Saturday 27th August, 12pm to 6pmBatlow Showgrounds

Below you’ll find answers to common questions about the event. If there’s something not covered, get in touch and email with any other questions.

Ticket sales close at 10am, Saturday 27th August. NO TICKET SALES AT THE GATE ON THE DAY.


Festival-goers can drive to the event or catch one of our free buses from surrounding locations.

The Batlow Showgrounds is the venue for Winter Bites Festival in Batlow. If you’re driving, you can park in the surrounding streets. No parking is allowed within the showgrounds.

Free buses will be departing from:

  • Tumbarumba, 11:15am – from the TrainLink bus stop in Union Lane (the carpark behind the Tumbarumba Hotel)
  • Wagga Wagga, 10:15am – from the Visitor Information Centre car park
  • Tumut, 11:20am – from the CountryLink bus stop in Russell Street
  • Adelong, 11:20am – from the CountryLink bus stop in Pioneer Street

Save your seat on the buses by completing this online form. Bus bookings close Friday 26th August at 8pm.

Note: The buses are classed as public transport so wearing a mask is essential while aboard.


Gates open at 12pm. Please bring your Winter Bites Festival ticket either on your phone or printed so it can be scanned by our team on entry.

All attendees will receive a complimentary wine tumbler on arrival to use throughout the day.


  • 12:15pm Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony
  • 12:30pm Lucy Ridge and the Derby Widows
  • 1:45pm You Am I
  • 3:00pm Kingswood
  • 4:15pm Jack Biilmann & The Black Tide
  • 5:15pm The Barren Spinsters


There’ll be all kinds of local and regional goodies including:

  • Courabyra Wines
  • Crafty Cider
  • Ladbroken Distillery
  • MKS Café
  • Munday’s Catering
  • Pimientoas Paella
  • The Apple Thief Ciders
  • The Smoking Butcher
  • Tumut River Brewing Company
  • Woodfire Desire Pizza

St Joseph’s School Community Council will also have meat and gravy rolls and sausages.

You can buy food and drinks for consumption at the event, or take some home for later (there’ll be a collection point at the exit). Cash and EFTPOS facilities will be available at the stalls.

EDIT (25/8): Riverina Gin and Junee Licorice & Chocolate are no longer able to attend.


Winter Bites is a pet free event – no pets will be allowed on the grounds (support animals are permitted).

You’ll find plenty of chairs and tables spread around the event site, but feel free to bring a picnic blanket along if you like.

No food or drinks may be brought into the venue.


Masks are not mandatory as our event is outdoors, though you are welcome to wear one.

Please follow the latest health advice by maintaining physical distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying home if unwell.

Don’t limit your visit to just the festival, there’s a whole lot more to explore in the Snowy Valleys, plus some incredible fringe events lined up throughout the weekend. You can check these out here.


You’ll be able to get your hands on our exclusive Winter Bites scarves, beanies, stubby holders and blankets. They’ll be available for purchase at the event.


Please remember to wear (or bring) warm clothes and feel free reach out if you have other requirements that are not covered above or questions about accessibility.

P.S. Don’t forget to share with #WinterBites or tag us @winterbitesfestival on social media – we’d love to see you enjoying the festival!