A tour through NSW's Riverina region

FEBRUARY: Held in early February, the Carrathool Best of the Bough Shed Races always attract a crowd and competitors in the Jillaroo Sprint and Jackaroo Dash.
FEBRUARY: Held in early February, the Carrathool Best of the Bough Shed Races always attract a crowd and competitors in the Jillaroo Sprint and Jackaroo Dash.
JANUARY: Celebrate the first day of the new year by heading to the Tumbarumba rodeo.

JANUARY: Celebrate the first day of the new year by heading to the Tumbarumba rodeo.

FEBRUARY: Hundreds of gumis - rafts made from inflated inner tubes - race to Wagga Beach every February.

FEBRUARY: Hundreds of gumis - rafts made from inflated inner tubes - race to Wagga Beach every February.

FEBRUARY: The Cootamundra beach volleyball competition and triathlon is a popular late summer event.

FEBRUARY: The Cootamundra beach volleyball competition and triathlon is a popular late summer event.

MARCH: Poet John O’Brien is immortalised in Narrandera’s annual festival named in his honour.

MARCH: Poet John O’Brien is immortalised in Narrandera’s annual festival named in his honour.

MARCH: The Wagga rodeo is always popular.

MARCH: The Wagga rodeo is always popular.

MARCH/APRIL: Griffith comes alive on Easter Saturday with the vibrant La Festa. More than 12,000 turned out for the celebration of wine, food and music 2012.

MARCH/APRIL: Griffith comes alive on Easter Saturday with the vibrant La Festa. More than 12,000 turned out for the celebration of wine, food and music 2012.

MARCH/APRIL: Every second Easter, Leeton comes alive for the SunRice Festival.

MARCH/APRIL: Every second Easter, Leeton comes alive for the SunRice Festival.

APRIL: The Annual Narrandera Koala Count takes place each April and volunteers measure the local koala population.

APRIL: The Annual Narrandera Koala Count takes place each April and volunteers measure the local koala population.

APRIL: Tumut celebrates the end of autumn with the Festival of the Falling Leaf at the end of the month.

APRIL: Tumut celebrates the end of autumn with the Festival of the Falling Leaf at the end of the month.

SEPTEMBER: With nearly 1000 exhibitors, there’s something for everyone at the Henty Machinery Field Days.

SEPTEMBER: With nearly 1000 exhibitors, there’s something for everyone at the Henty Machinery Field Days.

SEPTEMBER: The Lake to Lagoon fun run and family cycle sees thousands run their way from Lake Albert to Wollundry Lagoon in Wagga’s CBD.

SEPTEMBER: The Lake to Lagoon fun run and family cycle sees thousands run their way from Lake Albert to Wollundry Lagoon in Wagga’s CBD.

OCTOBER: 20,000 people make the trip to Deniliquin for the iconic ute muster and Play on the Plains Festival each October long weekend.

OCTOBER: 20,000 people make the trip to Deniliquin for the iconic ute muster and Play on the Plains Festival each October long weekend.

OCTOBER: Australia’s national farm sculpture and arts event, the Spirit of the Land festival, is held at Lockhart on the second weekend in October.

OCTOBER: Australia’s national farm sculpture and arts event, the Spirit of the Land festival, is held at Lockhart on the second weekend in October.

NOVEMBER: The Snake Gully Cup is a big day on the Gundagai calendar, and is followed the next day with the Hair of the Dog race day.

NOVEMBER: The Snake Gully Cup is a big day on the Gundagai calendar, and is followed the next day with the Hair of the Dog race day.

DECEMBER: In Holbrook, the New Year is welcomed by hundreds at the showgrounds for the Holbrook NYE B&S Ball.

DECEMBER: In Holbrook, the New Year is welcomed by hundreds at the showgrounds for the Holbrook NYE B&S Ball.