Bathurst Regional Council is following advice on COVID-19 from the state and federal health departments and is closely monitoring developments and assessing potential impact. Non-essential static gatherings of 100 people or more indoors, or 500 people or more outdoors (i.e. where people are in close proximity for extended periods of time) are still banned.
A number of events scheduled for Winter have been postponed or modified. We will continue to monitor developments prior to making decisions on major events scheduled for later this year. Please keep up to date with the current status of all events across the Bathurst region here. But read on below as well to remind yourself just how rich the standard events calendar for our region is – we all look forward to being able to celebrate the return to this amazing array of events as soon as we are able! ♥
Bathurst’s regular calendar is packed full year-round with a range of top events covering a diverse range of interest areas – from car racing to arts, wine walks to winter fun. Of course, everyone is familiar with the Mount Panorama circuit – but did you know that Bathurst has a long association with motor racing that dates back to 1911 when motor cyclists took to the dirt roads in the region? In 1938 the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit held its first race and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 every October is the stuff of legends.
But there is so much more to the Bathurst region that motor-racing. Bathurst is renowned for its monthly Arts Trail, where artists from around the area showcase their works. The Winter Winery Wander sees visitors trying the best wines the region has to offer, the monthly Farmers Market showcases the best food and artisanal eats in the area and The Winter Festival – held every July – sees locals and visitors alike enjoying ice skating, light shows and more in the heart of the city. The Festival has been significantly modified in 2020 due to the COVID-19 restrictions but will still be a celebration of all that is best about winter!
After something different? Come to Bathurst for the Inland Sea of Sound Festival. This home-grown festival sees world class acts performing at on Mount Panorama, so all you have to do is kick back, relax, and enjoy. And for a true slice of farming life you can’t go past the Royal Bathurst Show – this annual event showcases agriculture and produce in the region, with amusements and activities for the whole family. Held since 1858 it’s a real must visit event which this year has been rescheduled to the long weekend in October.