What's On

Red Cow Farm Open Garden

Tuesday 12 September - Sunday 20 May
10am - 4pm
7480 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 1842

Red Cow Farm is a unique cool climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque
rural village of Sutton Forest. This garden has been described as one of the best gardens in the world.
A rare beauty awaits your visit.
Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups, $4 children (4–14 years).
Car and coach parking available in lane way adjacent to garden.
Children must be supervised by adults, no animals, no picnic permitted.


AUTUMN OPEN GARDENS 2018

Thursday 1 March - Thursday 31 May
10AM - 4PM
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
E. tourism@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Beautiful gardens have always been a drawcard for visits to the Southern Highlands, with the region being blessed with some of Australia's best private gardens, and now is the time to plan your next visit, with Spring and Autumn being the optimal times.

EXHIBITION OF ABORIGINAL ARTWORKS from the collection of Jan Karras

Monday 12 March - Monday 30 April
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

Artworks from Maningrida (Arnhem Land) & Central Western Desert
An exhibition of paintings, burial pole, mimi figure, digeridoos, woomeras, dilly bags, silk hangings and scarves, artefacts and beaded jewellery.
Necklace making is a traditional part of Aboriginal culture and each stage plays an integral part from seed collection to wearing necklaces during ceremonies. Necklaces are worn by both men and women during ceremonies relating to sexuality and fecundity.
From the private collection of Jan Karras owner of Raglan Gallery, this wonderful selection of Aboriginal artwork includes pieces from Maxi Tjampitjinpa, Colin Dixon - Papunya Tula Artists, Wenton Rubuntja, Annette Pitjara, Maudie Peterson Nungarrayi, Theo Brown Tjapaltjarri, and others..

Still Life in the Landscape

Saturday 24 March - Monday 30 April
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

STILL LIFE IN THE LANDSCAPE
Gallery artists create works that reflect their interpretation of what still life in the landscape is to them.
Artists include Glen Preece, Penny Lovelock, Richard Morecroft,
Elizabeth Burton, Ivan Goodacre, Ann Morton, David Welch, Denise Faulkner, Robert Billington, Alan Healy

NPWS - DISCOVERY AUTUMN HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Saturday 14 - Saturday 28 April
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS & SOUTH COAST
PH. 02 4887 7270

National Parks and Wildlife Services's environmental education program is called Discovery. Through our walks, talks and tours we aim to foster enjoyment of our national parks and provide visitors with an opportunity to see how reserves are manages for natural and cultural heritage conservation and recreation.
Bookings are essential.

I am of you - contemporary sculptural basketry by Catriona Pollard

Sunday 15 April - Sunday 3 June
10 am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Catriona Pollard pushes the boundaries of traditional basketry techniques bringing scale and drama to her work, creating exciting contemporary works of art.

Circus Train

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 April
9am-5pm
NSW Rail Museum, 10 Barbour Rd. Thirlmere
E. info@nswrailmuseum.com.au

Roll up! Roll up! Enjoy all the fun of the circus at the NSW Rail Museum these school holidays.

Event highlights:
La Petite Grande – The whole family will laugh themselves silly as the hilarious hosts, Kiki and Pascal, create a carnival atmosphere with their quirky antics, tricks, circus, cabaret, and daredevil acts.
Aerial show – Be inspired and astonished by breathtaking aerial performances on the 6m high freestanding rig.
Circus Drop Zone –Try your hands, arms and legs at a bunch of circus skills under the watchful eyes of professional trainers. Includes juggling balls and clubs, diabolos, devil sticks, spinning plates, hula hoops and unicycles.
Steam train rides – take a 45-minute steam train ride on the Thirlmere heritage railway.
Circus Train display – Learn about the history of circus trains and travelling circuses in Australia.
See website for bookings and more information.

Dinner and Live Music with the Mod Day Gents

Saturday 21st of April
from 6.30pm
118 Main Street, Mittagong
E. reservations@glasscafe.com.au

Kick back enjoy dinner created by Chef Peter Oakley whilst listening to rock/jazz duo. Ben Jones is on double bass and Rick Falkiner on guitar.

You'll hear hit songs from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Crowded House, Nirvana, Cold Chisel, Powder Finger, Bob Marley and Oasis to name but a few, restyled to create a unique interpretation of contemporary music with a jazzy twist and some chilled beats.

Show and meal $65pp BYO (wine and beer only) . A night not to be missed

Bookings recommended Call 4872 2640

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 April
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2018 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only 

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person- seniors
Children are free but must be supervised 

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only 

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only 

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available 

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly

Autumn in the Southern Highlands Gardenscapes Macro Photography Tour

Saturday 21st of April
8.30am to 5.30pm
Southern Highlands
E. bernasconiphotography@gmail.com

Do you want to learn all about general photography, gardenscapes and macro photography?

Why not join me to photograph the rich autumn leaves and gardens in the magnificent Southern Highlands?

Sat 21st April 2018
8.30am to 5.30pm
NOW $229

**** HURRY ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT ****

This ALL INCLUSIVE Photography Tour features three of the Southern highlands most impressive gardens that will have you clicking like crazy!

*Photograph at 'Red Cow', 'Bellagio' and 'Prittlewell' gardens.
*Enjoy a fabulous lunch and beverage at the Bendooley Estate Winery.
*Photograph the fabulous view from the Bowral Lookout.
*Learn or refine your macro/gardenscape photography skills.
*Personal, easy to understand photography tuition and information relevant to YOUR camera {yes, I study the workings of YOUR camera before the tour.}
*Have fun with like minded people:)
*Max 6 students.
*Suitable for beginners or advanced photographers.

Whats included?
Entry into Red Cow, Bellagio and Prittlewell Gardens.
Lunch {including a wine or beer} at the Bendooley Estate Winery.
Afternoon tea.
2 photography ebooks.

Not Another Piano Recital

Saturday 21st of April
3pm
The Rose Room, 51F Sunninghill Ave, Burradoo
E. amjoh@optusnet.com.au

A highly entertaining afternoon that vaguely resembles a classical piano recital, because there are several classical favourites in the program, but has many other shades as well, with a bit of ragtime (Scott Joplin) , some jazz-era piano solos and songs (Billy Mayerl, Zez Confrey, Noel Coward), some works by local celebrity composer Ann Carr-Boyd, as well as some of John Martin's own songs.
There will be anecdotes, and even a poem or two to be enjoyed in this relaxed and light-hearted concert!

38TH ANNUAL ROBERTSON WOOL FESTIVAL 2018

Saturday 21st of April
10 AM - 2.30 PM
SCHOOL OF ARTS, ILLAWARRA HIGHWAY, ROBERTSON
E. KFREY@SPIN.NET.AU

Top quality local coloured and white fleeces for sale. Also for sale: spinning, weaving and felting supplies and lots of wool products. Featuring Wood Turning by the Southern Highland Woodies. 11.30am Fashion Parade, also a speed knitting competition. Refreshment are available.

Harper's Mansion to Retford Park Progressive Dinner

Saturday 21st of April
5:30pm Starting at Harper's Mansion, Berrima
9 Wilkinson Street, Berrima

As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, Harper’s Mansion and Retford Park will open their doors to host a progressive dinner, which has been planned to the finest detail.

Sparkling wine and canapés will be served in and around picturesque Harper’s Mansion in Berrima before moving on to Retford Park in Bowral for a sumptuous meal accompanied by quality wine, local chocolates and the rooms decorated with flowers picked fresh from the garden. 

