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Welcome to the 2021 Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

The community of Orange, NSW, is pleased to provide a small program of events to celebrate the birth and life of Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson in the Orange region. COVID-19 restrictions this year have prevented us from holding national events so we are focussing on events that can be held within COVID rules while showcasing the wonderful entertainment of Australian Bush Poetry – made famous by Banjo Paterson.

This is the eighth Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival since we celebrated Banjo’s 150th birthday in 2014, and this one will be marked by the unveiling of a magnificent 3m tall bronze sculpture of Major Andrew Barton Paterson at Yeoval, where he lived as a young boy.

Involving young people in the appreciation of Australian Bush Poetry is one of the aims of our festival and again we will be sponsoring school workshops “Immerse in Verse” with Bush Poet Greg North as well as holding a youth bush poetry competition for the young poets to recite their own original poem.

Download the 2021 Poetry Competition entry form here

13 - 21 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival

Banjo Paterson’s Waltzing Matilda is known worldwide; many Australians can recite a string of his poems; and his work has been converted to song and theatre.
13 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Afternoon Tea at Boree Cabonne Homestead

The Molong District Historical Society invites you to join them for afternoon tea at Boree Cabonne Homestead. Join them for entertainment, history and tours of the Boree Cabonne Homestead.
13 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poetry Brawl

The Molong Advancement Group, Molong Players and Freemasons Hotel present the Poetry Brawl. Judged by National Champion Bush Poet Robyn Sykes. Entrants must perform a one-minute original poem/lyric/limerick. This poem can be recited, sung or rapped.
14 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Poet's Brunch and Lunch

Relax in the shade of the trees for real country hospitality. Free entertainment, open mic, poetry and bush music along with an opportunity to visit the Banjo Paterson, more than a Poet Museum.
17 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Birthday Twilight Barbecue

Join the Orange and District Historical Society to celebrate Banjo's birthday at the Banjo Paterson Park. Join them at twilight for music, poetry, stories about Narrambla Vale and the families that lived there.
17 Feb 2021

Unveiling of Major Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson Sculpture

Join us at the Banjo Paterson.... More than a Poet Museum for the unveiling of a three-metre bronze sculpture of Major Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson.
18 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - The Wrath of Grapes

Join Heifer Station under the stringy bark rafters at the old woolshed for an open mic style Aussie poetry evening. Bring your poetry, pun or prose. Wine, beer and pasta available.
19 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Brekky and Poetry on the Pavers

Organised and run by the Rotary Club of Orange, a barbecue breakfast will be available each day at the Civic Centre Southcourt with entertainment from local youth walk-up poets. Drop-in on your way to work, or after your morning walk!
20 Feb 2021

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival - Youth Poetry Competition

Individual performances of original poetry open to students. Beaut family entertainment! Run by the Rotary Club of Orange. Competition details and entry form available online. AUD5 entry, no booking required.

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