Friday 21st Owen Toyota Cocktail Party | Taste Art Prize Enjoy cocktails, music and canapes as Taste Art Prize winners are announced and celebrate the amazing art from our artists. Tickets online.
Saturday 22nd October
Art Workshop Book your place with our Guest Artist, Linda MacAulay, watercolour and acrylic painting workshops inspire and encourage students from beginners to the more advanced to explore their full potential in a fun way.
Art Exhibition Sip on Devonshire Tea at the Exhibition featuring interpreting the theme ‘Flora, fauna and farming’.
AGcap Farm Tours A morning tea at the historic Tubbo Shearing Shed will definitely be a highlight while learning about sustainable broadacre farming at a range of local farms. Tickets Online.
Coly Colour Run Get excited for the first ever Coly Colour Run! Starting at 2pm enjoy 5kms of fun and colour around Coleambally town and Pine Forest. BBQ, DJ and kids jumping castle. Tickets online.
50 Mile Meal Not to be missed, featuring produce sourced within a 50 mile radius with guest speakers. The 5 course degustation meal will leave you both satisfied and impressed with the standard of local ingredients. Tickets at Coly Club.
Sunday 23rd October Poets Breakfast 7.30am-9.00am Festival-goers can start the day with a hearty BBQ breakfast and a belly full of laughs at the Bush Poets Breakfasts. With a fantastic line up of bush poets and Award winning John Peele and our own Caroline Tuohey, make sure you get your tickets online.
Harvest Church Service 9:00am- 10.00am Join the Combined Churches at the Anglican Church service then procession to the Uniting Church to view local displays and singing.
Festival Trail 9.00am-1.00pm Explore the Festival Trail down Brolga Place to discover our Riverina Farming Story. Trail adventurers will discover how modern techniques mean sustainable food production. Associate locally grown commodities with the array of brands we all buy at the supermarket.
Apex Watering Hole - Sample and purchase a wide variety of locally crafted beverages, discover new brands as well as long-time favourites. Relax with live Jazz Band and check out the Salami comp at the Brolga Hotel.
Kids Korner- The kids will love creating unique artworks using cotton plants and many other imaginative tools. (Please note, supervision required). Sumo wrestling, lazer tag, roller derby and jumping castle throughout the trail. A Free Magic show will also take place at 11am
CICL Biodiversity Centre - Gain an insight into how irrigators are getting smarter every year. Discover how they are supporting local biodiversity whilst still producing high yield crops.
Lions Pioneer Heritage Centre - Discover the history of Coleambally and its establishment, listen to stories and facts about our purpose built irrigation town.
Codemo Farm Yard- Get up close and personal with farm animals and check out the technology of modern tractors.
Natural Fibre Showcase - Learn about wool, cotton and discover clever uses for the by-products of rice farming.
Elders/Walshs Paddock to Plate Precinct - Have a chat to food growers and producers while enjoying interactive displays following the journey of how your food gets to you! Cooking demonstrations by Rodney Dunn and others and entertainment will suit all ages and appetites. Don't miss the Entertainment area where Me N Me Mates will perform two shows.
Grazing Paddock - Grab a bite to eat, choosing from a showcase of delicious food options from around the globe. Stroll around the Market Stalls and grab a bargain.
Southern Cotton Regatta 12.30pm Create a ‘dry-land boat’ made out of Australian and local food and fibre (and its packaging) to run an obstacle course through the festival precinct. A quirky even guaranteed to get some laughs. Free entry and $500 total prizes, entry form online. SunRice Coly Cook Off 1.00pm-4.00pm Get your entries in to this popular event where contestants create, prepare and serve a main and dessert dish using a Sunrice ingredient; and one other local ingredient.
Arts Precinct 9.00am-2.00pm Head over to the Town Hall Welcome Dance, cultural workshops, dance and singing performances and gourmet bush tucker expo. Watch Melbourne's' Linda McAuley, Michael Lyons, Kerri Weymouth and other artists at work with the collaborative art piece. Put your name down for the OPEN MIC to perform in a casual environment and share your story, poetry, magic and creative delights. Meet the Maker Stalls showcase and/or sell quality handmade original wares to create an interactive art space. Spectators will be able to watch varied artists at work, including photos, portfolios and works in progress.