The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. On 15 March 2020, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made an Order under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 to force the immediate cancellation of major events with more than 500 people and significant penalties for non-compliance.
In response to these measures, event organisers have taken the risk of spread of COVID-19 into serious consideration, and events for the next few months have been cancelled.
In autumn, each town celebrates its local show, with entrants competing in everything from floral arranging and photography, to equestrian events and the stockman’s challenge, to baking, jam-making and vegetable growing. It’s a celebration of the best each town has to offer. Tumut hosts the family-friendly music festival Rock the Turf, the Festival of the Falling Leaf, and Tumut MTB’s 3 Hour Enduro. Adelong plays host to the Snowy Valleys Cycle Challenge, which sees cyclists ride 144km from Adelong via Batlow to Tumbarumba and back, and Batlow celebrates Batlow CiderFest, our region’s biggest tourism event.View Listings
In winter, it’s quieter, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Nest Cinema Café Books hosts winter feasts and farm or orchard tours, helping visitors connect with the “Paddock to Plate” concept. Tumbarumba Artists on Parade presents an intimate concert series, featuring classically-trained artists from across the country. Tumut River Brewing Co sees an eclectic range of musicians perform across the cooler months.
Each spring, the new season is celebrated through a range of events including Tumbarumba Tastebuds, Tumbarumba Spring Flower Festival, Batlow Apple Blossom Festival, the Hume & Hovell Ultra, the Rosewood Country Round Up, Upper Murray Challenge, and the Three Bridges at Tooma Markets.
Summer sees visitors of all ages head to Tumbarumba, to join the weekend-long festival that is Tumbafest. The quiet park, just behind the main street, fills with smiling people. Sprawled under shady trees are market stalls featuring fresh local produce, wines, ciders and craft beers. Some kick back in the shade to enjoy the bands and musicians, others are dancing until their feet hurt.