Port Macquarie

Events

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail celebrates 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. Established in 2014, Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail is a multi-award winning tourism attraction that delights both the locals and visitors to Port Macquarie-Hastings, on the Mid North Coast of NSW. The Trail encompasses 57 hand painted one metre high koala sculptures on exhibition around the town of Port Macquarie and dotted around the landscape from the hinterland to the sea. So don't be surprised if you come across one of these creatively decorated koalas resting in parkland, lazing by the beach, waiting outside the shops, or playing with toddlers, school kids, mums and dads, and grannies. Everyone in the family loves the Hello Koalas! It's the best treasure hunt on the east coast of Australia too! With great photo opportunities to share with family and friends. Try and capture them all and post them on Facebook and Instagram. It's koalarageously clever! P.S Join them for the Hello Koalas Festival, June Long Weekend 2018.

Start Date:
01/01/2016 View more details

Eat. Sip. Paint! at Oasis By The River

Join Paint The Town and experience the new activity in Camden Haven - Eat. Sip. Paint! An artist will walk you through a step-by-step painting in a relaxed atmosphere as you enjoy a cocktail and some nibbles. No experience necessary! All paint supplies and canvas included. Oasis By The River has a wonderful selection of food and drinks available for purchase during the event. Get your seat at 11.45am and painting begins at 12pm. You will have a few breaks to use the bathroom, order food, and top those cocktails up of course. Painting ends around 2:30pm. Bookings through the website.

Start Date:
07/02/2016 View more details

Sundays at Near River

‘Sundays at Near River’ allows you to spend a morning partaking in the farms regular activities - you’ll help them feed the chickens, water and feed the sows and their piglets, collect some eggs, and then spend time in the market garden sowing seeds or mulching some beds. After all this activity they will then harvest fresh produce for lunch and sit down to enjoy a meal garnered from the fields. The menu is likely to include soup, salad and pork or chicken with a beverage. A wonderful opportunity for children both young and old to connect with the land and discover where their food comes from and experience the delight of tasting truly fresh food. Foodies can expect a chat about their ethicial pastured raised practices and the multiude of benefits that they believe this has for the animals, the environment, and society in general. Nature lovers will have the opportunity to wander down to the river that forms the northern boundary of their property, and maybe skim some stones across the surface. ‘Sundays at Near River’ is an ideal day out experiencing the pristine Hastings hinterland.

Start Date:
09/10/2016 View more details

The Artist Market

The Artist Market is staged on the fourth Sunday of each month in the grounds of The Maritime Museum, Port Macquarie. It is an eclectic market bringing together a vibrant and colourful collection of works by local artisans and artists. It will showcase their talents and will be supported by stalls featuring locally grown, made or baked, farm fresh produce and fine food products. The market is dedicated to supporting and promoting local artists, artisans, farmers and food producers. It operates from 9am to 1pm, with live music and free workshops conducted by Rhi Rebellion which we encourage you to be part of.

Start Date:
27/11/2016 View more details

Tidal Rhythms: art exhibition

The latest exhibition at the Hastings Fine Art Gallery by members of the Hastings Valley Fine Art Association is on display from October 18 to January 17. The exhibition showcases woks in all mediums and styles as well as a collection of affordable, smaller works that are perfect gifts or for taking home a wonderful holiday memento of your visit to the beautiful Mid North Coast. Visit their seaside gallery and chat to the friendly artists on duty-you'll be made most welcome. Open weekly Wednesday - Sunday 10am till 4pm - Entry is Free.

Start Date:
24/01/2017 View more details

Eat. Sip. Paint! The Beach House Port Macquarie

Join Paint The Town for a fun, creative and relaxed paint class, the new way to celebrate. An artist will walk you through a step-by-step painting in a relaxed atmosphere as you enjoy a cocktail and some nibbles. No experience necessary! All paint supplies and canvas included. The Beach House has a wonderful selection of food and drinks available for purchase during the event. Get your seat at 6.15pm and painting begins at 6:30pm. You will have a few breaks to use the bathroom, order food, and top those cocktails up of course. Painting ends around 9pm. Bookings through the website.

