Regional Tourism 2019 Awards name local festivals as finalists

Regional tourism: Forbes' Grazing Down the Lachlan event has been a popular festival for locals and visitors. Photo: Supplied
Regional tourism: Forbes' Grazing Down the Lachlan event has been a popular festival for locals and visitors. Photo: Supplied

Four popular festivals in western NSW have been named as finalists in the 2019 the Regional Tourism Awards for Destination Country and Outback.

Grazing Down the Lachlan (Forbes), is a finalist in the Festivals and Events category, alongside Bathurst Winter Festival, Field to Forest Festival (Oberon) and the Trundle ABBA Festival.

Chair of Grazing Down The Lachlan committee Wendy Muffett said they are truly excited that Grazing is among such a stellar line up of regional events.

"Grazing would not be possible without our amazing tribe of volunteers, sponsors and the support of our local community," Ms Muffett said.

"With our event still in its infancy, the Awards are an opportunity for us to connect and learn from other event organisers, gain industry insights from the best in the business, and help to promote Grazing and our 'zero-waste, no impact' philisophy to new audiences."

The Awards are held annually to acknowledge excellence in tourism in regional NSW. Entrants are made up of tourism businesses, events, marketing organisations, clubs and individuals.

Winners will be announced at a gala evening on July,27 at Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo.