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October 2019

Garden Safari - Kids Self Guided Treasure Quest

Can you find the five trail stops? Follow the map to explore the Garden and enjoy fun hands-on activities. Learn about some weird and amazing plants, then answer the quiz questions to solve the puzzle and win a prize! Kits available from the Visitor Information desk.

Daily 1st September to 30th November 2019 Next 15th October 2019

Wendy Tsai: Drawing Kedumba

Drawing Kedumba is a collection of drawings, video and embroidery documenting the Kedumba River in Katoomba that stretches from the Gully to Katoomba Falls. The exhibition visually maps the landscape and reveals the struggle between historical and natural preservation, and over development.

The exhibition consists of over forty small drawings hung together to form a huge detailed visual map of the area. Video, photography, and embroidery provide smaller narrative encounters. The artworks consider some of the multi-layered complexities of biodiversity, Aboriginal displacement, colonisation, and current land management practices, as well as a solemn recognition of the area’s natural beauty.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program exhibition

Daily 5th October to 1st December 2019 Next 15th October 2019

“Khaki Town” – an Author Talk with Judy Nunn at Wentworth Falls

Best-selling author Judy Nunn will be discussing her new novel, Khaki Town, a fascinating story based on events that took place in Townsville, Queensland in 1942 – events that have remained a well-kept secret, until now.

Includes afternoon tea and the opportunity to buy signed copies of the book.

On 15th October 2019

Reality in flames: modern Australian art in the Second World War

Reality in flames explores the different ways in which Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the war, producing work which sought to comprehend cataclysmic events. It also provides a visual history of the period, revealing the war as a transformative force that altered Australia and the world.

The exhibition consists of 88 works of art drawn from the Australian War Memorial’s collection, which forms one of the most diverse and comprehensive accounts of Second World War Australian modernist art. Many were created through the official war art scheme, where artists were commissioned to record the experience of Australians fighting overseas or of home-front wartime activity – a tradition that began during the First World War and continues today.

The Memorial has continued to enhance its collection of works from this period through an active program of acquisitions and donations, and the collection is now one of the most diverse and comprehensive accounts of this period in Australian military, social, and art history.

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition.

Daily 3rd September to 20th October 2019 Next 15th October 2019

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival

The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond Mayfield Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden is made available for 16 days each season (summer, autumn, winter and spring) and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu from Mayfield produce and local suppliers and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Please check the website for further details.

Various Dates 6th to 27th October 2019 Next 15th October 2019

Judy Nunn - Author Talk at Wentworth Falls School of Arts Theatre

Join them for a fabulous author talk and afternoon tea with Judy Nunn who will talk about her new novel released in Australia.

Khaki Town is a breathtaking historical drama, set in Townsville Queensland during World War II, inspired by a true wartime story that has remained a well-kept secret for over seventy years.

Book and pay in person at any Library branch or online via the website.

On 15th October 2019

Beyond the Garden – Of natural forces, fleeting moments, and beauty of creation

A group of local artists’ explorations and search for meaning through paintings, drawings, and jewellery, inspired by the natural environment of Blue Mountains gardens and wild bushland.

Artists:
Marg Beal (Botanical drawings)
Sandy Clifford (Silver Jewellery)
Lucy Dawson (Paintings)
Stephen Travers ( Paintings)
Kath Veel (Paintings)
Sanja Zemljacenko Herrmann (Painting/drawings)

Standard Garden entry fees apply (National Trust members are free).

Various Dates 6th to 27th October 2019 Next 16th October 2019

Radical Reels Tour Katoomba

A collection of short action-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The Radical Reels Tour shows an entirely different set of films to those screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in May.

Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today.

Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. The original and the best mountain film festival.

The Radical Reels Tour offers up a second serving of award-winning adventurous films of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of short films packed full of action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps and skilful stunts, the films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today's most out-there adventurers.

This year's tour includes seven adventure, inspiration and adrenaline-packed films

Sorry no refunds.

This event is exempt from classification but would have a G rating with all swearing beeped out.

On 16th October 2019

Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen Dyna-Mite World Tour

A Grammy award winning, global touring and studio force, Jon Cleary quite simply embodies the sound of New Orleans.
Throughout the second half of 2019, he takes that experience to stages across the globe on his massive Dyna-Mite World Tour, bolstered by the presence of his long time band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen.

Jon Cleary is one of music’s great anomalies. A Kent raised Englishman turned certified New Orleans music legend after gracefully inhabiting the Crescent City and everything it has to offer over the course of 30 plus years. Jon has graced stages, shared rooms with and gained respect from everyone from Allen Toussaint to Tom Jones, Dr. John to Bonnie Raitt, Fats Domino to Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal to BB King, even Brian May to D’Angelo.

On 17th October 2019

Ghost Tour Mount Victoria Railway Museum

Catch a glimpse of what life was like at the property, which played a significant part in the area's industrial era. You may even meet one of the long-dead for real.

As you tune into the phantom whispers of each building, ghost-hunting equipment will boost your already heightened senses. On the night guests will be supplied with the latest equipment along with full instruction on its use.

Ghost Hunting equipment included:

• Thermal imaging video cameras

• EMF meters

• Ovillus III

• REM-Pods

• Full spectrum cameras

• New Colour Night vision camera

• Laser grids

• Talker II

• Patrick Boo Buddy

OR bring your own handheld equipment!

CONTACT PETE OR GLENNE TO BOOK YOUR SPOTS:

0247 512 622 or 0418 416 403 or book online via the link

COST: $75 age 16+

START TIME: 8pm to 11.30pm

MAXIMUM of 12 PEOPLE

PRICE INCLUDES:

* Interactive 3.5-hour Interactive Ghost Hunt

* Use of Ghost Hunting Equipment

* Museum entry

WHAT TO BRING:

Medications if required

Water

Sturdy footwear (no thongs, high heels)

Warm clothes, Mount Victoria can get very cold!

!!! TORCH for each person!!!

On 18th October 2019

Member Event

Friday Supper Club

Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at Katoomba presents the Friday Supper Club – a weekly night of live music, hearty food and classic cocktails at Avalon.

Each Friday night, they present local acts, free of charge, who provide music-to-dine-to in the fabulous art-deco surroundings.

Featured acts include Blue Mountains favourites Jazz Daiquiri, Kate Woolfe Trio, The Orchard Boat, Willem Sherlock Roorda, Frazer, Ireland and Russell, The Three-Handed Beat Bandits, Kees Steen, Penelope Wells, plus many more.

Book yourself a table with friends, choose something to eat from their menu and extensive local wine and craft beer list, or treat yourself to a cheeky cocktail from the bar.

What better way to start your weekend?

Bookings essential.

Various Dates 6th April 2018 to 25th December 2020 Next 18th October 2019

Missy Raines Trio (Nashville) and Whoa Mule

With a smoky and seductive alto, seven time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory the trio covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the centre of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it.

Whoa Mule bring you old time country ballads, original songs, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. Inspired by the rapid weather changes of the Blue Mountains and the bustle of Sydney streets, these musicians deliver a performance characterised by both space and energy.

On 18th October 2019

Railway Museum Interactive Ghost Hunt

Join Paranormal Pete for serious Interactive Ghost Hunt of the Railway Museum – if you dare. Intimate group, only 12 people.

