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Bedgerabong NSW - near Forbes Central West NSW
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Bedgerabong NSW
..the Randwick of the West - catering for the best - Mum, Dad, Kids and the rest.
The BEST family picnic atmosphere set on the racecourse lawns surrounded by the magnificent gum trees along the Lachlan River -
The Bedgerabong Picnic Race Club's once a year meeting in February.

The popularity of the Bedgerabong Races grows year on year with crowds in excess of 4,000.  The picnic racecourse of Bedgerabong is situated 32km west of Forbes and has developed a reputation for its picturesque setting, with its manicured lawns set among the backdrop of massive river gums - with shade marquees provided.
Food outlets and full bar facilities are available -no need to bring a thing - just come along and enjoy a great day.
Food stalls and bar in operation until 10pm
Marquee sites available for larger group bookings.
Make Forbes your accommodation and central location then catch the bus from Forbes so that you can have a really great day at the races.
After the races the hotels in Forbes have live bands playing 'till late where you can continue on.
As well as Forbes, you will find accommodation in nearby Parkes, Condobolin and Bogan Gate.
The shuttle buses from Forbes are provided by Forbes Bus Lines for the day and leave the Town Hall from 11am, 12pm, 1pm.
Buses return to Forbes from 6pm and  each half hour

If you wish to drive yourself follow the Bedgerabong, North Condobolin Roads past the airport for 32 km till you reach Bedgerabong. Below is a link to the Bedgerabong Races Map..
The Bedgerabong Picnic Races -
  • Usually features a 6 race program.
  • Gates open at 10am
  • First race starts around 1pm
  • On Course full Tote and Skychannel
  • Local and metropolitan bookmakers
  • Feature Race - Bedgerabong Cup
  • Fashions on the Field
  • Free Kids Entertainment - Jumping Castle, Lolly Drop...
  • After the Horse Races - Enter the Foot races - men, ladies, kids
  • Auction of 'Bedgerabong Race Day' merchandise
  • The Band strikes up for the evening.
Bedgerabong Picnic Races  -  Bedgerabong Race Course annual community event on the 3rd Saturday of February
Angela Darcy(Club Secretary)
Bedgerabong Picnic Race Club,
PO Box 571, FORBES NSW 2871

Phone  02 6857 1113

Jimmy Rodgers (Club President)
Phone  02  6857 1131
Welcome to Bedgerabong - Central West NSW
Bedgerabong Church and Public School
Bedgerabong Annual Show
Bedgerabong Picnic Races
Bedgerabong Picnic Races
NO BYOG - car parks are strictly alcohol free. Bar service starts from 11:30am.
There are no ATM or EFTPOS facilities available.
Bedgerabong Show: annual community event on the 3rd Saturday of August
20th August 2011
Bedgerebong Showground
Each August the rural village of Bedgerabong comes alive for the annual show.
The Show committee volunteers work tirelessly preparing the showgrounds, the local producers prepare entries and the school children work hard for their pocket money.
A great family event catering for all ages and tastes.
Organisation: -  Bedgerabong PA & H Association Inc
PO Box 39, TownFORBES  NSW  2871
Contact:  Miss Genevieve Wallace  Ph:  02 6857 1018
Bedgerabong is situated 32km west of Forbes.
The village of Bedgerabong is small  - composed of the Bedgerabong Public School, the Bedgerabong combined Showground, Racecourse and Hall and the Church.
Three annual events are held in high regard by both Central West locals and those much further afield -
The Bedgerabong Picnic Races
The Bedgerabong Show
Bedgerebong Country Music Campout
All great events for the whole family.
Though small, the Bedgerbong Public School was established in 1876 and holds a lot of history for the community with many families having had children, parents, grandparents and even great grandparents attending the school.
The school and community share a common focus and work together to allow the students of the district every opportunity to succeed.
Bedgerabong Public School  - Established 1876
Nth Condobolin Rd - Bedgerabong  NSW 2871
Ph - 02 6857 1185   Fax - 02 6857 1118
Visit the school's excellent webpages...
Forbes Accommodation..
Your accommodation choices in Forbes.
Forbes Restaurants, Cafes
Food and Drink - cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, pub meals, take-aways in Forbes.
Bedgerabong Country Music Campout: 
..presented by Forbes Country Music Club inc
Tues 20th - Tues 27th September 2011
Bedgerebong Showground
Bush Camping and Entertainment...
Live country music in a tranquil bush setting featuring -
  • Guest Artists
  • Bush Poets
  • Old Time Dancing
  • Sportsman of the Festival Challenge
Market Day - Sunday morning - 10th October
A great family event catering for all ages and tastes.
Gates open 9am Tuesday 20th September   :   Gates close 10am Tuesday 27th September
Forbes Country Music Club inc
For more information Contact:
  Robert & Reika on 02 6857 2139
Veva on 02 6851 1170 or 0427 511770
E-mail:  Web:
Bedgerabong Country Music Campout
Visitor Information Centre
Forbes Motor Show
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