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Whats happening in and around Tenterfield

By Prue Birch

Whats happening in and around Tenterfield. If you are visiting Tenterfield check out the Tenterfield Tourism website to find out what’s on.

Feature Events

Tenterfield Show

27th & 28th of January 2023


  • The Farmer Challenge
  • State of Origin Post Ripping Competition
  • Inaugural Interstate Farriers Competition
  • Make It Tenterfield Children’s Arts and Craft program
  • Fashion Parade (featuring Decorated Gumboots)
  • Demoltion Derby
  • NRA and local rodeo
  • Fireworks
  • Produce and Agriculture Displays

For more information check out their facebook page

2023 Bavarian Music Festival & Beerfest – Tenterfield

Wednesday 15 March 2023 – Sunday 19 March 2023 (UTC+11)

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join us in celebrating our 11th Biennial Bavarian Music Festival and Beerfest – featuring the ‘Original Bavarian Brass Band’ – 31 wonderful musicians from the Unter Allgau region of Bavaria Germany.


Wednesday 15th March

Garden Concert at Glenrock Gardens, 10.30am (NSW time) Tickets $50.00 Includes lunch and entertainment with the Bavarian Brass Band. Drinks available to purchase at the bar. Bookings essential.

Thursday 16th March

Civic Welcome and band performance, Bruxner Park, 10.00am (NSW time). FREE event, no bookings required.

Friday 17th March

Multicultural Music Concert, Memorial Hall, 7.00pm (NSW time) Tickets $25.00 Bavarian Brass Band, pipe band, folk band & local musicians. Food & drink available to purchase.

Saturday 18th March

Music & Markets, Bruxner Park, 9.00am (NSW time) Market stalls in the park and the band will play a short concert. FREE event, no bookings required. 

BAVARIAN BEERFEST, Memorial Hall, 5pm to midnight (NSW time) Tickets $70.00
A celebration of traditional German beer, food and music. Tickets include entry, entertainment and an empty stein on arrival.
Bookings essential as tickets are limited. Bar & food available. EFTPOS available. NO BYO!

Sunday 19th March

Breakfast at Arrajay Downs, 8.00am (NSW time). Tickets $30.00
Enjoy home grown free range pork, bacon and eggs, tea and coffee. Top it off with a farm tour where you can meet new piglets, lambs and prize chickens, and hear the story of this great family farm. Entertainment provided. Bavarian Brass Band will not be performing at this event.

Schubert Mass, St Mary’s Catholic Church, 9.00am (NSW time) Schubert mass and morning tea. FREE event, no bookings required.

For all ticket bookings & enquiries contact Tenterfield Insurance Agencies or go to

Drake Farmers Market

Held on the last Saturday of every month
Woodward Park, Drake

A great variety of stalls that changes regularly, including Arts & Crafts, Woodwork, Bonsai, Leatherwork, Tarot Reading, Eco-friendly products, Natural beauty products, Hair styling, Gemstones, Buskers, Handmade soap, Silk scarves, Medicinal herbs, Healing oils, Herbs & Potted plants, Fruit & Veges, Clothes, Jewelery, Handicrafts, Face painting, 2nd Hand section, Goats and goat products, Alpaca products, cakes and hot food. 8am at Woodward Park, Drake, if good weather, or under cover at the Drake Village Resource Centre, (next door) if wet. Stall holders welcome, to book a stall please call 02 6737 6664. Fee $10. Drake market is held on the last Saturday each month.

Gravel N Granite

4th March 2023 – Gravel n Granite 2023 is the inaugural gravel bike race for gravel and mountain bikes held in Tenterfield at the beginning of Autumn. Starting and finishing from our iconic showgrounds, this ride will take participants through a variety of road surfaces including bitumen, dirt, and gravel, offering awe inspiring scenery with some great elevation.

For more information check out their website

Railway Markets

Tenterfield Railway Markets.
1st Saturday of the Month .

8.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Tenterfield Railway Museum. The Art & Crafts Market is held in the station forecourt.  Stalls include;

  • The museum run a bbq and souvenir stall
  • Tools
  • Clothing new and old
  • Jewellery
  • Cakes and biscuits
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fruit and Veges
  • Native and non native plants

Wallangarra Railway Markets

1st Sunday of the Month

The best little Country Market between QLD & NSW. The pick of local art, craft and produce – hot food, coffee and entertainment. 8.00am to 12.30pm at the Wallangarra Railway Station

Glenrock Open Gardens

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday – Free Entry

The Barn, Nursery and Gardens are all open from 10am – 5pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

This venue is the perfect setting for any event, be it a garden wedding, a workshop or even a garden tour. The gardens are exquisite, a photographer’s paradise, and include many differing garden rooms and water views within the 10 acre garden. There is ample parking space and buses can all be accommodated as well.

Please check the Glenrock gardens website for current open garden dates, as dates are subject to change.

Oracles of the Bush 2023

30th March – 2nd April 2023

Oracles of the Bush is an annual event celebrating Australian bush poetry, music and art. This event boasts among the highest prize money for any bush poetry competition in the country. It includes a variety of events such as a Children’s Concert, Poets’ Concert featuring professional poets, poetry competition heats and final, Patti’s Bling dance, breakfasts, lunches and the Poets’ Brawl breakfast in Jubilee Park.

Eat Street Tenterfield 2023

3rd February 2023 – 5pm till 9pm

Eat Street will be held 4 months in a row from February all the way through to May including the Easter Weekend and Gravel & Granite Weekend. – March 3!

Tim Stokes music will be playing live, there will be an open bar serving great local brews and wines from Glen Gowrie Distillery, Deepwater Brewing, 2 Wild Souls, Balancing Heart Vineyard and plenty of food including The Ugly Dumpling Van, Skewers, Indian, Smoked Meats and platters from The Mad Platter & Co.

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