Annual Events in Bathurst:To Do

March          – Bathurst Agricultural Show    
April             – Book Fair                            
June            – Solstice Bagpipes / Farm Fair
July              – Dog Show / Christmas in July
Augst           – Country Affair (2023 video here)
October       – Thicket Festival / October Fest / Halloween 
November   – Music at the Mill
December   – Picnic & Christmas Carols / Ox Braai

Weekly Events in Bathurst

Live music at the Pig & Whistle, 269 Kowie Road, every Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12.00 – 15.00
Book your sunday lunch and enjoy live music every Saturday and Sunday on the Verandah.

Sunday Farmers Market at Just off Centre, 237 Kowie Road, Bathurst every Sunday 9.30 – 12.00.
The Market is open every Sunday, rain or shine. Immerse yourself in the most beautiful outdoor market in Bathurst, now in it’s 20th year. Escape into the Just Off Centre Art Studio & Gallery’s garden and admire the outstanding crafts under the trees. Here you will also be able to get some quality locally sourced ingredients, handmade crafts and organic products. Sit and enjoy the beautiful garden with a cuppa & some of the refreshments on offer or browse the outstanding artworks in the Gallery.

FoodRestaurants, Coffee Shops & Take aways

Restaurant, Coffee Shop,Take Away, Licensed, Wifi

Bathurst Arms                         York Road. 082 357 2871                     RLW
Fish Shack                                Kowie Road. 071 444 972                    T
Kingston Farm                         Shaw Park Road. 083 262 4813          RCLW
Shelley’s Family Restaurant  Kowie Road                                             RW     
Lucky Bean                               Kowie Road. 082 853 4109                  CW
Pig and Whistle                        Kowie Road. 046 625 0673                  RLW
Pizza Place                               Trappes Street. 084 051 6063             RT
That Coffee Place                    Trappes Street. 061 191 5174             CW
The Little Bistro                        York Road. 076 597 7085                    RW
The Pie Place                            Kowie Road.                                           T 
The Ploughman Pub                Trappes Street. 072 830 9177             RLW

For more information on Things to do in Bathurst and upcoming Events,  check out our events calendar here…

Article written by Leathicia Venter on 12th October 2023:
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