Spring is an impressive time to visit Corowa Shire, the holiday choice. Relax, rewind and soak up the Spring flavours whilst enjoying much of what the region has to offer.
Central in its location, Corowa Shire invites visitors to experience its beauty, culture and heritage. Quaint historic villages, natural attractions, gourmet getaways and exciting events are just some of the wonderful experiences that can be enjoyed.
Corowa Historical and Vintage Car Club hold their annual Spring Fun Weekend scheduled on 1-2 September 2012. Bring the whole family and experience vintage tractor games, displays and traditional country hospitality.
The Corowa RSL Club Truck & Car Show and Community Safety Expo will be held at the Corowa RSL Club in the main car park on Sunday 16 September. The event kicks off at 9.30am with a large display of cars and trucks on show to the public. Entries into various categories will be taken until 12 noon, with judging to take place at 12.30pm.
A free Safety Expo to raise awareness of both personal and community health will also be held. The Expo provides a unique opportunity to find out about fire safety, road safety, preventing break ins, boat safety, drug and alcohol use, safety for pets and sun protection all in the one place. A range of activities are on offer for the whole family at the Corowa RSL Club Truck & Car Show and Community Safety Expo.
The regions own “Dancing with the Stars” will make you want to kick up your heels in Corowa for the Corowa Festival of Dance from 28 September to 1 October. The Festival is a celebration of music and dance and will greet visitors with a range of dance styles all with their own unique dance program.
Be inspired by Australian sporting legends at the Corowa Golf Club's Sports Night on Friday 12 October. Meet Australian test cricketer Max Walker and five time world hockey champion, Jamie Dwyer.
Don't forget the fun and excitement of the annual Corowa Show on Sunday 14 October. Carnival rides, side show alley, horse events, art, craft, flower and cooking exhibitions can all be enjoyed at the Corowa Showgrounds. Gates open at 6.30am.
Spring is the perfect time to experience and explore some of the wonderful private gardens open for the Howlong Garden Walk. The walk will start from Pioneer Park at 1pm on Saturday 20 October.
The Howlong Rural Fire Brigade Auction & Carnival is a great day out for the entire family on Sunday 21 October. Plenty of entertainment for the kids and you'll be sure to come away with a bargain at the Auction.
Flower enthusiasts should not miss the Howlong Rose & Flower Show at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 27 October. Categories include rose, cut flowers of various kinds, plants in pots and hanging baskets, fruits, herbs and vegetables as well as a traditional scarecrow and novelty section.
The Southern Cross Karinya Apartments Fete & Open House is a community event not to be missed. Cake stalls, trash and treasure, plants for sale plus an open house tour are all on the agenda for this fantastic day on Sunday 21 October.
As a lead in to the Melbourne Cup Festivities, the Corowa Race Club will host the annual picnic horse race meeting on Saturday 20 October. Corowa boasts one of the finest race tracks in Country New South Wales, so come along for a fantastic day out.
Corowa has Melbourne Cup festivities all stitched up with a colourful four day Melbourne Cup Festival. Kicking off the festival on Saturday 3 November is the Melbourne Cup Dinner, set amongst the stars at the Corowa Race Club. Enjoy a scrumptious meal matched with regional wines and fabulous music.
Enjoy a day at the markets on Sunday 4 November with the Corowa Federation Springtime Market in Bangarang Park from 8am and the Muddi Boutique Market at the Corowa Whisky & Chocolate Factory from 10am. A range of family entertainment will be available as you admire the handmade, inspiring and creative products on offer.
Sanger Street Corowa will come alive on Monday 5 November from 11am with “The Great Australian Spring Carnival Cup”. Instead of watching horses, why not watch yabbies race with participants named after Melbourne Cup entrants. This annual quirky event is a great prequel to the ‘Race that Stops a Nation'.
The finale of the festival is the annual Corowa Melbourne Cup Race Day meeting on Tuesday 6 November. Join thousands and experience Corowa's most popular race meet, set within the beautiful surrounds of lush grassed areas and shady trees. Family fun and entertainment is provided along with full bar facilities, tote and Bookmakers. Many of the licensed clubs and pubs in Corowa Shire also host Calcutta draws over the Melbourne Cup Weekend.
Pick up that special gift or present at the Gallery 294 Christmas Market on Saturday 24 November. With a variety of stall holders and range of handmade items, there is something for everyone.
Spring is the season for festivals and events and Corowa Shire has accommodation options to meet your needs. There are delightful sandy beaches and family camping spots at riverside or lake locations, and a wide range of accommodation choices with self contained units, motels, bed & breakfast and farm stays all offering pleasurable holiday experiences.
Walking and cycling trails are one way to explore Corowa Shire. Grab a bike or don your walking shoes and unravel the range of attractions at your own pace. Pick up a copy of the self guided cycling and walking trails guide or historical guides and open the door to an amazing journey of exploration.
Visit our professional and friendly staff for the most up to date and comprehensive information about what to see and do and where to stay in Corowa Shire at the Corowa & Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Centres and Howlong Community Resource Centre. The 3 centres offer an accommodation booking service to assist you with your stay in Corowa Shire.
Full Event details for 2012 and Spring visit www.visitcorowashire.com.au