Old Bar Beach Festival is back!
Gas up your Kombi because Old Bar Beach Festival is making a Covid-safe comeback this October long weekend!
You'll love the world-famous Kombi parade, classic car displays, mega markets, carnival rides and games, street food and bar, all day live music, fireworks plus all round good vibes.
Join us for our award winning festival that celebrates all that is special and unique about Aussie beach culture. The Kombi/Transporter Australian record attempt is one of the major highlights of the festival, with the number over Kombis attending each year steadily increasing over the last 13 years due to the support of many owners who now have made the festival an annual pilgrimage.
For Kombi owners this festival is a place to meet and share their passion for their beloved buses with like-minded Kombi enthusiasts in a relaxed and festive atmosphere suited for the whole family.
Festival program and details to be confirmed
bEATS Festival | A new celebration of community and culture through food, music and art
The Barrington Coast bEATS Festival is a new celebration of community and culture through food, music and art. It provides an inspiring festival program throughout October that’s sure to appeal to residents and visitors alike.
The festival is presented by MidCoast Council and Manning Regional Art Gallery, working with tourism operators and venues across the Barrington Coast region of the lower mid north coast.
The bEATS Festival is anchored by popular major events including the Old Bar Beach Festival (2-4 Oct), Great Lakes Food Trail (3 Oct), Wingham Akoostik Music Festival (15-17 Oct), Tastefest On The Manning (23 Oct) and the Forster-Tuncurry Lakeside Festival (30 Oct).
Along with many smaller events, food trails and fringe music events, a new arts trail is also being established by The Tanks Art Trail. This project will deliver art installations on water reservoir tanks, similar to the impressive grain silo art seen across the country.
The Tanks Art Trail will connect with the bEATS Festival as a self-drive tour of public sculpture, murals and artist studios around the region, from the mountains to the sea.
The Barrington Coast bEATs Festival and The Tanks Art Trail are funded by the NSW Government through the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grants program. The grants assist with the recovery of regional tourism by promoting and building awareness of our Barrington Coast tourism destination.