As special guests, John and Sharon Mullholland, who managed Retford Park and served Mr James Fairfax AC for over 30 years, will join the dinner party for an open ended discussion about their times with one of Australia’s most generous philanthropists. 

Dress Code – Smart Casual 

Maximum – 40 people

Cost - $135 per person

Pre-booking required - https://www.trybooking.com/349065


Harper's Mansionn

SHBG Autumn Gardens and Plant Fair 2018

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 April
10am - 4pm
Southern Highlands Botanical Gardens, Cnr Kangaloon Road and Old South Road, Bowral
PH. Peter Scott 0427 240 246

Experience some of the larger gardens in the district that merge with pastoral surroundings,
and explore smaller town gardens.
A vast array of rare, unusual and hard-to-find plants will be available for purchase at the Plant Fair at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens (see map). These plants have been raised locally by the SHBG Plant Growers Group. The nursery is open from 9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Coffee is also available. 

» $35 all-weekend pass entry to all 5 gardens 

» $32 discount ticket for groups of 10, available on line only

» $10 single garden visit

» School children free

» Plant Fair Entry Free

AFTER DARK ZIPLINE TOUR @ ILLAWARRA FLY

Saturday 21st of April
Illawarra Fly Tree Top Adventure, Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll
PH. 1300 362 881

Everything is better after dark, so when the sun goes down join us at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures to experience the mystical rainforest of the Illawarra region in a different light. The After Dark Zipline Tour will get the adrenaline pumping as you zoom between illuminated trees on the highest Zipline Tour in Australia. Under the cover of darkness, Zippers will navigate a series of cable spans and suspension bridges up to 35 metres above the forest floor including the super zip which is 106 metres long! Our experienced guides control all departures whilst providing you with an insight into the forest’s fascinating history and introducing you to the abundance of nocturnal animals which are out and about when the lights go out.

The After Dark Zipline Tour includes access to the Treetop Walk so you can truly immerse yourself in the natural environment and enjoy the beautiful twilight hours.

Check the website for more dates and costings.

4 Bees Books and High Quality Secondhand Garments

Saturday 21st of April
9am - 2pm
Corner of Alice Street and Albert Street, Mittagong.
PH. 0406 102 741

4 Bees Books will now be presenting high quality secondhand garments for sale side by side with our extensive range of quality used and new books for all ages. We take great care in bringing seasonally appropriate garments that will add variety and distinction to your wardrobe. From vintage styles to recent designs, every piece of clothing has a history. We can be found at the Mittagong Markets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Card payments available. We look forward to seeing you.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 21st of April
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

Mittagong Market promises to be the friendly, local, affordable and country market!
3rd & 5th Saturday each month 
(Please check dates in December and January)

AFTER DARK ZIPLINE TOUR @ ILLAWARRA FLY

Sunday 22nd of April
Illawarra Fly Tree Top Adventure, Knights Hill Road, Knights HIll
PH. 1300 362 881

Everything is better after dark, so when the sun goes down join us at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures to experience the mystical rainforest of the Illawarra region in a different light. The After Dark Zipline Tour will get the adrenaline pumping as you zoom between illuminated trees on the highest Zipline Tour in Australia. Under the cover of darkness, Zippers will navigate a series of cable spans and suspension bridges up to 35 metres above the forest floor including the super zip which is 106 metres long! Our experienced guides control all departures whilst providing you with an insight into the forest’s fascinating history and introducing you to the abundance of nocturnal animals which are out and about when the lights go out.

The After Dark Zipline Tour includes access to the Treetop Walk so you can truly immerse yourself in the natural environment and enjoy the beautiful twilight hours.

Check the website for more dates and costings.

Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 22nd of April
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 22nd of April
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 22nd of April
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

A market not to be missed!
50 sassy stalls will delight you! There are children’s activities galore including a jumping castle and cars and a playground, we also have live music, and the Schools very special Stephanie Alexander “Kitchen Café” open. A fantastic market to buy great presents, useful items, fresh produce and other delicious food!
Stalls include hand made, artisan, jewellery, fashion, homewares and many delicious food stalls, fresh produce, home made jams, sauces, pies, sweets ,french cheeses, charcuterie and more. Fabulous hot food such as BBQ, Japanese pancakes, gozleme, Chinese, Danish and French meals all available to enjoy on site whilst listening to live music or watching the kids play.
For all the new activities and ideas to come stay posted here or like us o n Facebook!
Tell your friends, tell your family, we can't wait to have you!
NB: Phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.
Regularly held on the Fourth Sunday but check the dates for December plus no January market.

Heritage of the Wingecarribee Shire Captured in Art

Tuesday 24 - Monday 30 April
9:00am to 4:30pm
Foyer Gallery, Wingecarribee Shire Council Civic Centre, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale

An exhibition of paintings and photographs from the Society’s archive collection illustrating the history and heritage of the local district. The images portray people, places and activities from earlier periods and capture everyday life as it once was in various town and rural localities.

The exhibition is being held in the Foyer Gallery of the Wingecarribee Shire Council offices in Moss Vale. Details of individual artworks and images will be provided, along with information about the activities of the Berrima District Historical & Family History Society.

BDAS Image

ANZAC COMMERATION

Tuesday 24th of April
5.30PM
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral.
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Singers from across the Southern Highlands including the Berrima Singers and the St Jude's Singers under the direction of Christine Tilley will perform Karl Jenkins' Choral Suite, "The Armed Man" in the context of an ANZAC Day Commemoration in St Jude's Church, Bowral, on Tuesday 24 April at 5.30pm. The work from which this suite is drawn was commissioned for the millennium by Britain's Royal Armouries. It is a contemporary example of a work based on the 15th-century French song L'homme armé (the Armed Man). All welcome.

ANZAC Day @ Mittagong RSL

Wednesday 25th of April
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 6700

Breakfast at the RSL Club:
After the Dawn Service Tickets $10 to be pre purchased before the day.
$5 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to Berrima District Legacy.
Luncheon:
12 noon join the Sub-Branch Members and partners and Womens Auxiliary Tickets at Reception.
Two Up:
From 3pm util 6.30pm in the Carrington Room

Midweek Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 25th of April
1.15pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

The Midweek Lunchtime Recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Wednesday 25 April will be presented by St Jude’s resident organist, Allan Beavis. The program will contain two works, the Prelude and “St Anne” Fugue by J S Bach and the Fourth Organ Sonata of Alexandre Guilmant. The subject of Bach's "St Anne" Fugue is identical to the opening phrase of the hymn tune "St Anne" traditionally associated with the hymn “Our God our help in ages past” which is regularly sung on ANZAC Day. While it is unlikely that Bach had any knowledge of the hymn tune the St Anne Fugue is nevertheless appropriate for ANZAC Day. Alexandre Guilmant is a composer in the Romantic Tradition. This tradition suffered following the second world war as both World Wars I and II were seen to be inextricably tied to the Romantic tradition. A new musical

From the East to the West - Art Exhibition

Thursday 26 April - Tuesday 1 May
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. office@bdasgallery.com

Official Opening: Friday 27 April at 6pm
Kristy Osseweyer and Ericka Baker came together as artists in residence at Patonga Beach Hotel for one week in September 2017. While painting for the weekend art fair it became apparent to Kristy and Ericka that they both shared a passion for the environment, figures and the Australian landscape.

