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Annual Events







2018 January Monday 8th - Friday 12th 9.00am - 4.00pm Camp Creative

Camp Creative is a summer camp for families and individuals, a fun learning event where you mix with people of widely differing interests and ages in a relaxing and creative atmosphere.


To spend five days in an environment of creativity and encouragement and amongst young and old alike can be a very uplifting experience.


Venue: Mostly at Bellingen High School
Contact: Rob Stockton (02) 66559326.

2017 March Saturday 11th 8.00am - 2.00pm Bellingen Autumn Plant Fair

Bellingen's 25th Autumn Plant Fair at the Bellingen Market Park has over 70 plant nursery stalls, information stalls, hourly workshops and activities with undercover seating, and plenty of expert horticultural advice available.

Fine food, musicians, free entry, lots of bargains and the chance to win a barrow full of plants donated by the stallholders, make this a great day out for garden lovers.

The Autumn Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.


Open from 8am to 2 pm. Free Entry.
Venue: Bellingen Market Park, Church St, Bellingen
Contact: Lesley Green 0429 171818

2017 May Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st   Bellingen Agricultural Show

Showcasing the rich diversity of our area the show has something for everyone from woodchop, cattle, horse and showjumping programmes, fantastic pavilions full of wonderful produce, jams, cakes and crafts, Mantova Art Exhibition, photographic exhibition, pedigree and mongrel dog shows, all the fun of sideshow alley and a full entertainment schedule profiling the region's up and coming talents.


The Festival’s “boutique” feel has given the music an immediacy that is so important to create a link between the performers and the audience.


Venue: Bellingen Showgrounds, North Bellingen.
Contact: Pattie, (02) 6655 2000

2017 June Friday 9th 8.00am - 8.00pm Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival after a year of changes is consolidating and will be concentrating on two of its most popular events - The Schools Program and the always sold out ever popular Poetry Slam - This year on a Friday night.


The new committee is strategically planning ahead for a full program for 2018.


See the website for details and costs.

2017 July Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th Various Bello Winter Music Festival

The team behind the successful Mullum Music Festival is thrilled to announce the addition of another family friendly, small town music event to the festival calendar.

BELLO WINTER MUSIC will bring international, national and local performers to the pubs, halls and street corners of the picturesque town of Bellingen for a perfect long weekend of music and entertainment.

While Bello Winter Music will be unique to Bellingen, there will be some shared acts and programming crossovers with its summer sibling the Mullum Music Festival. Bello Winter Music will include a Youth Mentorship Program, lots of family-friendly activities, street theatre and a healthy dose of local performers.

2017 September Saturday 9th 8am - 2pm

Bellingen Spring Plant Fair

Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm!

Bellingen's Spring Plant Fair has 70 nursery stalls with a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical, native, exotic or food-bearing plants, garden supplies, Information stalls, hourly workshops with undercover seating and plenty of expert horticultural advice.


Fine Food, Musicians and Free Entry make an all weather event and a great family day out for garden lovers.

The Spring Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.

Venue: Bellingen Market Park, Church Street, Bellingen

Contact: 0475 743 851

2017 September Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th   Bellingen Fine Music Festival

The 8th Bellingen (Fine) Music Festival September 22 - 24 again presents its distinctive blend of classical music from many traditions. 2017 features sensational pianists Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska, edgy new classical duo Joe Chindamo and Zoe Black performing with saxophonist Nick Russionelle and classical guitarist Murilo Tanouye, brilliant piano trio Strelitzia, gorgeous soprano Michelle der Kinderen with harpsichordist Leanne Swanson, the acclaimed Acacia Quartet performing with the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and the inspirational ensemble Tek Tek.


Huge fringe and workshop program.


Contact: Rosie Wickert, 0419401901
Cost: Tickets from $20. 



Friday 27th - Sunday 29th


Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

We welcome old and new Festival patrons to Dorrigo Mountain for an intimate and friendly three-day weekend of acoustic music featuring some of the very best Folk and Bluegrass and Old-Time country musicians from around Australia and overseas.


It's a time when our picturesque Dorrigo showground comes alive with concerts, workshops, dancing, jamming, impromptu performances, poetry and children's entertainment.

2017 November Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th  

The Dorrigo Show

The primary focus of the Agricultural Show is to serve as a showcase for the talents of the residents, local organisations and particularly the youth of the community.


The show features the Coffs Harbour Regional Brass Band, wood chopping, pumpkin growing contest, woodwork competition, scarecrow competition, ute challenge, tug of war, model trains, show bags, magic show, veteran and vintage car club, bush dog trials, a grand parade, and much more.


Venue: Dorrigo Showground, 4180 Waterfall Way Dorrigo
Cost: 0490 146 227



Regular Events





Every 2nd Wednesday 6:30pm

Quiz Night at the Federal

Free to play. Register 6.30PM, 7.00PM start.

Venue: Federal Hotel, Bellingen
Contact: (02) 6655 1003

4th Wednesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm The Roger Burke Quartet

Fourth Wednesday each month, Jazz in the Bistro with The Roger Burke Quartet and Guests.


