nambucca valley

Business Directory and Tourist Guide

MAJOR EVENTS

Bowraville races -
Six meetings a year at the picturesque Bowraville Racecourse. The Bowra Cup in July is not to be missed!
For meeting dates contact Nambucca River Jockey Club - [email protected] or 6564 7258.
Valla Fair, held on the Lions Reserve, Valla Beach, on the first Sunday in January, is a fun day for all organised by Valla Lions Club. The event is wheelchair-friendly and entry is free. Contact Tracey Suter on 6569 5410.

Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day and Sporting Memorabilia Auction - early January.

Island Golf Club, Nambucca Heads - Golf tournament plus auction of sporting memorabilia.
For further information contact Ray on 6568 6701.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations are held on 17 March at the Bowra Hotel in Bowraville.

Soccer Challenge Cup - Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads - 3rd full weekend March. Trophies and prize money are up for grabs when the Nambucca Strikers Soccer Club hosts a round robin competition for
senior and over-35 players. Contact Peter on 6568 7115.

The Easter Quilt and Patchwork Show and Challenge in Macksville, run by the Verandah Post
Patchworkers, showcases contemporary and traditional patchwork, quilting and other textile items.
The event is one of the largest and best displays in regional NSW and features travelling exhibitions;
a local quilters’ exhibition and quilt raffles. Contact The Remnant Basket on 6568 1829.

Autumn Tree Fair - Bowraville - Contact Nambucca Valley Landcare on 6564 7838 .

Nambucca Valley Show and Trade Fair - Macksville is held two weeks after Easter. The best of the country is on display at the annual Macksville Show. A fun-filled family day featuring ring events, beef and dairy cattle, dogs, poultry, caged birds, pavilion displays, fireworks, sideshow alley and an array of trade exhibits. Contact John on 6568 6285 or view www.macksvilleshow.com.au for more information.

Enjoy Breakfast by the River at Nambucca Heads on the middle Sunday of the April school holidays.
The event promotes fine local art, craft and produce. Contact Bev on 6568 6429. Valley Community Arts

Catch the Autumn Orchid Show at Scout Hall, Macksville in early May. Contact Helen on 6567 5191 or [email protected]

Ken Howard Memorial Bowling Carnival - Nambucca Heads - early June. Nambucca Heads Bowling Club hosts a week-long annual event for lawn bowlers - young and old, men and women.

Enjoy country racing at its best with the Bowraville Cup in July - hosted by the Nambucca River Jockey Club. Take in the fashions, food and betting facilities in a picturesque location. Contact [email protected] or 6564 7258.

The Logger Heads Malibu Classic is a three-day longboard surfing event for all ages held at Scotts Head in July. Surfers and spectators alike converge on the town for this classic surfing event. Contact Manda Godfrey on 0414 898 112.

The VW Spectacular is a biennial event held (on even years) at Valla Beach and Nambucca Heads in August. Hundreds of these iconic mighty cars join a Show and Shine parade on Saturday morning.
Contact Donna on 0427 695 203 or see www.volkswagenspectacular.com for more details.

Island Golfest held at the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club each August brings together men, women and juniors for a week of competition. Enjoy golf on this unique course or simply attend the Golfest Dinner.
Contact Steve Barnes on 6568 8172.

Spring Orchid Show - Entertainment Centre, Nambucca Heads - early September. Contact Helen on
6567 5191 or [email protected]

Rusty Iron Rally - Macksville Showgrounds - 1st weekend of September. See history in action when the Mid North Coast Vintage Machinery Club brings to life classic tractors, veteran cars, bikes, trucks and vintage engines. See www.rustyironrally.com, or contact the secretary on 6568 4099 or [email protected] for more details.

Valley Community Arts ‘Biennial Fine Art and Craft Exhibition’ (even years) - October long weekend.  Showcasing art and craft of the Nambucca Valley and beyond. Contact Pat on 6568 6239.

Nambucca Valley Arts Council ‘Art Exhibition’ - Biennial (odd years) - October. Entertainment Centre, Nambucca Heads - exhibition of paintings from the Nambucca Valley, Mid North Coast region and beyond. For more information call 6569 4382.

Hot Rod Rally Show and Shine display – October long weekend. Car lovers will salivate over these early model cars, lovingly transformed into works of art as they arrive for their annual rally. Join the crowds of admirers at the popular Show and Shine display filling Bowra St on Saturday morning.
Contact Drag-Ens Hot Rod Club on [email protected] or visit www.drag-ens.com

Pro-Ag - Showground, Macksville - October
Mid North Coast premier field day. Contact Brad on 6562 6577.

Spring Tree Fair - Bowraville - contact Nambucca Valley Landcare on 6564 7838.

GT Falcon Annual Meet - Valla Beach and Nambucca Heads – October. Car clubs from NSW and Queensland have been converging on at Valla Beach for 20 years to show off their restored labours of love. The event culminates in a Show and Shine parade in Bowra Street Nambucca Heads on Saturday morning. Contact Jeff on 6564 7188.

Macksville Gift - Allan Gillett Oval, Macksville - November. Macksville Athletic Club hosts an annual athletics competition for professional and amateur sprinters, Little Athletics and veterans. The revered event includes a street parade and Gift Queen Competition. Contact 6568 2504 for more information.

REGULAR EVENTS

Markets

  • First and third Saturday - Bowraville Country Markets
  • 1st Saturday - bi-monthly (even months) Valla Community Markets
  • 2nd Sunday - Plaza Shopping Centre, Nambucca Heads
  • Last Sunday - bi-monthly (even months) Funkya @ Unkya 8 am -12 pm, Unkya Reserve, Eungai Creek.
  • Make it, bake it, grow it, sew it - predominantly locally made produce & products - workshops and live entertainment (Ph 6569 7814)

Music

  • Nambucca Valley Country Music Club - last Sunday each month
  • Nambucca Heads Bowling Club - 12 noon - 4:30 pm

Cultural

  • Concerts and recitals - Nambucca Valley Arts Council, Entertainment Centre ( Ph. 6568 9288)
  • Bowraville Theatre and Arts Council - concerts, recitals, drama, cinema (Ph 6564 7808)

Nature

  • Kyeewa Bushwalkers - for monthly program see ww.nambuccatourism.com.au/events_monthly.asp
    or look on the notice board at the Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre
  • Nambucca Valley Birdwatchers - 3rd Thursday of the month (Ph  6568 9920)

Please understand that things sometime do change. We have done our utmost to provide current
information but please always check with the Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre website on www.nambuccatourism.com.au, phone 1800 646 587, or contact the event organiser to check times,
dates and venues. Thank You!