Australian Celtic Festival
The Australian Celtic Festival is the country’s hallmark event of Celtic celebration held annually in Glen Innes Highlands on the first weekend in May .The four day Festival brings clans, cultural groups, dancers and performers from around the world attracted by the unique Celtic experience . Entertainment includes The Australian Celtic Championships ,The Australian Celtic Fashion Awards, Celtic Wedding, street parade, kirking of the tartan, massed pipe bands, strong man, yard dog trials, children’s entertainment, a fun run, dancing, flag raising ceremonies, poet breakfasts, market stalls and Celtic foods. Children attend at no cost which makes the Australian Celtic Festival the perfect family event.
Emmaville Mining Museum
World class collections of gems and minerals on display as well as many historical photographs and memorabilia from the old mining days when Emmaville and Torrington were boom tin mining towns.
Fossicking – the Glen Innes and Inverell district has a number of public fossicking sites offering the chance to find a variety of different gems and minerals.
Land of the Beardies History House and Research Centre
This excellent museum has a fascinating display of the pioneering history of the Glen Innes district including a great collection of old machinery.
The Australian Standing Stones
National monument to Australia’s Celtic pioneers and venue of the very popular Australian Celtic Festival in May each year.
National Parks – Glen Innes is central to a number of National Parks and Nature Reserves, each with its own distinctive character.
Glen Innes is central to a number of National Parks and Nature Reserves, each with its own distinctive character.
The Glen Innes and Inverell district has a number of public fossicking sites offering the chance to find a variety of different gems and minerals.
For more information about fossicking in this area or anywhere in Australia, we recommend that you visit Aussie Lapidary Forum.