Gulgong’s 150th Anniversary - Back to Gulgong Weekend
Known for its fascinating museums and iconic events and festivals, Gulgong is steeped in steeped in history and gorgeousness – where local passion runs deep. Whilst the streetscape and heritage buildings haven’t changed much since the late 1800’s, you’ll find a progressive and passionate community eager to welcome visitors and share their stories. It’s a real and rare treat.
In 2020 Gulgong will celebrate 150 years. Enjoy a fabulous celebration of Gulgong's rich history including games afternoons, family fun, performances at the Prince of Wales Opera House, and a Grand Colonial Ball.
Held on the 3-5 October 2020, this is set to be a weekend to remember.
Schedule of Events
Friday 3 October
1PM: Gulgong Tennis Club will hold an Old Fashioned Tennis Match with clothing + rackets appropriate to the 1870’s. Old-time games and complimentary afternoon tea for all.
Saturday 4 October
10AM - 4PM: Family fun day at Red Hill. Market stalls, jumping castle, Cobb & Co Coach rides, Trike rides, food stalls, face painting, children's games + more!
12PM-1PM: Colonial Games by Gulgong Education + Environmental Centre – 3 legged races, sack races and egg + spoon races.
1PM - 3PM - Age races for children and adults including 'Old Buffers Race' and 'Old Boilers Race'
3PM: The 'Gulgong Gift' - a foot race for the more experienced runner with a prize of $250 and a trophy sponsored by The Prince of Wales Hotel.
3.15PM - 4PM: Time Capsule – Locals and visitors will be asked to place goods in the time capsule to be opened in 2045. Items to be no larger than a normal sized envelope or at the discretion of the person accepting the goods being placed.
7PM: Gulgong Musical and Dramatic Society (MADS) are putting on a fabulous performance named “The Roaring Days” at the Prince of Wales Opera House. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Post Office and at the door on the night.
Sunday 5 October
7PM: “The Grand Colonial Ball” will be held at the Gulgong RSL Club. Tickets are $40pp and are available now via the RSL Club or by calling Joy on 0418 541 998 I email@example.com
Tickets include complimentary champagne on arrival followed by a two course dinner with tea + coffee. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing all night to the 70’s and 80’s tunes by “Never 2 Old”. A great night and good times guaranteed!
Bookings are essential for the ball as tickets are limited - don't miss out!