Your host Paranormal Pete has been educating and entertaining the public for 17 years and will lead you on a hands-on Ghost Hunt to investigate the reports of Paranormal activity at the Museum.

Catch a glimpse of what life was like at the property, which played a significant part in the area's industrial era. You may even meet one of the long dead for real.

As you tune into the phantom whispers of each building, ghost-hunting equipment will boost your already heightened senses. On the night guests will be supplied with the latest equipment along with full instruction on its use.

On 18th October 2019

Frank and Friends

From the creative team that presents Let Me Be Frank, Crooners & Classics and previously False Idols, a brand new show is born….

Frank & Friends

It’s a little bit Sinatra and a whole lot of friends….a costumed show of gentle hilarity. A 2 hour show with lots of special appearances by some old and some new musical friends including Nancy Sinatra, ABBA, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Freddie Mercury, Shania Twain, Johnny Cash, Liza Minelli, Olivia Newton John and John Travolta and even Ozzy Osbourne and Frankenfurter!

Brace yourselves for a night of top hits, lots of laughs and the greatest costumes (that we could afford).

Click to read more.

On 19th October 2019

Disability Access
Children Welcome
Member Event

Frank and Friends

From the creative team that presents Let Me Be Frank, Crooners & Classics and previously False Idols, a brand new show is born….

Frank & Friends

It’s a little bit Sinatra and a whole lot of friends….a costumed show of gentle hilarity. A 2 hour show with lots of special appearances by some old and some new musical friends including Nancy Sinatra, ABBA, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Freddie Mercury, Shania Twain, Johnny Cash, Liza Minelli, Olivia Newton John and John Travolta and even Ozzy Osbourne and Frankenfurter!

Brace yourselves for a night of top hits, lots of laughs and the greatest costumes (that we could afford).

Click to read more.

On 19th October 2019

Disability Access
Children Welcome
Member Event

Blue Mountains Ghost Tour

Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of dark myths and gloomy legends where ghosts are dying to meet you.

Travel on the Ghost Bus with the only ghost tour in the Blue Mountains and take morbid glee in the macabre with hair-raising access to unique, forgotten and secret locations that are off limits to the general public.

Visit historic wells, convict graves, a convict stockade and colonial buildings oozing tantalising tales of shadowy figures from the past at Hartley Historic Site. You may even meet the ghost of Victoria Pass "the lady in black".

Various Dates 10th August 2018 to 25th January 2020 Next 19th October 2019

Member Event

Art in the Mountains

An exhibition by Award Winning Artists of the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS).

This is an opportunity to experience the inspired and unique work of the region's artists. The wider Sydney Basin is home to many creative artists.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

Artwork will range from portraits, landscapes, streetscapes, still life, abstract and realist paintings with a contemporary edge – as well as prints. There will also be the opportunity to commission special pieces.

CASS is a non-profit-group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.

Daily 19th to 20th October 2019 Next 19th October 2019

Annual NSW Iris Society Show

Part of the National Iris Convention hosted by the Iris Society of Australia, enjoy the wonderful displays of many types and varieties of Iris, plus floral art, handcraft, photographs and art depicting Iris and Iridaceae.

There will be potted Iris, Rhizomes, seeds, craft items, and cottage plants on sale.

Members of the public (all Iris growers) are encouraged to enter an exhibit, at no charge, see the Iris Society website for more details.

Daily 19th to 20th October 2019 Next 19th October 2019

Pasta and Sauce Making Class

Learn to make pasta by hand using age old techniques without the need for expensive gadgets. They’ll also demonstrate how to set up a pasta machine to make fresh fettuccine, lasagna sheets or angel hair.

They’ll give you tips on how to store your freshly made pasta.
Plus you get to make their traditional homemade tomato pasta sauce which you’ll taste at lunch.

Class includes Italian morning tea and their home made foods with a glass of wine.

Various Dates 18th July to 30th November 2019 Next 20th October 2019

Ghost Tour Katoomba

Shiver in ghoulish delight at deliciously dark tales of murder, mishap, convicts, hangings and more as you explore haunted buildings and abandoned cemeteries on a spine-tingling glimpse behind the rugged landscape to discover the rich and sometimes dark and bloody history of the Greater Blue Mountains region.

Your host Paranormal Pete has extensive knowledge of paranormal activity in the area and will lead you to the scene of dark myths and gloomy legends.

Travel on the Ghost Bus with the only ghost tour in the Blue Mountains and take morbid glee in the macabre with hair-raising access to unique, forgotten and secret locations that are off limits to the general public.

Visit historic wells, convict graves, a convict stockade and colonial buildings oozing tantalising tales of shadowy figures from the past at Hartley Historic Site. You may even meet the ghost of Victoria Pass "the lady in black".

Various Dates 3rd August 2018 to 25th October 2019 Last 25th October 2019

Woodford Academy Ghost Hunt

You will be conducting a Ghost Hunt of Woodford Academy Australia's most haunted Inn.

Surrounded with hundreds of reports of Ghosts and unexplained Paranormal Phenomena, join Paranormal Pete for an Interactive four-hour investigation and you be the Judge.

Will the apparition of the Lady in White make an appearance peering through the windows?

The tour is fully interactive with the use of Ghost hunting equipment like the Ovilus 111, thermal, Infrared and night vision camera’s, SLS camera, S Box, EMF detectors and more.

Paranormal Pete and guests will be conducting several experiments to try and capture some of the Paranormal Phenomena experienced on previous investigations.

On 25th October 2019

Concert for Cambodia

Blue Mountains Orchestra and Friends presents a program of music for Winds and Strings from Classics to Abba and featuring members of the Blue Mountains Orchestra and the Blue Mountains Concert Band.

The music is in support of the Bush School Cambodia, founded by local Blue Mountains residents in 2010 to help educate the poorest children in Siem Reap. This is a project of Winmalee Lions Club.

Bookings recommended. Phone Doug Frewer to book.

On 26th October 2019

Steam Train or Tram Rides at Valley Heights

On selected Sundays, visitors can ride in a vintage open-ended "cowboy" carriage dating from 1890, hauled by a Stephenson Tank Engine from 1899 on a 20 minute return trip.* Other operating days (see website) see all day rides on the ever popular Steam Tram from the 1890s.*

Enjoy the two operating model rooms and explore the beautifully restored locomotives and carriages from past eras. The rich story of the settlement and development of western NSW is unravelled as you understand the contribution made by the railway.

Children can take the 'Kid's Quiz' and check their answers on their website, then print out a personalised certificate! New easy to read signage helps explain key exhibits to the under 10s.

A World War I Honour Board commemorates local railwaymen who enlisted for the armed services. Read the stories behind these young men's lives.

Enjoy some railway-style tucker and barista coffee in the air-conditioned café then browse the shop on departure.

Entry prices include Museum entry and steam train or steam tram rides.

*subject to change/operating conditions.

Various Dates 1st September to 8th December 2019 Next 26th October 2019

In Conversation with local author Roslyn McFarland

Come along to hear local author, Roslyn McFarland in a conversation with The Turning Page bookshop about her new novel partially set in the Blue Mountains.

All the Lives We’ve Lived is a novel of interconnected stories woven together through the life of the main character, baby-boomer Kate Ward.

