AS THE Easter long weekend quickly approaches the smell of hot cross buns becomes even more tantalising, The Irrigator has compiled a list of some of things residents can do in the shire this weekend.
Balloons glorious balloons
It wouldn't be an Easter in Leeton without the magnificent site of hot air balloons gracing our skies.
Morning and afternoon flying will be held, with joy flights available.
The balloons will take off from the St Francis College ovals, but it is dependant on weather conditions.
Scope out some inspiration
The Leeton Water Wheel Garden Club will hold its annual open gardens event on Easter Monday.
Six gardens will feature.
Tickets are $20 for all or $5 per individual garden.
The Penny Paniz Arts Acquisitive Competition and Exhibition will be held throughout the long weekend.
It can found at the Leeton Multipurpose Centre from 10am to 4pm daily, with entry a gold coin donation.
Dinner under the stars
The Leeton Golf Club will host "A Night Under the Stars" on Easter Saturday.
The dinner event will be held on the green of the 11th hole.
Tickets are available for $80 per person from the Leeton Visitor Information Centre.
The Brobenah Burnout pad will host the Clinton Rowley Memorial burnouts competition on Easter Saturday.
Entries for competitors have closed, but the action-packed afternoon is sure to delight all ages.
The event will get underway from 3pm on Easter Saturday.
Car enthusiasts unite
The MIA Cruisers car club will hold an Easter Saturday show and shine in the No. 1 Oval car park for residents to enjoy.
Coffee, food, a jumping castle and memorabilia will add to the fun. Gold coin entry.
Skills and thrills
The Riverina Skate Championships will be held on Easter Monday at the Leeton Skate Park.
Competitors of all ages are welcome to sign up and take part on the day across several categories from 11am to 4pm.
Mini fun for the whole family
The Yanco miniature trains at the town's Powerhouse Museum will run on Easter Sunday from 10am to 2pm at $2 per ride.
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