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The End Festival 2019

Hill End Historic Site


Come up to ‘The End’ where it all begins! The End Festival of arts, culture and heritage is back by popular demand in 2019. It's on at Hill End Historic Site, near Bathurst and Mudgee.


Friday 12 April 2019, 6pm to 10pm. Saturday 13 April 2019, 11am to 10pm. Sunday 14 April 2019, 10am to 4pm.

Hill End Historic Site
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Clarke Street, Hill End
Bookings not required. For further information email the NPWS Events team.
Please note
  • Stay in The End Tent Village, where you can book set-up camping. Just bring your bedding or hire it along with your tent. Further details available soon.
  • Camp in NSW National Parks campgrounds in Hill End. Book now for Village campground, which has powered and unpowered sites. Glendora campground has more space available, and is a 10-min walk from the main event site.
  • Check out other accommodation available in nearby Bathurst or Mudgee.
  • Take the bus from Bathurst or Mudgee to The End Festival.

The End Festival is a unique program of arts, culture and heritage at Hill End Historic Site in Central West NSW. The festival is a back for a 4th year, bigger and better than ever. It offers something for everyone:

  • Book for the Royal Hall music and vaudeville shows.
  • Take part in a roving theatrical production ‘A cockle shell for ship’, by performer and musician Kim Deacon.
  • Enjoy the free live music program on the Golden Age Stage. There'll be blues, folk, rockabilly and country bands, including Queen Porter Stomp, Andy Baylor Risin’ High Blues Band and CK and the 45s.
  • Enter the 'Digging for Gold' talent quest.
  • Join The End community lantern parade, leaving from outside Hosies store.
  • Do a workshop or tour.
  • Visit the Maker’s Market and see craftspeople demonstrating and selling their work.
  • Taste craft beer and wine from the Central West region, paired with local food offerings in the Golden Age Garden.
  • Buy local produce from the Maker’s Market.
  • Discover site-specific art installations in heritage buildings throughout the village. Keep an eye out for ‘Portraits from The End’, presented by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

Come with friends and family. Enjoy a weekend of arts, culture and fun at this eclectic festival in beautiful Hill End.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

The End Festival artwork. OEH.