When she visits her estranged son, Adam, in California and meets his new American wife and baby daughter for the first time, things don’t go well. Living alone back in the Blue Mountains, Kate has plenty of time for reflection and decides to acknowledge the mistakes of her.

While the novel provides a powerful and enthralling portrait of post-war suburban Sydney, All the Lives We’ve Lived is also a meditation on stories themselves: about people's need to tell them; about the ones they remember; the ones they value and the ones they distort because the truth may be too hard to bear. Kate’s willingness to confront her personal history represents the nation’s urgent need to acknowledge the uncomfortable truths of the collective, colonial past.

Free event but bookings essential. Call or visit any Library branch or book online via the website.

On 26th October 2019

Connections: Art and Collaboration

Focusing on renowned visual artists Bernard Ollis, Wendy Sharpe, Ann Smith and Ian Smith, this exhibition delves into the intriguing creative relationships essential to the production of collaborative work. The painter and the potter, the drafter and the printer, each artist bringing their individual skills to the table to produce works greater than the sum of the parts.

While the practical benefits of working together on complex artworks are obvious, the creative process of art making also lends itself to partnership. Working through the many demands of bringing an idea to realisation requires a resilient relationship in which elucidation, conciliation, stubbornness, and shared respect exists in equal measure. Often, this can result in firm, life-long friendships such as those of the four artists that are the focus of this exhibition. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition

Daily 26th October to 1st December 2019 Next 26th October 2019

Operation Art

Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in collaboration with the Department of Education. This state wide visual arts exhibition is comprised of works by students from Kindergarten to Year 10, who created artworks for children in hospital.

The exhibition provides a real purpose for student’s artmaking – contributing to the wellbeing of sick children and their families by creating work which is uplifting and gives hope to those who spend much of their time at hospital. Annually, over 800 students across all of NSW enter their work in the Operation Art exhibition and receive wide spread recognition for their work with over 10,000 visitors viewing the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, and then thousands more viewing the touring exhibition which visits five regional galleries each year before the works are donated to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The Operation Art touring exhibition on display at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre comprises 50 selected artworks from the 2018 Operation Art Main Exhibition.

Operation Art is an initiative of NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Daily 26th October to 1st December 2019 Next 26th October 2019

Lithgow Halloween Film Competition Screening

Lithgow Halloween has a new creative way to show your talents to the world with a short film competition at this year’s Lithgow Halloween.

Are you into creating films on your mobile phone or tablet or enjoy performing in front of a camera?

Scene one: Create a short film with a Halloween theme less than five minutes with your mobile phone or tablet.

Scene two: Enter the Lithgow Halloween Film competition. It’s free!

Scene three: Go to Lithgow Halloween website and click on the Enter Film Competition tab to see the full Terms and Conditions to entry.

Scene four: Develop your ideas and get your friends to be the stars of the film.

Scene five: Have fun and be a star.

On 26th October 2019

Lower Blue Mountains Artists Trail

On the last weekend in October, artists from Glenbrook to Faulconbridge in the lower Blue Mountains will open their studio doors to the public for the Blue Mountains Arts Trail.

The Arts Trail gives visitors a unique opportunity to meet and talk with the artists themselves in their own studios/ galleries and find out the stories behind each of their wonderful creations. All artists are passionate about their work, so sharing valuable insights with others is welcomed.

Choose to visit a few or all of the participating artists who have all kinds of art on show, from painting, textiles, printmaking and photography, to jewellery, mixed media and much more.

The Blue Mountains Arts Trail is free

Daily 26th to 27th October 2019 Next 26th October 2019

Lithgow Halloween

Lithgow Halloween 19 bursts into life Saturday 26 October with spectacular entertainment and creative costumes.
Have your costumes at the ready and prepare to be immersed in the next installment of Lithgow Halloween. Australia’s biggest Halloween themed street party explodes into life at 3pm and will keep you spellbound until 10pm.
There will be market stalls selling an amazing selection of giftware and food plus street performers, two live stages and lots more.
With live entertainment and amusement rides there is something for everyone.

On 26th October 2019

Oktoberfest Katoomba

Join the locals in the beautiful Blue Mountains for the annual Oktoberfest.

Enjoy traditional music by live local bands which is sure to get you up and dancing. Feel like you are actually in a German beer hall with souvenir steins, let your tastebuds be tantalised with authentic German cuisine, and lots more.

Plenty of fun for the whole family!

On 26th October 2019

Blue Mountains Radio Players

Come along and enjoy Radio Plays with the Blue Mountains Radio Players.

Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please!; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes, Boston Blackie and The Thin Man.

Blue Mountains Radio Players have been performing for about 15 years in venues around Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

Inspired by Juliette Palmer-Frederick, the ranks of the Players have included professional and amateur actors, usually about a dozen in number.

The Players currently perform at 2.30pm on the last Sunday of each month, February to November. Some performances have been recorded and are available on CD.

Various Dates 24th February to 24th November 2019 Next 27th October 2019

Springwood Growers Market

Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Springwood Growers Market. Meet the Growers and Producers of the fantastic array of foods.

Supporting local Farmers and Producers. You will see that what you buy is fresh and lasts. Tantalising your tastebuds with fresh Australian foods is wonderful. Come out, buy fresh produce and show your support.

Various Dates 24th February to 15th December 2019 Next 27th October 2019

November 2019

Mike and Ruthy (USA) from The Mammals

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a Hudson Valley, USA based husband-and-wife duo setting the Americana/Indie-Folk scene ablaze, as a duo or with their five-piece band, The Mammals.

Singers, songwriters and storytellers, social and environmental activists, poets and parents, they tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana.

Merenda is a prolific songwriter, who’s recent crowd-pleasing piece, Sunshiner, was nominated for an International Folk Music Award for Song of the Year.

Ungar’s unique vocal style ranges from a capella balladry to earthy soul and country. She was raised in a folk music family and learned the fiddle at a young age.

She is carrying on her family tradition, being the daughter of legendary fiddler/composer, Jay Ungar, known for his famous composition, ‘Ashokan Farewell’ used as the theme for Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, ‘The Civil War’, which she also enjoys performing.

On 1st November 2019

Book of Snorin' - Sleep Apnea the Musical

Do you snore or love someone who does? Stew Walker's show featuring 'Stewpid' songs about snoring & sleep apnea could save your relationship or even your life!

After a sell-out shows at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Stew's Snorin' is about to shake the Blue Mountains!

This hilarious show follows Stew on his quest to treat his sleep apnea and escape the bungalow blues.

For the full Snorin'-Out_Loud Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

After the show, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Full details on the website

On 2nd November 2019

Disability Access
Children Welcome
Member Event

Book of Snorin' - Sleep Apnea the Musical

Do you snore or love someone who does? Stew Walker's show featuring 'Stewpid' songs about snoring & sleep apnea could save your relationship or even your life!

After a sell-out shows at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Stew's Snorin' is about to shake the Blue Mountains!

This hilarious show follows Stew on his quest to treat his sleep apnea and escape the bungalow blues.

For the full Snorin'-Out_Loud Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

After the show, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Full details on the website

On 2nd November 2019

Disability Access
Children Welcome
Member Event

Oberon Community and Farmers Market

Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Oberon Community and Farmers Market.

Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to come for a look, and end up leaving with an armload of locally produced goodies.

