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Thunderbolt's Festival

Saturday the 28th of October

VENUE: Bridge Street and Alma Park, Uralla. TIME: 10.30am. See below for programme of events. For more information, phone 02 6778 6420 or email visit@uralla.com.

10.30am - Fleet Warbirds Street Parade: theme: Fairies & Elves; Street Parade: Oxley Riders local motorcycle group will lead parade and is the start of Poker Run, Hot Rods, Classic cars, circus performers, Captain Thunderbolt, The Fairy Lady, Dr Hubbles Bubbles, fire engines, schools and community groups

Official Opening - Adam Marshall MP, Member of Nothern Tablelands

Markets in Alma Park - All food is provided by: Friends of McMaughs; tea, sandwiches and slices; new BBQ taste sensations; Uralla Central School P&C (BBQ and drinks); St Josephs Primary School (BBQ and drinks); Rocky River Primary School (home-made baked delights and lollies; Uralla Lions (Fairy Floss)

Paws Up Dog High Jump

The Fairy Lady – Make your wish

12.00pm - Shep Huntly Master Showman performance

Regional Bank Australia Stage: Jug Addicts with their unique brand of jug music; face painting; Ride-on Mower Challenge; New England Antique & Machinery Club display

Alma Park Activities: $2 Thunderbolt Wristband is entry for all activities - rock climb; giant treasure maze; jumping castles (one for big kids and one for littlies); giant dual slide; merry-go-round

1.00pm - Hula Hoop Competition (any age group - hoops supplied - cash prizes - free giveaway hoops)

2.00pm - Pheonix Foundry Billycart Derby - prizes for everyone

New England Brewery Tasting - open 11.00am and Pizza Kitchen open 11.30am

4.00pm - Oxley Riders Bike & Custom Car Show at Rear Top Pub - Oxley Riders are a small, not- for-profit club based in Walcha, with members from Uralla, Armidale, Hunter Valley and Southern QLD. It has no affiliation with any other club or organisation. Its aim is to better the image of motorcycles and motorcyclists in general, encourage safe riding and to promote the lifestyle of enjoyable recreational rides.

3.30-4.00pm - Bail Up Poker Run returns to Uralla

Top Pub Band;  Mr T. and Open Mic competition;
Bottom Pub - real pub grub available

8.30pm - Uralla Bowlo - HOLY SMOKE FIREWORKS - at rear of Uralla Bowling Club (carpark at rear)

No matter what time of year you visit, chances are there will be an event or festival in or around Armidale. Events not to be missed include the Autumn Festival, Flix in the Stix, Armidale International Film Festival and A Day On the Green. Other great annual events include Australia Day Festivals in each centre, Armidale Jockey Club's Autumn Racing Festival, Armidale Youth Orchestra Garden Party, New England Outdoor Expo and the NEGS Equestrian events. Do you organise an event that you would like included in the calendar? Please email us.

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