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2014-EP26-9th August 2014

Sydney:

 

Red Cross Centenary Fundraiser BBQs

Buy a sausage, and help raise money for one of the country’s most well respected charities at the Red Cross Centenary Fundraiser BBQs at Bunnings stores across Oz. Eating a sausage sizzle has never been so good! Go online to find a participating Bunnings store near you.

 

Bunnings stores across Sydney

Saturday 9th August

9am- 4pm

Tel: 1800 652 635

redcross.org.au

 

Possible Worlds US and Canadian Film Festival

Enjoy a range of great films, covering diverse genres, at the Possible Worlds US and Canadian Film Festival. Event Cinemas will be hosting a full program, with 18 new feature films vying for the coveted prize. Choose from 9 American films and 9 Canadian films, most of which will be screening in Australia for the very first time. There will also be filmmaker Q & A’s, film trivia and drinks receptions.

 

Event Cinemas

505- 525 George St, Sydney

Thursday 7th- Sunday 17th August

1pm- 3pm

Cost: $18 pp/Students & Concession $16

Tel: (02) 9550 2266

www.possibleworlds.net.au        


The National Variety Bash 2014- 30 Years Celebrations

Check out a wacky display of vehicles at The National Variety Bash 2014- 30 Years Celebrations! The bash will see vehicles travelling across the country to raise money for kids in need. This colourful convoy of cars will travel, in a Grand Parade over the Harbour Bridge, to Sydney’s Moore Park. Come along and check out the unique display of over 550 decorated vintage vehicles including cars, ambulances, buses and fire trucks. There will also be 1700 ‘bashers’ in fancy dress to meet!

 

Moore Park, Sydney  

Sunday 17th August

From 11am- 2pm

Cost: FREE

Tel: (02) 9819 1009

www.variety.org.au

 

Regional:

 

Fireside Festival

Warm your cockles this winter in the nation’s capital at the annual Fireside Festival. More than 20 venues around Canberra will be showcasing their exquisite cool climate wines, and delicacies from the region. Festival highlights include the 100 mile dinner, degustation dinners and dinners featuring duck and truffle, wine masterclasses and more.

 

Various locations around Canberra

Friday 1st- Sunday 31st August

Cost: FREE & ticketed events

Tel: 1300 554 114

thepoachersway.com.au  


Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show

If you love the great outdoors, don’t miss the Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show. Expect over 200 sites, displaying the latest caravans, campers, motorhomes, RV’s, camping gear, 4WD accessories and more. There will also be live entertainment across the weekend with a reptile display, the Flair Riders Bike Show and The Australian Travelling Fishing Show.  

 

Wauchope Showground

Beechwood Rd, Wauchope

Friday 8th- Sunday 10th August

Friday & Saturday- 9am- 5pm

Sunday- 9am- 4pm

Cost: Adult $15, Aged Pensioners $11, U 16’s FREE when accompanied by a paying adult

Tel: (02) 6769 4132

www.ruralscene.com.au   

 

Waves

See X Factor runner up, and one of the country’s hottest young talents, perform when Taylor Henderson takes to the stage at Waves in Towradgi. Expect a swag of great songs, including his double-platinum Number 1 single (‘Borrow My Heart’), and other songs on his Number 1 platinum album (‘Taylor Henderson’ - a collection of songs performed on X-Factor). This is an All Ages Show, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

 

170 Pioneer Rd, Towradgi

Saturday 9th August

From 7.30pm

Cost: $40 (plus booking fee)

Tel: (02) 4283 3588

www.towradgibeachhotel.com.au          


Mudgee Readers' Festival

Join Kate Grenville, Tim Flannery and a host of other celebrated authors at the Mudgee Readers' Festival. Choose from a series of intimate ‘In Conversation’ with various authors, and enjoy sideline events including a Second-hand Book Fair, and a dinner with Tim Flannery.

 

Parklands Resort, Mudgee

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August

Cost: FREE & ticketed events

Tel: (02) 6372 4410

www.mudgeereadersfestival.com.au    


Australian Surf Festival

Catch some of the world’s best surfers in action at the Australian Surf Festival in Coffs Harbour! Over 500 competitors will be battling it out to claim the crown of Australian surf champion. Many prestigious Australian titles will be decided across multiple surfing disciplines, and there will also be a range of live music and artworks to see throughout the event. Visit the website for live scores, photos and video highlights, and event news.

 

Coffs Harbour

Friday 1st - Monday 18th August

Cost: FREE

www.surfingaustralia.com           


The Truffle Festival

Celebrate one of the world’s most exotic, and elusive, delicacies at The Truffle Festival in Canberra. This month-long annual event includes black truffle hunts, cooking classes with ex MasterChef contestants, and plenty of opportunities to eat black truffles at various foodie events across town at over 60 participating venues.

 

Various locations in the Yass Valley Region

Saturday 21st June- late August

Cost: FREE & ticketed events

trufflefestival.com.au

 

Family Friendly:

 

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show 2014

Celebrate Japanese pop culture at the SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show. This annual convention will bring to our shores special guests, including Japan's #1 cosplayer, Reika; Japanese voice-actress of Sailor Moon, Kotono Mitsuishi; and one of Japan's most well-known animation directors, Toshihiro Kawamoto. There will also be preview games, anime screenings, anime-related merchandise to buy, and more. Tickets available at the gate on the day.

Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

James Ruse Drive, Rosehill

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August

Cost: $30^ pp

Tel: (02) 9282 5000

www.smash.org.au           

           

30th annual Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair (MEFF)

Celebrate the wonderful cultural mixing pot that is Sydney at the 30th annual Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair in Fairfield. Expect a multicultural marketplace with over 150 market and delicious food stalls, rides, cultural performances, and fun live entertainment for the kids, including Disney characters and Dora the Explorer.

 

Fairfield Showground

Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood

Sunday 10th August

10am- 8pm

Cost: Adult $5 pp, U 3’s FREE

Tel: (02) 9823 2063

www.meff.ifew.com


Berkshire Park Motor Show

Get your motors running to the Berkshire Park Motor Show! Presented by the Berkshire Park Rural Fire Brigade, this event will have plenty of cars and trucks to peruse, as well as a vintage fire truck. Other highlights include rides, food and market stalls, showbags, and games for the kids.

 

Sixth Rd, Berkshire Park

Sunday 10th August

9am- 3pm

Cost: FREE

Tel: 0419 643 106

           

Sport & Recreation:


Arena Calcetto In The Rocks

Check out the world’s coolest foosball table at Arena Calcetto In The Rocks. This giant installation is the work of Sydney collective Archrival, and has brought together more than 100 international designers to create a monumental installation featuring six timber towers standing 10 metres high. There are a range of associated events happening at six different foosball tables in The Rocks, with games to participate in, the chance to meet the artists, and even an opportunity to make your own player. Head to the website for the full list of events happening.

 

First Fleet Park, George St,

The Rocks Square, Playfair &

Atherden St’s, The Rocks

On until Tuesday 30th September

9am- 5pm

Cost: FREE

Tel: (02) 9240 8500

www.therocks.com

 

Sun-Herald City2Surf

Gear up for one of the state’s best loved sporting and fundraising events- the Sun-Herald City2Surf! Presented by Westpac, and now in its 43rd year, the event takes participants through an iconic 14km route, from the city to Bondi Beach via ‘heartbreak hill’. Go online to register.

Race starts at the intersection of Park & College Sts,

Sydney CBD, and finishes at Bondi Beach

Sunday 10th August

7.30am- 4pm

Race Starts from 7.30am- 9.30am

Cost: Adult $80, Child $55

Tel: (02) 9356 3099

www.city2surf.com.au

 

Markets:

Cobbitty Village Markets

Experience a true country market day with 100 stalls selling an exciting range of craft, gourmet foods, and local produce. Sit, relax, and enjoy a delicious BBQ breakfast or lunch, Devonshire teas, and a variety of gourmet delicacies.

 

1st Saturday of each month

Open 8am – 1pm

Ph: 0438 512 728

www.cobbittymarkets.com.au

 

Warwick Farm Trackside Farmers Market

These markets are on every Saturday, from 8am to 12 noon, at the Warwick Farm Racecourse, Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm.

 These markets are owned and run by a group of local farmers and producers and showcase a wide range of fruit and vegetables, organic produce, gluten free cakes, baked goods, soap, dog treats etc, as well as fresh coffee and freshly cooked gozleme and a Rotary BBQ.

 

Warwick Farm Racecourse

Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm

On every Saturday

8am to 12 noon

http://www.warwickfarmtracksidemarket.com.au        


Heritage Craft Fair

A range of Australian Hand Craft products on offer, as well as a Growers’ Market with fresh organic products.


1st Sunday of each month

9am – 3pm

St Ives Showground

Mona Vale Rd, St Ives

 

Bondi Beach Community Night Market

Roscoe St Mall, Campbell Parade Bondi Beach

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-12am

 

Balmain Market

St Andrews Congregational Church, Cnr Darling St and Curtis Rd, Balmain

Every Saturday, 8.30am-4pm

www.balmainmarket.com.au

 

EQ Village Markets

Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

Every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am- 3.30pm

www.eqmoorepark.com.au

 

Eveleigh Farmers’ Market

Eveleigh Market is a Saturday Farmers’ Market which is held in the heritage-listed Eveleigh Market, Sydney’s only custom-renovated ‘rain, hail, shine’ market venue. It features a vast array of seasonal fresh produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan food producers across New South Wales. The array of farm produce encompasses seasonal fruit and vegetables, nuts, organic pasta, free-range pork, artisan cheese, other dairy foods, and baked goods.

 

Every Saturday

8am – 1pm

www.eveleighmarket.com.au

 

The Eveleigh Artisans’ Arts & Craft Market

The vegetable crates and refrigerated trucks from the Saturday Weekly Farmers’ Market make way for this vibrant Sunday monthly art and crafts market which showcases a diverse and exciting collection of high quality painting, sculpture, design, furniture, photography, ceramics, glass, home wares, craft, toys, and Indigenous artwork created by local and emerging artists and designers.

www.eveleighmarket.com.au

 

Fairfield City Markets

Fairfield Showground, Smithfield Rd, Prairiewood

Every Saturday, 9am – 4pm

www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

 

The Rocks Markets

The Rocks Markets, 10am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday

Foodies Market, 10am – 4pm Friday

Cnr George & Argyle Streets, The Rocks

www.therocks.com

 

Manly Farmers’ Market

Short St Plaza

Every Saturday 9am – 1pm

www.manlymarkets.com.au


Organic Food & Farmers’ Market

Chatswood Public School, Pacific Highway, Chatswood

Every Saturday, 8am – 1pm

www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au

 

Parramatta Farmers’ Market

Church St Mall, Parramatta

Every Saturday, 8am – 1pm

www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/farmers_markets

 

 

Please note:

All events are subject to change without notice. Check with the organiser close to the date for confirmation.

 

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