Clarence Valley Country Muster returns w/ music, towing safety and onsite camping

The Clarence Valley Muster Is Back, writes John Westbury. Pics Wendy Gordon.

Covid plus two lots of floods and the loss of good friends had a great affect around the Clarence Valley in N.S.W. but like all country folk, Wendy Gordon and friends in the area didn’t let this get the better of them.

So, the 2022 Clarence Valley Country Muster is back after a two-year hiatus featuring the one and only Sheik of Scrubby Creek, Chad Morgan and country rocking keyboards king, Jade Hurley.

Time to hit Terry Gordon OAM Blvd

Held annually on Wendy Gordon’s property near Grafton, NSW, the gates open for this self-contained campers’ event on Saturday, October 22, ahead of the opening on Monday, October 24 when nightly entertainment and walk-ups begin around the intimate Tex Morton Stage in the fabulous setting of Wendy’s glorious gardens. The main  entertainment starts on Friday and concludes on Sunday, October 30

Muster goers will be the first to see and purchase the limited-edition first run of Chad’s much-anticipated biography, a salute to his unprecedented 70 years of continuous touring, recording and performing. Country radio king Nick Erby has come out of retirement to conduct the book launch – and of course, the Sheik will be there to entertain the masses.

Jade Hurley, piano man, a headline act!

Jade Hurley has been laughing his way around Australia on the back of Clarence Muster sponsor Bloomer Transport’s trucks for the past two years. The much-celebrated piano man says it’s the best publicity he’s ever had! Jade can’t wait to finally get amongst the action at Ulmarra in October.

The program really packs a punch for fans of traditional, classic country, rock’n’roll, bluegrass, ballads, bush poetry and more and the artists are keen to take their turn on the Muster Main Stage. Some of Australia’s leading independent entertainers and bush poets including Kiara Rodrigues, Gina Timms, Tracy Coster, Terry Gordon, Glenn Jones, Justin Standley, Ray Essery and Gary Fogarty.

Camping onsite, plus towing demonstrations

It’s a huge gathering for motorhomers, caravanners and other self-contained campers. As you’d expect there’s entertainment by the score along with some excellent market stalls, informative workshops, food outlets and cake stalls.

As a service to Muster patrons, Transport for NSW, in conjunction with Tow-Ed, will be onsite from October 28 to 29 to discuss safety issues associated with caravanning such as allowable weight limits, managing driver fatigue and so much more.

To stay for the full six days (and two additional days at no cost), it’s priced at just $160 per person or $40 for a day pass. To book your spot call Wendy on 0432 741 947 or visit the website where you will find the full program of events and everything else you need to know.