Save the date for Condo’s big events

Mayoral Message:

The Lachlan Shire is a large and progressive area with a shire population of 7,000 incorporating the towns of Condobolin and Lake Cargelligo and the smaller centres of Tottenham, Tullibigeal, Burcher Derriwong, Fifield, and Albert. All towns offer friendly locals, country hospitality and unique experiences for the adventurous traveller to discover.
Festivals and events in the Heart of NSW showcase what the Lachlan Shire is all about. The Heart of NSW hosts a number of annual events for locals and tourists from all walks of life to experience and enjoy from the Garden Festival to the Condobolin Tattoo.
For the keen fisherman, try your luck at Fisherama held at Lake Cargelligo. A great weekend away fishing with friends and family with money raised from the event being put back into the Lake, restocking it with fishlings for future years of fishing to come.
If you are a thrill seeker then Condobolin’s Chutes and Utes Festival held on the October Long Weekend will provide an action packed weekend. Featuring the Central Hope Cutters competition, the Professional Bull Ride Challengers Series and the Ute Show, this weekend is sure to keep you on your toes.
For the horse race enthusiast, the Heart of NSW hosts three annual picnic race meetings. Condobolin Picnic Races kick off our local races in February followed by Tottenham in March closely followed by Tullibigeal. These picnic race meets are held in a warm and friendly time of year so a great reason to travel throughout the Shire and explore the other towns and villages while looking forward to the next race meet.
Also, not forgetting the motor cycle race enthusiasts, the Heart of NSW has two popular motor cycle events, Yellow Mountain Cross Country and the Condo 750 with the latter also catering for Auto competitors. Both weekends bring competitors, family and friends from far and wide into our region.
Whatever the reason for visiting the Heart of NSW, tourists are always welcome and encouraged to enjoy the friendly coffee shops, to wander in the number of gift wear shops and enjoy dining in one of the many places to eat across the Shire.
I welcome you to the Heart of NSW and wish you a safe, memorable and enjoyable visit with us and I hope you will consider visiting us again in the near future.
Cr. Des Manwaring
Mayor, Lachlan Shire Council

Condo Winter B&S

Dust off a pair of your best pair of budgie smugglers and tights because the Condo Winter B&S is featuring a ‘Heroes and Villains’ theme this year.
Held on Saturday July 9, the event will break from tradition and will this time include an incredible three band line up.
B&S treasurer, Catherine Marsh, said the event would be one to remember
“We have Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters, Kris Cummins and 4play all putting on performances,” she said.
Doug Bruce and the Tailgaters managed to pull off an incredible seven top four positions in the 2011 National and Victorian Country Music Awards.
“Tickets are $90 if pre purchased and $100 on the door.
“People wanting to buy tickets early can e-mail condowinterbns@hotmail.com for more information.”

Condobolin Tattoo

The sounds of bagpipes will fill the air on Saturday September 17 with the Condobolin RSL Pipe Band hosting the second Condobolin Tattoo.
The tattoo is a triennial event with the inaugural Condobolin Tattoo held in 2008 with overwhelming success.
Tattoo spokesperson, Belinda Neal, said this year’s event would feature local and interstate performers.
“The Australian Federal Police Pipes and Drums, Dubbo and district Pipe Band, Yanco Agricultural High School Drum Corps, the Condobolin RSL Pipe Band, Dubbo and District Pipe Band, Dubbo District Concert Band, Condobolin Googar Dancers, plus Bandsmen from Albury, Wodonga, Leeton and Wagga Wagga Pipe bands have all confirmed they will be performing in the 2011 Condobolin Tattoo” Belinda said.
“With the variety and quality of such performers already confirmed, we are expecting the 2011 Condobolin Tattoo to be even bigger than the inaugural event.”
The Carlton Draft Beer Academy is also attending and will be a highlight with the VB Gold Carlton Clydesdales in the 2011 street parade.
Tickets are available now at $30 per adult and $10 per child 16 years and under.
Tickets are limited so be quick!

Chutes and Utes Festival

The Condo Chutes and Utes Festival is set to once again thrill Condobolinites of all ages this October long weekend, with the Central Hope cutting horse championships, a Professional Bull Ride, trade fair and a ute show.
Spokesperson for Chutes and Utes, Sue Henley, said the event will run from Friday to Sunday over the October long weekend.
“The cutting horse charity event will start on Friday and go till Sunday,” she said.
This year the rodeo committee is also organising a trade fair to be held on the Saturday, where businesses will have the opportunity to set up a stall or tent showcasing what their business is all about.
This the committee believes, is a way of promoting local businesses and getting the whole community involved.
Sue Henly said the main event, the Professional Bull Ride will be on Saturday evening.
This promises to be an adrenaline packed, hard hitting show of incredible athletisism and sheer grit determination as some of Australia’s best bull riders take on the rankest bulls in the country.
“This event is a qualifying event so the top riders will go on to compete in national and international competitions.
“Finally on Sunday we’ll have a ute show, featuring nine different categories including best street ute and feral ute.
“It’s a real family fun event with heaps of excitement, thrills and spills” Sue said.

Condobolin Show

The Condobolin PAH and I Show is set to once again display and provide the highest quality local produce on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 of August.
President of the Show, Bruce Patton, said he encouraged everyone to attend the show; there will be something for everyone.
“It’s a fantastic, cheap event with entertainment for the whole family,” he said.
“We’ll have the new chook pavilion available for the chook show, there’ll be shearing and there’ll be cattle and sheep judging.
“There’ll also be a wool display and we always have a pavilion choc a bloc with local produce including cakes, cookies, pickles, preservatives, sewing and knitting.
In addition to this there are always great rides down sideshow alley to keep the kids entertained.
The show ball will also be on and will be held a few weeks before the actual show on Saturday August 13.

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