Mayor Gair gears up for week two of Tulip Time

23 September, 2014Posted in: Community, Events
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With Sunday 28 September the final day of this year’s Tulip Time celebrations, Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Duncan Gair is encouraging guests to enjoy the second week’s remaining events.

“We’ve had an absolutely fabulous response from visitors to our first week’s program of events,” he said.  “I urge anyone who hasn’t yet taken part or witnessed one of the events to get out and do so this week.”

“Attending the first weekend’s festivities I can vouch that patrons have had a wonderful time.

“Be it the official street parade, the billy cart derby or the charity bike ride, it was clear visitors were enjoying the very best of what our Shire has to offer,” the Mayor said.

Chair of the Tulip Time Working Group, Councillor Graham McLaughlin said the second week’s program was equally crammed with activities.

“This weekend we’ve got some special treats lined up including Music in the Gardens featuring Rachael Leahcar on Saturday and our Dog’s Day Out celebration on Sunday,” he said.  “Both of these events will be held in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens.”

“But if you can’t wait until then we have some fantastic mid-week activities lined up including daily entertainment and specialist horticultural talks in Corbett Gardens.

“And being the school holidays we’ve got heaps of activities to keep the kids happy too!”

Councillor McLaughlin said the Tulip Time Working Group was responsible for this year’s variety of events.

“The Committee does a fantastic job in preparing and organising the entire two week festival,” he said.

“From planning the rosters to securing the artists, they volunteer their time and considerable skills ensuring the event is the success it is,” he said.

Councillor Gair was unanimous in his praise.

“The staff from Council deserve a special mention too,” he said.  “Not only do they assist in organising many of the events, but in the case of the gardeners, if it weren’t for their handiwork, there would be no public gardens to admire.”

“Yet all of this would be worth nothing if it weren’t for the support of our Highlands community.”

“From the shopkeepers who dress their windows, to the part-time gardeners who open their yards or the children who build their brilliant billy carts,” he said.  “If they didn’t participate and add the colour and support which Tulip Time is renowned for, it wouldn’t be half the festival it is.”

“On behalf of Council I thank everyone involved and encourage locals and guests to take advantage of this wonderful weather and celebrate week two of Tulip Time 2014!”







For a full program of Tulip Time events visit