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Turning Mudgee’s waste into art

Calling all local artists! The Mid-Western Regional Council is currently asking individuals and groups to get creative with their waste and turn it into a masterpiece for the Waste 2 Art competition.

The annual event is a celebration of the re-use and recycling of waste across the Netwaste region through arts and crafts. It aims to challenge the way we look at waste while also giving aspiring and professional artists the chance to get creative.

Individuals, community members, artists and schools who currently reside in the NetWaste region are all invited to take part by turning waste into an art form of their choice.

Each year the Waste 2 Art challenge focuses on a different theme, with this year’s theme being “Plastic Bags and Soft Plastic Packaging”. This can serve as inspiration for creative works, however any recyclable material can be used as long as it demonstrates the re-use and recycling of waste.

The most inspiring work from each section in all categories will receive a prize and winning entries will be eligible for entry into the Regional Waste to Art competition.

There is plenty of time to start thinking about your creations, with entries open until 5pm on Monday, 15 May 2017.

Exhibition entries are to be delivered to The Stables, Mudgee on Thursday, 18 May between 10am and 4pm.

Those who don’t want to enter can still join in on the event by heading along to the exhibition at the Stables on Saturday 20 May from 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 21 May from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The official opening and award presentation will take place on Saturday 20 May at midday.

For further details about the event and to register visit – http://www.midwestern.nsw.gov.au/resident-services/Community-Services/Culturalservices/waste-to-art-2017/


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Parkview Hotel Mudgee Open Day

You may have noticed all of the exciting renovations taking place at the Parkview Hotel Mudgee on Market Street and now it’s time to see all of that hard work up close.

The hotel will be opening up it’s doors this Saturday making for a rare opportunity to see the hotel inside and out without having to book a room.

The hotel will be opening its doors on its open day from 11.00am through to 3.00pm. The hotel’s café will be open and serving up treats too.

The Parkview Hotel is one of Mudgee’s treasures, dating back to about 1870 when it was originally a pharmacy and residence. After receiving a number of renovations and having varying uses over the years, its latest incarnation will turn it into high quality accommodation complete with 7 boutique suites & ensuites, one with full disabled access, and featuring high quality fixtures & fittings and professional friendly staff.

The hotel also features a café, an internal dining room & an outdoor courtyard area, serving breakfast & lunches. Eventually there will be a liquor licence too.

To see the hotel for yourself head along this Saturday and don’t be late!

For more information about the Parkview Hotel Mudgee visit www.parkviewhotelmudgee.com.au.

You can also follow the hotel on Facebook and see photos from the renovations.

Parkview Hotel Mudgee Open Day

When: Saturday 4th March 2017 11am – 3pm

Where: Parkview Hotel Mudgee – 99 Market Street Mudgee


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Mudgee Show + Rodeo this weekend!

Roll up! Roll up! One of the region’s most iconic events is on this weekend – the annual Mudgee Show and Rodeo.

The Mudgee Show puts our region on exhibition, promoting our region’s fine produce as well as the talent of our local craftspeople, and the expertise of local animal husbandry.

This year’s jam-packed two-day event will feature everyone’s show favourites with popular rides and sideshows, reptile displays, juggling, a lumberjack show, and a busy program of ring events and colourful pavilion displays.

The rodeo will also be back for another year, after making a return to the show last year, and there will be some great prizes up for grabs including: the $1200 Iverach Volkswagen Open Bull Ride, the $1000 Bronco Ute Trays Saddle Bronc, the $1000 Tyre Man Mudgee Bareback, and the $1000 Moolarben Coal Ladies Barrel Race.

The Mudgee Show has been running since all the way back in 1846. Though there have been some few changes to the show over the years, it still remains a crowd favourite, with thousands of people heading to the show every year.

Details of the Mudgee Show and Rodeo at a glance:

Friday 3rd March – Rodeo at 5pm. Gates open at 2pm.

Saturday 4th March – Show events kick-off from 8:30am, finishing with fireworks at 8pm.

Admission to the show is $15 for adults and $5 for pensioners and those aged 5 – u18 years. Family tickets are available for $37 (2 adults and 2 children). Tickets will be available at the gate.

For the full program of events head to the show website – www.mudgeeshow.org.au.

