HAS BEEN POSTPONED
2012 WHEELS ON WOODENBONG (WoW) FESTIVAL POSTPONED
Wow Festival organisers have had to postpone the WoW Festival to have been conducted on 29/30th September at the Showgrounds, off Lindesay Creek Road Woodenbong NSW. The second annual family friendly MTB cycle race and Festival are postponed owing to circumstances beyond its control. When Tailwinds Promotions advised that rider numbers were insufficient to stage the competition. Changes to the date of the Official Queensland State Competition was the major factor in the postponement as riders were unable to compete at the Official Queensland State championships and the Woodenbong MTB competition, so the Queensland State competition took precedent.
The WoW Committee on behalf of the Urbenville and Woodenbong Progress Associations are understandably disappointed as the community was looking forward to the MTB event and as a consequence considerable time and money has been expended.
However, the event was such a success in the past that the WoW Festival committee plans to schedule an even more successful event in the future.The objective of the MTB event within the Wow Festival is to raise funds to complete first class cycling infrastructure in the Woodenbong/Urbenville area.
(quote) “As disappointed as we are the event cancellation for this weekend we are confident that when we hold WoW Festival 2013 it will be better than ever” says Lee Furlong, Event Spokesman. “We also wish to thank most sincerely those persons and entities that have contributed so much already. They are;
Twisted Tucker (our caterers), Redback Cycles, Woodenbong Showgrounds Trust, Woodenbong Hotel, Rathdowney Historical Society, Urbenville Historical Society, Dr. Lindy Piggen, Calamia Collectables, Enviro Survival, and the members of the WoW Organising Committee 2012”
for further information please contact Lee Furlong, 07 5679 5446 or 0407430621
Lee Furlong, Event Coordinator
Wheels on Woodenbong
"WoW Festival 2012"
Celebration of the 'Australian Year of the Farmer' with a 'Heritage Picnic' 30th Sept
Wow Festival, 28th, 29th and 30th September 2012
at Woodenbong Showground, Woodenbong NSW, 2476
Friday evening 28th September will feature live music for the early arrivals at the Showgrounds and local folk alike, the Wow Cafe for food service and bar service will be operating.
Saturday 29th features Mountain Bike Competitions Featuring Bike events organised by our Partner Tailwind Promotions: a MTB 4 hour Endurance Ride all ages begins at 1:00pm, & 1-4 hour Junior MTB ride for ages 12 to 15. A portion of the MTB track is through the north part of the Showground so attendees can view the race.
Saturday also features an active SeminarTent with Jenny De Greenlaw as MC with topical talks and demo's, theme stalls, lifestyle stalls, a business Expo of local businesses, historical displays and massage.
Saturday the famed 'Yowie Country Markets' are on in the middle of the town of Woodenbong. We encourage you to visit this award winning Market.
Saturday evenings activities features a BBQ serving both traditional carnivore fare and vegetarian/vegan BBQ options at the WoW Cafe with bar service and musical entertainment. BBQ opens at 6:30 pm and the evening program is from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. MTB winners presentations will take place at 7:00 pm.
Sunday 30th for the cycle riders features Recreational Rides with competition sections for the cyclists to Toloom Falls, Urbenville and return.
Sunday's Festival theme at the Showgrounds is Celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer - "Heritage Picnic" The proceedings will centre upon the Seminar Tent in the centre of the Festival. MC for the day will be well known identity, Tom Moody.
A time to celebrate the achievements of our farmers, past, present and future
Sunday features a Heritage Exhibitions and Picnic to celebrate the achievements of our farmers beginning at 10:00 am. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Lindy Piggin who will speak on "preparing youth for the challenge of the 21st century"
The entire proceedings will be video'd for the purpose of utilising the video for Promotion, PR and 'Getting the Messages from the Farming Community OUT for presentation to Governments and Media. Video and audio interviews will be undertaken with the districts farming families to preserve forever the farming history of the area. Interviews will be lodged with Historical Societies and with the National Library in Canberra. WoW Festival is a Proud Supporter of the Australian Year of the Farmer and the Heritage Exhibition and Picnic is our salute to our FARMERS. Are you a farmer and have something to say; DO COME and let your views be known. The Showgrounds will be showing off its Recreation & Wholesome Lifestyles stalls and exhibits, Business Expo, and some of the Yowie Country Markets.
Especially for the bikers
29th – 1:30 pm MTB 4 hour Endurance ride for all ages, and a 1-4 hour Junior MTB ride for ages 12 to 15
30th – 9:00 am Clarence Way Classic – option of 2 rides from Woodenbong > Unbenville >Toolum Falls & return — lunch on the way at Urbenville Pub.
Festival Highlights include:
* Seminar Tent: 29th program includes presentations about Lifestyles, Farm Safety, Nutrition, Health, Recreational and Cooking Demonstrations, evening BBQ and LIve Entertainment
* Seminar Tent: 30th Celebrating our Farming Heritage, Picnic and Featured Keynote Speaker Dr. Lindy Piggin supporting the Australia Year of the Farmer
* Yowie Country Market stalls in the village of Woodenbong (Sat in town, Sunday at the Showgrounds)
* The WoW Cafe will be open at the Pavilion serving modern country foods and a vegetarian menu all weekend
* Food stalls, organic growers, arts, crafts, recreational exhibits
* Business Expo featuring the districts local industries
* Massage and complementary health practitioners
* Activities for kids everyday, kids corner, clowns & magicians, and lucky dips!
* Offset carbon certificate — buy a tree, we will plant it on your behalf
For further Festival and camping information see this website or at the Wheels on Woodenbong Facebook page.
Competitive and recreational bike riding information and registrations see the website www.tailwindpromotions.com.au
The Woodenbong SHOWGROUND, is located off Lindesay Creek Road (turn at Roseberry Street off the main road) in middle of Woodenbong NSW
Event Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Locality Information: www.woodenbong.org
Yowie Country Markets: www.woodenbong.org/?page_id=42
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