Shake off your winter blues with a hearty dose of springtime celebration in Yass Valley. The coming months are the best time to enjoy a large range of high quality events packed with real country charm.

In fact, ‘tis the season for enjoying the best things in life – regional food and wine, colourful characters, the arts, live music and cultural pursuits that the Yass Valley is renowned for.

“Whether it’s a feast for your eyes, ears or taste buds, Yass Valley is bringing colour and excitement to the region throughout spring”, said Economic Development and Tourism Manager for Yass Valley Council, Sean Haylan.

“For those who share an affinity with the creative, join us for Sculpture in the Paddock. Sydney, you may well have your Sculpture by the Sea, but our installations are much more ‘down to earth’ in the Yass Valley.

“If live music is more to your taste, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the Turning Wave Festival and Gundaroo Music Festival,” Sean continued.

“And we can’t forget about our delicious food and wine options. Indulge yourself and enjoy quality time with friends and loved ones at the Murrumbateman Moving Feast and Festival of Flavours – you really will get to experience the best tastes of our region!” Sean concluded.

For more information on Yass Valley visit www.yassvalley.com.au For Yass Valley accommodation bookings, call 1300 886 014.

Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass’ very own sculpture festival

The historic National Trust ‘Cooma Cottage’, once home to Hamilton Hume, plays host to Yass’ sculpture festival – Sculpture in the Paddock. Conceived in 2013, the festival continues to delight locals and visitors who venture out to Cooma Cottage to pace through the grounds and interact with these installations in a truly unique event. Featuring sculptures that are poignant and sympathetic to the landscape, this festival boasts work from local sculptors of national and international standing. Join us as we witness the major prizes of more than $3,000 being awarded.

When: 16 September – 9 October 2016
More information: http://www.yassvalley.com.au/events/sculpture-in-the-paddock.aspx or www.sculptureinthepaddock.com.au


A little bit of Irish and Australian music and arts at Turning Wave Festival!

Celebrate Irish and Australian music in a family-friendly relaxed environment that applauds the diversity and spirit of this renowned music style. This is the Turning Wave Festival . With the theme for this year being ‘community’ you can expect a welcoming and convivial event that will showcase diverse styles from acoustic and Celtic to bluegrass, roots and country. And the fun doesn’t stop when he bands step off the stage – the whole region will come alive with poets and dancers performing, workshops for participating in and exhibitions to view.

When: 16 – 18 September 2016
More information http://www.yassvalley.com.au/events/turning-wave-festival.aspx or www.turningwave.org.au


The best in regional food and wine at the Murrumbateman Moving Feast!

How does a weekend of fine food, premium wine, picturesque views and quality time with friends sound? Murrumbateman Moving Feast is taking place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October and is your opportunity to explore all this region has to offer. This roving degustation takes place at multiple wineries and venues dotted throughout Murrumbateman and expertly pairs fine food with wine for a regional food experience you won’t soon forget.

When: 1 October 2016 (October long weekend)
For more information, brochure and venues http://www.yassvalley.com.au/events/murrumbateman-moving-feast.aspx or www.makersofmurrumbateman.org.au/moving-feast.aspx


Make a day of it at the Gundaroo Music Festival

Join us for a celebration of music at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Established by the late talented local musician Scott Windsor who passed away from Moto Neurone Disease, the Gundaroo Music Festival will provide 12 hours of non-stop entertainment to celebrate and raise awareness of this disease. While excellent live music is to be expected, the whole family will love the variety of activities and stalls present including Nerfsalot, a Nerf combat activity for young and old, and the fireworks display, which is bound to go off with a bang.

When: 8 October 2016
More information http://www.yassvalley.com.au/events/gundaroo-music-festival.aspx


Explore the Tastes of Yass Valley with Festival of Flavours

For one weekend, the best food, wine, beer and cider of the Yass Valley will be available in the one event – allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy and immerse themselves in produce from this preeminent region. Sample a variety of flavours and meet and purchase from the producers who are responsible for creating these distinguished flavours and tastes. For a luxury experience you won’t soon forget, the VIP Long Table Banquet is for you, but hurry – the limited seats won’t last long.

When: 29 and 30 October 2016
More information http://festivalofflavour.com.au/

For more info on Yass Valley visit www.yassvalley.com.au For Yass Valley accommodation bookings, call 1300 886 014.



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