What’s on inArmidale?

Events in Armidale

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale.

Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Big Chill Festival, The Bach Festival, The New England Garden Festival, Armidale International Film Festival and Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival. Other great annual events include New England Sings, The Armidale Cup, Guyra Trout Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, Vintage Truck, Machinery and Heavy Horse Show and the NEGS Equestrian events. The calendar is full with premier sport events including the TAS Rugby Carnivals, Tour de Rocks and the 12hr Mountain Bike Enduro.

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TAS Rugby Carnival

The Armidale School 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

This Carnival is the largest junior rugby carnival held, over two days, in Australia, attracting young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters from all over the country. The carnival caters for under 12 teams and a girls 7s Competition for 14s and 16s players. In previous years, visitors have travelled from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and many coastal and inland centres in between. Armidale’s beautiful autumn […]

Free

Beach Party @ Dumaresq Dam

Dumaresq Dam Reserve Dumaresq Dam Road (right off Boorolong Road), ARMIDALE, NSW

Join, federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, and Mayor, Sam Coupland, for the ultimate school holiday kick off and celebrate in style the grand opening of the new Nature Playground. Dive into adventure at the Playground where kids can explore, climb and let their imaginations run wild amidst the beauty of nature. Enjoy a delicious free BBQ lunch and ice-cream van. Plus, do not miss out on the thrill of an exciting lolly hunt through the Nature Playground.  Grab […]

Free
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NSW Khanacross

Skidpan, Traffic Education Centre Mann Street East, ARMIDALE, NSW

An autotest (essential skills of car control and judgement) under controlled conditions - quickest times whilst navigating courses. Snacks and drinks available Saturday at the canteen with full BBQ available Sunday for purchase. Spectators welcome.

Goldheist & Ash Morse – Live music in Uralla

McCrossin's Mill Museum 29-31 Salisbury Street, URALLA, NSW

Songs + Stories to Warm the Heart: A Cosy Evening at the Piano (Uralla) Goldheist and Ash Morse come together for a beautiful evening of songs and stories at the piano, exploring human connection through music and the power of the storytelling experience.  

$31.25
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The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW

Welcome to Appleton, a tidy country town with a population of 1557. Stop in at the pub in the arvo, try your luck with the pokies and why not stay for the annual Potato Race? It’s the highlight of the year. Only this year Dr Penny Anderson is back home in Appleton, and she has a question. Why should the prize money for the race be more for the men than for the women? Cousin Nikki thinks Penny is up […]

$25.50 – $30.50

Kentucky Dance

Kentucky Memorial Hall Noalimba Avenue, KENTUCKY, NSW

Supper provided. Country Dance Revival Band will provide music.

$15
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TAS Rugby Carnival

The Armidale School 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

This Carnival is the largest junior rugby carnival held, over two days, in Australia, attracting young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters from all over the country. The carnival caters for under 12 teams and a girls 7s Competition for 14s and 16s players. In previous years, visitors have travelled from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and many coastal and inland centres in between. Armidale’s beautiful autumn […]

Free

Armidale Riding Club Dressage Competition

Equestrian Centre Kennedy Street (cnr north end of Douglas Street), ARMIDALE, NSW

Canteen on grounds. Come along and watch some beautiful horses and riders compete in this official dressage event.

Free
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Coffee & Chat Car Display

Curtis Park 75 Faulkner Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

A fabulous display of Classic and Specialist cars - have a chat to the owners and/or compare notes.

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Armidale Farmers’ Market

Curtis Park 75 Faulkner Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

A monthly open-air market that offers fresh seasonal produce, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, coffee and other food products from growers and producers around the New England and Coffs Coast regions. Celebrate our community and the unique offerings of this wonderful region! BYO bags and re-useables.

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NSW Khanacross

Skidpan, Traffic Education Centre Mann Street East, ARMIDALE, NSW

An autotest (essential skills of car control and judgement) under controlled conditions - quickest times whilst navigating courses. Snacks and drinks available Saturday at the canteen with full BBQ available Sunday for purchase. Spectators welcome.

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The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

The Armidale Playhouse 309 Beardy Street (cnr Ohio Street), ARMIDALE, NSW

Welcome to Appleton, a tidy country town with a population of 1557. Stop in at the pub in the arvo, try your luck with the pokies and why not stay for the annual Potato Race? It’s the highlight of the year. Only this year Dr Penny Anderson is back home in Appleton, and she has a question. Why should the prize money for the race be more for the men than for the women? Cousin Nikki thinks Penny is up […]

$25.50 – $30.50
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Armidale Race Day

Armidale Jockey Club Barney Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

Full bar and catering available. Great fields for the seven-race program – country racing at its best. Bookmakers and TAB on course

$10
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Open Mic Poetry Night

Australian Poetry Hall of Fame 144 Bradley Street, GUYRA, NSW

New poets, old poets and poets from far away, everyone is welcome to perform or listen.

Tour de Rocks

Armidale Ex-services Memorial Club 137 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

The 2024 Tour de Rocks dates have been set. The Board is working on a new and exciting route for 2024. * We are planning to ride and the high level route is:- Armidale to Ebor, Ebor to Ulong and Ulong to Woolgoolga. * But, until we work through all the details, you will need to wait a bit longer for more information. * Remember - there are always a few "little hills" and 2024 won't be any different. So, […]

ArtsNational Lecture: “Elizabeth Taylor’s Greatest…”

Michael Hoskins Creative Arts Centre The Armidale School, 87 Douglas Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

Elizabeth Taylor's Greatest Love – with Jewels - Adrian Dickens (AUS)  Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has long been associated with jewels – diamonds in particular, and her legendary jewellery collection was said to be worth over $200 million at the star’s death.  Find out the fascinating stories behind the breathtaking collection that rivalled Cleopatra’s, the star who wore them and the man who bought most of them – Richard Burton.  Adrian Dickens trained in the UK before emigrating to Australia […]

$25
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Olde-time Music Jam @ Boobooks

Boobooks Books and Coffee Shop 176 Beardy Street Mall, ARMIDALE, NSW

Come along to Boobooks again for a fun night of jamming music playing and singing. No experience needed. Doesn’t matter at what level you are at. It’s a place where everyone is welcome.

Free

Konstantin Shamray in Recital

New England Conservatorium of Music Armidale Teachers' College, Cnr Mossman and Faulkner Streets, ARMIDALE, NSW

An exhilarating performer with faultless technique and fearless command of the piano, Russian Australian pianist Konstantin Shamray enjoys performing on an international level with the world’s leading orchestras and concert presenters. In 2008 Konstantin won First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, the first and only competitor to date to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes. Konstantin has toured extensively throughout Australia and has recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum. He has performed with […]

$40.50 – $50.50
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Go! @ Boobooks

Boobooks Books and Coffee Shop 176 Beardy Street Mall, ARMIDALE, NSW

Join in a game of Go!. Beginners welcome.

Free
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BroPhys Circus

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW

TIME: 12.00pm (Saturday, Sunday), 3.00pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 7.00pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Featuring the death defying Wheel of Steel, spectacular Globe of Death, stunning aerialists and, of course, our hilarious clowns! There will be something the whole family will enjoy. Don't miss out. Bookings essential!

$20 – $150