Start Date:
24/03/2017 View more details

Paint, Sip, Party at Bago Tavern Wauchope

Arrive at 12:45 to get your seat, order a drink and get ready to have a good time. Painting begins at 1pm. They'll have a canvas, paint, brushes, even an apron waiting for you. Don't worry, an artist will walk you through step-by-step so no experience required! Besides, it's fun art, not fine art. Price includes your 2.5 hour paint class, canvas, and all paint supplies. Book online. Food and drinks sold separately. Bago Tavern offers a selection of the finest beers in town, local wines, and non alcoholic drinks for purchase and to enjoy while painting.

Start Date:
01/04/2017 View more details

Wauchope Farmers Market

The Wauchope Farmers' Market is held on the fourth Saturday of the month. The Wauchope Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for local farmers and food producers to sell a large variety of produce and hand crafted gourmet food products direct to the public. It is a well established community market built on a philosophy of providing the freshest, the best, and the healthiest alternatives to the community, with produce and product often hand-picked the day before the market.

Start Date:
22/07/2017 View more details

Laurieton Riverwalk Market

Enjoy a bite to eat by the riverside, or get your kitchen in order with a range of fresh produce and gourmet foods to take home. With an extensive range of toys, clothes, fashion, plants, candles, perfumes, fishing gear, furniture and so much more you will love your day out at the Market. The Laurieton Riverwalk Markets are held every third Sunday of each month with an extra Market in January. They are held at the Bruce Porter Reserve in Laurieton. Tourists and locals alike have a great day at the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets. There is something for everyone! The Camden Haven Chamber has conducted the Laurieton Riverwalk Markets for over 15 years.

Start Date:
19/11/2017 View more details

The Foreshore Markets

The Foreshore Market is a vibrant marketplace for local artists and artisans to showcase and market their talents in the Port Macquarie area. Unique handmade arts and crafts highlight the event with an eclectic mix of other stalls, from gourmet foods, locally grown produce, flowers, vintage clothing and handmade jewellery and clothing. With the markets strong cultural element and community environment, it brings quirky, style, and the alternative to the mid north coast market scene. So If you are looking for something a little different head to the Foreshore Markets.

Start Date:
13/01/2018 View more details

Grown and Gathered Community Market

This local community market is fast becoming known as the region's friendliest market. The premise of the market was originally based on the idea of "re-use, recycle, repurpose" with local valley residents bringing their farm produce excesses to the local hall to barter and share with other residents. Since then, this little market has grown to include fantastic food, great coffee, eclectic and interesting stalls including jewellery, artworks, metal work, recycled clothing, knitwear, jams, preserves and plenty more. It changes each month so there's always something new to see. The drive is about 45 minutes from Port Macquarie or 25 minutes from Wauchope, through the gorgeous Pappinbarra Valley past Beechwood. If you enjoy a scenic drive with a fantastic destination at the end, come and see them on the first Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm in daylight savings, and til 12 through the colder months.

Start Date:
04/02/2018 View more details

NSW Touch Football Junior State Cup

From February 16 to 18, 2018, Greater Port Macquarie is excited to be hosting the NSW Junior State Touch Competition again, the world's largest weekend touch football competition. More than 300 teams are expected to compete in the event which will bring around 16000 competitors and spectators. Come and watch some of the finest up and coming athletes in the state compete for the coveted title.

Start Date:
18/02/2018 View more details

Kendall National Violin Competition

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.

Start Date:
22/02/2018 View more details

Comboyne Agricultural Show, Champion Dog Show and Mountain Goat Races

The Comboyne Show not only offers a unique program of Mountain Goat Racing but all the features of a traditional Australian Agricultural Show. Among the pavilion exhibits visitors will see a high standard of entries in art, craft, photography, cooking, produce, flowers, and the Poultry Show. See the Comboyne Championship Dog Show on the western side of the showground. A full program of entertainment for all ages includes great fun rides for the kids, face painting and performances. Relax in the shady marquees. Browse the market stalls and enjoy Comboyne's famous country cooking with tearoom cakes, salads rolls, devonshire teas, the big Country Barbecue - plus pancakes, great coffee, and ice cream. What more could you want?

