Held biennially at Easter during the rice harvest. The festival celebrates the importance of the rice industry to our community. The five day event provides entertainment and family activities. This year's events include Roar into Easter Cocktail Party, Leetons Longest Lunch, the street parade, Festival on Mountford, Balloon Glow, hot air balloon rides, Riverina Skate Championships.
For more information or to download a program visit the festival website Leeton Rice Festival webpage.
At dusk watch the spectacular Balloon Glow, the magnificent balloons glow in time to music, with their burners lighting the sky highlighting their size and shape. Gates opening at 5pm, with be pre glow entertainment, balloons glowing after dark, finishing the night with a fireworks display.
The balloon Glow will take place at Leeton’s No. 1 Oval. Food, refreshments and music will keep the whole family in high spirits. Entry is via a gold coin donation.
Please note that this event is weather dependent. In the event of strong winds balloons may not be able to glow.
For 3 days Leeton is host to concerts and performances from some of the best concert and brass bands in the country. Over 20 bands will be performing in businesses around Leeton.
The highlight of the weekend is the mass band performance with over 150 musicians playing simultaneously. Instrument repair man Geoff Edmonds will be on hand over the weekend for advice on instrument repair and servicing.
See their webpage www.leetonspectacular.com for more information.
The 2 day annual Leeton Show is on again with plenty of entertainment, rides, fireworks. There will be the usual farming exhibits, Camp oven Cook Off, farmers challenge, art, craft, photography and cake decorating exhibits.
For more information see Leeton Show webpage.
"The Good Old Days Weekend" features market stalls, sheaf toss, wagon rides, live music, bush poets, camel races, camp oven dinner and various market stalls.
There will also be demonstrations of cow milking, butter churning, wool spinning, whip making and blade shearing blacksmithing, plus much more.
For more information contact Norma on 0447 736 856 or see Barellan Working Clydesdales & Heavy Horses
Leeton Eisteddfod is recognised as one of the most outstanding cultural events in Western New South Wales. This event is a showcase of talent in music, ballet, speech and drama, literary, highland and line dancing.
Please click on the links below for registration information:
The Leeton Jockey Club hosts this country music event every October/November, which attracts a wide variety of Australian country music stars and bush poets. Food, drinks and full bar services are available, and you can camp at the venue if you wish to stay for a couple of days to enjoy the whole festival.
For more information phone 0409 005 166.
The Leeton Community Christmas Lunch will once again be held on Christmas Day at St Peters Anglican Church Hall, Oak Street Leeton.
Come along for a two course Christmas Lunch and small gift on arrival, all for a gold coin donation. People can now make donations or give a present at the Giving Tree at the Golden Apple.
The tree has gift tags and you just choose a gift that you would like to buy. Gifts and donations are distributed to local nursing homes, women's refuges or sick children in hospital.
Contact: Fran Artese 0413 603 124.
Come and join the fun at the Christmas Fair and sidewalk sale. There will be a Lions Club train, Santa Claus, Christmas Concert and more! The winner of the Chamber's major raffle will be drawn throughout the morning. Contact Jodie Ryan on 0437 546 286.