OBERON Outdoor Week is coming up.
The week will group a series of small outdoor adventure-related events and activities that are enjoyed in the Oberon region into a five-day festival for locals and travellers.
The festival, to be held from September 29 to October 3, aims to package new, existing and local activities to promote Oberon’s natural and outdoor traits.
The week will be held at the start of the school holidays and one week before the Bathurst races in order to capture travellers in the region.
The event will also coincide with the launch of some expanded camping offerings which will help to reinforce Oberon as an attractive outdoor and lifestyle destination.
Although the offerings will be small in year one, the emphasis will be to scale the festival over the coming years to become one of the premier outdoor festivals in regional NSW.
Some of the key events have been announced, but more will be unveiled over coming weeks.
Oberon Redfin Roundup
AS part of Oberon Outdoor Week, Oberon Council will be hosting the inaugural Oberon Redfin Roundup, which will welcome anglers of all ages and skill levels to Oberon Dam. The Redfin Roundup will be a family-friendly, one-day fishing tournament that aims to reduce the redfin population in the dam.
The event will have an array of prizes for largest catch, biggest bag and age categories, as well as lucky door prizes.
Anglers will be able to enjoy a sausage sizzle and demonstrations from participating sponsors. Free camping will be available at the dam during the long weekend. Registration will be a gold coin donation for one of the local charities.
The Redfin Roundup will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 8am to 4pm at The Reef Reserve, Oberon. For more information, have a look at the Oberon Visitor Information Centre Facebook page or call 6329 8210.
FOR those new to fossicking, the Oberon Visitor Information Centre will run education sessions on Monday, October 1 at 10am, 1pm and 3pm. Come and learn the skills and local tips for finding sapphires, zircons, gold and the occasional diamond.