Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019 All day

Celebrating over 200 years of history with the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2019.

Rare and lost trades and crafts will be showcased over one weekend at Australia’s oldest inland European settlement. Blacksmithing, saddlery, dry stone walling, whip cracking and making, glass artistry, lace making, tapestry, embroidery, carpentry and joinery, cigar box guitar making and violin making are among many unique talents to be demonstrated by local and guest artisans.

The two-day event will allow the community to visit sites that are not always open to the public, including:
Agricultural Research Station – formerly the ‘Bathurst Experiment Farm’ of the late 1800s, this hidden gem holds 11 National Trust listed buildings and will showcase a diverse line up of activity. Learn about agricultural and farm trades, be entertained by musicians, heavy horses and kelpie dogs. See demonstrations of blacksmithing, stone walling, whip cracking and more.

The Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail tickets cost only $15 per person for two days, early bird tickets available online are only $12. Children under 16 years are free.
To purchase tickets or for more information visit

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    In its 21st year NSS has truly gone out of this world to celebrate and Lithgow Library is very excited to be part of this outstanding event. Storytime is free and is held every Wednesday at 10.30am in Lithgow Library and every Tuesday at 10.30am at Wallerawang Library.

    No bookings are required for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 19 May 2021 starting at 10.30am in Lithgow and at 11am at Portland and Wallerawang. For more information contact Lithgow Library on 6352 9100 or go to the library webpage