Start Date:
24/02/2018 View more details

The Hastings Bonsai Group Exhibition

The Hastings Bonsai Group Inc are holding a Bonsai Exhibition in the Auditorium at Panthers Port Macquarie . There will be over one hundred magnificent Bonsai trees and Penjing settings on display, they will have Bonsai Demonstrations in the morning and afternoon on both days. There will be two Bonsai nurseries selling starter trees, tools, pots and more.Mudlark Pottery will have a stall selling Bonsai pots and a variety of other interesting pottery items. Japanese hand painted art work by Carole Felton will be available to purchase. So, come to the exhibition and have a great time and experience the ancient art of Japanese Bonsai and Chinese Penjing.

Start Date:
24/02/2018 View more details

Wauchope Lasiandra Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds from the festival are used for the promotion and beautification of Wauchope. The festival continues through the entire month of March. Festival Program highlights include Purple People Shopping Day, Lifeline Garden Party, Lasiandra Rock N Roll Dance, Jazz in Bago Vineyard, Twilight Lasiandra Fashion Parade, Veteran Ladies Golf Day, the Annual Lasiandra Festival plus much more. Fun for all the family.

Start Date:
06/03/2018 View more details

Ross Noble: El Hablador (Port Macquarie)

Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador. *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

Start Date:
20/03/2018 View more details

Lost Legends Showcase at The Old Butter Factory

Colin Burgess, AC/DC’s first drummer, twice voted Best Drummer in Australia and an ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, as well as his brother, Denny Burgess, fellow Masters Apprentices member, also from The Throb, are bringing their new Lost Legends Showcase rockumentary to Telegraph Point. This is a salute to iconic Aussie singing stars who are no longer here. The brothers will be joined on stage by Roger Faynes from Stevie Wright’s band, and Golden Guitar nominee, Vanessa Lea. The lineup, known to fans as the Dead Singer Band, will be offering locals an interactive experience with previously untold stories about their special friends and old band mates, who were among the most loved and famous singers this nation ever had. The members of the Dead Singer Band knew these stars personally, and, using video, interviews, costumes and personal recollections, deliver something different and special, providing fresh insights with tenderness and candour, whilst performing authentic renditions of hit after hit throughout the show. A show not to be missed.

Start Date:
23/03/2018 View more details

Indent All-Ages Tour: The Vanns, The Nah and Special Guests (Port Macquarie)

MusicNSW is absolutely thrilled to be taking two incredible South Coast bands on road for the Indent Tour. Blues-tinged alt-rockers The Vanns will be headlining the five-stop tour, with support from indie surf punk four-piece The Nah. The tour will visit Bega, Moruya, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Byron Bay in March. They’ll also include a bunch of local supports from each town to join the line-up and can’t wait to work with local Indent crew to put on a crackin’ all-ages tour with outstanding independent talent. Indent is a project of MusicNSW that was set up to help young people (12 – 25) in NSW access all-ages entertainment.

Start Date:
24/03/2018 View more details

Thundamentals Regional Tour: Decade Of The Thundakat Port Macquarie

One of Australia’s most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Sydney via Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals, are celebrating their tenth anniversary with an epic regional tour - Decade Of The Thundakat. Announced on Triple J’s Breakfast Show after a special Like A Version performance of Frank Ocean’s Ivy, Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live show across regional Australia in early 2018, with tickets on sale now.

Start Date:
14/04/2018 View more details

ArtWalk

Explore the Port Macquarie CBD through arts and culture! ArtWalk is a multi-venue cultural event that opens the local art galleries and museums and brings art out of the gallery and onto the streets at night! Digital projections will guide you through on a tour to the top arts and cultural locations throughout the Port Macquarie CBD. Over the evening, take a chance to explore the local collections and discover local artists exhibiting in unconventional spaces. See live art work, music and entertainment in pop-up spaces and businesses around the CBD. ArtWalk is a free community event that encourages you to experience and explore the arts and cultural aspects in the centre of Port Macquarie. Look out for the ArtWalk logo at participating venues and spaces and join them a for a fun night highlighting the local artisans.

