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Mudgee Readers’ Festival 2012

“Where too many books are never enough”… the Mudgee Readers’ Festival is coming up on the 18th and 19th of August, and with a clear focus on what readers want, not writers, it’s a festival that Mudgee locals and visitors will surely get value from.

Over the last couple of years that the Mudgee Readers’ Festival has been held, from all reports there has been terrific support, with plenty of discussion and laughter amongst speakers and their audiences.

People of all ages are encouraged to take up reading as a pastime, even with technology these days you can still read digital novels and immerse yourself in a new world, after all, it is the National Year of Reading!

The presentations, panel discussions and literary lunches will be run by authors, talking to you about the books that you read and with children’s authors as well, there’ll be something to entertain all ages.

Don’t forget to take along all of your old and pre-loved books, as there’ll be a second hand book fair at the Readers’ Festival as well where you can buy and sell books of all kinds.

The official programme for the Mudgee Readers’ Festival will be announced on the 4th of July and you can find it at the Mudgee Readers’ Festival website here after that date. If you’d like to join the conversation about the festival, you can also visit their Facebook Page here.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 2012

Got plans for the 13th and 14th of July? As the last weekend of NSW school holidays, and to get the family out of the house and embracing all of the things that make Mudgee such a wonderful place to live and grow up, we’d like to remind everyone that Mudgee Small Farm Field Days is coming up at AREC (Australian Rural Education Centre) on the weekend of July 13th and 14th.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days is an annual event that always has something to keep you entertained, from exhibitors, farm machinery, demonstrations, shows and much more. There’s always a great crowd of people, and with two jam packed days it’s a great way to spend the last couple of days of school holidays.

Gates open from 8:30am on both days, closing at 5:00pm. You can get to AREC located on Ulan Road adjacent to the Mudgee Airport either by your own transport, where parking is free at both car parks (of Ulan Road and Henry Lawson Drive); or take the free shuttle bus service that leaves every 20 minutes between 8:20am until approximately  6:00pm. Meet at Mudgee Swimming Pool, Mudgee South Shopping Plaza, Mudgee Scout Hall, Mudgee High School, Jubilee Sports Ground, Mudgee Valley Tourist Park or Mudgee Tourist Information Centre.

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days Tickets:

Adult Pass –  One Day $15.00 / Two Day $25.00
Child Pass –  One Day $8.00 / Two Day $14.00 (5 – 18 years)
Family Pass – One Day $35.00 (2 Adults and up to 4 children)
Pensioner Pass – One Day $10.00 / Two Day $14.00
Children under 5 – Free

Put it on your calendar now, we hope to see you there!

Gulgong’s Henry Lawson Heritage Festival

It’s back again for another year, the Henry Lawson Heritage Festival in Gulgong, from Friday the 8th of June to Monday the 11th of June 2012. For those who haven’t been before, pop it in your diary because not only is a great family event, it also showcases much of the region and of course tells you lots about our pioneering forefathers’ lifestyles, including that of Henry Lawson himself.

The long weekend will give you and your family and friends the opportunity to take in everything that the festival has to offer, from exhibitions of art and photography, having your photo taken in heritage outfits, street markets, bush dancing and music, parades, poetry readings and of course the Gulgong Country Race Meet on Sunday afternoon.

As one of Australian history’s most famous poets, Gulgong is proud to have had Henry Lawson call it his home since being brought to the area as an infant. The Mudgee and Gulgong regions played a large part in influencing Henry Lawson’s writings, which is one of the reasons he’s celebrated in Gulgong to this day.

You can visit the Henry Lawson Society of NSW website to read more about the festival’s competitions and the legend of Henry Lawson himself, or download the full program (PDF) here. If you’ve got any questions about visiting Gulgong for the event, contact the Tourist Information Centre on 1800 816 304.

Update on Mudgee Relay for Life 2012

We’re coming a strong 8th out of 52 teams taking part in the Mudgee Relay For Life on May 12th 2012, but we’re not quite at our fundraising target yet, so we’re asking for support by the way of sharing this with your family and friends or kindly donating as much or as little as you can to our team’s fundraising efforts.

We have been very humbled by the kind contributions that not only have our local counterparts donated, but also our wider networks across much of the country. It means a lot to have the support of our networks of friends and family, and we thank you all very much for your generosity.

One of the great things about having such a wonderful community behind us is knowing that all the efforts we go to to raise funds, it is ultimately our beloved community that is helping the Cancer Council find ways to manage and research cancer and help cancer patients.

There would be few people in Mudgee who don’t know someone who has been affected by cancer of some type, so it’s something that we know is close to the Mudgee’s community’s heart. Together we can help kick cancer’s butt, so again, we thank everyone who’s shown their support thus far, and ask anyone who can, to share this post, or donate to our team!

To get involved or find out which teams are currently registered, visit the Mudgee Relay For Life page here or to help team “Professionals Real Estate Mudgee” achieve our goal of $5000, you can click here to donate or join our team. We’d love to have your support!

Girl Talk in Mudgee

Are you a female living or moving to Mudgee? Are you looking for ways to network and interact with other local ladies, to get to know women in the Mudgee community and above all, get out and see just how great Mudgee is with like-minded, motivated women?

A new initiative that we’ve just heard of, called “Girl Talk in Mudgee” has been created to provide a comfortable environment for women of Mudgee to meet each other, network, and form friendships or support groups for all aspects of our busy daily lives.

