What’s On

Aug
31
Sat
Women of Distinction: Revealing the Lives of the Ladies, Guests and Servants of Old Government House @ Old Government House
Aug 31 2019 – Aug 16 2020 all-day
Women of Distinction: Revealing the Lives of the Ladies, Guests and Servants of Old Government House @ Old Government House |  |  |

A new annual exhibition in the upstairs rooms of Old Government House brings together items from the National Trust (NSW)’s collections and on loan from other sources, to provide new insights into the women who lived in, worked at and influenced this nationally significant place throughout its many decades of change.
While many are known to us, such as Elizabeth Macquarie, Lady Mary Fitzroy and Elizabeth Macarthur, others remain more peripheral, overshadowed by their male contemporaries and circumstances. And yet, so many were achievers beyond their years and times.
Learn about Anna Jospeha Coombe, who married Philip Gidley King in England in March 1791. Four days later she sailed to the colony to live on Norfolk Island, and later became the first wife of a governor to live here. Mary Caroline Stewart, nee Fitzroy, arrived with her husband and four daughters in August 1849 to take on the role of Vice Regal Hostess for her father, Governor Sir Charles Fitzroy, after the tragic death of her mother – a role she fulfilled to acclaim.
Discover stories of convicts and servants – most recently the Matrons who cared for the boys of The Kings School, and the women of the National Trust (NSW) who readied the property for its first Royal visit in April 1970, after its care was vested in the National Trust in 1967.
(Please note the exhibition is only accessible via a flight of stairs.)

Old Government House is open Tuesday –Sunday, 10am-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm), closed Mondays.

Jan
19
Sun
Live Pro Wrestling School Hoildays Show @ Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Club
Jan 19 @ 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Live Pro Wrestling School Hoildays Show @ Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Club |  |  |

Come celebrate the school holidays with a fun professional wrestling show suitable for the whole family from Wrestle Strong Dojo in Partnership with the charity Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia. Matches include both heavyweight and Jnr heavyweight bouts and include an array of different wrestlers and luchadors. Come see the final round of the Heavyweight Tournament and witness which two wrestlers will make it to the final round to take on each other for the Wrestle Strong Dojo Heavyweight title.
Tickets are only $15 for General Admission and $10 for children under 12yrs for over 2 hours of fun exciting matches.
Tickets are available online at the door on event day.

Jan
22
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
Jan 22 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.

Jan
23
Thu
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway
Jan 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway

Harness racing is held at the Penrith Paceway every Thursday night, with the usual start time of around 6pm for the first race.

Jan
24
Fri
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club
Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
See the dogs run!

Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Friday Night.

The club also has Wednesday twilight meetings throughout the entire season.

Entry Adults $7, Seniors and accompanied children under are 16’s free.

The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons.

The track has a loam surface with a cable lure system in operation.

Jan
27
Mon
Penrith Lions Club Meeting @ Penrith Bowling Club
Jan 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Penrith Lions Club Meeting @ Penrith Bowling Club

New members always welcome at the Penrith Lions Club.

Jan
29
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
Jan 29 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.

Jan
30
Thu
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway
Jan 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Harness Racing @ Penrith Paceway

Harness racing is held at the Penrith Paceway every Thursday night, with the usual start time of around 6pm for the first race.

Jan
31
Fri
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club
Jan 31 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Greyhound Racing @ Richmond Race Club | Richmond | New South Wales | Australia
See the dogs run!

Richmond Race Club conducts greyhound racing each Friday Night.

The club also has Wednesday twilight meetings throughout the entire season.

Entry Adults $7, Seniors and accompanied children under are 16’s free.

The Club has a restaurant, kiosk, coffee shop and bar and function facilities for the enjoyment of on-course patrons.

The track has a loam surface with a cable lure system in operation.

Feb
5
Wed
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground
Feb 5 @ 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Penrith Showground Markets @ Penrith Showground | Penrith | New South Wales | Australia

A large midweek market held every Wednesday morning, rain, hail or shine/

This large mid-week market sells a variety of products, ranging from plants, fruit & vegetables, clothing, lingerie, tools, craft supplies, auto supplies, pets, bric a brac and more!

There is something for everyone.