stop awhile and experience the Peak Hill open cut gold mine, visit the Big Fish Fossil Hut and travel through the Goobang National Park.
Parkes Attractions, Activities, Events
Attractions, Activities, Events
Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore attractions, activities and events.
A wide variety of attractions and activities to make your visit to the Parkes region in Central West NSW a memorable one.
ANNUAL- MAJOR PARKES EVENTS:
2PK Parkes COUNTRY MUSIC SPECTACULAR:
28th Sep - 1st October 2012
This is Parkes annual Country Music Festival - held at Parkes Services Club. Professional and guest artists - Talen Seekers Quest, Street Busking competition, Family Muster, Concert in the Park Gospel Service and more..
Held over the EASTER WEEKEND annuallyin TULLAMORE - 6th - 8th April, 2012 -
Celebrating the local Tullamore region's Irish heritage and the Irish culture - Tullamore is the home of true Irish fun.
Featuring guest musical artists, visual arts exhibition - and beginning with a street parade.
A must in the calendars of many throughout both NSW and Australia.
PARKES AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
27th - 29th August 2012 - Parkes Showground....Great family entertainment over 3 days.
The Parkes Show is a big country show with many events including horses, sheep and cattle judging, farming and motor display, side show alley, Miss Show Girl Competition and the popular dog show competition. The spectacular fireworks display is one not to be missed. The show also features ringside daily and evening entertainment.
Mark it in your calendar - the 2nd Weekend in January each year.
11 - 15 January 2012
You're guaranteed you'll be glad you did.
HENRY PARKES CENTRE: Pioneer Park, Newell Highway Parkes.
Incorporating the Pioneer Park Antique Machinery Museum, a local history collection and Moat Cottage - a replica of Sir Henry Parkes birthplace which houses The King's Castle - a collection of Elvis' Personal Memorabilia (owned by the former 'Yello Wiggle' Greg Page. The Henry Parkes Museum has over 4,000 excellent exhibits including relics and items from the pioneering and gold mining days.
PARKES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE: Kelly Reserve, Cnr. Newell Highway & Thomas Street, Parkes
Open 7 days - Souvenirs and refreshments, picnic & BBQ facilities in pleasant parkland setting, information, brochures and maps.
A unique experience of the Australian bush and fair dinkum Aussie hospitality. Don't miss the Trundle Bush Tucker Day each September...
PARKES PICNIC RACES:
Held annually in Parkes at the Parkes Showground - June Long Weekend - 9th June 2012
Fashions, fun and festivities and loads of entertainment, including amusements for children - a social highlight of the year. The racecourse provides full bar and betting facilities along with a range of catering services available on course throughout the day.
TRUNDLE AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
14th - 15th August 2012 - Trundle Showground
The Trundle Agricultural Showoffers two days of ring events with horse and cattle events and judging, pavilion exhibits, presentation of Miss Showgirl, the side show alley and more...enjoy a true country experience at the Trundle Show.
PEAK HILL AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
21st - 22nd August 2012 - Peak Hill Showground
Another great Country Show - Peak Hill Agricultural Show offers two days of ring events, cattle and horse events and judging, side show alley, dog show, spectacular fireworks display and pavilion exhibits, presentation of the Showgirl competition plus much more.
PARKES ANNUAL SWAP MEET :
Normally in October. - 14th October, 2012 - Parkes Showground.
Parkes Antique Motor Club presents their Annual Super Swap Meet. Caters for veteran, vintage, classic, modern, sports cars and motorcycles and also attracts many stall holders providing a great opportunity to find that hidden treasure.
Gates open at 6am.
BACK YAMMA BIGFOOT - PARKES & FORBES:
Sporting Event - TBA September 2012 - Cnr Back Yamma Road & Eugowra Road, Parkes.
The Back Yamma Bigfoot, a new event for 2010 and this 25/50/100 kilometre mountain bike race is held in the Back Yamma State Forest near Parkes and Forbes in the Central West of NSW.
ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE RALLY:
October Long Weekend - Parkes Showground - 29th September - 1st October 2012.
The Parkes Antique Motor Club hold an annual motorcycle rally for veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles built before 1964 during the October long weekend.
Participants come from famous clubs and travel to Parkes from all over New South Wales. Some motorcycles are very rare indeed and unique, often being built by companies that collapsed during the Depression or were destroyed by war and other problems.
PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL:
2nd weekend in January annually - various locations/venues around Parkes
The Parkes Elvis Festival will gather more than 9,000 visitors and fans to Parkes to join in the festivities and fun over the five day program.
TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY :
Annually 1st Weekend in September - Trundle Showground - Saturday 1st September 2012
Trundle Bush Tucker Day features bush music, bush stalls & a fiercely contested bush cooking competition making it a great family day out. Great bush stalls and free bush tucker tasting .
Live music all day : Bush cooking competitions : Other fun competitions - bushmen's relay, billy boil sprint, Earlyrise National Damper Throw, best decorated hat and more..
Cattle and Sheep. Ring Events - Horses - including Show Jumping and All Breeds Dog Show.
Enjoy a true country experience at the Tullamore Show.
ANNUAL CHARITY SHOW 'N' SHINE - CENTRAL WEST CAR CLUB INC :
Normally in October. - 13th October, 2012 - Pioneer Oval, Alexandra st Parkes
Parkes Annual Charity Show 'n' Shine Car & Bike Show - open to all motor vehicles and motor bikes. On display will be special interest vehicles including antique, classic, modern and hot rod as well as all makes and models from companies such as Holden, Ford, Chrysler, Harley Davidson and more.