7 October 2022

Nine things to do in the Riverina this week (7-13 October)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Griffith Spring Fest. Photo: Griffith Spring Fest.

There’s plenty to do, see, eat and drink in the Riverina this week.

Take the kids to the school holiday art classes, model scale aircraft or the circus workshop over the last days of the spring school holidays.

The weekend has plenty to offer around the region from a slime colour run in Narrandera, a charity bike ride in Temora, to a day in the orchard at the Piccolo Family Farm at Lake Wyangan.

The Griffith Spring Fest also kicks off this weekend as the city celebrates 30 years of Garden Festival, which will run until Sunday 23 October.

During the week, the annual Mary Gilmore Festival in Ariah Park will feature an array of talented country artists.

One of Australia’s funniest comedians Kitty Flanagan is on tour and has two shows in Wagga. Kitty is back on stage to tell people how to solve all of the world’s problems.


Art classes are a great way to keep the little ones happy during these school holidays. Photo: iStock/Elena Kurkutova.

School Holiday Art Classes

When: Friday 7 October, 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Little Yellow House Gallery and Studio
Cost: Booking essential. Limited spots are available.

Send the kids to the fun school holiday art classes to bring out their creative side at the Little Yellow House Gallery and Studio. Creative Kids and Parents NSW Vouchers are accepted.

All Weekend

Wagga Model Aero Club World War II and Military Scale Competition. Photo: Visit Wagga.

Wagga Model Aero Club Flying Display

When: Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 October, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Connorton Model Airfield, Olympic Highway, Uranquinty
Cost: Free

The Wagga Model Aero Club Flying Display will feature all types of civilian and military scale model aircraft. Head to Uranqunity for a fun day out with family and friends.

The Slime Colour Run is colourful fun for all ages! Photo: Narrandera Shire Council.

Slime Colour Run

When: Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 October, 10 am to 2 pm
Where: The Shack Narrandera Showground, 35-45 Elizabeth Street, Narrandera
Cost: Free

Take the kids to the holiday program in Narrandera to enjoy the final weekend of the school holidays. Join a free day of activities with the main attraction being a slime/colour run for all ages. The day also includes a photo booth, jumping castle games, balloon sculptures, rock painting, body art, henna tattoos and of course a DJ to keep the tunes going all day. There will be a variety of food on offer, including sausages, fairy floss, snow cones, donuts, sushi and drinks, a coffee van and more.

Bikers for Boobs

When: Saturday 8 October, 10 am
Where: Temora Ex-Services Club, Cnr of Baker and Loftus Streets, Temora
Cost: $60, Registration at 9 am

Head to Temora, rev your engine and join the annual Bikers for Boobs fundraising event. The organisers said the event will run rain or shine. A day-long bike ride starting and ending at Temora Ex-Services Club. All proceeds will go to Temora CanAssist.


Can you juggle? Photo: iStock/Viktar Lameika.

Circus Workshop

When: Saturday 8 October, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Where: Griffith Health (Griffith Indoor Sports, 9 Altin Street, Griffith
Cost: Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

If your child is interested in acrobatics or circus tricks, register them for the circus workshop run by Australia’s National Youth Circus, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. The workshop is for young people aged 7-14 and participants will learn a range of circus skills, including navigating an obstacle course, juggling, hula, skipping, diablo, and pyramids (human balances).


Photo: Piccolo Family Farm.

A Day in the Orchard

When: Sunday 9 October, 11:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Piccolo Family Farm, 1814 Mallinson Road, Lake Wyangan
Cost: Tickets are Adult $80, Youth 12-17 $30 and can be purchased here.

Start your Sunday at the Piccolo Family Farm for their family-friendly music, food and arts festival. A Day in the Orchard will feature talented musicians, quality food and beverages, artists and makers. A fantastic day for everyone at a unique and beautiful working farm at Lake Wyangan.

Why not pop down and check out Griffith Spring Fest? Photo: Griffith Spring Fest.

Griffith Spring Fest

When: Sunday 9 October, 8 am – Sunday 23 October, 5:30 pm
Where: Griffith (Various Locations)
Cost: Various

Join the fun at Griffith Spring Fest as they celebrate their 30th Garden Festival. The festival kicks off on Sunday and will go for two weeks, with plenty to see and experience. The festival features amazing and unique Real Juice Company citrus sculptures, eight beautiful gardens that have been created and nurtured by hardworking and talented gardeners, as well as garden workshops and talks for attendees. Garden bus tours are available so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery and gardens. The LINX Launch Party will offer delicious paella, other local food, entertainment, and local wine and beer alongside the sculptures. Griffith Spring Fest is a great way to taste the culture of Griffith.


Bec Hance will be performing at the Mary Gilmore Festival. Photo: Mary Gilmore Festival.

Mary Gilmore Festival

When: Wednesday 12 October, 11:30 am – Sunday 16 October, 4:30 pm
Where: Ariah Park Campground, Ariah Park
Cost: Tickets are Adults $30 or by wristband $20 after 12:30 pm, Students 16+ $5 and Children Free

For all country music lovers, the Mary Gilmore Festival will kick off on Wednesday and feature a stellar lineup of artists. Special guest artists include: Darcy Gage and Ally Decean, Tom Maxwell, John and Christine Smith, Owen Blundell, The Hoffman’s, Stephen Cheney, Charly Hackett, Royden Donohue and bush poet Neil Smith. Take your van and camp at the festival site and enjoy a long weekend of good music and company.


Kitty Flanagan comes to Wagga Civic Theatre this Thursday! Photo: Visit Wagga.

Kitty Flanagan LIVE

When: Thursday 13 October, 8 pm to 9:20 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Burns Way, off Tarcutta St, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $54.90 and can be purchased here

One of Australia’s funniest female comedians, Kitty Flanagan is finally back on stage doing what (she thinks) she does best, solving the world’s problems. All of them. Laugh out loud for an hour and fifteen minutes as Kitty leaves you in stitches.

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