Forbes has developed a range of modern venues and facilities for small to medium sized conferences, meetings and events. These facilities packaged with a great range of accommodation, dining, attractions and services make Forbes a popular pit stop for both corporate and private events ranging from car rallies to weddings.


Forbes offers the best in function facilities including a range of spaces, catering and equipment hire options and personal and professional service. 

Find rooms accommodating up to 500 people at the Forbes Services Memorial Club, Forbes Services Golf Club, Forbes Inn and Forbes Town Hall, or select from a wide range of smaller function spaces.

Forbes is a popular wedding destination with many couples selecting local venues and Churches; some dating back to Forbes' gold rush past, or the backdrop of historic buildings and Lake Forbes for their special day.

Forbes Shire Council can also offer support for special events with planning assistance and incentives available. For more information please call (02) 6850 2300 or visit  

Calendar of Events


Forbes Flatlands Hang Gliding World Championships, Australia Day Celebrations


Bedgerabong Picnic Races


Seniors Week Celebrations, Camel Races, Youth Week Celebrations


Easter Bowls Carnival, Greyhound Meeting, Anzac Day Commemorations, Diggers Harness Race Meet 


Heritage Week, Billy Cart Derby, Ben Hall Fesival   


Forbes Eisteddfod


Forbes Eisteddfod Dance Program


Forbes Cup Race Meeting, Bedgerabong Show, NSW Small Winemakers Show


Bedgerabong Country Music Camp Out, Fatherhood Festival, Forbes Show, Wirinya Family Picnic Day, Forbes Motor Show, Boutique Forbes Girls Day Out


Race Meeting, Jemalong Retirement Village Fair, Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival, National BBQ Championships


Lions Convention


Carols by Candlelight

Also, keep a look out for regular Rotary markets held throughout the year, which offer a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, local produce and handmade goods!

For more suggestions on things to do, download our Find it in Forbes brochure (PDF - 1331.58KB).