Bribbaree, on the edge of the Hilltops Region, is just 35 minutes west of Young, at the beginning of the great Western Plains of NSW.
The village has a marvellous pub, and is an excellent base for exploring the Weddin Mountains and Ben Hall’s Caves to the east. The vibrant community spirit is evident in the welcome delivered by friendly locals, and the church buildings are worth a look.
THE LOCAL SHOW IS AN ANNUAL HIGHLIGHT
Outstanding facilities at Bribbaree Showground make it the hub of the village, a magnet to people from afar and venue for major state and national events organised by the likes of the National Team Yarders Association and the NSW Cutters Association.
The showground is home to three organisations: Bribbaree Show Society, Tubbul Campdraft and Bribbaree Pony Club which all devise regular events. Most weeks the showground hosts some activity as the facilities are also available for hire by outside organisations and camping facilities are available on the ground.
The Bribbaree Show, known by patrons as “The Mini Royal Show” is an annual event held on the Saturday of the October long weekend and is famed for its horse events and team yarding.
The annual show is always a great opportunity to catch up with current and past residents and visitors receive a warm welcome too. There’s even some great local raconteurs and the odd tall story or two swapped in the glow of country camaraderie.
An excellent pavilion provides a showcase for local talent and produce, and you’ll find poultry, sheep, market stalls, an animal patting zoo, face painting and free tractor rides.
Bribbaree is a small country village with a big heart and the community is always raising funds for worthy charities. The village also boasts a bowling club, community hall, park, NRMA garage and of course the Bribbaree Public School.