4 February 2022

Nine things to do in the region this week (4-10 February)

| James Coleman
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The annual Goulburn Rodeo returns this week. Photo: VisitNSW.

February is mountain biking season in the Snowy Mountains and two of Australia’s biggest mountain bike races are taking place in Thredbo this week.

More dust will be kicked up in Goulburn as the annual rodeo comes to town. Old books will also be on sale at the Goulburn Scout Hall, and Nimmitabel is hosting a good old-fashioned produce show with various animal-themed events and competitions.

A musical performance of the iconic ‘The Addams Family’ is coming to Batemans Bay, while Ulladulla will be dancing to the bagpipes as Canberra City Pipes and Drums brings an air of Scotland to the South Coast.

It’s also the final days for the Hudsons Circus in Batemans Bay.

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Stack of open books.

Goulburn Rotary Book Fair. Photo: VisitNSW.

Goulburn Rotary Book Fair

When: 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 12 January to Sunday 13 February
Where: Goulburn Scout Hall, 19/30 Addison Street, Goulburn
Cost: Free entry.

For all your pre-loved book needs, head to the Goulburn Scout Hall for the annual Goulburn Rotary Book Fair.

Fiction, biography, sport, romance, children’s books, gardening, cooking, you name it – they will probably have it, and at bargain prices. All proceeds go to Rotary charities and projects.

The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical at the Bay Playhouse. Photo: Origin Theatrical.

The Addams Family Musical

When: Friday February 4 to Sunday 20 February
Where: The Bay Playhouse, 33 Gregory Street, Batemans Bay
Cost: Adults $25.50, concession $23.50, child under 12 – $20.50; book tickets online.

Bay Theatre Players bring you the performance, ‘The Addams Family Musical’, directed by Belinda Quick.

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A cow being paraded at Nimmitabel Show.

Nimmitabel Show. Photo: VisitNSW.

Nimmitabel Show

When: Saturday 5 February to Sunday 6 February
Where: Show Grounds, Nimmitabel
Cost: Free entry; visit the website for more information.

The Nimmitabel Show is a rural show with a range of horse, sheep and dog events, a produce competition, cooking competition and the Art and Craft Exhibition.

It boasts plenty of fun for all the family with novelty events, poddy calf rides and karaoke during the afternoon.


Clown performing at Hudsons Circus

Enjoy some clowning around at Hudsons Circus. Photo: Hudsons Circus.

Hudsons Circus

When: Friday 4 February 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.

Group of mountain bike riders starting race.

Snowies MTB Festival. Photo: VisitNSW.

Snowies MTB Festival

When: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 February
Where: 1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback
Cost: $20 to $75; visit the website for more information.

The Snowies MTB Festival is back in 2022 with the Snowy Mountains hosting one of Australia’s most iconic mountain biking stage races.

This year will see the triumphant return of the ‘Thredbo Ricochet’ Stage to the 114 km Wild Brumby Course. The Wild Brumby will also include the Snowy Legends Descent from Thredbo to Gaden and the epic Lower Thredbo Valley Track.


Anna Crisp

Anna Crisp and her horse ‘Chex R All I Know’. Photo: Stephen Mowbray/ABCRA.

Goulburn Rodeo

When: 12 to 9:30 pm, Saturday 5 February
Where: 47 Braidwood Road, Goulburn
Cost: $20 to $75; visit the website for more information.

The Goulburn Rodeo is held in February each year and is one of the oldest running rodeos in Australia. It’s back bigger and better in 2022, as the cowboys and cowgirls put on an action-packed show.

Girl doing a Scottish dance

From Kilt to Coast. Photo: Shoalhaven website.

From Kilt to Coast

When: 2 to 4 pm, Saturday 5 February
Where: Dunn Lewis Centre, Saint Vincent Street, Ulladulla
Cost: $40 adult, $20 child (under 16 years); book tickets online.

A Scottish music and dancing entertainment spectacular brought to you by the Canberra City Pipes and Drums and the Joy Reiher School of Scottish dancing.

Come dressed in your finest traditional Scottish attire. Prizes for best dressed.


Two mountain bikers racing downhill.

Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival. Photo: VisitNSW.

Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival

When: Tuesday 8 February to Saturday 12 February
Where: 1 Friday Drive, Thredbo
Cost: $379 to $399; register online.

Australia’s biggest mountain bike festival returns this year with a huge line-up of events and entertainment all weekend.

Catering for amateurs, rising stars, and world champions of all ages, Cannonball will see the mountain bike world hit Thredbo for five days of gravity-fuelled mountain biking. There is the chance for some to take home a share of the massive $100,000 in cash and prizes on offer.


fresh produce on table

Riverina Producers Market takes place every Thursday. Photo: VisitNSW.

Riverina Producers Market

When: 1 to 6:30 pm, Thursday 10 February
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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