What's On

Resin art by Ebony Barnes

Friday 11 August - Friday 12 January
9am until 4pm Monday - Friday
12 Illawarra Highway
E. ebz-2487@hotmail.com

A six month exhibition of unique resin art by Ebony Barnes

2017 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

Friday 1 September - Thursday 30 November
Various Locations
E. tourism@wsc.nsw.gov.au

2017 Spring Open Gardens Booklet!
 A wide range of Gardens open for inspection across the towns and villages from September - November 2017


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.

Chinoiserie Spring Open Garden

Tuesday 12 September - Sunday 12 November
10am - 4.30pm
23 Webb Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3003

Chinoiserie.........a plant collector's garden.
A colourful plant collectors garden set on 1.25 acres.
Plantings consist of long herbaceous borders, potager, pond and stream garden, a large collection of Chinese, Japanese, European and American tree peonies which are the star attraction in October and early November. 
Coaches welcome - Please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.
Admission: Adult $7pp Concession $6pp

Ephemeris - some notes from the natural world

Sunday 24 September - Sunday 12 November
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Jeff Mincham, Master of Australian Ceramics, comes to Sturt with a new exhibition opening on Sunday 24 September.

South Australian, Jeff Mincham AM, is a recognised master of Australian craft with an international reputation and is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Australia today. In his very first exhibition at Sturt, Jeff will explore the Australian bush as inspiration for his new work made in a residency at Sturt Pottery.

“This exhibition represents a series of observations of the natural world, or at least the part of it that I am closest to.
It is a world that explains itself slowly and often in surprising ways. Events, some barely noticeable and others intense and dramatic, make up the continuous rhythm of life, death, rebirth and regeneration”.

The exhibition opening will take place on Sunday 24 September at 11am.

CONTOURS - Penelope Oates paintings - Darren Oates fine woodwork

Saturday 7 - Tuesday 31 October
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

CONTOURS - Penelope & Darren Oates - The inspiration for this exhibition comes from our respective disciplines as both artist and artisan and the commonalities we see in both our work.
Penelope’s works are characterized by layered, textural and etched surfaces where the contours of the landscape often merge the delineation between land, sea and sky. This layering of mixed media with the predominant use of coloured inks on timber shapes, perfectly cut to size by Darren in his workshop, allow Penelope to explore varying shapes and contours as a painting surface, rather than always adhering to the more conventional and restrictive size and shape of a canvas.
Darren’s furniture is characterized by a strong use of curves that are achieved by molding timber into forms that mirror the shapes and contours we find in nature. These curved elements are largely a result of using bent laminations.

A Celebration of a life in Colour - Barbara Trapnell

Friday 13 - Sunday 22 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

A Celebration of a life in Colour - exhibition at Bowral Art Gallery, 13 - 22 October, 2017
Barbara, artist and illustrator has developed and fine tuned her works over the past 60 years. This exhibition features works- some retrospective- on canvas, watercolours, prints and mixed media from the past 10 years, highlighting her love of colour and domestic subjects.
Please feel welcome to join Barbara at her official exhibition opening on Saturday, 14 October from 2pm.

Twilight Organ Recital

Friday 20th of October
5.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

International Concert Organist Hans Hielscher will be in Bowral in October and perform at St Jude’s at a twilight Recital on Friday 20 October at 5.30pm. When not on tour, Hielscher is the organist and carillonneur at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany. Hans Hielscher has given recitals in many countries and has an extensive discography. He has also published several books and has over fifty composition in publication. He has been honoured in France for his engagement with French organ music. His program includes several works by English composers as well as European composers and one of his own works (Scottish Rhapsody). Admission $30/$20.

Carers Seminar Afternoon tea at Quest for Life

Friday 20th of October
2.30pm-4pm
13-33 Ellsmore Road, Bundanoon NSW 2578
PH. 1300941488

How to care for yourself so you can care for a loved one. We invite Carers in the Southern Highlands to join us for a Seminar & Afternoon tea at our beautiful Centre in Bundanoon.
During the seminar you will learn how to:
- manage the varied emotions associated with being a carer
- look after yourself so you have the energy to look after others
- how to incorporate relaxation into everyday life
Enjoy afternoon tea whilst you explore our tranquil gardens.
With thanks to NSW Carers for their support.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Call 1300-941-488

The Mill Street Feast - FRI-YAY

Friday 20th of October
3:30pm to 8:30pm
The Mill, Cnr Bong Bong & Bundaroo Street, Bowral
PH. 0457 180 729

Local, artisanal, fresh farm produce, fun, dine and imbibe soak up the Southern Highlands with us.
Enter via the carpark on Bundaroo Street, Bowral.
$2 gold coin entry will go towards our approved charity.

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 20th of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 October
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.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend

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

Maugers Paddock to Plate Tours

Saturday 21st of October
10am - 1pm
Robertson / Burrawang

Take a true Paddock to Plate Tour with Maugers Meats, an iconic Beef and Lamb producer in the Southern Highlands.

