New visitor guide showcases Hilltops region

Hilltops Council Destination Marketing and Events Officer Emma Hill and National Cherry Festival President Caitlin Sheehan are ready for the 70th festival.
Hilltops Council Destination Marketing and Events Officer Emma Hill and National Cherry Festival President Caitlin Sheehan are ready for the 70th festival.

Join us for the 70th

All Hilltops residents are invited to join the National Cherry Festival committee members and Council events staff for a great 70 th National Cherry Festival. Please take advantage of all the wonderful free entertainment and take part in this milestone birthday event. There are many thousands of people heading to our town for the big event, and we are set with a packed program of festival activities and an abundance of ripe and tasty cherries.

The festival will be officially opened by Mayor Brian Ingram on Friday at 5pm on the main stage at the Anderson Park festival precinct.

Programs are available at many spots around town, including the Young Visitor Information Centre.

Art Exhibition Now Open

If you enjoy art, don't forget to visit the 38 th Annual Cherry Festival Competitive Art Exhibition which opened at Young Town Hall on Wednesday night. The exhibition will be run throughout the week, closing on Sunday.

Music, Music, Music

Music is always a big feature of the National Cherry Festival with buskers, special artists and musicians on all festival stages.

There are also two choral performances on the Sunday of the festival. Be sure to catch Carols by Choirs by the Young Regional School of Music at St Mary's Church on Sunday at 2pm, plus Hark Hilltops Hallelujah at St John's Anglican Church at 3pm.

New Visitor Guide Launched

The second ever Hilltops Visitor Guide was launched on the web this week with all the latest information on our beautiful towns and villages. Hard copies of the guide are expected to be available soon with an official guide launch is planned.

What's On

Ongoing - Young Society of Exhibition featuring Jackie Whiting, Burrangong Art Gallery at Young Visitor Information Centre. Open seven days, free entry.

December 5 to 8 - 22nd Annual Cherry Festival Photographic Competition and Exhibition. Open from November 30 to Sunday, December 8.

December 5 to 8 - Hanging of the Quilts at Millards Centre, Boorowa Street, Young.

December 6 - Take 5 on Friday Concert series at Young's Library with St Mary's Primary School choir, free concert, 12.30pm to 1.00pm, all welcome.

December 6 - Boorowa Community Landcare Group bus trip.

December 6, 7, 8 - Woolworths 70 th National Cherry Festival at Young NSW.

December 6 to 8 -ADVENT ART Exhibition and Film, St John's Anglican Church, Cloete St. Enquiries: 6382 1811.

December 7 - Boorowa Library, wreath making class, $10 per wreath plus materials used. Bring a pair of long nosed pliers, scissors, hot glue gun and a sense of humour.

December 7 - Young and Regional Farmers Market - Anderson Park with a myriad of fruits, wines and local produce.

December 13/14 - Millard Centre Christmas Boutique Market, Millard Centre.

December 15 - Pantomime "Sammy Claws Saves Christmas", Southern Cross Cinema, four performances in the one day. Book now at the cinema.

December 15 - Handmade in Harden Murrumburrah Community Markets, Murrumburrah Courthouse 9am to 2pm.

December 15 - Allied Grain Systems 2-Person Ambrose Cherry Festival Cup, Young Golf Course, details Barry Hazelgrove.