Cafés and Culture
Escape Artfest The Southern Shoalhaven Arts Festival is held annually in September - October. Enjoy a host of exhibitions and events in the area including art, music, film, fashion, sculpture, literature, photography, dance and performance - over 60 artistic events.
In 2013 Milton B&B proudly presented for the fourth year an exhibition of art and craft works by the residents of Sarah Claydon Care Centre and Shoalhaven Community. Debbie has filmed a short story called "Jean: Over the Rainbow" which is featured on ABC Open "My Crazy Passion" website. It is about the making of this year's craft project being shown at the exhibition and films the night of the Milton Gallery Walk. The film also features the special performance on the night and original soundtrack by The Escalators.
Milton Theatre is an historic building c1927 which seats 200 people and has great ambience and excellent acoustics. It is used for live theatre and community performances. Great venue for local and overseas artists. Coming Soon: Brendan Gallagher (Karma County) 7th December; Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) 21st December; Busby Marou 4th January 2014; Backsliders 18th January; Hat Fitz and Cara 24th January; CAT POWER (Aka Chan Marshall) Sat 25th and Sunday 26th January; Shine On - The Pink Floyd Show 8th February; Christine Anu - The Aretha Franklin Songbook 22nd March; John Waters - Looking Through A Glass Onion 19th April. Ticket sales 4455 3056. Weekly jam sessions and bands at the hotels. Check out Local gig guide for this weekend's live acts!
Harbourfeast (November) food and wine festival showcases cuisine and wine from the local region on the wharf of Ulladulla harbour. Wine tasting, superb local entertainment, the best cuisine, novelty events, on-site cook off competition, Kids Cove, Plate of the day, Wine of the day... and a few surprises
The Shoalhaven Coast Winter Wine Festival is held annually on the June long weekend at various local venues -wine and cheese tastings, winery tours, winemakers' dinners, market stalls, local produce and live music.
The Milton Scarecrow Festival is held on the Saturday of the June long weekend: Lots of scarecrows - fancy dress and scarecrow judging; markets, Shoalhaven zoo, animal show, petting zoo; jumping castles, golf and football fun, climbing wall, skate ramp. Local entertainment, bands, singers, dance shows, guessing competitions, games. This year's guest scarecrow judge Charles Maxwell from radio 2ST was frightened out of his wits when he saw a scarecrow emerging from a cupboard on the Princes Highway at the southern end of Milton. The creation was awarded the best overall scarecrow title, with the Milton Public School creepy creation taking out the community category and the Milton Bed and Breakfast voted Best Business 'Scary Chef' Scarecrow!
Milton Agricultural Show held annually February-March. Rodeo, show jumping, dog trials, the grand parade, woodchop, Jack Russell racing, vintage car club displays. Display Pavillion for a great range of produce, sewing, embroidery, ceramics, cooking, photography, artworks, quilts; animal nursery. A true country experience!
Walk to Milton's alfresco cafés and restaurants; boutique shops, antiques and collectibles; art galleries and exhibitions!