You may recall that recently I put up a post requesting info on small towns and villages worth visiting around Canberra. The response was great and we have since visited a number of gems including Gundaroo, Tumbarumba, Yass to name a few!
We are now trying to find out about festivals and shows that take place in the towns around Canberrea throughout the year.
On yet another recent trip to Braidwood we were told about the forth coming QUILT Event – it sounds wild, has anyone attended previous years?
As far as we have been informed, on the 3rd Saturday of each November (21st and 22nd in 2009), Braidwood celebrates its love of alternative lifestyle in the form of the QUILT Event. Queers United In Little Towns celebrates self expression in regional Australia and prides itself as an event that unlike the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, focuses on alternative behavior regardless of orientation. Urban queers folk from all over Australia and the world are encouraged to turn up to the event, dressed for fun each year.
Aparently Braidwood enjoys an inordinately disproportionate interest in whips, discipline, chains, dressing up in the wife’s frocks, and other such pursuits amongst the town’s population including local councilors, members of the CWA, wealthy landowners and farmers.
Are there other such “off-beat” events around Canberra?