Wild mushroom hunt
The mushrooms are out and the hunt is on. Yum! As the weather gets cooler it's time to get out and try some foraging in the beautiful countryside around Oberon. You can try and spot them in the wild yourself (be careful you don't pick out something deadly) or take part in a tour that starts from Hampton. Tickets include a barbecue lunch (with 'shrooms on the menus, of course) and tips on finding, preparing and preserving the fungi. To book a spot go to eventbrite.com.au/e/wild-mushroom-foraging-tour-tickets-136129379639.
Field to Forest
Food, wine and foraging are returning with the Field to Forest Festival that will showcase what makes the Oberon region so great. There will be specialised foraging trips for mushrooms, forest lunches, wine tasting, 4WD tag-along trips and Renzaglia's famous Harvest Long Lunch returns For details www.visitoberon.com/events/field-to-forest-oberon-2021-2/. The Oberon Winemakers and Brewers Trail Open Days are being held April 10, 17 and 24 (boutique vineyards, breweries and distilleries only; no large-scale cellar doors!) Booking info www.eventbrite.com.au/e/oberon-winemakers-and-brewers-trail-tickets-142453942577.
After a stellar performance at last year's Inland Sea of Sound festival, talented singer-songwriter Imogen Clark will return to Bathurst with a set of honest, pop-infused rock tunes. She'll be at The Victoria Bathurst on Saturday, March 27. Doors to the event will open at 6pm. Tickets cost $15 and are available from www.thevictoriabathurst.com.au.
Sculptures by the Bush
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What will you spot this year when Sculptures by the Bush springs to life? A cartoon character, recycled metal animals ... or funky mailboxes. It's quite the sight to see, and there will be a digital map for you to follow. There are three categories - hay bale art, farm art and scarecrows. Which will be your favourite? School holidays, April 11-18. Various around Blayney Shire. Fancy putting in an entry? Entries close on Sunday 28 March with judging on Thursday April 1. Check with the council for details. Application forms can be found at https://forms.gle/gFzNXvZdHuRDw7a57
The renowned garden will throw open its gates for visitors to catch the wonders of autumn. See if you can find your way out of the box hedge maze, stroll through the 75 ha of the Hawkins' Family Garden and the Mayfield Garden. Put the stunning Mayfield Family Chapel on your must-see list as well. Mayfield, 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon. Tickets from $15. More details mayfieldgarden.com.au/whatson/autumn-festival.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
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It was postponed (poor Teddy Bears) but now it's back on for April 10. This is going to be a fun family day with activities for kids and their parents. There will be a barbecue lunch and games. One not to be missed. Oberon Common. April 10, 11.30am.