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What's on in October & November 2022 on the Mid North Coast

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

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What's On at Port AdVenture Cruises in Port Macquarie

Go cruising along the Hastings River on the Rhythmboat. Check out cruise dates.

Local Library Events

The Library Van

Wednesday October 12, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Sovereign Place, 15 Chancellors Drive, Thrumster, New South Wales 2444

Visit the Library Van, browse, borrow or return. Fortnightly visits to Sovereign Hills

Collaborative Care Workshop

Thursday, 13th October from 9.00am to 4.00pm

Rydges, Port Macquarie

disAbility Maternity Care have an upcoming workshop on Collaborative Care to support Parents with disabilities.

Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo (PBC Expo)

15th and 16th October at MCEC, South Wharf, Melbourne.

Haru Hana is at the (PBC Expo) See them in person at Booth A37.

Benn Gunn - Great Australian Charity Show

Country Rock Artiste Benn Gunn is raising funds for 100 regional charities across Australia

Saturday 15th October, Wauchope RSL Cnr Young &, Cameron St, Wauchope NSW 2446

Wood Trades Expo

Friday 21st October, 8.30am to 6.00pm

Saturday 22nd October, 8.30am to 4.00pm

Artisans On The Hill, 702 Tionee Road, Mondrook 2430

Demonstrations and advice plus get your hands on some great equipment and consumables.

  • Woodworking equipment consumables and fine timbers by Trend Timbers.

  • Abrasives, brassware and more by Hardware For Creative Finishes.

  • Resin Casting demonstrations and advice

  • Tips and Tricks on Bandsaw, Router lots more.

  • Free BBQ

  • Free Entry

Presented By Artisans On The Hill, Hardware For Creative Finishes and of course Trend Timbers! Phone Peter on 0418654822 for more info.

Encounter: The Human Shark Interface

Chantelle Doyle, Mark Rapley and Dave Pearson on shark awareness and their shark attack experiences.

Saturday 22nd October, Port Macquarie Surf Lifesaving Club

The 41st Beechwood Billy Cart Derby Article

Sunday 23 October (POSTPONED TO 27TH NOVEMBER), Mt Pappinbarra, at 422/424 Pappinbarra Rd, West Frazers Creek.

See the village of Beechwood come alive. The day kicks off at 9am with market stalls and kids activities. Then the carts race down the 5km mountain course that takes in both Pappinbarra and Beechwood Road at 11am. It all starts on Mt Pappinbarra, at 422/424 Pappinbarra Rd, West Frazers Creek.

October Charity Golf and Bowls Day

Friday 28th October, Country Club, 24 King St, Wauchope NSW 2446

  • 8.00am Registration

  • 8.30am Shot Gun Tee Off

  • 1.30pm Luncheon, Auction, Guest Speaker & Raffles

  • 3.00 to 4.00pm Novelty bowls event with prizes & presentation

  • 4.30pm Finish

Get together with your colleges and friends while supporting our local region and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Melbourne Cup VIP Lunch - Port Macquarie Golf Club

Tuesday 1st November at 12.00pm - Port Macquarie Golf Club, 698 Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

Port Macquarie Golf Club is hosting a Melbourne Cup VIP Luncheon at the Seabreeze Function Room. Get your Melbourne Cup VIP Lunch Tickets from Port Macquarie Golf Club or by contacting reception on 6582 0409.

Find out more about What´s On at the Port Macquarie Golf Club!

#LoveLocal Festival

Saturday, 19 November from 2.00pm - 6.00pm in Bain Park, Wauchope

Hosted by Wauchope Chamber of Commerce & Industry, #LoveLocal Festival is a new, exciting celebration of local businesses in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region and they are on the lookout for local businesses to be involved and have a display, food truck, demonstration or trade stall at the festival. This is part of the Hastings Made & Grown Campaign to celebrate produce and products that are made in the Hastings area.

Businesses can register their interest if they would like a trade stall.

Desley Polmear Book Launch - "Stories Around the Kitchen Table"

Friday 25th November, 10.30 am

Desley’s writing group sat around the kitchen table and wrote some short stories. The book will be launched at the Port Macquarie library. The mayor, Peta Pinson will be opening the launch.



