Weeknights and Weekends in Tenterfield
Last updated May 1, 2023
Whether you’re a culture vulture or a market treasure hunter, a winner of raffles or conqueror of mountains, Tenterfield will keep you busy.
There are many fantastic pubs, bowling clubs, taverns, plus wine and craft beer bars in the district, with trivia, live music, DJs, raffles and special events happening every night of the week – perfect opportunities to meet some of our very friendly locals!
Popular annual events include the Autumn Festival, Gravel n Granite Bike Race, Oracles of the Bush, the Bavarian Beer Festival and Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail.
Check out the below websites for what’s on in town or one of our delightful villages and pop some dates in your diary:
Things to do in Tenterfield and surrounds
Heritage and Culture
Beautifully crafted and creatively edited audio stories focusing on Tenterfield and surrounds (plus locations throughout NSW and QLD) Download the free app via Google Play and the App Store or at www.soundtrails.
There are many beautiful historic buildings in town that have been preserved and thoughtfully restored - pick up a brochure for the fascinating self-guided heritage walk from the Tenterfield Visitor Information Centre (157 Rouse St).
A fresh and dynamic approach to Australian history, culture and environment told through innovative displays and exhibitions housed in the beautifully restored National Trust building.
The School of Arts Museum features a collection of Aboriginal artefacts, including stone axe heads and grinding implements as well as boomerangs, clubs, shield and spear thrower and a fire drill set.
The Courtyard Cafe also calls the School of Arts home - open 7 days serving breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea in the leafy courtyard or in air-conditioned comfort within the historic walls.
Corner Rouse and Manners Sts. Find on Facebook
This National Trust building is in near original condition (1860) with years of tobacco stains and patched wooden floors and is filled with fascinating examples of its long history.
Operating as a saddlery for over 100 years it has been immortalised by Tenterfield-born Australian entertainment legend, Peter Allen through his famous song ‘Tenterfield Saddler’.
The iconic bush poet Banjo Patterson was also a regular visitor to the popular meeting spot during his time in the town in the early 1900s. The saddlery is now run by a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers.
123 High St. 02 6736 1478
See talented artisans at work in this welcoming makerspace hosting regular workshops in a wide variety of mediums. Works also for sale.
340 Rouse St
The space displays and promotes the works of local Aboriginal artists, as well as others from further around Australia. Discover original paintings, unique hand-crafted creations and a large selection of gifts and homewares.
299 Rouse St
Celebrating regional Australian small businesses and stocking a wide variety of beautiful products, plus host to regular exhibitions, events and workshops.
316 Rouse St Find on Facebook
My Notes from Gallery and Gift store
Home to beautiful Tenterfield imagery by photographer Lara Flanagan and a lovely selection of giftware including wood prints, greeting cards and seasonal items.
234 Rouse St
Tenterfield Railway Museum
Operating from 1886 to 1989, this wonderful example of Victorian Gothic architecture is a rare example of an almost intact nineteenth century railway precinct.
Today, many of the original operational facilities are still in working condition, with the museum featuring a collection of well-preserved railway artefacts and passionate volunteers can talk you through the many eras of this fascinating site.
Railway Ave. Find on Facebook
Tenterfield Writers' Ink
Providing moral support for emerging and published writers. Newcomers and visitors always welcome. 02 6736 2444
A modern, vibrant and eclectic gallery hosting exhibitions and workshops by local artists plus many wonderful works for sale.
199 Rouse St
Tenterfield Farmers and Producers Market
Tasty food, fresh produce, plants, arts and crafts and much more. 9am - 1pm, 3rd Saturday of the month. Presbyterian Church Grounds.
Cnr Logan and Manners Sts. Find on Facebook
Tenterfield Railway Markets
Arts, books, home-baked treats, clothing, crafts, local produce, plants and much more. 8am - 12pm, 1st Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Tenterfield Railway Museum
21 Railway Ave
Border Railway Market
A wide variety of local art, craft, local produce… something for everyone. 8am – 12:30pm, 1ST Sunday of the month. Also home to Wallangarra Railway Café open 7 days a week– a wonderfully quirky, historic spot outdoors on the platform or inside the station house. Check FB for opening hours.
Rockwell St, Wallangarra, QLD Find on Facebook
100 per cent handcrafted artisan market since 1993, includes unique gifts, fresh produce, foodie delights, plants and organic products. 2nd Sunday of the month and QLD long weekends, 8am – 12noon. Stanthorpe Showgrounds – 45min drive from Tenterfield
8 High Street, Stanthorpe
Music, Theatre and Cinema
Housed in the historic Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts and hosts regular screenings of the latest movies, plus a wide variety of live performances, both professional and by local amateur groups.
205 Rouse St
White Cottage Flower Farm
White Cottage is one of Tenterfield’s hidden gems, an oasis in the country and a must visit for all lovers of cottage gardens, glorious flowers and vintage and farmhouse wares.
Oakland, 193 East Street Find on Facebook
The Tenterfield Drama Group is a special group of people brought together to learn about all aspects of theatre production, from teaching, acting, directing, lighting & sound, costume design, set design, and - of course - promotion.