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

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

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Check out these fun free spring school holiday activities available in our region

Port Macquarie School Holidays begin with children running as featured in Brilliant-Online
School Holidays Start Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October 2022

Hello Koalas

Take a one hour self-guided walking tour on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail around the CBD. Each Hello Koalas sculpture has been hand painted by Australian artists and each has its own unique character and personality, which will be your favourite?

Hello Koalas feature heritage and cultural designs of Port Macquarie as featured in Brilliant-Online
Hello Koalas feature designs representing the richness and diversity of our region. Photo Credit:
Town Beach Skate Park Port Macquarie as featured in Brilliant-Online
Town Beach Skate Park Photo Credit:

Town Beach Skate Park and Play Ground

We have 69 playgrounds across our region each adorned with a variety of swings, slides and see-saws, bike tracks, flying-foxes and skate parks like this one at Town Beach in Port Macquarie.

Port Macquarie Library Crafts as featured in Brilliant-Online
Photo: Port Library

Local Library Events

Go To -

The Library Van

Thursday 15th September - 10.00am to 12.00pm

Lake Cathie Community Centre

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

Make your own Tambourine

Wednesday 28th September - 10.00am to 11.00am

Port Macquarie Library

Join us and make your own colourful tambourine to take home with you! Ages: 7 years and up

Saturday 17th September - From 9.00am

Wauchope Showgrounds, 93a Oxley Hwy.

Wauchope, NSW, Australia 2446

Moto Fest is A Celebration of all things Motorcycle and with Wauchope being A Motorcycle Friendly Town you should join in on the fun. There will be activities and entertainment at this family friendly event including the Motorcycle Show N Shine, Tattoo Show, Trade Stalls and Kids activities. Admission Adults $10 / Kids Under 18 Free. For more info, go to

Cruising for Steppo

Fund Raising Launch for Stapo on Sunday, September 11th at 2.30 pm

Port AdVenture Cruises raising funds to support a very special Dad, Nathan Stapleton. The fundraiser will be launched on during a live appearance by cover band Eric Grothe and the Gurus with special guest appearance Bill Harrigan. Many will remember Eric as a tear away winger for Parramatta, NSW and Australia, although he is also a fine frontman for the band nowadays too! Bill Harrigan is Australian former rugby league football referee, and former head of refereeing for the National Rugby League. WOW, what a treat you shouldn't miss. Book this cruise now!

Port Adventure Cruises Rhythmboat

Town Wharf (end of Clarence Street, Port Macquarie)

Book online or Ph: 043439319

Spill the Beans at Charles Sturt University Port Macquarie as featured in Brilliant-Online
Photo credit: Headspace Spill the Beans funded by the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Grants Program

Head Space - Spill the Beans

Thursday, 15th September

9.30am - 1130am

BBQ Area Building 802

Charles Sturt University

An opportunity to meet new people, check in with each other. We supply FREE coffee cart beverage, games & casual chats. Look out for our green flag at the BBQ area on Thursdays

Collaborative Care Workshop

Thursday, 13th October

9.00am to 4.00pm

Rydges, Port Macquarie

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


Sunday, 18th September

10.00am – 11.30am

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Interactive workshops to find out how you can best protect your garden from pesky, hungry critters. Presented by the Department of Primary Industries it covers a range of topics.

Limited places so register on Eventbrite online.


Saturday, 24th Sept

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

All 3 workshops will enable participants to build their own bamboo sculpture in the future. As part

of the lead up to the Douglas Vale Community Festival on October 29th & 30th, this workshop aims

to upskill individuals so that other community groups can build their own festive sculptures.

Dates – 24/9, 8/10 & 22/10 Limited places – Register on Eventbrite online.


A fun educational family friendly farm tour as featured in Brilliant-Online
A fun educational family friendly farm tour

From Saturday, 24th Sept - Multiple Dates

1.00pm – 2.30pm

Grazed and Grown Farm

592 Ponsfords Road, Comboyne, NSW 2429

Meet our cute piglets, young chicks, layer hens, cute puppies and more.



Brilliant-Online Gig Guide

Sunday Strum Days

Sunday 18th September

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

235 Oxley Hwy, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Free to attend and are a fun and friendly group of adult acoustic guitar players strumming and singing popular songs. We meet for two hours on the first and third Sunday of each month beginning September 18th.

Email Damon to register your interest:

Poetry in the Vines

Sunday 25th September

Fourth Sunday of each month – 12noon – 2pm

Expanding with a regular group of participants and audience, come and enjoy some something

different. Sample some wine beforehand, bring a picnic lunch or snack on a cheese plate, and relax

listening to poets in the vines. You might even feel like participating.

