Manning Valley

Events

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:
12/01/2019 View more details

Annual Taree Show

The Taree Show is an annual event held each October in the picturesque Manning Valley. Show events include showjumping, cattle and sheep judging, stalls, rides, food and drinks, show bags, and plenty more for a family fun day out. A Dog Show and Campdrafting events are also held during this show.

Start Date:
05/10/2018 View more details

Easter Powerboat Spectacular

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
19/04/2019 View more details

Floyd Vincent and The Temple Dogs: Harrington

Floyd Vincent and the Temple Dogs are one of the country's most enduring and unique bands. They play a high-energy blend of rock, world and pop. They have toured Australia regularly since the early 90's and have also toured Europe five times being one of the few Australian acts to release a CD on a major label in countries across Eastern Europe. The music is eclectic and releases have been supported by rotation airplay on JJJ, ABC and similar government broadcasters in Europe. They are currently promoting an exciting new live album called “A Little Saturday Night Music”.

Start Date:
01/07/2018 View more details

Guy Sebastian Then and Now Regional Tour Taree

This winter, for the first time in two and a half years, Guy Sebastian will be taking his band on the road with a hit-laden Then and Now regional tour. Recent releases from Guy's current album, Conscious, such as Bloodstone and Set In Stone, will be performed alongside songs which have shaped his illustrious career for the past 15 years and made him one of Australia's most enduring artists, with over 40 platinum-certified releases and more than three million sales to date. Fans will also be treated to a sneak peek of his highly anticipated new material, set to be released later in the year. Supporting Guy on his Then and Now tour is Aussie-born, Chicago-based singer Fatai. Since releasing her debut single Purple in late 2015, and her debut EP Undone shortly after, Fatai has gone on to sell out multiple headline tours in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and she is currently working on her sophomore EP. The regional run of shows will see Sebastian and his band travel around northern and southern NSW, as well as Victoria and Queensland.

Start Date:
29/06/2018 View more details

Hannam Vale Open Garden Day

Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for you to visit at your leisure. On the recreation reserve in the heart of Hannam Vale you can collect your program, those under 16 are free. This will give you access to all the gardens. Before setting off to view the gardens you can enjoy a breakfast or morning tea on the delightful bushland reserve. Their well-loved café has coffee, tea and heaps of yummy homemade cakes and slices and will get your blood sugar levels up for a day of nostalgic wanderings. Come back after viewing the gardens to a enjoy a satisfying luncheon whether its barbecue, sandwiches, soups or more. There will be a variety of market stalls for you for wander through as well.

Start Date:
21/10/2018 View more details

Harrington Festival: John Gollan Day Celebrations!

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display from 9pm.

Start Date:
01/01/2019 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:
31/03/2018 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:
30/09/2018 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:
25/03/2018 View more details

Paint pARTy Bean Bar Cafe Taree

Paint, sip and have a great time at Bean Bar Cafe. You don't have to be good at art to take their fun class! It's a great experience to explore acrylic paint on canvas. Arrive at 5:45pm to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. Painting begins at 6pm. There will be a designated 20 minute break for drying time and to enjoy a meal together. They'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. Their artist will walk you through step-by-step so no experience required. Besides, it's Fun art, not Fine art. Bookings are essential! Price includes your 2.5 hour paint class, canvas, and all paint supplies. Food and drinks sold separately.

Start Date:
13/07/2018 View more details

Taree Cup Weekend

Taree Wingham Race Club's premium racing event is the Taree Cup weekend which is held in August each year. The first day of the Cup weekend on the Friday features an eight race program with full food and beverage facilities, TAB, and bookmakers available in the race club's air conditioned Winning Post Grandstand - a great start to the weekend. Sunday is Taree Cup Day and sees all the club's facilities open with special race day packages available. Book in the grandstand overlooking the home straight and finishing post to make it a special day at the races, along with many other food and beverage facilities, grandstand seating, plenty of public parking for the big crowd, and buses running to the racecourse from selected locations. A feature of the day is the Fashions on the Field competition for men and women with valuable prizes to be won on the day.

Start Date:
19/08/2018 View more details

Taree Night Bazaar

Introduced in 2014 to showcase the work achieved by the Tidy up Taree volunteers and the creation of Taree's first Civic Heart, this great family friendly celebration is now a major yearly event in Taree. The Taree Night Bazaar has it all - great live entertainment, art displays and artwork available for purchase, over 40 stalls selling an array of goods, many shops open during the event and offer significant discounts and a huge range of food is available for purchase during the event. The road closure between Manning and Pulteney Street gives this a true Street Festival Vibe, so bring the entire family as this is one event not to be missed!

Start Date:
24/11/2018 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:
17/03/2018 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:
15/07/2018 View more details

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

The Wingham Akoostik Festival is three brilliant days of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. If you are looking for a relaxed spacious festival experience add this one to your calendar. Held annually on the third weekend in October, previous festivals have seen performances from Joe Camilleri, Russell Morris, James Reyne, Grace Knight, Wendy Matthews, Richard Clapton and Rick Price, just to name a few. Included over the three day event are workshops, a smokin' Barbecue challenge, art installations and produce stalls catering for all ages and interests. Camping is available for the entire weekend on the festival site at the Wingham Showground. You will need to book your site early as camp sites sell quickly. Ticket prices: Various depending on one day or three day pass, pre sale tickets offer savings over gate prices. For tickets and a full list of performing artists please refer to the Akoostik Festival website.

Start Date:
19/10/2018 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:
08/03/2019 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:
17/05/2019 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:
07/04/2018 View more details

Wingham Summertime Rodeo

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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.

Start Date:
06/01/2019 View more details