When: Saturday 31st March, 2018
Where: Stuart Town
Time: Festival starts 9am
Stuart Town, formerly known as Ironbark, as made famous by Banjo Patterson’s poem ‘Man From Ironbark', will once again host the Man From Ironbark Festival.
Organised and run by a small community group, the Stuart Town Advancement Association Incorporated, the 2018 festival is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Staged on Easter Saturday, 31st March 2018, this annual event has become one of the district's largest attracting large crowds to the village. Featuring market stalls, poets and musical performances, food stalls, amusement rides and much more there is something for the entire family.
The street parade will once again feature the ‘Ride on Convoy’ and a Helicopter will be providing scenic flights, offering great views of Lake Burrendong and the surrounding area. A Cobb and Co stage coach will also be on hand offering rides The Lachlan Living History Group will return and present a special re-enactment performance.
Together with the Cobb and Co Stage coach, they provide a glimpse of yesteryear. This year the festival will also feature a special appearance of the 'Canberra Dragon Dance’ Chinese Dragon & Lions, this symbolizes Stuart Towns unique link to the Chinese heritage. This will be the group’s first appearance in the Central West.
Award winning Bush Poet Carol Heuchan will be performing as well as last year’s star poet Bob ‘PA’ Kettle. There will also be a Amateur Poetry Competition offering great prize money. Ever popular former resident, Barry Dickerson will also be returning with his friends as our feature entertainer. 5000 people attended last years event and all roads will lead to Stuart Town again this Easter Saturday.
The committee’s wish is for locals and visitors to participate and enjoy this unique event. So, mark the date in your diary and take a trip along Burrendong Way. We hope to see the entire family at the 2018 Man From Ironbark Festival .
For more information contact Marcus on 0417 467 459.