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February 2, 2023
It's finally arrived! Early Bird tickets for those travelling to the festival, including coach bookings, are on sale now via the Australian Celtic Festival (ACF) website. Local and New England High Country resident tickets will go on sale from 1 March 2023. Buy tickets now.
The Australian Celtic Festival was thrilled to be informed that we were successful in our application for grant funding from the NSW Government Regional Events Acceleration Fund to engage extra high-profile entertainers and experiences as well as improve the visitor experience regarding access and inclusivity.
Highlands HUB programs regular workshops and training events. Community organisations and local businesses are invited to get in contact to discuss specific training and development needs that the HUB may be able to support. To enquire, visit in person at 167 Grey Street, Glen Innes, or send an email to [email protected].
Highlands HUB is a co-working facility that offers both short and long-term bookings of desks, offices, meeting rooms, a board room, and a training room. The space features a community co-working lounge and kitchenette and is perfect for meetings, training and events, with local catering options available.
The Attract Connect Stay program continues to kick enormous goals, having already changed many people's working lives here in Glen Innes by encouraging medical professionals to experience the ultimate work-life balance so they can practice medicine in a way that matches their lifestyle. They are currently seeking vocationally and generally registered GPs to join our thriving local medical practices. These practices attract the government rural incentives, site visit grants and financial relocation assistance.
Glen Innes is expected to attract the following number of visitors to the region during the first half of 2023. These figures are provided for accommodation providers and businesses involved in providing products and services to the visitor economy. This information may assist you with staffing, stock preparation, and marketing.
Being at the crossroads of the Gwydir and New England Highway has its advantages in that our town can leverage the influx of visitors heading to Major events around NSW. Some recent events included the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tenterfield Show, and Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival.
The New England High Country Visitor Guide has been going like hotcakes and has been a welcomed accompaniment for our visitors journey throughout Glen Innes and New England High Country during January.
Visit our online events calendar to find details of upcoming events in Glen Innes Highlands. Event details that appear on this calendar feed through from events listed online via the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), which allows event organisers to leverage a wider audience. It's free, so register today!
The Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) works in unison with landholders, local government agencies, and Federal and State government departments such as the Department of Environment & Climate Change and Office of Water, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.
Tourism Australia, in partnership with Ecotourism Australia, is dedicated to a pathway of sustainability, engaging all tourism businesses to measure where they are in their sustainable tourism journey, and inviting businesses to complete the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard program. More info
In keeping with the momentum of ensuring regional NSW continues and remains the best place to visit, live, work, play and raise a family, the NSW government has unveiled a new strategy. Our Vision for Regional Communities is a three-year action plan. More info.
We all see the benefits events bring to our town with accommodation, retail, food and beverages being sought-after by visitors. It is interesting to read in an Austrade report, just how much events really do contribute to the visitor economy. These benefits go beyond direct revenue and event attendees spend twice as much per night as holiday visitors. More info
The Australian Standing Stones Management Board keep a pretty tight schedule making sure that they continue to acknowledge and celebrate Celtic nation's national days with flag lowering ceremonies. Here are a few to keep in mind in the coming months:
The Chapel Theatre Open Mic Night events have been building over the months into a regular scene for local musos and fans of new music. The talent pool here in Glen Innes is phenomenal for a town of its size and all are welcome to check out how they do it from 6.30pm on Friday 3 February. Registration is open on the night. For more information follow Glen Innes Chapel Theatre's Facebook page.
Live music is back at the Great Central Hotel and they are hosting many fine bands and musicians throughout February and March. Upcoming performances: 3pm Saturday 4 February - Matt Scullion. All ages welcome. 7pm Saturday 18 February - Mud Band 6pm Friday 10 March - The Chestfeeders
An action-packed three-day program is planned for our 'Royal of the North' Agricultural Show at the Glen Innes Showgrounds taking place Friday 10 February until Sunday 12 February
Located at the Glen Innes Agricultural Show, Gourmet Fiesta is the place to experience regional artisan products like local gins, black garlic and cool climate olives. This year celebrity cook Roberta Muir will be bringing her gastronomic excellence to the marquee with cooking demonstrations on Friday and Saturday. Also appearing is Peter Gross from Black Pearl epicure in Brisbane who will be presenting a cheese appreciation session. Bring a big shopping bag and appetite, as this is a year not to miss! Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February. More info
The next performances by Matt Scullion during his free 'A Night Out On Us' tour is at 4pm on Saturday 18 February at the Glen Elgin Sports Ground and 3pm Sunday 19 February at the Pinkett Community Hall. Guests can also enjoy local support acts and a free sausage sizzle. He has been wooing locals since December, so if you havent caught this amazing tour you still have time! We encourage accommodation providers to let their guests know if staying in town, as this is a great opportunity to explore our hamlets and historic halls. Proudly funded by the NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.
Running until 24 February, the Glen Innes Art Gallery is proud to present its SUMMER exhibition. These displays are filled with endless creations from artists who have been inspired by reflecting on our summer days. From photography to all mediums of painting and drawing, including pottery work and card making, this exhibition is one to catch. More info
The Glen Innes Country Women's Association is celebrating 100 years with a free luncheon at 11am on Monday 27 February at the Glen Innes Town Hall with guest speakers, entertainment and displays. If you would like to attend this momentous milestone and be part of the celebration, please contact M Shumack on 0417 067 992. Proudly funded by the NSW Government and supported by Glen Innes Severn Council.
A splash of creativity is resurfacing in the Deepwater district, with a team of locals gearing up to deliver the town’s beloved art show again in autumn 2023. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this amazing display, from established artists as well as opportunities to enter your own work. The 2023 Deepwater Art Show is held from Friday 31 March until Tuesday 4 April 2023. For more information, including workshops and how to get involved, visit their website or Facebook page.
We encourage all accommodation providers, event organisers, tourism operators and hospitality businesses (e.g. cafes, restaurants, pubs) to register with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) to list their own businesses, experiences and events. It's FREE and allows you to easily increase your online exposure and have your business seen by more travellers. Listing your accommodation and event with ATDW also ensures this information displays on the Glen Innes Highlands website. If you require assistance with this process, email our team at [email protected].
Do you have a creative practice or run workshops in Glen Innes Highlands? Arts North West Connect is an online registry promoting creatives, venues, organisations and technical skills in the New England North West. Register here.
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Encourage visitors to our region to visit the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre, where they can chat with a friendly local and browse local products, gifts and souvenirs. They can also view our online events calendar and information about local experiences on the Glen Innes Highlands website,
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