Culture and Lifestyle
The Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival is a biennial community celebration of country creativity and resilience. It is a regional festival for the entire Kalari-Lachlan River catchment and neighbouring river systems.
Proving it’s not all utes and Akubra’s in the Central West, Vanfest is a major live music event featuring some of the biggest names in music. Forbes has Vanfest!
Forbes’ beautiful 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, with 4 water crossings, is a country course suitable for players of all levels. The club encourages membership applications from juniors through to Veterans and welcomes visitors.
The Youth and Community Centre (YACC) is open to everyone. It has a large gym sized area equipped with a kitchen, lounge area, computer area with free internet services, printing and scanning, a large fenced in outdoor area and a variety of sporting equipment and BBQ for hire.
The centre is currently used for a variety of groups offering dance, martial arts, play groups and a vacation care program for school aged children throughout the holidays. Past one off hires include private parties, the Annual Small Wine Makers Wine Show, an Easter Quilt Show and luncheons to name a few.
Like all country towns, the Forbes Agricultural Show is one of the most important events of the year, showcasing the region’s agricultural industry and bringing the community, young and old, together.
Forbes Farmers’ Markets is a fresh food and produce markets held on the 4th Saturday, each month at the Forbes Showground in the Ben Hall pavilion.
The Forbes Riverside Community Garden is a community driven project, auspiced by Forbes Shire Council. The Garden is operated by a Management Committee which is responsible for the day to day operation of the Garden. Membership is open to all residents of the Forbes Local Government Area.
Click here for information on the many clubs and social groups in Forbes.