Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed news that two of the region’s main tourism offerings have received funding through the 2020 Regional Event Fund.
The Dubbo Stampede and Flavours of Mudgee Festival will each receive $20,000 worth of Flagship Event funding, which will help the events recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our region is one of the premier tourism destinations in New South Wales so I am really pleased that two of our really unique events are receiving funding,” Mr Saunders said.
“We really do have something to offer everyone when it comes to attracting people, and the events that have successfully sought funding are a real indication of the diversity of what we offer.
“The Dubbo Stampede is really a running festival like no other. It makes use of our wonderful Taronga Western Plains Zoo and while I know the 2020 edition will be a bit different due to COVID-19, this funding will be a real boost for the committee.
“Flavours Of Mudgee, which has a real focus on the food and wine produced in the Mid-Western area, has also been impacted by the pandemic but hopefully it will be able to proceed on the proposed new date.” The 2020 edition of the Dubbo Stampede, the Virtual Stampede, will be held on Sunday, August 30, while Mid-Western Regional Council has tentatively rescheduled Flavours of Mudgee to Saturday, November 21.