From the juxtaposition of Kristy’s use of turquoise blue hues and clever abstract style set against the high contrast, Impressionistic style and explosive use of colour in Ericka’s acrylic paintings at the fair, the idea of a possible collaborative venture was born.

Kristy Osseweyer’s impasto pallet knife technique exemplifies her passionate feelings using the textural manipulation of oil paint on canvas to bring her landscapes to life.

Ericka Baker's paintings are inspired by the raw, powerful, unique Western Australian landscape and in particular the intense light, movement and high contrasts in colour.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 26th of April
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

NSW Siberian Express Paws for a cause

Saturday 28th of April
4pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express "Paws for a Cause" event is a fund raiser to raise money for the guide dogs of NSW/ACT. This year we'll be holding a mock race which consists of 1 or 2 dog teams running a short course we will have some prizes for those who enter the race. All funds raised at this event will be donated to the guide dogs to help give the visually impaired some independence.
Spectators are welcome to attend all our events we ask that dogs are kept on a led at all times and we ask the dogs not competing to stay clear of the start & finish chutes.
So come and join us in the forest for some fun.

NSW Siberian Express Introduction to sledding

Saturday 28th of April
1pm to 3pm
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

Do you have a dog with lots of energy to burn? Dry land sledding could be the sport for you & your dog.
NSW Siberian Express is hosting our introduction to sledding on April 28th, 2018 at Wingello state forest. The event is free to attend, the committee lend out all our equipment all you need to bring is a bike helmet your dog some water & a chair and we’ll take care of the rest.
The committee will provide a sausage sizzle which is also free. We’ll be holding a raffle as well
Our first boot camp of the season is Sunday April 29th so if you like to camp we invite you to stay after our introduction to sledding and attend our very first boot camp.
Spectators are welcome to attend all our events we ask that dogs are kept on a led at all times.

Needlework and craft exhibition - Bundanoon

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 April
9.30am -4.00pm both days
Soldiers Memorial Hall - Railway Avenue, Bundanoon
PH. 4883 7513

The Needles and Natter group in Bundanoon are hosting an exhibition of needlework,embroidery,cross stitch crochet hand spun wool, hand knitted garments and a variety of other crafts.
The exhibition will showcase the skills of the members of Needles and Natter, and there will be some hand crafted items and haberdashery for sale. The exhibition is just before Mother's Day and will provide a good opportunity to discover a gift for a special person. There will be raffles for baskets of goodies, and entry is by way of a gold coin donation.
Funds raised, after expenses, will go to the Bundanoon Community Association to continue to enhance the village of Bundanoon.

HILLVIEW SCULPTURE BIENNIAL 2018

Saturday 28 April - Sunday 27 May
9AM-5PM DAILY
Hillview, 7277 Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest

Historic Hillview, once the Governor's retreat in Sutton Forest, will be a breathtaking backdrop to world class contemporary sculpture this Autumn. Hillview's Sculpture Biennial will celebrate some of the most exciting talent in the world of sculpture, with pop up cafe, food, wine and music for the month.

Official Opening - John Waters will MC 3pm Saturday 28 April

Bonfire Celebration 5pm-10pm Saturday 28th April 

Bonfire numbers limited to 500 cars so pre-book at hillviewsculpture.com  to avoid disappointment.
John Waters will also be entertaining at the bonfire along with special guests

Admission $15 Adults payable on park entry (includes catalogue) Kids & Students Free

Proudly supported by Tertini Wines, Pepperfield Lifestyle Resort, GJ Gardener Homes, Gibraltar Hotel, Yes Events, Simon Bathgate Architect, Boral, Campbell Jones Property, Allan Mackay Autos, Harris Farm, Gubbins Home Hardware and Southern Highlands Brewery.

Selby Friends Presents Alchemy

Saturday 28th of April
5:00PM
Mittagong Playhouse, 114/116 Main St, Mittagong
E. info@selbyandfriends.com.au

Selby & Friends Presents: ALCHEMY
Robert Schumann/Theodore Kirchner - Sechs Stücke in kanonischer form, Op. 56
Anton Arensky - Piano Trio in No.2 in F minor, Op.73
Johannes Brahms - Trio for violin, violoncello and piano (after the Sextet in B-flat major, Op. 18)
Featuring
Kathryn Selby, Piano
Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Violin
Timo- Veikko Valve, Cello

Berrima Bus Trip & River Walk

Saturday 28th of April
8:45am - 4:00pm
Berrima
PH. 02 4757 2424

Join us on this 75 minute walking tour taking you past the recreational facilities created by German inmates of Berrima Gaol, allowed out during the day, along the banks of the Wingecarribee River.

The village of Berrima was established in 1831 and is the only example of an existing and largely preserved Australian Georgian colonial town. 

During this tour well will have morning tea in Berrima, then lunch and a visit to the Berrima Court House and the historical Society’s Museum with its records of the camp. 

We will meet at Springwood (details on booking) for the bus trip to Berrima. 

Cost: $55 Adults / $50 Concession (National Trust Members)

(Photo: Staying fit: Berrima internees on the river, c1916.) 

Berrima River Walk - Heritage Week

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tour

Saturday 28th of April
10.00am
"Laurel View" 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson NSW 2577
PH. 0488 499 442

Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' grass-fed beef and lamb operation. Our paddock to plate tour will take you from the family farm, "Laurel View", where John grew up, to the historical Maugers Meats Butcher Shop in Burrawang, where John ran the family butchery business for over 40 years. You will have the opportunity to learn, from the source, about every step of where your meat comes from and how Maugers Meats produce their premium quality locally grown meat. The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, farm tour, meat tasting (slow cooked Maugers' meat on a soft bread roll with our house made chutney or relish - a local speciality!) and beef boning demonstration - "the Art of Butchery" - at the Burrawang shop.

MOSS VALE MARKET

Saturday 28th of April
9am-2pm * No night market
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

This Market is an exciting family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and speciality stalls! 

Please note: Check the dates for December no market January

A Dogs Day Out Retford Park

Sunday 29th of April
10am to 3pm
1325 Old South Rd Bowral 2576
E. retfordpark@nationaltrust.com.au

Retford Park and Friends of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter (FOWAS) are thrilled to partner together to have a dogs’ day out in the beautiful grounds of Retford Park.
As Mr James Fairfax Ac was an avid ‘Dog Lover’, he'd be thrilled to know his Bowral property is being used for the enjoyment of the community and their four legged friends.
Vendor Stalls, Dog Competitions (from Totally Pawsable Dog Training), Obedience demonstrations (from Southern Highland Kennel and Obedience Club), dog and history tours of the property will fill your day with fun and enjoyment.
All deatils on website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/a-dogs-day-out/

JOADJA OPEN DAY

Sunday 29th of April
9AM - 4PM
1760 Joadja Road, Joadja
PH. 02 4878 5129

Joadja was a kerosene shale mining town which operated from 1878 to 1911 under the management of The Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co. After the collapse of the industry, the town was sold in 1911 and it's people left the valley. Today, the property is open for visitors wanting to explore this bygone era and the natural beauty of this hauntingly magical place.

The new Joadja Distillery pays homage to the thosands of Scottish miners and their families who made the journey to this country all those years ago. Joadja is open for private group bookings on a "rent a town" basis (Ts andCs apply) or you can join a tour on one of the many open days. We recommend you book as we have limited seats on the guided tour tractor-train (people movers). Please note that due to Council restrictions, visitors are not allowed to wander around the property. 

