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The End Festival

The End Festival is a unique program of arts, culture and heritage at Hill End Historic Site in Central West NSW. The festival is a back for a 4th year, bigger and better than ever. It offers something for everyone:

  • Book for the Royal Hall music and vaudeville shows. 
  • Take part in a roving theatrical production ‘A cockle shell for ship’, by performer and musician Kim Deacon. 
  • Enjoy the free live music program on the Golden Age Stage. There'll be blues, folk, rockabilly and country bands, including Queen Porter Stomp, Andy Baylor Risin’ High Blues Band and CK and the 45s. 
  • Enter the 'Digging for Gold' talent quest. 
  • Join The End community lantern parade, leaving from outside Hosies store. 
  • Do a workshop or tour. 
  • Visit the Maker’s Market and see craftspeople demonstrating and selling their work. 
  • Taste craft beer and wine from the Central West region, paired with local food offerings in the Golden Age Garden. 
  • Buy local produce from the Maker’s Market. 
  • Discover site-specific art installations in heritage buildings throughout the village. Keep an eye out for ‘Portraits from The End’, presented by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. 

Come with friends and family. Enjoy a weekend of arts, culture and fun at this eclectic festival in beautiful Hill End.


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Hill End Historic Site
High St, Hill End
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