29 September 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this long weekend (29 Sep - 2 Oct)

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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There's something for everyone over the long weekend.

There’s something for everyone over the long weekend. Check out our guide for what’s on offer. Photo: iStock/SolStock.

Kick off the long weekend by attending one of Australia’s oldest folk festivals – the Uranquinty Annual Folk Festival.

Want to hitch a ride with hot-rodders over the weekend? Head to Temora and check out the cars of the Regency Ramblers Rod and Custom Club Inc.

Check out the cycling and craft beer at the Gears and Beers festival at the Victory Memorial Gardens in Wagga.

There are two new much-anticipated releases at Forum 6 this week: The Creator and Saw X.

Be inspired by the fashion at the Wagga Wagga Picnic Races.

Are you a market lover? Head to Hay and Junee and get your hands on all the best of what these regions have to offer.

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

All Weekend

The 51st Uranquinty Annual Folk Festival will be held over the long weekend.

The 51st Uranquinty Annual Folk Festival will be held over the long weekend. Photo: iStock/Viorika.

Uranquinty Folk Festival

When: Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October
Where: Showground, Morgan Street, Uranquinty
Cost: Tickets can be purchased on-site and are $75 for the whole weekend, $60 for concession, $45 for a day, $15 for session dances and kids and camping are free.

The small, family-oriented music festival is set to have many great musical performances with a campfire, pub sessions, workshops, dances, blackboard sessions and more.

Check out this car show

Check out this car show and help CanAssist. Photo: Regency Ramblers Rod & Custom Club.

A Country Weekend in Temora – Regency Ramblers Rod & Custom Club Inc.

Attention all car lovers of the Riverina. The Regency Rambler Rod and Custom Club Inc is spending a country weekend in Temora with nearly 160 cars. The money raised on the day will be donated to CanAssist.

When: Friday 29 September (9 am) to Monday 2 October (5 pm)
Where: Lake Centenary, Temora
Cost: Gold coin donation.

Gears and Beers will be held at the Victory Memorial Gardens.

Gears and Beers will be held at the Victory Memorial Gardens. Photo: The Charles.

Gears and Beers

When: Saturday 30 September (9 am) to Sunday 1 October (5 pm)
Where: Victory Memorial Gardens, Baylis Street, Wagga
Cost: Various.

Gears and Beers is inviting everyone to the unique festival that combines cycling and craft beers. There will be plenty of great music, local food, entertainment and … beer.

All Week

There are two new releases at Forum 6 Cinemas this week.

There are two new releases at Forum 6 Cinemas this week. Photo: Supplied.

Forum 6 Cinemas

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

Check out one of the most anticipated science fiction films of 2023, The Creator , starring John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe and more. The story follows an ex-special forces agent set in a world impacted by the war between humans and the forces of artificial intelligence. The tenth instalment of the Saw series, Saw X follows the sick and desperate John as he travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure to cure his cancer. Also screening at the cinemas are Blue Beetle, The Nun II, Paw Patrol, Retribution and more.


Wagga Wagga Picnic Races are back on this Saturday

Wagga Wagga Picnic Races are back on this Saturday. Photo: Quentin J Lang.

Wagga Wagga Picnic Races

When: Saturday 30 September, noon to 6 pm
Where: Murrumbidgee Turf Club, 142 Travers Street, Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 GA 12-17, $330 charity club, $450 marquee area and can be purchased here.

Head to the Wagga Wagga Picnic Races on Saturday with family and friends for a day of fashion, entertainment and racing.

Hay Community Markets

Hay Community Markets are on the fifth Saturday of every month. Photo: iStock/StockSeller.

HCS Markets

When: Saturday 30 September, 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Lions Park, Lachlan Street, Hay
Cost: Various.

Grab a bargain and support the Hay community markets at Lions Park this Saturday. There will be an array of local and visiting stallholders, a barbecue breakfast and hot drinks.


Junee Rotary Markets

The Junee Rotary Markets are on this Sunday at the Junee Ex-Services Club. Photo: Facebook.

Junee Rotary Markets

When: Sunday 1 October 8 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Junee Ex-Services Memorial Club, 75 Broadway, Junee
Cost: Free entry.

Head to Junee to get your hands on freshly baked goods, wines, olives, cheeses, flowers and more. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday at the child-friendly market with live music.

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 2 October, 7 to 9 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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