A TasteFest on the Manning
Taree Lions Club will again be coordinating this very successful and engaging community event. TasteFest on the Manning brings this community and producers event to Manning Valley for the people of the Mid Coast region and its visitors. Please join them as they take your taste-buds and other senses on a wild ride at TasteFest, on the beautiful foreshore park of the Manning River. There will be lots of shade whilst enjoying the coastal breeze. TasteFest will showcase the best the Manning Valley and beyond has to offer and will include craft beer, food, wine, entertainment and music, as well as activities on the river. TasteFest on the Manning is conducted by Taree Lions club as a charity that benefits the community and celebrates life in the Manning Valley. They look forward in having you join in the fun, fine food and festive spirit. Sample TasteFest from 10am through to 9pm in Queen Elizabeth Park in the central business district of Taree. Visit the "TasteFest on the Manning" Facebook page and register your interest in coming!
Start Date:13/01/2018 View more details
Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Manning Valley Historical Society annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival. Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham to enjoy a Scottish Concert. Then, visit the genealogy fair (tutorial and research), poet's breakfast, bus tour, baking competition, nine hole golf tournament, social bowls, Scot's Family Night Out; and on Saturday, the main festival with street parade, opening ceremony, markets and clan stalls, Highland games and massed bands closing ceremony and, in the evening a grand Scottish ball. On Sunday: blessing of the banners, barbecue breakfast, luncheon and concert/Ceilidh. A Mayoral reception and official opening ceremony also take place during the weekend. Some events require you to purchase a ticket - order your tickets online on the Bonnie Wingham website.
Start Date:01/06/2018 View more details
Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan weekend workshop
Learn how to upcycle your furniture with this fabulous product at the beautiful Mansfield on the Manning. If you are looking for a hands on weekend retreat with plenty of time for relaxation, this is perfect for you. Dine on lunch and dinner cooked by talented local chef Neil Mackenzie, assisted by Bent on Food owner Donna Carrier. Live music at Bent on Food on Friday night with Hayley Grace, followed by a full day Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan workshop with Donna Carrier. On Sunday after breakfast you will have the opportunity to roam around Wingham for a spot of shopping at Bent on Life, or one of the antique shops. Mansfield on the Manning is situated just three hours north of Sydney and is the perfect place to unwind and take in the breathtaking views of the river.
Start Date:25/08/2017 View more details
Easter Powerboat Spectacular
Every year, the town of Taree on the Manning River plays host to the Easter Powerboat Spectacular. The event attracts both local and international drivers with some of the best racing on offer, right on the banks of the picturesque Manning River. Starting on Good Friday the event runs until Easter Monday, with great viewing along the foreshore of Taree from Fotheringham Park to Endeavour Place.
Start Date:30/03/2018 View more details
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Envirofair is a community event that takes place annually in the beautiful river city of Taree, in the Manning Valley and proudly presented by Manning Valley community radio station 2BOB 104.7FM. The aim of Envirofair is to raise awareness about environmental protection, and the local environment from its natural assets to the people who live and work within it. The event is a fun-filled family day of entertainment featuring: music, dancing and performance artists; fabulous food from 2BOB Radio's famous Global Cafe and local epicureans; innovative market stalls; displays and demonstrations of ecologically-friendly products and ideas for living; and inspirational environmental speakers. Kids are sorted with a variety of cool activities and workshops for their entertainment, including candle and kite making, circus skills, and face painting, you can even fashion your own instrument from recycled objects with Junk Music, plus heaps more. The event is sponsored by Greater Taree City Council, Mid Coast Water, JR Richards, MidCoast Waste Services, Sea Acres Rainforest Sanctuary, Greenpatch Organic Seeds, Manning River Times, Taree Hire, Holiday Coast Credit Union and 2BOB Radio volunteers.
Start Date:09/06/2018 View more details
Hannam Vale Open Gardens
Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for just six hours from 10am to 4pm on Sunday October 22 for you to visit at your leisure. Nestled in the Stewarts River valley in the heart of The Three Brother region, Hannam Vale offers you a delightful day from cottage gardens to woodland gardens. On the recreation reserve in the heart of Hannam Vale you can collect your program and enjoy our cafe for a coffee, tea and heaps of yummy homemade cakes and slices that will get your blood sugar levels up for a day of nostalgic wanderings. Come back to the reserve and enjoy a satisfying luncheon whether its Barbecue, sandwiches, soups or more. Then browse their market stalls for a great variety of quality plants, preserves, bric a brac and much more. They are situated approximately half way between Port Macquarie and Taree. So visitors making their way to Hannam Vale should exit the Highway at the Hannam Vale road signs and follow the signage for approximately 11 kilometres.
Start Date:22/10/2017 View more details
Harrington Festival: John Gollan Day Celebrations!
Each New Year's Day the town of Harrington celebrates John Gollan Day with family friendly entertainment including carnival rides, live music, markets stalls, food stalls and a model train expo at 10am in the Harrington bowling club. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display from 9pm.
Start Date:01/01/2018 View more details
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing (Manning Entertainment Centre)
Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics – everything is getting “smashed”. Smashing. It’s fun, and learning. Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education. As one of Australia’s best-known comedians, Flanagan has played all over the world and now tours Australia relentlessly. Flanagan is a writer and performer, and can be seen as herself on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (ABC) and not as herself in the Working Dog series, Utopia (ABC). Her favourite food is soup, closely followed by fried potatoes of any kind. She lives in Sydney with her dog Henry, her cat Sarge and a lovely Magnolia tree called Mary. Flanagan hopes to one day develop some skills, get an education and find a real job.
