Last weekend Forbes’ very own, Grazing Down The Lachlan was awarded Bronze in the Festival and Events category at the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
Grazing received the accolade in front of industry representatives from across the Nation at a gala evening held at Canberra’s National Convention Centre on Friday evening.
Queensland’s Groundwater Country Music Festival took out gold in the category, while The Unconformity contemporary arts festival in Tasmania was awarded silver.
The award rounds out Grazing’s most successful year since its inception in 2017, having been awarded silver at the Regional Tourism awards and gold at the NSW Tourism Awards last year, as well as a sell-out event for the third year running in 2019.
Chair of Grazing Down The Lachlan Committee, Wendy Muffet said, “Grazing has exceeded our expectations in every way and recognition at the National level is truly the icing on the cake. Grazing’s success is an example of what this amazing little river town of Forbes can achieve when we all pitch in.”
The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism across every state and territory.
The award was well earned, the ever-humble husband and wife team and 2020 Forbes Citizens of the Year, Kim and Wendy Muffet, were keen to thank and recognise the volunteers and community, with Wendy saying, “Heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, the local Wiradjuri mob, our volunteers and the small local businesses that work alongside our dynamic volunteer committee to make the magic happen.” Wendy has never missed an opportunity to show her appreciation to the community and volunteers who make the event possible.