Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival


Join us in Molong, Yeoval, Orange, Cargo, Borenore, Stuart Town, and more, for a week of bush poetry events for the annual Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival in February 2023.

Banjo Paterson was born in Orange on 17 February 1864 and what more fitting way to celebrate than to gather the best bush poets from across Australia in competition, entertainment and storytelling.

The festival runs from Friday 17 February 2023 to Sunday 26 February 2023 and features many FREE events with no booking required.

The week features poetry brawls, performances, book launches, feasts, workshops, competitions, the national poetry championships, markets, and more!

Put the dates in your diary and explore the Cabonne region's great scenery, food and wine experiences, historic villages and lovely parks and gardens.

View the complete program of events at Orange360's website here.



  • Friday, 17 February 2023 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 26 February 2023 | 11:59 PM