9 things to do in NSW this September

We may be confined to our state at the moment because of border restrictions, but there’s a lot still going on here. From virtual art exhibitions to springtime in the Hunter Valley,  these events are on and destined to keep you loving NSW. So, if you’re looking for a change in scenery, why not organise a little weekend away and enjoy yourself?

Please note: These events were on and COVID safe at the time of writing. However, please call and check with the venue as at the moment, things can change on a daily basis. 

SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival: Online

Dates: Friday 04 September to Wednesday 30 September 2020

Although this will not be a physical festival this year, you can still browse the diverse range of visual art, small sculpture and crafted objects created by local artists and makers. With every purchase you’ll be supporting the local talent and you even have the chance to vote for the People’s Award – where the winner received $500.

Kiewa Street Market, Albury

Dates: Friday 4 September to Sunday 27 December 2020 (weekly event)

Every Sunday from 8.30am to 12 midday there is a market at the Kiewa Street Multi Deck Carpark – 441 Kiewa Street, Albury. There’s lots of things to purchase, from worm farms to woollen socks, flowers to fishing tackle, and pottery to fresh produce. There’s even weekly entertainment to see you into Sunday. 

Kiama Bodyboard King Pro

Event dates to be confirmed for September 2020

It’s the third stop on the APB World Tour where you’ll see over 100 world-class competitors battle for the title. The headquarters are at Surf Beach, Kiama but the events may be held at various local spots along the headland – depending on conditions. You’re sure to be thrilled and awed by some of the tricks that can be performed in the most high-performance waves possible. 

Barrel and Larder Cooking School, Orange

Fortnightly from Friday 4 September 2020 to Sunday 30 January 2022

Orange has quickly become the go to culinary destination for Sydney-siders. Full of world-class restaurants and wineries, it’s a delicious place to spend the weekend. And Ross Hill Wines Cellar is now housing a custom designed cooking school – Barrel and Larder. Each intimate cooking class is for groups of 12 people and will see you prepare three courses to be enjoyed with paired Ross Hill Wines. 

Spring time at Hunter Valley Gardens

Friday 4 September to Wednesday 30 September 2020

The gardens will be absolutely blooming with an array of spring flowers on show. Each one brightly coloured and full, it will be a feast for your senses – especially if you pair it with a few wine tastings. 

Toons 4 Wildlife, Coffs Harbour

Friday 04 September to Sunday 22 November 2020

After the devastating fires at the start of the year, Mark from Tippettures brought together some Australian cartoonists to create a series of pieces to raise money for Wires. Displayed at the National Cartoon Gallery, you can visit in person or shop online to raise money for a fantastic cause.

Cheese and Wine Experience, Ulladulla

Friday 04 September to Sunday 04 July 2021 (daily event)

Culpitt’s Estate produces its own boutique wine and artisan cheese which they’d love for you to come down and taste. So, they have put together a Cheese and Wine Experience to showcase a selection of their produce whilst you overlook the beautiful surroundings of the Cupitt’s Estate. The outdoor tasting matched 5 wines with a selection of their cheese and house-baked bread. Or, you can choose to extend your lunch to 1.5 hours and enjoy something from the Pizza Bar menu. 

Tease Your Palate: Tasting Experience with Exclusively Mudgee

Friday 04 September to Thursday 31 December 2020 (Daily)

The delights of Mudgee will be brought to your door – wherever you’re staying in Mudgee. This unique tasting experience allows you to try the delights of the region, without leaving your accommodation; all courtesy of Exclusively Mudgee. Your friendly host Steph will present a selection of delicious wines from the region and there’s even the option to purchase the ones you fall in love with. 

Still in my Mind: Gurindji experience, location and visuality, Katoomba

Friday 04 September 2020 to Saturday 31 October 2020

Inspired by the words of revered Indigenious leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land…I still got it in my mind’, this exhibition considers the annoying impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that continues to resonate powerfully today. Still in my Mind incorporates photographs, an experimental video installation, newly commissioned history paintings, contemporary and historical prints and drawings, textiles and found objects, digital platforms and archives, in a richly diverse exhibition.

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