Start Date:
19/04/2018 View more details

Wauchope Show

Like all show societies throughout Australia, the members of the Wauchope Show Society Committee, its directors, stewards, life members and other community members work tirelessly to present events at the Wauchope Showground These members present a traditional, yet modern showground that is well maintained and is the pride of the local and extended community. The Wauchope Show is an event that helps promote agriculture and farming within the district. It is a community event that offers a range of things to see and do for everyone. They have the traditional horse, cattle, poultry, goat and hall sections along with the sideshow rides. They also have an animal nursery, harness racing, fireworks dog tails and much more.

Start Date:
21/04/2018 View more details

IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie

Taking place concurrently with IRONMAN Australia in May 2018, IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie is sure to not only challenge you physically but also inspire you with its natural beauty and strong community support. The two iconic Australian events will be held on 6 May 2018 at the New South Wales seaside city, creating a real IRONMAN Festival. IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie remains one of the Asia-Pacific region's leading, and most enduring, triathlon events.

Start Date:
06/05/2018 View more details

Ironman Australia

Established in 1985, Ironman Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie, the event is a race that competitors come back to year after year. The format of the Australian TriClub Championship will undergo a refresher to become the NewOceania TriClub Championship Series. A new and exciting, truly regional TriClub Championship promises to see the TriClub rivalry that Port Macquarie is so famous for, continue bigger and better than ever.

Start Date:
06/05/2018 View more details

Slice of Haven Festival

The Slice of Haven Food, Wine and Beer Festival has become a leading gourmet lifestyle event on the Mid North Coast social calendar, attracting tens of thousands of people to the Camden Haven region. Each year organisers of the event challenge stallholders to use locally-grown key ingredients, embrace the event’s vibe of indulgence and get creatively quirky to meet the yearly theme. In 2017 Slice of Haven will 'rock your tastebuds' with rebellious flavours. Get out the biker leathers and be ready to rock-out. Entry is by donation which goes towards the Camden Haven SES, Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club and Million Metres for MND.

Start Date:
19/05/2018 View more details

Port Macquarie Brickfest

Rainbow Bricks heads to the beautiful mid-north coast town of Port Macquarie again. This time we are at the Port Macquarie Indoor Sports Stadium for Port Macquarie Brickfest. There will be lots new exhibits as the Lego creators have been busy building since last year's event. Talk to the creators about their displays and see what can be done with Lego bricks and some imagination. Their exhibitors come from the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Sydney bringing their creations for you to enjoy. Old favorites like the City layout will be back with lots of movement, lights and working trains. As always, they will have the build area for the kids to build something after being inspired by the creations on display. Plus there will be Lego for sale at the event. Proceeds from the Lego event are being donated to local schools.

Start Date:
27/05/2018 View more details

Hello Koalas Festival

Hello Koalas Festival is an annual event over the June Long Weekend, building on the success of the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail in Port Macquarie-Hastings, on NSW Mid North Coast. Hello Koalas Festival is great fun for all ages groups while also focussing attention on the importance of caring for koalas, which sadly these days are a threatened species in many parts of NSW. Port Macquarie-Hastings has the largest koala population on the east coast of Australia and we want that to continue! Port Macquarie's famed Koala Hospital is a key Festival partner along with National Parks' Sea Acres Rainforest Centre which offers an innovative boardwalk attraction "Save our Koalas". See environmentally themed, hand painted Hello Koalas sculptures nestling along the rainforest walk. "Paint your own Koalas" at the Festival's popular art making workshops at Sea Acres and take home your masterpiece for the family mantlepiece. Enjoy Hello Koalas High Teas at Rydges Port Macquarie with yummy Koala Cookies and Cupcakes and special Hello Koalas teas, locally made by World Par TEA. And win great prizes at the Hello Koalas Festival Parade with lots of games organised by the crew from National Parks. Save the date! June Long Weekend 2018.

