Great weather and a big advertising campaign saw the crowds swell to record numbers at the Carcoar Village Fair on Australia Day. The little 'Town Time Forgot' came to life with a bustling energy which evoked its nineteenth century heyday. Adding to the 'immersive experience' was the participation of the Gold Trails Group with their bushranging re-enactments which proved to be a major draw card along with bush band 'November Shorn', Ranger Nick, Penny Farthings, Murphy's Pupp
Renowned for their lively, down home style of country music the band has been performing for over thirty years with 'over 600 gigs in country halls, school halls, shearing sheds, haysheds, packing sheds, backs of trucks, verandahs, gardens, marquees, clubs, pubs etc. etc. from Bathurst to Bourke and Armidale to Gundagai'.
This year's attractions will include Murphy's Puppets for the young and young at heart. Dennis Murphy of Murphy's Puppets had the unique distinction of being invited to take his Italian-style Puppetry back to Italy to perform at Europe’s largest International Children’s Theatre Festival. The drama critic of Italy’s national newspaper, L’Unita, cited Dennis as “one of the world’s finest glove-puppeteers.”In Russia he was awarded the Ural Citation For Excellence.
Ranger Nick @ Carcoar Village Fair -Australia Day 2017
Often referred to as the guru of camp oven cooking, Ranger Nick is the master of keeping it simple. A dinky-di country boy, he whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox. He has gained quite a reputation as the entertaining Aussie Bush Cook, that sings and has plenty of yarns or poems to tell.'
For more details visit www.carcoarvillage.com