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

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

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

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:
26/05/2018 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. Entry is by donation which goes towards the Camden Haven SES, Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club and volunteer organisations who help make Slice of Haven happen. Please: No pets

Start Date:
27/05/2018 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

Suck It Up Buttercup

If you’re into everything outdoors, and running, wriggling, climbing, crawling, getting wet and muddy over boggy but beautiful terrain, with challenging obstacles, mud pits and more, then Suck it up Buttercup is the course for you. With a challenging eight kilometre assault obstacle course and 50+ obstacles and action stations, this one is set to push you to your limits across a picturesque course like no other. Wade in solo, join a team, run with the kids. Get ready for an experience - oh, and it’s called ‘Suck it up Buttercup’ for a reason! Get ready to do battle with this year's Viking theme.

Start Date:
01/06/2018 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

Hastings Landcare Farm Gate Tour

An initiative of Hastings Landcare, the Farm Gate Tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to visit 12 properties not usually open to the public. Gates open over the three days of the June long weekend and farmers / land custodians will take visitors on a tour, chat about their production methods, conservation and the environment. The tours provide opportunities to walk amongst farm animals, crops and in a conservation area. The farms on tour are all operated in an environmentally responsible manner. Suitable for all ages and diverse interests, this is a self drive tour. Visitors can tailor their own tour over the three days, going to as few or many of the properties as they would like. Farm opening / tour times and maps will be provided in the booklet / ticket, available for purchase from the Port Macquarie Information Centre / Glasshouse as well as online and in Wauchope at the Hastings Landcare office and at Ecowild organic shop. Some tours are restricted in numbers and have to be especially booked. Explore the back roads and drink in the diversity - they'll be showing you a lot - from oyster production to bush foods and a sheep dairy.

Start Date:
09/06/2018 View more details

Howling Moon Blues Festival

Howling Moon Blues Festival set to ignite the June long weekend in Port Macquarie on Sunday June 10. Port Macquarie will be buzzing with the newly launched Howling Moon Festival showcasing the best home-grown live blues music in an Australian premier music event. Pat Capocci, Papa Pilko and The Binrats, Shaun Kirk, Karl S. Williams - Musical Fool, Claude Hay Band, Ghost Road, Roy Rose, Reggie D, Josephs Coat.

Start Date:
10/06/2018 View more details

Beyond the Barricade - Port Macquarie

Enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering Concert. Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on tour, the blockbusting two-hour show features hit songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Wicked, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Chicago, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia, and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables. The critically-acclaimed Beyond the Barricade has been delighting audiences throughout the UK and Europe for 16 years, from the Royal Albert Hall to the Cunard liners, and now heads to Australia for the first time. The former cast members of London’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables include Andy Reiss, who has played numerous male roles including Jean Valjean; David Fawcett, who played Valjean; Katie Leeming who played the role of Eponine; and Poppy Tierney who played Cosette. They are joined by an ensemble of talented musicians to create an authentic live experience, capturing all the passions and orchestrations of the original shows.

Start Date:
30/06/2018 View more details

Guy Sebastian Then and Now Regional Tour Port Macquarie

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:
01/07/2018 View more details

Timbertown Annual Steam Fair

Steam Fair in the middle of winter, a fantastic time to enjoy Heritage steam, log fires, and fresh hot damper. They will have steam boats on the lake along with steam vehicles. Steam trains, traction engines and engines galore. The damper camp will be operating also along with live music. See rare trades and demonstrations and much more. Caravan/Camping available on site, call for details.

Start Date:
07/07/2018 View more details

The Elephant Trail Race

Coastal Track and Trail Runners would like to invite you to the inaugural Elephant Trail Race at Port Macquarie. The 27 kilometre Mt Cairncross course offers participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and Ultra Distance Runner. With race distances of 160 kilometre, 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre, 25 kilometre and 13 kilometre. Register today.

