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Get ready for more fun than you can shake a sauce bottle at! Mudgee is the winner of the Festival of Wot? competition and that means Wotif is bringing them the Festival of Snags.

Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019 
Entry: FREE for the whole family
Location: Gates open from 12 pm at the Mudgee Showground (entry via 59 Douro Street)


It’s a chance for all of NSW’s Central West to come together and celebrate their award-winning snags, gourmet produce and local wine. There’ll be snag games, live music, food tastings, kids’ activities and more!


Want to make a weekend of it? Use coupon code MUDGEE15 on our checkout page to save 15% on select Mudgee stays for the Festival of Snags weekend.



As a tribute to everyone’s favourite savoury snack – the humble, mouth-watering snag – a whopping selection of sausages will be available to eat and buy at the Festival of Snags Meatpacker District. There’ll be local faves from S&S Meats, Let’s Meat, Mudgee Lamb, Perry Street Meats and the award-winning Gulgong Butchery, and heaps of snags to sample, including creative flavours like Vegemite and cheese.


Mudgee’s renowned local wine, produce and gourmet delicacies will take centre stage in the Taste Mudgee food hall. There’ll also be food trucks from Smokin Bro & Co, Bank Corner Wine & Gelato Bar, Kookaburra Estate Farm Kitchen, Pizza on Wheels and My Thai Mudgee. As well as picnic hampers for purchase, courtesy of Milnes of Mudgee.


Consider yourself a snag connoisseur? Then the Pimp Your Snag condiment station by Milnes of Mudgee is for you, with endless topping combinations to dazzle your Instagram followers (and your tastebuds). Or perhaps you’re a budding chef? Then check out the live cooking demos held throughout the day, led by Mudgee’s own The Little Cooking School. 


Battle it out in the Game of Snags arena as you compete in a series of high-stake challenges, including snagiator jousting battles and competitive snag tossing. For the ultimate challenge, get your Snag A-Team together and go head-to-head with ride-on inflatable snag races and pass-the-snag tong relays. And would it be a snag fest without an eating competition? That’s right, there’s a snag  eating and tying competition where snag fans will compete to win the coveted title of Snag King or Queen. Registrations for the snag eating comp open at 12pm on the day at the festival Information Point (located next to the Taste Mudgee Hall). Go on, have a crack. You’ve got to be in it to win it 👑.


Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the little snags! The Chipolatas Kids’ Zone will keep the kiddos entertained for hours, with a giant inflatable obstacle course, a petting zoo, face painting and a huge colouring wall. Or grab your best buds and have some fun with giant backyard games of Jenga and Noughts and Crosses.


Feel like a break? Or just fancy some time to enjoy a wine with your pimped-up snag? Head to the main stage, where there’ll be community performances from Mudgee’s Dance Unlimited and some of the region’s best local musicians including Karl Christoph and Smith & Jones.  And the cherry on top (or the sauce on the sausage 😉), in the evening the festival will close with a special performance by Australia’s larger-than-life party starters  Furnace and the Fundamentals.


In coordination with the Mudgee Lions Club, money raised on the day will go to 200 Bales to support the region’s hardworking farmers and landholders. Fundraising activities include gold coin donations encouraged on the day, a meat tray raffle donated by local butchers and profits made through the ‘Wot Shop’ including limited edition merchandise such as t-shirts, stubby coolers, caps and picnic blankets.


Last but not least, don’t forget to check out to the Wotif Search Engine. It’s the best-looking truck on Aussie roads, specially made to help you find your perfect holiday match.

Plus, want to go in the running to win a $3,000 Wotif travel credit to go towards your next Aussie holiday*? Look out for Festival crew members at the Information Point, outside the Taste Mudgee hall. T&Cs apply, read more at



Home to fantastic wineries, incredible restaurants and stunning heritage buildings, Mudgee is one of Australia’s most delicious destinations and the perfect weekend escape.

STAY: Mudgee offers a great selection of affordable motels, boutique hotels and apartments! Scroll to the bottom of this page to check them out.

DRIVE: Mudgee is a 3.5hr drive from Sydney. Have a squiz at Wotif’s great car hire deals here.

TRAIN: Train services are available from Sydney to Lithgow, with connecting bus services to Mudgee. Visit Transport NSW for more info.

FLY: Direct flights from Sydney to Mudgee are available with regional air services, or you can fly into one of Mudgee’s neighbouring towns, Dubbo or Orange. Check out Wotif’s top flight deals here.


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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

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Promo Code: MUDGEE15

Promo Code Value: 15% off select hotels

Maximum Discount Value: The maximum savings discount is up to $150.

Redemption Period: 12:01 am AEST, 10 October 2019 to 11:59 pm AEST, 30 November 2019.

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