What's on in the Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester July 12-14

Huge weekend of fundraisers, fashion and fun

The Gloucester Worimi First Peoples Aboriginal Corporation are holding a NAIDOC day celebration with a family fun day in Billabong Park in Gloucester.

Everyone is invited to come out and share in a fun day out on Saturday, July 14 from 10am-2pm.

Events on the day will include a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting and a chance to try out some bush tucker including crocodile and emu.

All weekend 

  • The Hindmarsh Collection at Taree Craft Cottage, 9.30am to 1pm at 77 Pulteney Street, Taree.
  • Sea of Bellies exhibition, 10am to 4pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery.
  • NSW State Karting Championships at the Wingham Sporting Complex track. Entry: free.
  • 'Giriba Barray', exhibition at Gloucester Art Gallery, featuring Worimi artists Gai Clarke and Jack Wrattan.
  • Orchid open days at Tinonee Orchid Nursery, 8am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday


  • Rudi's farmers market, 8am to 2pm at 12 Kanangra Drive, Taree.
  • Tucker Patch farmgate stall, 9am to 11am at 62 Cemetery Road, Gloucester
  • Movie screening of Show Dogs, 2pm to 3.35pm at Wingham Library. Bookings essential. Rated PG.
  • NAIDOC awards night, from 7pm at the Exchange Waterfront Function Centre
  • Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont perform at Club Old Bar. Show begins at 7.30pm.


  • Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Throwing Competition, 6am to 6pm at Stroud Showground.
  • Gloucester farmers market, 8am to noon at Billabong Park, Gloucester
  • Winter on Wharf Street festival, 8am to 3pm at Wharf Street, Forster
  • Wallamba River Family Fishing competition, 8am to 5pm at Discovery Parks, Forster
  • Three Brothers Produce market, 8am to noon at Johns River Community Hall
  • Wingham markets, 8am to noon at Wingham Skate Park
  • Rotary Book Fair, 9am to 4pm at Forster Public School.
  • Taree Open Art Exhibition opening, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Taree High School hall. Cost: $10. Exhibition is free and runs until July 21.
  • Bulls v Tigers clash for the Kristylea Bridge Cup at Jack Neal Oval, raising funds for Manning Valley Can Assist. Program starts with junior games at 9.30am.
  • NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show, 7pm to 10pm at Winning Post Function Centre (Taree racecourse).


  • Forster Keys family fun day, all day at Elizabeth Reserve
  • Cundletown markets, 8.30am to noon at Cundletown Community Garden on Main Street.
  • Harrington markets, 8am to 2pm at John Oxley Reserve
  • Forster markets, 8am to 2pm at Town Park
  • Gloucester NAIDOC family fun day, 10am to 2pm at Billabong Park
  • Life drawing studio, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Manning Regional Art Gallery