Start Date:10/11/2017 View more details
Nabiac Farmers Market
Nabiac Farmers Market is held on the last Saturday of every month (except December) at the Nabiac Showground Hall. Stock up on seedlings for your vegetable patch and meet your local growers and producers who make such a variety of gourmet goodies available for you. Taste the organic coffee, new gluten free bakery with freshly baked biscuits and cakes, honey, goats milk beauty products, sourdough bread, nuts, gingerbread, fresh cut flowers, confectionery, regional wines, freshly laid eggs, seedlings, beef products direct from the producer, delicious cakes, fruit and vegetables, olives, local artisans and music to entertain you while you browse! So come to Nabiac, be early for the best pick, have a coffee and sample the barbecue too.
Start Date:27/05/2017 View more details
Old Bar Beach Festival
The Old Bar Beach Festival is an annual community event that attracts over 17,000 people each year. Held every year, the Kombi/Transporter swap meet Australian record attempt is one of the major highlights of the festival. The number of Kombis that arrive at the festival has steadily increased over the last five years, due to the support of many Kombi owners who have now made the festival an annual pilgrimage. Whilst the Kombi's are a highlight of this festival, there is much more to do over the two days. There is a huge range of market stalls, food stalls, local wine and produce tasting, live music, fashion parades, and a whole lot more for you to enjoy at this family friendly event.
Start Date:30/09/2017 View more details
Old Bar Markets
Old Bar Markets are a popular market held in the village of Old Bar and has a wide variety of unique market stalls. Old Bar Market offers a laid back atmosphere, fresh produce, bric-a-brac, plants, jewellery, homemade products, home wares and lots more.
Start Date:23/07/2017 View more details
Taree Summer Regatta: NSW Rowing Association Point Score Regatta
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Hosted jointly by the Taree and Port Macquarie Rowing Clubs, this event is held annually on the Manning River. The feature race is the Mixed Grade Eight.
Start Date:14/01/2018 View more details
The Hub Markets Taree
Held on the third Saturday of the month, this is Taree's biggest markets selling everything from books, crafts, candles, unique gifts, and plenty of locally grown produce.
Start Date:15/07/2017 View more details
The Secret Farmers Market
Operating weekly in the grounds of Mentges Meatsl, produce include fresh fruit and vegetables, local honey, pastured eggs, fermented food and drinks, jams and chilli sauces, fresh pork and beef, raw cakes, organic pasta, seeds and seedlings, olives and olive oil and lastly flowers (flowers are not always there so having it as the first thing in the list is not appropriate). Stall holders include Hidden Valley FreeRange, Bottled Culture, Yvettes raw kitchen, Organics MattR, Totally freerange, Granny Mels, Parched earth, Refugium Flora, Gilchrist Honey, and more.
Start Date:10/11/2016 View more details
The Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. Previous festivals have seen performances from James Reyne, Grace Knight, Wendy Matthews, Richard Clapton and Rick Price, just to name a few. Included over the three day event are workshops catering for all ages and interests. Camping is available for the entire weekend at the Wingham Showground. For tickets and a full list of performing artists please refer to the Akoostik Festival web site.
Start Date:13/10/2017 View more details
Tinonee Orchid Nursery Annual Open Day and Show
This years Tinonee Orchid Nursery Annual Open Day and Show will include it's usual line up of great guest speakers as well as workshops, live potting demonstrations and a lot of flowering plants. Free sausage sizzle will available and light meals and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Start Date:08/07/2018 View more details
VRA Weekend on Wheels
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Weekend on Wheels is a family friendly event held each year in May. All proceeds go towards the Manning Volunteer rescue squad. Major stands and displays include both NSW Police and Fire Brigade. Children can look forward to a visit by Big Dog. Vintage cars and hot rods will be on display both days, as will a bike display, food stalls, markets, and entertainment for all ages.
Start Date:26/05/2018 View more details
Wingham Annual Show
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Wingham Annual Show will be three days full of competitions and rides with all the fun of a true agricultural show. Wood chopping, chainsaw competitions, a cattle section and campdrafting. Popular exhibits will be on show in the Exhibition Hall and also, the popular poultry sections, for the children to enjoy. The Friday night Rodeo will have the crowd on their feet with all the excitement happening in the rodeo ring. Saturday will be the People's Family Fun Day from 8am right through until the fireworks at 7.30pm. A crowd favourite, the Demo Derby will be on Saturday afternoon followed by the fireworks spectacular. The main ring will come to life with families filling all vantage points for a view of the action once again. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Wingham Show.
Start Date:23/03/2018 View more details
Wingham Beef Week
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Wingham Beef Week has been running since 1987. Starting with the Junior Field Days on Monday and finishing with the Beef Barons Ball, there are parades and competitions held all week. With the support of their sponsors, local schools and the beef producers of the Manning Valley, they've put together a great program of events to get everyone involved in the festivities.
Start Date:15/05/2018 View more details
Wingham Farmers Market
Since 2003, the Wingham Farmers Market has been a great source of fresh local produce. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, supporting the local community. If it’s grown, baked or made sustainably in the region it’s welcome at Wingham Farmers Market.
Start Date:01/07/2017 View more details
Wingham Summertime Rodeo
Prepare for some adrenalin pumping events at Wingham Showground when the Wingham Summertime Rodeo comes to town. The Rodeo attracts thousands of visitors who witness amazing action in the arena. There will be food and a licensed bar area (proof of age is required), amusement rides, stalls and a live band till late. Bar licensed to 11pm. Don't forget that no alcohol or glass bottles are to be brought onto the grounds. No gazebos or tarps are to be erected on the Rodeo bank. Gates open at 12 noon for Slack Round and Main Event starts at 6pm, so don't miss out - gates will close when the arena area is full. Bring your family and friends to the Rodeo Arena, Wingham Showground, and enjoy wild fun for all the family.