FESTIVAL OF BRAIDWOOD
21st ANNUAL AIRING OF THE QUILTS
Saturday Nov 28th
Something for everyone over the Weekend
Enjoy a wide variety of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants whilst viewing the spectacular quilts adorning the 19th century buildings on Wallace Street in Heritage Listed Braidwood.
Braidwood National Theatre - variety of quilt and textile arts displays and demonstrations. Trading tables.Raffle Quilt.
Pop Up Art Exhibition and Sales - local artists – Penny Crawford and Christine Dimmer – next to the prize winning Quilt Shop in Wallace Street
Ceramic Studio Sale - Gwenna Green - To Throsby - Sue Fisher, Bopping’s Crossing Road
Galifrey Alpaca Farm Shop 1008 Wallace Gap Rd Ballalaba.
Open Walled Garden – 116 Wallace Street
Open Garden - ‘Palerang’ Hazeldell Road.
Cemetery Tours 11am each day
St Bede’s Grounds -Auto Show with vintage cars, bikes, tractors, steam engines
Anglican Hall - Ends of roll and wholesale fabrics for bargain prices.
CWA House - Featuring a quilt display and serving Devonshire Teas and sandwiches
Pony Rides at The Saddle Camp
Carriage Rides with Roscommon Carriages
Maps and shuttle buses will be available.
Historic Braidwood, Australia
Beautiful, historic Braidwood is one of the little gems of NSW’s Southern Tablelands. The town is situated on the Kings Highway halfway between the national capital, Canberra, and the state’s South Coast.
The entire town is classified by the National Trust and Braidwood is the first complete town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register. Braidwood also boasts about the fact that we still retain most of the Georgian town plan, one of the last left in Australia. The rural life and charm of the town is carried on against many fine examples of 19th century architecture.
Beautiful churches, pubs, cafes, galleries, craft and antique shops all operate in sensitively restored old buildings which have served the town since the frantic gold rush days of the 1850s.
Braidwood is surrounded by some of the most pristine bush and National Parks in NSW. These parks attract bushwalkers, four-wheel drivers and nature lovers from all over; they are as magnificent as they are diverse.
The history of the region is truly remarkable; the villages of Araluen, Majors Creek and Mongarlowe are full of stories and relics from times past, myth and legend abound. You’ll always bump into someone with a story about Braidwood and its surrounding villages.
The makeup of Braidwood has changed over the years, the 1970s saw an influx of artists to the town, most of whom are still here today, showing their work through Braidwood’s galleries and further afield. Farming and rural activities are still one of the main industries in town, this is reflected in the big annual events of Braidwood, the Show, Race Day and the best Rodeo by a country mile.
For a true country experience and a peek back to yesteryear, come for a weekend or a bit longer ...
Come and enjoy some living history!
For more information on Braidwood contact the
Visitor Information Centre on 02 4842 1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org