Fun of the festival


The countdown to fun is on, with the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival just one week away.

There is so much more to the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival than just its famous apples – loads of free activities for kids of all ages, a great stage line up, photography, art and collectibles exhibition, food and market stalls, an outdoor movie and spectacular fireworks all combine for a great family day out in Batlow on Saturday 20 October at 9am.

Stunt mini-bike team ‘Whip Industries’ will start at Memorial Park in three breathtaking shows, kicking off at 10:40am.

As a tribute to Batlow’s rich agricultural history, the festival has jumped on board the National Year of the Farmer bandwagon, providing farming inspired activities and entertainment all day, including milking and butter making demonstrations, interaction with farm animals in the patting paddock, an old fashioned game of Pony Pat Lotto and the Tumut Poultry Club will have its Curious Chooks and Chicks display, along with some lessons on how to prepare your chook for showing.

The usual fabulous activities will be back – facepainting, pony rides, and those crazy apple games including the ever popular Apple Pie Eating Championship.

The stage will provide ongoing entertainment throughout the festival day from 10am, and includes performers such as Grant Luhrs and the Chook Raffle Band and Sameera Bashir.

The helicopter rides are back in 2012 for those wishing to experience the region with a birds-eye view and bookings are still being taken on 0418 291 677.

Bus About Batlow tours and an extensive photography, art and collectibles exhibition is all on show during the Batlow Apples Gala Day in the pavilion on site.

Stay on for the Snowy Works and Services Evening program, where families can enjoy the hilarious movie ‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ from 7pm with the grand firework finale from 9pm.

Entry to the festival is by gold coin donation at the gate. More information on the festival is available online at