Farm Tour with John Mauger "Meet the Mob"
Presentation on Grass Fed Beef and Lamb Production
On Farm Meat tasting and with Vicki Mauger
Tour Maugers Historic Butcher Shop
Art of Butchery - Beef Boning Demonstration

Tour Cost $70 pp  includes 3 hr tour and tastings

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE

Bundanoon Garden Ramble

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 October
9.30am - 4.30pm
Soldiers Memorial Hall Anzac St Bundanoon

The 21st Bundanoon Garden Ramble will be held on the weekend of 21 and 22 October 2017.
This annual event in the village of Bundanoon features eight private gardens that will be opened from 9.30am to 4.30pm on both days. A combination of both large and small gardens will delight visitors.
The Soldiers’ Memorial Hall in the main street of Bundanoon will feature a Garden Market with plants and gifts for sale. Other interesting displays, including an exhibition by the Bundanoon History Group will be open for viewing in the main street.
Visit the gardens and other activities by bicycle; use the free shuttle bus or if you wish to avoid delays use your own transport.
Purchase tickets in the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.  
Tickets valid for both days and with garden descriptions and map are $20.
This includes all eight gardens or $5 for a single garden.    
Refreshments are available in one of the gardens, as well as in the cafes in the village.   

NATIONAL TREE DAY

Saturday 21st of October
8.30AM - 1.00PM
Wingecarribee River at Burradoo
PH. 4868 0772

The 2017 National Tree Day will be held on the bank of the Wingecarribee River at Burradoo, just upstream of the Werrington St causeway and adjacent to the Bong Bong walking & cycle track.
The focus will be on planting native sedges, rushes, grasses and shrubs with a scattering of trees to link up with the remnant vegetation to provide riverbank stability and improve both habitat values and the amenity of the many people who use the Bong Bong track. We anticipate that the volunteers will plant, guard, mulch and water 1,000 native plants before enjoying a free BBQ lunch.
Also featuring at the Tree Day event will be before-after photo displays, bird spotting tours conducted by Birdlife Southern Highlands, native plant give-aways by Greening Australia and the official launch of the Wall to Wollondilly Project. Plan B - if raining October 28th.

Tudorfest

Saturday 21st of October
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Tudor House, 6480 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
E. markets@tudorhouse.nsw.edu.au

For a day of family fun with something for everyone, head to TudorFest on Saturday, 21 October!
The kids will be entertained by by Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol shows at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm with “meet and “greets” after each performance…
The whole family will love the animal farm, face painting and carnival rides….
Mum will love the delicious high tea experience and the Vintage Car Club is guaranteed to be a hit with Dad.
Be sure to drop by the market stalls to start your Christmas shopping and stock-up the pantry.
Plan your day at Tudor House School.

Yarrawin Open Garden

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 October
10am-4pm
Burradoo Road and Sunninghill Avenue, Burradoo
PH. 02 4872 1244

The late Paul Ramsay's Burradoo home will be open for the public supporting Welby Garden Centre.
It is a garden filled with year round colour, and diverse range of plants sprawling across the property, combining both formal and informal planting.
$10 per person.
No pets permitted, Non garden areas are strictly out of bounds, permission must be sought for photographs.

YOGA FOR Cyclists & Runners

Saturday 21st of October
2.30-4.30PM
Level 1/10 Boolwey street, Bowral (upstairs, corner of Bong Bong & Boolwey streets)
E. melinda_sutcliffe@hotmail.com

YOGA FOR – Cyclists & Runners
Suitable for all levels
$80 for 2 sessions, on 2 Saturdays
Cycling and running are both awesome cardiovascular workouts, as well as being great strength-building exercises for the whole body. That said, those who love higher intensity workouts like cycling or running are starting to discover the amazing restorative and balancing elements of yoga. Yoga is especially good at relieving tight muscles that need deep opening. Yoga can also help counteract muscle stiffness, protect against injury, and help build strength in supporting muscles.
Over 2 weekend sessions, come and learn yoga poses that you can add to your regular stretching routine to help counteract specific problem spots, aid you to develop deeper core strength, and speed recovery after injury. Take home a simple routine to add to your workout, and do yourself a favour. It may give you the edge in your next competition!

NSW Justices

Saturday 21st of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

MITTAGONG MARKETS

Saturday 21st of October
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 

4 Bees Books and High Quality Secondhand Garments

Saturday 21st of October
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.

Bowral Classic

Sunday 22nd of October
FROM 7AM
BOWRAL
E. info@bowralclassic.com.au

Bowral Classic event is a Gran Fondo style cycling event held in the picturesque surrounds of the Southern Highlands brought to you by Bicycling Australia.
The route will take riders through the villages of Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong and Kangaloon. The routes will offer beautiful scenic back roads as well as tough challenges for the more proficient rider.
Details will be available for 2017 routes and distances soon.


Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 22nd of October
9am - 2pm
BERRIMA PUBLIC SCHOOL, OXLEY STREET, BERRIMA
PH. 0424 090 520

A market not to be missed!
Little did the shackled convicts labouring on the Old Well at Berrima School realise the significance of such a worthy edifice. Today the Well is a conduit for big market ideas, intriguing stalls, old and new wares, fresh produce, live music, children’s entertainment and a vibrant buzz of people. Just like the Old Well that irrigated the township, so flows the energy from new management that will whet your appetite to come back for more!
Please note phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.

