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Carcoar Village Fair

Bigger and Better: A highlight will be the re-enactments performed by the Gold Trails Re-enactment Group. Photo: Nicholas Lee.

Bigger and Better: A highlight will be the re-enactments performed by the Gold Trails Re-enactment Group. Photo: Nicholas Lee.

Just when you thought all the festivities had come to an end it's time to get ready for the next big party - The Carcoar Village Fair-Australia Day! 

In 2019 the festivities will kick off at 8.30am with a host of attractions throughout the day. 

This year the fair promises to be bigger and better with loads of activities, games and live entertainment.

A highlight will be the re-enactments performed by the Gold Trails Re-enactment Group, featuring actors performing events that occurred in Carcoar and surrounds, and being made particularly realistic by the use of multiple riders on horseback.

Additionally there will be live music featuring November Shorn, Cobb and Co carriage rides, vintage cars, Penny Farthings, amusements and entertainment for the kids including the wonderful Murphy’s Puppets and much more.

New attractions are still being added to the line-up so check out the latest on Facebook or browse the website www.carcoarvillage.com

The admission price for the fair has stayed flat for well over a decade but as the fair continues to grow so do the costs.

As such the entry cost is now $5 per adult with kids under 12 still free.

We think you will agree that this represents outstanding bang for you buck with so much on offer.

In recognition of Carcoar's significance as the third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, all five of Carcoar's museums will be open, including the Carcoar Hospital Museum (12pm to 2pm), Court House Museum, Carmanhurst Military Museum, Stoke Stable Museum and The 20th Century Toy Museum. 

Thanks to the generous support of Hansen Optometrists villagers and visitors will also have the opportunity to look resplendent in the beautiful period costume created by Margaret Thornhill.

Costumes are limited so first in best dressed. There will be a variety of food available along with cold drinks and of course the river to dip in to keep yourself refreshed.

Organisers are looking for volunteers to help out on the day so if you can spare an hour or two or would like to contribute in some other way then please contact Allan on 0414 350 899 or Eric on 0427 166 273.

Coming up

The Carcoar Art Experience is a series of weekend workshops that feature renowned artists and teachers.

We have a group welcome dinner on the Friday evening, followed by tuition on the Saturday and Sunday, punctuated with gourmet morning/afternoon teas and lunches, and dinner on the Saturday evening.

This really showcases art, food and Carcoar, and a terrific time is usually had by all. All are welcome from beginners to professional artists, and all are personally looked after. Carcoar Art Experience for 2019 will be on the third weekend in March.

Contact Jane or Andrew Baulch for information and reservations on 2 6367 3290 or email: carcoarart@gmail.com.

The Carcoar Show for 2019 will be held on Saturday, October 27 next in the historical village of Carcoar in the central west of NSW.