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Monday 6 September, 2021


The show will go on, but in 2022


The Blackville Arts and Market Day Committee is disappointed to announce the decision to cancel the 2021 event on Sunday 17 October due to the current COVID-19 situation in NSW. However, in positive news, the Committee has confirmed that they will instead begin planning for next year’s event on Sunday 16 October, 2022.


“The safety of our community and any potential visitors to Blackville has been the most important factor in this difficult decision,” said President, Eleanor Pengilley. 


“It was a tough call to make, particularly with the work which has gone into getting a largely new Committee off the ground over the past few months. However, after consultation with local representatives from Blackville Public School, NSW Police and the Liverpool Plains Shire Council, and taking into consideration current restrictions across the state, we were unable to see a feasible way forward without compromising on safety.


“We are particularly disappointed on behalf of our beneficiaries - Blackville Public School and Tamworth Family Support Service - our sponsors and our confirmed stallholders who will be impacted by this decision. We thank them for their understanding and support, and look forward to working with them all next year.”


The 2022 event will again raise money for Blackville Public School and Tamworth Family Support Service. It will feature artisan wares, boutique stalls, gourmet food, live music, kids entertainment and a bar, and promises to be a great day out for the whole family. 


“We hope that by this time next year, the days of cancelled events will be far behind us, aided by high vaccination rates across the country,” said Mrs Pengilley. 


“We can’t wait to be able to again bring our community together, and welcome visitors back to this wonderful corner of the world.”


This will be the second time the event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

For more information or to plan your visit to the 2022 Blackville Arts and Market Day, visit

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