On the first Saturday in November, the charming village of Rylstone will once again host its fabulous lunch on their tree lined main street. Rylstone, in The Central West of NSW, is one of the earliest villages to hold long table street feasts and this year marks its 13th anniversary. Up to 400 people will sit down for the meal in Louee Street, whilst scores of others browse amongst more than fifty stalls offering a wide range of products. Local artisans display arts and crafts, food, wines, paintings and musicians lend a lively air to the day out.
This is a great opportunity to buy a special Christmas gift, or take home delicious jars of pickles, chutneys or jams. For something different enjoy Gulgong’s Ten Dollar Circus as they perform in the street and invite onlookers to join in a ‘Circus School’ and learn a few tricks.
An annual art exhibition will be held at Hill Top. The only tickets required are for the ‘Long Lunch’, and cost $95 per person they are available from www.rylstonestreetfeast.com.au All other activities are free.
In a region steeped in history it is a great opportunity to book for a long weekend and enjoy the surrounding villages. Kandos and Sofala to name but two have exciting histories and tourist attractions. For accommodation and other activities in the region go to www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au
Sydney to Rylstone is 236 Km and takes approximately 3.5 hours. Mudgee to Rylstone is 57 Km and takes 45 minutes.