The Festival of Braidwood

A Celebration of Braidwoods Heritage

News - Festival of Braidwood Parade
Event Date: 
5 May 2012 - 6 May 2012

The Festival of Braidwood is a celebration of Braidwood and district’s heritage and culture, from the earliest Australian settlers, through the gold rush years, federation and to the present.

The district was discovered by Europeans in the 1820’s and settled in the late 1820’s and 1830’s. The village of Braidwood, named after Dr. Thomas Braidwood Wilson, a highly respected pioneer of the district, was gazetted in 1839.

The whole of the village was heritage listed in 2006. Braidwood is located halfway between Canberra in the ACT and Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW. It is a restful country township that has a lot to offer and the festival showcases the town's local arts and crafts, characters and history.

Festival activities will take place in Braidwood's Ryer park and amongst the many exciting events are demonstrations of whip making, candle making, blade shearing, traditional woodcrafts, pioneer furniture manufacturing, blacksmithing, spinning, coopering, Vintage engines, cars trucks and tractors. A wide variety of stalls will be selling arts and crafts goods on the day.

Braidwood is the perfect halfway stopping point on the Kings Highway when travelling between Canberra and Batemans Bay and the stunning coastal villages of the NSW south coast.

Continue your heritage tour - Gold Rush Colony Mogo (45 mins from Braidwood).

Make the most of a weekend break over the Braidwood Festival weekend and include a visit to The Original Gold Rush Colony at Mogo on the NSW South Coast. 

Explore the 1850"s gold rush theme park and pan for gold. Discover the Braidwood connection and learn about the notorious Australian bush rangers, the Clarke Brothers, who were Braidwood lads and roamed from Braidwood and Araluen to Mogo.

Extend your stay in our onsite cabins or bunkrooms which offer south coast holiday accommodation in a tranquil bush setting. Guests choosing to stay in our accommodation have free entry into our gold rush village.

More Details
Location: 
Ryer Park, Braidwood NSW
Hosted By: 
The Festival of Braidwood Committee
Contact Details: 
Michelle or Chris, 0248 421048