3 February 2023

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

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Googfest is back after a five-year hiatus. Photo: Googfest.

Are you stuck for what to do and where to go in the region this week?

We’ve made a list of our favourite picks of what’s on in Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Tilba, Tumut and more for you, your family and your friends to explore.

Whether you want a relaxed weekend listening to live music or are keen to be out and about in the sun enjoying music or foodie festivals, attending a rodeo, enjoying some multicultural eats or attending markets and multicultural events, we have something for you to add to your calendar.

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Thredbo’s Taste of the Snowies Food and Wine Festival is back in 2023. Photo: Thredbo.

Taste of the Snowies Gourmet Market

When: Saturday, 4 February, 12 to 5 pm
Where: Village Green, Thredbo Village
Cost: Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased here.

Thredbo’s Taste of the Snowies Food and Wine Festival is back!

If you’re looking for something to do with your family, look no further than Thredbo Village, where markets and other events will showcase an array of local artisans, winemakers, distillers and brewers.

With live music playing throughout the day, food mini-masterclasses and a large variety of food trucks, cocktail cards, cupcake stands and more, there’s so much to enjoy. Bus services are available too, which saves you the trouble of driving.

During the evening, there will also be a ”Snowies Degustation Dinner” and wine night. To find out more, click here.

band performing

Googong’s music festival Googfest is returning with some first-class talent. Photos: Googfest.


When: Saturday, 4 February, 5 to 9 pm
Where: Rockley Oval, Googong
Cost: Free.

Googong’s favourite free live-music festival is returning in 2023 and you’re invited.

At Rockley Oval, Googfest returns with the iconic Australian outfit Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows. There will also be performances by supporting local acts, including Chloe Kay and The Crusade, Smooth Ops, and The Faumuis.

The Black Sorrows are one of Australia’s most prolific and popular bands, and are best known for their high-energy live shows, musicianship, and roots-soaked blues rock. They have sold more than two million albums and will be taking the stage with a special performance at no cost for all Googonians and people from around the region to enjoy.

Frontman Joe Camilleri is a 74-year-old rock ‘n’ roll superstar who is an ARIA Hall of Famer and has been at the forefront of Australian music for decades. He is well known for writing anthems such as Hit & Run, Shape I’m In, Chained to the Wheel, Harley + Rose and Never Let Me Go.

Come along for a day full of music, fun events, and food and drink vendors showcasing a variety of sweet and savoury treats.

Hobby expo poster

Come and discover a new hobby at Goulburn’s Hobby Expo. Image: Humanitix.

Love Your Weekends – Hobbies Expo

When: Saturday, 4 February, 3 to 5 pm
Where: Goulburn Mulwaree Library, 184/194 Bourke St, Goulburn
Cost: Free.

Are you looking for something new and exciting to keep you busy in your free time?

Goulburn is hosting a Hobbies Expo, which is designed to inspire you to try something new and showcase everything the town has to offer. Many community groups and organisations will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Rodeo action

Saddle up for thrills and spills aplenty at the Goulburn Rodeo. Photo: Goulburn Rodeo Club Inc, Facebook.

Goulburn Rodeo

When: Saturday, 4 February, 9 am to 11 pm
Where: Goulburn Rodeo Grounds, 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: Tickets from $10, and can be purchased on the day.

Goulburn’s annual rodeo is making a comeback this February and everyone’s invited.

As one of the oldest running and most popular rodeos in Australia, it features cowboys and cowgirls who are fit athletes and put on a show you won’t want to miss as they compete and showcase their talents.

Music festival crowd

More than 1000 people are expected to attend Tumut River Tap Days. Photo: Grant Hardwick.

Tumut River Tap Days

When: Saturday, 4 February, 1:30 to 9 pm
Where: Bila Park, Tumut
Cost: Tickets are $49, and can be purchased here.

Grab your camping chairs and pack your picnic rugs as a riverside festival showcasing live music and craft beer is brewing in Bila Park this summer.

Tumut River Tap Days is an all-ages annual event that invites people to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere filled with fare from local breweries, distilleries and wineries, as well as delicious food stalls and various activities to participate in.

Taking place on Saturday, 4 February, on the banks of the Tumut River, the festival will be headlined by The Grogans and include local artists and bands throughout the day. It will feature five breweries, a local distillery, a Snowy Mountains cider company and a winery.

man singing on stage

Come and see Greg Kew perform a free show in Tilba. Photo: Alleventsin.

Greg Kew – Sunday Arvo Session

When: Sunday, 5 February, from 4 to 7 pm
Where: Dromedary Hotel, 14 Bate Street, Central Tilba
Cost: Free.

The Bega Valley-based acoustic musician Greg Kew is performing a three-hour show in Tilba this Sunday.

The free performance will consist of sounds from the ’70s and is sure to impress. Having performed everywhere from the Gold Coast to Bega, Kew is a must-watch performer who has become a regular in Byron Bay.

Indian dancing

The Bungendore Multicultural Festival, if successful, could become an annual event like the one in Queanbeyan. Photo: QPRC.

Bungendore Multicultural Festival

When: Sunday, 5 February, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Mick Sherd Oval, Gibraltar Street, Bungendore
Cost: Free.

Due to the immense success of the multicultural festival in Queanbeyan, Bungendore is hosting its own version this February.

The festival is expected to provide the rapidly growing community of Bungendore with an opportunity to celebrate its diversity of culture, food and music, along with a chance for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council to understand who represents the town’s new demographic.

You’re invited to come along with your friends and family to try multicultural treats and immerse yourself in a variety of cultures and see what they have to offer.

country band

Pickin’ Time will perform in Tilba this weekend. Photo: Alleventsin.

Pickin’ Time

When: Sunday, 5 February, from 12 pm
Where: Tilba Valley Winery & Ale House, 947 Old Hwy, Central Tilba
Cost: Free.

Taking place this Sunday is a special performance by three experienced local musicians.

Ralph Cullen, Fiona Cullen and Paul McMurray will come together to bring the Tilba community an afternoon of toe-tapping bluegrass and acoustic music for all to enjoy. Their repertoire extends from bush to chamber folk ensembles, musical theatre and acoustic pop/rock, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

farmers' market crowd

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

Sage Farmers Market

When: Tuesday, 7 February, from 3 to 5 pm
Where: Riverside Park, Moruya
Cost: Free.

On Tuesday afternoons, Riverside Park plays host to the spectacular SAGE Farmers Market.

This market is the result of the community’s demand for quality local produce. Here, you can access the best locally grown, made and harvested food directly from the producers.

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