Friday Night

Bush Dance at the Trundle Memorial Hall, we revisit the fabulous old time dances! Steve Passfield called the songs, just like the good old days! There was a courtesy bus operating Friday evening, this service is kindly sponsored by the BUSH TRACK BUS COMPANY.


Saturday Night

Filming of a BBC children's television program Yes, it is true, the UK can't get enough of Trundle and they sent a crew to film our iconic event. Their presenters of the programme 'All Over The Place' took part in our 'Master Bush Chef' competition, briging some of their International flair to the competition.  

Bush Cooking Competitions Everyone was invited to enter a delicious dish, which must be cooked using traditional bush methods.  STRICTLY no gas, hot rocks or other artificial means of cooking are to be used. Coals are supplied, as are fires for the cooking competition. NO endangered species are to be used in cooking. Categories included JUNIOR (Aged 10 -16 years) DAMPER,  ENTRÉE, MAIN and DESSERT. Information for entrants is available here. The overall winner - best dish of the day - will receive $1000 cash; PROUDLY DONATED BY AG N VET SERVICES, TRUNDLE.

Essential Energy 'Free Bush Tucker Tasting' The locals cooked up a delicious array of bush tucker, using traditional bush methods. Camel, kangaroo & crocodile! Come along next year to sample the best of the bush... just remember to bring your manners! PROUDLY SPONSORED BY COUNTRY ENERGY AND COOKED LOVINGLY BY ST PATRICK'S SCHOOL TRUNDLE

Trundle Services and Citizens Club 'Celebrity Chef' We were joined by Michael Manners, who is one of Australia's most celebrated chefs. For over 45 years Michael has created cullinary masterpieces in his restaurants in Sydney (Upstairs), the Blue Mountains (Glenella and Table Manners) and then more recently in Orange (Selkirks). Michael wowed the crowd with a showcase of butchering skills, and subsequent cooking, using local spring lamb. With 3 different demonstrations throughout the day. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY TRUNDLE SERVICES AND CITIZENS CLUB.    

Trundle Hotel 'Master Bush Chef'
A special event, with invited teams needing to complete a specified dish within a time limit, using traditional bush methods. Last year's competitors were given a cut of pork, as well as other pantry items, and created amazing dishes within the time limit. PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TRUNDLE HOTEL

Live Entertainment With entertainment on the main stage from lunch time till late, lovers of bush music were served up a musical feast. With the headline act of  Luke O'Shea, as well as Steve Passfield and a special set by Trundle locals, it was a memorable day for music lovers. The night will rocked on with our favorites Rock Bottom, with Pete Riley. 

Competitions Billy Boiling Try your hand at billy boiling, the damper throw, the bushman's relay, tug-o-war and decorated apron competitions. These will run throughout the afternoon and you have to be in it to win it! Prize for best decorated apron (adult): 2 nights accommodation in a premium room at the Cambridge Hotel, Sydney.

Fun and Games for the kids A special 'kids corner' caters for children of all ages, with rides and activities to entertain the most active bush kids! Included in the entertainment is a soft ball pit, jumping castle, and last year JINGLES THE CLOWN was back! As well as an amazing display of jumping dogs, taking part in a high jump like no other. A great way for visitors to the bush to experience a unique skill. PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY TRUNDLE CENTRAL SCHOOL.

Food and market stalls
Food and produce was available for purchase on the day, with market stalls lining the entrance way to the festival. New stall holders are always welcome and should contact the committee to book a site.