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Located in the charming historical gold rush town of Gulgong in the Central West of NSW (about four hours from Sydney) the Gulgong Folk Festival has long had a reputation as one of the best small festivals in the country and is well worth the post New Years drive.
Featuring the cream of Australia's up and coming Folk, Country and Blues artists it is a magnet for the serious music aficionado and has a reputation par excellence in music circle...
Lawson's literary tradition is central to the program with writing, poetry and readings. There is the School Students Literary Awards and talks on Lawson's works.
The festival also includes street market stalls, heritage window displays, bush dancing, antique watch display, photo competition and exhibition. There is a performance from the Gulgong Community Singers. You can also enjoy the Gulgong historic walk.
The Mudgee Readers' Festival has been established to celebrate the joy of reading. It features 12 authors 'in conversation' and in panels - talking about their books and work. Two concurrent sessions are held all day Saturday, a literary dinner Saturday night and then two concurrent sessions on the Sunday morning concluding with a literary lunch.
The Festival strives to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where the audience can easily interact with the authors and ask them about their wo...