Events at Rydal

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Daffodils at Rydal
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The festival celebrates the arrival of spring. Thousands of daffodils have been planted in the parks and gardens of Rydal. Daffodils at Rydal 2015 will take place over the two weekends of 12/13 September and 19/20 September. Mid week visits for prebooked groups are possible on 15,16 & 17 September 2015.

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. Visit

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.

Rose Day at Lorjon
8 November 2015 from 11 am. Contact Lorraine: 6355 6222 – hundreds of roses in big country garden.

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.

Church Services for 2015

St Matthew's Catholic Church:
3 May 11.30 am
9 August 11.30 am
11 October 11.30 am
13 December 11.30 am