Charles Sturt University Brew & Bite

Crowds browsing the lit up food night markets located on the road in front of All Saints Anglican Church.

Charles Sturt University Brew & Bite is a two day event held over Friday 7 July, 4pm to 9pm, and Saturday 8 July, 12noon to 9pm.

Rug up and come out to enjoy delicious, mulled wines, spiced ciders, local gins and craft ales from some of the region’s best vignerons, brewers and distillers.

Make sure to bring or buy your reusable Bathurst Winter Festival cup and match your drop to your favourite bite to eat!

What's On

Delicious Bites


Brazilian Flame BBQ | BBQ beef, rice, beans, salad and fries

Carolina Smoke | Low 'n' slow smoked meats

Cold Rock Ice Creamery | Ice cream

Crosdales BBQ | Slow cooked meats

Curly Potatoes | Curly potatoes on a stick

Dessert Dealer | Mini doughnuts, bubble waffles, drinks and crushes

Dippin Dots | Frozen balls of ice cream

Epic Wedges | Wedges, salt & pepper squid, fish & chips and chips & gravy

Fluffy Crunch | Fairy floss

JJG's Chill & Grill | Burgers, wings, chicken, loaded fries and churros

Mr. PIG | Burgers, wings and loaded fries

Mr Puff | Loaded doughnut balls

Robi's Kitchen | Sri Lankan

Rolling Schnitzel | Schnitzel in snack packs, wraps, burgers and fries

Saffron Indian | Authentic Indian dishes

Saltbush Meats | Slow cooked lamb rolls

Som Som Candy | Fairy floss

Souvlaki Wraps | Authentic Greek chargrilled lamb, chicken and halloumi wraps

Swirl & Dip | Ice Cream, coffee, milkshakes and slushies

Trang Hue | Vietnamese street food

Turkish Gozleme | Gozleme

Walkabout Barista | Coffee, smoothie and acai bowels, toasties, crossaints, pies and rolls

Yummytime Dumpling | Dumplings

Tasty Brews, Wines and Ciders

Reusable Bathurst Winter Festival wine glass sitting on a sandstone block with festoon lighting in the background.

Enjoy a drop of some of the regions best wines, brews, ciders and spirits.

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

Charles Sturt Winery & Cellar Door | Wine

Badlands Brewery | Beer

Bathurst Grange Distillery | Gin & tonic, boozy hot chocolates, whiskey liqueur

Bellbrook Friends Winery | Red wine, Rose wine, mulled wine

Broken Bean Spirits | Espresso martini cans, coffee liqueur, cold brew coffee, coffee vodka

Canobolas Brewing Co/Mad Hatter Beverage Co | Cocktails (spritz, espresso martini, mules) beer, pale ales, wine (red & white NV, prosecco)

Cosmo Brewing | Beer

Grass Parrot Vineyard | Bottled wine, mulled wine

Peterson House | Premium sparkling wine

Reckless Brewing Co. | Beer

Renzaglia Wines | Red wine, white wine, mulled wine

Rock Forest Vineyard | Bottled wine, mulled wine

Small Acres Cyder | Pomme apple cider, poire pear cider heritage blend apple cider, golden knot non-alcoholic cider, mulled cider

Stone Pine Distillery | Rum + mixer, gin + mixer

Twilight Markets

Kings Parade with lit up market stalls at night.

Browse the artesian markets selling an array of unique products. The following stalls will be showcasing their products.

  • Artesian Opal & Gem
  • Ashliey Designs
  • Bathurst Chocolate Boutique
  • BUB & KO
  • Buzzy Designs
  • C & C Candles
  • Cowra Gold
  • Cub and Calf
  • Eclectic Colour
  • Enids Emporium
  • Half A Frock
  • Jed and Ginger
  • Jo's Bows and Things
  • K Nine Dog Coats
  • Kaniz Lights
  • Kitts Knits/The Crocheting Tree
  • Little Bumble Bugs
  • Lush Soy Candles
  • Mazzart
  • Milo and Moo Chocolates
  • Nutrimetics
  • Nutsy's Knittwears
  • Paint Your Own Ceramics
  • Patrick James Sauce
  • Pick of the Scrunch
  • Rainbow of Knots Macrame
  • Raven Handcrafted Designs
  • Realm of Fire
  • Redfrog Gifts
  • Rochelle Jean Fashions
  • Sally's Crafts
  • Spiritual Secrets
  • Tall Tanny Creations
  • The Leadlight Window
  • The Sage Cove
  • The Shearers Wife Soap
  • Those Little Gnomes
  • Walker's Beef Jerky
  • WillowBee

