When it comes to entertainment, events and festivals Lithgow definitely has a surprisingly diverse array of activities! Afterall, where else can you see international jousting, watch Australia’s richest female footrace or ride a zig zag railway with wizards and witches?

Rapidly becoming known as a place that hosts not only local but national and international events, the Lithgow area has something to offer year round.

Local, National & International Events

Large and small events and festivals of local, national and international significance are held in the Lithgow area. Annual events such as Ironfest, Daffodils at Rydal, mountain bike
challenges, the Lithgow Flash® Gift, two
agricultural shows and the forever popular
Wizard Express at the Zig Zag Railway set
Lithgow apart.

With enviable outdoor recreational areas including State forests, well-appointed showgrounds, parks and ovals, the Lithgow area is also an excellent location to host large events such as the Sydney World Masters Games Orienteering (2009), Australian Four Day Enduro Motorcycle and State Hockey Championships (2010).

Contact the staff at the Lithgow Visitor Information Centre for further information on attending and hosting events in the region.


Managing Your Events Guide

Events form an important component of community life delivering social and economic gains. To ensure the smooth running and safety of an event, organisers must undertake careful planning and preparation.

This Information Pack is designed to assist in the planning of your event, activity, stall or function that will take place on Council land. It is important that right from the start of the planning process, your committee is aware of the need to manage and mitigate any risks undertaken in the conduct of your event. Whilst you must have public liability insurance, this should not in any way be seen as a waiver of your responsibilities regarding the safety and security of your participants and suppliers.

It should be noted that this guide is only a starting point for event organisers. It is not a manual showing you how to organise an event – it outlines some of the issues you may need to address.

Event Guide

Download Managing Your Event Guide


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Calendar of Events


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Last Updated 28 May, 2015 4:00 PM
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