Jamberoo is in for a busy weekend on the 22-23 October, with the Rose Show being accompanied by the Jamberoo Art Show, a book fair, a photography and pottery exhibition and a car show.
Thousands of roses from some of the best rose growers in the state, as well as the Society’s members in the Illawarra, will be on display.
The perfume and the extraordinary colours are a real treat for the senses. No wonder it is regarded as one of the best rose shows in Australia.
You’ll be tempted to buy a rose bush.
The Car Show and Family Day is in its inaugural year, and is being organised as a joint effort by the Jamberoo Red Cross and the Jamberoo Rural Fire Service.
“We’ve got lots of car and bike clubs coming along, and quite a number of locals are getting their treasures out of the garage,” says the Red Cross’ Barbara Adams.
“There is no charge for entering the vehicles this first time while we sort out our systems, so anyone with an interesting car or bike is welcome to bring them along.”
Appropriately, the Firies are putting on a BBQ, and the ladies of the Red Cross are going to be doing Devonshire Teas.
The Red Cross is also going to be hard at work at the Art Show, selling raffle tickets and running a stall. A percentage of art show sales are also being donated to their cause.
The Catholic Church is running its annual Book Fair at its hall, with all the books sorted by author.
In addition, local artists Linda Faires and Jodi Dawson are having an exhibition and sale of their photography and pottery at the RSL Club over the weekend.
Illawarra Rose Show 22-23 October, School of Arts,
Allowrie St. From noon-5pm on Sat and 9-3.30pm Sun.
Jamberoo Car Show & Family Day Sun 23 October,
Kevin Walsh Oval, 10-3pm.
Jamberoo Art Show 22-23 October, Bowling Club
St Matthews Book Fair 22-23 October,
Church Hall, Chapel Lane, 10.30-3pm