Head to the historic gold-mining village of Hill End this weekend (April 20-22) for a celebration of arts, culture and heritage at “The End” Festival.
Now in its third year, this unique festival will feature live bluegrass, folk and country music, the best of the region’s wine, craft beer and food, as well as art installations and exhibitions.
There’ll also be ticketed music and cabaret shows in The Royal Hall, as well as village heritage and ghost tours.
Visit the Makers Market while you’re there where you will be able to see artisans working in traditional practices with natural materials demonstrating age-old techniques and selling original works.
Visitors can learn their crafts by booking into a series of workshops ranging from beer brewing to leather belt making. There will also be free art workshops and games for children.
The End will have something for everyone, whether you want to check out the great music program, sample local produce, explore the town, or wander through free art installations and exhibitions.
The festival is a free event except for the ticketed concerts in The Royal Hall. Ticketed events will take place on Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April at night.
Those wanting to stay in town can find accommodation at the Village Campground and the Glendora Campground. There is also accommodation available in Mudgee and Bathurst with buses running to the event.
For further details about The End Festival, and to purchase tickets for the Royal Hall shows, visit nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/the-end.