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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 on,

Come and enjoy some living history.

For more information on Braidwood contact the
Visitor Information Centre on 02 4842 1144 or email information@visitbraidwood.com.au

Map of the Braidwood area

See Current Events for what's going on or check the upcoming events below (Click on event name for more information)

Upcoming

Saturday, October 25th

  1. Braidwood Farmers' Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Bimonthly Farmers Market held in the National Theatre in the main street of Braidwood
      on the first Saturday of each month from 8am - 12.30pm.
      http://www.braidwoodfarmersmarket.org.au/

    • Where: National Theather, Wallace St, Braidwood

Saturday, November 1st

  1. Braidwood Farmers' Market
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Bimonthly Farmers Market held in the National Theatre in the main street of Braidwood
      on the first Saturday of each month from 8am - 12.30pm.
      http://www.braidwoodfarmersmarket.org.au/

    • Where: National Theather, Wallace St, Braidwood

Saturday, November 15th

  1. Braidwood Farmers' Market
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Bimonthly Farmers Market held in the National Theatre in the main street of Braidwood
      on the first Saturday of each month from 8am - 12.30pm.
      http://www.braidwoodfarmersmarket.org.au/

    • Where: National Theather, Wallace St, Braidwood

Friday, November 21st

  1. Majors Creek Festival
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • The Creek will resound with music once more! One of the friendliest small music festivals on Australia’s eastern seaboard, Majors Creek Festival, will rise again after a three-year break.
      A new, energetic and enthusiastic committee of volunteers has been formed to run the festival in 2014 and they are very excited to bring this popular event on the festival calendar back to life!
      The festival dates for 2014 are 21st to 23rd November – so mark your diaries now!
      This will be the 18th music festival held at Majors Creek since it’s inception 21 years ago – so it’s a significant birthday either way (a coming-of-age)! As in the past, there will be something for everyone: music, dance, poetry and a kids’ festival. Emerging young musicians will share the stage with some of the best in folk, country, bluegrass, celtic, blues, jazz and world music.

      http://majorscreekfestival.org/

    • Where: Majors Creek NSW 2622, Australia

Saturday, November 22nd

  1. The Airing of the Quilts
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • The Airing of the Quilts
      SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2014
      The Main Street (Wallace Street) Braidwood
      Please note The Airing of the Quilts is only held on Saturday

      SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22nd - 23rd 2014
      Two day Exhibition/Competition Quilt Show
      held in the National Theatre
      Wallace Street Braidwood
      Entry Fee $5 per day

      BRAIDWOOD SERVICEMENS CLUB
      Special Exhibition
      Gold coin entry

      Free Saturday loop bus to venues in town

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      PLUS “The FRINGE”

      More quilt and textile exhibitions
      Braidwood’s biggest Saturday Market Day ( Phone 02 4847 5061 )
      Open gardens in Australia’s Open Garden Scheme
      Many of Braidwood’s well known galleries will be open
      Some venues have a gold coin entry
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      The New South Wales heritage listed town of Braidwood
      & Braidwood Quilters Inc welcome you to
      the 20th Annual Braidwood Quilt Event.

      for more information

      Phone 0458 605 786 or contact the secretary
      http://www.braidwoodquiltevent.org.au/

    • Where: Braidwood NSW 2622, Australia

Saturday, December 6th

  1. Braidwood Farmers' Market
    • Start time: 08:30am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Bimonthly Farmers Market held in the National Theatre in the main street of Braidwood
      on the first Saturday of each month from 8am - 12.30pm.
      http://www.braidwoodfarmersmarket.org.au/

    • Where: National Theatre Wallace St Braidwood