A small but dedicated band of volunteers have been busy behind the scenes in preparation for the Festival of Braidwood on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27.
With over 150 Quilts prepped and ready to hang throughout the town on Saturday for the 22nd Annual Airing of the Quilts, fingers are crossed for fine weather. (22°C and sunny is the forecast).
This year the Festival has expanded to include a large craft market in the Braidwood Central School gymnasium. The Auto Show will showcase local a visiting cars at St Bede's oval. There will be pony rides, markets in Ryrie Park, carriage ride, and exhibitions in many venues.
Braidwood Ceramic Artists will be hosting a ‘Spring Studio Sale’ with an exhibition of new works including tableware and sculptural pieces. A pop up gallery will be showing works by Penny Crawford, Christine Dimmer and Lorraine Yewdall. fYRE Gallery will be displaying ‘Kitchenalia’ showcasing the work of print-maker Sharon Okines.
Visitors at the Braidwood Regional Arts Group gallery will have the opportunity to meet their favourite characters, including Snow White, Cinderelle, Aurora and Star Wars.
The National Theatre will be hosting a quilt and textile display, alongside a fabric sale and a raffle quilt.
The Garlic Fiesta stall will be on the corner of Duncan and Wallace, but fresh young local garlic will also be available at other businesses in the street and the markets, and special garlic dishes will be available at eateries.
Central School students will be out handing out maps for visitors.
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