It’s less than a month to go until one of the regions most popular family events, the Bathurst Winter Festival. The festival will run from the 1st to the 16th of July with a full program of events ahead.
The festival kicks off on Saturday the 1st of July with Ignite the Night running from 5-6pm. Attractions include regionally sourced food and beverages, Mad Hatters Tea Party, an interactive children’s comedy show, ballerina in a ball and a variety of entertainment for all ages. The illuminations continue each night from dusk to 10pm.
Brew and Bite will then be on Saturday the 8th of July, from 5-9pm. The second celebration will feature twilight markets, entertainment, food, wine and beer along with gourmet food trucks, a whiskey and gin bar, the popular mulled wine bar and ‘Spoon Full of Sugar’ desserts and sweets in Machattie Park.
“Thousands of people have come to our city over the past couple of years to witness and experience the illuminations, food and wine, entertainment and winter activities with the event emerging as one of the region’s finest attractions during the cooler months,” said Mayor Graeme Hanger OAM.
The Bathurst Ice rink will be operating daily from 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $5 per person for children aged 2-13 years, $10 per person for Adults 14 years and above. Skating aid will also be $5.
A ferris wheel and a two storey carousel will be operating daily from 9am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, then 9am to 9pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Both will be $5 per person.
Running in conjunction with the Bathurst Winter Festival, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is hosting a silent film festival featuring some of the best films from a bygone era including: The Lost World, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Three Ages. Cost is $20 per person including a drink and popcorn.