Around 30 stalls gather under the canopy of trees in the charming grounds all year around, and if you get there nice and early, prepare to be amazed with the diversity of local produce. You will find local fruit and vegetables, knitwear, alpaca products, handmade local crafts, art work, freshly roasted coffee, wines, olives, jewelry, bags, homemade pies and cakes and other baked goods, local eggs, clothing, homemade jams and preserves, essential oils, fresh baked bread, and many other gourmet treats available.

Various Dates 2nd February 2019 to 1st February 2020 Next 2nd November 2019

Unframed: The Blackheath Art Society Annual Studio Sale

Presented by the Blackheath Art Society, browse through photography, prints, watercolours, acrylics, etchings, illustrations, drawings and mixed media works by BAS members, ranging in size from A5 to A2.

These original works are ready to frame and hang on your wall, or to give as a unique gift. Fine art greetings cards are also for sale – quality, archival reproductions of original works that are frameable small works in their own right as well as extra special gift cards.

No entry fee - just come on in and browse!

Daily 2nd to 3rd November 2019 Next 2nd November 2019

The Artist's Salon: Meg Stewart - Author

Come and be part of an intimate, exclusive event – enjoy gourmet refreshments; interact with the artists; view amazing works of creativity; converse, discuss, muse with like-minded souls; and take home a beautiful memento of the night!

Meg Stewart - filmmaker, journalist, author - is the daughter of artist Margaret Coen and poet Douglas Stewart. Her writing includes novels and biographies of both Margaret Coen and Margaret Olley. This evening Meg will share her experiences with the well known and loved artist Margaret Olley, from her research when writing 'Far From a Still Life'.

Exclusively by ticket only, tickets through Eventbrite.

On 2nd November 2019

The Oberon Heritage and Homesteads Open Days

Come and explore their early settler’s homes in the area. On this full day trail, you’ll experience homes dating back nearly 200 years. Walk through the homes, speak to the owners, listen to their stories of survival, prosperity, encounters with Bush Rangers and learn about life in the 1800’s in the Oberon area. You’ll find it fascinating.

When they were creating this exclusive tour, each of the people involved were totally consumed with the amazing stories, the architecture, the beauty, the stories of courage, tears, sadness and triumph. They all agreed, these stories must be told and must be part of Oberon Outdoor Week. They know you’ll love it. Come join them on an historical adventure.

Various Dates 2nd to 8th November 2019 First 2nd November 2019

Oberon Redfin Roundup Fishing Competition

They are happy to announce that The Oberon Redfin Roundup will return again this year in November. As part of the ever expanding Oberon Outdoor Week, the Roundup has been extended across the weekend, with more entertainment, prizes and opportunities for everyone to get involved.

With support from their partners such as DestinationNSW, Fishcare, and Oberon Outdoor and Electronic they welcome anglers of all ages and skill levels to Oberon Dam. The event will have an array of prizes for largest catch, biggest bag, age categories, and lucky door prizes. Anglers will be able to enjoy a sausage sizzle and demonstrations from participating sponsors.

Daily 2nd to 3rd November 2019 Next 2nd November 2019

Oberon Outdoor Week

Oberon Outdoor Week returns to Oberon and surrounds for a second year celebrating everything that makes the outdoors in their region so special. This is a must for anyone who loves the outdoors or those looking for some family fun during the week.

Look out for an expanded Fishing Competition and Redfin Roundup at Lake Oberon this year, new mountain biking and Running Tracks. Fossicking Demonstrations and Historical Heritage Homestead Tours will be run from the Oberon Visitor Information Centre

Daily 2nd to 10th November 2019 Next 2nd November 2019

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival

The Blackheath village comes alive with entertainment, the Grand Parade and street stalls at the Annual Rhododendron Festival on the first Saturday in November.

The Annual Art Show will be held at the Blackheath Community Centre with over 300 exhibits including traditional and contemporary works.

During the festival, there will be varied stalls, activities and music for all the family.

Other activities during November include the Rhodo Festival Revue, Jazz at the Pub and the Campbell Rhododendron gardens are always open for inspection.

Please visit the facebook page for more information.

On 2nd November 2019

Remembering Our loved One's

 

The Afternoon will kick off with some Gifted Psychics sharing their predictions and some tips on how best to navigate 2020.

Then we will commence with the Main Show with well loved and respected Medium Judy O’Brien who is highly regarded in the industry for her genuine ability, in which Judy prides herself on giving all credit to Spirit for the messages delivered.

We will have a beautiful altar space set up in the auditorium dedicated to our loved ones, we encourage you to bring along a photo of your loved one and place it on the altar or another keepsake or even place your loved ones favourite flower in remembrance.

Location- Katoomba RSL Club, 86 Lurline Street, Katoomba, NSW, 2780.

Date: Sunday 3rd NOVEMBER

Price: $50

Time -1pm -4.30pm

Doors Open- 1pm

Psychic Conversations -1.15pm-2pm

Mediumship Show Part 1- 2.10pm – 3.10pm

Intermission-3.10pm

Mediumship Show Part 2- 3.20pm-4.30pm

On 3rd November 2019

Disability Access
Member Event

Blue Mountains BevFest

Taste some of the best locally crafted beverages around at BevFest 2019!

Bringing together regional boutique distillers, breweries, cider makers, wine makers, as well as makers and purveyors of non-alcoholic drinks such as kombucha and coffee; BevFest gives you the chance to meet the makers and try some of the incredible craft beverages the Mountains has to offer.

Don't forget to take home some of your new favourites from the makers themselves, purchases will be available from each stall.

On 3rd November 2019

Everglades exhibition: How do you say Bokeh?

The artists exhibiting in this show work in a large array of genres, including:
Abstraction
Experimentalism
Impressionism
Naturalism
Realism

The subject matters and themes presented in this show are many and varied. Curated by the President of the BMPG, Jodi McConaghy.
 
Standard Garden entry fees apply (National Trust members are free).

Various Dates 3rd to 24th November 2019 First 3rd November 2019

Remembering Loved Ones: Psychic Event

Join them for a special Sunday afternoon event with Special Guest Medium Judy O’Brien delivering heartfelt messages.

You can desperately miss your loved ones when they leave this earthly plane from their physical presence, voice and touch so it is comforting to receive messages from your loved ones in spirit letting you know they are okay and reassuring you that there is life after death and they are never too far from your side.

The Afternoon will kick off with some Gifted Psychics sharing their predictions and some tips on how best to navigate 2020.

Then they will commence with the Main Show with well loved and respected Medium Judy O’Brien who is highly regarded in the industry for her genuine ability, in which Judy prides herself on giving all credit to Spirit for the messages delivered.

You will have a beautiful altar space set up in the auditorium dedicated to your loved ones, they encourage you to bring along a photo of your loved one and place it on the altar or another keepsake or even place your loved ones favourite flower in remembrance.

On 3rd November 2019

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Misty's

Celebrate the race that stops the nation whilst enjoying a delicious two course sit down luncheon with a dessert buffet, overlooking the stunning Jamison Valley.

Enjoy beverages, sweeps, best dressed prizes and more while watching the day’s festivities on the big screen.

On 5th November 2019

Glenbrook Spring Festival

The Glenbrook Spring Festival is a festival of local art and craft focusing around fun, friendship and entertainment for all the family in Glenbrook, the Gateway Village to the Blue Mountains.

