Planning for the premier event of the Parkes and District social calendar, the Parkes Picnic Races, is well underway.
The Parkes Coradgery and Diggers Picnic Races are scheduled for Saturday June 12.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has created numerous challenges for our community, families, and businesses, and we feel it is important that this important community event goes ahead.
Organisers are planning a fully compliant COVID-19 event.
We would like to thank all the patrons and generous sponsors for their support in the past and reassure all community members that the Parkes Picnic races will be bigger and better than ever this year.
The spectator area is in great condition and the venue is now one of the best in the Central West.
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The renovated grandstand and covered bookies rink complete the excellent facilities for punters and a relaxed environment offers something for everyone of all ages.
The June Long Weekend has long since become a 'Back to Parkes' weekend, with many residents opening their homes to friends and relatives who return to Parkes to celebrate for the weekend.
The weekend attracts visitors from all over the state, as well as from interstate.
There will be food on offer from the Quota Ladies, who are back in the saddle driving the canteen in the new renovated grandstand space. There are also full bar facilities on course.
There are several commercial or private marquees providing food and alcohol, so plan for an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!
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