Coming Events

Annual Community Picnic Day

Friends of Coolart are once again hosting a community picnic day on Sunday 3 November 2019. Bring your own picnic, friends and families and enjoy live music and activities for all in the glorious grounds of Coolart.

Featured this year: The Jets playing music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s, a roving magician, gnome hunt, face painting, scarecrow competition, sausage sizzle, devonshire tea.

Gold Coin Entry. 11am – 4.30pm


Scarecrow Competition

To coincide with the Community Picnic Day, Friends of Coolart are hosting a scarecrow competition to find the best scarecrow maker. All entries will be displayed and judged at Coolart on Sunday 3rd November and the winners announced by a very special guest. There are 2 categories: children’s (up to age 14 years), adults (15 years +) and a People’s Choice Award as voted by picnickers on the day.

Rules: download a copy of scarecrowRules

  1. One Entry per person. Entry is free.
  2. Scarecrow must be life size and able to withstand weather and be erected in the herb garden on Saturday 2 November between 10am and 4pm. Entrant is responsible for ensuring scarecrow can stand independently.
  3. Judging will occur on Sunday 3rd November with a prize awarded to the best entrant by a person under 15; and to the best entrant by a person 15 years and over. Judges will be looking for creativity, construction method and interpretation of a scare crow. Judges decisions are final.
  4. A public vote will determine the People’s Choice Award Winner on the day. All winners will be presented with their prizes at 3.30pm on Sunday 3rd November.
  5. Entrants are responsible for removing their scarecrow from Coolart by no later than Saturday 9th November.

An Evening With Allara

Allara Briggs Pattison will perform a unique blend of hip hop, soul, blues, and reggae on electric double bass. Allara is a Yorta Yorta woman who includes indigenous storytelling in her performance to encourage cultural and spiritual empowerment.

‘Hitting every note with confidence and conviction, she leaves her audience feeling warm and fuzzy while taking their breath away.’

In the lead up to the Womin djeka Balnarring Ngaree festival which takes place in March 2020 – this concert in the observatory will provide an opportunity to share talents and stories of the First Peoples of this Land with our local community.

SATURDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 6-8pm in the Observatory at Coolart

Tickets $40     To Booking:

Supper provided by Cooee Cafe