Start Date:
07/06/2018 View more details

Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's - Jolly Nose

Race the Fox Superflow sealed by Stan's in 2018 - there are six series events throughout the year and each race is a standalone event, but you can collect points for an overall ranking! This event takes you the fantastic Jolly Nose trails near Port Macquarie! Why Superflow? Because the race tracks are picked by the Rocky Trail crew so that they give the riders that "super flowy" feeling! Each timed section demands different skill sets of the riders - from tricky sections around rocks and tight corners to flowy berms and quick stints that needed pedal power and endurance. No start order, no worries! These events are unique Australia-wide in that they can offer an awesome day out to a wide range of riders - from elite to amateur racers to families, couples and groups of friends riding together. A very flexible timing system means no start orders and riders can pick the sequence in which to complete the timed race stages themselves. That way, riders of different categories can spend all day riding and racing together.

Start Date:
05/08/2018 View more details

Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show

The Mid North Coast Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show - the Mid North's Coast number one outdoor event. With over 165 exhibitors, loads of entertainment for the whole family, 4WD display, camp oven cooking, reptile show, bike show and so much more!

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Port Macquarie MTB Festival

Ride Port and challenge yourself! The team at 'Trail Terra' present the inaugural Port MTB Festival - a new series of events for mountainbike competitors, featuring an XCO at the Urban MTB Park on the Saturday, and an XCM event at Bago Vineyard on the Sunday. Competitions over a variety of distances and age groups will be run through both purpose built single track and rough, rocky MTB style fire roads atop the stunning Bago Bluff. Challenging and inspiring. Bring your riding buddies and your family and have a great weekend in the beautiful Port Macquarie Region.

Start Date:
18/08/2018 View more details

King of the Mountain

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The King of the Mountain is a five kilometre 'fun' run to the summit of Laurieton's North Brother Mountain. The event, conducted by the Camden Haven Surf Club, continues to grow and attracts runners from around the state. The course follows the road to the summit and climbs 450 metres over the five kilometre duration. The event is open to all levels of fitness and teams are welcome. Prizes are awarded for King and Queen of the Mountain, junior entries, team entries and participation.

Start Date:
19/08/2018 View more details

Australian Barbecue Wars + Blues and Barbecue Festival

The talented events team at Meatstock are set to deliver Australia's biggest barbeque competition in Port Macquarie! With big prize money on offer, over 100 teams from around the country (and a few internationals as well) will 'smoke it out' for top honours in the Barbecue Pit on the Friday (2pm to 7pm). It's worth turning up just for the mouth watering smell! Free for spectators. If that's not enough, then come along on the Saturday and grab some melt-of-the-bone goodness from one of the Barbecue Trucks, match it with a craft brew of your choice, and kick back with some live music by the water at Town Green. 10am to 6pm- FREE!

Start Date:
08/09/2018 View more details

WellFest Port Macquarie

Don't miss out on WellFest Wellbeing Festival Port Macquarie! With free entry, free seminars and workshops, experiences not to be forgotten, over 50 exhibitors, the opportunity to invest in yourself, free showbags for the first 1000 through the door and so much more! WellFest is a Lifestyle and Wellbeing Festival, with free entry, open to all genders and ages. Don't miss out on their Food Zone, Lifestyle and Travel Hub, Health and Fitness District, Personal Development and Entrepreneurship Precinct- all within the one space. The show is full of activities, including competitions, experiences and workshops/seminars. WellFest has Exhibitors from fields such as: Personal Development, Lifestyle, Physical Health, Mental Health, Exercise, Weight Loss, Yoga, Dance, Movement, Food, Supplements, Massage, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Doctors, Dentists, Nutrition, Personal Trainers, Beauty, Pain Management, Inner Health, Relationships, Psychic, Reiki, Meditations, Personal Transformation, Energy work, Connections, Emotional Support, Counselling, Spiritual Guidance, Business Start-ups, Accounting, Business Coaching, Careers, Education, Wealth Management, Food, Wine, Entrepreneurship, Business Health, Business Development, Finance, Travel, Networking, IT, Publishing, Intellectual Property, Banking, Business Coaching, Training, Property and much more. The best investment in life, is you!

