Events

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 Gardens

Hannam Vale Open Garden Day will have a collection of private country gardens open for just six hours from 10am to 4pm on Sunday October 22 for you to visit at your leisure. Nestled in the Stewarts River valley in the heart of The Three Brother region, Hannam Vale offers you a delightful day from cottage gardens to woodland gardens. On the recreation reserve in the heart of Hannam Vale you can collect your program and enjoy our cafe for a coffee, tea and heaps of yummy homemade cakes and slices that will get your blood sugar levels up for a day of nostalgic wanderings. Come back to the reserve and enjoy a satisfying luncheon whether its Barbecue, sandwiches, soups or more. Then browse their market stalls for a great variety of quality plants, preserves, bric a brac and much more. They are situated approximately half way between Port Macquarie and Taree. So visitors making their way to Hannam Vale should exit the Highway at the Hannam Vale road signs and follow the signage for approximately 11 kilometres.