Events for April 2017
April is jam-packed with an event or festival to suit everyone.
Eromanga Rodeo, Gymkhana and Campdraft
For some good old outback fun, head to Eromanga and check out the cowboys in action. Rodeo, camp draft, motorbike and horse gymkhana events will be held throughout the weekend.
Eromanga, (07) 4656 0540, www.visitquilpieshire.com
Dust N Gold Rodeo
Enjoy extreme rodeo action befitting of fine Charters Towers’ tradition. This event is a popular, family-friendly day out held under the covered arena at the Dalrymple Equestrian Complex.
Charters Towers, www.charterstowersrodeo.com
NEW SOUTH WALES
Taste Tamworth Festival
Apr 28-May 7
Meet growers, makers, chefs and diners in this 10-day event with Taste in the Park and The Long Lunch, plus cooking lessons, workshops and organic markets and the Farm Gate Trail.
Tamworth, (02) 6767 5300, www.tastetamworth.com.au
Booligal Sheep Races
Support local charities at this light-hearted meet that kicks off with judging for the Best Decorated Sheep, with a barbecue on cricket lawns, prizes and camping on the Lachlan River.
Run the Rock
Take off on a fun run surrounded by the alluring mountains, abundant wildlife and beautiful gardens of Woodend. Choose from a 5km run or walk, 12km run, 20km run and the 2km kids run.
Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend, (03) 9285 0600, www.solemotive.com/events/run-the-rock-2016
Tarra Festival 2017
Now in its 45th year, the Tarra Festival celebrates The Dreaming with markets, petting zoos, pony rides, a monster Easter egg hunt and Rotary Art Show plus a bright festival parade.
Art Farm Birchs Bay – Sculpture Trail
Apr 14-July 31
Leisurely wander through pear orchards, windy bush trails and open fields where you’ll find 30 artworks set within the landscape against views of Bruny Island and the D'Entreacastaux Channel.
Art Farm Birchs Bay, Woodbridge, www.artfarmbirchsbay.org.au
Tasmanian Youth Orchestra – TYO Program 1 2017
Enjoy vibrant a 90 minute performance by emerging classical musicians under the watchful of guise of guest conductor Elana Shwarz from the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra.
395 Argyle Street, North Hobart, www.tyo.org.au
Mar 24-Apr 2
Browse the blanketed retail precinct for exquisite quilts or make your own with Celtic knot, needle-turn applique and quilt-making workshops, plus music, food and story-telling and kids crafts.
George Street, Millicent, (08) 8733 0904, www.geltwoodfestival.com
McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic
Shine the stompers and flip your wig at this fine vintage and classic motoring event and parade where you can sample best in wine, food and music McLaren Vale has to offer.
Mclaren Vale, www.vintageandclassic.com.au
Drug Aware Margaret River Pro
Mar 29-Apr 9
Top world-ranking male and female surfers take on the famous Margaret River Mainbreak and the fearsome Box at Surfers Point in Prevelly.
Celebrate folk and world music in a traffic-free, self-contained rural village with almost 100 acts an hour's drive from central Perth with camping available.
Daly Waters Pub Outback B&S Ball
Prepare for a weekend of partying, fun, games, and little sleep this Easter long weekend when the legendary Batchelor and Spinster Ball returns to town, plus a ute muster and rodeo.
Daly Waters, (08) 8975 9927, www.dalywaterspub.com/events
King Ash Bay Easter Fishing Classic
Enthusiasts vie for up to 14 difference species of fish including the elusive Barramundi with large prizes awarded across four categories Easter weekend. A licensed bar, bistro and camping available.
King Ash Bay, (08) 8975 9800, www.kingashbay.com.au
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