Events

Central Coast

Including The Entrance, Terrigal, Gosford, Woy Woy

Australian Spring Time Festival

Sat 30 August, 2014 - Sun 14 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Australian Spring Time Festival runs over a two week period and incorporates various events on the Central Coast, with the main focus over the past two years being on events in the Wyong Shire, specifically the Yarramalong Valley festival which includes the Bumble Hill Burn, Scarecrow competition, Tuggerah Lakes Fabulous Fakes art show and sculpture exhibition, and the annual Spring Fair which has grown in 2014 to be the Wyong Shire Agricultural Show which includes a baking competition, produce competition, Horse Show and Orchid Show. Other events on the coast include Avoca Beach markets, Wyong Race Club Ladies Day and Gold Cup and Spring into Gosford.

Contact Details:

(02) 43511762
manager@wyongchamber.com.au
http://www.australianspringtimefestival.com.au/

Gathering of the Clans

Sat 6 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Welcome to a celebration of all that is Scottish. Witness the sights and sounds from 10am with various Celtic/Scottish activities including massed pipe band displays, highland dancing, highland games - even trace your own Scottish heritage with the Clans information booths. The 18th Annual Gathering of the Clans is on again this year and will be held in the NSW Central Coast town of Norah Head on Saturday 6 September. Throughout the day there will be live entertainment, including pipe band performances, Highland dancing and medieval displays. There will be craft stalls showcasing Scottish and local handicrafts. Clan stalls for those who would like to trace their Scottish heritage, activities for the kiddies, and with food and drinks available at the oval.

Contact Details:

(02) 43341067
gotc@optusnet.com.au
http://gatheringoftheclans.weebly.com/index.html

Davistown RSL Markets

Sun 21 September, 2014

The Davistown RSL Charity Markets are an all-weather indoor market with dozens of stalls offering a huge variety of goods and a kid's playground. No hot food is available at the location. This Davistown RSL Charity Markets supports Fairhaven Service, a local charity that provides much needed services for adults with disabilities.

Contact Details:

(02) 43233566
sue.chidgey@fairhavenservices.org.au

Central Coast Four Wheel Drive Caravan Camping and Boat Show

Fri 26 September, 2014 - Sun 28 September, 2014

Visitors to the new Central Coast 4WD, Caravan, Camping and Boat Show will be able to see around 100 caravans and motorhomes, 60 camper trailers and lots of four wheel drives. There will also be boats and kayaks, tents and accessories, interesting gizmos and great holiday ideas. To be staged at the very popular and centrally-located Mingara Recreation Club (entry via Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi) with it's large parking areas and fabulous club facilities, visitors will be able to experience a most enjoyable day out.

Contact Details:

(02) 66533093
(02) 66515251
grimmopromotions@bigpond.com
http://www.grimmopromotions.com.au/CC4wd/index.htm

Central Coast Ukefest

Sat 27 September, 2014 - Sun 28 September, 2014

The Central Coast Ukulele festival is back at The Entrance and is now a two day event. Saturday on the Sails Stage will see free workshops and Ukulele clubs strumming and Sunday both the Memorial Park Stage and the Sails stage will be in full Ukefest mode. This festival is unique in that it brings people from all ages and walks of life together to make and enjoy music. The program is jam packed with Ukulele clubs from across the state as well as professional Ukulele acts. Entertainment is absolutely free on the Memorial Park stage and the Sails Stage. So come along and relax at the beautiful seaside location of The Entrance on the New South Wales Central Coast for the third annual Central Coast Ukulele Festival!

Contact Details:

(02) 43335377
info@theentrancetcm.com.au
http://www.theentrance.org/events/ukulele.html

Impact Centre Markets

Sat 27 September, 2014

A large indoor market held on Saturdays, monthly from 9am - 2pm. Nestled undercover within their huge foyer and flowing on to their massive undercover verandas, the market is able to accommodate dozens of stalls selling such items as arts and crafts, homewares, baby items, toys, jewellery, confectionary and more. With two great cafes, fitness centre and play centre - the market is bound to quickly become a local favourite. These markets will proudly support the work of the local charity, Fairhaven, which provides services to local people with disabilities.

Contact Details:

(02) 43233566
(02) 43251147
sue.chidgey@fairhavenservices.org.au

Avoca Beachside Markets

Sun 28 September, 2014

Avoca Beachside Markets is held the fourth Sunday of each month at Heazlett Park Foreshore on the picturesque backdrop of Avoca Beach. With an overwhelming response from the community, shoppers, stallholders and local artists, it has allowed the event to be the premier artists and musicians market on the Central Coast. Shop at the 100 plus stalls in a relaxing and creative environment with products ranging from local art, skincare, jewellery, home wares and international food to name a few, whilst listening to beautiful local musicians provided by Lizotte's and Fairplay Entertainment. Free kids art each month. With a beach front winning location, decor with bursts of colour, high quality stalls on the day and places the community can meet, shop, dine at the local cafes and spend the weekend, this unique boutique market is a chance to showcase creative souls right here on the Central Coast doorstep.