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

To find out more contact : John Walker - 0417 489 281 or

Saturday Music at Cellar Door

Each Saturday in September 11am -2pm

Damon Winter supports Douglas Vale by performing relaxing instrumental guitar music for all to

enjoy. Take a tour, try some wines and while the afternoon away catching up with friends. The fire

is on in cellar door to chase away the winter blues.

Douglas Vale Historic Homestead and Vineyard

Friday 16,

5.00pm Wicked Elf Beer Ruby Blunt

5.30pm Chop n Chill Matt Brooker

6.00pm Black Duck Brewery Keaper

6.00pm Club Lake Cathie Stevie B

6.30pm Port Mac Golf Club Damon Winter

7.00pm Wave Bowl Terrace Hudson Rose

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Gary King

8.00pm Bonny Hills Hotel Steve Taylor

8.00pm Finnians Irish Tavern Leigh I'Anson

Saturday 17,

10.00pm Black Duck Brewery Ticketed Event

1.00pm Douglas Vale Damon Winter

12.30pm Chop N Chill Andrew Best

1.00pm Moo & Bean Cameron Cusak

2.00pm Brew Haven Ruby Blunt

4.00pm Wicked Elf Beer Pepper Jack

7.00pm Comboyne Services Club Pure Acoustic Duo

7.00pm Wave Bowl Acoustic Kick

7.30pm Beachwood Hotel Rhys Callinan

7.30pm Hastings Hotel The Monster Boys

7.30pm Port City Bowling Club Brody Ireland

8.00pm Finnians Irish Tavern Mum Says Rock

8.00pm Laurieton Hotel Cant Adult Today

Sunday 18,

12.30pm Chop N Chill Craig Stewart

1.00pm Long Flat Pub Steve Bennett

1.00pm Moo & Bean Tanisha Palmer

1.30pm Wauchope Country Club Niki Rudge

2.00pm Laurieton Hotel Goody 2 Shoes

4.00pm Bonny Hills Hotel Gary King

Friday 23,

5.00pm Black Duck Brewery Brody Ireland

5.00pm Wicked Elf Beer Kyle Moore

5.30pm Chop N Chill Matt Brooker

6.00pm Club Lake Cathie Rockabillys

6.30pm Port Macquarie Golf Club Ruby Blunt

7.00pm Wave Bowl Finn Hoy

7.30pm Port City BC Grahame Howle

8.00pm Bonny Hills Hotel Cheryl Hall and the Wisemen

8.00pm Finnians Irish Tavern Raku

Saturday, 24

1.00pm Douglas Vale Damon Winter

12.30pm Chop N Chill Brody Ireland

2.00pm Brew Haven Nickolina River

4.00pm Moo & Bean Pure Acoustic Duo

4.00pm Wicked Elf Pam Hata

7.00pm Wave Bowl Georgie Winchester Duo

7.30pm Hastings Hotel Happy Dave

7.30pm Port City BC Cheryl Hall and The Wisemen

8.00pm Finnians Irish Taven Fella Felafel

8.00pm Laurieton Hotel Live Music

Sunday, 25

12.30pm Chop N Chill Mystery Guests

12.30pm Moo & Bean Leigh I'Anson

1.00pm Wauchope Country Club Young Floyd

2.00pm Laurieton Hotel Brody Ireland

4.00pm Bonny Hills Hotel Craig Atkins

7.00pm Wave Bowl Terrace Kyle Moore

Friday, 30

5.00pm Black Duck Brewery Leigh I'Anson

5.00pm Wicked Elf Beer Suave Duo

5.30pm Chop N Chill Craig Stewart

6.00pm Club Lake Cathie Gary King

6.30pm Port Macquarie Golf Club Besty

7.00pm Bonny Hills Hotel Ticketed Event

7.00pm Fernhill Tavern Geoff Jones

7.00pm Wave Bowl Terrace Pam Hata

7.30pm Port City BC Dusty Soul

8.00pm Finnians Irish Tavern Alter Ego




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

Families enjoy the markets trail in our region of Port Macquarie as featured in Brilliant-Online
Families enjoy the markets trail in our region


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

Inviting small business owners to meet

Thursday 13th October

Settlers Inn, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

MBF Meetings are a day of friendly, fun learning from the best coaches working on your business and interacting with others.

Micro Business Forum

Coffee Connects

Thursday 13th October

Little Shack, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

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

* Advertised dates are subject to change. Contact the individual venues for further information.

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