The Festival is held on the second Saturday of November in each year.

Bands, singers, dance groups, displays, large carnival with amusement rides, various street stalls, and locally made goods.

A variety of food stalls will be running during the day, giving you an opportunity to spend the day enjoying the festivities.

On 9th November 2019

A little bit of Rock, Pop and Soul in the Gardens

Local band The Spectacles will give you an evening to remember with a fun repertoire of rock, pop and soul favourites that will get you up and grooving in the grounds of the wonderful gardens.

Bring your picnic, drinks, dancing shoes, friends.

On 9th November 2019

Oberon Heritage and Museums Tour

This is a fascinating day mixing colonial farm life and the beautiful museums of Oberon. Come and explore early settler’s homes in the area. On this full day tour, you’ll experience homes dating back nearly 200 years. Walk through the homes, speak to the owners, listen to their stories of survival, prosperity, encounters with Bush Rangers and learn about life in the 1800’s in the Oberon area. You’ll find it fascinating. They have arranged for exclusive access to incredible private properties, not normally open to the public.

Sydmouth Valley Homestead: Built c1826
Mountain View Homestead: Built c1880
Oberon's Museums

Various Dates 9th to 10th November 2019 First 9th November 2019

Shaun Kirk and Special Guest Chris Gillespie live in concert

Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’ in 2018, along with an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay, and a stack of sold out headline shows; award winning blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk is proud to announce he will be dropping his anticipated, self titled EP this September.

To celebrate the release, the troubadour will be embarking on a huge twenty-one date tour across Australia and New Zealand to showcase his new tracks.

The tour announcement comes off the back of Kirk’s recently disclosed signing with Canadian Artist Agency Paquin following his performances at the East Coast Music Awards back in May, and could be Australasia’s last chance to catch him in the flesh for some time as new overseas prospects appear imminent.

On 9th November 2019

Open day with Steam Tram Rides

Bring the family along to enjoy the stunning display of remarkable exhibits including unlimited 20 minute rides on the Heritage Listed 1890 Sydney Steam Tram.

View model layouts, climb on board historic locomotives and carriages, and inspect memorabilia from over 100 years of railway action at Valley Heights. Inspect exhibits of rail artefacts and paintings, local history and photographic display plus the shop stocks a selection of books, DVDs and other souvenir items.

Kids can do the fascinating 10-question quiz and check answers on the website. For full pricing see website.

Various Dates 14th April to 10th November 2019 Last 10th November 2019

Blackheath Growers Market

Smell, buy and taste wonderful regional food at the Blackheath Growers Market. Meet the growers and producers of a fantastic array of foods.

It is run between the hours of 8am and 12noon on the second Sunday of each month from February to December. (Closed January)

Various Dates 10th March to 8th December 2019 Next 10th November 2019

The Oberon Bike Week Rat Race

The Oberon Bike Week Rat Race is a Family Funduro that includes cross country running and mountain biking time trials along the beautiful shores of Lake Oberon. A 6.5 kilometre course will provide the perfect location for a Mountain Bike Time Trial, and Cross Country Running Race that will be sure to test your fitness. The day also incorporates NSW Bike Week with a beginners downhill course giving everyone an opportunity to try Mountain Biking. Registration is free and the day will include an array of prizes and entertainment for participants.

On 10th November 2019

Landscapes in oil workshop with Robert Malherbe

This two-day intensive in painting landscapes in oils will encourage you to create vibrant and expressive paintings from direct observation of the stunning vistas in the Blackheath locality.

Working en plein air, you will learn techniques of moving paint freely around the canvas to capture light, shade and form. Robert is a renowned artist who in 2018 was a finalist in both the Archibald and Sulman Prizes. He has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize every year since 2010.

Daily 16th to 17th November 2019 Next 16th November 2019

The South Carolina Broadcasters featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers

The South Carolina Broadcasters are the 'real deal' when it comes to Old-Time Bluegrass music, or 'primitive bluegrass', as they sometimes call it. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. Wherever they perform, audiences connect with the Broadcasters through their heartfelt songs and good old-fashioned entertainment.

Their material ranges from the Old-Time mountain music of Appalachia, through Carter Family country classics, and Cajun music, to original tunes that sound like they’ve come from the past.

The trio consists of David Sheppard (guitar and vocals), Ivy Sheppard (fiddle, banjo and vocals) and new band member, Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers (mandolin, guitar and vocals).

This is the Broadcasters’ first Australian tour, playing the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, the Maldon Folk Festival and MountainGrass Festival, and a number of other gigs in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. However, Jackson has toured here a number of times with The Whitetop Mountaineers, playing all the major folk festivals including Port Fairy, the National, and Blue Mountains festivals, and numerous successful gigs, including a sell-out show at The Metropole, Katoomba on their last tour here in January 2017!

On 22nd November 2019

Reel Rock 14 - Blue Mountains, presented by The North Face

Reel Rock 14 presented by The North Face is here!

The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of climbing's greatest celebrations, returns this November with a new collection of world premiere films.

In The High Road, the powerful and bold Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall - with no rope.

In United States of Joe’s climbers collide with a conservative coal mining community in rural Utah, to surprising results. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, they work with locals to build a more harmonious future.

And in The Nose Speed Record, legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high stakes race for greatness. They competed for the coveted aped record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time.

Reel Rock visits 500 locations across the world this November. Don’t miss your local show!

Book your tickets now. Tickets selling fast.

Various Dates 27th November to 3rd December 2019 First 27th November 2019

Carole Kings Tapestry by Nicki Gillis

This is an intimate show that includes the history of Carole King as one of the world’s most prolific songwriters and includes a segment on the songs that Carole gave away.

After her highly anticipated UK theatre run with ‘Tapestry The Concert’, Nicki Gillis returned to Australia with her two hour acoustic presentation of ‘Nicki Gillis Sings Carole King

For the King Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 30th November 2019

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Carole Kings Tapestry by Nicki Gillis

This is an intimate show that includes the history of Carole King as one of the world’s most prolific songwriters and includes a segment on the songs that Carole gave away.

After her highly anticipated UK theatre run with ‘Tapestry The Concert’, Nicki Gillis returned to Australia with her two hour acoustic presentation of ‘Nicki Gillis Sings Carole King

For the King Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 30th November 2019

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The Crooked Fiddle Band Album Launch and Burralow in concert

The Crooked Fiddle Band return to Katoomba to launch their brand new album!

Another Subtle Atom Bomb takes the band’s blistering violin-led live show and creates soundtracks to their feelings around climate change.

From angsty and furious folk tunes to fantastical imagined worlds full of ecstatic hope, this is The Crooked Fiddle Band’s most personal album yet.

The band’s last show before an 18 month recording break was in Katoomba, so they can’t wait to return for a wild night to show you what they’ve been cooking up!

The Crooked Fiddle Band formed in 2006 through their mutual love of the energy and intensity of various traditional world music. Whilst writing and arranging, they discovered that this energy was shared by the other music they love: there seems to be a common thread between the frenetic accompaniment of gypsy, klezmer and punk rock; between the twisting rhythms of math-metal and balkan folk; between the clear tonalities of Scandinavian folk, Celtic folk, and cinematic post rock.