Contact Details:

(02) 0416 097 707
info@fixxevents.com.au
http://www.fixxevents.com.au

More Events

Hunter

Including Pokolbin, Maitland, Newcastle, Charlestown, Cardiff, Warners Bay, Belmont, Swansea, Morisset

Broke Village Community Market

Sun 1 September, 2013 - Sun 29 November, 2015

The little market with great stalls - for the community, by the community. You will find everything from local gourmet produce, back-of-ute veggies, toys, handmade gifts, collectables and pre-loved trinkets - even sample some local prize winning wines. A barbecue and coffee will be available and the parking couldn't be easier. On the first Sunday of every month, and just 10 minutes drive from Hunter Valley Gardens.

Contact Details:

(02) 65791259
mail@hunterstay.com.au
http://brokefordwich.com.au

Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market

Sat 12 July, 2014 - Sun 12 July, 2015

Experience the passion at Lake Macquarie City Farmers Market. Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit you will find melt in your mouth products like goats and sheep cheeses, Turkish, Tibetan, Chinese, Spanish and modern Australian foods, baked breads, patisseries items, meats, seafood, jersey milk and other gourmet delights and there to serve you are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail or shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm and products that exemplify a passion for local food, a commitment to farming and the environment sharing the fruits of their hard work direct to the public. NSW Farmers Markets have been running farmers markets for 15 years and bring a wealth of experience and a passion for what they do direct to you. From Paddock to Plate farm fresh and hand made is best.

Contact Details:

(02) 49305156
(02) 49305159
finefoodmarket@bigpond.com
http://www.newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au

Art Exhibition - Lightscape

Wed 6 August, 2014 - Sun 21 September, 2014

Graham Williams will be holding a one man exhibition at the Wollombi Cultural Centre. This year Graham has continued to experiment with colour and light and the Australian landscape. Coffee and cake will be served at 10.30am Saturdays and Sundays (6th and 7th, 20th and 21st September). Don't miss out on this fascinating exhibition.

Contact Details:

http://www.wollombi.org

Dungog Pedalfest

Fri 5 September, 2014 - Sun 7 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Over the Dungog Pedalfest weekend, various events and entertainment will held for visiting cyclists. 6pm Friday Night - Meal Night and Cyclists' Get-Together at the Royal Hotel in Dungog, 10am Saturday - Markets at the Presbyterian Church in Dowling Street. Food, barbecues, home made cakes and goodies and lots more. 6pm til 10pm Saturday - the place to be will be Mulga Bill's Family Night Out! Sausage and lentil burger sizzle and dancing at Bandon Grove Hall and Musicians and Bush Poets. BYO alcohol (drinking outside the hall only please), soft drinks on sale. Bus transport from Dungog available. AUD20.00 per person food included, children AUD10.00, family AUD50.00. 7.30am - 9.30am Saturday and Sunday mornings - The Rotary Club will be selling healthy breakfast (cyclist sized portions) in the main street opposite the Visitor Information Centre. Sessions at the Dungog Cinema - 2.30pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday (to be confirmed).

Contact Details:

(02) 49959265
(02) 49959275
luddite@wangat.com.au
http://www.pedalfest.org.au

Hunter Street Organic Markets

Wed 17 September, 2014 - Sat 20 September, 2014

Your organic fix from Wednesday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef, sweets for the sweet, and the ever faithful show why Novocastrians are a true symbol of Aussie mateship. You will find a varied selection of stalls on different days, including organic fruit and vegetables, fashion, jewellery, Faye's yummy cakes, strawberries, eggs, flowers, toys, and hot food. Public transport is available.

Contact Details:

(02) 99992226
(02) 99992240
office@organicfoodmarkets.com.au
http://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au

HMRI Singleton Health Expo

Wed 17 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Come along to the Singleton Health Expo and hear guest speaker researchers from HMRI about the latest discoveries and therapies across many diseases. On the day you will see a range of stalls promoting health products and services in the region and entry is completely FREE. Check out your health and learn about how to improve your wellbeing!

Contact Details:

(02) 00449888
events@singleton.nsw.gov.au
http://www.hmri.com.au/health-expo

Heddon Greta Drive In

Fri 19 September, 2014 - Thu 24 September, 2015

Sit back and relax and enjoy an awesome lineup of movies in the comfort of your own car at the Heddon Greta Drive In. You will need an FM car radio or a portable FM radio with reliable batteries in order to hear the sound. If you wish to sit outside your car, remember to bring a "portable" FM RADIO. Bring some chairs, bean bags or blankets for your comfort if required. Please check thier website or facebook page for new movie releases.

