Friday, October 26, 2012
Festival Of The Miners Ghost (Outback Festivals)
Cobar, is a vibrant, prosperous and clean mining town with a proud history that owes its very existence to The Great Cobar Mine. The Great Cobar Heritage and Visitor Centre occupy the original mine offices building, your first stop when visit Cobar. Spend a couple of hours here soaking up the mining and pastoral history before looking over the original opencut mine.
Then, celebrate the culture and character of Cobar's annual Festival of the Miners Ghost.
The 2012 festival of the Miner’s Ghost will celebrate the 13th year, and while there were some initial fears that the festival may not happen in 2012, the Festival program will be as full and as enjoyable as past years. Some previous activities will be missing this year, but there are a number of new activities for people to enjoy.
The week will commence on Tuesday 23rd October at 6.00pm with the opening of the Cobar Arts Council and local Schools Art Exhibition. Friday night the Youth Centre will be showing a movie in Drummond Park.
Saturday the Markets in the Youthie will be well supported with a record number of stalls operating and as part of this years markets Browns will be operating a number of carnival rides in Drummond Park, also operating from Drummond Park will be Trike Rides, excitement on three wheels.
On Saturday night the whole family will have the opportunity to sit back in Drummond Park and listen to a number of Local Bands, BBQ , Dagwood Dogs and Cold Drinks will be available. Brown’s carnival rides will still be operating. As the night closes in the Fireworks will explode over the Open Cut.
Sunday will host the now very famous Police Charity Golf Day and if anyone would like to hear some more music the Music Club will be playing at the Railway Station from 2.00pm
The event is a highlight of the Cobar events calender and promises to be another fun filled session this year.
After the Festival why not stay on for a few days to enjoy all this town has to offer - heritage walks and self-drive tours will reward you. Fort Hill Drive; a lookout over town and a working mine, Mt Grenfell, a significant aboriginal art site or some of the rugged landscapes surrounding town. Cobar will surprise you.