[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
Word reaches us that the Canberra Lapidary Club is holding their Rock Swap this weekend at EPIC:
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap is a fun day out for all the family.
It will be held on 13-14 April 2013 from 8.30am to 5.00pm at Wagtail Way, EPIC.
Entry is FREE!
Sieve for sapphires, pan for [...]
Summernats 26 broke a Guinness World Record for the most amount of cars in simultaneous burnout on January 4, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. When the massive blanket of smoke eventually cleared, Chris Sheedy from Guinness World Records told the 10,000 plus crowd that exactly 69 cars had managed to complete a 30 second burnout. Sixty [...]
The ACT Government urges horse owners to be ready to implement their Bushfire Survival Plan tomorrow, Saturday 12 January, 2013, during the EXTREME weather conditions.
In the first instance you should keep your horse/s where it is and follow your paddock bushfire survival plan, or float it out to a pre-arranged safer place.
If you do not [...]
The ACT Government urges horse owners to be ready to implement their own Fire Plan today during the EXTREME weather conditions.
In the first instance you should keep your horse/s were it is or float it out to a pre-arranged safer place.
If neither of those options work, Exhibition Park in Mitchell is now open [...]
The ABC has a story on some sensible sounding changes to the National Folk Festival:
Organisers are shifting the performance venues from the Federal Highway side of Exhibition Park to the Flemington Road area to help rein in the budget.
Mr Flynn says there are several benefits.
“Not being near a residential area [of Watson] it gives [...]
The EPIC Farmers Markets are a religion to many of you. So it’s of vital importance to those people that the opening hours are being extended.
So if you want to get in first for the good stuff it’s now a 7:30am start.
Canberra’s popular Saturday morning market, the Capital Region Farmers Market at Exhibition Park in [...]
Andrew Barr has announced FreeSpirit Management Group, has won the tender to build low-cost tourist accommodation at Exhibition Park.
The site, approximately 14 hectares in size and adjoining EPIC, is located on the corner of the Federal Highway and Wells Station Road.
This development will be a significant boost for EPIC, Canberra’s major event complex. The target [...]
Playing the media like a violin today’s budget pre-announcement is $605,000 from Andrew Barr for Exhibition Park:
The works will significantly upgrade the existing ageing facilities and help to attract more events and exhibitions to EPIC.
The Conference Centre and Parkes Room are crucial to hosting larger events as they link the Budawang and the Coorong, EPIC’s [...]
The Capital Region Farmers Market is conducting a survey and it would help us here at RiotACT out if as many of you as possible give it a whirl (and list us in your media consumption):
Is there a particular type of product you’d like to see more of at the Capital Region Farmers Market? How [...]
The Summary of Cabinet Outcomes for 20 February is once again telling us very little.
But it does have a shiny list of appointments:
ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases
– Re-appoint as members Mr Andrew Burry and Ms Jane Sharman; and
– Appoint as members Mr John Didlick, Ms Joanne Smith [...]
If you were planning to stock your ark with local produce we have bad news.
The Farmers Market at EPIC has been cancelled due to the bad weather.
Canberra’s popular Saturday morning market, the Capital Region Farmers Market, will be closed this coming Saturday 3 March due to the current weather conditions being experienced in the ACT.
[ 9 December, 2011 to 11 December, 2011. ] For those with the chrimbo bug I’ve had a media release in which is likely to intrigue:
Immerse yourself in everything festive from 9-17 December 2011 at the Capital’s first ever Christmas Markets, to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.
For the first time, Canberrans will be able to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Europe’s [...]
The Canberra Car Fair has been forced to shut down by EPIC, leaving this note:
Exhibition Park Management has refused renewal of our lease and as such the Carfair is unable to reopen after the Easter break.
Whilst we are continuing to look for suitable location the Carfair is now CLOSED indefinitely. [...]
Easter and Anzac Day collide on the weekend of 22 April this year, which for the last 45 years has meant the National Folk Festival will be taking place at EPIC.
