Carcoar hosts a number of significant events and Festivals throughout the year. Australia Day at Carcoar is a must see, the Carcoar Show has been described as the best little show in NSW, the Carcoar Cup Running Festival has become an iconic Event on the Australian Running calendar, and Carcoar hosts Art Weekends, and cultural happenings in the historic Court House and School of Arts.
Carcoar Art Experience
The Carcoar Art Experience is a series of weekend workshops that feature renowned artists and teachers. We have a group welcome dinner on the Friday evening, followed by tuition on the Saturday and Sunday, punctuated with gourmet morning/afternoon teas and lunches, and dinner on the Saturday evening. This really showcases art, food and Carcoar, and a terrific time is usually had by all.
All are welcome from beginners to professional artists, and all are personally looked after.
In 2016, the workshops planned are :
February 26/27/28 – Renowned artist Christine Webb with insights into her speciality – colour.
March 18/19/20 – Peter Griffen returns to introduce artists to the freedom of abstract.
September 23/24/25 – tbc
Contact Jane or Andrew Baulch for information and reservations. 02 63673290
Carcoar Has a wide variety of birdlife, from Crimson and Eastern Rosella to Eastern Spinebills, fairy wrens, honeyeaters, treecreepers, kookaburras and so many more. You don’t have to look far to see them where they roam freely in the very tranquil surroundings of the lovely village of Carcoar.
Carcoar Cup Running Festival 4/5 November, 2017
It’s hard to believe that we will be staging our SEVENTH running of the Carcoar Cup in 2017. Our event has gone from a madman’s idea to an event which attracts runners from all over Australia and even overseas. Whole families come and in 2017 we think we will have over 200 kids in the Carcoar Cup for Kids. They make a weekend of it, staying in this fantastic region (please contact us if you need any help with accommodation 02 6367 3290), coming to the great Pasta Night on Saturday night to rub shoulders with other runners and their families. On the day in Carcoar and Neville all runners are recognised for their efforts – everybody gets a beautiful medal, there is a pace and a time for all runners – not all of us have the Harry Summers or Angela Bateup afterburners after all.
The Carcoar Cup experience is one that people who have become friends revisit year after year, and that those who will be friends are entering for the first time. This is one of the greatest and most beautiful courses in Australia. We have put in a huge amount of effort to make it a challenging and enjoyable festival for you all, so please come and join us.
Carcoar Show 2017
- Eulamore St, Carcoar NSW 2791
- T: 02 6367 3266
The “Best Little Show in the Country” is being held on Saturday 28 October next in the historical village of Carcoar in the central west of NSW.
Unbelievably, this will be the 140th Carcoar Show, a testament to the enduring quality of the event!
There will be 5 horse rings operating including one for Heavy Horses, a magnificent display is expected. The Bush Band, November Shorn will be playing adjacent to the Bar, and Angullong wine as well as beer is being served.
Lots of entertainment and competitions. See the Old Kentucky Mobile Animal Farm as well as Murphy’s Puppets, Working Dog competition, Sports Shear and Woolhandling, Cattle and Paraders, Prime Lambs, Wood Chop, Antique Machinery and Vintage Car displays. Great competitions in the Pavilion, especially the Home Products where the Feature Cake this year is an Orange Poppy Seed (recipe in the schedule) while the Blokes Chocolate Cake is also keenly contested. Both carry a prize money of $150 each.
Official Opening at 1pm by World Champion Fullbore Rifle Shooter, Ben Emms of Lyndhurst. Ben secured his title in USA this month, after gruelling competition over 800/900 and 1000 yard ranges.
The Horse Schedule will be online shortly as well as more details of other competitions. This is one of the last opportunities for horses and riders to gain points towards RAS Sydney Show.
Carcoar Village Festival, Australia Day 2018
Thousands visit Carcoar each year to take part or be a spectator at the Australia celebrations in Carcoar. Re-enactments, rides, food, Australia Day parade, stalls – it is a great place to be.
Applications for stallholders for the 2018 Festival will be posted shortly.