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Major Events in Corowa

 

January

Australia Day Weekend

Corowa is the home of federation. Over the Australia day weekend Corowa has a weekend long celebrations. Fireworks at the John Foord Oval and Annual Street Parade are the features of the weekend. Contact the Corowa information centre for more information (02) 60 33 32 21.

Federation Classic tournament at the Corowa Golf Club

The Federation Classic is a 3 day event running Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Australia Day long weekend.

March

Tastes of Rutherglen

This is proudly brought to you by the Winemakers of Rutherglen and major sponsor TAC. The 19 wineries are matched with the skills of our regional chefs. An unbelievable weekend! Every year the wineries and restaurants of the region get together with some of Australia’s best musicians to present this fabulous food and wine festival. If you like great wine, great food, great music and a lot of fun, then don’t miss it!

How it works… Simply buy a Tastes of Rutherglen souvenir glass for $5, available at all wineries, to use and keep. Choose from an amazing selection of wine, food and entertainment and move from winery to winery as you please.

All meals are $15 and are matched perfectly with a complimentary glass of wine. Meals available from 11am — 3pm, desserts till 5pm. Sorry, no BYO picnics or beer.

How to get around? Winery Shuttle Bus, simply hop on and off as you please without the worry of driving. Operating from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday at a cost of $20 each day! For more information please contact the Rutherglen Wine Experience on (02) 6033 6300 or 1800 622 871 or www.rutherglenvic.com.

Easter Weekend

Easter Tournament at the Corowa Golf Club

The Easter Tournament is a  3 day event Running Saturday, Sunday and Monday over Easter.

April

Chomley Davidson Bowl

The Chomley Davidson Bowl has been held annually, on the second Friday in April, for the past 19 years. This is one of the longest running
major events at the Corowa Golf Club, attracting ladies from neighbouring as well as players from across the Riverina, North Eastern Victorian districts and Melbourne. This ladies golf tournament attracts a field of 100+ ladies every time it is held.

Corowa Golf Club Championships

Previous winners include Adam Fraser, James McClean, Peter Downie and Brent O’Donoghue. The event showcases the best of the Corowa Golf Club’s golfers.

June

June Long Weekend

Rutherglen celebrates the Queens birthday with an annual wine festival the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout. The event has grown over the years and is known world wide for the event. Going from humble begins, the event is now held over two days (Saturday & Sunday). This is a weekend of fun and festivities for all ages. With buses going around the winerys! Be quick to book, as generally accommodation over the weekend is hard to find!

Contact the Rutherglen Wine Experience for more information on (02) 6033 6300 or 1800 622 871 or www.rutherglen vic.com

Winter Tournament at the Corowa Golf Club

The Winter Tournament is a  3 day event Running Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the June long weekend.

September

Rutherglen Wine Show

The Rutherglen wine show continues to grow and holds its place as Australia’s second largest wine show. For details on the 2005 show, please contact the Rutherglen Agricultural Society on (02) 6032 8044. Come along and sample some of Australia’s best wines.

October

Corowa Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society Show

The show is growing in numbers year by year and this year promises to be even bigger and better.

November

Young Bloods of Rutherglen

The younger generation of some of Rutherglen’s oldest wine families. On day one, join the Young Bloods for a fabulous feast and learn the art of matching wine and food. Sample your way around the regional produce stalls and compare Rutherglen’s great wines at the Producers’ Picnic on the Sunday. An enjoyable and indulgent weekend for the young and young at heart. www.rutherglen.vic.com

Corowa Races

Melbourne Cup Weekend.

The Corowa Races is the place to be. The event has TAB (NSW) on course with local betting facilities and with no B.Y.O. With the Calcutta on Monday Night at the Corowa Golf Club were the Melbourne cup horses are auctioned and bought. For more information contact the Corowa Golf Club (02) 60 33 14 66.