What's On in October

Monday 30 Sep 2019

Here’s what’s on around the valley this October


Old Bar Beach Festival

When:            Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th October

Where:           Old Bar

For more information, visit Old Bar Beach Festival’s website


The Professionals Weekend of Surf

When:            Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th October

Where:           Forster Main Beach

For more information, visit Forster Surf Lifesaving Facebook page


Wildcat 2019

When:            Saturday 5th - Monday 7th October 

Where:           Great Lakes Sailing Club

For more information, visit Great Lakes Sailing Club Facebook page


Taree Show

When:            Friday 11th – Sunday 13th October 

Where:           Taree Showground

For more information, visit Manning River Agricultural and Horticultural Society Taree Inc website


Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

When:            Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October

Where:           Wingham

For more information, visit Wingham Akoostik Music Festival’s website


Forster Triathlon Festival

When:            Saturday 19 October

Where:           Forster

For more information, visit Forster Triathlon Festival’s website


Rowing Club Regatta and Head of the Manning

When:            Saturday 19 October

Where:           Riverbank, Taree

For more information, visit Manning River Rowing Club’s Facebook page


Westpac Golf Family Funday

When:            Sunday 27 October

Where:           Wingham Golf Club

For more information, visit Wingham Golf Club's website or Facebook page


There’s also plenty to see at:

Manning Regional Art Gallery, including…

  • The Naked and Nude Art Prize, ends 13 October
  • Saltwater Freshwater Art Award & Contemporary Cultural Objects, starts 23 October
  • + more

Manning Entertainment Centre, including…

  • Taree Arts Council Presents Agatha Christie’s ‘A Murder is Announced’, 17-20 October
  • Bob Dylan Revisited - starring John Waters,
  • + heaps more



As always, there are many markets on around the valley…

Here’s just a few to check out, however if you’re looking for a more comprehensive list, visit Visit Manning Valley



Bent on Tuesday Farmers Markets – held each Tuesday

Location:      on the footpath outside Bent on Food and the Country Women’s Association at 91-95 Isabella St, Wingham

The Secret Weekly Farmers Market – held each Thursday

Location:      Taree Park – on the corner of Macquarie and Wynter Streets

Rudi's Market – held each Friday

Location:      Mentges Master Meats, 12 Kanangra Drive (corner Bushland and Kanangra Drive



Saturday 5th October

Wingham Farmers Market

Location:      Wingham Showground

Held:            1st Saturday of each month


Sunday 6th October

Black Head Bazaar

Location:      Wylie Breckenridge Park at Black Head

Held:           1st Sunday of each month from September to May


Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale

Location:       Hallidays Point Shopping Village, Black Heah

Held:             First Sunday of each month


Monday 7th October

Harrington Markets

Location:      John Oxley Reserve

Held:            Four times a year – New Years Day, Easter Monday, in July and Monday of the October long weekend.                         


Saturday 12th October

Wingham Community Market

Location:      Skate Park in Dennes Street, Wingham

Held:              2nd Saturday of the month


Johns River Community Market

Location:      Johns River Community Hall

Held:            2nd Saturday of each month with additional markets held on a Monday of the long weekends at Easter, June and October & January


Saturday 19th October

The Hub Market

Location:      Taree Showground

Held:              3rd Saturday of the month


Sunday 20th October

Krambach Markets

Location:      old School of Arts Hall in Krambach

Held:            3rd Sunday of each month


Saturday 26th October

Nabiac Farmers Market

Location:      Nabiac Showgrounds

Held:            last Saturday of each month (except December)


Sunday 27th October

Old Bar Markets

Location:      Beach promenade in Old Bar

Held:           4th Sunday of the month