Contact Details:

(02) 49362800
http://www.drive-in.com.au/

Budfest at Briar

Sat 20 September, 2014

Enjoy a twist on your favourite takeaway and learn that wine is about experience and can be just as memorable over a plate of fish 'n' chips as with a dish prepared by a three hated restaurateur! The Briar Ridge team have requested their favourite takeaway dishes, to be prepared by legendary Robert Molines and the Bistro Molines team. So, bring along a picnic rug and settle in for an afternoon of great music, your take-away favourites and of course a glass or two of Briar Ridge's finest. The team can't promise anything, but Gwyn has requested her takeaway favourite ~ `a dagwood dog!' ~ let's see what Robert can do with that!

Contact Details:

(02) 49903670
vintageclub@briarridge.com.au
http://www.briarridge.com.au

Local Growers Stall

Sat 20 September, 2014

Local Growers Stalls of fruit and vegetables is run by Local Living Dungog, a community centre group promoting sustainable living in the Dungog Shire. Visit the market, held at side entrance and front of CWA Hall, on Saturday mornings and purchase your share of proudly grown local produce. There will be local honey, eggs, fruit, herbs, vegetables and much more. Local Living Dungog recommends you bring your own shopping bags to the market. Supporting the community and encouraging local food production. Markets are held each Saturday throughout the year except January.

Contact Details:

(02) 0437 298 775
Helenrubeli@gmail.com

Comedy at The PlayHouse September Event

Sat 20 September, 2014

Father's Day Special! Come and see the Dad jokes your Dad won't tell! Comedy@ThePlayHouse returns to the Civic Precinct on Saturday 20 September with an all new two hour show of the best national and international comedians in Australia. This month they feature Al Del Bene, Gary Bradbury, Nikki Britton and Gareth Wasik is your host in what will be an outrageous night of laughs. Come out and play at Comedy@ThePlayHouse!! Bought to you by Ruffhouse Comedy a local Newcastle business bringing Australia's best comedian's to Newcastle! Ruffhouse Comedy Comedy@ThePlayHouse events proudly support Pulse/HMRI.

Contact Details:

(02) 40010180
contact@ruffhousecomedy.com
http://www.ruffhousecomedy.com

Melon Ball

Sat 20 September, 2014

Join Rotaract Club of the Hunter Inc. and MC Anthony Burke at the beautiful Barrel Room for The Melon Ball. Proceeds from the Ball will be donated to the Hunter Melanoma Foundation. Tickets cost AUD130.00 per person and are available via the Eventopia website. Included in each ticket is a three course meal, some wine, beer and soft drink as well as entertainment by Shivoo Newcastle. Rotaract Club look forward to seeing you all in your ball gowns or suits to raise funds for this deserving charity.

Gresford Community Markets

Sun 21 September, 2014

Therese Doyle Youth Hall is the area for the Gresford Markets on the third Sunday of each month. Of course, there's something for everyone: delicious local olives and olive oil, natural household, health and beauty products, sports memorabilia, locally grown plants and produce, a wide range of clothing, cake stalls, paintings, jewellery, art cards, bags, handicrafts, expertly crafted wooden goods and bric-a-brac. And, of course, there's a barbecue and plenty of other food and refreshments available. Some market days also feature live auctions of household and farm goods. The market days are proving to be a friendly affair, a fun place to browse, enjoy morning tea and/or lunch and, above all, to experience the hum of a local market. The market in July will have a Christmas astrosphere for Christmas in July, so come and you may find early Christmas gifts.

Contact Details:

(02) 49389505
http://www.gresfordnsw.com.au

Laguna Markets

Sun 21 September, 2014 - Mon 21 September, 2015

The lovely Laguna Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month from 9am. A great opportunity for local providores and artisans to showcase their wares in a gorgeous country market. Enjoy a fabulous bacon and egg rolls and a great coffee for breakfast, as you meander through the stalls. Finish off your weekend in style with the great acoustic Sunday Session from 3pm.

Contact Details:

(02) 49988244
http://www.facebook.com/greatnortherntradingpost

Kids Art Classes

Tue 23 September, 2014 - Wed 24 September, 2014

The The Braxton Inn Arthouse spring classes start early at 2pm to 4pm for two hours of colour and fun for children of all ages. Parents also welcome. This holiday they have planned: Painting every day, Clay Modelling and collage, Paint a Face Mask and Screen printing. "Big picture" painting and lessons in mixing colour. Screen printing has been so popular with amazing designs from the children. Bring a Tshirt or pillow slip for your design. There are also plain Tshirts available to buy. Plenty of running around and games.

