Events at Rydal

sculpture garden

Daffodils at Rydal

The festival celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal 2016 will take place over the two weekends of 10/11 September and 17/18 September. Mid week visits for prebooked groups are possible on 14,15 and 16 September 2016, $10 entry takes you to all of the gardens.

If you do not wish to drive, groups of 4 to 8 can book with Nyla on 0424 188 779 or Pick up from Katoomba Railway Station 9.30 am return to Katoomba Rail Station 5 pm. Cost $65 pp + garden entry.


Larger groups can book with Madjestic Tours: They have a 20 seater mini bus with pickup/drop off from the Lithgow Train Station.

P: 6352 3803 M: 0414 809 598
Buses are based at the Lithgow Tourist Park which also has a variety of accommodation.

For more information email:Daffodils at Rydal or ring Lindsay: 6359 3237 or Helen: 6355 6360.

Australia Day
26 January is celebrated in the village from 4pm with games and contests such as Billy cart races, gumboot throwing and tugs of war. There is a flag raising ceremony, the national anthem is sung and there is a sausage sizzle.

Rydal Horticultural and Agricultural Show

Held on the first weekend of February at the Rydal Show Ground. Regular exhibitions and events are cattle, sheep, and wool. Horses, yard dog trials, wood chopping, show dogs, horticulture, crafts and cooking. Website:

Anzac Day

April 25th: A commemorative service is held at 2.30pm. The village has two war memorials, one for the First World War at the Rydal Railway Station and one for the Second World War at the Rydal Showground. The ceremony rotates each year.