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As the month of September winds down and we find ourselves in spring’s warm embrace it’s time to figure out just what on earth we’re all going to do for Labor Day Weekend. While sitting on the sofa with Netflix is just not doing it for us anymore, we thought we’d take a look at what our options are should we make it past the front door.
As you are well aware, Sydney is home to the world’s biggest food festival that runs the entire month of October. You’re certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to culinary delights this coming month with Asian night noodle markets, ultimate high teas, and various other pop ups all over the city. But for the Labor Day Weekend two of our favourite options are
Oktoberfest at Pumphouse – From the 1st – 31st of the month you’re invited to strap on your lederhosen and partake of a German beer or two. The massive beer list means you can sample a new brew with each drink. And when you’re feeling peckish there’s giant pretzels and pork knuckle with sauerkraut.
I (heart) Duck and Pinot – Do you crave duck as much as you do Pinot Noir? Well, then you’re in luck as this famous pairing is done to perfection at Bishop Sessa. A five-course duck menu is accompanied by eight Pinot Noirs from various regions around the world.
If you’re feeling energetic but the Western Sydney Marathon is just a bit too much for you, then perhaps a day out at Australia’s premier dance music event is what the doctor ordered. Listen Out will be touring Australia with stops in Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane but on Saturday 3rd October both local and international artists will be playing to the masses in Centennial Park.
It’s the Rugby League Grand Final weekend, and that means that you simply cannot go anywhere without hearing something about the three finals to be decided. Sure there’s the little matter of those matches and where you’re going to watch them, but that’s not what we’re most interested in. This year sees the first NRL Nation at Darling Harbour, which gives you the chance to meet NRL stars and the legends of the past. Yes, the matches will be great but chatting with a former champion gets our thumbs up as a great way to spend an afternoon.
Each year the Comedy Lounge puts on an epic performance full of bellyaching laughs and titters and all for a good cause. Local charity Wayside Chapel, which helps disadvantaged citizens will receive $7 of your ticket fee, and this time they hope to top last year’s total amount raised. There’ll be a full line up of comedians taking to the stage from 7 pm – 10 pm but it’s a good idea to get in early to get the best seats. The gala is held in Café Lounge, which is a great venue that serves up tasty food at decent prices and more drinks than you can imagine.
Whatever you do this Labour Day Weekend make sure you take care, enjoy yourselves and, of course, do it in style. As for us, we’re steering well clear of the TV and getting out and about for a bite to eat and maybe a handshake with an NRL legend or two.
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