On 30th November 2019

December 2019

Flora Sensa Exhibition curated by Saskia Everingham

Flora Sensa is an exhibition of ten textile artists from the Blue Mountains, exploring significant moments when flowers touched their lives.

Ranging from weaving, felting and sewing to printmaking and installation, each artist brings their own experiences and skill to create a tapestry of stories. You are invited to participate in the exhibition by sharing your own flower story at the flora sensa exhibition facebook page, or visit the website.

Standard Garden entry fees apply (National Trust members are free).

Various Dates 1st to 22nd December 2019 First 1st December 2019

Gigs on Govetts with Catfish at Blackheath Bar and Bistro

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar and Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Catfish is a Gypsy Jazz band with a classic Australian influence. A product of Melbourne’s unique jazz scene, the band draws upon influences from the 30’s to present day. Intricate, quirky arrangements of borrowed and original material give the band a unique exciting spirit. Catfish crafts each set for maximum impact drawing influence from Django Reinhardt, Les Doigts De L’Homme, Louis Armstrong, Julian Lage and more. Joyous and exciting, Catfish is not to be missed.

On 6th December 2019

The Artist’s Salon: Zohar – Jewellery Artisan

Come and be part of an intimate, exclusive event – enjoy gourmet refreshments; interact with the artists; view amazing works of creativity; converse, discuss, muse with like-minded souls; and take home a beautiful memento of the night!

Zohar creates hand-sculpted artisan jewellery, writes, works in her art studio and offers spiritual development sessions using all the skills she has acquired over the years. Zohar works with various types of wire, such as gold filled wire, silver filled wire, sterling silver, copper, rose gold filled wire, and brass coated wires. The use of wire is a means of rewiring her own neurological pathways which progressively bring about a change in her consciousness.

Exclusively by ticket only, tickets available through Eventbrite.

On 14th December 2019

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at Jamison's Restaurant

For a simple and relaxed Christmas Day feast, perfect for family, friends and couples, book your place at the Jamison Restaurant Christmas Buffet Lunch. Enjoy traditional festive fare with spectacular views overlooking the Jamison Valley.

Christmas Day Lunch in Jamison Restaurant includes:

Christmas buffet lunch with traditional roasts, seafood, festive accompaniments, and dessert
Selection of beer, wine and soft drinks

Full prepayment is required for all guests. No cancellations or refunds. No discounts are applicable to ticket price. While every effort will be made by Fairmont Resort and Spa staff to allocate each group to their own table, bookings of less than ten people may be placed on shared tables. All guests will be required to show their ticket at the door to enable entry into the luncheon.

On 25th December 2019

Christmas Day Dinner Jamison's Restaurant

For a simple and relaxed Christmas Day dinner, perfect for family, friends and couples, book your place at the Jamison Restaurant. Enjoy traditional festive fare with views overlooking the Jamison Valley.

Christmas Day Dinner in Jamison Restaurant includes:

Traditional Christmas buffet with roasts, seafood, festive accompaniments, and dessert.
Selection of beer, wine and soft drinks.

Terms and conditions: Full prepayment is required for all guests. No cancellations or refunds. No discounts are applicable to ticket price. While every effort will be made by Fairmont Resort and Spa staff to allocate each group to their own table, bookings of less than ten (10) people may be placed on shared tables. All guests will be required to show their ticket at the door to enable entry.

On 25th December 2019

January 2020

Winged Garden - Jan Melville

Insects, Birds and Winged Creatures come to Everglades. They lie hidden amongst the gardens - look closely and you will see them.

The Winged Creatures in this exhibition have come to help protect the Birds and Insects and in doing so these images have their own stories to tell as part of Jan's own ongoing Mythology.

Works for this exhibition have been created in 2D and 3D in both print media and mixed media on canvas. A 3D assemblage work of the Bird Goddess will watch over the exhibition.

During this exhibition Jan will be giving informal talks on both the works and the construction of the Artist Books on display. Hand made artist books have attracted a following in the arts the use of an artists visual images displayed in 3D. For this show a special book Winged Creatures Of Everglades was constructed using a number of prints from images both from Everglades and elsewhere.

Various Dates 5th to 26th January 2020 First 5th January 2020

Mayfield Garden Summer Festival

The Mayfield Garden Summer Festival brings a sense of occasion and delight with Mayfield row boats now available to the public on Mayfield Lake, live entertainment, and the Lolly Bug on weekends. Dine at the café, serving a garden and paddock to plate menu, and discover parts of the Private Garden beyond Mayfield Garden.

Features include: the Rose Garden, Creek Garden and Mayfield Lake. This summer bring your family and friends and enjoy a long, leisurely day and view vibrant summer colours, roses in bloom and lush green growth in this spectacular garden.

This Summer new attractions are opening, These include The Gallery, Valley of Five Ponds, Venus Vale, Mayfield Allee and Grotto. Visitors have witnessed some of these components being built nearby for a number of years, however, some have previously only been glimpsed from afar and can now be seen and explored up close for the first time.

Daily 11th to 26th January 2020 Next 11th January 2020

Springwood Australia Day Festival

The Australia Day Festival in Springwood features two stages with live music, band, singers and dancers along with rides, market and food stalls, barbecue and a bar. Australia Day in Springwood welcomes all members of the community to come together and celebrate living in Australia.

Entry to event by donation. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to local Rural Fire Service brigades and SES.

On 26th January 2020

Australia Day with the Australian Gnome Convention Glenbrook

Join in the fun at the Australia Day celebrations and the famous Annual Gnome Convention in the Blue Mountains at Glenbrook Park.

There will be a flag raising ceremony, market, community and information stalls, free on-stage entertainment for the whole family, children's rides, Gnome competition, Aussie family fun activities on the oval, and much, much more.

Ask anyone in the mountains - it's a great day - a country fair with extra flair! Gnomes come from all over to join the fun!

On 26th January 2020

Wines of the West Festival

The annual Wines of the West Festival brings together Vineyards throughout the Blue Mountains and Central West to showcase some of the best of the regional wineries.

Make the most of your chance to talk to the makers of fine award winning wines!

Entry includes two days access to the 25 wineries, tastings of all wines available and exclusive access to specials at the Cellar door.

On 29th January 2020

February 2020

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Roaring 20s High Tea.

Be transported back to the Roaring Twenties and experience true decadence at Bygone Beautys’ special Traditional High Tea Supreme event Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.

Through an opulent display of sparkling diamonds accompanied by a complementary glass of champagne, visitors will experience the full charade of 1920s grandeur set amongst a lavish backdrop of an old world dining room. Tables adorned with an impressive array of shimmering diamonds, sparkling champagne, as well as silver pots and fine bone china, guests will be amazed at just how many diamonds will fit on the table.

While waiters are dressed in top and tails to deliver this decadent delight on an afternoon tea tray mobile, guests will be transported back to the leisure of decades past. This year enjoy even more decadence with all the inclusions of a Traditional High Tea Supreme, including an additional hot course and complimentary champagne.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of Champagne (over 18 years only). Bookings essential.

Daily 7th to 10th February 2020 Next 7th February 2020

Rydal Show

The Rydal Show is known as 'The Biggest Little Show in the West'.

There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the district can produce. See the horse riding events and enjoy the Rydal Show country dining room where there is a two course lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea. Snacks are available at the canteen and liquid refreshments at the Bar.

