You will usually find a local weekend market. From the Local Farmers Market in Victoria Park, to Rotary and Lions Clubs markets and car boot sales.
Something for everyone.
Central West Livestock Exchange
This state of the art facility is worth a look! It is the largest undercover stock selling centre and certainly worth the drive, especially on a sale day where you can see the auctioneers in action.
You don't have to be a farmer...
With Parkes only 30km away, the Elvis Festival is not to be missed. Thousands of Elvis and Priscilla's flood the streets of Parkes, while Forbes also have events to compliment the festival.
Only 30kms away...
Just across the road at the Golfie or take a stroll into town where you will find a variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Experience the flavours of Forbes.
With hire clubs & buggies available, head out and have a hit on the beautifully maintained course, featuring grass greens and waterways throughout. Make sure you reward yourself with a cold one at the Forbes Golf & Sportsman's Hotel when you finish!
One of the best country courses.
Fish N Spin on the Lachlan River
Grab your tackle box and a bite from the local supermarket and head down to one of the 16 popular fishing spots on the Lachlan River, absolute bliss!
Walk or Cycle Lake Forbes
With pathed tracks, bridges, fountains, parks, Wiradjuri Park, Kids Water Park, Bird Watching and the local ski dam, the Forbes Lake is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the country air.
McFeeters Car Museum
McFeeters Car Museum is located on the highway. It is astounding how one man's dedication to cars has produced such a fantastic tourist attraction in Forbes. Ask us for your voucher on your next stay!
Calling car enthusiasts...
A huge foodie adventure, with over 800 people attending the meandering stroll along the Lachlan River enjoying food and wine from the region!
A truly unique event!
Proving popular and very professionally run. Super fun family day out! Held in April each year.
A bucking good time.
Bedgerabong Picnic Races
Held in February each year and listed as the Melbourne Cup of country picnic races! Shuttle buses and cabin bookings essential. Don't forget to enter Fashions on the Field for some great local prizes!
Experience true country races.
Held on Good Friday every Easter Weekend. A great family day out! Lots of activities for the kids (including a camel ride if you are game) to keep them busy. Don't forget your hat, it's usually a warm one!
Makes a Good Friday, GREAT!
A huge Men's Bowls Tournament played at Forbes Bowling Club over the Easter Long Weekend. Bookings essential.
Let it Roll...
River Arts Festival
Held every October, the River Arts Festival is held at Frogs Hollow, alongside picturesque Lake Forbes and the Bowling Club. It is a celebration of arts and community, an area in which Forbes is bursting with local talent. Enjoy some dinner by the lake from one of the many food vans!
Celebrate the Arts and Community
While the Sculpture event is held in October, there are a variety of sculptures in Albion Park and along the Lake Forbes walk. Be sure to keep your eye out for a few sneaky friends around the Post Office and Platypus Gallery.
Discover creativity in Forbes
A huge weekend that has helped put Forbes on the map. Bringing over 12,000 music fans to our small town in Nov/Dec. Bookings are essential!