The Bangalow Billycart Derby

The Bangalow Billycart Derby

A key event in the Hinterland social calendar is the Bangalow Billycart Derby, held in May each year.

2015 marked the 21st birthday of this significant and much loved community event.

Presented by the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce and the Bangalow Lions Club, Elders Real Estate Bangalow is proud to be associated with the Bangalow Billycart Derby.

Billycart racing in Bangalow

The main street of Bangalow town is Byron Street and its gentle hill offers billycart racers a great run from the starting line outside the Bangalow Hotel to the finish line outside Solways Petrol Station.

There are a number of categories for racers including Homegrown and Traditional billycarts. 2015 also saw the addition of the Parent and Child category to allow younger children (and their anxious parents) the chance to take on the course too.

A highlight are the celebrity races featuring some of the country’s most well known identities including musician Tex Perkins, comedian Arj Barker, dancing man Tommy Franklin and actor Steve Bisley. There’s also a race just for mums too.

Elders Bangalow and the lunchtime street parade

One of the most anticipated features of the day is the lunchtime street parade. This vibrant spectacle includes marching, music and mayhem from a wonderful array of local performers – young and old.

Don’t forget to check out the Bangalow Public School’s annual school fair, the Madhatters Tea Party – in the ground of the public school adjacent to the Billycart Derby finish line. Enjoy delicious home made cakes, gourmet food, jumping castles, fun and games and make a day of your Bangalow Billycart Derby experience.

About Elders Bangalow

Elders Real Estate Bangalow is located about half way down the street and is a prime vantage point for watching all the thrills – and sometimes spills – of the race. Our window display showcases the best Hinterland real estate, rural properties and houses for sale and for rent in Bangalow. You might just find the perfect place to call your new home.


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