Experience a real country show in a great bush setting on the edge of the village of Rydal, just 20 minutes from Lithgow.

On 8th February 2020

Spanish Luncheon

Enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon celebrating the culinary delights of the Spanish people, served in Everglades elegant Art Deco dining room.

Following lunch, you’ll have time to explore Everglades gorgeous gardens. Bring Your Own. Time: 12pm.

Bookings are essential.

On 22nd February 2020

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Feelin’ Groovy – The ’60s Music Show

The 60’s Music Extravaganza!

Feelin’ Groovy – Cool River’s Tribute to the 60’s Music Show – engages audiences of all ages with timeless classic hit songs from the 60’s decade.From 1960 – 1969, it includes songs from the Summer of Love, Motown, the British Invasion and Swinging London plus a few perennial Aussie favourites!

Book a Dinner and Show. 

Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 29th February 2020

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Children Welcome
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Feelin’ Groovy – The ’60s Music Show

The 60’s Music Extravaganza!

Feelin’ Groovy – Cool River’s Tribute to the 60’s Music Show – engages audiences of all ages with timeless classic hit songs from the 60’s decade.From 1960 – 1969, it includes songs from the Summer of Love, Motown, the British Invasion and Swinging London plus a few perennial Aussie favourites!

Book a Dinner and Show. 

Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 29th February 2020

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March 2020

Blue Mountains Music Festival

Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk, Blues and Roots is a three day festival of folk, roots and blues music, featuring selected artists from around the world and across Australia. In a variety of venues in Katoomba, see and hear world class musicians in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that has been raved about by both performers and audiences.

All weekend the site is alive with the sounds of acoustic guitars, dobros, mandolins, fiddles, accordions, concertinas, bouzoukis, banjos, pianos, drums, percussion, flutes, pipes, whistles and voices. Food and craft stalls, the poet's brunch, children's entertainment and performance workshops fill out the on site atmosphere.

The festival precinct is a short stroll from Katoomba railway station and the buzzing strip of cafes, restaurants and shops that lead you down to the site.

Ticket prices are yet to be released, check website for up to date details.

Daily 13th to 15th March 2020 Next 13th March 2020

Six Foot Track Marathon

The Six Foot Track is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. The marathon started in 1984 and follows the length of the entire trail.

The race is a fundraiser for the Rural Fire Service, and Six Foot Track Heritage Trust and is organised by the Sydney Striders Running Club, it attracts over 850 entrants each year.

For further qualifying and registering details please visit the web site.

On 14th March 2020

Springwood Foundation Day Festival

Join the fun at this festival to celebrate the spirit of Springwood in 2020! Enjoy live entertainment, stalls, street performers and amusement rides.

Springwood Foundation Day Festival celebrates the village's heritage and showcases what it has become, drawing thousands of people to celebrate the spirit of our town.

Springwood Foundation Day Festival is a non-profit event - all money raised by the event goes back into the local community.

Catch a train or park at the commuter carpark at Springwood Station.

Non-stop fun and entertainment for the whole family!

On 28th March 2020

April 2020

Australian National Square Dance Convention

Each year since 1960 the square dance community of Australia, together with dancers from overseas countries have gathered in alternating Australian States to hold a National Convention to enjoy dancing, friendships, and generally meet and plan for the future.

They anticipate that between 600—800 delegates will register to attend and will encompass the dance genres of Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Contra Dancing and Clogging. The delegates will include local New South Wales and interstate delegates as well as international delegates.

The local community will also have the opportunity to view and sample these fabulous activities in the majestic Blue Mountains.

Various Dates 10th to 14th April 2020 First 10th April 2020

Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

During the 24 days of Autumn Festival, the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors, so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the Chapel, the Chook Hilton, the 80 metre Cascade with Temple and much more.

In Autumn, their rowboats are available on Mayfield Lake (at no additional cost) and interactive games are scattered throughout the garden for your family and friends to enjoy. There is a courtesy bus making several stops around the garden to help everyone see it all.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 15 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.

Daily 10th April to 3rd May 2020 Next 10th April 2020

Wonderous Waterbugs

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Get ready to discover some wonderous waterbugs! You will be surprised at the many different waterbugs living right here in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Have fun with their national park ranger to find out where waterbugs live, what they eat, and why they are so important to the waterways. Bring a hat, water and sunscreen and prepare to start splashing!

Various Dates 15th April 2019 to 27th April 2020 Next 13th April 2020

May 2020

Rolls-Royce Display Day

The display day of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club Federal Rally is the highlight of the event. On show will be around 200 Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars from 1910 Silver Ghost models to current models. There will be stalls, food, and more.

Spend a relaxing day wandering the beautiful grounds of the Blue Mountains Grammar School and see some truly unique automobiles.

Entry is by gold coin donation (donated to the School).

On 3rd May 2020

Ultra-Trail Australia

Ultra-Trail Australia is an adventure packed four-day trail running event held in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, NSW in May.

One of Australia’s most challenging, stunning and prestigious trail running events. Runners can choose to tackle the 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre, 22 kilometre distance, or the most recent addition to the UTA family, the 11 kilometre.

Ultra-Trail Australia has captivated runners locally and internationally since its inaugural event in 2008 and It has quickly grown to become one of the most talked about endurance events in Australian history and a bucket list race for avid trail runners.

Known as the biggest trail running party in Australia with 6,000+ runners of all abilities making the trek to Katoomba each year to take part in one of the four running events.

Friends and families enjoy the action-packed weekend of trail running activities as much as the runners with the opportunity to learn all about trails, gear, nutrition, training, race strategy and more, whilst immersing themselves in the fun, friendly and welcoming trail running community to form new friendships with runners, coaches and brands.

Daily 14th to 17th May 2020 Next 14th May 2020

Waste2Art Lithgow

Celebrating the re-use and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.

Artists from the Lithgow Area present their art work made from recycled material. From school children to adults and sewing to welding, this exhibition is an eclectic colourful mix that never ceases to surprise and delight. Winners from this competition will be entered in the regional exhibition.

Come to the opening to meet the artists and be inspired to create your own recycled masterpiece.

Daily 19th May to 10th June 2020 Next 19th May 2020

A Salute to Elton John

Show-stopping hit songs sung and performed by multi award-winner, Danny Elliott.

Danny Elliott features as the star and director of The Elton Experience; THE ultimate tribute to one of the greatest living musical legends of all time.

For the Full Elton Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 30th May 2020

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A Salute to Elton John

Show-stopping hit songs sung and performed by multi award-winner, Danny Elliott.

Danny Elliott features as the star and director of The Elton Experience; THE ultimate tribute to one of the greatest living musical legends of all time.

For the Full Elton Experience book a dinner and show. Dinner is 3 wonderful courses prepared by the Palais Royale’s Chef. Click here for the menu.

During the interval, Dinner and Show patrons will have dessert… and for anyone who selects the Supper & Show option, a delicious cheese and fruit platter will be served.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Click to read more.

On 30th May 2020

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June 2020

bentART

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
bentART was established in the Blue Mountains in 2005 to celebrate works in the visual arts of Australian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) artists.

Each year over the June long weekend, the annual four day bentART exhibition is held in the Blue Mountains.

bentART is focused on encouraging, promoting and supporting the visual art of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people of Australia. The sexual orientation of LGBTIQ artists naturally informs and influences their perspective and vision. It is this orientation and view of the world that is encouraged by bentART.

