Festival at capacity in 2024

Committee members Steve Mepham, Gwyneth Pearson, Julie Gittoes and Chris Bell inspecting the newly installed deep fryers in the food gazebo
16th Jan 2024

Rotary Park in Guyra has been transformed overnight as the town prepares for the running of the annual Lamb and Potato Festival.
The site was a hive of activity on Tuesday as stallholders arrived and volunteers put the finishing touches ahead of the opening on Wednesday morning.
President of the Lamb and Potato Festival committee Steve Mepham said they are confident that this year’s festival will continue to gain the support of the travelling public on their way to and from Tamworth for the Country Music Festival and returning from summer holidays north and south.
“The festival site is at full capacity with about 40% of those being new this year, so there will be a fair bit of new stuff for visitors to see,” Steve said.
“We are ready to kick off on Wednesday morning for breakfast and will continue every day from 7.30am until 7.30pm with hot food from the gazebo.
“There will be music running every day of the festival and the stalls will be open for business. We are expecting visitors from all over, including bus groups from many towns.”
“At the end of the day, I hope that people have a good time, the stallholders are happy and that we make budget to ensure the festival can continue to be held.”
Visitors to Guyra will be able to enjoy a range of activities over the twelve days of the festival including daily rides on the rail trike operated by the Guyra and District Historical Society or a visit the CWA Art Exhibition at GALA.

The Burgess Garage car museum will be open daily while the Guyra Museum will be open on both weekends as well as Australia Day.
Special activities are planned for both weekends. The Antique Machinery Rally and Swap Meet has moved to the first weekend of the festival and will take place on January 21st and 22nd.
There will also be a mini bike and car show in Rafters car park featuring Harley Davidsons on January 21st.
The second weekend will be a big weekend which will include the popular Show and Shine in Bradley St, Model Trains in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Military Vehicles, and live music both at the festival site and in Bradley St.
The festival runs from January 17th to January 28th.