There is a separate High School Student’s competition section that has expanded markedly in recent years. For many years the display has been held in the upstairs auditorium of the South Grafton Ex-Services Club, Wharf Street, South Grafton. For the first time in its 86-year history, the Jacaranda Festival will not go ahead in 2020. This year the Grafton Jacaranda Festival is holding a huge celebration for the 85th birthday of the festival. Demonstrations of woodwork activities such as carving, turning, scroll saw work, pyrography and texturing are given by members on most days during the display. NOTE: In view of the evolving COVID-19 situation the 2020 Jacaranda woodwork display has been cancelled. On Thu, 7 May 2020, 9:51 pm Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association, wrote: > Alan J Bishop posted: ” A major event each year for the Clarence Valley > Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition > held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early years, may have had only two or three members displaying work. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels,  We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales.  Our big event each year is our Jacaranda display and sale in Grafton. Change ). Come and enjoy the marvelous Grafton Jacaranda Festival in all it's purple glory! The club started Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the late 1980’s and, in these early years, may have had only two or three members displaying work. How do you spend your spare time? This section now receives around 60 to 120 entries from up to 6 high schools in the area. A major event each year for the Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association is the Jacaranda woodwork display and competition held in conjunction with the Grafton Jacaranda Festival. ( Log Out /  Click on the "About" link below to read the page guidelines. Need our approval to host your special event or festival? Bob Aitken has contributed these photos and story regarding the CVWA Jacaranda Festival display. Most participating members display items and offer them for sale. Saskia was nominated by Hanks Kitchen - the longest established bakery in the Clarence Valley. Call our Event Development Officer to discuss on 02 6645 0229. Representatives from the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Grafton Chamber of Commerce, Clarence Valley Council and Destination NSW welcomed the announcement from Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis of $20,000 which will assist with marketing this year’s Jacaranda Festival. "It's good to be involved in the festival, I get involved in Jacaranda Thursday through work with Clarence Valley Council and it's all good fun. Festival. This classic country pub is centrally located to the heart of Grafton. It is within walking distance of local parks, gardens and the beautiful Clarence River.Country style accommodation is available. The display is open for nine days incorporating the first week of November. 2021 Grafton Jacaranda Festival is going to be SPECTACULAR - Thank you Kevin Hogan & Clarence Valley Council Clarence Valley Council has been successful … Follow Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association on WordPress.com, See our Facebook page – Clarence Valley Woodies. There is a separate High School Student’s competition section that has expanded markedly in recent years. There are typically over 50 entries for the open competition each year. The competition section has also grown with eight woodwork classes ranging from furniture to toys and puzzles to a novice section thereby catering for all types of woodwork. Bob Aitken has contributed these photos and story regarding the CVWA Jacaranda Festival display. View all posts by cvwawoodies, Great article on our exhibition Alan-well done. The club started > Jacaranda Festival woodwork displays in the lat” >. Entries close on 12 January – 5 days to go! ( Log Out /  The full program for this year’s Grafton Jacaranda Festival has been launched with a brand new look and line up to ensure it will be the biggest and best in its 85 year history. Demonstrations of woodwork activities such as carving, turning, scroll saw work, pyrography and texturing are given by members on most days during the display. We have wood turners, furniture makers, box makers, toy makers and carvers of all skill levels, We can offer classes, a work shop space for members, and timber sales. The website of Clarence Valley Woodworkers Association Inc Born at 1:30pm on November 1, the beautiful little boy was the first baby born on what would have been the Jacaranda Queen crowning weekend, bestowing him the honour of being the 2020 Jacaranda Festival baby. 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