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Its all happening this weekend!

The Lithgow region will come alive this October Long Weekend with a huge program of activities.

The Inaugural Beatlesfest will take place with event rights across Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland including free and ticketed events. There will be musical performances, art displays, food events and even a Vintage Vinyl and Clothing Fair. If you love the Beatles, or just a good fun day and night out, check out the program on page 16 for all the details.

The Born to Run Festival will see up to 70 runners taking on the trails around the old Portland cement Works, now know as The Foundations in a series of trail running events open to all ages and levels of running. The event attracts runners from around the region and is growing each year, giving trail running enthusiasts a unique and challenging course with a touch of heritage thrown in. For all the details visit

The Foundations will also be hosting their renowned Twilight Markets on Saturday evening from 4pm – 9pm. There will be stalls aplenty, food trucks, coffee vans and always the Lounge Catz providing musical entertainment. The event always attracts a large audience so it pays to get there early and you could even take in the Vintage Vinyl market taking place in the Annexe or head over to the Coronation hotel for the Beatles Open Mic competition.

The October long weekend will also feature a range of events in other parts of the regions as the spring weather looks like it may finally stick around a bit and give people an opportunity to enjoy the best the region has to offer.

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