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Lightning Ridge Easter Festival
Lightning Ridge, NSW
SOME unique events include the Black
Opal Rodeo, Great Goat Races and wheelie
The town’s main streets are closed off
and filled with stalls, markets and buskers
providing entertainment in the annual
Local art exhibitions are held over the
weekend with carnival rides and
sideshows as well.
Phone (02) 6829-1670,
Bright Autumn Festival
Bright, north-east Victoria
April 24-May 5
NESTLED in the Ovens Valley, in Victoria’s
Great Alpine Valleys, Bright undergoes an
amazing change in autumn when, reminis-
cent of a European postcard, the summer
foliage takes on the rich gold, amber and
ruby red cloak of autumn.
The town’s annual festival showcases its
food, wine, sporting, agriculture, historical
and artistic culture in a unique 12-day cele-
bration. The program combines new
events with old favourites. Tours go to local
wineries, an alpaca farm and to the deer,
berry, lavender, chestnut and hazelnut
farms giving an opportunity to purchase
local produce and learn about the area’s
Visitors can take historic walks around
Bright, Wandiligong, Harrietville and
Porepunkah or join an intriguing cemetery
tour at dusk.
Bright Art Gallery’s annual exhibition
will have more than 900 works for sale.
The Australian Body Art Carnivale
Eumundi, Sunshine Coast hinterland,
PEOPLE will be amazed to see how artists
use the human body as their canvas.
The weekend will see competitions and
exhibitions in full body art and face paint-
ing, pavement art, wearable art, vehicle
body art, photography and visual art.
The Carnivale will also partner with the
Eumundi Live music festival and there will
be world-class street performers and
buskers, craft workshops and a Saturday
evening sunset street party.
LIVING ART – Bodies
transformed at the
Australian Body Art
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