The 141st Carcoar show is on this Saturday. Come and enjoy a big day out at the beautiful Carcoar Showground. There will be something for everyone with ring events, a shearing comp, yard dog trials and entries in the floral, cooking and photography competitions on display in the pavillion. Special attractions throughout the day include demonstrations by Blue Mountains reptile expert Neville Burns, the ever popular bush band November Shorn and The Old Kentucky Animal Farm. For
Hot on the heels of the big show weekend is the Carcoar Cup Running Festival. As one of the major sporting events in the region the Carcoar Cup attracts runners from near and far. November 3-4 will see plenty of activity in the village. Its a great family weekend with running events for all abilities and ages. To register and find out more go to www.carcoarcup.com.au
Furry and not so furry local inhabitants have been checking out stage two of the Revive Project at Pound Flat. Echidnas and Sugar Gliders are among the native animals which are regularly sighted inspecting the progress on their new habitat. To the east of the river crossing the clearing of the weed trees has opened up a vista of the Belubula along the back of the showground. Meanwhile, the original plantings around pound flat (stage 1) are growing well, creating a bushland re
This Friday October 26 sees the inaugural Carcoar Royal Hotel Woodchop. Kicking off at 4.30pm this event will feature the underhand eliminaton handicap followed by the standing block elimination handicap. In additon there will be a jumping castle for the kids, a calcutta on the chop and a sausage sizzle. Come along and enjoy a great night out at the Royal watching the axes fly!
The Royal Hotel, Carcoar will be hosting a 'Concert For Farmers -Rain Party' this evening (October 4) from 7pm. As part of the drought fundraiser award winning singer/songwriter Norma O'Hara Murphy will be performing her original songs. Norma is an Australian country music icon. Her album “Closer Now” was nominated for a 1995 ARIA Award for Best Country Album and in 1989 she was inducted into the Australian Country Music hall of Fame.
Show time is almost upon us! The schedules are out and contestants are being asked to have their exhibits ready. There will be something for everyone with the usual features including shearing, prime lambs, wool, yard dog trials, wood chopping, crafts, flowers, home products, photography and art sections. Save the date Saturday 27 October
On Wednesday, September 26 the Carcoar Village Association held its AGM. The election of office bearers took place with Alan Griffiths elected as president. In his report outgoing President John Burke drew attention to the association's achievements for the year which include the monthly calendar, completion of the interpretative signage project in the bus shelter, the collaborative river revival project (directed by Brian Parker), a welcome to Carcoar BBQ, the beginnings of
Carcoar is shaking off the winter gloom and heading into a springtime boom. Thanks to a vibrant small business community and increased visitor numbers the town is experiencing something of a revival. Improvements in the town include funding for a new ammenities block at the sports grounds, a new medical centre and cafe which is nearing completion and a facelift for the Royal Hotel. Much needed maintenance work has also begun on the Carcoar Hospital Museum building thanks to a