THERE is no excuse for staying indoors this weekend as the Bega Valley plays hosts to fairs, races, exhibitions, concerts and a good old-fashioned country show.
Events such as the Bermagui Seaside Fair, Sculpture on the Edge, the Bemboka Show and the inaugural Big Boyz Toyz Expo will ensure that no-one has a dull weekend.
The fun begins at 2pm today at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club in Kalaru with the Merimbula Cup.
This eight-race meeting is one of the highlights of the local calendar with $125,000 in prize money on offer.
Today also sees the opening of the International Women’s Day art exhibition at Bega’s Spiral Gallery with works from female artists across the Valley.
On Saturday, attention turns to beautiful Bermagui village as it hosts the Seaside Fair.
The fair attracts thousands of visitors each year thanks to its lively street parade, market stalls, entertainment and delicious food.
While in Bermagui you can also check out Sculpture on the Edge, an outdoor exhibition of large sculptural pieces around the Bermagui headland and the Fishermen's Wharf.
If cars are more your thing, head to Pambula for the inaugural Big Boyz Toyz Expo, which features magnificent machinery big and small.
On Saturday night local musician Heath Cullen will launch his much-anticipated new album at the Candelo Town Hall, while new catering team Nutmeg will be putting on a fabulous dinner before the show at the nearby Same Same Cafe.
Sunday is almost as action-packed with Eat Merimbula sure to tempt the taste buds as 20 of the area's best chefs and food entrepreneurs turn Merimbula Lake into a locavore's paradise.
Last but not least is the 2013 Bemboka Show.
Rain forced the cancellation of last year's show, but glorious weather is sure to make Sunday's a stand-out
With a weekend this busy you may need Monday off!