You can book a private guided tour where you have virtually unlimited access to the valley (minimum charges, Ts and Cs apply. Email us for more information on this option). 

TOUR DETAILS 

Tours of the Joadja Historic Site are conducted at 11am and 2pm on the following dates. These tours run approx. 90 minutes and are conducted using our purpose-built people movers, so you will not be having to walk much. There will be opportunities for you to get off the people mover and walk around the ruins, take photos, etc. After the tour of the ruins you can also do the Joadja Distillery Tour which is FREE OF CHARGE and includes tastings. You will see the magic behind how we make Single Malt Whisky, Dry Gin, Rum, Brandy and more. 

We advise that the Historic Tour is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.  

Cost:$29/Adult Child 5 to 15 years: $15/Child  


NSW Siberian Express Boot camp 1

Sunday 29th of April
8am to 11am
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express will be holding boot camps throughout the sledding season to help new comers to the sport, the event is free to attend however there is a forest levy fee of $5.00, The committee will lend out all our equipment and assist you as much or as little as is needed. You will need to bring a bike helmet, your dog & some water a chair and we'll take care of the rest
Our boot camps focus on fine tuning race rules, learn the correct commands to use, track etiquette and we can work with you to solve any issue you have running your dog.
We'll have bacon & egg rolls available for sale after the event for a very modest fee.
Spectators are welcome at all our events we ask all dogs to be kept on a lead
So join for some fun in the forest

Festival of the Roast

Sunday 29th of April
12-4pm
581 Greenhills Rd, Berrima
E. brigid@simmeronthebay.com.au

Enjoying a roast and red wine is the perfect way to keep warm as the temperature drops. Festival of the Roast at The Loch once again takes the art of roasting to an entirely new level with a seven-course degustation and matching wines.

Indulge in a wide array of local meats and vegetables from our farm and local fine meat suppliers in the Highlands, including duck and spatchcock from John Meredith, Loch lamb and beef and pork from Red Leaf Farm. These delicious meats will be accompanied by the hallmark wines of Italian families in the Southern Highlands – St Maur, Sutton Forest Estate and Tertini among others.

While you’re warming up with melt in the mouth roast produce, you’ll be entertained by the stories of these award-winning producers and wine makers so bring your friends and families and celebrate the roast with us!

Quarter Acre Farm Autumn Open Garden

Sunday 29th of April
10am - 3pm
Please download the directions for address details.
E. thequarteracrefarm@gmail.com

Come and see what can be achieved on just over 1000m2 in the heart of suburban Mittagong. The Quarter Acre Farm is managed using ecological practices and Permaculture principles. The QAF is an ornamedible landscape of vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers and 'weeds'. Produce from the QAF has graced the tables of the acclaimed Biota Dining and Bistro Officina and QAF hops have featured in Eden Brewery beers.

Autumn brings that awkward period where summer crops are hanging on and winter crops are just getting started. Come and see how successional interplanting works in a vegetable ecosystem. Plenty of repurposed infrastructure to see to give you design ideas for your own edible garden. Entry is free but please bring money if you wish to purchase plants and preserves from Moss Vale Community Garden. Children are welcome as are dogs on a lead.

Harpsichord and String Ensemble Recital

Sunday 29th of April
3.00pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

In a program titled “Latino Love Affair”, visiting Israeli harpsichordist Michael Tsalka will be joined by Sydney harpsichordist Diana Weston and the string group Thoroughbass for a recital in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Sunday 29 April commencing at 3.00pm. The warm climate of Italian and Spanish-speaking countries is the inspiration behind Latino Love Affair. Think hot sunny days, languid evenings, sudden thunderstorms. In a mixed program from the past and present you will hear the pizzazz and energy of Pablo Escande’s Capricho; a musical episode in the life of Don Quixote in May Howlett’s Tilting at Windmills; and you will experience the sultry danger-filled nights in Buenos Aires with Piazzolla’s Fuga y misterio. In addition, an untypical concerto by Alessandro Scarlatti; and two concertos by Bach and Benda who, judging by the Italian style they have adopted so whole-heartedly, wished they had lived there.
Admission $35/$30

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 29th of April
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 29th of April
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Locals Day

Sunday 29th of April
All day
Bowral Golf Club
E. admin@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Locals Day *- $20 green fees all day
Bowral Golf Club was established in 1901, the Clubhouse provides a real club feel with friendly members and staff, poker machines were voted out around the turn of the century. There are plenty of historical items on show from 100 year old trophies to a world war one flag retrieved from a Turkish officer near Palestine in 1917, open fire places provides warmth and ambience.
On the last Sunday of every month we invite Southern Highlands locals to enjoy our beautiful golf course and Clubhouse. We are the oldest Club in the Highlands and are also open to visitors 7 days a week. Bowral Golf Club is an established club that provides not only a good golf course, but a social centre as well special member events held regularly. We hope that you enjoy your game.

Ode To Autumn BDCU Childrens Foundation dinner

Tuesday 1st of May
7:00pm
Biota Dining ( Kangaloon Road)
E. rstone@bdcualliancebank.com.au

The BDCU Childrens Foundation in partnership with James Viles of Biota have hosted these seasonal dinners previously, with great success & conviviality.
Funds raised go towards the Foundation's initiatives for local youth mental health.
BYO
Tickets $95pp - 3 courses ( phone The Bookshop Bowral on 4862 1634)
Drinks on arrival courtesy of Mt Ashby Estate

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 3rd of May
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Tex Perkins Band

Friday 4th of May
6pm
Bowral Bowling Club, 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Tex Perkins brings his swag of songs and his band of swagger to the Bowral Bowling Club for anight of dark and sensual tones. Tickets $40 via www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/tex-perkins-band/102672 or Bowral Bowling Club

All Things Great Are Small - Miniature Small Artworks Exhibition

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 May
10am - 4pm daily
Old Town Hall /Library Building Bendooley St Bowral
E. dog3gone@bigpond.com

The eleventh year of this 'small' event should create a 'big fuss'!
All artworks are for sale with the ‘biggest fuss’ being your ability to choose between a variety of techniques, styles and mediums before someone else grabs the artwork you've spent time fussing over!
The fact that ‘small’ does not mean ‘easier’ is not well known. Keeping within the boundaries of 120cm sq, (or even smaller for miniature work), is challenging! It tests an artists’ focus, technique, time and patience. The rewards can be ‘great’ and you, as a viewer attending, will be greatly rewarded.
Exhibition: 10am-4pm Fri 4 & Sun 6, 9am-5pm Sat 5 May. Free entry. Raffle at event only (for artwork)
Official Opening: Friday 4 May from 5.30pm. All welcome so you can chat with the artists while sharing a glass of wine and nibbles.
*** Baldock, Brack, Brewster, Copland, Humphreys, Kemp, Kay, Levett, Pye, Shannon, Thomson, Evans, Jones

Retford Park Open Garden

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 May
10AM-3PM
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1933

James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. Retford Park is a place of great
 heritage significance. Its European history extends back to grants of land promised to Edward Riley senior by Governor Macquarie in 1821.
The house was built in 1887 by Samuel Hordern (1849-1909) merchant and stockbreeder, and his wife Jane nee Booth. The house at Retford Park (designed by Albert Bond) is set on a low rise, a grand rendered brick Italianate style residence. It was in 1964 that James Fairfax bought the property and started to turn it from an agricultural property to a gentleman's residence.
Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wonder through. As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique.
Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of five emus.
Note: The gardens of Retford Park are managed sustainably. Herbicides and other chemicals have been phased out.
Open Gardens:
rom March 2018, the gardens will be open to the public on the first weekend of each month (except January). Although food and refreshments will be available when the garden is open for public inspection, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.
Cost:
• Adults - $14
• Concession - $10
• Children - $5 
 • National Trust members - FREE
Please note the house will not be open
Photograph provided from and credited to Ray Joyce

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 May
10AM-4PM
Bowral Memorial Hall Bendooley St Bowral
PH. 0428 446 534

The Southern Highlands Antiques fair is open from 9am-5pm on Sat 5/5 and from 10am-4pm on Sun 6/5. Admission is $10 for adults, accompanied children free. All items are for sale and a lucky door prize ticket is included. Refreshments available all weekend supporting the Bowral Hospital Auxiliary.
NSW and interstate dealers will be offering a large range of quality antiques including furniture, jewellery, silver, porcelain, linen, lamps, books and many other interesting collectables and decorator items.
For enquiries contact Mick Dalton on 0428 446 534..

