Enjoy Everything The Hawkesbury Has To Offer This Long Weekend

Written by: The Hawkesbury Phoenix

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Lighting of the Windsor gas lamps is just one of the events on offer this weekend.

There is always something going on in the Hawkesbury, but this King’s birthday long weekend offers non-stop action and adventure for everyone.

Enjoy a stroll through one or more of the community markets.

Saturday, June 8:

The Lions Club Markets will be at Hawkesbury Showground from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm;

Whip over to Richmond Park for the Richmond Good Food Markets from 8 am to 1 pm; and

Duck into the Bilpin Community Markets from 10 am to 12 noon.

Sunday, June 9:

Visit the St Alban’s Village Markets from 10 am to 2 pm; or

Try the Windsor Mall Markets from 9 am to 3 pm (and Monday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm).

This weekend is the last opportunity to visit stunning Wildwood Garden at Bilpin for the season.

While you’re in Bilpin why not follow Bilpin’s Apple Pie Trail, with a delicious home-made apple pie at about every eatery along the way.

Cat lovers will not want to miss the ACF National Cat Show in the Hawkesbury Pavilion at the Hawkesbury Showground, Racecourse Road, Clarendon NSW.

Showcasing Australia’s best cats, including the rarest cat breeds in the country and ones with stunning pedigrees.

There will be raffles, stalls, food, drinks and much more on Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 3 pm.

It costs $7.50 for adults, $5 for concession card holders and children under 16 or grab a family ticket for $20.

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to visit Hawkesbury Regional Gallery to view The New Quilt exhibition, this weekend is the perfect time.

The exhibition features 37 works of contemporary textile artists from across Australia highlighting the rich diversity of stitched and layered materials.

It will remain on display until Sunday, June 23.

Perhaps you’d like to visit Windsor and celebrate the lighting of the gas lamps on Saturday, June 8 from 3:30 pm to 9 pm.

Shops, stalls and exhibits, live entertainment, vintage tractor and car display (Hollands Paddock) - there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival parade from Thompson Square to McQuade Park will take place at 5 pm.

At 6 pm, the duck races and horse and carriage rides around McQuade Park will take place (additional cost for carriage rides).

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