Oracles of the Bush 2020 CANCELLED!

Over the last 9 months our committee has worked tirelessly in the lead up to Oracles of the Bush, 2020 and this is the hardest decision we have ever made.

After taking into consideration all information and advice around mass gatherings from the Australian Government and consultation with local authorities we fully appreciate the serious situation created by COVID-19. Our committee has a duty of care to protect the health and safety of our community and our customers. Consequently the 24th Oracles of the Bush is now cancelled.

All ticket holders will be fully refunded, and we are currently going through the logistics of refunds. Please be patient. If you have not heard from us by mid-April please contact us at oraclesofthebush@gmail.com. 2021 will be 25 years since the first Oracles of the Bush event. Now we will combine 2020 with 2021 making the next Oracles event bigger and better than ever. The dates for 2021 are 25th to 28th March. Put them in your calendar.

Every member of our committee is genuinely sad to make this decision and we thank each and every sponsor, partner and patron for their support and we invite you to join us celebrate in 2021.

After the harsh effects our community has endured by way of drought and fire organisers were very excited to see Oracles 2020 experiencing the strongest bookings for a number of years. The event was set to provide much needed support to our struggling economy. Then along comes some little germ!!

Keep checking our FaceBook page for further updates re: written poetry competition, art competition, refunds etc. Thank you!

Oracles of the Bush Legend 2020

Karen Tapscott
Oracles of the Bush Legend 2020
Karen Tapscott

Karen Tapscott

Poets Brawl at Oracles of the Bush
Poets Brawl

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush is a four day cultural event encompassing live performance of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. The timing of the event is set to coincide with Tenterfield's brilliant autumn - April is resplendent in a cloak of red, orange, gold and yellow providing the perfect backdrop for a truly unique Australian event.

Tenterfield's Oracles of the Bush Committee finds inspiration for the district's premier event in the spirit and character of the region's people, places, history and scenic beauty. Each year the committee honours a worthy local person by naming him or her 'Oracles of the Bush Local Legend'. Our volunteer members are keen to embrace fresh ideas from other community organisations who share the vision of working together to create an event that is truly unique for both visitors and locals.

Committee of Oracles of the Bush
Oracles of the Bush Committee
Autumn in Tenterfield at Oracles of the Bush
Local Legends Fay and Dick having fun with poet Melanie Hall

The Looming Legend Bush Poetry Competition is a significant and very popular component of Oracles of the Bush - offering cash prizes for both writing and performance of bush poetry. The senior sections are open to all non-professional poets. In the junior competition the written sections are restricted to students of Tenterfield Shire but we now have a junior performance section open to all school students in the country.

While in Tenterfield, why not Visit Glenrock Gardens?
Glenrock Gardens