Grazing Down The Lachlan has been awarded gold in the Festival and Events category at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards. Grazing received the accolade in front of 500 industry representatives at a gala even- ing held at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney last week.
The Festival and Events category recognises leisure festivals, events and exhibitions that enhance the profile/awareness and appeal of the destination they are held in as well as creating economic impact, increased visitation and community involvement.
The event takes place along the Lachlan River just on the outskirts of Forbes on the Condobolin Road. “This is great news for our region, we are certainly holding our own in terms of Tourism,” said Cr Medcalf OAM, Chair of Central NSW Joint Organisation and Mayor of Lachlan Shire Council.
“Shocked, excited and delighted sums up Team Grazing’s response to the Gold award win,” Chair of Grazing Down The Lachlan Committee, Wendy Muffett said. “It was great to see events and businesses from the bush take out so many of the awards, and it was truly an honour and a privilege to share the stage with them.”
“Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, caterers, many volunteers and our friends at the Forbes Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre. This win belongs to all of us and just goes to show what this amazing town of ours can do when we work together.”
Now in its 30th year, the annual NSW Tourism Awards are the largest and most prestigious event on the New South Wales tourism calendar.
Grazing Down The Lachlan will progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Canberra on Friday, 6th March next year.
Having cemented itself on the regional events calendar, Grazing Down The Lachlan will return to the banks of the Lachlan River in Forbes on Saturday, 18th September next year.