Contact Details:

(02) 04339476
http://branxtoninnarthouse.com.au

Handmade in the Hunter Markets

Sat 27 September, 2014

The goal of Handmade in the Hunter Markets is to showcase the wide variety of 'Handmade in the Hunter' art, craft and food and the local creative artisans who make these items. They have the distinction of being the longest running, 100 per cent handmade market in the winery area. In fact, it is one that tour buses regularly plan into their itineraries. Every item in every stall is handmade by the person selling it to you and they love to talk about their work and ideas. They take great pride in the fact that when you buy something from here, you are taking a little bit of the Hunter home with you. As an outdoor event, cancellations due to weather conditions are posted on Facebook. The market runs from 9am to 4pm.

Clarence Town Community Markets

Sat 27 September, 2014

The Clarence Town markets are held on the last Saturday of each month except for December and January. Stalls include quality handmade arts and crafts, selection of jams, pottery, candles, soap, hand woven garments, gourmet food and lots more. Produce from local farms in the area is also on sale. Come and enjoy a great family day out.

Contact Details:

(02) 49963222

Mattara Festival of Newcastle

Mon 29 September, 2014 - Mon 6 October, 2014

Mattara - Festival of Newcastle is a celebration of, and by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, through a diverse range of skills and performances, at the picturesque Newcastle Foreshore. Dance, theatre, sculpture, art, food, music and environmental awareness are all on display in a fun atmosphere. The word Mattara, meaning hand, was inspired by the language of the Awabakal Aboriginal Dialect used by former natives of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. Mattara was selected as the title for the festival, denoting the hand of friendship that Newcastle extends to visitors as well as the City's hand of industry. Thousands of people attend the Festival annually, carrying the festive spirit throughout the entire duration of Mattara.

Contact Details:

(02) 49550011
(02) 49550011
contact@mattarafestival.org.au
http://www.mattarafestival.org.au

Feathered Friends and Reptiles

Tue 30 September, 2014

Don't miss this unforgettable experience up and close with some of the most beautiful birds in the world. Eagles, hawkes, owls and more. See a baby crocodile, python, lizards, and so much more. It's thrilling, educational and not to be missed. Just one of the many activities on these school holidays at Cessnock Plaza.

Contact Details:

http://www.cessnockplaza.com.au

North Coast Region

Including Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Yamba, Grafton, Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, South West Rocks, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Camden Haven, Taree, Gloucester, Forster, Nelson Bay

Ballina Missingham Farmers Market

Mon 28 October, 2013 - Tue 28 October, 2014

Farmers markets are the way to get your weekly fresh fruit, vegetables and other produce directly from the grower. At weekly Farmers Markets and organic markets, customers can talk to the farmer directly about the produce and farming methods. Some farmers markets are incorporated into weekend markets, but usually there are regular separate week day stalls and stands at various locations throughout the region.

Contact Details:

(02) 16048241

Legacy Markets

Sat 1 February, 2014 - Sun 1 February, 2015

Legacy Markets in Port Stephens are held on the first, third and fifth Sunday of every month. Located in beautiful surroundings close to the water front and within walking distance of the town centre. You can find them at Neil Carrol Park on the corner of Shaol Bay Road and Cultural Close, Nelson Bay. There is a wide selection of local hand made arts and crafts, and also second hand goods. To enquire about holding a stall or for further information please contact organisers on the number supplied.

Contact Details:

(02) 0409 492 009
portstephenslegacy1@gmail.com

Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets

Sun 13 April, 2014 - Sun 12 April, 2015

The Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets are held every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) under the Castle Street car park. It is the largest all weather markets on the Coffs Coast. There is a large variety of stalls ranging from fresh produce, plants, jewellery, books, coins and stamps bought and sold, sunglasses, clothing, retro gaming, tools, baby items and nappy cakes, licorice, soap, hot food and many other stalls.

Contact Details:

(02) 66523813
popeye.58@bigpond.com

Equine Inspired Exhibitions at NRCG

Wed 27 August, 2014 - Sun 5 October, 2014

Northern Rivers Community Gallery presents an equine inspired series of exhibitions. Horses have long shared a close relationship with humans and have been trusted companions throughout history, capturing hearts and imaginations. Horses are celebrated through story, verse and art. The upcoming August exhibition, 'Equine Inspired', brings together individual artists and craftspeople who hold a strong material or conceptual connection with these beautiful and majestic animals. Coinciding with both Ballina Cup Day and the Coastal Country Music Festival, this exhibition presents an exciting selection of works in painting, sculpture, textile and millinery craft. The participating artists include Clare Barry, Julie Casey, Peter Mortimore, Wendy Powitt, Susanne Fraser, Ruth Park and Louise Fulton.