Whether you’ve lived here for decades, or you’ve just arrived in Mudgee to live, Girl Talk in Mudgee is a great way to take away the sometimes daunting task of making friends and meeting new people.

Set over a relaxing lunch at one of the many great venues around Mudgee, Girl Talk in Mudgee holds events throughout the region, and can be found on facebook where you can register to attend the next event to be held on the 8th of May at High Valley Wine & Cheese Co.

What we love so much about this initiative is that it was an idea though up by local ladies who just want to help Mudgee women mingle and identify with each other. As they say on their facebook page “It doesn’t matter if you are a domestic goddess, a harried mum or out in the work force, come along, meet, mingle and network and get to know more about Mudgee at the same time”.

Join Girl Talk in Mudgee by visiting www.facebook.com/GirlTalkInMudgee!

INXS is Coming to Mudgee!

With nearly 500 song titles to their name, you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t at least heard a few of INXS’ biggest hits like Never Tear Us Apart or New Sensation. We suspect though that with a touring career spanning over 30 years, there are bound to be a few fans here in Mudgee that know many more of INXS’ songs!

As part of their 2012 Australian Coast to Coast Tour, INXS will be visiting Mudgee to perform at Parklands Resort on the 16th of June. The reason we mention this now is that tickets are on sale now and we wouldn’t want Mudgee’s biggest INXS fans missing out!

This is one of those great opportunities to see an iconic Australian band in the flesh, singing all of your favourites, and a great time to get a group of friends together for a fun night of music and entertainment.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster for $65.95 per person, and attendees must be over 18 years of age. If you’d like to purchase your INXS tickets, click here, and don’t forget to share this info with your friends!

Tickets Still Available for this Weekend!

If you haven’t already got your tickets to one of Mudgee’s major annual events – Go Grazing – then you’re in luck because you can still get tickets, even though the event is on this Saturday!

If you’re a bit of a wine connoisseur or fancy a nibble on great foods made from locally produced goods, then Mudgee’s Go Grazing event should definitely be on your calendar! Not only will you find Mudgee’s regional wines from leading winemakers, you’ll also find some of the best matching foods to go with quality selections of red and white wines, not to mention the glass of bubbles you receive on arrival to the event.

Held this Saturday, 21st of April 2012 at the Mudgee Showgrounds, and at a very reasonable ticket price of $70 per person (plus $2 booking fee for online purchases), Go Grazing is one of Mudgee’s best food and wine events – we’ve always had fun when we’ve been there!

You can purchase tickets from the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre online or call 6372 1020. Click on the image below to visit the Mudgee Wine website for all of the information!

**Please note that there is an error on the banner above, the venue is actually the Mudgee Showground**

Other events in Mudgee this weekend:

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s Country vs City Origin match at Glen Willow Sporting Complex that we wrote about a couple of weeks ago – get your tickets here!

Plus there’s also the Mudgee Races on this Saturday as well – and we know very well that the Mudgee races are very popular, and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with friends.

What an action packed weekend we have here in Mudgee this weekend… never a dull moment!

Wings, Wheels & Wine – This Sunday!

After a bit of adventure this weekend? The Mudgee Aero Club’s Wings Wheels & Wine is said to be a great family day out, with plenty to keep the crowds entertained. From flying RAAF Roulettes to car displays and wine tasting stalls, there’s something that will surely keep you amused.

The day kicks off at 10am at Mudgee Aero Club located at the Mudgee Airport and tickets can be purchased from Mudgee Tourism Inc online here.

Adults – $21.00
Children – $10.50
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – $46.50

Wings Wheels & Wine is a unique event combining the thrills of aerobatics, jets and helicopters with the beauty and power of cars, and the local touch of wine tasting and stalls.

You can view the full program here or visit the Wings Wheels & Wine website for further information.

Mudgee CAN ASSIST With Music

Can Assist is a network of people that help cancer patients and their families go through the trials and tribulations of living with cancer. The Mudgee branch of Can Assist is holding an event on the 14th of April that everyone’s invited to!

Mudgee’s Can Assist With Music is an afternoon event full of music, food, stalls, entertainment, and of course more music. View the flier below to see the line-up of musicians, including Ash Grunwald and other local performers.

Mudgee’s Can Assist With Music charity event is going to rock the Mudgee Showgrounds from 1pm on April 14th 2012, so make sure you’ve got your tickets, which are available now.

Adults – $40
Kids – $15
Family – $100 (includes 2 adults & 2 kids)

All proceeds go to helping out local people of Mudgee, who may even be your own family or friends, who need assistance with managing daily life living with cancer. Can Assist is an amazing charity organisation that relies on the dedication and support of local communities like ours. The network is available to anyone receiving cancer treatment and who may be finding it hard to manage (e.g. financially). It’s easy to make contact and get much needed assistance whether it’s fuel vouchers or doctors bills, so if you know someone going through cancer treatment who may be in need of assistance, put them in touch with Can Assist, and make sure you do your part by going to the Can Assist With Music event on the 14th of April.

Get tickets online or call Langswear on 6372 1219 or drop into their shop on Church Street.

We’re promised that it’ll be a wonderful afternoon of entertainment, but most importantly you’ll be helping make someone’s life a little easier.