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

Port Macquarie Race Cup Carnival

It's that time of the year again, Spring Racing. The Port Macquarie Racecourse comes alive in October with the Carlton Mid Port Macquarie Cup Day. It's a chance to frock up, sip champagne and enjoy the racing track side or on the giant video screen! And don't forget the Fashions on the Field where you can see the region's best couture.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

Camden Haven Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Camden Haven Show holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Kendall and the surrounding districts, having maintained its rural charm and agricultural focus. Events and exhibitions include: horses and cattle, poultry, flowers, fruit and vegetables, baby show, stalls, dog show, showgirls, art exhibition, chainsaw racers, photography, tractor display, Camden Haven Concert Band, rides and amusements and wood chopping.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

Beechwood Billycart Classic

The Beechwood Billycart Classic is a great fun day for both adults and kids. The billycart races cater for 100 kilometres per hour speedsters racing down Mt Pappinbarra, veterans and kids’ races, set in the relaxed village atmosphere of Beechwood. Besides the billycart races, there are stalls, horse rides, jumping castle, barbeques, and of course the hospitality of the Beechwood Hotel. Started in 1980, the five kilometre adult course attracts entries from far and wide, with the top racers exceeding 100 kilometres per hour! Since there are a couple of small uphill sections, billycarts for the Classic are unique in the world, in that they are two-person. One does the driving, whilst the other – the ‘Co-Driver’ – needs a fit pair of legs to keep the power up when gravity’s working against them. Children do a much shorter downhill-only course down the main street of Beechwood, but since its only a gentle decline, they use a ‘Co-Driver’ too!

Start Date:
14/10/2018 View more details

Tastings on Hastings

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Tastings on Hastings festival returns to Port Macquarie for four action packed days of culinary celebrations that will tempt your taste buds. Born from the Hastings Farmers Markets, the region's premier food festival aims to showcase regional farmers, artisans, food producers, wine growers, brewers, restaurants and cafes. As part of the Tastings on Hastings festivities, they are thrilled to be incorporating a range of satellite events. These events promote the best of the region by taking people to the source of their fabulous foodies. From exquisite fine dining to day-tripping around the region’s farm gates and wineries, their satellite events will leave your taste-buds tingling. They’ve rounded up all of their favourite foodies and put together a schedule full of the region’s very best. Visit the website for the full line-up of events you will love at this year's Tastings on Hastings.

Start Date:
26/10/2018 View more details

Wauchope Moto Fest

If you like motorbikes, you'll love the Wauchope Moto Fest! This is a festival for the whole family, with a Show n Shine, Gymkhana and Swap Meet, as well as great food and buskers. Did you know Wauchope, in Port Macquarie's hinterland (and the 'Gateway to the Oxley'), was declared the first 'Motorcycle Friendly Town' in New South Wales?

Start Date:
18/11/2018 View more details

Festival of the Sun

Celebrating its 15th year in December 2018, Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) has continued to break records on ticket sales with 2017 its fastest sell out ever. FOTSUN is described as one of the best boutique music festivals you can experience over summer. FOTSUN will indeed deliver the vibes and stellar line up that have cemented it as a summer festival favourite over the past ten years. Festival of the Sun is Port Macquarie's flagship live music event bringing in the summer with some great live Aussie and International bands, tasty markets and three days of camping in the sun next to the beach.

Start Date:
13/12/2018 View more details

Oysters in the Vines

Cassegrain Wines proudly presents their 13th annual 'Oysters in the Vines' festival. A highlight in the local calendar, don’t miss this very popular celebration of oysters and fine wine, with live music in their beautiful grounds. Oyster lovers can indulge as they taste their way through a range of oysters from local supplier Armstrong Oysters as well as other regional Rock Oyster suppliers. Cassegrain Wines award winning wines will be available to purchase, along with local beer and a selection of other food options and gourmet goodies. Set amongst their charming vineyard, blooming roses and stunning manicured gardens, the festival will also feature kid's entertainment plus a huge line up of family-friendly activities - details soon to be released! Bring your own picnic rug and/or deck chairs, ready for a fabulous day of wining, dining and relaxation in a picturesque vineyard setting!

Start Date:
12/01/2019 View more details