German Festival

Fri 29 August, 2014 - Sat 6 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The German Festival is back for its second year as part of Sculptures in the Gaol and the link to the German Internment camp at the gaol in WW1. The German Festival is a celebration of all things Bavarian including food, drink and entertainment. With a special menu, Bavarian Beer on tap and music from the likes of The Triolean Echos and Richie Gudgeon, who are sure to get anyone slapping their thighs and raising their steins.

Contact Details:

(02) 65666205

Ballina Players presents Cash on Delivery

Fri 5 September, 2014 - Sat 20 September, 2014

Ballina Players are gearing up to show off their latest production, Cash on Delivery. This fast-paced British farce concerns a con artist, played by Mike Sheehan, who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. This scam nets him ten of thousands of dollars, tax free. Just when he decides to kill off many of the imaginary dole recipients because matters are getting a bit too risky, welfare investigators show up. The hilarity and comic timing continue to the very end of Cash on Delivery. Tickets go on sale Monday August 19.

Contact Details:

(02) 66862440
http://www.ballinaplayers.com.au

Festival of the Senses 2014

Sat 6 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Festival of the Senses - previously known as the Shoal Bay Jazz, Wine and Food Festival, is an annual event which has been hosted by Shoal Bay Resort and Spa for the past 21 years. Set against a perfect backdrop of the white sands of Shoal Bay and the pristine waterways of Port Stephens, Festival of the Senses is a popular cultural experience and an essential event on the annual social calendar.

Contact Details:

(02) 49811555
sales@portstephenscountryclub.com
http://www.portstephenscountryclub.com.au

Fathers Day River Lunch Cruise

Sun 7 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Take Dad on the Richmond River Princess cruise for a fun Fathers Day with a difference. Enjoy a two hour cruise, including lunch, along the Richmond River from 12.30 - 2.30pm this Fathers Day. The adult menu consists of Southern Fried Chicken kebab, piece of fish, roast potatoes, fresh garden salad, and tea or coffee. The children's menu - for those aged five to 12 years - is the choice of either a chicken kebab or a piece of fish, with roast potato, fresh garden salad, and a fruit drink. There is a fully licensed bar open for the duration of the lunch cruise. Come and join the crew aboard and let Dad relax. Bookings are essential.

Contact Details:

(02) 66863484

Fathers Day Pig Races

Sun 7 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** What better way to enjoy a day of family fun in the Aussie outdoors on Fathers Day than at Windara! Plenty of fun for Dads and the whole family including the highlight ... the amazing Pig Races! Make this a "must do" and bring your friends for some real, hearty fun!

Contact Details:

(02) 66623800

Coffs Harbour Running Festival

Sun 7 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1 kilometre half marathon, 10 kilometre fun run, five kilometre fun run and a three kilometre family fun run/walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back. The event raises funds for local children's charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and the Early Childhood Intervention Program Coffs Harbour.

Contact Details:

(02) 66512029
(02) 66512029
hadley@villagesports.com.au
http://www.villagesports.com.au

Coates Hire Rally Australia

Thu 11 September, 2014 - Sun 14 September, 2014

The beautiful Coffs Coast in Northern NSW will play host once again to Rally Australia, the Australian leg of the FIA World Rally Championship, in 2014. This epic motorsport event features some of the world's greatest drivers battling for supremacy in the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. Real cars racing against the clock on real roads over multiple competitive stages totalling around 350 kilometres. A huge crowd is expected to enjoy spectacular viewing points on country stages during the day and the thrill of racing head-to-head in the exciting Armor All Super Special Stage at night near the Coffs Harbour central business district. Also featuring are rounds of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship and Australian Off Road Championship. There are plenty of local activities to help make a rally holiday the ultimate destination experience.

Contact Details:

(02) 66484972
services@rallyaustralia.com.au
http://www.rallyaustralia.com.au

Kendall National Violin Competition

Sat 13 September, 2014 - Sun 14 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** One of the most exciting events on the Australian music calendar is the annual Kendall National Violin Competition. The Competition's history dates from 1999 when renowned Australian luthier Graham Caldersmith made the generous offer to donate a concert violin each year as a prize. Young violinists (maximum age 23 on 1 January) who are citizens or residents of Australia are invited to compete for this fine instrument which is made from Australian timbers. Many of the approximately 150 young violinists who have competed to date, particularly past winners and finalists, have gone on to major achievements in Australia and overseas. The Competition is administered by a small committee of volunteers under the Artistic Directorship of Violinist Goetz Richter, Associate Professor of Violin at the Conservatorium of Sydney. Since 2004, semi-finals have been held as public performances in Sydney. The final is always held in Kendall, the home of the Competition.

