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Leura Harvest Festival

Sunday 7th May (9am–4.30pm)

Now in its fourth year, this community event is dedicated to showcasing the outstanding produce, fine fare and innovative sustainability initiatives taking place across the Blue Mountains region. Aimed at all ages, the Festival features an inspired mix of market stalls set along the the cherry blossoms on Leura Mall. Highlights include handcrafted products from local artisans, delicious local fare, regional wine and cider tastings, the popular Pet Chook Show, the Birches of Leura Scarecrow Competition, and the ultimate Chocolate Cake Competition, held by Josophan's Fine Chocolates.

If you have an interest in all things FRESH, REGIONAL & SUSTAINABLE, this Festival is for you! For more information, please join our Leura Harvest Festival Facebook page.

STALLHOLDERS: Please note that applications for the Festival closed on 20 March and we have no stall spaces available.

THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:


Our 2017 Competitions

Pet Chook Show

Always popular, this year's Pet Chook Show is sponsored by Central West Poultry, Aviculture & Produce Supplies and
Mount Vic & Me, and includes great prizes for Best Bantam, Best Standard and Best Pair or Trio.

To register, please bring your pet chook along in a display cage from 9am – head to the Bendigo Bank marquee on the street in front of Leura Newsagency (148 Leura Mall). Entry is $5 per chook and judging will take place at 10.30am.

Any questions can be directed to Andy Mein – yandelora@bigpond.com


Scarecrow Competition 

Following on from last year's success, Birches of Leura will again be holding its Scarecrow Competition as part of the Festival
The focus is on getting creative with recycled materials and there are categories for kids and families, with fantastic prizes to be won. Judging will be taking place at the nursery at 1pm, with local band Argentis entertaining the crowds as the judges make their decision.

For more information, please contact Birches of Leura directly on 4784 3146 or visit www.birchesofleura.com and click on 'Community Events' to access the entry form.


Great Australian Chocolate Cake Competition

In celebration of the Leura Harvest Festival and all things sustainable and fairly sourced, Josophan's Fine Chocolates will again be holding its Chocolate Cake Competition, with judging taking place on the day of the event. There are several categories in the competition, giving locals of all ages the chance to show their baking skills! For more information and entry details, please visit www.josophans.com.au and click on 'Upcoming Events'.



Saturday 7th (9am-4.30pm) & Sunday 8th October (9am-3.30pm)

Leura's most popular annual event, the Leura Village Fair is a colourful street market set among the blossoming cherry trees on Leura Mall and extending into Megalong Street Carpark. It's held over the weekend following the October Labour Day holiday and coincides with the last two days of the annual Leura Gardens Festival.

Over 130 stalls line the mall and carpark, selling everything from handicrafts, vintage wares, fashion, jewellery, homemade cosmetics and soaps to candles, woodwork, garden sculptures, night lights, fresh produce and more.

Artists are invited to showcase their talents and local musicians add to the festival atmosphere. Street performers also mingle through the crowds, providing great entertainment, and there is always a great selection of food stalls to suits all tastes. 

There is literally something for everyone at the Leura Village Fair!

TRANSPORT: We highly recommend that visitors to the fair arrive by train, as parking is very limited and parking officers regularly monitor the village. The trip takes two hours from Central Railway Station. Once you exit from Leura Railway Station you will be at the top of Leura Mall, which is where the fair begins.

STALLHOLDERS: Please note that applications for the 2017 Fair will open in May.



Leura Gardens Festival
Saturday 30th September – Sunday 8th October

Think Spring... Think Leura!

This year's Leura Gardens Festival will highlight 13 magical Upper Blue Mountains gardens – three more gardens than last year but still at the same price of $25 per person for an all-garden ticket or $5 per individual garden. This makes the festival even more of a must-visit event for garden lovers from all over Australia.

The Festival will take place over nine days – from Saturday 30th September to Sunday 8th October – with all gardens open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Groups of 10+ people are invited to take advantage of special pre-festival tours during the five days leading up to the main festival and enjoy a private, escorted tour of four very special gardens, some of which will not be open during the main festival. 

 Other main Festival attractions will include the plant sales centre and daily 'Music in the Gardens' performances.

For more information:
Mobile: 0431 095 279
Email: leuragardensfestival@fastmail.com
Website: www.leuragardensfestival.com.au




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