NSW Siberian Express Boot camp 2

Saturday 5th of May
1pm to 3pm
Belanglo State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

NSW Siberian Express will be holding boot camps throughout the sledding season to help new comers to the sport, the event is free to attend however there is a forest levy fee of $5.00, The committee will lend out all our equipment and assist you as much or as little as is needed. You will need to bring a bike helmet, your dog & some water a chair and we'll take care of the rest
Our boot camps focus on fine tuning race rules, learn the correct commands to use, track etiquette and we can work with you to solve any issue you have running your dog.
We'll have bacon & egg rolls available for sale after the event for a very modest fee.
Spectators are welcome at all our events we ask all dogs to be kept on a lead
So join for some fun in the forest

Exeter Markets

Saturday 5th of May
9.00am - 1.30pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. Jill 0419 808 022

A gorgeous setting to buy local produce, craft and collectibles, drink fine coffee and tea, and eat fine food at our excellent Exeter Market Cafe. ​ Exeter Village Market is a country market in one of the most beautiful settings in the Southern Highlands: the art deco Exeter village hall, adjoining the oval with its white picket fence and old, exotic trees. There's room for the kids to safely play, a large selection of delicious food for a picnic lunch, and ample off-street parking.


Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 5th of May
9am - 2pm
Colo Vale Village Hall, Railway Ave Colo Vale
PH. 0414 633 077

Visit the market and browse the stalls which include country crafts, handcrafted goods, plants, jewellery, jams, chocolates, fresh garden vegetables in season and much more.
Playground for the children.   
(No January Market)


Rumsey Friends - Anecdotes and Soliloquies

Sunday 6th of May
4:30pm
Soldiers Memorial Hall, 3 Railway Ave, Bundanoon
E. andrew_rumsey@ozemail.com.au

Andrew Rumsey and Thomas Azoury will present an engaging afternoon full of exciting piano and clarinet repertoire! Andrew returns from his 10-month performance tour of the USA, Canada and Spain to join forces with the charismatic, Canberra-based clarinet virtuoso, Thomas Azoury. Sandwiched between pieces will be inspiring, embarrassing and unfortunate short tales of events and happenings from their careers thus far! Get a glimpse into the joy, calamity and sheer irony that befalls some musicians. Tickets available at the door, at Todds Real Estate in Bundanoon and online via eventbrite. Adult: $30. Student: $10. Under 12s: $Free.

Breakfast in the Bush at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Sunday 6th of May
9am-11am
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
PH. (02) 4684 1112

Breakfast in the Bush on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 11am – upcoming next Sunday for March.

This is an opportunity to enjoy a country breakfast, wander the bush tracks of Wirrimbirra, check out the native animals and nursery plants and enjoy the day. Bring the family for a country breakfast and lots to see.
 Bookings appreciated. $10 per person

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 6th of May
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 6th of May
8.30AM TILL 2PM
Soldiers Memorial Hall, Railway Ave Bundanoon
PH. Lisa 0411 297 963

    The new look Bundanoon Makers Market
The 1st and 3rd Sunday every month (except January) 
Makers and Bakers, Movers and Shakers.
A market for the Craftsmith! Sewers, Knitters, woodworkers, Photographers , Leatherwork and silver Jewellery plus all you need for meals during the week . Fresh Fruit and Vegetables , Freshly baked Bread , Lebanese take home meals, Hot Indian dishes ,Japanese Pancakes, Honey and Eggs plus a delicious assortment of cakes , pies and beautiful melting moments. Well worth the scenic drive - You will always find something new. 

Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 6th of May
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 10th of May
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Cheesemaking workshop Camembert Ricotta Mascarpone

Saturday 12th of May
10am-4pm
95 Clemens Road, Woodlands, Mittagong 2575
E. lucynias@hotmail.com

In this 6 hour hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of one of the most iconic of all French cheeses, Camembert - a cheese that has become synonymous with warm summer evenings, glasses of wine, sunsets and relaxation. You will learn how to develop and mature the bland rubbery curds of renneted milk into a creamy elegant and fragrant delicacy and also find time for ricotta and mascarpone, taking home your creations. An achievement to be truly proud of! All workshops run from 10am - 4pm, cost $150 per person and include all equipment, ingredients and a light lunch of homegrown and homemade food from our beautiful farm .
For bookings and further information please contact Lucy 0423 527 227 or lucynias@hotmail.com

Gib Gate Preschool Open Day

Saturday 12th of May
11 am to 1 pm
Gib Gate, Old Bowral Road, Mittagong
E. krussell@gibgate.nsw.edu.au

Join us for Gib Gate Preschool's annual Open Day on Saturday 12 May and witness the Gib Gate difference: An outstanding Pre-Kindergarten programme including specialist lessons in Library, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Junior Singing.

Gib Gate works with students from 3 years of age ensuring a smooth transition to the start of formal schooling in Kindergarten. The Preschool programme, which draws on the Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education, engages children in in-depth investigations of the world around them focussing on building early phonemic and numeracy skills in an engaging and meaningful context.

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE - FUNDS RAISED GO TO AUSTRALIAN FARMS FEED WATER

Saturday 12th of May
7PM DOORS OPEN 8PM START
BOWRAL HIGH HALL, PARK ROAD, BOWRAL
E. info@feedthefarms.org.au

A fundraising night to raise funds for animals on the farms.

Feed the farms incorporated is a not for profit charity that assists Australian owned and operated farms with feed, water and veterinarian expenses for their animals.

Purchase your tickets online - comedyforacause.net/FTF

Doors open at 7pm - there will be a BBQ, beer, wine, soft drink, canteen available.


Show starts at 8PM - 10.30PM
For over 15 years only 

Great lucky door prizes and a raffle on the night.
Feed the farms merchandise will also be available.

Come and enjoy a night out, or shout Mum for Mother's Day on the Sunday.

Bowral Public School Markets

Saturday 12th of May
8AM-1PM
BOWRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL
E. enquire@bowralpsmarket.com

The BPSM is a Maker's Market, It's a Producer's Market, It is an Artisan Market all in one. Very much like a traditional European Market set in the beautiful Southern Highlands.
The BPSM is held on the grounds of the Bowral Public School and has been hailed
as one of the best markets in the region.
The BPSM is known for quality and the professional courteous stallholders making it a great day out.
NB: In accordance with NSW DEC regulations BPSM is a non smoking area.
NB: Dogs are permitted on BPS grounds during market days. Please ensure that your dog(s) is on a hand held lead at all times, and that you control excessive barking and aggression towards other dogs – and don’t forget a poop bag. 
NB: Regularly held on the second Saturday  - check the date for December - January dates change also.

The Highlander Heritage Train

Sunday 13th of May
9.00am
Robertson & Moss Vale
PH. 1300 115 599

Bring Mum along for this scenic day trip from Sydney to Robertson or Moss Vale and return via the South Coast and Illawarra escarpment behind restored 1950s diesel locomotive 4201.

Travel in your choice of Standard or Premier class and enjoy a stopover in either Robertson or Moss Vale.

For something even more exclusive, travel in our Lounge class carriage where a special stopover will be made for an all inclusive High Tea at the historic Robertson Hotel.

Mothers Day in the Vineyards

Sunday 13th of May
12:00 - 3:00pm
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
E. michele@shw.com.au

Spoil your mum this Mothers Day by enjoying an Italian inspired menu at the Southern Highlands Winery

$70 per person
$25 Kids menu

Bookings are essential
Ph: 4868 2300

Joadja Open Day

Sunday 13th of May
10am-4pm
Joadja, 1760 Joadja Road, Joadja
PH. (02) 4878 5129

Joadja was a kerosene shale mining town which operated from 1878 to 1911 under the management of The Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co. After the collapse of the industry, the town was sold in 1911 and it's people left the valley. Today, the property is open for visitors wanting to explore this bygone era and the natural beauty of this hauntingly magical place.

The new Joadja Distillery pays homage to the thosands of Scottish miners and their families who made the journey to this country all those years ago. Joadja is open for private group bookings on a "rent a town" basis (Ts andCs apply) or you can join a tour on one of the many open days. We recommend you book as we have limited seats on the guided tour tractor-train (people movers). Please note that due to Council restrictions, visitors are not allowed to wander around the property.  

You can book a private guided tour where you have virtually unlimited access to the valley (minimum charges, Ts and Cs apply. Email us for more information on this option).  

TOUR DETAILS  

Tours of the Joadja Historic Site are conducted at 11am and 2pm on the following dates. These tours run approx. 90 minutes and are conducted using our purpose-built people movers, so you will not be having to walk much. There will be opportunities for you to get off the people mover and walk around the ruins, take photos, etc. After the tour of the ruins you can also do the Joadja Distillery Tour which is FREE OF CHARGE and includes tastings. You will see the magic behind how we make Single Malt Whisky, Dry Gin, Rum, Brandy and more. 

We advise that the Historic Tour is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.  

Cost:$29/Adult Child 5 to 15 years: $15/Child  

The Highlander

Sunday 13th of May
9am
Departs from Central Station
E. info@nswrailmuseum.com.au

Bring Mum along for this scenic day trip from Sydney to Robertson or Moss Vale and return via the South Coast and Illawarra escarpment behind restored 1950s diesel locomotive 4201.

​Travel in your choice of Standard or Premier class and enjoy a stopover in either Robertson or Moss Vale.

For something even more exclusive, travel in our Lounge class carriage where a special stopover will be made for an all inclusive High Tea at the historic Robertson Hotel.

Bookings and more information via the website.

Robertson Markets

Sunday 13th of May
9am - 2pm
School of Arts, Hoddle Street, Robertson
PH. 0408 238 575

Always a wide variety of stalls and bargains. Refreshments available.
Come and visit the green heart of the Highlands!
No January Market.


Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 13th of May
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 13th of May
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

Bowral Golf Club Open Days

Wednesday 16th of May
Cnr Kangaloon Road & David Street, Bowral
E. proshop@bowralgolfclub.com.au

2018 Wednesday Open Days. 

Just pay the competition fee.

Players must have a golf club membership and club handicap.

21 March
18 April
16 May
20 June
18 July
15 August
19 September
17 October
14 November
12 December 

Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

Bowral Golf Club

Traditional Longbow Making Course

Thursday 17 - Friday 18 May
10am
Farm Club, Greenhills Rd, Werai
E. Highlandsguides@gmail.com

Learn the craft of traditional longbow making with Lars from Narrative Yoga.
Learn how to make a longbow from scratch to finish and functional including the bow string. 

Learn how to shoot.
Also be instructed on the art of bow hunting and archery.
Get back in touch with your skills in a beautiful bush scene.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 17th of May
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Stars of The Highlands - Dance for Cancer

Friday 18th of May
6:30pm
Mittagong RSL, Bessemer St, Mittagong
E. kelly.dinnerville@nswcc.org.au

Stars of The Highlands Dance for Cancer is a gala fundraising event for Cancer Council NSW. 10-12 well-known local business personalities and other notable community characters will take to the stage to strut their stuff and showcase their hidden dancing talent in front of a judging panel and packed audience.

THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF JAKI McCARRICKS BELFAST GIRLS PRESENTED BY THE HIGHLANDS THEATRE GROUP

Friday 18 - Sunday 27 May
Fri/Sat 8pm Sun/2pm
Mittagong Play House, Bowral Rd, Mittagong
PH. 4871 2888

'Sixty women from Belfast on this ship and most of 'em I seen walk'in the streets. Weren't the priests encouragin' us to apply for passage? Oh they knew right well what they were sendin' to Australia! We didn't leave Ireland at all, ladies. Ireland spat us out!'
Between 1848 and 1851, four thousand young women left Ireland under the Orphan Immigration Scheme, hoping to escape the horrors and devastation of the Irish Potato Famine, as well as to escape the brutality of their own lives.
Among those who set sail from Belfast on the 'Inchinnan' in 1850, was a group of of five, remarkable and feisty women, who became known as 'The Belfast Girls'.
During the arduous three month voyage to Australia, their hopes and dreams of a new future are haunted by the dark secrets of their past.
'Our history...their story'. Come and share it.

The Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 18th of May
3:30pm to 8:30pm
The Mill, Cnr Bong Bong & Bundaroo Street, Bowral

Local, artisanal, fresh farm produce, fun, dine and imbibe soak up the Southern Highlands with us.
Enter via the carpark on Bundaroo Street, Bowral.

NSW Siberian Express Sled dog sprint

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May
Sat 1pm Sunday 6am
Wingello State Forest
E. articpower@optusnet.com.au

Come along and join NSW Siberian Express race 1 for 2018 season
There are different classes for different skill levels we have a Novice class for new comers, Touring class for non-competitive dogs & novice mushers (this class for young dogs between 12 months & 18 months of age), Veteran class for dogs aged 8 & over, Open classes for 1,2,3,4,6 & 8 dogs, Pee Wee class for kids 7 & under & a Junior class for kids aged 8 & up. Just added to the sledding disciplines are Canicross for the more active mushers, the musher wears a custom made canicross belt and they run through the forest with their dog/dogs and Bike-joring where a push bike is used instead of a scooter.
Sledding is a sport the whole family can enjoy with your dog/dogs.
Spectators welcome to all our events we ask that dogs are kept on a lead.

