The lifestyle and treasures of village life are often not apparent to outsiders and need a local to help you discover them.
The Summer, and Spring Garden Festivals are a chance for visitors to rediscover these simple pleasures, sharing the lifestyle, history, culture, produce, secrets, stories and hospitality of the Oberon Circle of Villages, a part of The Tablelands Way experience.
Summer in the tablelands is the season of bounty. Fruits are in season, trout are in the streams, and adventure is in the air. Village life brings its own flavour to summer, with the pleasures of the home made and home grown with a ‘Fair’ display of history on ‘Show’.
Autumn in the tablelands brings the first promise of change and with it some interesting Cool Events. Mushrooms can be discovered in the forests, nights are becoming cool with days perfect for walking or mountain biking. Winter brings occasional snow with comfort food around cosy fires and the chance to hunt for truffles - black gold or be part of Yulefest at Jenolan Caves.
Spring is the season to visit our wonderful country gardens. Different from urban gardens these have often been developed from virgin bush or lush farmland. Many gardens are under active development. This is the time to see nature bursting forth after a long winter.
Check out the full range and detail of the Festivals and other Cool Events by clicking on the logo of the festival you would most like to visit ... then find out below what else Oberon has to offer.
"Graeme Phillips Memorial Ride" Saturday 24th May 2014
Come help us raise money for the Cancer Council in memory of Graeme, who lost his battle with cancer in 2011. Rosie and Will organised the event last year, and it turned out to be a great day for all involved. All profits raised over the weekend will go towards this great cause. So get some friends together, bring your horse (or hire one of ours on a first in best dressed basis) for a day in the saddle. The Saturday night will be in full swing to celebrate the fundraiser! Book it into your calendar and contact Annie asap to reserve a spot on this not to be missed ride. We would also like to encourage non-riding members to join in the fun as well! If you can't make it but would love to contribute to our fundraiser, we have a page on 'Do It Yourself' Cancer Council website.
$100 to rent one of our horses for the day, includes lunch on Saturday
$80 to bring your own horse for the day (or family rate of $250), includes lunch on Saturday
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for Friday and Saturday nights $200 per adult, $100 per child
$20 for non-riding people to join Saturday lunch
$10 overnight agistment availble upon request for those travelling long distances with their horses.