TroutFest planning a great long weekend

Bec and Layla White will perform in Guyra on Saturday September 30th
29th Aug 2023

The organising committee behind the 2023 Guyra TroutFest are putting the finishing touches to what they expect will be a jam packed program of events.
Timed to coincide with the opening of the trout fishing season, the festival will take place over the long weekend from September 29th until October 2nd.
While the festival celebrates the return of the fishing to local streams, it is also an opportunity to celebrate all that is on offer in the Guyra district.
The committee’s main aim is to bring increased business into the town and to promote the Guyra area outside of the region as a destination for tourism and fishing.
Community groups are getting behind the event, to ensure that visitors will be able to enjoy a full weekend of activities.
Kicking off early, the Art Show will open on Tuesday the 26th September in the Lamb & Potato Pavillion on the highway and the Rotary Club’s Book Fair starts on the 29th in the Soldiers Memorial Hall.
Saturday morning will see the town buzzing with the return of markets to Bradley Street, There are already more than 35 stall holders confirmed with local stall holders as well as outside vendors from across the region.
Visitors will be able to delight in associated activities including vintage cars, live music, open gardens, competitions, fishing clinics, tomato farm tours and rides on the heritage train.
Both the Guyra Museum and the Historical Machinery display at the railway station will welcome visitors, while the Neighbourhood Centre will have activities happening in the community garden.
Saturday night will see the return of singer Bec White, accompanied by daughter Layla for a concert at the Australian Poetry Hall of Fame (APOH). Bec is a former Guyra local who performs a huge variety of music across many genres.
Activities continue at the APOH on Sunday with a Poet’s breakfast and youth poetry competition.
If you want to see a full list of what is happening, check out the TroutFest facebook page. The organising committee are hoping for fine weather and a great rollup and are encouraging businesses to get in the spirit with window display and fishy themes.