The last weekend in October is when Jamberoo comes alive, with a number of community organisations holding separate events within walking distance of each other.
The result is the village taking on a great festive feel for locals and visitors, and funds being raised for a variety of good causes.
Jamberoo Car Show and Family Day
Sun 28 October, 10-3pm
Kevin Walsh Oval, Gold coin entry
Last year, it attracted 400 exhibitors and over 2000 visitors, raising over $8000 for the Jamberoo Red Cross and Rural Fire Service.
It brings together vintage, classic and modified cars, as well as a popular stationary engine display of engines and vintage machinery.
“This year we will also have displays of part finished projects from two elite custom car builders,” says Steve McBride.
“They will be available to discuss the projects and offer advice to enthusiasts.”
There will also be the added attraction of a petting zoo and jumping castle to keep the children entertained, as well as the obligatory sausage sizzle.
Spring Rose Show
Sat 27 October, noon-5pm (Official opening 2pm)
Sun 28 October, 9-3pm
Jamberoo School of Arts Entry $5/$3
The Illawarra Regional Rose Society’s annual spring show is not to be missed. It regularly brings together over 700 entries showcasing an amazing array of roses of all shapes, sizes and colours.
We promise it will be hard to tear yourself away. The aroma is heavenly, and there’s afternoon tea provided by Jamberoo Cubs.
If you’re there for the close at 3.15pm on the Sunday, there’s the opportunity to buy your favourite displays to enjoy at home for another few days.
Sounds like all the ingredients for an episode of Midsomer Murders.
Red Cross Art Show
27-28 October, 10-4pm
Club Jamberoo, free entry
The Jamberoo Red Cross, in conjunction with the Jamberro Art Group, is holding its annual Art Show on the big weekend.
All of the paintings are for sale, with the Red Cross getting 10 per cent commission.
As is tradition, the winner of last year’s Show, Brett McGrath, has donated a painting for this year’s raffle.
There will also be a craft table, and an array of old linen on sale to raise money for the cause.
Jamberoo Village Market
Sun 28 October, 9-2pm
Now run by the CWA, the monthly Jamberoo Village Market offers a lovely range of stalls in a beautiful park setting. It’s right next door to where the Car Show is being held.
Jamberoo Book Fair
27-28 October, 10-4pm
St Matthew’s Church Hall
Now this is a book fair.
Thousands of books at bargain prices. Could mean two trips to Jamberoo, to get the first dibs and do the car show.
Don’t leave Jamberoo without visiting, despite its out of the way location down Chapel Lane. Cakes and plants on sale too.