Events

What’s on in Queanbeyan-Palerang – October 2019

The latest Monthly Events Guide is here and jam-packed with live music, exhibitions, markets and shows! This month, locals and visitors also get to enjoy Oktoberfest as well as the much anticipated Arts Trails across the region. Discover your undiscovered around Braidwood, Bungendore & Queanbeyan.

Thu 3 – Tue 8 | 10.30am – 5.30pm
Re-Imagined In Print
fYRE Gallery, 84 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Susan McLeod, Jan Melville and Karen Steele will exhibit prints, assemblage work and artist books.

Fri 4 | 7:30pm
Manhattan Short Film Festival 2019
Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan
Manhattan Short is a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents during a one-week period. See ten short films representing various genres, and cast your vote for the Best Film and Best Actor Awards.

Sat 5 | From 8am
Bungendore Car, Bike and Truck Show
Frog Hollow Reserve, Bungendore
A day of exquisite machines, market stalls of all kinds and entertainment for the whole family.

Sat 5 | 7pm – 10pm
PBR Australia: Queanbeyan Invitational
Queanbeyan Showground
PBR’s Monster Energy Tour brings thrilling excitement to town for a huge night of the world’s best cowboy athletes going head to head against PBR’s All Star Bucking Bulls.

Sat 5 | 7pm
Jay Podger Live
Royal Mail Hotel, Braidwood
With three albums under his belt, the incredibly versatile Jay Podger takes the stage at the Royal for an evening of great country and pub rock classics.

Fri 4 – Mon 7
Lions Antique Fair
National Theatre, Braidwood
Wide range of antiques, collectibles and vinyl with admission donations going for a good cause.

Sat 5 | 10am – 4pm
Araluen Sports Day
Araluen Recreation Ground
Come enjoy the Araluen Sports Day for a family-friendly event. Featuring amateur cross-cut saw, horizontal bungee, cowpat discus and pie-eating competitions, as well as the major event of NSW Axeman’s Association woodchop.

Wed 9 – Fri 25 | 10am – 3pm
‘Overlooked’
The Queanbeyan Hive
The works in this show acknowledge the modest and everyday objects that inhabit your daily life – a celebration of the seemingly insignificant that should not be overlooked.

Wed 9 | 6pm – 10.30pm
Alex Smith (Moving Pictures) Live
Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan
Lead singer of Moving Pictures, Alex Smith brings his solo tour to East Coast live-music venues. Performing his new album ‘The Thread’ and celebrating the songs and artists that shaped his youth, the evening will reverberate with themes & storylines we all will recognise.

Fri 11 | 6pm
Where Am I Going? HOME in Queanbeyan Movie Night Fundraiser
The Q, Queanbeyan
A fundraising evening for HOME in Queanbeyan. Come see the screening of the hilarious comedy ‘Where Am I Going?’, the highest-grossing film in Italian cinema history, complete with dinner and drinks.

Sat 12 | 8pm
The King is Back
The Q, Queanbeyan
Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma on stage at the Q.

Sat 12 Oct – Sun 15 Dec | 10am – 4pm  (Saturdays and Sundays Only)
Antony Symons – Retrospective of a Life’s Work 
Mill Pond Farm & Wheatfield Gallery
This exhibition features the largest body of Antony Symons’ work ever shown, including paintings in oil, watercolours, pastel works, etchings, woodcuts and monoprints, in addition to spectacular bronze sculptures.

Fri 18 – Sat 19
Country Rocks Under the Stars
Braidwood Showground, Kings Highway
A weekend of music, camping and plenty to do for the whole family, the event boasts a huge line up of country rock artists, market stalls and street food, fire pits and camping, as well as a genuine country atmosphere.

Sat 19 – Sun 20
Arts Trail
Queanbeyan, Bungendore & Captains Flat
The much anticipated annual arts event returns for its 13th year to take visitors on self-guided tours around Queanbeyan-Palerang’s many art studios and galleries. Meet the artists, tour studios and browse galleries.

Sat 19 | From 8am
Tour of Duty Poker Run
Queanbeyan Showground
Social pack riding at its best – Veterans M.C. Federal Chapter ride through local attractions, returning to the Queanbeyan Showground for an after party with live music.

Sat 19 | From 4pm
Tour of Duty Rock Concert
Queanbeyan Showground
Come enjoy Aussie rock starring rock legend Swanee with Beats Working, Matt Dent and Juggernaut. Food, drinks and free onsite camping available, as well as a free shuttle bus in the Queanbeyan area.

