Stone the Crows 2018

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Stone the Crows Festival is a unique event designed specifically for grey nomads or people over 50. It doesn't matter what sort of recreational vehicle you travel in, whether it's a caravan or a motorhome, a fifth wheeler or a camper trailer, a campervan or a tent - everyone is welcome at the sixth annual Stone the Crows Festival. There are old friends to catch up with and new friends waiting to be made.

If you don't have an RV you can still stay off site and come as day visitors. Buy a day visitors pass for individual days or for the whole week. Once the program is finalised, then you can see what entertainment, events or activities take your fancy.

Due to ACTA hosting the World Championships, our dates for 2018 are slightly changed. Arrival for everyone will be Good Friday - March 30 with the full festival finishing up with a concert on Thursday night April 5. You can come for the full seven days or just for four days. Our four day visitors depart on Tuesday April 3 by 10 am and the seven day flock members depart Friday April 6 by 12 noon.

Our program for next year includes our games, Crafty Crows, Daddy Day Care and confirmed entertainers. There is ukulele and guitar tuition, bush poetry, seminars, talks, and more - check out the What's On link for full details - it's a page full of information.

There are still a few items in the planning, so watch our Crow Chronicle newsletter for more. You can subscribe to our email news update by sending us an email.

Stone the crows grounds
Stone the Crows ACTA Site
The view from the front gate
Inside the grounds

So you are invited, once again, to join in something rather wonderful and different. There are plenty of events for RV owners to attend, some have grown to include you, others are held at different places and at different times - but - Stone the Crows Festival is the only event which was initially designed for the over 50's and which is held in the same place at the same time every year ....... Wagga Wagga - Every Easter.

As part of the festival, we also host the Australian National Disc Bowls Championship. You can enter mens or ladies singles, mens or ladies triples, or mixed pair. The winners of the mens and ladies singles play off for the overall champion of the whole event.

Many RV'ers travel with four legged friends - this is a pet friendly event - provided your four legged mate is accompanied by a well behaved human, who observes polite protocols that dog owners understand. We supply doggy bag dispensers and a roll of bags so there is no reason to leave a "deposit" behind. The necessary health rules apply, other than assistance dogs, no dogs in the food court, marquee, club house or amenities blocks.

The site at sunset
Nikki and Diesel
Sunset over the gathering of the flock
Pet Friendly - we want to meet more of our friends
Games
Games
Disc Bowls and Ladder Golf - just two of our Games
Crafty crows
Daddy Day Care
Crafty Crows
Daddy Day Care woodwork
Entertainment
Open Day
Top class entertainers like Darren Carr who co-opted Brent

Open day markets and entertainment

Music Cawner
Plus there's euchre, cards, games and much more
Ukulele and Guitar Tuition in the Music Cawner
 
This is just a selection of last year's photos - for more see The Fun of previous Festivals
 

 

Grey Nomads don't have to be on the road full time, they don't even have to be grey, they just have to be of that age group commonly referred to as "Grey Nomads". We have set the criteria as someone who is at least half a century old - we may as well be proud of achieving that milestone! Probably if our children saw some of the things we get up to, we might be referred to as recycled teenagers. We are all young at heart even though our bodies are saying we are getting older.

To all our past attendees - thank you for your support and enthusiasm - and to our Volunteer Crows, it wouldn't happen without you. This extended friendship has created several days of fun and camaraderie. This distinctive difference resulted in our young Festival being presented with a Bronze Plaque at the 2014 New South Wales Inland Tourism Awards, a third to the Canowindra Balloon Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival is no mean feat when you consider those events have been established for over 20 and 40 years respectively.

The Chief Crows and their team look forward to seeing many faces from last year and introducing new attendees to the fun and friendship of other Grey Nomads. Please explore our website.

See you in Wagga Wagga - Every Easter!

We look forward to making the 2018 Stone the Crows Festival continue its camaraderie and fun!

Stone the crows grounds
Stone the Crows ACTA Site
Our Crow for Stoning
Ready - set - throw

The 2018 Festival bookings are now open. Click here to download the Squawkers' Booking form in PDF or Word

Dates for 2018 are from Friday March 30 to Thursday April 5
Arrivals of both 7 day (full festival) and 4 day flock members (Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday)
will be staggered entry on Good Friday.

Powered sites were sold out when bookings opened on Easter Sunday to the 2017 onsite flock members. Applications for power are accepted on a waiting list basis. Please pay only the unpowered rate and ask to be put on the waiting list.

Thanks to everyone who supported this year's event in so many ways - volunteers, you were amazing as always - flock members, your enjoyment is contagious!

 

Powered sites are already fully booked - any applications for power are now on waiting list for cancellations
Loyalty or group discounts are only applicable for the full Festival
Unpowered sites available in all areas - sites are only confirmed when full payment is received.

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The theme for photography and original poem gReyVee Awards this year is "Old Buildings"

 
Proudly supported by Wagga Wagga City Council
Stone the Crows Festival - Bronze Award winner (Events and Festivals) NSW Inland Tourism Awards 2014
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