Brilliant-Online Gig Guide

Sunday Strum Days

Sunday 16th October

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard, 235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Free to attend. Acoustic guitar players meet up for two hours on the first and third Sunday of each month. Email Damon to register your interest:

Acoustic guitar meet at Douglas Vale as featured in Brilliant-Online
Acoustic guitar meet at Douglas Vale

Poetry in the Vines

Sunday 23rd October - 12pm to 2pm

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Fourth Sunday of each month. Sample some wine, bring a picnic lunch or snack on a cheese plate, and relax listening to poets in the vines. To find out more contact : John Walker - 0417 489 281 or

Pam Hata as featured in Brilliant-Online
Pam Hata October Gig Guide

Saturday 15

2.00pm Brew Haven Bill Roberts

6.30pm The Terrace at Wave Bowl Geoff Jones

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Leigh I'anson

Sunday 16

4.00pm Bonny Hills Beach Hotel Niki Rudge

Friday 21

6.30pm The Terrace at Wave Bowl Kyle Moore

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Graham Howle

8.00pm Bonny Hills Beach Hotel Super Cell

Saturday 22

2.00pm Brew Haven Pepper Jack

1.00pm The Terrace at Wavebowl The Southern Hold

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club The Trapps

Sunday 23

12.30pm The Terrace at Wavebowl Elegant Bunny Duo

Wednesday 26

6.30pm Botanic Wine Garden Pam Hata

Friday 28

7.00pm The Terrace at Wavebowl Monster Boys

8.00pm Finnians Irish Taven Freaky Friday Brixtonalley The Terrys and Surf Trash

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Ruby Blunt

Saturday, 29

2.00pm Brew Haven Al McCloud

5.00pm Hello Sailor Skeleton Sailors Event

6.00 pm Wicked Elf Beer Sarah Leete Single Launch Tour

6.30pm The Terrace at Wavebowl ebd duo

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Humpdaze

8.00pm Wauchope RSL INXS Tribute Show

8.30pm Laurieton Hotel Live Music Haloween Party

November, 1

6.30pm Port Macquarie Golf Club Melbourne Cup Ticketed Event

Women Like Us

Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are comedians smashing it at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie on 11/11/22.




Join the markets trail this school holidays, you will discover the finest Australian made products from our regions local businesses, farmers and artisans.

Weekends are a great time to find bargains at our local markets as featured in Brilliant-Online
Weekends are a great time to find bargains at our local markets


Kendall Bazaar and The Meeting Place 9am to 12pm

Kendall Community Centre 19 Comboyne Street, Kendall


Port Macquarie Art Society Market Bazaar 8.00am to 1.00pm

Hamilton House 198 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie


Kempsey Riverside Markets 9.00am to 12.00pm

Eden St, Kempsey NSW 2440

Uniting Church Markets 8am to 11am

Uniting Church Cnr. Oxley Highway & Sherwood Rd, Port Macquarie


Grown and Gathered Community Markets 9.00am to 12.00pm

1493 Pappinbarra Road, Pappinbarra

Kendall Community Markets 9am to 12pm

Kendall Showground. Kendall

Blackhead Lions Club Car Boot Market

Hallidays Point Shopping Village Black Head 7.00am-12.00pm


The Foreshore Markets 8.00am to 1.00pm

Westport Park Cnr Buller & Park Streets, Port Macquarie

Johns River Markets 8.00am to 12.00pm

Johns River Community Hall 54-56 Johns River Rd, John’s River

Gloucester Farmers Market 8.00am-12.00pm

17 Denison St, Gloucester NSW 2422


Forster Farmers Market 8am - 12pm

7 Little St, Forster, NSW, 2428, Australia


Forster Town Market 8am -1pm

Oyster Parade, Forster NSW 2428


Laurieton Riverwalk Markets 8.00am to 1.00pm

Cnr. Tunis & Short Street, Laurieton


Wauchope Farmers’ Markets 8.00am to 12.00pm

Wauchope Showground High Street, Wauchope

Tuncurry Markets 8am to 1pm

John Wright Park, Tuncurry


The Local 8.00am -1.00pm

Maritime Museum William Street Port Macquarie


Pacific Palms Market 9am to 1pm

Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakes Way

Elizabeth Beach, NSW 2428



Micro Business Forum - Coffee Connect

Small Business Coffee Connect

Thursday 10th November from 10am

Bago Vineyard

Inviting all home/small business owners to join our home/micro/small business owners for a cuppa and chat. Coffee Connect is a business social date to get to know other business owners better and are held on the second Thursday of every month.

Micro Business Forum - MBF Meeting

Inviting small business owners to meet

Thursday 10th November from 5.30pm

Settlers Inn, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

A day of friendly, fun learning from the best coaches working on your business and interacting with others and this topic is - Learn how to speak confidently in order to sell more.

Small Business Luncheon

Saturday 1th November, 12.00pm

12.00pm - 2.00pm also at Bain Park, High Street, Wauchope, NSW 2446

Wauchope Chamber of Commerce

Just before the festival kicks off. This free luncheon will be a chance for local businesses to get together to network and also listen to some great guest speakers that will be in attendance.

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