Our events combine our unspoilt wilderness with the talents and celebrations of its people and past times.
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Tathra Wharf to Waves
Saturday 19th January, 2019 - Sunday 20th January, 2019
Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue waters from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach to celebrate Wharf to Waves.
The swim claims centre stage of a weekend of fun and fitness in Tathra, which includes a 2km Beach Fun Run and a Bega to the Beach 30km Mountain Bike Ride.
The weekend culminates with volunteers, competitors, sponsors and friends sitting back on the deck while taking in the stunning vista of Tathra Beach.
There will be lots of rides and games to keep the children amused too!
Blue Water Classic
Saturday 26th January, 2019 - Monday 28th January, 2019
Head to the NSW Sapphire Coast for the annual Bermagui Blue Water Classic game fishing tournament over the long weekend in January. A NSW Game Fishing Sanctioned Tournament, competitors who sign up for the tournament will also be chasing other fish such as shark, kingfish and tuna, in the waters north or south of Bermagui.
With a number of tournament trophies and prizes on offer, there really is something for everyone. The prize list is extensive with various categories in the tag and release sections as well as the capture. Prize categories include marlin, other game fish such as yellow fin tuna and shark, junior and lady angler categories, most meritorious, as well as a small fry section and a lucky angler prize.
“There’s more than $40,000 in prizes on offer” says Scott Bradley, who as owner of Bermagui Fish and Tackle is a major sponsor of the event, as well as president of the town’s Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone is welcome to enter, from adults to juniors (aged 11-16 years) and what we call ‘small fry’, which is kids under the age of 11. As long as you have a saltwater fishing licence and are prepared to obey the rules on bag limit and size restrictions, you can try your luck.”
Bega Cup Race Carnival Weekend
Saturday 2nd February, 2019 - Sunday 3rd February, 2019
Day 1 Gates open 12 noon, and at 11am all are welcome for champagne & nibbles to celebrate at the stable opening ceremony! The day’s social events also include fashion parade, fishnet stocking competition and free jumping castle for the kids.
Day 2 A huge day of racing with quality horses and trainers from local area and interstate. Don’t miss the biggest Fashions on the Field competition, the prize pool includes two return flights for 2 people with Regional Express (Merimbula to Sydney) and entry to the SERA finals in Goulburn where there is over $5000 in prizes on offer. The kid’s jumping castle will also be there.
Set on a picturesque 300 acre site on Sapphire Coast Drive at Kalaru, between Merimbula and Bega and Tathra.
Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local or interstate bookies.
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Friday 15th February, 2019 - Sunday 17th February, 2019
Our biggest show – held over 3 days!
Entertainment is outstanding with Street Theatre (daily), demolition derby (Sunday), fireworks (Friday) and so much more.
Get filthy while you have fun in the Thornleigh & Mudd Monsters Obstacle Park! There are three sessions daily.
In the show ring see our best beasts, hacks and trotters and on the grounds you can see street theatre, a pet show, oyster shucking, shearing, wood chop and much more. There are also rides for the kids, show bags and market stalls.
The Bega Agricultural, Pastoral & Horticultural Society has been serving the community since 1871.
Camping is available, please see the website.
Cobargo Folk Festival
Friday 1st March, 2019 - Sunday 3rd March, 2019
The three day event is widely described as the best little folk festival in the country. Over 200 performers and thousands of fans from all over Australia converge on the picturesque village of Cobargo to celebrate and share a love of music & performance.
Camping and amenities are provided for ticket holders and kids are well catered for with a range of musical activities, stories and craft.
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Eden Amateur Fishing Competition
Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - Saturday 9th March, 2019
An annual week-long Eden fishing competition that has been running for over 40 years! In 2018 the prize pool was a whopping $45,000, including a brand new trailer boat as a lucky door prize.
There are four categories – open, ladies, boys and girls – for both marine and estuarine species.
Enter on any day throughout the competition and come and try your luck!
