AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020
The Wingecarribee Australia day Celebrations in historic Berrima over the last 20 years have grown to be one of the Southern Highlands premier tourist events. Visitor numbers are in the thousands every year and on the increase. What’s the attraction? Probably the location, no other village in the Southern Highlands can claim to have a more historic and picturesque backdrop in which to celebrate this day in our nations calendar of public holidays. With over 50-market stalls local and interstate and entertainment for all the family, some car club diplays, fresh produce markets, face painting there is something for everyone. The atmosphere is one of a real Aussie family day out with a bit of patriotism and pride in our country thrown in for good measure. The official part of the day starts at the Historic Berrima Court House Museum at 9.30 am where young citizen and citizen of the year awards are given by the mayor of the shire. This is followed by an address by the Australia day ambassador. After the awards ceremony its then off to enjoy the rest of the day to hunt for that allusive piece of craft either in the market square in the more traditional shops in Berrima. This years feature entertainment will be the talent from the Southern Highlands vocal muster , who will perform in the market place. A very special emphasis in the market place will be bucket collections through out the day for our local heroes the RFS.