OPEN MIC AND WOODFIRED PIZZA

Sunday 22nd of October
46 Sir Charles Moses Lane, off the Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
E. jane.brabon@artemiswines.com.au

OCTOBER TO MARCH ONLY - every fourth Sunday of the month
OPEN MIC AND WOODFIRED PIZZAS
Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon on our lawn with delicious pizza and cool tunes from local musicians, or maybe you would like to sing, dance or tell a story? Book a table or byo deck chairs.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 24th of October
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 25th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 25th of October
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Spectrum 3 - Art Exhibition of works by Helen Johnston Jan Maguire

Thursday 26 - Tuesday 31 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. office@bdasgallery.com

“Spectrum 3” is the third collaborative exhibition of works by successful artists Helen Johnston and Jan Maguire, who have been painting together for eighteen years. Exploring acrylics on canvas, both artists will be exhibiting a range of contemporary artworks which depict their love of travel and the natural environment.

Official opening will be at 1pm on Saturday 28 October.

Make sure you put this in your diary - All welcome

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 26th of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 26th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 26th of October
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Abundance Wellness Retreat

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October
Check in from 6pm
Fulford Folly Bundanoon
E. melsharpyoga@gmail.com

Imagine living a life full of meaning and thriving with possibility.
Imagine having the time and space to just be, to be completely immersed in the riches life may bring.
To live your life to the fullest.
Melissa's ABUNDANCE RETREAT will guide you on your journey to discover your most abundant, full and prosperous life. Through the practice of Yoga, discover your breathe-body-mind connection, your ultimate self, the truest version of you.
​Our Retreat is held in Bundanoon, a quaint village nestled in the Southern Highlands of NSW, at our boutique accommodation - Fulford Folly, a beautiful homestead combining rustic charm and luxury touches. The property is surrounded by 2.5 acres of garden with plenty of room to enjoy the outdoors, read a book by the fireplace or relax on the wrap around veranda overlooking the gorgeous property.
Discover your most abundant life - places are limited, so book early!

WILDfest Southern Highlands 2017

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October
Joadja Road, Joadja
E. info@wildfest.com.au

Let THE WILD in and adventure begin ! 27 - 29 October 2017, WILDfest Southern Highlands brings an adventure-packed 3 day festival program that celebrates nature through soul-stirring wilderness experiences as WILD and unexpected as nature herself! Be pampered with a 3-day, all-inclusive Remote Glamping Experience, Premium Package-complete with concierge! Or build your own WILDfest experience, selecting from the many bespoke activites available - a Wild Native Feast out under the milky way amid the remote ruins of Joadja Old Town, WILD CANOE exploration of a sunken forest in custom-crafted canoes with champagne, forest canapes on ice; trekking to a magnificent escarpment where deckchairs and fine wine await your arrival - and much more! WILDfest weaves elements of the whimsical into trials of endurance and voyages of discovery to create moments of sheer magic ! Book before June 30 to snap up an early bird special!


www.wildfest.com.au

WILD CANOE EXPERIENCE - WILDfest Southern Highlands 2017

Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October
Session Times 9am, 12noon, 3pm
Beehive Point, Morton National Park
E. info@wildfest.com.au

Paddle the water ways in our custom-built canoes and take in the native fauna and flora while you sip on award-winning Highlands wines and savour native food canapés.A must do festival experience that explores the sunken forest in Yarrunga Creek and its eerily beautiful backdrop of a convict-built sandstone road, winding uphill and linking the rainforest with our colonial past. This is wilderness in its extreme and is home to the majestic azure kingfisher, wedge-tail eagle, diamond python, rock wallaby, white-breasted sea eagle, water dragon and more.
Early Bird price available until 30 June 2017
$175.00 per person
Maximum of 20 people per session 

CLICK HERE for BOOKINGS

OCTOBER 27 HALLOWEEN MOVIE NIGHT ON THE LAWN AT ARTEMIS

Friday 27th of October
46 SIR CHARLES MOSES LANE, OFF THE OLD HUME HWY, MITTAGONG
E. jane@artemiswines.com.au

October 27, Halloween Movie Night, On The Lawn at Artemis
A family event celebrating all things ghoulish and ghostly. Pre-purchase your tickets which will include food, drinks & movie. Bring your picnic rug and deck chairs and settle in for an evening of spine tingling fun for the whole family.
Everyone is welcome to embrace the Halloween spirit and come in fancy dress, there will be prizes for the best children's costumes

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 27th of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

PCYC Lock Up Fundraiser

Saturday 28th of October
8:00am-8:00pm
Highlands Marketplace- 197 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. southernhighlands@pcycnsw.org.au

PCYC's Lock up is where members of the community volunteer to go into a jail cell and raise funds for PCYC. Each person has a "bail" amount set on them in order to get out. The jail is open to members of the public who wish to go inside on the day as well. The "jail" is monitored by two members of the NSW police force.
Photos are also available for children with the police and jail with costumes. There will be boxing and basketball also available for children. 
Funds raised go towards PCYC Southern Highlands mission of providing safe and fun activities to get children active and to stop youth crime.
We hope you will be able to support PCYC Southern Highlands by coming down and making a donation or going into the jail.

Baby et Lulu

Saturday 28th of October
6pm door onstage 7.30pm
40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

Have a truly magnifique evening with French-language duo Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) as they return to Bowral with their prodigiously talented band performing songs from ARIA Nominated 'Album Deux'. See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions. They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and more, nd are not to be missed!

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian
"A must-see act that will seduce your ears with its chansons." The Weekend Edition

Plant Workshop at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Saturday 28th of October
10am -12pm
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
E. enquiries@wirrimbirra.com.au

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 | Sausage Sizzle from 12:00
Cost: $10 per person (includes sausage sizzle and potted plant)
We will spend some time on a plant's journey from seed to sale. Sowing seeds collected on the property will start getting our hands dirty, along with potting up plants and some tips and tricks to help keep natives growing well in your garden. This includes potting your own plant to take home.