Cruise along to “Can Cruise” for a good cause

Love cars? Want to help raise money for a good cause? Then head along to the annual “Can Cruise” fundraiser returning to Mudgee on Saturday 18th March 2017.

Cudgegong Cruisers Inc. in conjunction with volunteers from Can Assist – Mudgee & Districts Branch will host the one-day car and motorbike rally that raises funds to support people in the local community affected by cancer.

The year’s event will kick off from 8am at Parklands Resort with a Show n Shine in the morning for cars and bikes and breakfast too.

Entries are encouraged before the event, however they will be accepted on the day until 9.30am for the Show n Shine, and until 10am for the Can Cruise.

All types of vehicles are encouraged to join in – Hot Rods, Utes, Vans, Classics, Customs, Vintage, Veteran, Euro, Asian, British, Exotic, Bikes – as long as the vehicle is registered.

The Can Cruise will commence from Parklands Resort & travel to a lunch destination then return. Any registered vehicle can enter at a cost of $40 per adult or $80 for a family ticket for 2 adults, up to 4 children under 16. Entry includes breakfast and lunch.

The whole day will be a family friendly event with great prizes & trophies on offer as well as a charity auction and entertainment.

If you’re planning on heading along then bring a hat, smile, good humour, spirit of fun and a desire to assist someone from your local community struggling through their cancer journey.

To find out more, head to cudgegongcruisers.org.au or follow the Cudgegong Cruisers on Facebook.

Discover the Mudgee region’s best food and drink

Locals and visitors to Mudgee are invited to explore the region’s best food and wine offerings by taking part in this year’s Food and Drink Trail on the 25th and 26th of March.

The Mudgee Region Food and Drink Trail promises to take people on a gastronomical adventure through the region as they journey to our favourite producers. There will be an abundance of fresh local produce and delectable drink options to sample, with the Mudgee region being at the forefront of paddock to plate dining.

This year’s event will feature over 20 destinations including cellar doors, farms, orchards, cafes and a distillery.

Each destination will dish up the perfect pairing of a locally produced beverage and a regionally inspired dish.

With so many venues taking part in the trail, it’s a great way to discover the amazing food and drink in the Mudgee region and all of the amazing culinary experiences on offer.

A trail pass costs just $40 and includes 5 vouchers that can each be exchanged for one dish and one drink at a participating venue. There is no limit to the amount of trail passes that can be purchased.

Trail passes can be purchased at www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au or at the Mudgee Visitors Information Centre at 84 Market Street, Mudgee NSW.

To find out more about the event, the venues taking part and to take a peek at the menus visit www.mudgeewine.com.au/mudgee-region-food-and-drink-trail/.

Wine and Shakespeare in Mudgee

What better gift to give this Valentine’s Day then tickets to see this year’s Shakespeare in the Vines at Gooree Park.

For lovers of Shakespeare, this event offers the perfect way to enjoy the classic work, Much Ado About Nothing, while enjoying delicious food and wine in a relaxed setting at the park’s lawn entertaining area.

Much Ado About Nothing is a timeless tale of two pairs of lovers – and the people who want them to be together, and the people who try to rip them apart.

The Shakespearian classic is brought to life by Essential Theatre, who are proud to be celebrating the milestone of 15 years of Shakespeare in the Vines. This a unique tour of Shakespeare’s classics to some of Australia’s most spectacular wineries and gardens. This program has grown from strength to strength since 2003, ensuring the longevity of an ambitious and entrepreneurial Victorian theatre company.

Essential Theatre has re-interpreted the classic texts for today’s modern audiences to deliver a vibrant and engaging production for theatre-goers around the country.

It will be a night to remember. Ticket pricing is as below:

  • VIP* (includes entry to event, front of house seating (seating provided) and glass of Gooree Bubbles on arrival) – $60.00 / head
  • General Admission – $30.00 / head
  • Children U/12 – $10.00 / head
  • Family – $70.00 / family (2 adults + 2 Children)

For further details and to get tickets, visit www.gooreepark.com/shakespeare-in-the-vines.


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Friday Feast – Alby & Esther’s

Alby & Esther’s

We visited on 14-10-16

The team headed off to Alby + Esthers for their Friday Feast. There is nothing better than getting out of the office for lunch and the sun drenched courtyard was a prime position.

