Gulgong gold rush, more than digging!

Gulgong will once again celebrate a lesser-known aspect of its gold rush history on the October long weekend, with the return of the Gulgong Chinese Gold Festival.

Held first in 2015, the festival celebrates the strong Chinese population among the goldfields of Gulgong and around Australia.

The parade was the highlight of last year’s festival, with rickshaws, representatives of the Chinese community and locals dressing as miners from the gold rush to bring the flavour of the 1800s to town, 

The festival will be held from September 30 to October 2, and will include a bush dance, markets and camel races, as well as the return of the parade.

Kids will be able to buy a mining license to try gold digging for themselves, and the young persormers of the Ten Dollar Circus will demonstrate their skills.

Kids will be able to buy a mining license and try they luck gold digging or enjoy the young performers from Ten Dollar Circus demonstrating their skills.

Local businesses will be invited to participate by decorating their premises in keeping with the theme, and judges will reward the best decorations.