Gardenalia - Open Garden and Plant Stall

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October
10 till 4pm
5 May Street, Robeertson
PH. 02 4885 1864

Potted garden design, rare plants and gardenalia.
You'll be constantly delighted as you wander through these inspiring gardens with over 500 pots of rare and unusual plants all designed to compliment the water gardens, statuary and gardenalia.  
*40 year old Wisteria
*Weeping Japanese Maples  
*Espaliers - pears and apples
*Bay trees, toparies, bulbs
*Clematis, fushias and roses  
*Vireya Rhodos and camellias
*Cycads, succulents and peonies
*Cyclamens, herbs and natives
*Vegetables and hedges  
2017 Open Dates: Tulip Time 12-24 September
Opening every LAST weekend of the month until May 2018  
Entry $8pp supporting Diabetes NSW
Groups welcome by appointment anytime during Spring Summer and Autumn  

WILD NATIVE FEAST - WILDfest 2017

Saturday 28th of October
5pm
Joadja Old Town
E. info@wildfest.com.au

A sumptuous WILD NATIVE FEAST with a twist or two - created exclusively for WILDfest Southern Highlands 2017 by chef Damien Monley of Bowral's stylish Grand Bistro. Feast on 'the fruit of the forest; the natural bounty of our land' with 7 decadent courses and a selection of award-winning, cool-climate local wines to be enjoyed out under the milky way amid the remote ruins of Joadja Old Town. It's an experience as wild and unexpected as nature herself! For a touch of the whimsical, in inimitable WILDfest style, gentleman will be handed a top hat and tails and ladies, long gloves and tiaras upon entering our magical bush-land setting. 

 Completing the dramatic ambience will be Leonard-Cohen-inspired acoustic accompaniment and other delightful surprises!

Messiah Handel

Saturday 28th of October
6.30pm
St Jude's Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. organist@bowralanglican.org.au

Handel’s immortal oratorio “Messiah” will be presented in St Jude’s Church Bowral on Saturday 28 October commencing at 6.30pm. This is a “come and sing” performance. The choruses will be led by an augments choir accompanied by the Highlands Sinfonia. Soloists are Melinda Richardson (soprano), Michael Spencer (alto), David Allen (tenor) and Christopher Harris (bass). The organist is Kim Stewart and the performance will be directed by Allan Beavis. There is a workshop on the day commencing at 2.30pm to which all are welcome. Details may be obtained from Allan Beavis (0448 009 434). Admission to the performance is by donation.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 October
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.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

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 

Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 28th of October
10.00 - 2.00
Moss Vale Showgrounds, Illawarra Highway Moss Vale
E. nrgraham@hinet.net.au

Come along and enjoy a ride on the miniature railway. Open during the Moss Vale day market.
The railway is open for general public and can also be hired for private events.
Must wear enclosed shoes.
Non for profit organisation, new members welcome.
$2.00 per ride.
Located in the far right corner of the showground.

Weather Permitting

Moss Vale Market

Saturday 28th of October
9am-2pm
Moss Vale Showground, Robertson Road, Moss Vale
PH. Bridie 0428 672 400

Buy fresh local produce straight off the farmer's truck. Gourmet goodies for sale then head down to the flea market for a good rummage! 

Southern Highlands Night Market

Saturday 28th of October
4pm-8pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
PH. 0428 672 400

Southern Highland Night Market is the NEW, EXCITING, Family and friends social event. Bring the kids and all your friends so you can enjoy the food, entertainment and specialty stalls! It will be a night you wished never had to end! A place to enjoy high quality – freshly cooked food, as well as unique locally made food and craft products while enjoying entertainment for all ages.
Southern Highlands Night Market has been created to showcase the Southern Highlands, offering a vibrant Night Market for local community and visitors to enjoy.
Showcasing handpicked, high quality, mostly local products as well as freshly cooked food and local produce with fantastic entertainment creating a place full of ambience and atmosphere to be enjoyed by friends and family.

MOSS VALE MARKET

Saturday 28th of October
5.00 PM - 8.30 PM
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 specialty stalls! It will be a night you wished never had to end!  A place to enjoy high quality – freshly cooked food, as well as unique locally made food and craft products while enjoying entertainment for all ages.

Southern Highlands Night Market has been created to showcase the Southern Highlands, offering a vibrant Night Market for local community and visitors to enjoy.
Showcasing handpicked, high quality, mostly local products as well as freshly cooked food and local produce with fantastic entertainment creating a place full of ambience and atmosphere to be enjoyed by friends and family.
(This market is from October to March)

NSW Justices

Saturday 28th of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Peppers Southern Highlands Wedding Open Day

Sunday 29th of October
11am till 2pm
Peppers Craigieburn- Centennial Rd, Bowral & Peppers Manor House, Kater Rd, Sutton Forest
E. carrie.blunt@peppers.com.au

Join us on Sunday the 29th of October, 2017 from 11am to 2pm for a wedding open day at our Southern Highland properties, Peppers Manor Hours and Peppers Craigieburn. Our venues will be open for inspections and service providers will be on hand to offer any assistance for your special day.

