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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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Event Series Hudson’s Ci

Hudsons Circus

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Proudly supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities - Northern NSW Featuring the Globe of Death motorcycle riders, performing camels, Welsh Mountain ponies, acrobats, jugglers and clowns galore.

$15 – $460

New England Yard Dog Championships

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Sheep kindly donated The Clayton Family Annaleey; cattle kindly donated by Lynoch Pty Ltd. Friday, 24 May - 2.00pm: Open Cattle Dog Trial; Novice Yard Trial; may start Feature Maiden Yard Trial depending on entries Saturday, 25 May - 7.00am: continue Novice Yard and Feature Maiden Yard; continue Open Cattle Dog Trials; Encourage Yard Dog Trial (commence Saturday lunch); Open Championship Yard (will follow the Feature Maiden) and the Improver Yard Trial (will follow the Novice); Victor Moar Feature Maiden and Novice Cattle trial (could […]

Free

Armidale & District Bird Club Annual Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Parrot Section: Feature variety - Neophemas Budgie Section: Feature variety - Dom. pieds Judges: Canaries (Steve Edwards), Finches (Barry Powells), Zebra Finches (Barry Powells), Budgerigars (Richard Buclor), Parrots (Peter Naylor)

Free

Event Series BroPhys Circus

BroPhys Circus

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

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

Ray White Epic Horse Sale & Campdraft

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

An epic program of campdrafting with the Open, Infinity and Epic campdrafts as well as the inaugural Stallion draft. Thursday, 21 March - 2.00pm - Round 1 Open Campdraft (Draw 1-125); Round 1 Epic Campdraft; Round 1 Stallion Campdraft Friday, 22 March - 7.00am - Sale Horse Classifications - Exhibition Centre; Round 1 Open Campdraft (completion); Round 1 Infinity Campdraft; Round 2 Epic Campdraft; Round 2 Stallion Campdraft; Pre-works @ 3.00pm followed by stable viewing Saturday, 23 March - 7.00am […]

Free
Event Series 33rd Annual Gem & Craft Show

33rd Annual Gem & Craft Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Free entry to Showground. Come and see spectacular gems, opals, rocks, crystals, jewellery, crafts, gifts and much more. Something for everyone! BBQ Breakfast/Lunch and Light refreshments available. Raffle tickets on sale at the Show - $1 each (1st: $450 earrings made from New England Zircon and Uralla Gold; 2nd: $250 Rolled Gold/CR Sapphire Bracelet; 3rd: $150 Topaz Silver Pendant) Stall holders welcome.

Free

Armidale Ute Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Details to follow

Event Series 2024 Armidale Show

2024 Armidale Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

The Armidale & New England Show, formerly the Armidale & New England Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association, is the longest running community-organized event in Armidale, with the first Show being held in 1876. The annual Show is a great chance to celebrate our local community and showcase the diverse range of skills and talents of our district, from stud beef cattle and sheep, to jams, preserves and honey, woodwork, handicrafts and even home brewing! ATM facilities available, Tap'n'Go facilities available […]

$6 – $50

New England Wedding Showcase

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Enjoy a day filled with inspiration and a celebration of all things weddings! Some of the best wedding vendors in the region will be gathered in one place. Come and meet the vendors who can help make your day amazing! Exclusive Showcase discounts and awesome raffle prizes, all while raising funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

$5.50

Kelly’s Transport Armidale Campdraft

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

The annual Armidale Campdraft is a three-day event with riders travelling from around the countryside to compete at this hotly contested event. Spectators will have the chance to see some of Australia's best riders in action as they compete in the 2024 competition. Campdrafting is uniquely Australian and it has grown in popularity immensely since its beginnings and is one of the largest equestrian disciplines in the country. Program Friday, 26 January - 6.30am start: $1250 Maiden Draft A Thunderbolt […]

Armidale & Uralla All Breeds Kennel Club Shows

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Food van (Ed’s Tucker Box) and the Herd Bar available for the hungry ones. Armidale Friday, 15 December – 3-6 mths Sweepstakes (Gundogs, General Specials); 6-12 mths Sweepstakes (Non-sporting); Toys; Working Dogs; Terriers; Hounds; Utility. Saturday, 16 December – Hounds; Toys; Terriers, General Specials; Gundogs; 3-6 mths Sweepstakes (Utility); Workings Dogs; 6-12 mths Sweepstakes (Non-sporting). Sunday, 17 December – Terriers; Hounds; Gundogs; Utility; Non-sporting, General Specials; 6-12 mths Sweepstakes (Toys); 3-6 mths Sweepstakes (Working Dogs). Uralla Friday PM, 15 December […]

Armidale Spring Festival

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Are you ready for some Family Foodies action?! We are coming to town for ONE NIGHT ONLY with our huge Spring Festival!  Featuring: Open-air circus; carnival rides  (#UnlimitedRideWristbands  https://bit.ly/armidalerides available); carnival games; Professor Bubbles; a huge lineup of food trucks; yummy dessert trucks/stalls; retail market stalls; The Deets!  Leashed Pets Welcome

$2
Event Series New England Heritage Festival

New England Heritage Festival

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Vintage working machinery, small engines, steam-powered engines, tractors, working draught horse demonstrations, Australian  muscle cars, tractor pulls, sawmilling and blacksmithing,. Food trucks will be in attendance. On Sunday at 10.00am, Armitage & Buckley will manage a mega antique machinery and farm equipment auction.

$10

Event Series “The Winter’s Tale”

“The Winter’s Tale”

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

King Leontes, tortured with jealous imaginings about his loving wife, Hermione, destroys his family in crazed nihilistic violence. But after winter comes the spring, and 16 years later, the lost Princess is found and in Shakespeare’s most extraordinary coup de théâtre, an enthralling moment of magical realism will leave audiences profoundly affected. Empty Space Productions' bold re-imagining of The Winter’s Tale, will envelop the audience in a visceral experience of soundscape, immersive audio-visual, live music and stunning image-making. Some of […]

$20.98 – $97.63

Armidale Spring Horse Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

For more information, phone Rochelle on 0459 367 877 or email rochtubb@bigpond.net.au. Ring 1 - Led Classes, Ridden Classes, Ridden Breeds, Junior Riders; Ring 2 - Led Hacks/Hunters, Ridden Hacks/Hunters, Ridden Breeds; Ring 3 - Led Galloways/Hunter Galloways, Ridden Galloways/Hunter Galloways, Ridden Breeds, Lady/Gent Riders. Judges: Kate Garland, Shellie Smyth and Breanna Laurie.

Free

2023 Armidale Bird Expo

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Visit the Expo to see some very colourful birds and possibly buy one or two.

Armidale Winter Markets

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

Gourmet food trucks, food stalls, dedicated dessert section, boutique retail and craft stalls, kids' rides jumping castles and games, snow machine. Free on-site parking available.

Event Series 32nd Annual Gem & Craft Show

32nd Annual Gem & Craft Show

Armidale Showground 5 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW, Australia

See (and for sale) a spectacular array of gems, rocks, crystals, jewellery, crafts, beads and lapidary books/supplies/equipment. There will be a kid's treasure hunt and fossicking, raffle tickets ($1.00), great prizes, BBQ breakfast and lunch/light refreshments also available.