Dinner and Live Music with the Jewel Tones Trio

Saturday 19th of May
from 6.30pm
118 Main Street, Mittagong
E. reservations@glasscafe.com.au

Enjoy a 5 courses tapas style meal created by Chef Peter Oakley while being entertained by The Jewel-Tones blues trio. Fronted by Sydney’s veteran blues player, Bruce Jr Bongers, The Jewel-Tones play a heart-felt mix of funky & swinging, soulful grooves that always have a firm foundation in the raw Chicago blues of the ‘50’s & 60’s. Expect some Little Walter & Jr Wells harmonica-based pieces but be prepared for excursions into soul, funk and groovy, organ-based jazz, sometimes punctuated by Bruce’s beefy baritone saxophone. playing.

Bookings recommended - call 02 4872 2640 $65pp includes music and meal. BYO Alcohol

A night not to be missed

Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Show

Saturday 19th of May
7-10pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. bowling@hinet.net.au

Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood were pop's weirdest Beauty and the Beast pairing,whose quirky success confounded the critics but they created some of 60s America's most iconic pop.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band rock and country their way through These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning's Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, Up, Up & Away, the trippy Some Velvet Morning and some more obscure gems from the Nancy & Lee catalogue.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 19th of May
8.00am - 2.00pm
Uniting Church Grounds - Cnr Alice & Albert St Mittagong
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

Mittagong Market promises to be the friendly, local, affordable and country market!
3rd & 5th Saturday each month 
(Please check dates in December and January)

4 Bees Books and High Quality Secondhand Garments

Saturday 19th of May
9am - 2pm
Corner of Alice Street and Albert Street, Mittagong.
PH. 0406 102 741

4 Bees Books will now be presenting high quality secondhand garments for sale side by side with our extensive range of quality used and new books for all ages. We take great care in bringing seasonally appropriate garments that will add variety and distinction to your wardrobe. From vintage styles to recent designs, every piece of clothing has a history. We can be found at the Mittagong Markets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Card payments available. We look forward to seeing you.

Southern Highlands Soul Vibe Expo

Sunday 20th of May
10am
Mittagong RSL, Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
E. soulvibeevents@outlook.com

This wellbeing and lifestyle event will feature free workshops and stage presentations. There will also be psychic readers, natural therapists, wellness specialists, crystals, essential oils, unique giftware and so much more... Best of all... Entry is free!

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 20th of May
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 20th of May
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 20th of May
8.30AM TILL 2PM
Soldiers Memorial Hall, Railway Ave Bundanoon
PH. Lisa 0411 297 963

    The new look Bundanoon Makers Market
The 1st and 3rd Sunday every month (except January).
Makers and Bakers, Movers and Shakers . A market for the Craftsmith! Sewers, Knitters, woodworkers, Photographers , Leatherwork and silver Jewellery plus all you need for meals during the week . Fresh Fruit and Vegetables , Freshly baked Bread , Lebanese take home meals, Hot Indian dishes, Japanese Pancakes, Honey and Eggs plus a delicious assortment of cakes , pies and beautiful melting moments. Well worth the scenic drive - You will always find something new.

BASKERVILLE A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Wednesday 23 - Saturday 26 May
23 - 25 May at 7pm and 26 May at 2pm & 7pm
Chevalier College, McGrath Hall,11 Charlotte Street, Burradoo NSW 2575
PH. 02 4861 0500

Chevalier College presents "BASKERVILLE" A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot!

From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favourite detective solving his most notorious case.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.

Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

PERFORMANCES: 23, 24, 25 May at 7pm and 26 May at 2pm + 7pm
TICKETS: A$15 | C$13 | Family $45
BOOK ONLINE: www.trybooking.com/UOET

From the CAT Award winning production team at Chevalier College and a talented ensemble cast.
DON'T MISS IT!!

The Passion of Music - an uplifting film by Tony Williams celebrating the joy of music

Wednesday 23rd of May
6pm
Empire Cinema 327 Bong Bong St Bowral NSW 2571
PH. 4861 4676

Acclaimed filmmaker Tony Williams draws us into the heart of a chamber orchestra and reveals the interaction and the stories of the people behind the music. See this magical film and be inspired.

"It's an extraordinary film and Steel City Strings is an extraordinary organisation. People are in for a huge treat." -Richard Gill AO - Conductor and Australia's greatest music educator.

"Tony Williams' film demonstrates that music is not some optional extra. It is our greatest form of expression and our lifeblood." - Andrew Ford OAM ABC Host of The Music Show and composer.

The film will be introduced by Andrew Ford. Adult $25 (includes wine and light refreshments)
Child under 16 $10.

All ticket sales go to Rare Cancers Australia. Bookings essential.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 24th of May
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Time Travel

Friday 25 - Saturday 26 May
Fri. 6.00pm. Sat 3.oopm
Bundanoon Memorial Hall, Railway Ave, Bundanoon
E. jankev42@gmail.com

Serendipity's concert 'Time Travel' whilst conjuring up a sci-fi image is a musical program encompassing a variety of ways time passes. These include the transit of morning to night, the journey through life as well as others.. This is an interesting program not to be missed. Tickets,$20, including refreshments, are available on line at www.serendipitythechoir.com, Brown Bookshop Bowral, Todd's Real Estate Bundanoon from 5 May as well as at the door.

The Legendary Australia Wingello Forest Endurance Ride

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 May
all weekend
Wingello State Forest
E. bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au

10th Anniversary Event! - A horse endurance ride for anyone over the age of 4. Suitable for newcomers to the sport of endurance riding, with ride distances of 5km, 10km, 20km, 41/61km and 80km.

Ride, watch, support your friends, or just come and enjoy the atmosphere! There will be trade stalls, food outlets, and undercover seating. Spectators welcome. Contact bechogan@newmoonstud.com.au with volunteer, sponsor or trade stall enquiries.

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tour

Saturday 26th of May
10.00am
"Laurel View" 5110 Illawarra Highway, Robertson NSW 2577
E. bookings@maugers.com.au

Journey with local farmer and butcher, John Mauger, to get a unique insight into Maugers Meats' grass-fed beef and lamb operation. Our paddock to plate tour will take you from the family farm, "Laurel View", where John grew up, to the historical Maugers Meats Butcher Shop in Burrawang, where John ran the family butchery business for over 40 years. You will have the opportunity to learn, from the source, about every step of where your meat comes from and how Maugers Meats produce their premium quality locally grown meat. The three hour tour includes a short presentation on Maugers' beef and lamb production, morning tea, farm tour, meat tasting (slow cooked Maugers' meat on a soft bread roll with our house made chutney or relish - a local speciality!) and beef boning demonstration - "the Art of Butchery" - at the Burrawang shop.

The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents Out of this World

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 May
Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St, Bowral
E. newjill2@southernphone.com.au

Celebrating the Music of the Stars is the inspiration for the Southern Highlands Concert Bands's latest concert series on May 26th and 27th at the Bowral Memorial Hall. Performing the music of Gustav Holst, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and many more, our audience will be transported to the places reflecting the human fascination with the enormous scale and possibilities of the universe. Featuring stellar soloists Noni Hansen and Stephen Wheatley this is music that is inspired by planets, stars, flight and dreams; music that is simply
"Out of this World !" Book your tickets online or at the Welcome Centre.
Tickets $25 discount for groups and children

MOSS VALE MARKET

Saturday 26th of May
9am-2pm * No night market
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. admin@beestingevents.net

This Market is an exciting family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and speciality stalls! 

Please note: Check the dates for December no market January

Joadja Open Day

Sunday 27th of May
9am-4pm
1760 Joadja Road Joadja NSW 2575
PH. 02 4871 1054

Joadja was a kerosene shale mining town which operated from 1878 to 1911 under the management of The Australian Kerosene Oil and Mineral Co. After the collapse of the industry, the town was sold in 1911 and it's people left the valley. Today, the property is open for visitors wanting to explore this bygone era and the natural beauty of this hauntingly magical place.

