The Bangalow Billycart Derby 2018

The Bangalow Billycart Derby

Elders Bangalow are proud sponsors of the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby, a key event in the Hinterland social calendar held in May each year.  This year the event will be held on Sunday 20 May.

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.  Practice runs start at 8am with the real deal commencing at 9am.

A highlight of the day are the celebrity races scheduled for 3pm.   There’s also a race just for the mums  at 1pm.

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 Pit Stop Fair – in the ground of the public school adjacent to the Billycart Derby finish line is the major fundraiser for the Bangalow Public School for the year.  Featuring all the fun elements of a classic school fete, kids can take part in games, art and craft activities, have a carnival ride (or two) and play between derby races. Meanwhile, families can check out the stalls or relax in the school grounds while enjoying yummy coffee and delicious food. The Pit Stop will be the one-stop-shop for all your family action on Bangalow’s biggest day. 

About Elders Bangalow

Elders Real Estate Bangalow is located at Shop 3, 5 Lismore Road, Bangalow just 50 metres from the start line.  Our window display showcases the best Hinterland real estate, rural properties and houses for sale.  If you are looking for your dream property or to rent a property in Bangalow or the Hinterland contact us. You might just find the perfect place to call your new home.

Find out more about the event and how to register at their website:
and more about the rules and program here:

See you on the 20th May in Bangalow.

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