The hard core will be thrilled to learn the program is now up.
The Multicutural Festival held over the weekend can only be described as a raging success with some estimates that there were over 100,000 people in Civic on Saturday.
But has it grown too big?
The crowds were packed in pretty tight, if something had caused a panic (and with all that fire, booze, and people this is [...]
I ended up going to Octoberfest at EPIC because an Austrian friend felt the need to get back in touch with her roots.
$20 gets you in, $16 gets you a stein ($8 for future refills) a belt is required for looping the stein glass through when dancing or urinating, and the obligatory silly hat costs [...]
[ 29 October, 2010; 30 October, 2010; ]
Some nights one might prefer to read a book sipping red wine.
On other nights drinking beer from huge mugs in an enourmous barn packed with sausage eating drunks trying to do the chicken dance is in order.
This weekend it’s the latter as the Harmonie Club informs us that Octoberfest is going back to Exhibition [...]
[ 12 November, 2010 to 14 November, 2010. ]
You might not have noticed that Canberra had a “Canberra Country Music Festival” last year. (motto: “Music Dance Utes Horses – It’s A Lifestyle! Seriously Having A Good Time!”).
The World Best Festivals blog has this to say of that effort:
The inaugural Festival was held in 2009 at Tuggeranong Homestead in the southern suburbs of Canberra, [...]
[ 17 July, 2010 to 18 July, 2010. ] [First filed: Jul 14, 2010 @ 11:38]
Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) Fitzroy Building
This weekend the ACTMCRC (ACT Model Car Racing Club) will be hosting the ACT Indoor State Titles. Come along and watch or get involved, there will be some of the best RC car drivers from the ACT as well as interstate drivers all [...]
[ 12 June, 2010; ] Communities Online has the intriguing news that EPIC is playing host this weekend to the Australian Kapa Haka Regional Festival:
This event is the celebration of Maori Performing Arts. Kapa Haka (song and dance) groups from all over Australia compete for the opportunity to go home to New Zealand to compete for the \”Best of the [...]
My work colleague who lives out past gundaroo has just told me that the watson caltex was barricaded up yesterday, with people taking away the pumps.
this morning apparently all the pumps are gone, the shops closed up and empty, and the entrances are barricaded up?
anyone know anything about this? considering the shell at epic closed [...]
I was just wondering if anyone has any idea what has happened to the Shell Petrol station at Exhibition Park? I have been away from home for a while and returned the other day to see it all fenced up, the pumps removed and the shop empty. I’m sincerely hoping this is just a [...]
Just heard reports that Chic Henry has sold Summernats to another group.
It will be held here in Canberra in 2010 (one hopes only after EPIC has been paid), but might be moving on afterwards.
We’ll post more info as it comes to hand.
Andrew Barr has announced the new members for the board of Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC):
New Members include Gary Byles, Tom Elliott and Liz Clarke of Territory and Municipal Services and
Ms Chris Faulks, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Business Council.
Reappointed Board Members are Neale Guthrie of Territory Venues and Events and Mr Gil Anderson. [...]
[First filed: June 26, 2009 @ 10:34]
Every Saturday the early risers and the abstemious of Canberra are rewarded by the chance to buy up all the good stuff at the Capital Region Farmers Market staged at EPIC by the Rotary Club of Hall.
The club are currently taking stock of their wild success to date with [...]
Facing a censure motion for failing to front the Estimates Committee Andrew Barr has announced that, having failed to abolish the Exhibition Park board, he’s getting a new one.
The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Andrew Barr today announced the Government will seek new members for the Board of Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). [...]
[ 9 April, 2009 7:00 pm to 13 April, 2009 11:00 pm. ]
Over the last few years there has been discussion on The RiotACT of people not realising that early bird ticketing finished and then lamenting the fact that they had missed out. The Festival wants to give the audience of this website a little bit of a special deal. Officially the first Early Bird Ticketing [...]