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Monday, 14 Apr 2014

Venue change causes Wagga Wagga Stone the Crows flutter, but Easter festival is go

Stone the Crows  ACTA venue Wagga Wagga.j
Stone the Crows ACTA venue
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The Stone the Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga, NSW over Easter is a celebration for all Grey Nomads, no matter what sort of RV, from Thursday April 17 to Tuesday April 22. Stone the Crows is five days of entertainment, poetry, seminars, workshops and fun and games.

There are competitive and non-competitive events. Enter the gReyVee Awards whether attending or not. The festival says it is about enjoying the camaraderie of like minded people.

The Crow team all lost a few feathers as a result of this flutter caused by switching from the original showgrounds venue. This relocation means the festivals full schedule is uninterrupted.

Everything planned for the program – entertainers and activities - will be there.

The shuttle bus will also be there to take people shopping if needed on the Saturday and to other activities on the Sunday.  The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser reports that Organisers Jim Haynes and Grant Luhrs with the brains behind the outfit, Chrissy Eustace are full of praise for the ACTA and Wagga

Powered sites at ACTA grounds.
Powered sites at ACTA grounds. 

Wagga City Council for their support in helping the event move to a bigger venue after it outgrew its inaugural venue.

Stone the Crows is the only Grey Nomad event in Australia that welcomes all Recreational Vehicles (RV's). The festival recognises the skills and abilities of over 50s through the presentation of the gReyVee awards which are given for activities like needlework, music and performing bush poetry. Entrants in photography, art, verse, writing, knitting, and needlework don't even need to be present, they just need to be half a century old.

The GoSeeAustralia team will bring their on the road skills to Stone the Crows Festival and  join the general Chorus of Crows.

This is where we are and who is doing what –

Saturday 19th

10.00 – 12.30 Pamela Windross – Medal Mounting Demonstrations at Jaeger Craft Crows.

10.30 – 11.30 Garth Morrison GoSee free TravelSmart Club Seminar ACTA Clubhouse.

11.00 – 12.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots -  Head & Shoulder Massages $10 each. 50% donated to charity.

2.00 – 3.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots -  Head & Shoulder Massages $10 each 50% donated to charity.

Sunday 20th

10.00 – 12.30 Pamela Windross – Medal Mounting Demonstrations at Jaeger Craft Crows.

10.30 – 11.30 Garth Morrison GoSee free TravelSmart Club Seminar ACTA Clubhouse.

11.00 – 12.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots -  Head & Shoulder Massages $10 each 50 percent donated to charity.

The name Wagga Wagga is said to be derived from the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language on whose land the City of Wagga Wagga now grows.

It is widely accepted that 'Wagga' means crow and to create the plural, the Wiradjuri people repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga translates as 'the place of many crows'.

Wagga Wagga is the most recognised double-barrelled name in Australia. One long-standing Aussie joke says Wagga Wagga is so nice they named it twice.

With an urban population over 60,000 people Wagga Wagga is NSW's biggest and Australia's fifth largest inland city Wagga Wagga is on the Murrumbidgee River and translated into First Australian that is said to mean plenty water or big water. The Murrumbidgee River, which flows through the city area, is an important river of the Murray-Darling system. Rising in the Snowy Mountains near Kiandra (NSW), the river flows in a generally westerly direction until it discharges into the Murray River.

L to R grant, Chrissy, Katelyn and Jim.
L to R grant, Chrissy, Katelyn and Jim.

Things to see and do at Stone the Crows include:

Bush Poetry and Talent Quests.

Squawkers Dance with Bush Band.

Festival Concert (Saturday night) including Darren Carr (Ventriloquist) with Katelyn O'Donoghue,

Grant Luhrs and Jim Haynes.

Workshops and classes including ukelele, guitar, keyboard, craft,

RV Lifestyle Seminars.

Line dancing.

Fun and games - trivia and card nights.

Tours and day visits.

Powered and unpowered sites are still available - day visitors passes at daily or event rate - see

website for details.

The Festival venue address is 74 Tasman St Wagga Wagga Australian Clay Target Association

(ACTA) Grounds.

If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to ring Chrissy on 0408 729 580 or Pam on 0432 646 380.

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For more information
contact: Garth Morrison
Editor Go See Australia and Go See New Zealand Directory

Stone the Crows Festival

Easter 2014

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"Fun for Everyone"

Held at Australian Clay Target Association Grounds Wagga Wagga NSW

Proudly supported by: GoSeeAustralia

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