BONSAI WORKSHOP GROUP
EVENT DETAILS, MONTHLY EVENT
Wauchope Bonsai Workshop Group meets the second Saturday in the month commencing at 10am and going until around 2pm.
The meeting commences with a discussion of the display trees, followed by a presentation. The remainder of the meeting is workshop time for members to work on their own trees and a separate one-hour session for beginners to learn the basics of bonsai.
Visitors are most welcome to drop into the meetings. The group is an excellent way to learn how to create your own, or to care for the bonsai you already have.
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WAUCHOPE FARMERS MARKET
EVENT DETAILS, MONTHLY MARKET
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.
GROWN AND GATHERED COMMUNITY MARKET
EVENT DETAILS, MONTHLY EVENT
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.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH, 2018 BAIN PARK, WAUCHOPE
Gather friends and family and head to Bain Park Wauchope for carols, stalls and family friendly activities at the Wauchope and Hinterland Community Christmas in Bain Park.
The evening will be filled with the sounds of Christmas melodies from local performers and Sing Australia.
Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the food stalls or the many eateries around town and settle in with a chair or rug to enjoy the festive spirit. Kids activities will be available with the Party Professionals Jumping Castles along with ornament decorating workshops and more.
For more information on Sponsorship, booking a stall or performing on the night, please contact Lisa on email@example.com or call 0422 210 824.
Daryl Braithwaite is performing smash hits like 'As the Days Go By' and 'One Summer' and 'Horses'. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased over the phone, at reception or online.
FRIDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2018
Thirsty Merc will be performing smash hits like 'take Me Back, Someday' and '20 Good Reasons'. Tickets on sale now! Tickets can be purchased over the phone, at reception or online.
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!
One of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray, has announced a sun-soaked coastal holiday tour, PM3 Summer Sessions.
The PM3 Summer Sessions tour will be an intimate affair; Pete will be bringing only two musicians to accompany him throughout. The trio will be playing tracks from his critically acclaimed LP Camacho, as well as fan favourites spanning throughout Pete’s distinguished career.
See Eventfinda for more information.
For more information:https://www.eventfinda.com.au/2019/pete-murray/laurieton
Annual Grape Stomping Championships
EVENT DATES TO BE CONFIRMED: FEBRUARY 2019
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.
For more information: http://www.bago.com.au
Sponsored by PMHC, CSU and HCCU - 1st & 2nd March 2019
The Hastings Sustainability Showcase is organised by the Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network. This event aims to educate, inform and inspire individuals and businesses on the latest ideas, products and trends in sustainability.
The event is being run over two days at Port Macquarie Racecourse:
The program will feature guest speakers, practical workshops, seminars and other events during the two days. Trade displays and food stalls will be located around the site. Friday will include opportunities for local schools and other educational organisations and businesses. Saturday will have a more general focus. The Showcase will focus on the following key sectors of sustainability:
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for the showcase are now available. If you are interested in being involved please download the Showcase Prospectus and Sponsor and Exhibitor Booking and Agreement Form.
Event contact details: PMHSNevents@gmail.com
Further details can be found at the following links:
WAUCHOPE LASIANDRA FESTIVAL
MARCH 2019: DATES 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.
COMBOYNE AGRICULTURAL SHOW, CHAMPION DOG SHOW AND MOUNTAIN GOAT RACES
SATURDAY 16 MARCH 2019 TO SUNDAY 17 MARCH 2019
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?
If you are a lover of the violin and classical music make sure you are at the Kendall School of Arts in September when you will be spoilt for choice with both the Kendall National Violin Competition Finals on the Saturday and a Celebration Concert on the Sunday. The finals will feature the best young violinists in Australia.
On Saturday, the Kendall School of Arts will host the Kendall Violin Competition Final Round.
The following day a Celebratory Concert will be held, featuring Live Music Sydney, special guests and the winner of the Kendall National Violin Competition.
The Kendall National Violin Competition, now in its second decade, has established itself as a major event for young violinists in Australia. Past finalists and winners of the Competition have forged impressive international careers and the Competition is proud to have helped these talented artists on their way.
Four of Australia’s most promising young violinists will compete for a place in the final round of this important national competition. Information, booking details and biographies on the Finalists can be found on the website.
Bookings are strongly encouraged.
For more information: http://www.kendallviolin.org.au
FRIDAY 26TH APRIL 2019 TO SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019
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.
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
Established in 1985, Ironman Australia remains an iconic global event - taking place in Port Macquarie, New South Wales - four hours north of Sydney. From the swim course in Hastings River to the bike course along the Pacific Ocean and run course in the heart of Port Macquarie, the event is a race that competitors come back to year after year.
The format of the Australian TriClub Championship will undergo a refresher to become the NewOceania TriClub Championship Series. A new and exciting, truly regional TriClub Championship promises to see the TriClub rivalry that Port Macquarie is so famous for, continue bigger and better than ever.
Thomas the Tank Engines' Timbertown Adventure will be three days packed full of Thomas fun! Tickets include unlimited Steam Train rides behind Thomas the Tank Engine as well as unlimited rides on the Horse and Carriage, Mini Steam Train, and all other amusement rides operating on the day!
Endless fun with Face Painting, Story Telling, Jumping Castle and a Mini Stage Show starring the Fat Controller, with the opportunity to meet and have your photo taken with him. Thomas' friends Cranky the Crane, George the Steam Roller and Rosie will also join in on the fun! With extra costs after entry besides food and souvenirs at value for money prices.
JUNE 2ND 2019
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.
SUNDAY 9TH JUNE TO TUESDAY 11TH JUNE
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.
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.
Please see their website for more details.
Caravan/Camping available on site, call for details.
For more information: http://www.timbertown.com.au
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!
For more information: http://www.ruralscene.com.au
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