Marianne Donnelly - Bathurst Harness Racing Club
Royal Bathurst Show
You really can enjoy the best of everything the farming community has to offer at the Royal Bathurst Show. There are great exhibits from the commercial to agricultural and lots of amusements. It’s usually held every April, runs over three days and provides great fun for all the family.
Top tip: The Royal Bathurst Show has been running since 1858 and attracts over 20,000 people each year.
Gold Crown Carnival
The harness racing carnival runs over 10 days in the last two weeks of March and provides not only racing action but also six fantastic social events - the Cocktail Party, Golf Day, Honouree Dinner, Ladies Night Marquee, Calcutta and Final Night Marquee. The carnival is fun for all the family with entertainment provided for the children at all the race meetings, and there’s even Fashions On The Field on Ladies Night.
Top tip: This is a racing carnival, don't forget, with prize money of $100,000 in the finals.
Bake, Table & Tea
Not only is this a boutique dining experience, it’s also a shop filled with beautiful accessories for your kitchen and dining room. You have to experience the beautiful home made cooking and the fantastic variety of teas available here.
Top tip: Sweet tooth? Also try the yummy food and exquisite cakes available at Sweet Caramel.
If you’re looking for fashion which is unique to Bathurst it’s worth a look in here. They have some really nice clothing and accessories from all the great labels plus a lot of beautiful shoes.