2019’s Rural Women’s Health Forum via The Rural Naturopath- this year moving online!

Many of our region’s much loved events have had to postpone or cancel for 2020, but some have shown fantastic innovation in changing format, like the Rural Womens Health Summit.
From the comfort of your couch, ticket-holders can hear from 15 amazing speakers over 5 days and take part in virtual tutorials like sauerkraut-making from June 22 to 26, and view the recordings anytime afterwards.
Topics include mental health, farm safety, womens health, using food as medicine and using creativity to improve your health.
Hayley Dawson

Hayley Dawson, Glenthompson local behind the event, said:

“It’s really sad that we can’t run this event in person, but I just couldn’t run a health event that may affect attendees’ health.

We have, however, trialed the online event format with a “calm through chaos” event held in May and had amazing success and feedback.

The event reached people all over Australia which allowed rural women to feel connect and support in such a difficult time.

Now we can support even more rural women and empower them to live happier and healthier lives.

I can’t wait to share the knowledge from all these fantastic speakers with the wider rural community.”

Tickets pre-event and the recording you can access anytime can be found at theruralnaturopath.com.


Sheepvention Rural Expo 

Our region’s largest event, the mammoth 3-day Sheepvention Rural Expo, has also adapted for the current COVID-19 climate, by ensuring that a key component of the event; the Ram Sale, occurs online on Tuesday August 4.

The sale will be held via the AuctionsPlus platform from 11am, and will include simultaneous and individual sale lots, but still with the unique pen of 5 format of the regular event.

Stay up to date at hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au and keep an eye out for the lift out in the Hamilton Spectator on the 25th July.

Sheepvention Ram Sale


HRBA Virtual Trivia Night
The Hamilton Regional Business Association are hosting an online trivia night on Friday 26 July, and you’re invited!
From 6-7pm you can join in the fun from the comfort of your own couch, and win vouchers for delicious local cafes!
1st Prize: $150 Voucher for Tosca Browns
2nd Prize: $100 for Little Koi
3rd Prize: $50 for Jack & Jude
See their Facebook Page for details and the registration link!


Get Me A Gig

The Hamilton Performing Arts Centre have done something totally different to benefit local performers, and those of us craving an engaging hybrid entertainment!


Get Me A Gig is a Facebook live event with a ‘real life’ component streamed live from the PAC stage every Friday night from 7pm to August 21st- complete with an intimate (but socially distanced) audience!

We spoke to PAC Manager, Ben Hunter, and got the inside scoop on the event HERE.

Tune in to the PAC Facebook Page each Friday to enjoy this live variety show, or to find out more about submitting your video entry- there’s money up for grabs and the chance to participate in the finale event!


Ray Adams at Hamilton Performing Arts Centre


Check our Business & Community Directory for more innovations, event updates and to find out what’s open locally!