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Events in and around Blayney

As the seasons change, so do the opportunities for fun and exciting activities in and around the charming region of Blayney. Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, Blayney offers a distinctive blend of rural and urban living, making it a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. From winter festivals to spring races, there's always something happening here that you won't want to miss out on.


The Blayney Winter Festival is a beloved annual event that brings together locals and visitors alike from across the region. Typically held in late June, this festival celebrates all things winter with a range of activities that include food and wine tastings, live music, craft markets, and more. The highlight of the festival is the popular snow sculpting competition that sees artists from around the region compete for the title of 'best snow sculptor'. This event attracts visitors from all over New South Wales and beyond, making it an unforgettable winter experience.


Spring is a beautiful time to visit Blayney, with the region coming alive with blooming flowers, brimming with fresh produce, and hosting exciting events throughout the season. The Blayney Farmers' Market is a must-visit attraction, offering a vibrant selection of locally grown and made products, including fresh fruit and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and much more. This market is held weekly in the town center, and is open to visitors of all ages.

Another great springtime event is the Blayney Spring Races, held annually at the Blayney Racecourse. This is a classic country racing event, with around 5,000 spectators enjoying a day of racing, fashion, and fun. Highlights include the Fashions on the Field competition and the Blayney Cup, a highly coveted trophy awarded to the winner of the main race of the day. Whether you're a seasoned racing fan or just looking for a fun day out with family or friends, this is the perfect event for you.


Summer is the perfect time to get outside and explore the natural beauty of Blayney. The scenic and picturesque Lake Carcoar is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and picnicking. With its tranquil waters, stunning views, and abundant wildlife, Lake Carcoar is a hidden gem well worth visiting. Adventure seekers can also enjoy hiking and mountain biking in the nearby Orange-Bathurst mountain range, which offers challenging trails and epic views of the surrounding countryside.

The Blayney Shire Pool is another great place to cool off in the summer heat. This modern and well-maintained facility offers a 25-meter lap pool, children's pool, and a water slide, making it the perfect spot for families to enjoy some fun in the sun.


As the leaves start to change and the temperatures cool off, Blayney hosts a range of entertaining and engaging events that will keep you busy and engaged for the whole season. The Iandra Castle Open Day is a popular autumn event, offering visitors the chance to explore the stunningly beautiful and historically significant Iandra Castle. Built in 1888, this iconic castle has been restored to its former grandeur and is now open to the public for tours and events.

Another great autumn activity is apple picking at the local orchards. Blayney is known for its delicious apples, and visiting one of the many local orchards is a unique and fun way to spend a day. Visitors can enjoy picking their own apples, as well as tasting freshly pressed cider and other tasty treats.

No matter what time of year you visit, Blayney will offer you a relaxing and fun-filled experience that you'll never forget. To learn more about these and other exciting events in the region, contact the Blayney Visitor Information Centre at 02 6368 1818 or visit their website at https://www.blayney.nsw.gov.au/community-and-recreation/tourism.

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