On Easter Saturday every year, Corowa comes alive as the centre of billy cart racing action, festival fun and family entertainment.
Traditionally, attracting competitors of all ages and from all over the country, it’s a weekend of scraped knees and engineering marvels as childhood memories are relived. In 2019 crowds of over 5,000 people lined Sanger Street, Corowa to watch as competitors raced their home made or professionally designed billy-carts.
The event features live music, market stalls, children's entertainment, delicious food stalls and a 'Show n Shine' of vintage and modern classic cars.
Businesses open their doors and turn on the country hospitality. Visitors and locals can stop in at the cafe's boasting local produce or enjoy a traditional hearty meal at the clubs and pubs or some boutique shopping from the local retail stores.
Federation Council regrets to inform you that they have made the very difficult decision to postpone this year’s annual Australian Billy Carts Event, scheduled to be held during the Easter long weekend. The advice from the Federal Government and taken up by the State Government, is that non-essential large gatherings of people should be cancelled as an early measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This decision was not taken lightly, however the health of our staff, volunteers, competitors and crew, community members and our visitors is paramount. Federation Council has to ensure they play their part in doing all they can to minimise the spread of this virus across Australia, and adhere to the expert advice that details it would be irresponsible to continue with the event.
We look forward with anticipation, to communicating to you about a suitable date for the event to be held in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact our Visitor Information Center for more information.