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Welcome to the 2022 Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

11th to 20th February 2022

Join the community of Orange, NSW and its surrounding villages in a week of bush poetry events for their annual Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February 2022. This will be a special festival as the Rotary Club of Orange is partnering with the Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA) to host the National Bush Poetry Performance Championship competition in association with the Festival.

Banjo Paterson was born in Orange on 17 February 1864 and what more fitting way to celebrate than to gather the best bush poets from across Australia in competition, entertainment and storytelling.

Put the dates in your diary and book accommodation early, as Orange has become a sought-after getaway destination. It offers great scenery, food and wine experiences, historic villages and lovely parks and gardens.

The program is constantly being updated, as the year goes on more events will be added.


12 Feb 2022

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Boree Cabonne historic homestead afternoon tea

The Molong District Historical Society invites you to join them for afternoon tea at Boree Cabonne Homestead. Join them for entertainment and history at Boree Cabonne.
12 Feb 2022

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poetry Brawl

The Molong Advancement Group, Molong Players and Freemasons Hotel present the Poetry Brawl. Judged by National Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes. Entrants must perform a one-minute original poem/lyric/limerick. This poem can be recited, sung or rapped.
12 Feb 2022

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Rosebank Guesthouse Afternoon Entertainment

Hosted in the beautiful gardens of Rosebank Guest House, enjoy local performers bringing to life iconic Australian bush ballads. Live music, poetry, food and drink available. Limited seating so please bring a chair or rug to sit on.
13 Feb 2022

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poet's Brunch and Lunch

Relax in the shade of the trees for real country hospitality. Free entertainment, open mic, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum.


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