20 February, 2023

CROOKWELL COUNTRY WEEKEND – Saturday Morning – 18 March 2023

The Saturday festivities kick off at 8.30am, with free entry for all.


Crookwell’s main street boutiques and cafes will be open for business and the pavements of Main Street and Spring Street lined with Australia’s best buskers, performing throughout the morning as part of the festival’s lucrative busker competition. The talented hopefuls will be vying for the first-place cash prize of $3000 and a runner-up prize of a two-day recording package at the Old Binda Recording Studio in Crookwell, worth a total of $1600 and with accommodation included (if required).

Hume Conservatorium are also providing a prize for talented juniors which will include a recording session and an opportunity to perform in one of their performances.The daytime competition will be judged by a prestigious panel of Catherine Britt, Geoff Bell of Laing Entertainment and Roger Corbett, General Manager of the Australian Country Music Academy, board member of the Country Music Association of Australia and also a founding member of the iconic Australian bush band, The Bushwackers.

Street Parade

The morning will see the streets closed to traffic for the opening street parade at 10.00am, with community floats, vintage cars and motorcycles, performers and more parading along Goulburn Street from Colyer Street to Roberts Street.

Absolute Beaut Ute

And what would a celebration of rural life be without paying homage to the iconic ute? The Crookwell Country Weekend Absolute Beaut Ute Competition invites ute owners to come from far and wide to show off their four wheeled beasts for a chance to win $1000, with runner-up prizes to be announced. The utes will be on display in Spring Street from Goulburn Street to Robertson Street, with judging taking place at approximately 11.30am.

Make sure you don’t miss calling into Lindner Socks, a small family business which uses its forebears’ 300-year technique to expertly knit and hand-finish every sock produced at their store, using the highest quality Merino wool sourced from local farmers. Visitors can witness the craftsmanship of Andrew Lindner, using vintage machinery brought to Australia from Germany by his parents, Wilfred and Gisela.


Busking Aplication Form

Busking Terms & Conditions


Street Parade Entry Form

Street Parade Terms & Conditions


Absolute Beaut Ute Entry Forms

Absolute Beaut Ute Terms & Conditions