Monday, 1 April 2019
Whether your favourite element of the Nundle Go For Gold Festival is the Chinese dance, live music, gold panning, market stalls, or community spirit, come Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 2019, it will be the north west’s go-to Easter event.
The Nundle Go for Gold Festival, sponsored by Destination Tamworth
, generates about $400,000 of regional economic activity, attracting up to 16,000 visitors over two days, with some holidaying guests staying up to a week either side of the event. A stand-out comment from a visitor survey at last year’s event was, ‘I have been to a lot of festivals, but this one was amazing.’
Tamworth 92.9FM Breakfast Announcers JB & Jack
will broadcast live on Saturday from 9am-12 noon as crowds see twice-daily performances by the Australian Yau Kung Mun Association’s Chinese Lion dancers
, pan for more than $1,000 worth of Nundle gold (including four nuggets), and browse 100 market stalls.
Take the children to the new educational snake display, The Magic of Lindsay Gardener or the Woolomin Parents and Citizens Association’s animal nursery (Saturday).
Nundle is known for its live music and the 2019 festival will see performances by Golden Guitar winner John Krsulja
and Brendan Nawrocki
, Nundle, Logan Hoswell
, Tamworth, Tony Kennelly
, Woolbrook, and David Wei and Eva Timmers
, Sydney, as well as performances by the Gomeroi Dance Company
and emerging talented buskers.
The 2019 Nundle Go For Gold Festival falls on the first weekend of the Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival and the committee encourages visitors to step back in time and explore Nundle’s well-preserved state and local heritage significant buildings.
Committee member Megan Trousdale says last year Nundle learnt more about its indigenous heritage with the opening of the Nundle District Aboriginal Memorial
“Nundle takes its name from the Aboriginal word Nuntal, meaning mouth of the river,” said Megan.
“Explorers’ searches for good pastoral land and bullock routes took them over Crawney Mountain and following the Peel River in 1825, eventually leading to Nundle becoming a hub linking north west NSW with the Hunter and the coast. It was the discovery of gold in 1851 and subsequent gold rush that led to Nundle being gazetted as a town in 1854.”
“It’s going to be a fantastic weekend for everyone to enjoy so we hope to see you there,” added Megan.
Cost of entry for The Nundle Go For Gold Festival is a gold coin donation. For more information or to view the full program visit www.nundle.com.au or telephone Nundle Visitor Information Outlet
on 02 6769 3026.