Step back in time at the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair: March 16, 2019

Beaut buggies: This year's fair will not incorporate steam exhibits, but highlight another unqiue historical mode of transport - the horse drawn buggy.

Beaut buggies: This year's fair will not incorporate steam exhibits, but highlight another unqiue historical mode of transport - the horse drawn buggy.

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Oberon is quickly developing a reputation for hosting some the state's most interesting museums, with five diverse offerings now displaying a range of yesteryear's most unique memorabilia.

And now, showcasing a treasure trove of bygone beauties, the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club (OHCC) will co-ordinate a heritage celebration on Saturday, March 16, with a huge display at the showground and all five museums opening their doors. 

BLUE BABY: The Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club fair will showcase a range of items from bygone days, including some well-love vintage cars.

BLUE BABY: The Oberon Heritage and Collectors Club fair will showcase a range of items from bygone days, including some well-love vintage cars.

"It will be a wonderful opportunity for people to come and wander down memory lane and have a browse through some fascinating pieces from our history," OHCC president Alice Perrott said.

To welcome guests to the town and set the scene, a Pioneer Classic Car Run will roll through the region on Friday, March 15, with marshalling at the Oberon Showground from 10am.

"As long as your car is more than 30 years of age and fully registered, you are welcome to join us," Mrs Perrott said. 

"We motor through Tarana, lunch at the pub at O'Connell, then across the Beaconsfield Road and come back through Oberon that way. It goes in a circle and is worth the drive for the very pretty scenery."

"But, unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned Tractor Trek will not run this year."

Saturday sees the range of tractors and farm machinery, vintage trucks, cars, stationary engines, collectibles and more fill up the showground for the Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair.

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This year's event has been "reinvented" Mrs Perrott said, and with the unavailability of the usual steam exhibits, the 2019 fair will feature horse drawn vehicles with some never before exhibited at the fair.

"We have a Cobb and Co coach coming and it is in original condition," she said. "And the Webb family from Sidmouth Valley will be bringing an historically important, fully restored buggy which came with the family over the Blue Mountains in the early 1800s." 

Wander down memory lane and have a browse through some fascinating pieces from our history.

Alice Perrott
  • The Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair will run between 9.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday, March 16.
  • Entry is $5, with children under five admitted free.
  • A free bus will circulate Oberon during the day, with drop offs at each museum.