What’s on in Central NSW

There is a great calendar of events happening in Central NSW throughout the year. Food and wine festivals, country rodeos, music events and celebrations of local country life – there’s something for everyone in country NSW.

  • Royal Bathurst Show, April Showcase for the finest of agricultural produce, arts and crafts, farm animals and bush skills.
  • Orange F.O.O.D. Week in March/April showcases regional produce including figs, berry fruits, fungi, trout and wines. 
  • 100-mile dinner with the neighbours in April. Dine at a communal table on fresh, local food and wine. 
  • Wings Wheels & Wine in April. An exciting day featuring aircraft of all types, vintage and classic vehicles served with fabulous Mudgee food and wine.
  • Dubbo Show, May City’s showground draws the crowds to this premier agricultural event.
  • Sakura Matsuri, Cowra, September/October Cowra’s Japanese Gardens become the centre for the traditional Japanese celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Cowra Show, September The best of country living comes to town for a two-day exhibition of skills and produce.
  • Mudgee Wine Celebrations, September is a celebration of local culture, with food, wine, art and music.
  • Riverfest in Dubbo, September is a multicultural array of food, wine, music and cultural events.
  • Orange Wine Week, October Sample some of the unusual varieties from Australia’s highest wine-growing district.
  • Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars, October The big guns come to town for Australia’s greatest production vehicles’ race. 
  • Colour City Garden Weekend, Orange, November Gardeners show off their parks and private gardens at their blooming best. 
  • Mudgee Wine Show, November has expert wine tasters assessing the vintage, followed by public events.
  • Rylstone Street Feast, November Rylstone’s main street becomes an outdoor dinning room for this big-hearted communal feast.
  • Cowra Wine and Food Festival, November is a showcase for the region’s leading producers.

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