Contact Details:

http://www.kendallviolin.org.au

Johns River Country Markets

Sat 13 September, 2014 - Sat 8 August, 2015

Johns River Country Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month with additional markets held on a Monday of the long weekends in June, October and Easter. This very popular market has a large range of stalls, old wares and home made items with excellent food, including legendary Devonshire Tea/Coffee provided by the Trustees of the Community Hall. Easy level access and ample parking.

Contact Details:

(02) 0417 950 525
http://www.johnsriverhall.com.au

Comboyne Village Fair 2014

Mon 15 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Diverse and innovative village fair with something to offer for all ages. Stunning flower displays, live music, art and garden exhibitions, Japanese garden cafe, specialist and historic vehicles, great food. Relax with family and friends. Red Plateau Instant Garden Competition, Floral Display, Fine Artists' Exhibition, Car Club Capers, The Timbertown Steam and Oil Engine Club Exhibition, Remote Control Spectacular, Buskers, Troppo Bob, Green Fiddle Band, Crazy Hair, Craft, Painting, Chalk Paver Art, Sandpit, Skittles, Free tea and coffee and a place to sit, Cakes and Slices for sale Parking available at the showground with a free shuttle bus from the showground all day. If you are at this great event don't forget to visit the Greater Port Macquaries Facebook page or mention @PMQTourism or #PortMacquarie in your tweet!

Contact Details:

(02) 65504232
marion.ricketts@det.nsw.edu.au
http://www.comboynevillagefair.com

Lismore Produce Markets

Thu 18 September, 2014

The Lismore Produce Market is held in the heart of Lismore's central business district with around 30 stalls selling 100 per cent locally grown seasonal goods. Stalls include: produce, seedlings, handmade cosmetics, cleaning products, candles, seafood, wines, cheeses, freshly baked bread, coffee, cakes, pickles, jams, dips and other home-cooked treats. Markets held every Thursday.

Contact Details:

(02) 66225141

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Fri 19 September, 2014 - Thu 31 December, 2015

50 large scale koala sculptures, will dot the landscape from the mountains to the sea to create the Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail. Celebrating one of Australia's iconic animals - the koala - and the outstanding work of the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital - the first facility in the world solely dedicated to care and conserve the koala, and based right here in Port Macquarie. The koala sculptures are made of fibreglass, hand painted and decorated by celebrity artists, professional artists and community groups. So don't be surprised if you come across one of the creatively decorated koalas resting in parkland, lazing by the beach, waiting outside the shops, or playing with school kids. It's koalarageously clever!

Contact Details:

(02) 0428 975 650
info@hellokoalas.com
http://hellokoalas.com/

Casino Carp Muster

Sat 20 September, 2014 - Sun 21 September, 2014

Carp are once again on the agenda as the annual muster is about to happen for the Richmond, Wilson's and Bungawalbin catchments. This year the Casino RSM Social Fishing Club is offering AUD4,000 in prizes for some of the best Carp catches over weekend of the Casino Carp Muster. Carp is a well-known pest because of its destructive bottom-feeding habits, which is why it's a great idea to fish them out of the rivers. You can register at the Casino RSM Club or online at the Casino RSM Fishing Club website. Weigh-in will be behind the Casino RSM Club and a final draw will be held on Sunday, 3pm.

Contact Details:

(02) 39063588
http://www.casinorsmfishingclub.webs.com

Clans on the Coast 2014

Sat 20 September, 2014

The Clans On The Coast Festival is a fun filled event where everyone is encouraged to participate in all events and frivolities. A Celtic Celebration filled with traditional dancing, Highland Games, Strongman competition, pipe bands, singing groups, and a wide range of stalls with Celtic goods for sale at Tomaree Sports Oval.

Lismore Farmers Markets

Sat 20 September, 2014

Lismore Farmers Market is a fabulous place in Lismore to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the growers. There is plenty of parking as well as undercover shopping, kids entertainment including a bouncy castle, coffee, cakes and breakfast to make the shopping experience a pleasant one. You will find a lovely range of local seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, preserves and jams, plants, meat and seafood. Lismore Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning.

Contact Details:

(02) 66213460

Fay Boyd's Fine Art School Grafton

Sun 21 September, 2014 - Thu 25 September, 2014

This small boutique art school has been carefully designed by Fay for professional tuition for the beginner through to the advanced artist in Visual Arts. There will be a number of five day workshops offered with tutors who have been selected to provide participants with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of Visual Arts at affordable fees. The passion and expertise these leading Australian tutors will impart will allow participants to explore and expand their creative talents over all mediums of Visual Art. The workshops will be daily, relaxed sessions with handy tips, demonstrations, personal critiques, and explanations of new skills and techniques that will make the learning process much easier. The tutors, chosen for their professionalism and ability to teach, are dedicated to the exploration, encouragement and creativity of art in all mediums.