The new Joadja Distillery pays homage to the thosands of Scottish miners and their families who made the journey to this country all those years ago. Joadja is open for private group bookings on a "rent a town" basis (Ts andCs apply) or you can join a tour on one of the many open days. We recommend you book as we have limited seats on the guided tour tractor-train (people movers). Please note that due to Council restrictions, visitors are not allowed to wander around the property.  

You can book a private guided tour where you have virtually unlimited access to the valley (minimum charges, Ts and Cs apply. Email us for more information on this option).  

TOUR DETAILS  

Tours of the Joadja Historic Site are conducted at 11am and 2pm on the following dates. These tours run approx. 90 minutes and are conducted using our purpose-built people movers, so you will not be having to walk much. There will be opportunities for you to get off the people mover and walk around the ruins, take photos, etc. After the tour of the ruins you can also do the Joadja Distillery Tour which is FREE OF CHARGE and includes tastings. You will see the magic behind how we make Single Malt Whisky, Dry Gin, Rum, Brandy and more. 

We advise that the Historic Tour is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.  

Cost:$29/Adult Child 5 to 15 years: $15/Child  

Locals Day

Sunday 27th of May
All day
Bowral Golf Club
E. admin@bowralgolfclub.com.au

Locals Day *- $20 green fees all day
Bowral Golf Club was established in 1901, the Clubhouse provides a real club feel with friendly members and staff, poker machines were voted out around the turn of the century. There are plenty of historical items on show from 100 year old trophies to a world war one flag retrieved from a Turkish officer near Palestine in 1917, open fire places provides warmth and ambience.
On the last Sunday of every month we invite Southern Highlands locals to enjoy our beautiful golf course and Clubhouse. We are the oldest Club in the Highlands and are also open to visitors 7 days a week. Bowral Golf Club is an established club that provides not only a good golf course, but a social centre as well special member events held regularly. We hope that you enjoy your game.

BERRIMA SCHOOLYARD MARKET

Sunday 27th of May
9.00am - 2.00pm
Berrima Public School, Oxley Street, Berrima
PH. 0424 090 520

A market not to be missed!
50 sassy stalls will delight you! There are children’s activities galore including a jumping castle and cars and a playground, we also have live music, and the Schools very special Stephanie Alexander “Kitchen Café” open. A fantastic market to buy great presents, useful items, fresh produce and other delicious food!
Stalls include hand made, artisan, jewellery, fashion, homewares and many delicious food stalls, fresh produce, home made jams, sauces, pies, sweets ,french cheeses, charcuterie and more. Fabulous hot food such as BBQ, Japanese pancakes, gozleme, Chinese, Danish and French meals all available to enjoy on site whilst listening to live music or watching the kids play.
For all the new activities and ideas to come stay posted here or like us o n Facebook!
Tell your friends, tell your family, we can't wait to have you!
NB: Phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.
Regularly held on the Fourth Sunday but check the dates for December plus no January market.

Puppet show Oh Rats

Sunday 27th of May
11 am
Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
E. spuppet@ozemail.com.au

ImaginArta - the Australian Puppet Centre presents shows every Sunday at 11 am at the Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra H'way, Sutton Forest.
Come and see 'Oh Rats!' by the Sydney Puppet Theatre playing every Sunday in April and May 2018, including Easter Sunday. "Oh Rats!" has been performed in many countries around the world including India, Hungary, Mexico, Japan, Poland, Ireland and Borneo where the show was awarded Best Artistic Creation at the World Carnival of Puppetry. 'Oh Rats!' is a very funny puppet show enjoyed by all ages (recommended for 4 years and up).
For a promo of 'Oh Rats!' follow this link -
http://sydneypuppettheatre.iinet.net.au/Videos/Oh%20Rats%20Promo.wmv

Ticket prices: Adults $15, Children $11, groups of 4 or more $10.50 each. No bookings required.
For information please call Sue on 0438 218 217.

Before Berrima Settlement at Bong Bong Common

Sunday 27th of May
10.30-4.00
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson St Berrima
E. chris-thompson@bigpond.com

Bong Bong was established by Governor Macquarie beside a cobbled ford across the Wingecarribee River on the old South Road, which ran from Liverpool and the Camden district south of Sydney through Bong Bong to Sutton Forest. Travelling south were optimistic settlers with flocks of sheep and herds of cattle looking for cheap land and a new start: travelling north were drays loaded with wool for the Sydney market. To service their needs were the Argyle Inn, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, stores and a major military establishment.
The exhibition, curated by the Bong Bong Common Management Committee is on the second floor of Harper’s Mansion and features documents and photographs to illustrate this first settlement, the several attempts to improve the river crossing and how the site has been used to the present.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 31st of May
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.
Thursday 21st December the last Market for 2018 back on the 18th January 2018!

Pie Time 2018

Friday 1 - Saturday 30 June
Southern Highlands, NSW
PH. 02 4871 2888

THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS IS HOME TO AWARD WINNING PIE MAKERS  
AND WITH OVER 28 PIE OUTLETS IN THE REGION IT IS QUICKLY  
BECOMING KNOWN AS THE ULTIMATE PIE DESTINATION.  

JUNE IS PIE TIME, AND THE REGION WILL CELEBRATE THE GREAT AUSSIE ICON  
WITH THE INAUGURAL SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS BEST PIE COMPETITION  
WHICH WILL CROWN THE REGION'S BEST LOCALLY MADE PIES AND BAKERS. 

Throughout the month there will be lots of great events, activities and a competitions 
all centreing around 'the pie' in the Southern Highlands, including a Pie Festival, Pie Competition, Dine With A Pie Events, an Instagram Promotion where everyone can show off their BEST Southern Highlands Pie/Experience,   
and some great Pie Stay packages for those who want to embrace the true essence of Pie Trail over a few days. 

PIE TRAIL 
Why not eat your way around the Southern Highlands Pie Trail and sample the range of pies made in house at local restaurants, bakeries and cafes. Each pie maker has a hero product carefully selected from the range of incredible produce we have right here on our doorstep. Home to award winning pie makers, with over 28 pie outlets in the region, the Southern Highlands is quickly becoming known as the ultimate pie destination.

NSW/ACT BEST PIE COMPETITION - SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
To take place across three days - 13 to 15 June 2018, the NSW/ACT Best Pie Competition - Southern Highlands
is the event that will name the best pies in the Southern Highlands and beyond! 
Entering this competition is open to everyone who produces pies in the Southern Highlands and surrounds,  
bakers, pie makers, chefs, cooks and home bakers are eligible to enter. 
Categories include: red meat, white meat, sweet, savoury, apprentice and community,  

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE 

Pie FEST Southern Highlands
 23-24 June 2018 
Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, 460 Kangaloon Road, Bowral
Pie FEST Southern Highlands is the celebration of Pie Time this June. 
The two day festival will showcase everything that is pies, in the Southern Highlands and  
provide the opportunity to taste and enjoy the best of the best following on from  
the NSW/ACT Best Pie Competition - Southern Highlands. 
There will be lots to see and do at the festival including  
market stalls, food & wine, children's activities, family fun and lots more. 



There will also be great activities including
Dine With A Pie, Competitions, the Pie Trail and Pie-Cation Stay Packages.