All artworks are judged on their artistic merit. All artworks are for sale.

Check out the bentART website for further details.

On 7th June 2020

Winter Cyclocross hosted by Western Sydney MTB Club

Come and have some fun at their Winter CX Event!

Do you like to ride your bike, but find it hard in the winter months? Cyclo Cross is a fun format where you can ride any type of bike around a set course for a short period of 20 - 40 minutes.

In 2019 they will host races at Sun Valley Pony Club in the Blue Mountains. The first race day will be on the Queens Birthday, Monday 10 June. The course will be mostly grass, some trail, some sand, some obstacles and quite possibly some mud. Of course bikes are meant for riding, but in CX you might find yourself running or carrying your bike as you try to clear the obstacles.

There will be races for kids, novices, adults and elites. It is a safe off-road environment without cars. Even if you're just curious about this type of racing, come along and watch some seasoned athletes show their skills! This is a community event, fun for the whole family.

On 10th June 2020

Blackheath Art Society Open Winter Exhibition

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

The second of Blackheath Art Society’s annual exhibitions, the Winter Exhibition is open to BAS members and non-members working in any medium, who compete for a first prize of AUD750 and second prize of AUD250.

The art works on display at this exhibition are for sale, beginning at AUD200.

Come and join them for the launch event where you can meet some of the artists and hear the judge’s comments over a glass of wine and nibbles.

Throughout the show, you can also enter the raffle for a gourmet hamper and vote for the ‘people’s choice’.

On 10th June 2020

Handel, With Care

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

Leura Singers present their Annual Charity Concert, this year supporting the local Blue Mountains SES with a new showcase into Handel’s works with a modern twist.

The concert will feature well known Anthems by Handel including ‘Father Of Mercies’, ‘Lord, I trust thee’, Coronation Anthem for King George 11 including Zadok The Priest.

Time: 2.30pm. Tickets available at the door and include afternoon tea.

On 15th June 2020

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend includes events for the whole family, all on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia.

The event caters for runners and the entire family. Camping and catering is available on site.

Some of the events held over the weekend include:
Marathon: 42.2 kilometres of ultimate trail running. From the challenge of Pipeline Track to the glory of the Glow Worm Tunnel. A superb running experience. This is one of the toughest Trail Marathons in the country. Be sure to check out the course profile beforehand. Half Marathon: The most amazing Half Marathon experience in Australia - taking runners through the spectacular Glow Worm Tunnel. The terrain is challenging and exciting as you negotiate small trails that lead to the Glow Worm Tunnel. A quick 10 kilometres downhill on the way back!

Daily 15th to 16th June 2020 Next 15th June 2020

Bloomsday

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

Bloomsday is a celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses and is celebrated all over the world.

Join them for readings at Irish music at the Family Hotel, Katoomba.

Free entry. Please note that the Hotel's licencing requirements stipulate over 18's only.

On 16th June 2020

Winter Magic Festival

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

The Winter Magic Festival in Katoomba, Blue Mountains is when one of Australia's most famous towns is taken over by local artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls and community. The Winter Magic Festival is a chance for everyone to participate and have fun!

The main street of Katoomba is closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrians. This allows the whole town to become a performance space. Streets are lined with market stalls and everybody is encouraged to dress in costume.

Winter Magic won't just be the name of Katoomba's premier festival during winter, but a description of what will be experienced when the town will unleash a mammoth mix of surprises once again.

Travel directly to the Festival via steam train or simply take a ride to Mount Victoria and back when you get here.

On 20th June 2020

CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

Join the CareFlight Woodford to Glenbrook Classic 2019 and run or ride the Oaks Fire Trail through the picturesque Blue Mountains National Park from the town of Woodford down to Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook to raise funds for CareFlight.

Covering 25 kilometres of undulating bushland, the trail is incredibly scenic and a must for keen mountain bikers and trail runners.

Up to 200 runners will run a new event of 5km from the intersection of the Oaks Trail and Bennett Ridge trail to the Euroka Clearing.

Registrations essential, no entries accepted on the day of the event.

This event has something for everyone, regardless of their skill level. Treat it as a physical and mental challenge or just a chance to enjoy the pristine mountain air. The race attracts many serious mountain bikers who use this event as preparation and training.

Since 1986, CareFlight a not-for-profit charity, has given the people of New South Wales one of the world's most advanced and medically proficient rapid response emergency helicopter and medical retrieval services, with more than 17,500 patients being treated and transported in the past 30 years.

On 30th June 2020

July 2020

Blue Mountains Antiques and Collectables Fair

***Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

A wide range of antiques, retro items and collectables for sale displayed by a group of professional dealers. Items include furniture, jewellery, sliver , porcelain, lamps, books and many other collectables. Also a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Upper Blue Mountains who will be supplying delicious morning and afternoon teas and light lunches.

On 5th July 2020

Dragonfly Discovery

Do you like dragonflies? Come and join their ranger for some fun activities that celebrate this majestic and fascinating insect. They'll create a dragonfly out of colourful eco-friendly materials, discover where they live and what they like to eat, and make their own little dragonfly to take home.

Various Dates 8th July 2019 to 19th July 2020 Next 6th July 2020

August 2020

The Annual Blue Mountains Elvis Festival

Featuring some of the finest ETAs (Elvis Tribute Artists) in Australia, along with a range of attractions and activities, this Festival includes major shows and the Opening Gala Dinner.

The Blue Mountains Elvis Festival's main venues are the Katoomba RSL Club, le Salon Grand at Palais Royale Hotel, the Family Hotel and other venues in and around Katoomba.

This festival is a must-see, featuring world-class performers. Please refer to the website for further ticket details, accommodation packages and the programme closer to the date.

Daily 20th to 23rd August 2020 Next 20th August 2020

September 2020

Daffodils at Rydal

With the arrival of spring the Rydal village will be ablaze with golden daffodils

Your entry ticket gives you free entry to all the gardens, exhibitions, historical buildings and musical events.
Park at the Rydal Showground and there will be a free hop on hop off bus to take you round the village.
There will be an all day barbecue, light refreshments and morning and afternoon teas.

This year the Rydal Railway Station turns 150 . The station building will be open and from September you can book short term stays in the station in what was once the Station Master’s residence.

Entry tickets for Daffodils at Rydal will be available at the Rydal Railway Station information desk and the Rydal Showground Kiosk

Daily 8th to 15th September 2020 Next 8th September 2020

Blackheath Flower and Craft Show

Come along and enjoy the 99th Blackheath Flower and Craft Show. Enter flowers (exotic and native), home baked cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, chutneys and pickles into this wonderful traditional show. Admire the abundant floral displays, craftwork and photography competitions.

Relax over a light lunch or Devonshire Tea.

On 20th September 2020

November 2020

Task Force 72 Model Ship Association Annual Regatta

Come and watch as members from the Task Force 72 Model Ship Association from around Australia gather to display and run their 1:72 scale model vessels on Wentworth Falls Lake.

The detailed models, which are owned, built and maintained by members, range from warships to commercial vessels such as liners and tugs which range in size from less than 20 centimetres in length to over 4.6 metres in length.

Free viewing, however the running of the models is limited to members only.

Daily 23rd to 24th November 2020 Next 23rd November 2020

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