Contact Details:

(02) 66431528
info@fayboydsfineartschool.com
http://www.fayboydsfineartschool.com

Bikes, Coffee and Community - Pop Up Coffee Shop and Social Ride

Sun 21 September, 2014

To celebrate NSW Bike Week a Pop Up Coffee Shop just for cyclists will give the cycling community a place to meet, go for a ride, share ideas and drink coffee. All riders are welcome and anyone with ideas on how to make cycling safer and more enjoyable in the Ballina Shire. An 11 kilometre Social Ride commences at 9am. Register at the Pop Up Coffee Shop at 9am sharp. The Pop Up Coffee Shop will be open from 9am to 11am. At the southern entrance to the North Wall, East Ballina Council is developing a new Bike Plan. This is a chance to have your say on cycling infrastructure and facilities, as input is sought to identify the priorities for the plan. Barefoot Roasters will provide one free coffee to each participating cyclist.

Contact Details:

(02) 66861427
http://transport.nsw.gov.au/cycling

Ashby Monthly Markets

Sun 21 September, 2014

Relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby to the local markets held on the third Sunday of each month. Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy a stroll around the variety of stalls on offer. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, homemade cakes and slices, second hand goods and the arts and crafts of the talented locals. If you get peckish on your stroll through the array of goodies the Community Centre canteen has some delicious food, hot and cold, lunch and snacks for sale.

Contact Details:

(02) 66452512

Lismore Car Boot Market

Sun 21 September, 2014

Over 200 stalls of all kinds gather together in the heart of the region's diversity, creativity and bounty at the Lismore Car Boot Market. Lismore Car Boot Market is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch with a huge variety of options from Mexican, Lebanese, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Greek, coffee and cake and the list goes on! Stalls include: plants, produce, preserves; outdoor furniture made (recycled timber); recycled tools and hardware; new and second hand clothes, shoes, accessories new and recycled; crystals; candles; carpets mats; massage; recycled books, CDs DVDs and vinyl records; antiques and collectables; craft; fresh food and coffee; face-painting; toys; slot-car racing; jewellery; timbercraft and fund-raising.

Contact Details:

(02) 66225751

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

Tue 23 September, 2014 - Sun 28 September, 2014

The International Buskers and Comedy Festival involves a huge number of shows in 15 different venues over six days. Shows include family entertainment in the streets of Coffs Harbour and in the surrounding villages including Sawtell and Woolgoolga. There are evening shows in the North Coast Botanic Gardens and adult shows in local pubs and clubs. Entertainment includes artists from across the globe, including a strong Australian and local contingent, in Australia's largest gathering of professional buskers.

Contact Details:

(02) 66484083
(02) 66484951
courtney.tune@chcc.nsw.gov.au
http://www.coffsharbourbuskers.com

Lismore Organic Market

Tue 23 September, 2014

The Lismore Organic Market is committed to providing local organic produce, reducing the carbon footprint. Stallholders have travelled an average of 20 kilometres rather than at least 1000 kilometres you would expect from most supermarket produce. Enjoy the atmosphere - this toddler/child-friendly market not only supplies you with the freshest vegetables you are likely to find anywhere (except from your own garden), you can also get growing tips as you do your shopping.

Contact Details:

(02) 66364307

Mungo Track Hawks Nest

Thu 25 September, 2014

Dungog Walkers is a walking for pleasure group. Meet at Dungog Visitor Centre to car pool to Hawks Nest where you will go on a 12 kilometre medium walk. Wear sensible shoes and tale provisions including water. The fascinating Mungo walking track, in Myall Lakes National Park, is a feast for the body, mind and senses. A delightful collection of walks combine to create this absorbing track which joins Mungo Brush campground on the shores of Bombah Broadwater to Hawks Nest. It's a long yet easy walk, taking in some important Aboriginal and post-colonial heritage sites, landforms and diverse vegetation.

Contact Details:

(02) 49923440

Casino Spring Orchid Show

Thu 25 September, 2014 - Sat 27 September, 2014

Casino and District Orchid Society is hosting its annual Spring Orchid Show in the Anglican Church Hall Casino. The Show includes flowering orchid displays, pot plants and bromeliads, potting demonstrations and sale tables of orchids and pot plants. Also there are keen experts ready to answer any of your "orchid" questions and there are information pamphlets to take home. Entry fee is only AUD2.00 and light refreshments are available for a small cost. For those wishing to enter exhibits for judging, please bench them by 6.45pm on Wednesday 24th September. For more information contact Dennis on the number provided.

