The Manning Valley plays host to a diverse range of festivals and events throughout the year - from rodeos, markets and powerboats to music and cultural festivals, there is something for everyone.

Two of the most popular events in the Manning Valley take place in October each year and include the Wingham Akoostik Festival and Old Bar Beach Festival.

The three day Akoostik Festival is a feast for music lovers, with an ever-growing array of performers, workshops, quality food and market stalls. This grassroots festival, held from the 16-18 October, has been awarded Community Event of the Year and Regional Flagship status as a key tourism event on the NSW calendar.

Our fabulous events attract thousands of people every year who are able to experience what the Manning Valley has to offer during their stay.

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.