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Annual Events







2024 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.

2024 March Saturday 9th 8.00am - 2.00pm Bellingen Autumn Plant Fair

The Bellingen's 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: 0475 743 851

2024 May Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th   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: TBA, Bellingen.
Contact: Pattie, (02) 6655 2000

2024 June Friday 7th - Sunday 9th 8.00am - 8.00pm Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

With a focus on contemporary Australian writers, the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is working towards presenting an exciting line-up of literary talent once again. The festival will offer a fun, intimate, thought-provoking and at times challenging program in a range of venues from the historic Bellingen Memorial Hall to intimate cafes and restaurants around town.


See the website for details and costs.

2024 September Saturday 14th 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 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

2024 September Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd 8am - 2pm
Bellingen Muse

For arts and culture lovers Bellingen Muse is a boutique music festival that offers intimate and diverse music performances - bringing virtuosic performers to a beautiful region where nature inspires creativity and community.

Venue: Spread between Cedar Bar & Kitchen and Bellingen Memorial Hall

2024 October Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October Various 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.


The Festival will follow as closely as circumstances allow to our normal programme. 


Venue: Dorrigo Showground



Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd


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 kicks off at 2pm on Friday with the Junior Beef sections.


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 and 4th Saturday 8am - 12pm Bellingen Growers Market

Local market to promote local producers. Range of products from honey, produce, local bread, smoked trout, preserves, soap, seedlings and more. A great atmosphere to enjoy a coffee, amazing food, listen to music and catch up with friends.


Venue: Bellingen Showground
Contact: Kaz Selbie, 0448 407 202

Every Wednesday 2.30pm - 5.30pm Bellingen Farmers & Producers Market

Produce stalls offering a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, bread, eggs, honey and jams chutneys and preserves made from local fresh ingredients. Enjoy scrumptious healthy snacks or take home a delicious meal for dinner. Support our local farmers, market gardeners and food artisans and ensure a sustainable food system for future generations.


Venue: Bellingen Park, next to tennis courts
Contact: 0402 564 206

Every Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm Bello Sketchers Drawing Class

BELLO SKETCHERS drawing class runs every Wednesday night at the Stables in Bellingen with occasional outside classes to look at urban sketching or landscape. We cover a wide variety of themes and explore lots of different art materials each week. A mix of traditional and contemporary art practices in a fun and social art class.

Cost: $25 with all materials provided

Venue: Bellingen Sustainability Centre

Every Tuesday and Thursday Tuesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Children)
Thursday 6.00pm - 7.00pm (Adults)
Karate Training - Fuji Karate Club

Karate training for children, parents and other community members. Karate - The Fuji Karate Club, which is celebating it's 20th year anniversary, meets for practice each Tuesday of the normal school term. There is a team of male and female black belt instructors who enjoy passing on their skills and knowledge in a friendly, informative and helpful way.

Venue: St. Mary's School Hall, Bellingen
Contact: Francisa or Wayne (02) 6655 9318

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.

3rd Saturday

8:00am to 3:00pm

Bellingen Community Markets

As one of the oldest and largest markets on the coast we showcase over 260 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 a smorgasbord of delicious multicultural hot and cold food, coffee and drinks.

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. 


Venue: Bellingen Park, corner Church, Park and Ford St.

Contact: Kaz Selebie, 0400 261 693.

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







2024 May Monday 13th - Tuesday 13th 6.30pm - 9.00pm Pint of Science Pint of Science Australia delivers science engagement, primarily through a national festival, that builds the Australian public's appreciation of science, contributes positively to combat inequity and negative stereotypes within the Australia science sector, establishes and supports cross-discipline collaborations, and celebrates and champions excellence in the Australian science and science engagement sectors. Our events include interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research that's accessible to all.

Venue: Bellingen Golf Club
Tickets: $8 per person



Check website


Bellingen Jazz Society

Bellingen Jazz Society runs occasional concerts throughout the year.


For more information call (02) 6655 2100 or email



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