Contact Details:

(02) 66633290

Adelaide Swift Art Award

Fri 26 September, 2014 - Sun 5 October, 2014

The Adelaide Swift Art Show is a prestigious event with entries for seven categories coming from far and wide. There will be approximately 180 exhibits in all mediums. Total prize money: AUD4,500. The Adelaide Swift Art Initiative is funded from the estate of a former resident of South West Rocks. It was her gift to the community to encourage visual artists to broaden their learning's in the art arena. The show will be located in the South West Rocks Public School Hall and entry is free.

Contact Details:

(02) 00180637
lizbyrnemail@gmail.com
http://www.adelaideswift.com.au

Flatrock Wavesailing State of Origin

Sat 27 September, 2014 - Mon 29 September, 2014

The Wavesailing State of Origin features some of Australia's best wave sailors, providing some great entertainment for spectators. Wavesailing is a great sport that combines surfing and windsurfing. This years event will be run with an expression session format which means some of Australia's best wave sailors will be pushing the limits to impress the judges. If there is a strong wind blowing, there will be spectacular action to witness.

Contact Details:

http://nswwavesailing.org

Casino Fun Run

Sun 28 September, 2014

Thanks to NSW Athletics and the support of local businesses, Casino will hold the inaugural Casino RSM Club Casino Fun Run. For those serious competitors there is the 10 kilometre run sponsored by Casino RSM Club or you can go for the more subdued but still challenging five kilometre run sponsored by L J Hooker Casino. There is also the two kilometre fun run for kids sponsored by Parker and Kissane Solicitors and Attorneys. To to be part of this great event, register online at the Casino Fun Run website or contact Hayley Hancock from Richmond Valley Council on the email address provided.

2014 Casino RSM Fun Run

Sun 28 September, 2014

The 2014 Casino RSM Fun Run will be held on Sunday 28 September in the picturesque setting of the Richmond Valley in northern New South Wales. The event will also feature the Casino RSM 10 kilometre, LJ Hooker five kilometre and Parker and the Kissane 4 Kids Two kilometre. Enjoy a weekend away in the Northern Rivers with the surrounding beaches Evans Head, Ballina and Byron Bay less than 50 minutes away. Visit the Casino Fun Run website for more details and to register.

Contact Details:

(02) 0402 923 920
scott.westcott@nswathletics.org.au
http://www.casinofunrun.com.au

Grafton Sporting Car Club

Sun 28 September, 2014

The Grafton Sporting Car Club began at a Hillclimb 56 years ago and through its history the Club has established and enhanced its reputation for its presentation of outstanding Hillclimbs from Club level events to State and National Championships. The Club has a well deserved and long standing reputation for its organisation of Hillclimb and sprint kart events. The facilities for competitors are outstanding including canteen services and overnight camping. The Club extends a warm welcome to all motor sport competitors to enjoy the facilities and surrounds of the Mountainview Motor Sport Complex while challenging your driving skills during a great day of competition.

Contact Details:

(02) 66435969
mail@gscc.org.au
http://www.gscc.org.au/index.html

Bangalow Market

Sun 28 September, 2014 - Sun 27 September, 2015

Bangalow Market is held on the fourth Sunday of each month. Come and shop from the many stalls and to listen to some great bands, buskers also perform. There's plenty of activities for the kids too, from rides, face painting and candle making. It's a great day out and see Bangalow.

Contact Details:

http://bangalowmarket.com.au/

IPSA Family Fun Day

Mon 29 September, 2014

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** IPSA's major fundraiser is a fun filled day of activities, sports games, market and food stalls, face-painting, Steve's Reptile World and Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo. Free entry - a great day out for all! Iluka Pool and Sports Association Inc (IPSA) is a not for profit organisation committed to raising funds to help procure a pool and sporting complex for Iluka. This is a huge task, but with their small and dedicated committee...and those they rope in to help from time to time, they are confident their goal will be achievable! The collaboration and co-operation from the local community has been overwhelming and they appreciate everyone's support and enthusiasm. If anyone would like to help at the Family Fun Day, or have a stall, please contact either Karen at Anchorage Holiday Park or Jenny at Iluka Real Estate.

Contact Details:

(02) 0404 263 832
selkaz@westnet.com.au
http://www.ipsa.org.au/

FFA National Youth Championships

Mon 29 September, 2014

Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the FFA National Youth Championships for both boys and girls, are national tournaments with teams from all member State Federations of FFA competing against one another to reign as National Champions. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA national youth development and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 14 year old boys and 14 and 15 year old girls from all states. The National Youth Championhships for boys will be held from 29th September 2014 with the next National Youth Championships for girls set to be held from the 7th July 2014.

Contact Details:

(02) 49648922
(02) 49648921
http://www.northernnswfootball.com.au

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