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Lockhart’s wonderful Spirit of the Land Festival promises a whole weekend of family entertainment. In addition to the famous National Farm Art Sculpture Award, enjoy fine arts and indigenous arts exhibitions, “Make It, Bake It, Grow It, or Breed It” themed market stalls,  live music all day, and a fantastic fireworks display on Saturday evening.

The 2019 Spirit of the Land Festival is on the Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, with exhibitions open from 9am until 4pm on Saturday and 9am until 2pm on Sunday.

 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Friday, 11 October 2019

  • Judging of Exhibitions
  • National Farm Arts Sculpture Awards Presentation Evening, commencing at 6 pm. Tickets available from Spirit of the Land office. Office opens on Wednesday, 2 October 2019.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

  • Sculpture & Art Exhibitions open from 9am until 4pm. Admission $5 –  Under 16 free
  • Market & Food Stalls in the main street and under the verandahs
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Live Music by the lagoon from 9am – 8pm
  • Open Gardens – from 10 am until 4 pm
  • Farm Tours
  • Free Leeton Lions Train Rides
  • Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery. Admission $5, Under 16 Free
  • Fireworks Display

 Sunday, 13 October 2019

  • Sculpture Exhibitions open from 9 am until 2 pm. Admission $5 –  Under 16 free
  • Art Exhibitions open from 9 am until 4 pm. Admission $5 –  Under 16 free
  • Market & Food Stalls in the main street and under the verandahs
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Live Music by the lagoon from 9.30 am till 2 pm
  • Open Gardens – open from 10 am until 4 pm
  • Free Leeton Lions Train Rides
  • Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery (Admission $5, U16 Free)
  • SOL Bike Ride

Spirit of the Land 2019 Program – What’s on Where

Brookong Lagoon, Green Street
Enjoy a stroll through the main sculpture area where you will find the jaw dropping Farm Art Sculptures as well as other entries. Spend an hour or two wandering among some wonderful creations. In this area you will also find live music, food and craft stalls, and it is the main viewing area for the magnificent Saturday evening fireworks display.

Memorial Hall, Green Street
Fine arts and photography exhibitions, open on Saturday from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. $5 per adult entry (includes sculpture exhibition spaces). Don’t forget to enter the People’s Choice Award at both exhibition spaces.

Town Centre, Green Street
Street Stalls open from 9am till 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 2pm on Sunday, with more than 100 stalls selling unique, fashionable and high quality goods.  Local businesses open all day with special weekend bargains. There is a children’s entertainment area at the south-western end of Green Street, with jumping castles, pony rides and a small merry go round.

Spirit of the Land Office, Green Street, Lockhart
Open from Wednesday 2 October, and located between Latte Da Cafe and Bush & Campbells offices, call in and find out all about the Festival and check out the Spirit of the Land mementos available for purchase. Open Gardens map available from office.

Greens Gunyah Museum, Information Centre and the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery – Corner Green and Urana Streets
Wander through the museum to check out our quaint collection of memorabilia; visit our Information Centre for all your general tourist enquiries; and make sure you check out the amazing wool portraits in the Doris Golder Wool Art Gallery and the new Tim Fischer Gallery ($5 entry). Open 9.30 am till 4.30 pm Saturday and Sunday.

RAAF Balloon Flights – Lockhart Central School, Hebden Street
We are delighted the RAAF Balloon will be offering free tethered flights on the Saturday and Sunday of the Festival. If unable to fly due to wind, the balloon will be tethered and inflated to allow visitors to take a stroll through the balloon interior. Thumbs up to the RAAF! 

Open Gardens
This year the Festival has open gardens for you to enjoy.  Visit town and country gardens within 20km of Lockhart. Sunshine Iris Farm will also be open. Admission to gardens is just a gold coin donation!  Gardens open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 2pm on Sunday.

Farm Tours
For a gold coin donation take part in our working farm tour. Only a short bus ride out of town and you will get to experience shearing in action, see the latest agricultural machinery and view crops waiting to be harvested. Tours will leave at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm, from opposite the caravan park.  A trip of one to two hours. Limited places available on Saturday ONLY. Please register at the Spirit of the Land office (in Green Street) by 11am for the first tour, or 1pm for the second tour.

PLATFORM Chill Out Space

Platform is an exciting new accessible chill-out space for people of all ages and abilities. Soft music, slow moving lights, interactive tactile objects, weighted blankets and lots of fluffy cushions make PLATFORM the perfect place to engage the senses or just take some time out.

SOL Cycle
The Spirit Of The Land Festival is inviting all cyclists to join in the festivities by riding in the 3rd SOL Ride event. The route for the ride includes one of the best cycling roads in the district – County Boundary Road. The route is a 26km ride out to Milbrulong and back into Lockhart. The aim is to enjoy the ‘path less ridden’, with the finish back in Lockhart in time to enjoy the days festivities, which includes amazing sculptures, fine arts, live music, stalls, great food and much more.  ENTRY IS FREE and is therefore a self reliant ride.  Contact Nick Mathews on 0427 205 608 for further information.

Clem Gooden Oval
Free caravan and RV overflow parking for the Spirit of the Land Festival will be available at Clem Gooden Oval, so spread the word! The outdoor toilet facilities at the adjoining golf club will be made available, as will the toilet and shower facilities at the Lockhart Ex-Servicemen’s Club. It would be appreciated if anyone intending to park here contact the Caravan Park Manager, on 0458 205 303 or email caravanpark@lockhart.nsw.gov.au so we have an idea of numbers. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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