Silent Disco

6pm - 9pm

Dance the night away at the Silent Disco located in the forecourt of the Bathurst Court House.

Choose your channel and dance like nobody's watching as the colours of the Courthouse illumination splash over you.


You can expect to catch some spectacular live entertainment, from stilt walkers to fire dancers, professional ice skaters to local musicians, it will wow! 

Friday 7 July

Kings Parade Stage

4pm - 9pm | DJ Max Simmons

Machattie Park Rotunda Stage

4pm - 9pm | DJ Blake Sanders

Throughout both Kings Parade and Machattie Park

4pm - 7pm | CircusBox interactive circus shows

4pm - 9pm | Facepainting

6pm - 9pm | LED hula hooping have-a-go sessions

6pm - 9pm | Roving LED hula hoopers

6pm - 9pm | Roving giant LED peacock

6pm - 9pm | Roving fire performers

Bathurst Court House forecourt

6pm - 9pm | Silent disco

Bathurst CBD

Sundown - 10pm | Illuminations

Sundown - 10pm | Asteroids multi-player illumination game

Saturday 8 July

Kings Parade Stage

12noon | Bathurst City & RSL Concert Band

1pm | Promenade Dance School

1.20pm | Bathurst City & RSL Concert Band

2.05pm | Bathurst Academy of Dance

2.35pm | Carillon Junior Theatrical Society

3.00pm | King & Queen of Green (waste education show)

4.00pm | Layla Stark

6.00pm | Felix Albert & the Gentlemanly Two

Machattie Park Rotunda Stage

1.00pm | Chloe Swannell Duo

5.00pm | The Invisible Bees

6.00pm | Momentum Duo

Throughout Kings Parade & Machattie Park

12pm - 9pm | Facepainting 

4pm - 7pm | CircusBox interactive circus shows

6pm - 9pm | LED hula hooping have-a-go sessions

6pm - 9pm | Roving LED hula hoopers

6pm - 9pm | Roving LED robot stiltwalkers

6pm - 9pm | Roving Fire performers

McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink

5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm | Ice skating shows

Bathurst Court House forecourt

6pm - 9pm | Silent disco

Bathurst CBD

Sundown - 10pm | Illuminations

Sundown - 10pm | Asteroids multi-player illumination game 

Enchanted Forest


Wander through the enchanted forest and be mesmerised by an array of immersive light installations that light up Machattie Park from sundown to 10pm each night.

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See Bathurst's historic buildings lit up with spectacular illuminations bringing to life this year's theme 'Connections'.

Walk the illumination light work to see the buildings come alive with colour as stunning light shows play across their walls.

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Winter Playground

Get your adrenaline pumping in the Winter Playground!

See the festival from above as you ride the Giant Ferris Wheel or get lost in the mind-bending Kaleidoscope Mirror Maze. 

The fun doesn't stop there, you can also take a spin on the Sizzler, Storm, RipTide, Tea Cups or brave the Giant Slide!

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McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink

Two girls ice skating on the McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink holding hands and dressed in warm knit jumpers.

Skate on the spectacular 30m outdoor McDonald's Bathurst Ice Rink with the historic illuminated Bathurst Courthouse as a backdrop.

Sessions run 9am - 9pm daily, with last session starting at 8pm.

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Proudly brought to you by Charles Sturt University.

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  • Friday, 07 July 2023 | 04:00 PM - Saturday, 08 July 2023 | 09:00 PM


Kings Parade & Machattie Park, Bathurst, 2795