The hills around Killabakh are alive with glorious sounds, amazing sights and scrumptious smells as the local community prepares for its big annual A Day in the Country event.
Held on the first Saturday in September, the event has grown over the years in size, attendance and regional recognition to become one of the preeminent annual events in the Manning.
A Day in the Country offers a great line up of attractions, events and stalls including a tremendous range of quality arts and crafts, imaginative creations, precious relics and old wares, fantastic food, entertainment and family fun.
The day is sure to appeal to the young, the elderly and every age in between.
Of the 80 or so artisans and producers who have been invited, some popular ones will be returning and there will also be some new and exciting attractions.
The 70th birthday of the iconic Holden car will be celebrated this year with a display of vintage vehicles spanning the decades from 1950s classics such as the 48-215 and FJ217 business sedan, through to the panel van, the Statesman, the Torana, the Gemini and the Commodore.
The popular scarecrow competition will be back and the local kids have once again been hard at work stuffing dad’s old check shirt and jeans with straw, borrowing mum’s garden boots and grandpa’s hat!
Bunnings Taree have generously donated $50 vouchers, with a prize for best scarecrow awarded in the adult, children’s and group section.
All Scarecrows must be delivered and set up at Killabakh Hall before 10am September 1.
A superb selection of quality art works will once again be on display in the old schoolhouse gallery, a great variety of delicious hot and cold food on offer, plenty of seating and the ever-popular Red Cedar Band will be reforming to christen the newly built entertainment shed. The children’s area has been expanded into a kids fun zone with a range of side show alley activities including the dunny toss, tombola, flower garland making and farm animals.
“A Day in the Country will be held on Saturday September 1 in Killabakh from 10am – 3pm, just 16km north of Wingham along Comboyne Road.
Entry is by gold coin donation which provides the visitor with the day’s program of events and the opportunity to win a raffle prize.
All money raised on the day will be used to maintain, enhance and administer facilities for the use of Killabakh residents and members of the wider community.
Remember, A Day in the Country is better than a week in the city.