Walk 4 brain cancer Bowral

Sunday 29th of October
10:00am
Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, Kangaloon Road, Bowral
E. humecottage@live.com.au

A 3km walk around Bong Bong Racetrack to raise funds for the Cure Brain Cancer foundation.
Afterwards join us for lots of food , drinks and live entertainment . Jumping castles, face painting , giant Jenga , fairy floss and obstacle course for the kids. Along with a fun photo booth , local brewery and prizes for the best dressed in purple. Register on line at https://www.walk4braincancer.com.au/events/84/w4bc-bowral
A fun family day out for all to raise important funds to go towards research for better treatment options and clinical trials for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.

Frog Day at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Sunday 29th of October
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
PH. (02) 4684 1112

Entry Fees: $5 per person, $15 per family (2A+3C under 12)
Look, listen and learn about our fascinating wildlife with a live frog display – the chance for young and not-so-young to see and touch these wonderful animals. Enjoy a coffee, snack, meal or BBQ at the White Waratah Café

HARPERS MANSION GARDEN AND PLANT FAIR

Sunday 29th of October
10AM- 4PM
Harper's Mansion, 9 Wilkinson Street, Berrima, Southern Highlands
PH. Eric Savage 4877 1508

Many many stalls include garden& interior books. magazines, specialist cold climate plants, garden statues, sculptures, tools, skin care products, fascinating small items for the home, botanical cards, prints AND our own NT shop within Harper's selling an array of beautiful early Christmas goodies and small presents for those travelling overseas for Christmas. NOT TO MISS our jams and chutneys that are so welcome at this time of year.
We have dog training demonstrations, a chat on your 'inner chook', a 'Melbourne Cup' flower display, potting up beautiful perennials, and celebrating a cultural history of camellias - all by locally renowned personalities.
AND all this can be enjoyed by a pause in your day, soaking up the sunshine with a sausage sizzle, devonshire tea or locally grown salad while your children play in the maze, have their face painted and visit the Berrima School Exhibition.
How else could you spend Sunday?

Wingello Public School Spring Fling

Sunday 29th of October
9am-2pm
Murrimba Road Wingello
E. wingello-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Market Stalls, Delicious Food, Entertainment, Jumping Castle, Laughing Clowns, Showbags, Raffles, Competitions and so much more. Fun for the whole family.

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 29th of October
10:00am to 04:00pm
100-118 Grevillea Place, Colo Vale
E. thevalestudio@outlook.com

Move with the Seasons
with Special Guest Dru YogaTeacher, Fiona Davis

A day that can be enjoyed by beginners through to experienced yogis. It
will be flowing and gentle using Dru Yoga style principles to encourage stability and relaxation. The movements, breathing, relaxation and a short mindfulness practice will prepare you for the day and leave you feeling great! Lunch, a Woodland Walk and Noble Silence followed by a Restorative Practice designed to nurture and rejuvenate with Anne will complete your Vale Studio Indulgence.

Bookings Essential at www.thevalestudio.com
or call Anne on 0400 374 383

Walking on the Wildside 2017

Tuesday 31st of October
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Growwild Wildflower Farm, 916 Old Hume Highway, ALPINE
PH. 0434 265 817

Springtime wildflower farm walk and floristry demonstration.

  • Tour a commercial wildflower farm to learn how top quality flowers are grown – fabulous grevilleas in 8 colours, kangaroo paws, Protea ‘Venus’, banksias and leptospermum 
  • Enjoy a fabulous lunch on the terrace overlooking the farm 
  • Be inspired by our floral demonstrators, Lynne Dallas NDSF Cert ED and Emelia Bristow from Pearsons 
  • Florist, Sydney, who will showcase the diversity and versatility of Australian-grown wildflowers and foliage as they craft a range of stunning designs.
REGISTER TO ATTEND AT https://www.trybooking.com/RZSY

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 31st of October
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Christmas Parties and End of Year Functions at The Old Bank

Wednesday 1 November - Sunday 24 December
83 Main Street, Mittagong
PH. 0419 982 191

Have your Christmas Party or End of Year function at the Old Bank Boutique Hotel in Mittagong. Featuring a superb Christmas menu in our Licensed Restaurant.
$75 per guest. Up to approximately 40 guests
Call 02 4872 4496 to book your Christmas event

The Art and Culture of Retford Park

Wednesday 1st of November
5pm-7pm
Retford Park 1325 Old South Rd, Bowral, NSW 2576
PH. 02 4861 1933

Art was a driving force in James Fairfax’s life. He travelled Australia and the world to surround himself with some of the world’s greatest art. Retford Park became a treasure trove of pieces he collected during these times. Although many of these works have been gifted or sold to support numerous institutions or charities, there still is an impressive selection housed in his country residence in Bowral. During November as the sun starts to fall, John Mullholland who managed Retford Park for well over 30 years and is also an art connoisseur, along with the current manager, Scott Pollock, will take guided tours showcasing part of the legacy left by Mr James Fairfax. To finish this exclusive tour, canapes and champagne will served as the sun sets on Retford Park.
Cost $100 National Trust Members $80
All bookings are available via the following link: www.trybooking.com/SAQA
Note: there is a maximum number of 20 people per tour.
images: Ray Joyce

Southern Highlands Arts Festival 2017

Wednesday 1 - Thursday 30 November
Various Locations across the Southern Highlands
E. info@shaf.com.au

