WHILE you would have to be brave to dip a toe in the water at Wyangala Dam with winter starting to settle in, there will still be plenty of people making the trip to the popular waterway in time for the annual Wyangala Fireworks and Bonfire Night.
Celebrating 10 years of fun and fireworks, the June Long Weekend will once again see the sky lit up in a dazzling display as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations, and there is an amazing range of entertainment and activities on offer for people of all ages.
The Wyangala Country Club will host a magnificent gala day full of golf with the chance to win cash and some amazing prizes. For those who rate themselves handy with a club, there is the Ambrose event with teams of two battling it out over the nine hole course.
There will also be the Morgan Insurance Shoot Out with hole-in-one and nearest to the pin prizes up for grabs. If you aren't the best golfer around, you can always try your luck at the Wyangala Golf Ball Drop where 600 golf balls will be dropped from a cherry picker with $8000 in prize money on offer.
The Ambrose event will tee off at 10.00am and costs $5 per player, the Shoot Out will begin at 1.00pm with a gold coin donation for each ball, while the Golf Ball Drop will take place at 2.30pm with balls costing $20 per entry. Visitors are also welcome to play Mufti Bowls at 11.00am, which is just $5 to play.
As the sun starts to go down, things will really kick into gear with talented Central West musician, Oli Statham, entertaining the crowd. With a solid reputation across the region for laid back folk, rock and soul accompanied by driving beats and bass, Oli will hit the stage at 4.00pm and shortly after the huge bonfire will be lit.
Before the fireworks being, the kids can spend their afternoon and evening playing on jumping castles and eating fresh popcorn, while mum and dad enjoy a delicious coffee, warm soup and tasty sausage sizzle.
At 6.30pm the fireworks will brighten the night sky and fill it with colour, in what has become one of the best and most popular fireworks displays in the Central West. After the display, more entertainment will be on offer at the Wyangala Country Club.
The Wyangala Fireworks and Bonfire night will be a COVID-safe event and visitors will be required to sign in using a QR code or sign a register on entry. It is a free event, however money raised along with any donations are used to ensure the family-friendly event can continue in future years.