Plenty to see and do around Bingara this weekend

June 5, 2014

The June long weekend is traditionally a very busy time in Bingara, and this weekend is shaping up to be no exception.

Action at Upper Horton begins on Friday, with the Upper Horton Dog Trials starting at about lunch time, with the Encourage arena event.

On Saturday, the annual tennis tournament at the Bingara Sporting Club begins.  Tournament Secretary, Jan Miller told the Advocate that entries were down a little “at this stage” (Tuesday), but competition organisers are confident that over 60 competitors will take part in the weekend.

At Upper Horton, the Yard dog and Arena Trials continue. Meals and refreshments will be available each day over the weekend, with meals available at the Upper Horton Sports Club at night.

Free camping is available at the Upper Horton Sports ground.

Sunday is the busiest day of the weekend with a number of events planned.

The Horton dog trials continue, with the annual dog high jump and dog auction to be held at about lunch time.

The annual Myall Creek Massacre commemoration will be held at Myall Creek on Sunday morning.

The public commemoration starts at the Myall Creek hall at 9.30 am, before the walk up the hill to the memorial for the ceremony. Lunch at the Myall Creek Hall after the ceremony will be available.

The guest speaker this year is Dr. Timothy David Reis Bottoms, a professional Historian, researcher, storyteller and humanist.

Sunday afternoon sees the attention move to the Ceramic Break Sculpture Park, between Bingara and Warialda, for the opening of an exhibition of paintings by Indigenous artists, Lloyd Hornsby Gawura and Nick Levy. The exhibition will be open from 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday.

At the Sporting Club the tennis continues, with some very good tennis to watch as the competition gets towards the finals.

Monday will see the conclusion of the weekend’s tennis, and the finals of the dog trials.

For Full Information on all of these events visit the June What’s on page.