Merimbula Cup Race Day
Friday 8th March, 2019
Take advantage of the free buses and view the racing action from the large, banked lawn, members reserve or function centre. There’s also refreshments, TAB, local and interstate bookies.
Ten race meetings are held during the season with jockeys and trainers coming from all over south eastern NSW and East Gippsland to compete.
Please see the website for bus timetables. Entry $15
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Friday 8th March, 2019 - Sunday 17th March, 2019
Stroll among outdoor sculptures on Dickinson Point headland and foreshore, join conversations with artists and public torchlight tours, against a backdrop of music, fire spectacles and Bermagui’s spectacular coastline.
The indoor works are curated in the nearby Community Centre to enable their appreciation, out of the elements. with Gulaga Mountain and Horseshoe Bay as the backdrop.
Bermagui Seaside Fair
Saturday 9th March, 2019
There’s a Bermagui Blessing and Poet’s Breakfast at 8am, a huge fancy dress street parade at 10am and song, dance, drumming, gymnastics, professional musos and teen talent on two stages throughout the day.
In various venues around town are exhibitions of art, craft, photography and a model expo. There’s free kid’s entertainment and novelty events, a charity auction, “Umbrellas of Bermagui” auction, hole in one golf beach bash, sandcastle competition and over 100 market and food stalls. A spectacular fireworks display ends the day.
There is no entry charge and it is an alcohol-free event. For more information check out the website www.bermaguiseasidefair.com.
Escape … for the fun of it!
EAT Merimbula 2018
Sunday 10th March, 2019
EAT Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event held at Fishpen, overlooking the picturesque Merimbula Lake.
March 10, 2019
10am – 2pm Fishpen
EAT Merimbula is a premium foodie providore event held on the foreshore of Fishpen Merimbula, overlooking pristine waters and working oyster leases.
The event features local chefs and restaurateurs gathering in a market style setting to create bespoke dishes featuring local produce. The dishes are presented in entrée sizes and prices are capped at $8 per dish.
This year the menu will include tempter like steamed pork boa buns, a Balmain Bug Brioche, slow cooked brisket, craft beer, oyster harvested only metres away, Eden Mussel pies, local stone fruit crepes, 12 hr fermented artisan donuts and much much more…
The event will enter it’s seventh year in 2019, with growing demand from visitors seeing more and more vendors participating each year. A road closure will be in place this year providing a refreshed layout and more elbow-room for guests.
The event is free to enter and runs from 10am- 2pm.
Four Winds Easter Festival
Wednesday 17th April, 2019 - Sunday 21st April, 2019
At the beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends who shared interests in fine music and the wonderful local scenery around Bermagui were brought together by the idea of arranging concerts in the open air.
Set in a unique environment at Barragga Bay on the majestic south coast of NSW, the Four Winds Festival brings world-class musicians, performers and audiences together in purpose built state-of-the-art facilities in an exceptional location amongst the majesty of nature.
More information will be announced soon on their website.
Candelo Village Festival
Friday 26th April, 2019 - Sunday 28th April, 2019
The Candelo Village Festival is a biennial celebration of the village culture and the Arts in Candelo.
In 2017 the festival took a new shape with considerable changes to the format of the years gone by.
Music, Theatre, Local Forums and Literary events will be held in the town hall over the entire weekend of 26-28 April.
The Community Hall will play its role as a vibrant cultural hub and be the primary venue for the festival audience this year.
Fine food will be available throughout the park and village all weekend.
Camping will be available onsite this year and proceeds will go to supporting and maintaining the community park.
Plenty more announcements through March and April so be sure to stay posted on the website.
Malibu Surfing Competition
Saturday 4th May, 2019
The Malibu Surfing Competition is an annual surfing event held in Merimbula. It is a one-day Malibu surf spectacular with surfers surfing through a virtual gauntlet to reach the finals and great honours.
The Malibu event is an open, double elimination event with trophies and prizes for the six finalists and for each of the categories of women’s, juniors, local, men’s, masters, veterans, legends and of course the dead set-legends!
For more information visit the website.