2 March 2023

Nine things to do in the region this week (3 - 9 March)

| Dione David
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Two women dressed in traditional cultural garb at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

Queanbeyan becomes a hive of colour, fun and culture at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival. Photo: QPRC.

The regions boast a busy social calendar this week with three shows (Goulburn, Boorowa and Tarago), two festivals (Queanbeyan Multicultural and Cobargo Folk) and the return of the Hilltops’ art and culture trail, Off the Beaten Track.

In between there’s an exhibition launch, a tribute to country music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter and LEGO mania hits Temora.

It’s a busy week ahead, so check out our nine top picks.

Composite of musicians dressed as Johnny Cash and June Carter and delivering a tribute on stage

Don’t miss this high-energy tribute show to the love and music of legends Johnny Cash and June Carter. Image: Get Rhythm.

Get Rhythm – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

When: Friday 3 March, from 7:30 pm
Where: The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
Cost: $40 to $55, book here

Mark and Joanne Caligiuri star in this high-energy tribute show celebrating the love and music of legends Johnny Cash and June Carter. This tour has met rave reviews all around Australia and is your chance to relive the magic of country music’s most famous couple. You’ll hear all the favourites including I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, Long-Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man, A Boy Named Sue and many more!

All weekend

Flyer for Cobargo folk festival 2023

This god old-fashioned family-friendly folkie is volunteer-run, independent and non-commercial. Image: Yuin Folk Club Inc.

Cobargo Folk Festival

When: Friday 3 March to Sunday 5 March, various times, see program here
Where: Cobargo Showground, 77 Avernus St, Cobargo
Cost: From $0 to $180, book here

Boasting a stellar 20223 line-up, this event promises everything one could expect from a folkie out bush. What began 27 years ago as a street festival in the historic main street of Cobargo has grown into a joyful three-day celebration of folk and roots music, song, dance, craft, entertainment and more in the Far South Coast hinterlands. Proudly produced and presented by the Yuin Folk Club Inc since 1996, this family-friendly festival is wholly volunteer-run, independent and non-commercial.

Lego Luke Skywalker

Intricate custom-built LEGO displays, a play table and a LEGO shop – this event is for the whole family. Photo: jpa1999/iStock.


When: Saturday 4 March, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 5 March, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Temora Memorial Town Hall, 127-129 De Boos Street, Temora
Cost: Free, book here

Check out the custom-built LEGO models on display at Temora’s first ever Brick-a-thon, including Star Wars, architecture, cityscapes and more. Play tables will be set up for the kids to get creative and a LEGO shop will also be open for you to purchase kits on the day. Bookings are essential for this event, so avoid disappointment and reserve now.

Flyer for Goulburn Show

The 143rd Goulburn Show is here. Image: Goulburn Show.

Goulburn Show

When: Saturday 4 March, 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 5 March, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Goulburn Recreational Area Showground, 3 Braidwood Rd, Goulburn
Cost: Family (two adults and two children) $30, adults $15, 17 and under and concession $5, preschool free, two-day passes also available, payable upon entry

One of the largest community events in the area, the 143rd Goulburn Show offers a low-cost family fun weekend packed with too many activations to name. These include all sorts of shows for young’uns including Dinkum Dinosaurs, Fizzics Science and reptile awareness. There are rides, displays, demonstrations and competitions galore. Other attractions include an animal nursery, retail and food stalls and a sideshow alley with show bags.

All Week

Detail on a multi-panel screen printed cotton and linen tablecloth by artist Claire Young

Detail on a multi-panel screen printed cotton and linen tablecloth by artist Claire Young. Photo: Rusten House Art Centre Gallery.

Exhibition launch: A feminist at my table

When: Saturday 4 to Saturday 25 March, Wednesdays to Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Rusten House Art Centre Gallery, 87 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
Cost: Free

This installation features the work of Claire Young from a series of screen printed tablecloths made to spark conversations about heroes – or villains – over a meal. Featuring feminists Bandler, Chisholm, Contos, Cowan, D’Aprano, Greer, Goldstein and Summers – inspiring women who achieved great things, despite their flaws or missteps. Feminist chairs produced by local female artists will frame this provocative table.


Boorowa Show 2023

When: Saturday 4 March, 8 am – 5 pm
Where: Boorowa Showground, Ballyryan Rd, Boorowa
Cost: Adult $10, family $20, concession $5, child $0, payable upon entry

Boasting all the time-honoured attractions of a country show, the 133rd Annual Boorowa Show is set to be a spectacular event. Friday 3 March is a judging day only, and gates will not be open to the public. But Saturday is a different story, when families and friends come out in droves for displays, demonstrations and showcases, entertainment and food for all.


Women in traditional cultural garb dancing on stage at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

There will be two busy stages at the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival showcasing dance and performance from diverse cultures. Photo: QPRC.

Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival

When: Sunday 5 March, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Queanbeyan Park, 1 Lowe St, Queanbeyan
Free entry

Filling bellies and hearts for another year, the Queanbeyan Multicultural Festival will feature two stages with a busy schedule of dance acts from around the world. Expect international performers, market stalls, sporting demonstrations, craft activities for the kids and of course, food of diverse and delicious cuisines.

Tarago Show

When: Sunday 5 March, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Tarago Showground, 1894 Braidwood Rd, Tarago
Cost: Family $25 (three adults and all children 16 and under), adult $10, concession $5, payable upon entry

Running since 1956, this community event promotes the importance of agriculture in the district with a fun and engaging line-up of shows, displays, demonstrations and competitions as well as retail, food, diverse entertainment and prizes. Download the program here and plan your day.


Flyer for Off the Beaten Track arts and culture trail in Hilltops region

You’re invited to discover the wealth of creativity in the Hilltops during this fortnight-long arts and culture trail. Image: Off the Beaten Track.

Hilltops Off the Beaten Track

When: Wednesday 8 to Wednesday 22 March, various times, see program
Where: Various locations in Young, Harden, Boorowa and surrounds, see program
Cost: Various, see program

During this fortnight-long autumn trail of artistic and cultural activities, the communities of Young, Harden, Boorowa and some regional villages invite you to discover the wealth of creativity of the Hilltops. Featuring the work of artists and artisans of all descriptions in studios, galleries, exhibitions and permanent installations across the whole region, you should peruse the program and plan your route because there’s much to take in. The program includes concerts, shows, travelling exhibitions, theatre presentations, markets, cinema screenings, music, recreational sports and the launch of the Lambing Flat Writers Competition.

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