will compete over the weekend of table tennis. Photo: VisitNSW.

Southern Country Teams Championships (SCTC) Table Tennis Tournament

When: Saturday 29 January to Sunday 30 January
Where: John Lees Table Tennis Centre, Sports Way, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry; phone 0408 467 862 or email [email protected] for more information.

Table Tennis Goulburn is thrilled to announce that the postponed 2021 Southern Country Teams Championship (SCTC) is back. Teams from associations all over Southern NSW and ACT compete over the two-day weekend in a round-robin, multi-divisional tournament with semi-finals and finals being played late on Sunday afternoon.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch some exciting table tennis matches.



HSRCA New Year Historics 2022. Photo: Wakefield Park Raceway.

HSRCA Australia Day Long Weekend Historics

When: Saturday, 29 January
Where: Wakefield Park Raceway, 4770 Braidwood Road, Tirrannaville NSW
Cost: Tickets available at the gates.

Enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the historic racing community and get up close and personal to the cars, the stars and the racing action in a way that’s unparalleled by other motorsport events.

This will be the first historic racing event in Australia – and perhaps the world – for 2022 and we hope a suitable warm-up for an uninterrupted year of catching up on our racing miles.


Voodoo Fest brings beer and burlesque together. Photo: Tumut Brewing Co.

Voodoo Fest – Wanted and Wild Burlesque

When: Saturday 29 January 6:30 pm
Where: Tumut River Brewing Co.
Cost: $48 – book online; 18-plus only.

An evening festival of beer, cabaret and burlesque!

The brewery will be transformed into a performance space headlined by a selection of some of Australia’s best burlesque and cabaret performers from Sydney’s Wanted and Wild Show including Porcelain Alice, Diesel Darling, Kelly Ann Doll and other performers bringing a range of different performance talents.

Mark Vincent

Mark Vincent brings his new show to Wagga this Saturday. Photo: VisitNSW.

Mark Vincent The Impossible Dream

When: Saturday 29 January, 8 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way, Wagga Wagga
Cost: $69.90 adults – book online.

Australia’s most successful tenor Mark Vincent will be taking his new show The Impossible Dream to Wagga.

Fans can expect an intimate performance with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of classical music songs and arias made popular by the great artists including Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza.



SAGE Farmers Market Moruya is held every Tuesday at Riverside Park. Photo: SAGE.

SAGE Farmers Market Moruya

When: Tuesday 25 January, 3 pm
Where: Moruya Riverside Park
Cost: Free entry.

Held every Tuesday afternoon at Moruya Riverside Park, the SAGE Farmers Market was born out of a community demand for quality local food. They are proud to be able to provide a marketplace for consumers to access locally grown or harvested food directly from the producers, under safe and controlled conditions.



Riverina Producers Market. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers Market

When: Thursday 13 January from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
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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