MARCH MUST DO’S
What’s On In The Southern Highlands In March 2020
We are soooo happy to be leaving THAT summer behind! Who else is well and truly ready for the cooler days and nights that autumn brings us?
March is the perfect time to go exploring locally, especially seeing many of our amazing Highlands businesses need a bit of extra love and support after the last few months. So here's a fabbo list of some of our picks of awesome things to do in March. If you're inviting friends and family from afar to visit, this list will help sort out your itineraries along with our Event Directory which is updated all the time with lots of cool things to see and do.
Let's show off our beautiful Southern Highlands and help local businesses get back on top!
HARVEST TIME // Wine Harvest Feast at Far Ago Hill Winery
It’s wine harvesting time in the Southern Highlands and to celebrate this special season, Highland Harvest Feasts brings you Wine Harvest Feast on March 21 – an amazing long lunch in amongst the vineyards of Far Ago Hill Winery at Canyonleigh. Such a unique opportunity to celebrate our local producers, beautiful environment and community connections, and have fun doing it!
DANCE TO THIS // 70’s Unplugged & Electrified at Mittagong RSL
Time to get the platforms and flares out of the back of the cupboard – we know you’ve still got them!! It doesn’t matter if you were a flower child or drank whisky and rye, this show at the Mitta RSL on March 8 will take you back to a more peaceful (and cheaper!) time with the awesome Stephen Fisher-King and his fab band performing songs from The Carpenters through to The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Cat Stevens and more.
COUNTRY DAY OUT // Robbo Show & Moss Vale Show
Two of our local country shows are on this month. Head to the Robbo Show on 13-14 March and the Mossy Show on 20 – 22 March for some good old-fashioned country show fun. Wood chopping, ute musters, sideshow alley, cake comps, art exhibitions, chook washing… you name it, these shows have got it!
MAKE THIS // Castle Handmade Crochet Open Studio
Everything old is new again and a new generation is discovering the mindfulness and creativity hits they get from crocheting. Elizabeth opens up her gorgeous studio in Wingello for crochet lovers and newbies. Cuppas, cakes and crocheting – that sounds like one big warm hug right there!
SUPPORT THIS // In Conversation With Ben Quilty & Jenny Bott AO
Ben Quilty and Jenny Bott AO will be sharing their passion, vision and plans for our new Southern Highlands Regional Gallery at this special evening. A fundraiser for the gallery, there will be an energetic live auction of stunning artworks generously donated by Ben, Del Kathryn Barton, John Olsen, Guy Maestri and more! A great way to support this awesome local initiative.
GRAND OPENING // Family Fun Day At Gubbins Pulbrook Mitre 10 Moss Vale
This hardware on Berrima Road has had quite the makeover! To celebrate, the team at Gubbins Pulbrook Mitre 10 are hosting a family fun day and guess who’s coming?? The Dulux Dog!! The gorgeous big hairy one on the tele! Oh, and Scott Cam will be there too! There’ll be face painting, a jumping castle, dress up comps, demos, giveaways and – this is our favourite bit – 20% of all sales on the day will be donated to the Southern Highlands Rural Fire Service. Fabulous!
LISTEN TO THIS // Bowral Autumn Music Festival
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know your Bach from your Beethoven, there is something for everyone at the Bowral Autumn Music Festival – international soloists, leading Australian ensembles and fresh new classical talent– go to one performance or get your classical music fix and go to all 9 concerts!
MAKE IT SNAPPY // It’s In Our Hands Photographic Exhibition at Retford Park
Oh wow….an amazing photographic exhibition is coming to Retford Park in March! Matthew Willman is a crazy talented photographer whose work focuses on telling the story of Africa – he was commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to work with Nelson Mandela himself at one point! Now, Matthew’s work and life is dedicated to saving the black and white rhino’s of Africa. There are so many ways to immerse yourself in the passion and meaning behind Matthew’s work at Retford Park with an exhibition of stunning and evocative images, day tours, a doco screening, group and intimate dinner parties. Amazing!
RIDE AND SHINE // The Bowral Loop
Crisp autumn mornings are perfect riding weather. Get out on the bike before the rest of the Highlands wakes up and ride with a group. This social bunch start at Mezz Bar Café in Corbett Plaza at 6:30am on Saturdays and 7:00am (you can have a sleep in!) on Sundays – check in with the guys at The Fixed Wheel before you go because times can change and there are other routes they do too. If you want to head off yourself or with a mate, check out our article on The Bowral Loop here
MAKE A DIFFERENCE // Earth Hour Sculpture in the Gardens
We love this idea! Earth Hour at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens has become a must do on the event calendar in recent years and we love how every year it throws up something different and thought-provoking. This year, there will Sculpture in the Gardens with amazing creations made from at least 80% recycled materials. There are also kids workshops , sustainability stalls, live music, a sauso sizzle (because is it even an event without a sauso sizzle??) and bar facilities – oooooh!
LEARN THIS // Make-up classes at Siva Beauty & Hair
Who slaps their make-up on and hopes for the best? Our hands may be up here!! If you need a bit of help in that department, Siva’s awesome and super experienced make-up artist, Garth is sharing his techniques, trends and tricks from his 15 years as a make-up pro at Siva’s fab new monthly make-up tutorials! He’ll also teach you how to work with your current make-up products to suit your own style, skin and face shape. How good is that? The next one is on Monday March 16. Oh, and they are running make-up tutorials for small groups too – perfect for a group of friends, sisters, mums and daughters!
SHOP THIS // The SHAC Makers Markets
We love us some makers markets and the SHAC's Makers Markets is a lovely new addition to the Highlands's markets calendar. Conveniently on the same day as the Robertson Village Market, head up to the wonderful SHAC to view the lovely exhibitions, watch some talented makers run their demos, and shop thier lovely hand made products.
SUPPORT THIS // The Fold #SupportLocal Challenge
Not only is this a whole lot of fun, it's a great way to support local businesses in the Southern Highlands. Check it out here.