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2TM's Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend


1. Great Nundle Dog Race


Sunday May 5 // Nundle Recreational Grounds // 10.30am – 3pm


The very first dog race at Nundle was held in 1979 on Oakenville Street after a bet was waged by a couple of farmers arguing over whose dog was fastest. Today the Great Nundle Dog Race attracts more than 1,000 people and dogs for a day of novelty dog races.

These include high jump, doggy derby, and best dressed dog. The day culminates with the

Great Nundle Dog Race for working dogs from across the region.


As well as the extensive program of dog events there is face painting, a jumping castle plus

merchandise stalls for you to check out as well. If you’re hungry make sure you grab a hot dog, steak sandwich or a cake and stay warm in the Nundle area with tea, espresso coffee.

This is a perfect family day out and is run by volunteer school staff, parents of students and

community members.


For more information: http://www.nundle.com.au/events/the-great-nundle-dog-race/


2. Mayworth—Australia’s biggest line dancing festival


May 4th and 5th // West Tamworth Leagues Club


Believe it or not, Tamworth hosts Australia’s biggest line dancing festival and it’s happening this weekend! Make sure you come along and watch the incredible talent compete for a shot at the world championships. With competitors registered from the United Kingdom, Spain, USA, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan & New Zealand it’s set to be a massive weekend.

There’s also a huge line up of instructors, including some of the world’s finest such as Rachael McEnaney White from the USA.


Check out the workshops offered from beginners to advanced, and across many styles there will be social dancing, choreography competitions, and vendors selling boots, jewellery and much more. t’s only $5 to check it out as a spectator so make sure you do!


For more information check out: www.mayworth.com.au.


3. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ball


Saturday May 4th // 6.30pm Tamworth Town Hall


An elegant night awaits in black and white for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Ball!


A glamourous event ahead supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, filled with incredible food, drinks, plus live music and performances from some of the team from the Tamworth City Dance Academy.


Of course for those that can’t make it on the night, there is an online auction where you can bid on some of the amazing items! There are holiday packages, beauty packages and an incredible Monterey guitar filled with 42 signatures of artists that were interviewed at 92.9 and 2TM over the 2019 Country Music Festival.


Tickets and more info from www.rescuehelicopter.com.au


4. Currabubula Boutique Market


Sunday May 5th // Currabubula Public School 10am -2pm.


Currabubula Boutique Markets are held twice a year in the grounds of Currabubula Public School and it’s a wonderful day supporting the community.


Markets are held on the first Sunday in May—perfect for Mother’s Day and again in December in time for Christmas. There are over 50 unique stalls, including a homemade cake stall, with crafts, honey and hot drinks to keep you energised. In addition to a BBQ to keep the hungry kids quiet, there’s face painting and Balloons by Brooke with her adorable walking balloons for the kids.


For more information, follow the Currabubula Boutique Market on Facebook.


5. Group 4 1st Grade Competition Round 1


Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May // Various locations


The weekend kicks off with Saturdays games at 2:30pm with the Werris Creek Magpies vs North Tamworth Bears at David Taylor Oval, followed up by the 3pm Kootingal Moonbi Roosters vs Dungowan Cowboys at the Kootingal Oval.


Sunday finishes the Group 4 1st Grade Competition for Round 1 at 2.30pm with the Narrabri

Blues vs Boggabri Roos all happening at Collins Park.


6. AFLNW Men’s and Womens Rounds


Saturday 4th // Various locations


Greater Bank AFLNW - Mens Round 2 - Saturday 4th May


2pm New England Nomads vs Inverell Saints @ Bellevue Oval

2pm Tamworth Kangaroos vs Narrabri Eagles @ Tamworth NO.1 Oval

2pm Gunnedah Bulldogs vs Tamworth Swans @ Wolseley Oval

BYE Moree Suns


Greater Bank AFLNW - Women's Round 2 - Saturday 4th May


12pm New England Nomads vs Inverell Saints @ Bellevue Oval

12pm Tamworth Kangaroos vs Tamworth Swans @ Tamworth NO.1 Oval


7. Regional Australia Bank hosting the Tamworth Mountain Bikers 5 hour Signature Race


Sunday 5th May // Tamworth Mountain Bike Park on Forest Road.


The Regional Australia Bank 5 hour Race is state-wide recognised event drawing riders from across the region, NSW coast, Newcastle and Hunter region, Sydney, and as far away as Canberra. Tamworth’s track is renowned for being a classic “whole box and dice” purpose-built MTB trail that riders love to race. The course will cater for all riders from novice, junior, and weekend warrior to elite.


The full race course is over 10 kilometres of purpose built, flowing MTB single track - jumps, berms, rock gardens, chutes, creeks, gullies, bridges, A and B lines and our very own mountain with the best views of Tamworth (it would not be mountain biking without it!). 


There will be bike stalls, coffee van, lunch facilities and plenty of spectating for those not competing. Spectators will be treated with a wide range of rider’s abilities from social team events to outright elite National Champions! 


Enquiries to info@tammtb.asn.au and check out the Tamworth Mountain Bikers on Facebook.


8. Art, Jewellery, Chocolate & Champagne at the Weswal Gallery


Saturday May 4th // 12pm


In anticipation of Mother’s Day the following weekend, Weswal have created an indulgent event based around some of Mum’s favourite things! You know how much she loves jewellery, chocolate and bubbles!


Providing the jewellery and tableware is Alison Jackson’s pop-up shop; Deva Cacao is indulging our sweet tooth with some gorgeous chocolate in Tamworth to sample and purchase. Plus some special champagne for all ages!


Please make sure you RSVP for this FREE event by emailing info@weswalgallery.com.au or phoning: 02 6766 5847.


9. High Tea Masterclass presented by CWA Tamworth Evening Branch & China Billy


Sunday May 5th // St Nicholas Hall Carthage Street // 2pm


Would you like to learn how to style your very own high tea at home?

Spend an afternoon with Tamworth Evening CWA and China Billy sipping tea, nibbling on sweet and savoury delights while learning the ins and outs of the history of high tea.


The afternoon includes a fun, interactive cooking masterclass with a take home booklet to reference in the future, high tea with a selection of treats as well as tea, coffee and a glass of champagne. Dietary requirements can be catered for, so please advise when booking as there are limited tickets available.


For more information please contact CWA Tamworth Evening Branch on tamwortheveningcwa@gmail.com or via their Facebook page.


10. 2019 Australian National Working Equitation Championships


Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May // AELEC


The discipline of Working Equitation was created to promote the different types of equitation

techniques developed in countries that used the riding horse to work on farms, ranches and with livestock.


Working Equitation is comprised of four phases, including working dressage, ease of handling with obstacles, speed obstacles and cattle handling. It is a great sport steeped in history as the goal is to preserve and carry on the cultural traditions of each country and their horses. An excellent weekend and is free for spectators, check it out all weekend from Friday to Sunday at AELEC.


For more information, check out the website: www.anwensw.com.au.

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