Family Fun Night


WHEN: Friday 13 October, 5PM-11PM 

WHERE: Ron Crowe Oval, West Wyalong

COST: Free



Join us on Friday 13 October for a picnic-style night of music, food and entertainment. Entry and entertainment are FREE and a number of specialty food and drink vans will be in attendance with a variety of cuisines for purchase that will ensure the whole family is happy - and full.

There is no shortage of entertainment with a number of carnival rides for the kids, roving stilt walkers, inflatables and games for the little ones and teens. There will also be an accessible space for people of all ages to chill out, including those with disability and sensory related needs and their carers. 

And don't worry, we haven't forgotten the adults with live performances by Ben O'Kane and the Mighty Yak and one of regional NSW's first drone shows. 

The drone show will run from 9PM until 9.30PM. 

One of our own has been closely involved in the development of this fantastic drone production.

Bernie has written in his own words all about what it means to live, work and play in the Bland Shire. He talks about our proud history, the achievements of our present and our promising future.

Voiced by actress Sigrid Thornton, this one makes us love this place even more.




Resister for your chance to win exclusive access to a VIP area and a dinner/drink voucher valued at over $100.

Free event tickets are required on the day, not available at the gate.


Free shuttle busses will be running to and from Ron Crowe Oval on the evening departing from each of the below pick up points at the below times: 

Start pick up times: 5:15PM, 6PM, 6:45PM. 

From pick up points: Herridge Park (Toppy), Outback Cafe, Bernardi's Supermarket, West Wyalong Bowling Club. 

To Drop off point: Ron Crowe only. 


Return pick up times: 9:30PM, 10:15PM, 11PM. 

Pick up points: Ron Crowe only. 

Drop off points: Herridge Park (Toppy), Outback Cafe, Bernardi's Supermarket, West Wyalong Bowling Club. 


  • Parking will be limited, so we encourage attendees to use the complimentary shuttle busses.  

  • Mobility parking will be available in the basketball stadium carpark for those with a mobility parking permit.  

  • There will be a drop-off and pick up zone for attendees at the main gate of Ron Crowe Oval (please see below map for details).  

  • Please see the below map for emergency access points and further logistical details.  

  • Please be respectful of our neighbours and ensure when parking on the street that you are not blocking any driveways or entryways.  


  • Pedestrian entry points will be at Ron Crowe Oval Main Gate and via Perseverance Street (please see map attached for details).  

  • Please have your tickets ready to be viewed (either digitally or printed) prior to entry.  

  • If you are over the age of 18, please have your ID ready to be checked prior to entry.  

  • Please have bags ready to be checked on entry.  

  • Wristbands will be provided to all attendees. 


  • The drone show will be running from 9PM for a 10 minute duration.  

  • 15 minutes prior to the drone show, patrons will be required to move to the grandstand side of Ron Crowe Oval to ensure they are not within the drone exclusion zone.  

  • The exclusion zone is marked on the below map, if you need to leave the site during the drone show you will need to exit via Short Street.  

  • Marshals will be present to direct patrons at this time, and to ensure that patrons adhere to the drone exclusion zone. 


  • There will be a Council and Hearts of Gold Committee information marquee at the event, please visit this marquee if you are in need of assistance for any reason, including first aid.  

  • Please be sure to supervise children at all times. Any lost or unattended children should be taken to the Council and Hearts of Gold Committee Marquee for collection from parents.  

  • Hearts of Gold Committee members and Council employees will be wearing high-vis vests and easily identifiable shirts. A photo of these individuals will be shared to the Hearts of Gold Festival Facebook page prior to the event. Please approach these individuals for assistance throughout the evening if required.  


  • Please be mindful and courteous of our neighbours when entering and exiting the event – do not make loud noises and please do not leave rubbish on any properties.  

  • Remember to bring a hat, sunglasses and any other necessary sun/insect protection. 

  • There will be limited seating so don’t forget to bring a picnic rug or a chair.  

  • Enjoy yourself and look out for one another!  



Bland Shire Council 

(02) 6972 2266