Weekend of events huge success

Published on 03 April 2023

Mudgee Glow event

The region’s weekend of events has been heralded a major success from locals and visitors alike.

Thousands of people made their way into Mudgee CBD on Friday night for Council’s Mudgee Glow to see spectacular projections and light displays on some of the town’s historic buildings including the Post Office.

Feedback on the free event has been overwhelmingly positive particularly from families.

“It was wonderful to see such a great turn out and positive response to this event,” Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor, Des Kennedy said.

“I would like to thank all the businesses that got involved and either allowed projections onto their building or access for projection devices, your cooperation is critical to the event being a success.

“If you missed out on Friday night, don’t worry the projections and lights will be on display until Sunday, 16 April.”

On Saturday, 9024 people headed to Glen Willow to see the Manly Sea Eagles draw 32-all against the Newcastle Knights under sunny skies.

Ticketing data showed half the crowd were visitors to the region, which returned an estimated $1.75 million into the local economy.

“It’s always fantastic to welcome Manly back to the region, they always put on a great show and Saturday was no exception,” Cr Kennedy said.

“I’d also like to congratulate Mudgee Race Club which added to the events over the weekend, hosting yet again another successful race meet on Sunday.”

Mudgee Glow was delivered through the support of the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program, while Manly v Newcastle was delivered through the support of the Regional Event Acceleration Fund.