Sat 19 | 10am – 11pm
Annual Tattoo Show
Captains Flat Hotel, 51 Foxlow Street
Live music, tattoo art on display, jumping castle for kids and local charities doing all food catering from coffee and tea to spit roasts.

Sat 19 – Sun 20 | 7am – 5pm
Garage Sale Trail
Various locations, Australia wide
Garage Sale Trail is an annual event held in October each year. Garage Sales are a great way to keep items out of landfill. Choose to reuse and join 400,000 Australians putting secondhand first.

Sat 19 | From 12pm
The Everest Raceday
Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan
Experience the world’s richest horse race on turf in the Upper House, complete with complimentary on-arrival Veuve Clicquot, two-course gourmet plated meals and grazing canapes.

Sun 20 | From 10am
Tour of Duty Bike and Truck Show
Featuring activities for the whole family, including plenty of entertainment, food stalls, bike and truck stalls, and kids’ rides, following the Tour of Duty Ride and Concert the previous day.

Sun 20 | From 12pm
Country Rocks Under the Stars – Sunday Chill Out Session
Royal Mail Hotel, Braidwood
After a weekend full of music and festival atmosphere, it’s time to unwind at the Sunday Chill Out session held at Royal Mail Hotel, featuring live music from Ingrid Mae & Friends.

Fri 25 – Sun 27
Oktoberfest
Queanbeyan Showground
Bigger and better than ever before, Oktoberfest is back in Queanbeyan with authentic German beer, traditional German foods, music and dance, topped with competitions and free amusement rides.

Sat 26 | 7pm
Matt Dent Live
Royal Mail Hotel, Braidwood
Canberra-local, Matt Dent, generates a unique style of acoustic folk, woven through with good old Aussie pub rock.

Sat 26 – Sun 27 | From 10am
BRAG Studio Market
BRAG Arts Centre, 45 Wallace Street, Braidwood
Come along to see arts and crafts demonstrations from Braidwood Regional Arts Group. Beautiful artwork and handmade goodies of all kinds for viewing and sale.

Sat 26 | 7pm
Ned Kelly 50th Anniversary Screening
National Theatre, Braidwood
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the filming of the Ned Kelly the movie starring Mick Jagger. The evening is presented by the Braidwood Film Club and admission is free. Doors open at 6pm for an opportunity to have a drink, some food (provided by Braidwood CWA) and look at memorabilia from the movie.

Sat 26 – Sun 27
Arts Trail
Braidwood region
The much anticipated annual arts event returns for its 13th year to take visitors on self-guided tours around Queanbeyan-Palerang’s many art studios and galleries. Meet the artists, tour studios and browse galleries.

Thu 31 | 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Halloween Trivia
Contentious Character Winery, 810 Norton Road, Wamboin
Enjoy your dinner while the kids play Trick or Treat with Calamity Jane and the Ghoul of Wamboin in the vines hunting for tricks, treats and kangaroo bones, and finish the night off with some Halloween Trivia.

Monthly Market Schedule

Sat 5 | 9am – 12pm
Bungendore Southern Harvest Market
Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street, Bungendore

Sat 5| 9.30am – 1.30pm
Captains Flat Community Market
Community Hall, Foxlow Street, Captains Flat

Sun 6 | 9am – 1pm
Nerriga Produce Market
Nerriga Community Hall, Nerriga

Sat 12 | 9am – 12pm
Bungendore Southern Harvest Market
Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street, Bungendore

Sat 12 | 8.30am – 12.30pm
Braidwood Market Garden & Produce Stall
56 Wallace Street, Braidwood

Sat 12 | 8.30am – 12.30pm
Braidwood Farmers Market
National Theatre, Wallace Street, Braidwood

Sun 13 | 9am – 2pm
The Market at Bungendore
War Memorial Hall, Molonglo Street, Bungendore

Sat 19
Wamboin Home Produce and Craft Market
Community Hall, Bingley Way, Wamboin

Sat 19 | 9.00am – 12.00pm
Bungendore Southern Harvest Market
Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street, Bungendore

Sat 26 | 8.30am – 1.00pm
Braidwood Hand Made Market
Ryrie Park, Wallace Street, Braidwood

Sat 26 | 8.30am – 12.30pm
Braidwood Farmers Market
National Theatre, Wallace Street, Braidwood

Sun 27 | 9am – 12pm
Queanbeyan Uniting Church Jumble Sale
Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan

And don’t forget, if you are adventuring through our great outdoors or drop into one of the many local events, shops or try some local cuisine do not forget to tag us at @visitqueanbeyanpalerang or #visitqueanbeyanpalerang, #visitqueanbeyan, #visitbraidwood, #visitbungendore to give us permission to share how you are spending your time in Queanbeyan-Palerang.

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