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Spring in Bathurst

Motor sports, fun runs and floral festivals aren't typically talked about in the same sentence but that's the beauty of Bathurst. The only thing here you should expect is the unexpected, especially when it comes to the vast array of activities and events on offer during the months of September through November.

The biggest names in motor racing descend on the town for the world-famous Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on Mount Panorama over the October long weekend, attracting people from around the country and around the globe. Even for non-fans, it's worth being able to tick this one off the bucket-list. So too are signature flower events such as the Bathurst Spring Spectacular Garden Weekend and the Mayfield Garden Spring Festival, where you'll have the chance to see the region awash in a spectacular see of colour.

The best of regional arts will come to Bathurst from 1-4 November when Artstate, a four-year project by Regional Arts NSW, descends on the town to shine a light on excellence in regional arts practice. There will be an exciting two-day program of speakers exploring the themes of A Sense of Place and Robust Regions. Accompanying the Speakers Program will be a diverse Arts Program featuring creatives from across the Central West of NSW

If you're looking for something else you can brag about to your friends and also test your running prowess, sign up for the Panorama Punish. Not your average fun run, this is a gruelling, 6.2km hot lap style of running event that will have you hanging for a pit stop.


  • Make sure you know your Ford from your Holden before you get to Mount Panorama for the iconic Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
    Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama
  • Are you tough enough for the Panorama Punish? It's just a lap of the legendary Mount Panorama circuit but at 6.2km and an up-hill section that rivals the infamous Heartbreak Hill in Sydney, it will test even the most enthusiastic of runners.

  • 10 of the historic town’s gardens will throw their gates for the Bathurst Spring Spectacular Garden Weekend. The lilacs, irises, rhododendrons and azaleas will be in full bloom creating the perfect backdrop for Instagram snaps and selfies.
    Bathurst Spring Spectacular Garden
  • Head to Mayfield Garden, one of the largest, privately owned cool climate gardens in the world, for the Mayfield Garden Spring Festival.

Maze at Mayfield Garden

Check out our round up of the best events in Bathurst here.

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Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst

Next: 1 & 2 September, 2018 (First Saturday of the Month)

The Bathurst Arts Trail showcases the talents of local artists in their galleries and studios.
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Father's Day at the National Motor Racing Museum

Mount Panorama

2 September, 2018

Free entry for Dads at the National Motor Racing Museum on Father's Day.
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Cars & Coffee Blayney

Blayney

2 September, 2018

Looking for somewhere to take your dad this Father's Day? The Cars & Coffee event hosted by local Blayney businesses is back this Sunday by popular…
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Daffodils at Rydal

Rydal

8 & 9 September, 2018

Thousands of daffodils transform the village of Rydal. Enjoy the village experience with gardens, music, delicious food and much more.
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All Saints' College Spring Fair

Bathurst

9 September, 2018

There is something for everyone at the All Saints' College Spring Fair. Rides, food and prizes to be won.
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Bathurst Edgell Jog

Bathurst

23 September, 2018

Join the biggest fun run in country NSW! Enjoy a 7.5km fun run & walk. Entry form required and can be collected from Cityfit Bathurst, Sportspower…
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BizMonth Business Lunch

Bathurst

26 September, 2018

Join David Koch for a business lunch during BizMonth in Bathurst this September.
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Portraiture Workshop with Sally Ryan

Bathurst

29 Sep - 1 Oct, 2018

3 day intensive workshop at the Atelier d'AIRY CReATivE, 29th September - 1st OctoberJoin Sally Ryan, Australian painter and portrait artist and spend…
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Oberon Redfin Roundup

Oberon

29 September, 2018

As part of Oberon Outdoor Week, Oberon Council will be hosting the inaugural "Oberon Redfin Roundup" which welcomes anglers of all ages and skill…
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Great Western Steam Weekend

Bathurst

29 Sep - 1 Oct, 2018

This October long weekend, the NSW Rail Museum is heading west with Australia's most powerful operating steam engine, Beyer-Garratt 6029, undertaking…
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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Mount Panorama

4 - 7 October, 2018

V8 Supercars is Australia's premiere motorsport category and one of the most exciting sporting championships in the world. The legendary Supercheap…
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National Motor Racing Museum Legendary Moments Dinner

Bathurst

4 October, 2018

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity and listen to Mark Winterbottom and other Legends of the...
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Saturday Street Fair

Bathurst

6 October, 2018

The annual Great Race Festival Saturday Street Fair has something for everyone. Wander through the f...
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Walking with Confidence - Program for over 65s

Bathurst

Next: 8 October, 2018 (Every Monday)

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older people. Falls in and around the home can affectyour health immediately and in the long term.Our…
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Mayfield Garden's Spring Festival

Oberon

13 - 28 October, 2018

Head to Mayfield Garden, one of the largest, privately owned cool climate gardens in the world, for the Mayfield Garden's Spring Festival and a rare…
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National Cool Climate Wine Food Festival

Oberon

13 October, 2018

The Mayfield 2018 National Cool Climate Wine & Food Festival returns for it's the 2nd year and everyone wants to come! Mayfield is a spectacular…
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National Cool Climate Wine Show - Public Tasting

Bathurst

19 October, 2018

Join in the 20th year celebration of Australia's premier cool climate wine show. The Public Tasting, which brings hundreds of wine lovers to the…
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Bathurst Miniature Railway

Bathurst

Next: 21 October, 2018 (Third Sunday of the Month)

Bathurst miniature railway - great fun for the whole family.
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Bathurst Spring Spectacular

Bathurst

27 & 28 October, 2018

Ten of the historic town's gardens will throw their doors open for the Bathurst Spring Spectacular. The lilacs, irises, rhododendrons and azaleas will…
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Bathurst Farmers Markets

Bathurst

Next: 27 October, 2018 (Fourth Saturday of the Month)

Meet the local growers at the Bathurst Farmers' Markets at the Bathurst Showground
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Tarana Community Farmers' Markets

Tarana

Next: 28 October, 2018 (Fourth Sunday of the Month)

Enjoy local produce and support your local farmers and producers. Connect with your food and its gro...
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Driving for Drought 1000

Bathurst

28 October, 2018

In support of droughts across New South Wales and Queensland Bathurst Regional Council will be hosting a fundraiser at Mount Panorama on Sunday 28…
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Artstate Bathurst 2018

1 - 4 November, 2018

Celebrate the best of regional arts! Artstate Bathurst 2018 features an exciting program of theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts in addition to…
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Panorama Punish

Mount Panorama

11 November, 2018

Motorsport makes way for brave runners to take a hot lap around Mount Panorama-Wahluu. Grind your gears to the summit and cruise down Conrod Straight…
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Challenge Bathurst

Mount Panorama

15 - 18 November, 2018

The Challenge Bathurst Event is held in November annually and incorporates a two-day 'sprint' activity, a two-day 'regularity' activity and two-day…
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Inland Sea of Sound

Mount Panorama

30 Nov - 1 Dec, 2018

The region's hottest two-day music festival featuring emerging homegrown talent and top Australian performers mixing great tunes with great vibes,…
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