Come Grazing Down the Lachlan this September

Beneath the gum trees, alongside a tranquil river – the scene is set for an epic long
lunch embedded in nature.

Celebrating its fourth year in 2022, Grazing Down the Lachlan returns to the banks of
the Lachlan River in Forbes on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Chair of the Grazing Down the Lachlan committee, Wendy Muffet said, “after the
challenges of the past two years, Team Grazing are delighted to be bringing this
unique foodie adventure back to Forbes in September.”

“We’ve spent the last two years working behind the scenes to make our multi-awardwinning event even more exciting, with a full line up of events and activities celebrating and showcasing the region’s food, entertainment, art, culture and history”, Wendy added.


Indulge in a full weekend of events to delight the senses.

Sundowners by the Lake
The opening night of the Grazing weekend. Sundowners by the Lake will be held on
Friday 16 September 2022 at Lions Park from 6pm until 10pm.
Hear from Grazing’s Creative Director and renowned Sydney chef, O Tama Carey
before the live acoustic music kicks in as the sun sets over Lake Forbes. Featuring
the soulful sounds of Lueth Ajak.
Bring a picnic rug, a few mates and grab yourself a bite to eat from one of the pop-up
vendors. Sundowners is a BYO event.

Grazing Down the Lachlan
After a two-year hiatus, this unique foodie adventure returns to Forbes on Saturday
17 September 2022.

The epic long lunch celebrates produce native to the Central West NSW region,
prepared by local restaurateurs and caterers under the guidance of Creative Director
O Tama Carey of Darlinghurst’s hatted Lankan Filling Station.

While the set menu is kept secret until the day, O Tama will draw upon local history
during the gold rush era for inspiration for this year’s menu.

“During the gold rushes of 1850s and 60s, thousands of Chinese-born people
migrated to the region. With them, they brought their cuisine”, O Tama said.
“The dishes will incorporate ideas of Chinese dishes found in regional restaurants of
Australia with touches of native ingredients and flavours. As we have done in
previous years, our ingredients and produce will be sourced locally.”

But what makes this dining experience truly unique is the underlying commitment to
delivering a no-waste, environmentally responsible event. Every ‘Grazer’ (guest) is
supplied with an event bag made from recycled fabric, which contains an enamel
plate, recycled fork, donated drink bottle, event wine glass and lanyard, a menu map,
and a napkin made from donated linens.

Grazers are transported out to site by bus to minimise impact on the natural
environment and are then free to wander along the 2.5 kilometre bush track between
six stations offering delicious food with a matched beverage. At the final station,
Grazers are encouraged to donate these items back to Grazing to be used again the
following year

Amazing Grazing Breakfast
The Amazing Grazing Breakfast rounds out the Grazing weekend on Sunday 18
September 2022 from 8am until 11am at Lions Park.

Grab a coffee and some breakkie from one of the pop-up vendors and pull up a seat
alongside your fellow Grazers. Entry is free.

The Amazing Grazing Breakfast is proudly supported by the Forbes Business
Chamber and Forbes Shire Council

Sculpture Down the Lachlan Bus Tours
A visit to Forbes would not be complete without taking an adventure ‘down the
Lachlan’ to discover this permanent, inland sculpture trail.

Sculpture Down the Lachlan stretches 100 kilometres from Forbes to Condobolin,
along the meandering Lachlan River. Featuring over 20 sculptures by some of
Australia’s leading creatives.

Cenwestours Forbes are running 4-hour guided bus tours of the Sculpture Down the
Lachlan trail on Friday 16 September and Sunday 18 September. Bookings
essential. To book your seat, contact Mel on 0439 520 087.

Prefer a self-guided adventure? Head to the Sculpture Down the Lachlan website to
navigate the trail,

To view the full program and plan your Grazing weekend, head to

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• Grazing Down the Lachlan – $180 per person
• Sundowners by the Lake – $15 per person
*Booking fees apply.
General Release
On sale 6pm, Thursday 8 July 2021.

Additional Information
The theme for this year’s Grazing Down the Lachlan is inspired by the gold rush era
of the 1850s and 60s when thousands of Chinese-born people migrated to the
Forbes region.

Proceeds of Grazing Down the Lachlan support the Forbes Arts Society in the
delivery of purposeful art and cultural initiatives and infrastructure. Funds raised
through the event to-date have facilitated the commissioning of 20 new sculptures to
extend the Sculpture Down the Lachlan public art trail, the redevelopment of Gum
Swamp Wildlife Refuge and the development of Gallery Forbes.

Grazing Down the Lachlan injects over $400,000 into the local economy each year.
In 2019, Grazing was awarded bronze in the Festival and Events category at the
Australian Tourism Awards, gold at the NSW Tourism Awards, and silver at the
Regional Tourism Awards – Country & Outback

Grazing Down the Lachlan is proudly supported by Evolution Mining, NSW
Government – Destination NSW, Forbes Shire Council, Central West Diesel,HE
Silos, Elders Insurance Western Plains, Knights Steel Fabrication & Crane Hire,
Bushmans Tanks, Club Forbes, Flannery’s Pharmacy, Girragirra, Globalee
Investment Services, Hughes & Co Lawyers & Conveyancing, Jemalong Irrigation,
Midpro Engineering, Little Big Dairy, O’Connors, Outback Soils, Woolerina, Work
Control, Forbes Business Chamber, Arts OutWest, Greengrove Developments and
Lachlan Commodities.