24 November 2023

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (24 - 30 November)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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What to do around the Riverina this week.

The Riverina can expect a busy week with plenty of events and activities for all ages. Photo: SolStock.

Check out the two new releases at Forum 6 this week, starting with Ridley Scott’s spectacle-filled action epic Napoleon and DreamWorks Animation’s Troll Band Together.

Head to ErinEarth to celebrate the end of 2023 at the Festival of Stories.

Gather at the Hay Racecourse and be inspired by the fashion or head to Gundagai to check out the top cowboys and cowgirls at the Gundagai Rodeo.

Looking for something a little slower paced? Head to the Wagga Stamp and Coin Fair or celebrate the Embroiderers Guild NSW Wagga group’s 50th anniversary.

Kick off the summer season with Eastern Riverina Arts and its evening of original live music at the Station Creative Workspace.

Unwind on Sunday at the Griffith Country Music Muster with your friends, with good food, drinks and music.

Want to learn old time and new vogue dances? Head to Temora for the $5 dance lessons.

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New movies at Forum 6

Catch the latest release at Forum 6. Photo: Collage – Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

Forum 6 Cinemas

When: Various times between 10 am and 8:30 pm
Where: 77 Trail Street, Wagga
Cost: Various. Tickets can be purchased here.

Napoleon, starring Joaquin Phoenix, follows the rise and fall of the notorious French emperors and his relentless journey to power. Troll Band Together – DreamWorks Animation’s third instalment in the Troll franchise – follows the story of Poppy as she discovers that her boyfriend Branch used to be part of the boy band ‘BroZone’ with his brothers.


ErinEarth Garden

ErinEarth invites everyone to its last festival for the year – the Festival of Stories. Photo: ErinEarth.

Festival of Stories

When: Saturday 25 November, 9:30 am to 2 pm
Where: ErinEarth, 1 Kildare Street, Turvey Park, Wagga
Cost: Free entry.

ErinEarth is inviting everyone to its end-of-year festival to hear stories and celebrate 2023 with the launch of its updated windmill. Visitors can enjoy barista-made hot drinks with sweet treat boxes. ErinEarth’s famous vegetable (or beef) burgers and sausages will be available for lunch.

Hay Races

Don’t miss out on the races this weekend in Hay. Photo: SolStock.

Hay Races

When: Saturday 25 November, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Hay Racecourse, Showground Road, Hay
Cost: Tickets are $24 adults, $10 concession, $5 U16, $50 bar tickets, $100 bar tickets, $65 one table, and can be purchased at 123 Tix.

Get your fashion on at the Hay Gold Cup and enjoy the races with your friends and family, with great drinks and food.

Celebrate 50 years

Embroiderers Guild celebrates 50 years. Photo: Akshay Kerlekar.

Embroiderers Guild NSW Wagga Celebrates 50 years

When: Saturday 25 November, 4 to 6 pm
Where: The Ambo Gallery – Eastern Riverina Arts, 54-58 Johnston Street, Wagga
Cost: Limited numbers. To RSVP call 0431 314 373.

Embroiderers Guild NSW Wagga Wagga is inviting embroidery enthusiasts to join the 50-year celebration at The Ambo Gallery.

Stamp and Coin Club

Wagga Stamp and Coin Fair returns this weekend at the Sturt Public School Hall. Photo: Stamp and Coin Club.

Wagga Stamp and Coin Fair

When: Saturday 25 November, 9 am – 3 pm, Sunday 26 November, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Sturt Public School Hall, White Avenue, Kooringal
Cost: Adults $2, under 16s free.

The Wagga Stamp and Coin Club will be hosting a fair with dealers coming from Melbourne, Beechworth, Yass, Orange, Canberra and Sydney. These events are held every six months and provide an excellent opportunity for collectors to find something special or the curious to find a new hobby.

Gundagai Rodeo

The Gundagai Rodeo is a premier event on the national rodeo circuit. Photo: Gundagai Rodeo and Campdraft Club.

Gundagai Rodeo

When: Saturday 25 November, 9 am to 11:30 pm
Where: Gundagai Showground, Oibell Drive, Gundagai
Cost: Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for 4-16 years, $50 for family (2 kids + 2 adults), free for children under 4 and $5 for camping, and can be purchased at Ticketebo.

Check out the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls at the Gundagai Rodeo as part of their quest for a coveted national title at the Gundagai Rodeo Grounds.

Station Sounds

Eastern Riverina Arts is set to host an evening of original live music. Photo: Supplied.

Station Sounds

When: Saturday 25 November, 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: Station Creative Workspace, 54-58 Johnston Street, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Trybooking.

To welcome the summer season, Eastern Riverina Arts is hosting an evening of original live music featuring Curly Mills, Nathan Lamont, Courtney Barron and Issac Staines. Enjoy the music while having great food and drinks from Wagga’s Wood-fired Wagon and Thirsty Crow.


Griffith Country Music Muster

Griffith Country Music Muster is on this Sunday. Photo: Visit Griffith.

Griffith Country Music Muster

When: Sunday 26 November, 1 to 5 pm
Where: Coro Club, Harward Road, Griffith
Cost: $15.

Head to Coro Club with your friends to listen to some of the talented musicians in the region at the Griffith Country Music Muster on Sunday.


Learn to dance at Temora Ex-Services Club.

Learn to dance at Temora Ex-Services Club. Photo: Wei Ting Chang.

Temora Old Time & New Vogue Dance Lessons

When: Monday 27 November, 7 pm
Where: Temora Ex-Services Club, 130 Baker Street, Temora
Cost: $5.

Have a go at learning old time and new vogue dances at Temora Ex-Services Club over the long weekend.

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