Wheels on Woodenbong Festival 2012, 28, 29 & 30 September at the Woodenbong Showground, off Lindesay Creek Road in the centre of Woodenbong.
The mountain village of Woodenbong NSW (located near Mt. Lindesay, 160 kms SW of Brisbane) is the venue for 2 days of mountain bike competitions and themed recreational rides. In its 2nd year, the WoW Festival is an initiative of the Woodenbong Progress Association. They are again pleased to participate in a collaborative partnership with the organisers, Tailwind Promotions. This is a not for profit event and any positive revenue from the WoW Festival is returned as asset to the community by way of cycle, BMX and cross country tracks.
Saturday 29th will feature a 4 hour MTB endurance race with race viewing in the Showgrounds. The aim of the Festival is to promote Woodenbong as a desired destination for outdoor recreation and camping, cycling tracks, orienteering and scenic roadways for cycling, healthy environment, and promotion of local businesses. This year’s focus is to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer. Main features are a Speakers Tent, Business Expo, demonstrations of farm safety, cooking, talks on sustainability, progress of organic farming, aquaculture, permaculture and much more.
The local Yowie Country Market will be held at the Community Hall Sat 29th and at the Showgrounds on Sunday 30th. The WoW Cafe provides healthy eating options including vegetarian and vegan fare. Other Festival stalls will serve coffees, homemade produce and wares, sandwiches, cakes and light refreshments. On Sunday 30th the WoW Festival Committee is organising a Heritage Picnic where all the families that have pioneered the Woodenbong, Urbenville, Old Bonalbo, Legume, Grevillia and other nearby districts are invited to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer, a celebration & recognition of the achievements of our farmers. Entertainment, storytelling, video interviews, and special guest speakers will round-out the day. Recorded interviews taken on the day will be lodged with the local Historical Societies for posterity.
This is a family friendly, all inclusive event. Activities for children are available both Sat & Sun. Clowns and the Yowie characters will mingle with the Festival goers.