Most participating members display items and offer them for sale. 2021 Grafton Jacaranda Festival is going to be SPECTACULAR - Thank you Kevin Hogan & Clarence Valley Council Clarence Valley Council has been successful … Click on the "About" link below to read the page guidelines. By early November, the roads and footpaths are carpeted in fallen purple blossoms as the Jacarandas prepare to don their lighter, green summer outfits. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is open to all woodworkers based in the Clarence Valley and further. Demonstrations of woodwork activities such as carving, turning, scroll saw work, pyrography and texturing are given by members on most days during the display. The competition section has also grown with eight woodwork classes ranging from furniture to toys and puzzles to a novice section thereby catering for all types of woodwork. The 2020 Jacaranda Woodwork display has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Call our Event Development Officer to discuss on 02 6645 0229. A few members choose to display only. Saskia is looking forward to the colour of Jacaranda Thursday and in particular heading to Hanks Kitchen for some once a year purple bread. There are typically over 50 entries for the open competition each year. This is a great venue overlooking the Clarence River with dining and refreshment facilities available. There is a separate High School Student’s competition section that has expanded markedly in recent years. The 10 day event is the oldest floral festival in Australia and growing as an interstate and international tourist destination. A major event each year for the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Art Festival – Woodworking competition and display – Maclean Showgrounds – Date to be advised Turnfest – a woodturners ‘must go’ event – normally held in March. During the display woodwork donated by members is raffled and the proceeds donated to local community appeals (eg. The history of the Jacaranda Festival The Jacaranda RV Rally is held during the Grafton Jacaranda Festival every year. There is a separate High School Student’s competition section that has expanded markedly in recent years. Looking for sponsorship of your special event or festival? During the festival there are over 20 official events and over 50 affiliate events taking place throughout the 10 day program. The website of Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association Inc Taking place over 10 glorious days the Jacaranda Festival hosts a number of fantastic events sure to keep you busy for every second of the day. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels, We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales. With a late night licence, good bistro and cosy bar the Jacaranda Hotel is well worth a visit. Here’s how you reacted to the news. The competition is open to both CVWA members and the public with a small entry fee for non-members. Grafton is a friendly diverse town with a wonderful sense of community spirit. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels, We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales. For many years the display has been held in the upstairs auditorium of the South Grafton Ex-Services Club, Wharf Street, South Grafton. The display is open for nine days incorporating the first week of November. Want to learn about the history of the festival? As mentioned before: 16 October to 11 November is Grafton’s ‘Official’ Jacaranda 2020 season. Most of the events are kept central to the CBD making them easy to walk to, Market Square, Prince Street, Memorial Park and See Park are where most of the action is and all within easy walking distance to and from each other. Prentice House (the heritage building that contains the gallery) is an artpiece in itself. This section now receives around 60 to 120 entries from up to 6 high schools in the area. Taking place over 10 glorious days the Jacaranda Festival hosts a number of fantastic events sure to keep you busy for every second of the day. A few members choose to display only. The club started > Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the lat” >. Most participating members display items and offer them for sale. Robert. The looming possibility of celebrating the city's annual floral festival with a sense of normality by late October was the beacon of hope carried through the initial lockdown phase and into the winter months. The display and the competition sections serve to encourage members to produce high quality woodwork. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels,  We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales.  Our big event each year is our Jacaranda display and sale in Grafton. THE Jacaranda Festival is set to impress this year with a $24,000 sponsorship from Clarence Valley Council. 8 talking about this. Change ). It is within walking distance of local parks, gardens and the beautiful Clarence River.Country style accommodation is available. Come and visit us during Jacaranda and see a great display with a large variety of woodwork items. Artist. It has beautiful trees and historic buildings and a lovely river. Entries close on 12 January – 5 days to go! Grafton City within the Clarence Valley Council area : Jacaranda Festival Part-day from 1pm to 5pm on 31 October 2019 Part-day from 1pm to 5pm on 5 November 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19) The Police Patrol Districts of Maclean, Yamba and lluka, within the Clarence Valley Council area Maclean Show Part-day from 12 midday to 5pm on 8 May 2019 On Thu, 7 May 2020, 9:51 pm Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association, wrote: > Alan J Bishop posted: ” A major event each year for the Clarence Valley > Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition > held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. Our Jacaranda Festival highlights all things beautiful about Grafton, the scenery, the history and the people. ... (including drone and go-pro) that represent connections to the Clarence Valley - our land, our community, our people. Representatives from the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton Chamber of Commerce, Clarence Valley Council and Destination NSW welcomed the announcement from Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis of $20,000 which will assist with marketing this year’s Jacaranda Festival. Making it even more special, the town of Grafton dedicates an entire festival to the natural event – The Grafton Jacaranda Festival. Entries in the open competition are assessed by experienced woodwork identities from outside the club while school student entries are judged by a panel of club members. Once your senses have been invigorated by the Jacarandas, a visit to the Clarence Valley’s hub of fine art – The Grafton Regional Gallery – is a must. Born at 1:30pm on November 1, the beautiful little boy was the first baby born on what would have been the Jacaranda Queen crowning weekend, bestowing him the honour of being the 2020 Jacaranda Festival baby. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This year the Grafton Jacaranda Festival is holding a huge celebration for the 85th birthday of the festival. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. DEADLY TOLL: Clarence Valley road fatalities of 2020. Surfing the Coldstream Festival Yamba. The festival is Grafton’s premier event each year. A major event each year for the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. The event has grown steadily since that time and in recent years around 25 to 30 members have participated in the display with over 2000 items listed for display/sale each year. These titles and crowns carry a lot of responsibility. As usual the city will be abuzz with visitors, special events and of course the most spectacular vista of purple from the city’s Jacaranda trees which line many of the streets in Grafton. View all posts by cvwawoodies, Great article on our exhibition Alan-well done. The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early… Frances Belle Parker - Visual Artist. Come and visit us during Jacaranda and see a great display with a large variety of woodwork items. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service). The Grafton Jacaranda Festival Committee have reluctantly decided to postpone this year’s Festival in light of the evolving Covid-19 situation around the country. The hope, dreams and expectations of the whole community and the ultimate success of the festival all ride on the Jacaranda Party and an amazing Jacaranda Queen and Princess. The display and the competition sections serve to encourage members to produce high quality woodwork. Saskia was nominated by Hanks Kitchen - the longest established bakery in the Clarence Valley. The Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is open to all woodworkers based in the Clarence Valley and further. ( Log Out /  It would be an honour to be chosen as Jacaranda Queen or Princess. ( Log Out /  The event has grown steadily since that time and in recent years around 25 to 30 members have participated in the display with over 2000 items listed for display/sale each year. Saskia enjoys dancing with the Ashley Albert Dance Studio, surfing and playing hockey with McAuley Hockey Club. The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early years, may have had only two or three members displaying work. This classic country pub is centrally located to the heart of Grafton. The competition section has also grown with eight woodwork classes ranging from furniture to toys and puzzles to a novice section thereby catering for all types of woodwork. The Clarence Valley Jacaranda season in Grafton is a way to plug into that sense of wonder, as Grafton’s streets and parks are transformed into something out of a purple dream. Festival. Demonstrations of woodwork activities such as carving, turning, scroll saw work, pyrography and texturing are given by members on most days during the display. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Come and enjoy the marvelous Grafton Jacaranda Festival in all it's purple glory! Often compared to the Japanese cherry blossom event, we were fortunate enough to experience the natural display last year and would absolutely encourage everyone to venture to the Clarence Valley region and marvel in all of its beauty. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels,  We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales. Need our approval to host your special event or festival? Although there was no festival or ceremony this year, Levi’s birth ensured another Jacaranda tradition was kept alive. A major event each year for the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. The purple flowers on the trees and the purple… Grafton Jacaranda Festival. The display is open for nine days incorporating the first week of November. For many years the display has been held in the upstairs auditorium of the South Grafton Ex-Services Club, Wharf Street, South Grafton. This section now receives around 60 to 120 entries from up to 6 high schools in the area. The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early years, may have had only two or three members displaying work. ( Log Out /  There are typically over 50 entries for the open competition each year. ( Log Out /  Our big event each year is our Jacaranda display and sale in Grafton. The full program for this year’s Grafton Jacaranda Festival has been launched with a brand new look and line up to ensure it will be the biggest and best in its 85 year history. Follow Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association on WordPress.com, See our Facebook page – Clarence Valley Woodies. Bob Aitken has contributed these photos and story regarding the CVWA Jacaranda Festival display. During the display woodwork donated by members is raffled and the proceeds donated to local community appeals (eg. Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service). IF EVER there was a litmus test in the Grafton community for the seriousness of the COVID-19 threat, the Jacaranda Festival is it. The Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is open to all woodworkers based in the Clarence Valley and further. Bob Aitken has contributed these photos and story regarding the CVWA Jacaranda Festival display. Entries in the open competition are assessed by experienced woodwork identities from outside the club while school student entries are judged by a panel of club members. The competition is open to both CVWA members and the public with a small entry fee for non-members. The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early years, may have had only two or three members displaying work. The Festival attracts over 35,000 intra and interstate, national and international visitors to Grafton each year, injecting over $2 million in economic benefit to the Clarence Valley. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We promote and showcase local arts and culture in the Clarence Valley. NOTE: In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation the 2020 Jacaranda woodwork display has been cancelled. Come and enjoy the marvelous Grafton Jacaranda Festival in all it's purple glory! A major event each year for the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. The Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is open to all woodworkers based in the Clarence Valley and further. Events support kit - full of handy hints so you don't have to reinvent the wheel; Clarence Valley Events - What's On . A disappointment, but the upside is that the 2021 woodwork display will be bigger than ever as members have another 12 months to produce more masterpieces. For the first time in its 86-year history, the Jacaranda Festival will not go ahead in 2020. How do you spend your spare time? This is a great venue overlooking the Clarence River with dining and refreshment facilities available. Follow Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association on WordPress.com, See our Facebook page – Clarence Valley Woodies. 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