Owner and licensee Leigh Sargent has created a menu with a strong local accent, uncomplicated and delicious food. All dishes are generously proportioned and memorable, like the house made beans with ham hock and poached egg, the famous jaffle with smoked ham, egg and swiss cheese or the new Alby Sandwich with chicken, bacon, cheese, beetroot relish and horseradish cream.

Everyday there is a beautiful selection of freshly baked cakes, muffins and tarts. Enjoy the locally roasted coffee from Yarrabin Road roasters, or for something refreshing choose from the Crave Natural kombucha or the Hello Lovelies cordials.

The only downside of the day was that we were too early to enjoy a cleansing ale or a chilled glass of wine. Alby + Esthers turns into a Tapas Wine Bar on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering share platters with a selection of beers, ciders, apertifs & wines. Locals Manners Wine, Burnbrae Wines, LOWE Wines & Heslop Wines head the list.

Open Monday to Saturday from 8am, come and enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner!



Friday Feast – Paragon Hotel

Paragon Hotel

We visited on 09-12-16

Just for a change the team headed for a counter meal at the Paragon Hotel for the Friday Feast. Unfortunately it was only 1pm on Friday so we could not enjoy a frost amber ale, however an icy cold squash and a quality pub meal did the job. Paul Osseweyer provides a great meal and that is evident by the amount of tradies in there during lunch hours.

Roast pork & veges, schnitzel & chips, beef burger or lamb cutlets, whatever your appetite, it will be satisfied here at The Paragon Hotel. Even if you’re not hungry, call in for a beer and a chat!

Cheers till next time,


Friday Feast – Wineglass Bar & Grill

Wineglass Bar & Grill

We visited on 20-09-16

Friday Feast – The team headed to The Wineglass Bar & Grill to savour the delicious menu. Owner and Chef Scott Tracey provides many options that will appeal to all appetites. Select from the $11 lunch specials which include steak sandwich, an Italian pizza with prawns or a fresh Caesar salad. Or for those that want something a little more upmarket, try the chicken risotto, the seafood linguine or the slow roasted pork belly.

If lunch is not for you, why not start the day with a sumptuous breakfast. Choose from hot cakes with honeycomb butter, Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce or something for the health conscious, granola, dried fruit and yoghurt. All of this can be washed down with award-winning Vittoria Coffee.

If a 3 course meal is more your style, come and try the dinner menu which changes seasonally and is prepared using regionally sourced produce. Match this with a selection of local wines for an unforgettable meal.

If you want to make a weekend of it, stay at the Cobb & Co Court Boutique Hotel, Mudgee. Relax in a beautifully appointed queen room or a New York style loft apartment, centrally located and adjoining The Wineglass.

Why not take an opportunity to enjoy all our gorgeous region has to offer? We’re so busy we often forget to appreciate this amazing place we live.

Now, any suggestions for our lunch date next week?



Friday Feast – Outside The Square

Outside The Square

We visited on 18-11-16

The team headed down to Outside the Square Café to enjoy the spring day. The cafe offers great options for breakfast and lunch in a great family friendly environment. The small servery window for take away coffee is a hive of activity in the morning and the aroma of fresh baked muffins and cakes is hard to pass by.

The breakfast menu is very simple yet delicious with choices including French toast, buttermilk pancakes, toasted muesli, or Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine or Eggs Ocean (smoked salmon). For the big appetite tuck into The BIG Square with eggs, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, potato rösti served with tomato relish. Accompany this with a Toby’s Estate Coffee or Toby’s Estate Organic tea to complete your morning.

If lunch is what you are after, then again the menu will satisfy your taste buds. The chicken burger seemed to be the popular choice on Friday, however the Cajun chicken Caesar salad was a personal favourite. Other lunch time options include a gourmet steak sandwich, the Greek lamb burger, various salads and choices of baguettes and bruschetta’s. To replenish the fluids on a warm day, select from milkshakes, smoothies, organic soft drinks and juices. Kids are not forgotten either with a number of options for the little appetite.

The focus of the owners and staff here at Outside The Square Café is to provide a family friendly place that serves coffee produced by ethical companies and also organic and natural options. Come in and meet the staff and see why everyone is starting to look Outside The Square Café.