Signature events

We are proud to host and share a diverse range of events throughout the year, from rodeos to music festivals. Here are some of our major events;

Old Bar Festival

Held every October long weekend at Old Bar on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales this award winning festival celebrates all that is special and unique about Aussie beach culture. Centre stage is the Kombi, the iconic vehicle of the beach road trip, and there's loads more besides. Why not drop in and join in the fun.

Wingham Akoostik Festival

The Wingham Akoostik Festival showcases diverse local and regional musical talent and provides a social and cultural focus for our community. A mix of well-known Australian icons have performed on the Akoostik stage. Previous festival guest artists include Grace Knight, Deborah Conway, Doc Neeson, Richard Clapton, Wendy Matthews, Phil Jamieson, Kevin Bennett, Arabesk, Felicity Urquhart, Jigzag, Sara Tindley, The Flood, Shane Howard, Afro Moses, Siskin River and Smokin' Joe Robinson plus hundreds of other local and regional touring artists.

Wingham Akoostik Festival is a community based volunteer-powered event auspiced by Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc. As a family orientated festival, the live entertainment and workshop activities cater for all ages and interests.

Powerboat Easter Spectacular

This event is held on the banks of the Manning River every Easter. The event attracts both local and international drivers with some of the best racing on offer right on the banks of the picturesque Manning River. Best viewing is from the River Street foreshore.