Held every Saturday morning during the dry season.
The Katherine local markets are modelled on a ‘Farmers Market’ where you can buy products directly from local producers. There is a wide range of products to choose from including:
- Fresh produce
- Local foods
- Arts and crafts
5th August 2017
Join in the excitement of a local race meeting.
The Katherine Races is a great family day out with families coming from all over the Katherine area. With a full racing program, including the running of Katherine Cup, fashions on the field, novelty events, and plenty of food and drink. Dance and party late into the night with local entertainment.
21st and 22nd of July 2017
The Katherine Show has run since 1965 and works to bring together the many strands of the region including farming, cultures, crafts and businesses. Approximately 15,000 people come to the show each year and many of these are visitors to the town. The show is held at the Katherine Show Grounds on Victoria Highway near the southern end of town and general pedestrian entry is via Murphy Street.
Whether it’s the bull rides, saddle broncs or barrel races, most age groups and skill levels can compete and make the two evenings into great rodeo events.
The other animal events include everything from dressage to the stock horses and showjumping, plus dog jumping, pet judging, shearing demonstrations, and poultry and caged-bird judging. Art, cooking, needlework, flowers, photography and even poetry fill the craft pavilions.
The Grand Parade is held on the Friday afternoon. And, of course, running throughout the grounds and the two days is the Side Show with rides, show bags and lots of fast food. The show begins to wind up on Saturday evening after the exciting fireworks display.