January 26th - A day for celebrating….and Carcoar is the place to do it!
Billed as ‘a day of fun for everyone’, the Carcoar Village Fair on Australia Day attracts thousands of visitors to the historic village of Carcoar in the NSW Central Tablelands each year.
And why wouldn’t it, it’s an event that takes you back in history, full of nostalgia, colour and re-enactments of times gone by. It’s spectacular to see and fun to enjoy.
This year the festivities will kick off at 8.30am with a host of attractions throughout the day. A
highlight will be the bushranging re-enactments performed by the Gold Trails Re-enactment Group,
featuring actors performing events that occurred in Carcoar and surrounds, and being made
particularly realistic by the use of multiple riders on horseback. The re-enactments will be held at
11.30am and 1.30pm.
Also, there’ll be live music featuring November Shorn, Cobb and Co. carriage rides, vintage cars, Penny Farthing cycles, amusements and plenty of entertainment for the kids including the wonderful Murphy’s Puppets. This year too, the Royal Marine Corps actors will be there to ensure law and order is maintained in the village (ha! ha!).
Visitors on the day will also get to visit other local attractions. In recognition of Carcoar's significance as the third oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains, all five of Carcoar's museums will be open, including the Carcoar Hospital Museum (12pm to 2pm), the Court House Museum, the Carmanhurst Military Museum, the Stoke Stable Museum and The 20th Century Toy Museum.
Event organisers are also encouraging people to get involved by dressing up in period costume and taking part in a parade to showcase the costumes.
It’s worth noting that a huge effort by local volunteers has gone into making this the popular event it has become. It’s now one of the largest Australia Day celebrations in the Central West, not bad for a community of about 200 residents.
To celebrate Australia Day in grand style, head to Carcoar and make a day of it, bring the whole family and invite your friends! The Carcoar Village Fair, January 26, 2019 from 8.30am. Entry cost is
$5 for adults and kids under 12 free. All profits raised on the day will be returned to the community via Village improvement projects.