10 – NSW SES Queanbeyan Unit Open Day

Volunteers will display a wide range of skills including storm and water damage response, first aid, search and rescue techniques, operations, logistics and more. Chat to the dedicated volunteers and enjoy the free BBQ!

Saturday October 26, 11am – 2pm

34 Erin St, Queanbeyan

https://www.facebook.com/events/657508518104483/

Cost: free

 

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9 – Kippax Monster Garage Sale

Supporting the work of the Kippax Uniting community, this great day of family fun offers thousands of great bargains, yummy food and activities for the kids. A car boot sale has also been added, adding more to browse! There’ll be clothing, craft supplies, books, kitchenware, electrical items and more, at bargain prices.
Saturday October 26, 8am – 1pm

Kippax Uniting Church

https://www.facebook.com/kippaxmonstergaragesale/

 

8 – French Australian Preschool Fete

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There’ll be all the usual favourites and plenty more at the French Australian Preschool Fete! Check out the lucky dip, cake stall, face painting, pre-loved books, international food, a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, garden stall, handmade goods and more!

Saturday October 26, 10am – 2pm

31 Astrolabe St, Red Hill

https://www.facebook.com/events/623491341380416/

 

7 – Alpaca Magic Open Day

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The alpacas and llamas will roam amongst the guests with the newborn babies on display too! Get up close with the animals, give them lots of cuddles, feed them carrots and take lots of selfies! The gorgeous donkeys will also be there. Take a picnic and relax in the garden or take a few coins and buy a sausage sandwich from the Lions Club BBQ! There’ll also be spinning, felting and weaving demonstrations, as well as face painting.

Sunday October 27, 11am – 3pm

2771 Sutton Rd, Sutton

http://www.alpacamagic.com.au/open-days/

 

6 – Canberra Caravan and Camping Expo

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Exhibition Park gets transformed into the finest exhibition of recreational vehicles, outdoor gear and holiday spots! Check out over 150 exhibitors with great show specials all in one place. With summer just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to prepare for your next holiday! Chat to product experts, check out their displays and compare options.

October 25 – 27, 9am – 5pm

Exhibition Park

Caravan & Camping Expos in February


Cost: Adults $15, Concession $10, Kids 16 and under are free

5 – Federal Golf Club Community Spring Launch

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A beautiful day to picnic on the golf course! There’ll be lots to see and do like live music, food stalls, wine tasting, a spit roast, BBQ, giveaways, a jumping castle, face painting and more. A fun day for all!

Sunday October 27, entertainment starts from 3pm

Federal Golf Club

Community Spring Launch

 

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4 – Nara Candle Festival

Celebrating 26 years of the Sister City relationship between Canberra and Japan, visitors will be mesmerised by Japanese music and enchanting lighting. The festival brings together Japanese and Australian cultures with arts and crafts like calligraphy, lantern making, origami and furoshiki. As the sun sets, 3,000 candles bathe the park in candlelight, forming a rich centrepiece, symbolising the strength and importance of the sister city relationship.

Saturday October 26, 4pm – 9pm

Canberra Nara Peace Park in Lennox Gardens

http://events.act.gov.au/nara

 

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3 – Red White Amber & Blues Festival

A huge 3 day event showcasing the best talent from the who’s who of Aussie blues. Enjoy tunes from top blues and roots artists, cold beers, delicious wines and great food. An amazing weekend of music, food and drink! Featuring a range of artists including Russell Morris, Chain, Phil Manning, Dreamboogie, Mark Easton, the James Southwell Band and many more!

October 25 – 27

The George Harcourt Inn

http://www.georgeharcourt.com/content/blues-fest-canberra

Cost: check website for details

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2 – Gundaroo Music Festival

A family friendly big day out raising money for Motor Neurone Disease. There’ll be non-stop entertainment with live bands, a kids zone, spectacular fireworks display, market stalls, international food stalls, extreme 4WD display and more. Among the performers – The Black Sorrows, Chasing Giants, Daryl James, a John Farnham tribute by Mike Vee and more! Catch the free shuttle bus from Gungahlin!

Saturday October 26, 10am – 10pm

67 Cork St, Gundaroo

https://gundaroomusicfestival.com/

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Cost: Adult $33.15, Concession and Junior $22.95, Family $78.50

 

1 – Oktoberfest

Come eins come all to Oktoberfest 2019 – a traditional German experience! Enjoy authentic German beer, traditional German foods, German music and dance, amusement rides and more. Organisers have a feast ready with 4000 sausages, 2500 pretzels and 1000 potato pancakes! There’ll also be a range of competition including Miss Oktoberfest, Beardmeister, Strong Man, Fingerhakeln, etc. Take advantage of free buses from Canberra City, Tuggeranong, Woden and Bungendore. Wunderbar!

October 25 – 27

Queanbeyan Showgrounds

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http://www.oktoberfestcbr.com.au/

Cost: check website for details