Immerse yourself in the creative environment of the Southern Highlands, New South Wales, and join us for the annual Arts Festival (SHAF) this November! The Highlands is renowned for its strong community of artists, drawn to the area for the fresh air, natural beauty and lifestyle which provide the perfect environment to inspire creativity. Once again SHAF’s feature event is the annual Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail, when artists open their studio doors and allow visitors inside to explore their creative habitats across the first two weekends of November. Subscribe to ArtsInfo for updates on this year's Festival -
www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/whats-on---artsinfo-newsletter

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 1st of November
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 1st of November
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Essence by Jane Wray

Thursday 2 - Tuesday 7 November
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Jane Wray is an award winning pastellist whose work is vibrant and intriguing. She is an Exhibiting Member of The Royal Art Society. Jane produces quirky pieces as well as beautiful studies capturing the essence of the natural world. Wendy Sharpe has said of Jane's work it is 'sensitive, skilful…at once soft and dramatic'.
Quite a diverse exhibition, it features an exploration of the juxtaposition of the built environment with the natural world. Jane’s works are visually captivating.
Opening Night is November 3 at 6.30pm. Share a wine and a chat with Jane about this stunning collection of her recent works.
 

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 2nd of November
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 2nd of November
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 2nd of November
5.45pm
Shop 10, Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

One of the most enduring subjects for most artforms is the human body in all it's diversity. Join us for this monthly life drawing group where we get to work with various life models in a relaxed and creative setting.
Fees are $20 per session which include a glass of wine from one of the local vineyards. Pop into the gallery before the event or message us for PayPal details.
We work independantly at our own pace and at whatever level you are at. Absolute beginners through to advanced are welcome. Bring your own materials in whatever artform you wish to explore (except for photography). Our space isnt large so there will be limited space for easels. This isnt a teaching session although there is a wonderful atmosphere of creative collaboration in which the artists involved often look at each others work during breaks. Advice, if sought, would be freely and

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 2nd of November
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Art and Culture of Retford Park

Friday 3rd of November
5pm-7pm
Retford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1933

Art was a driving force in James Fairfax’s life. He travelled Australia and the world to surround himself with some of the world’s greatest art. Retford Park became a treasure trove of pieces he collected during these times. Although many of these works have been gifted or sold to support numerous institutions or charities, there still is an impressive selection housed in his country residence in Bowral. During November as the sun starts to fall, John Mullholland who managed Retford Park for well over 30 years and is also an art connoisseur, along with the current manager, Scott Pollock, will take guided tours showcasing part of the legacy left by Mr James Fairfax. To finish this exclusive tour, canapes and champagne will served as the sun sets on Retford Park.

Cost $100 National Trust Members $80

All bookings are available via the following link: www.trybooking.com/SAQA

Note: there is a maximum number of 20 people per tour.

images: Ray Joyce

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 3rd of November
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Dungeons Vampires Murder Mystery at the Fitzroy Inn Mittagong

Saturday 4th of November
6.30pm
1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong, NSW 2575
E. bookings@fitzroyinn.com.au

For in house and non-residents this Murder Mystery Night Dinner comes just after Halloween and takes on a twist of vampire or ghoulishness - as guests can dress to their pre-assigned character.
Groups of 8 friends enjoy their own table, or singles and couples can join like-minded people for a lot of fun, fangs and fine cuisine!
The pre-dinner drinks (perhaps a Bloody Mary or a good red?) will occur in our Historic Dungeons, followed by a sumptuous gourmet meal prepared by our Resident Chef Tony Capps in the stunning sandstone-clad Dining Room.
A SPECIAL WEEKEND PACKAGE for those requiring accommodation is available for this event - including 2 night's accommodation (Fri & Sat), Continental breakfast daily, Welcome drink and cheese board upon arrival on Friday evening, plus Dungeons & Vampires - Murder Mystery Dinner from $350 per person.

Bookings are essential.

Selby Friends Presents Quattro Tour 1 2017

Saturday 4th of November
5:00PM
St. Jude's Church, 34 Bendooley St, Bowral
PH. 1300 511 099

Selby & Friends’ 2017 season finale presents a special program of iconic piano quartets with pianist Kathryn Selby joined by Trio Ex Patria – all principals of the SSO with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, Principal Violist Tobias Breider and Principal Cellist Umberto Clerici. Performing music by Mozart, Spanish master Turina and Fauré, the program relishes the addition of the viola to the realm of the piano trio in which the season has based itself. The piano quartet was an important element in the growth of chamber music and often was the choice of composers who were striving for a richer and more orchestral sound. Enjoy the big gorgeous melodies of this extraordinary program to close the season.
A taste of Selby & Friends can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82N5dfSAgQ

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 November
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.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

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 

COMPACT An Exhibition of Miniature and Contemporary Artworks Artist Janet Hicks

Saturday 4 - Thursday 16 November
10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily.
Shop 10, Springett's Arcade, Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW.
E. janethicks50@hotmail.com

'COMPACT' is a small, intimate exhibition focusing on works made on antique ivory piano keys.
The Opening is on Saturday, November 4th at 2.00 pm in Ten Thousand Paces, Springett's Arcade, Bowral, NSW.
The Exhibition runs until Thursday, November 16th.
Small works are traditional with a variety of subject matter including flora and architectural points of interest, perhaps windows or doors.
Larger works are more contemporary, triggered by the keys using a different process.
All original works are framed.
Original drawings and prints are presented in mat board with a foam core backing.

Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail

Saturday 4 - Sunday 12 November
10am-5pm
At Studios all over the Southern Highlands
E. info@shaf.com.au

Once again the Southern Highlands Arts Festival feature event is the annual Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail, when artists open their studio doors and allow visitors inside to explore their creative habitats across the first two weekends of November. Visitors will be able to meet the artists, see their work in the place it was created and purchase directly from the studio door. With many studios also featuring works of other local artists, there promises to be something for everyone. Explore and enjoy the beauty of the Highlands and be prepared for an
adventure as you travel on the back roads of the Shire from one Open Studio to another!
Subscribe to ArtsInfo newsletter to receive updates about the Festival and Art Studio Trail http://www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/southern-highlands-arts-festival-and-art-studio-trail

Art and Culture of Retford Park

Saturday 4th of November
5pm-7pm
Retford Park,1325 Old South Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 1933

Art was a driving force in James Fairfax’s life. He travelled Australia and the world to surround himself with some of the world’s greatest art. Retford Park became a treasure trove of pieces he collected during these times. Although many of these works have been gifted or sold to support numerous institutions or charities, there still is an impressive selection housed in his country residence in Bowral. During November as the sun starts to fall, John Mullholland who managed Retford Park for well over 30 years and is also an art connoisseur, along with the current manager, Scott Pollock, will take guided tours showcasing part of the legacy left by Mr James Fairfax. To finish this exclusive tour, canapes and champagne will served as the sun sets on Retford Park.

Cost $100 National Trust Members $80

All bookings are available via the following link: www.trybooking.com/SAQA

Note: there is a maximum number of 20 people per tour.

images: Ray Joyce

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

Saturday 4th of November
8 am - 12 noon
CWA Rooms, Main Street, Mittagong
E. Secretary.shecwa@gmail.com

Annual Garage Sale - Toys, books, dvds, bric-a-bracelet, tools and lots more

NSW Justices

Saturday 4th of November
10am-12midday
COLO VALE MARKETS AT COLO VALE VILLAGE HALL, RAILWAY AVE COLO VALE
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 4th of November
9am - 2pm
Colo Vale Village Hall, Railway Ave Colo Vale
PH. John and Pam 0400 728 395

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.   

Exeter Markets

Saturday 4th of November
9.00am - 2.00pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. 0405 142 782


Regular markets on the First Saturday of the month.
 Exeter Village Market is living history - the perfect place for a family day out. 

Check website for January Market.

NSW Justices

Saturday 4th of November
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 5th of November
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. 

BUNDANOON HOTEL MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH

Tuesday 7th of November
12.30PM
ERITH ST BUNDANOON
PH. 02 4883 6005

RAISING MONEY FOR BUNDANOON RFS
CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL
3 COURSE A LA CARTE LUNCH
RAFFLES
SWEEPS
BEST HAT
ENTERTAINMENT

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON

Tuesday 7th of November
11:00AM
28 Railway Avenue, Colo Vale
PH. 0418 492 666

Enjoy a Melbourne Cup Luncheon by the Colo Vale Community Association on November 7th. Commencing at 11am, there will be champagne or fruit punch on arrival, a fashion parade by Highland Lady, and a delicious Buffet lunch by Argyle Gourmet Deli of Camden. Loads of prizes (Lucky Door, Best Lady, Gent and fabulous Hat), Raffles, a Monster Raffle, and Sweeps to enhance your riches. Enjoy it all on the huge drop down screen. Don't forget to BYO drinks. Tables of 8. Tickets are $45 and on SALE NOW. So get some of your friends, neighbours, relatives together and come along and a fun filled day. Contact Sue on 0418 492 666 for enquiries or ticket sales.


Vinnies in the Vineyards for Melbourne Cup Day 2017

Tuesday 7th of November
12:00 noon to 5:00pm
Southern Highlands Wines, Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest (Entrance on Oldbury
E. Alex.Popov@vinnies.org.au

Vinnies is holding their Melbourne Cup Day fundraising event for 2017 in the Southern Highlands. All are invited along to enjoy a day at the vineyards & watch the event with beautiful views, great company & wonderful food. A two course meal will be supplied along with a glass of bubbly or drink on arrival. Over 700 people were assisted in the Southern Highlands with support in the form of food, utility bills, rent assist & many other services at a cost of nearly $62,000 during 2015-16

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 7th of November
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 8th of November
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 8th of November
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 9th of November
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 9th of November
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 9th of November
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

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.

THE HIGHLANDS THEATRE GROUP presents Neil Simons female version of The Odd Couple

Friday 10 - Saturday 25 November
Evening performances 8pm Matinees 2pm
Mittagong Playhouse, Old Hume Hwy. Mittagong
PH. 48712888

Tickets are on sale for Neil Simon's hilarious play, the female version of 'The Odd Couple'.
Directed by Steven Clancy, the story closely follows the well known, original comedy, but in this updated version, Felix and Oscar have been replaced by Olive Madison and Florence Ungar.
Olive and Florence could not be more different when it comes to standards of cleanliness and tidiness. Olive is a complete slob and Florence is obsessive about cleaning. It comes as no surprise then, that when recently separated Florence, agrees during a weekly game of Trivial Pursuit, to move in with Olive, that the results are disastrous and extremely entertaining.
Both struggle with the learned behaviours of their unsuccessful marriages, as they try to navigate their way through the daily problems of living under the same roof.
Ticketing Prices from $24.00 at the Welcome Centre and $22 Online.
Opening Night Special $20! 

