Stone the Crows Festival is a unique event designed specifically for grey nomads. 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 fourth annual Stone the Crows Festival. There are old friends to catch up with and new friends waiting to be made.
The 2016 Festival will start on Tuesday March 22 and finish up with a gala night on Monday March 28 - and you will head off home on March 29. You can book for the full seven days or just the four days of Easter.
Our program for next year includes our games, Crafty Crows, Daddy Day Care and confirmed entertainment
- Lucky Starr
- Pizzarotti with Jamie Way
- Songs of the Blitz "Bless 'em All" with Jim Haynes and Peter Casey
- Rodney Vincent
- Our Bush Balladeer - John Smith
- Poetry Celebration
- Special Guest - Noel Stallard (aka Fr John O'Brien)
- Open Mic poetry every day -
- Poetry workshops
- Poets - Vinnie Beeston, Yvonne Nichols, John Seers, Paul Dunnell
- Musical instrument tuition - Bradley Eustace and Sonya Visser on keyboard and digital piano and Rob Nichols and John Lemmon on ukulele and guitar
- Our unique gReyVee Awards for on site and external participation.
- Our incredible Stone the Crows Talent including bush poets, musicians, vocalists and groups
- and not to mention our own Chief Crows - Jim Haynes and Grant Luhrs
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.
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 grey nomads and which is held in the same place at the same time every year ....... Wagga Wagga - Every Easter.
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.
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 2015 Stone the Crows Festival fly even higher!
Our Crow for Stoning
Ready - set - throw