Modern, mainstream, smooth Jazz!


Great food.


Venue: Federal Hotel, Hyde St, Bellingen

Every 2nd Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

LRB Trio

LRB - AKA Louise, Roger, Bruce

Louise Gore - Piano
Bruce Stephen - Double Bass
Roger Burke - Sax and flute


Some jazz standards and ballads - no drums so more laid back - intimate setting.


Hat donation.

Venue: Little Red Kitchen, 111 Hyde St, Bellingen
Contact: Roger Burke, 0427 256 140

3rd Thursday 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Open Mic at the Federal

Performers of all shapes and sizes pour out of the woodwork for this fortnightly open mic night. There's no questioning the range of talent around Bellingen - you might be inspired to add your voice.

Register at 7:00pm.

Venue: Federal Hotel, Bellingen
Contact: (02) 6655 1003

1st, 3rd and 5th Friday 8:00am - 1:30pm

Bellopy Organic Farmers Markets

The biggest 100% organic and humane choice farmers market in the mid north coast. Stalls include fruit n veg, pork and beef products, honey, cheeses, quark, fetta, yoghurts, buffalo meat and mozzarella, gelato bar, seedlings, breads, cakes, doughnut, soaps and baskets, face painting. Outdoor cafe for breakfast and lunch serving coffee, smoothies, juices and delicious food. 

Venue: Anglican Church, Cnr Hyde St & Oak St, Bellingen
Contact: Susan Weil on 0415 525 903

3rd Friday  

Coffs Coast Polyclayers

We are a group of clay enthusiasts who are interested in the art of polymer clay and get together to explore techniques such as metallic leaf inclusions, faux surface designs, stamping, painting & caning. We inspire each other to keep creating with this exciting artistic medium.


Venue: Bellingen Home-studio
Contact: Hector Vera (02) 6655 9170.

1st Saturday Practice from 7:00pm, concert from 8:00pm

Bellingen Country & Bluegrass Open Mic

An informal group for people interested in playing bluegrass and traditional country music.


Admission: $5
Venue: Bellingen Bowling Club
Contact: (02) 6655 9933 or Eddie Siladi on 6655 0805

1st Saturday 8:00am to 11:00pm Dorrigo Markets - Dorrigo Showgrounds

The Dorrigo markets is a county market with a country atmosphere with local produce, homemade goddies and lots of other interesting goods.


Contact: Trevor and Carol Boyole ph 66572839

2nd Saturday 8:00am to 1:00pm
Poultry Sale
The Bellinger River District Poultry Club puts on a poultry sale on the second Saturday of every month. All types of chooks and waterfowl, also rabbits sometimes. Bring your excess birds and the Poultry Club will try to sell them for you

Venue: Poultry Shed, Bellingen Showground, North Bellingen
Contact: Hilton or Peter on 20 6655 1633.

2nd & 4th Saturday

8:00am to 1:00pm

Bellingen Natural Produce Market

Fresh organically grown vegetables, plants, seedlings, breads, jams and other natural foods.


Venue: Bellingen Showground (map)

3rd Saturday

8:00am to 3:00pm

Bellingen Community Markets - Bellingen Park (map)

With over 250 diverse stalls there's something for everyone. From new, unique to used we have local produce, art, craft, 2nd hand, bric n brac, vintage, beauty & body products, toys, books, music, clothing, health and healing, massage and lots of delicious food and coffee.

Live music on main stage and local community group representation.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along for a great day of community and culture. Bellingen Community Markets not just a market place but a great place to be. 

Contact: 02 6655 2151

2nd Sunday 1:00pm Urunga Music At The Mouth

Have a picnic while local bands, choirs and musicians perform on an open air stage.


Contact: Greg ph 66555810


3:00 to 6:00pm

Exhibition Openings

The Nexus Community Gallery has Exhibition Openings once a month usually on Sunday afternoons from 3-6pm. The Gallery is located in the picturesque courtyard of the Bellingen Old Butterfactory. Come and enjoy Wine and Finger food and help local Artists celebrate their achievements. The Nexus Gallery is a volunteer Organisation run by the Committee and members of the Bellingen community Arts Council


Contact: Shop 7 ph. 66559222, or email

Last Sunday 2:30pm Country Music afternoon with Rod Dowsett

Free admission commencing at 2.30pm. The last Sunday of each month featuring local country music artists.


Venue: Bellingen Golf Club
Contact: (02) 6655 1312 for further details
Information for members and guests of Bellingen Golf Club



Other Events









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Bellingen Jazz Society

Bellingen Jazz Society runs occasional concerts throughout the year.


For more information call (02) 6655 2100 or email

2017 June Saturday 24th 8:00am - 2:00pm Bellingen Harvest Market

Harvest market in conjunction with the regular Bellingen Growers Market.  50 stalls featuring salami, gelato, breads, baked goods, nut milks, raw baked good, dry wholefoods and so much more.  


There will be hot food, coffee, undercover seating and live music from local band Juicebox.

Venue: Bellingen Showground
Contact: Gloria 0427 006 858



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