Southern Highlands Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Show

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November
Friday and Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm Sunday 9:30am-3:30pm
Moss Vale Showground, Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
PH. 0418 643 082

The NSW Southern Highlands will play host to Australia's  'Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Show'.

Surrounded by spectacular forests and national parks, the Southern Highlands is brimming with beautiful walking trails and nature reserves, rivers, scenic lookouts and spectacular waterfalls. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, climbing, caving, tree-top walks, zip-lining, camping, 4wding and some of Australia's best mountain bike and motorcycle trails, the Southern Highlands has it all and is a great place to showcase and celebrate the 'Outdoor Recreation & Adventure' lifestyle.
Visitors will have the opportunity to check out the very latest in camping equipment, 4wd accessories, caravans, campers and motorhomes. There will also be boating and fishing displays, motorcycles, mountain bikes, travel displays and much more.
Visit www.adventureshow.com.au for more details.
Please note no dogs permitted.

Pushing the Boundaries-Southern Highlands Textile Fibre Network

Friday 10 - Monday 20 November
10.00am to 4.00pm Daily
BDAS Gallery 1 Short Street Bowral 2576
E. textilenetworksouthernhighland@gmail.com

"Pushing the Boundaries" is the 2017 exhibition for the Southern Highlands Textile & Fibre Network Inc.
Showcasing the work of textile artists from the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas.
The exhibition will be held at BDAS Gallery 1 Short Street Bowral from the 10th to the 20th November.
Gallery open from 10am to 4pm daily.
More information about the group and this exhibition can be found on our website.
Official Opening and Art to Wear Fashion Parade Saturday 11th November @ 1pm.

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 10th of November
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Diesel - 30 year thang tour

Saturday 11th of November
Doors 6pm support 8.30 diesel 9.30pm
Bowral Bowling Club 40 Shepherd St Bowral
E. info@eclecticsounds.com.au

DIESEL
30 YEAR THANG TOUR
2017 marks 30 years since Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) literally stepped off the bus after making the Nullarbor crossing from Perth with his band Johnny Diesel And the Injectors, a “hobby” band made up of remnants of an imploded previous band.
Arriving with just $95 between them meant that 9 shows a week ensued for many months. By ’88, after playing everywhere and supporting everyone (including a fortuitous slot with Jimmy Barnes on his Freight Train Heart tour) they were poised to impact with their debut eponymously titled album.
Impact they did, winning ARIA’s for Best New Talent and Highest Selling Album. The very same album went on to become the highest selling Australian debut album of all time.
So, what better way to celebrate than with a night that combines a 25th Anniversary commemoration of Diesel’s breakthrough #1 solo album “Hepfidelity”

COME AND MEET THE LADIES FROM SHE CWA

Saturday 11th of November
9am until 12 noon
Corbett Plaza, Bowral
E. secretary.shecwa@gmail.com

A Pre-Christmas Stall in Corbett Plaza - promoting CWA but also selling Christmas bits &bobs, handicraft, edible goodies and more


5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November
10:00am to 3:30pm*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
Open Times 10am - 3:30pm
*Please note gates close strictly at 4pm
Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions from Bowral:
Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east.
Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

MOIDART PEONY AND ROSE WEEKEND

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November
10 am - 4pm
19-21 Eridge Park, Burradoo
PH. 02 4861 2600

Moidart is situated on 5 acres. To the east of the house, surrounded by manicured hedges, is the famous sunken rose garden.
Here a formal layout of beds bordered by box hedges, a central flowering crabapple and gravel paths provide a setting for a magnificent display of classic roses from spring through to autumn.
Also, view the stunning peonies, the natioanl flower of China.

Art to Wear Fashion Parade

Saturday 11th of November
1pm
BDAS Gallery 1 Short Street Bowral 2576
PH. 0438 281 467

Official Opening and Art to Wear Fashion Parade Saturday 11th November @ 1pm.
"Pushing the Boundaries" is the 2017 exhibition for the Southern Highlands Textile & Fibre Network Inc.
Showcasing the work of textile artists from the Southern Highlands and surrounding areas.
The exhibition will be held at BDAS Gallery 1 Short Street Bowral from the 10th to the 20th November.
Gallery open from 10am to 4pm daily.
More information about the group and this exhibition can be found on our website.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November
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.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

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 

The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents Concerto

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 November
7:30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday
Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley St Bowral
E. newjill2@southernphone.com.au

The Southern Highlands Concert Band presents an engaging programme that seeks to take the instruments out of the ensemble sound and display their individual voices in a variety of solo performances. The programme will reveal the deep sonorities of the Euphonium, the yearning beauty of the Oboe and the playfulness of the Clarinet. Other instruments and soloists from the band will also have their time to shine in a concert that will be sure to thrill lovers of instrumental music. Concert pianist Lisa Kawai will be a special guest, performing Leroy Anderson’s delightful “Concerto in C for Piano”and we also welcome the vocal talents of Keva Abotomey who will be performing Saint-Preux’s wonderful piece entitled “Concerto pour une Voix”, amongst other works.
Tickets; $20 Adults, $5 Children/Students, Group discounts available
Available online: www.southernhighlandsconcertband.org.au
Destination Southern Highlands, Main St, Mittagong ph. 1300 657 559
Or at the Door: Box Office opens 6:30pm Saturday & 1pm