Quirindi - Annual Events

January

Wallabadah New Years Day Races

Held every year since 1852. The infamous 30 degree incline of the race track allows spectators to watch the race without leaving the shady comfort of the rustic bark hut bar. Entertainment for the kids, Fashion of the Fields and the famous country town hospitality makes this an event not to be missed.

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Quirindi Military Tattoo

The sounds of pipes and drums and the colour and entertainment of marching bands fill the air at Longfield Oval. There are market stalls and entry to the event is free.

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Tamworth Country Music Festival

With 700 Artists performing over 10 Awesome days. Located in Tamworth, less than an hours drive from Quirindi.

Tamworth County Music Festival Accommodation

February

Quirindi Rodeo

This is a family-friendly Rodeo. Events include Saddle Bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, barrel racing, rope and tie, steer undecorating and more.

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King Of The Ranges, stockmans challenge and bush festival

King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge showcases the traditional skills of Australian Stockmen and women through an exciting and intense competition over four days. Competitors accumulate points for cattle work, pack-horse work, bareback riding, target whip cracking, horseshoeing, and cross country jumping. Then finalists further display their skill and courage in catching and leading a wild horse and riding a buckjumper, to determine who will be the next King of the Ranges.

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Quirindi Akubra Cup Race Day

Throw on your race outfit and bet up big at the Quirindi Cup! With Fashions on the Field and fast racing action. Quirindi Race Course Gates open at 11.00am. Contact ph: 6746 2476.

March

Bikers Australia Pig ‘n Pines Run

People of all ages gather for this yearly event to raise funds for The Kids with Cancer Foundation. There is entertainment and games, Show 'n Shine, raffle and auction. 

April

Quirindi Canter Fun Run and Charity Bike Ride

This annual event raises funds for Youngcare and young people with special needs in the community. You can enter a team and join in the fun! There are stalls, refreshments and entertainment all day, great prizes to be won, and all for a good cause.

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Quirindi sporting clays two day shoot

Two days of action. Overall High Gun - Rod Prior Memorial Trophy, sash and prize. AA, A, B, C Grades - High Gun Sash & Prize. Ladies, Junior, Veteran and Super Veteran High Gun -Sash and Prize. Canteen operating for meals from Breakfast Saturday till after lunch Sunday. 2 course meal available Saturday night.

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Didg and Groov on the Plains

A Jazz and Cultural Experience. A Night of Fabulous Entertainment.

Boggabri Drovers Camp Fire Weekend

Do you have a caravan, motor home, camper, 4x4, ute, tent or swag? If so, get ready for the annual Boggabri Drovers Campfire Weekend. Enjoy campfires, delicious camp oven meals, shearing demonstrations, tours to local attractions, an antique machinery display, local craft and markets, bush poetry, nightly entertainment and most importantly a chance to get to know each other and the friendly locals while the billy boils.

Venue: Boggabri Showground, Kamilaroi Highway, Boggabri

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Nundle Go for Gold Chinese Easter Festival

The annual festival is held on Easter Saturday and Sunday. A celebration of Nundle's gold fields history and the Chinese and European miners that helped form the town in the mid to late 1800s.

May

The Great Nundle Dog Race

Held every year on the first Sunday in May on the Nundle Recreation Ground. As well as the extensive program of dog events there is face painting, jumping castle, merchandise stall, hot dogs, steak sandwiches, tea, espresso coffee, cakes and a bar for a great family day out.

The Scone Horse Festival

Live shows including Farrier displays, the Australian Tentpegging Championships, Polo, Thoroughbred Horse demonstrations, a Rodeo, Stud tours, sheep dog trials, Australian Stock Horse demonstrations and the Scone Cup.

Rally & Swap Meet - Vintage Machiner & Miniature Railway 

Vintage tractors, stationary engines, cars, trucks, motor bikes, steam engines, collections, Miniature Railway, displays, Woodchop, Blacksmiths Shop, RSL Brass Band, Museum, working demonstrations, tractor events, Arts & Crafts, sheep shearing, wood turning, poultry, more than 120 swap/market sites.

Quirindi Rural Heritage Village & Miniature Railway, Kamilaroi Highway, Quirindi, New South Wales.

June

Quirindi Races

Enjoy country racing at its best with plenty of fast racing action. Come along to a day at the races with Fashions on the Field and plenty of fast racing action for young and old! 

August

AgQuip

AgQuip is Australia's largest and premier primary industry field days and one of the largest agricultural events in the world. Located in Gunnedah, less than an hours drive from Quirindi. It is held over 3 days and showcases over 3,000 products and services.

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September

Quirindi Spring Show (cancelled due to the drought 2018)

Held every year at the Quirindi Showgrounds. Features stud cattle, ring events, show jumping, motor bike stunts, truck pull, ute show, dog jumping, market stalls and so much more. For the kids there is face painting, an animal nursery and a magician.

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Great Outback BBQ

Each September, all across Australia people come together to hold Great Outback BBQs, have a great time and fundraise to support the work of Frontier Services.

October

Oktoberfest at the Royal Theatre

Oktoberfest - Dust off your "Dirndl" and your "Lederhosen", grab a "Mass" and we'll "schunkeln" the night away with some German music. Taste some German food and have a beer or two with Live entertainment at the Royal Theatre,Quirindi.

December

Christmas Carols by Candlelight at the Heritage Village

Come & sing, chat & celebrate Christmas under the gum trees in the natural surrounds of the Heritage Village. FREE Miniature train rides around the lake, for young & old. BBQ sausage sizzle & CAROLS.

Quirindi Boxing Day Races - December

Enjoy a fast paced celebration of Thoroughbreds. Champagne and Fashions on the Field. Join us at the Quirindi Race Course on Boxing Day from 11am. For more information call Quirindi Jockey Club on 6746 2476.

Regular Events

Quirindi - Quota Markets - Monthly

Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 8.00am - 1.00pm at Rose Lee Park. Fresh produce, arts and crafts, local honey, cakes and more!

Royal Theatre Movie Weekends – Fortnightly

The beautifully restored Royal Theatre runs movies every fortnight and supports live music, theatre and children's shows.

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Quirindi Village Miniature Railway – 4th Sunday every Month

Take a scenic ride in the grounds of the Rural Heritage Village on the Miniature Railway, discovering an army of animals along the way. Make it a day by visiting the Rural Heritage Museum with all its wonderful exhibits of times past.

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