Preparing for cherries: Talking Tourism

Supporters Sponsorship Draw

Friday, August 16 sees the on-air draw of the National Cherry Festival Supporters Sponsorship Program on radio station 2LF.

All supporter draw ticket holders will be recognised in the National Cherry Festival program.

The lucky business owner whose ticket is drawn wins $3,750 Gold Sponsorship, with naming rights to a festival event.

Good luck!

Food and Wine Weekend

Why not invite friends back to Young for a celebration of Hilltops food and wine over an extended long weekend from Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, September 22?

The activities culminate in the Cherry Blossom Long Lazy Lunch on the Sunday.

There's also a wine show dinner at Murrumburrah, a foodies feast in Jugiong, Region Farmers Market and a foodies night market near Young.

Quite a weekend.

Woodland Exhibition

In the latest exhibition at Burrangong Gallery, guest artist Fiona Lumsden draws on her field study paintings to shine a light on the dwindling nature treasures of the South West Slopes woodlands.

Fiona paints regularly near Koorawatha.

What's On

Ongoing - "Woodland Wild Things" exhibition featuring Fiona Lumsden at Burrangong Gallery, Young Visitor Information Centre. Open seven days.

August 16 - Former Young district resident Brian Allen, now of Jugiong, will perform at the Take 5 concert at Hilltops Library, Young. From 12.30pm to 1pm. Free. All welcome.

August 16 - "Resilient Farming Communities Planning for Climate Uncertainty", Boorowa Ex-Services Club Pudman Street Boorowa, presented by the Boorowa Community Landcare group, 8.30 to 4pm.

August 16 - Racing returns to Young Paceway, Murringo/Boorowa Road, afternoon meeting.

August 17 - Young & Region Farmers Market, Anderson Park off Lovell Street, 9am to 12 noon. Buy straight from the producer.

August 18 - Handmade in Harden Murrumburrah Community Markets, Murrumburrah Court House, 9am to 2pm.

August 19 - NSW Export Capability Program, "Introduction to Exporting" working, Town Hall Hilltops Council at Young. A free event, register online.

August 23/24 - National Camellia Show, Uniting Church Hall. Open from 1pm -4.30pm Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday. Details Vicki Burstall 6383 2334.

August 25 - Bush Poetry, Young Hotel in Lynch Street, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. More information Greg 0490 796 664 or Ted 0459 707 728.

August 25 - Trivia Afternoon for Burrowa House, 12.30 for 1pm, $6 per person, book at Boorowa Ex-Services Club.

August 25 - Ladies Retreat Day for Cherry Queen Entrant Tasman Coulter run by local yoga teacher Danette Watson.

August 25 - Boorowa Makers and Growers Community Market, Old Courthouse Grounds, Marsden Street, Boorowa. 9am to 1pm.

August 30 - 'Understanding Dry Times' is the topic of a workshop to explore current and future strategies to manage Climate Variability at Frogmore Hall from 12 noon to 4.30pm.

August 30 - "My Fair Lady" Young Theatre Company production starts at Catherine McAuley Hall. Night performances on 30th, 31st, 5th, 6th and 7th. Matinee 1st September. Bookings M&M's Music Studio from 12th August.

August 31 - Unveiling of a life-size sculpture of Lt.Col. Kenneth Mackay at the Lt. Horse Memorial Murrumburrah NSW, 11am.

August 31 - Koorawatha Markets, Memorial Park, Boorowa St, Koorawatha from 9am to 1pm.