THE Barellan community is looking forward to bringing back a much-loved event in 2021.
The Barellan Good Old Days Festival has been given the green light to be held in 2021.
The Barellan Working Clydesdale committee met recently to confirm they were going ahead with the event and elect the executive for 2021 with Bruce Bandy returning as president.
The committee has announced gate entry, camping and exhibitor bookings will be taken on line from May 1.
Scheduled for October 2 and 3 at the Barellan Showground, the Good Old Days Festival is now the largest single-tourism event in the region, drawing visitors from all Australian states and territories to enjoy an authentic pioneering heritage experience.
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Mr Bandy said the new amenities block was almost completed and a new kitchen would be installed in the Carroll pavilion before the festival.
"We were excited and fortunate to see our showground receive funding of $244,992 from the NSW government's showground stimulus to build new toilets and amenities," he said.
"This construction is well underway and will be a welcome improvement for our 2021 festival."
The festival is one of the greatest displays of draught animals in the one spot in the nation with heavy horses of many breeds, bullocks, camels, donkeys, mules and goats working in harness, under saddle and in-hand.
Mr Bandy, along with Australian Draught horse breeder Steve Johnson, will also soon be taking a team of heavy horses and a wool wagon to stage a heritage display at the Sydney Royal Show on April 1 to 12.
Accompanying them will be Barellan Working Clydesdales committee member David Irvin with his vintage tractor and Furphy water cart train.
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