Start Date:
20/07/2018 View more details

Luminosity Youth Summit

The Luminosity Youth Summit is an action packed three-day event held in Port Macquarie, full of inspiring speakers at the top of their fields including marketing strategists, social entrepreneurs which will inspire you to think Big, dare to dream and live life to the fullest to enjoy a healthy positive life. They want you to lead the way on the journey to the top. It’s about taking calculated risks to achieve success and having the passion to commit to yourself and your dreams and turning your goals into a tangible reality. The speakers and presenters you will hear from will be challenging, engaging and inspiring - and the master class sessions will provide you with the opportunity to develop your confidence, unlock your potential and consider how you can make positive change in your future for your health, happiness, career, family and life.

Start Date:
25/07/2018 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

NSW Regional Events Conference

The NSW Regional Events Conference allows event professionals, stakeholders and students to hear from targeted and experienced presenters on issues and topics directly affecting the regional events industry. The conference will showcase regional events from across Australia and focus on topics including volunteers, grants and funding, sponsorship, risk management, and marketing. Delegates will also enjoy social events with like-minded professionals who are passionate about regional events. Now in its third year, the conference will be held in Port Macquarie on the north coast of New South Wales.

Start Date:
30/08/2018 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

Back to Bonny's

The weekend is a whole-of-community celebration of Bonny Hills – past, present and future. Locals, visitors, businesses and community groups are invited to share and celebrate their special history and place in the Bonny Hills community throughout the events of the weekend which links with the bicentennial anniversary of the arrival of John Oxley. The weekend begins on the Friday night with a free outdoor movie at Rainbow Beach from 6pm, so grab a picnic rug and some of the delicious local food the area offers and relax down by the beach under the moonlight. On Saturday 29 September event highlights include an official welcoming ceremony, games and entertainment for children, market stalls showcasing local businesses, craft, produce, and music, demonstrations and dance performances. Historical exhibits will be on show from 5pm Friday in the Surf Club and will displayed throughout the weekend with a collection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia. The day will then conclude by a Back to Bonny’s dinner at the Surf Club hosted by local resident and ABC presenter Fiona Wiley. On Sunday 30 September, head out and explore everything local region has to offer – cafes, wineries, shops, beaches, bushwalks and lookouts.

Start Date:
28/09/2018 View more details

Twilight Food Market - Port Macquarie

The Twilight Food Market is open every Saturday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog friendly too. Bring a blanket or chair, bottle of wine or beer and kick back and enjoy the entertainment. Located in one of Port Macquarie's premier beach side locations, Town Beach Park (beside the skate park) with the stunning Town Beach on it's doorstep. Eat, relax, walk, swim and enjoy!

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

Camden Haven Show

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

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

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

Golden Lure Tournament

The annual Port Macquarie Golden Lure Tournament is proudly brought to you by Port Macquarie Game Fishing Club Inc. The event takes place in the beautiful waters of Greater Port Macquarie and includes tournament briefing night, sail past at the Lady Nelson Wharf, skipper and crew night, ladies' and juniors' memorial charity day, juniors' fishing competition and presentation luncheon.

Start Date:
04/01/2019 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

Grape Stomping Championships

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Join the public Annual Grape Stomping Championships and regular Sunday Music in the Vineyards. Held on the second Sunday of February each year. Teams of two jump in wooden barrels to see how much juice they can stomp out of 10 kilograms of grapes in 60 seconds. You could see your name added to the grape stomp honour board at the Cellar Door and become part of Bago Vineyard history. The fun doesn't stop there, get lost in the biggest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere. So, bring along your picnic rugs and umbrellas, pick a spot on the lush rolling lawns, and settle in for a great day.

Start Date:
10/02/2019 View more details

NSW Touch Football Junior State Cup

NSW Junior State Touch Competition is the premier NSW touch football junior representative event and is conducted annually in late February. 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:
15/02/2019 View more details

Kendall National Violin Competition

*** 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.

Start Date:
22/02/2019 View more details

Comboyne Agricultural Show, Champion Dog Show and Mountain Goat Races

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
23/02/2019 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:
04/03/2019 View more details

Wauchope Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** 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:
06/04/2019 View more details