Mudgee is an interesting mix of centuries-old country tradition, a progressive wine and produce industry and burgeoning arts and crafts community. This eclectic mix is evidenced in the wide variety and range of events in Mudgee. Below we have curated a mix of events in Mudgee and surrounds that will introduce visitors to this beautiful region. Speak to our friendly reception staff for more information about what’s on in Mudgee during your stay.
Annual Events in Mudgee & Surrounds
This annual show has been running every year since 1937. Boasting one of the prettiest showgrounds in NSW, the Rylstone-Kandow Show a fun and exciting day for the whole family. The Show still retains its community and family-friendly spirit. Head every February at the Rylstone Showground. Visit the Rylstone-Kandos Show website for event information.
This is a traditional country show held every February. Entertainment includes animal nursery, craft area, model train demonstrations, sheep shearing, snake handling, sheepdog trials and much more. Held every February. Visit the Gulgong Show website for event information.
Cudgegong Cruisers 2019
This annual event is a one day car, truck and motorbike rally. Held every March. Visit the Cudgegong Cruisers website for event information.
Mudgee Show and Rodeo
The Mudgee Show is the region on exhibition and reflects the diverse variety of country lifestyles and occupations in the district today. day. It showcases the fine produce from the area, the talent of local craftspeople, and the expertise of local animal husbandry. Other popular attractions include the colourful pavilion displays, rides, sideshows, reptile displays, juggling, lumberjack show and a program of ring events. Held every March at the Mudgee Showground. Visit the Mudgee Show website for event information.
The End Festival
This arts, culture and heritage festival held at Hill End (approximately 1 hour from Mudgee Holiday Park) is a celebration of the history of the region. The village comes to life with music and performances, art exhibitions and installations. Try great regional food, wine and craft beers from local producers. Held during April at the Hill End Historic Site. Visit The Ends Festival website for event information.
Gooree Cup Race Day
One of the biggest events on the Mudgee social calendar is the Gooree Cup Race Day. Held each year in May at the Mudgee Racecourse. Visit the Gorree Cup Race Day website for event information.
Mudgee Night Glow
A spectacular event as hot air balloons light up the night sky. An event for the whole family it also features live music, roving performers and entertainment for the kids. Bring your glow stick as this event is all about lighting up the night sky. Scheduled for May and held in the Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium. Visit the Mudgee Night Glow website for event information.
Henry Lawson Heritage Festival
A long weekend packed with events to celebrate Australian poet Henry Lawson’s birthday. Events include poetry, markets, food and wine, live music and vintage displays culminating in a grand parade. There is also a literary awards dinner and show. Held over the June Long Weekend in various locations. Visit the Henry Lawson Heritage Festival website for event information.
Mudgee Small Farm Field Days
Since 1977 the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days have been connecting those who live and work on the land with an opportunity for business and learning. This event features an extensive range of demonstrations, talks and lectures. It’s also a great family day out. Held in July at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC). Visit the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days website for event information.
Mudgee Readers’ Festival
A weekend of sharing stories, ideas and laughter. Held in August at various locations throughout the region. Visit the Mudgee Readers’ Festival website for event information.
Mudgee Food and Wine Festival
This week-long festival features a diverse range of events including live music, lunches, dinners, tours and, of course, wine tasting. Held in September at various locations. Visit the Mudgee Wine & Food Festival website for event information.
Flavours of Mudgee Festival
Held in the streets of Mudgee, the festival brings the town to life. Featuring the region’s winegrowers, producers, bakers, cooks, distillers and brewers who join together for tastings and meals with a backdrop of Mudgee’s historic buildings. Held in September in the Mudgee CBD. Visit the Flavours of Mudgee Festival website for event information.
Regular Events in Mudgee
Kayaking Wollemi National Park
Bring your kayak (or hire one) and explore Dunns Swamp, a part of the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You’ll wind through striking rock formations, stunning sandstone gorges and picturesque woodlands. Southern Cross Kayaking offers tours or equipment, which allows you to appreciate the unique beauty of this place from the water! More information about Wollemi National Park »
Mudgee Wine Tours
There are over 40 wineries in Mudgee alone. Full and half day winery and vineyard tours operate weekly. Sample the best Mudgee has to offer in the way of local wines and produce. Mudgee wineries and vineyards »
Mudgee Farm Walks
Get your hands dirty visiting actual working farms. Find our where our food comes from and chat to farmers passionate about their produce.