Walcha hosts a vast array of exciting and popular events each year, attracting locals and visitors from afar.


Read about some of these events in more detail below. 

Don’t miss …

Golden Gate Campdraft

Held annually in January

A four day annual campdraft event held at Walcha Showground.

Hosting one of the best supported campdrafts in the circuit, the Golden Gate Campdraft is a fabulous spectators’ event with non-stop action.  Experience first hand the amazing horsemanship and stock handling ability of these skilled riders and stock’wam’ (women and men).  Steering a lone beast through an obstacle course with their only artillery being their trusty steed.  Speed, agility, a good eye, good horse and stock sense will be attributes of the finalists and winners at this event.  An age old Australian bush sport, and an event not to be missed.


Walcha Farmers' Markets

3rd Saturday of the Month

Something for everyone!
McHattan Park, Walcha

  • Markets open at 8.30am till 12.30pm
  • Wander around the fabulous stalls, grab an espresso and bite to eat 
  • Plenty of fresh produce, homemade goodies and plant stalls 
  • New health and wellbeing stalls
  • Entertainment at each monthly markets

The markets close over the winter months of June, July and August

Walcha Trash n’ Treasure Market

…. is also usually held on market day’s from 9.00am – 1.00pm with a mini-auction at 11.00am.

Fun Clown Shop, 32n Derby St, Walcha


Walcha Cup & Races

Held annually in February

One of the best race meets on NSW’s Country Racing Calendar

Indluge yourself in a fun-filled day under the shade of the Elm Trees at the picturesque Walcha Racecourse

Have a dabble on the horses
A quiet beer or some sparkly bubbles
Enjoy a BBQ lunch or other catered delights

And bring the whole family on Saturday with kids activities on offer


Walcha Show

Held annually in March

This agricultural show highlights the best local products from Walcha and the surrounding districts. 

Enjoy the sheep shearing and fleece displays; horticulture and local farm produce; the cattle and horse events including dressage, hacking, sporting and jumping; the rodeo events, wood-chopping, poultry and dogs and pets. See the art and photography; woodwork and handicraft; cooking, preserves, jams and jelly; vegetables, needlework, knitting and crochet. There are exhibits from the local schools, the Hostel, Nursing Home, and Day Care.

Click on the link below to find out more about this 2 day event!

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Walcha Garden Festival

Held biennially in November

Walcha Garden Club proudly present beautiful cool climate gardens.

Spend a leisurely weekend exploring beautiful cool climate, private gardens in the picturesque New England region.  There is plenty to see with a great array of other attractions to see around the Walcha district while you are visiting.

Grab some morning tea or lunch, relax under a shady tree, or browse the arts and crafts stalls displaying the talents of local Walcha Shire residents.

Funds raised from this event are donated to local charities.

Brochure available early 2016.  For more information click the button below.


Walcha Mountain Festival

October 15-16, 2016

Enjoy all that Walcha has to offer at this fabulous two day. Festival with something for everyone!

  • Road Ride Cycle Challenge – a 75km circuit through surrounding countryside and villages of Kentucky, Wollun and Walcha Road.
  • Wander around the fabulous stalls, grab an espresso and bite to eat at the Walcha Farmers Market, McHattan Park, 8.30am – 12.30pm
  • Watch the Road Ride Challengers roll in and cheer them on, then enjoy the thrills and spills of the Billy Cart Derby, or better still, enter and have a run down the hill yourself!
  • Enjoy a fabulous display of beautifully crafted quilts at the Quilt Exhibition, in the Woolshed at historic Langford Homestead.  Entry by gold-coin donation. Proceeds go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
  • A Trash & Treasure Market runs in town from 9am – 1pm in nearby Derby Street.

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