10 – Fetes

It’s that time of year where each weekend brings lots of fetes, festivals and fairs! Enjoy white elephant stalls, home-baked goods, rides and more! Among them – Ridgecrest Retirement Village Fete, St Thomas the Apostle School & Parish Fete, Kingsford Smith School Karnivale, The Great Green Fete at Arawang Primary School, Orana Steiner School Spring Fair – the list goes on!

Saturday November 11 & Sunday November 12

Check the community switch for details



9 – Canberra United vs Sydney FC

Head along to support Canberra United as they take on Sydney FC in the ‘Remembrance Round’. It’s a crucial match for both teams, who are yet to score a win so far this season.

Sunday November 12, gates open at 1pm, curtain raider at 1:30pm & main game at 4:30pm

McKellar Park, 5 Walkley Place, McKellar


Cost: Adult $22 & child/concession $12


8 – Mt Stromlo Observatory Site Tour

Learn about one of Canberra’s oldest sites that’s rich in history! The Mount Stromlo Observatory has been carrying out astronomical observations for over 100 years and has grown into one of the great observatories. It’s weathered two devastating bushfires and earned a Nobel Prize!

Sunday November 12, 10am-11:30am

Mount Stromlo Observatory, Cotter Rd, Weston Creek


Cost: General Admission $5


7 – Goulburn Convoy for Kids

Head along to show your support and help raise money for local kids with cancer and severe disabilities. Watch as the Convoy of trucks leaves the Gateway Service Station at 10am via Lagoon St, Auburn St then Mundy St to the Recreation Area for a fun filled carnival! There’ll be plenty of delicious food, over 60 market stalls and displays, live music, a jumping castle, pedal karts, rock climbing, an auction of donated prizes and a truck pull competition!

Saturday November 11, with the convoy starting at 10am

Goulburn Showgrounds, Braidwood Rd, Goulburn


Cost: gold coin donation at the gate


6 – Canberra Vikings vs Queensland Country

Get down to Viking Park to support the Canberra Vikings in the National Rugby Championship Grand Final! Watch the team take on Queensland Country and enjoy the jam-packed evening full of entertainment, music and great rugby! There’ll also be a jumping castle for the kiddies.

Saturday November 11, gates open at 4:45pm, curtain raiser at 5:30pm & main game at 7:30pm

Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa


Cost: free!


5 – Federal Amateur Open

A chance to watch some of the best amateur golfers play for prizes valued at $8,000. 102 men, 36 women and 26 juniors are taking part, including 20 locals. Josh Armstrong the number 7th ranked Australian amateur will be once again be competing along with Grace Kim, 80th ranked amateur in the world and 2nd ranked Australian Girl who is joining the comp for the first time. Overseas players include NZ’s Kerry Mountcastle and Mark Hutson.

November 10, 11 & 12

The Federal Golf Club, Gowrie Drive, Red Hill


Cost: free to watch!


4 – Repco Show & Shine

Check out the range of street machines, classic vehicles, muscle cars, and other vehicles that must be seen to be believed! There’ll also be a sausage sizzle! A fantastic family event.

Saturday November 11, 10:30am-1:30pm

Repco Tuggeranong car park, 58 Athlon Drive, Greenway


Cost: free!


Marques in the Park

Continue the car action on Sunday at Marques in the Park! This year’s event will feature an array of motor vehicles including bikes and caravans. Food and drink will be available. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday November 12, 9am-3pm

John Knight Memorial Park, Belconnen


Cost: gold coin donation with proceeds to go to Menslink


3 – ScaleACT model exhibition

The ACT Modellers’ Society is holding a two-day scale modelling event this weekend! Check out model displays, competitions, a swap and sell, presentations and workshops, as well as modelling goods and books for sale. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Saturday November 11 & Sunday November 12

UC High School Kaleen, 108 Baldwin Dr, Kaleen


Cost: Adults $5, Children $2, Family $10, Seniors $2, under 18’s & competitors are free!


2 – Queanbeyan Show

Enjoy all the fun of a country show! Check out the huge fireworks display, sideshow alley, rides, food, kids zone, reptile awareness demonstrations, Cam White Pro BMX, farmyard nursery, free entertainment and more! There’s also several competitions to take part in or watch, including poultry, goats, pavilion, equestrian, sheep, yard dog trials and show girl!

Saturday November 11 & Sunday November 12

Queanbeyan Showgrounds


Cost: Family $20, Adults $10, Children (6-16) $5 and children under 6 are free!


1 – A Taste of Braddon

Join in the massive festival at Haig Park this weekend to celebrate all things Braddon! There’ll be dachshund, poodle and pug races, goat yoga and heaps of delicious local food. Some of Canberra’s best musical talent will also perform to keep visitors entertained.

Saturday November 11 & Sunday November 12

Haig Park, Northbourne Ave, Braddon/Turner


Cost: free!

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