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 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.

For a comprehensive list of all events across the region please visit http://bit.ly/barringtoncoastevents

Wingham Farmers Market

Since 2003, the Wingham Farmers Market has been a great source of fresh local produce. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, supporting the local community. If it’s grown, baked or made sustainably in the region it’s welcome at Wingham Farmers Market. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Wingham Beef Week

**Wingham Beef Week will not be opened to the general public in 2020** Wingham Beef Week has been running since 1987. Starting with the Junior Field Days on Monday and finishing with the Beef Barons Ball, there are parades and competitions held all week. With the support of their sponsors, local schools and the beef producers of the Manning Valley, they've put together a great program of events to get everyone involved in the festivities. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival

The Manning Valley Historical Society presents the annual Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, held the last week of May. Clans from all over the country descend on the town of Wingham (N.S.W) to enjoy the Festival. Sunday - Scottish Concert. Thursday - Genealogy Fair and Workshop. Friday - Heritage Breakfast, Heritage Bus Tour, Golf Match (Clash of the Clans), Clan Gathering and Ceildh. Saturday - Highland Fair and Games. Pipe bands including a Quintet Competition. Markets and Clan stalls. Grand Scottish Ball. Sunday - Riverside Thanksgiving Service and Blessing of the Banners. Barbecue Breakfast and Farewell. A Mayoral reception and official opening ceremony also take place during the weekend. Some events require you to purchase a ticket - order your tickets online on the Bonnie Wingham website. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Gardenista

A festival of flora, food and fine art. Extravagant botanical installations including wearable botanical design Saturday gourmet lunch with speaker Art competition Gourmet catering including tapas bar, high tea, coffee and cake (so far) Specialty plant market Workshops and demonstrations Hanging basket competition Botanical handbag and shoe competition Open gardens with large plantings and extensive vistas, snacks and live music Please note that this event will be postponed to October 2021 if social distancing rules still apply October 2020

Wingham Akoostik Festival

The award-winning Wingham Akoostik Music Festival is three brilliant days of music; celebrating artistic expression, culture and community. From humble beginnings, the Festival has experienced significant growth to now be recognised as one of the NSW Mid Coast’s most vibrant events; attracting over 3000 people annually. Held on the third weekend in October, the event brings together high-profile musicians, local and regional musical performers, creative artists, local businesses, producers, volunteers, students, tourists and locals. The Wingham Akoostik Music Festival is music, camping, food and more. The family-friendly Festival embraces a broad range of entertainment and cultural experiences, including on-site camping in the historic Wingham Showground, in the picturesque Manning Valley.