What’s on this August

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Clear your calendar because August is jam packed this year with amazing events across the Macleay Valley and surrounding areas! Check them all out below.

Major Events

Sculpture in the Gaol || August 5th to September 1st 2018 || South West Rocks

Following the success of the Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition over the past ten years, Trial Bay Gaol will once again be transformed into a dramatic artistic landscape with sculptures displayed throughout the Gaol site. South West Rocks Chamber of Commerce and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service wish to invite you to participate in the 2018 Sculpture in the Gaol Exhibition, along with celebrating the closure of the Trial Bay German Internment Camp.

Entry for the gala event is only a gold coin donation otherwise standard Gaol entry fee applies.

Visit the website here for more information.


Volkswagen Spectacular 2018 || July 29th to August 6th 2018 || Macksville Showground

Join in on one of the largest Volkswagen Car shows in Australia, the Volkswagen Spectacular. With seven days of action packed activities including, cruises around the beautiful Nambucca-Macksville District, Volkswagen racing against the clock, Show and Shine and Markets. It will be a fun time for the whole family.

Visit the website here for more information.


Head to Head Walk Run Crescent Head || August 18th 2018 || Crescent Head Reserve

Crescent Head Lions Club presents the Head to Head Walk Run on Sunday 19 August 2018.

The Head to Head Walk Run is the major fundraising event for the Crescent Head Lions Club. In the last 5 years, Crescent Head Lions Club has disbursed $68,212 for the local and broader community as direct financial support to schools, charitable organisations and groups, as well as Lions Foundations.

In 2018 we will continue to support Baylin’s Gift.

Join in the fun at Crescent Head to walk or run for charity. This is a smoke free event. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Visit the website here for more information.



Macleay Valley Week of Golf || August 27th to 31st 2018 || South West Rocks Country Club

A popular event on the Veteran’s golf calendar not to be missed. The Macleay Valley Week of Golf, hosted by South West Rocks Country Club, Kempsey Golf Club and Frederickton Golf Club, the tournament is open to men and women golfers who are members of affiliated veteran golf associations.

For further details and entry form visit the website here.



Chisel Revival & Barnesy Revisited – Tribute Band || August 10th 2018 || South West Rocks Country Club

Chisel Revival & Barnesy Revisited is Australia’s number one Tribute to the Legends that are Cold Chisel & Jimmy Barnes. For over three decades, the songs of Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes have dominated the airways with their powerful brand of Aussie Rock.

Come and experience the dynamic “CHISEL REVIVED” and rock the night away!

Tickets available from South West Rocks Country Club Reception or with Credit Card by phoning 6566 6252 or online here.

Courtesy bus available for all guests and visitors.


Rugby League The Musical || August 17th 2018 || South West Roxy Cinema

Rugby League The Musical is a hilarious blend of stand up comedy and musical satire that takes aim at The Greatest Game Of All and its many colourful characters and controversies.

Produced and performed by Australia’s hardest working sports satirist, Denis Carnahan, Rugby League The Musical is coming to The Coast with side splitting new material based on the current season, along with old favourites that have made his show a cult hit.

Food & Wine

Night in Spain – Degustation Dinner || August 10th 2018 || Seabreeze Beach Hotel

Escape the cold August night and join the Seabreeze Beach Hotel for a “Night in Spain” degustation dinner. Enjoy four fabulous courses and matching beverages whilst listening to Latin Fusion Muso, Mat Brooker. The menu for the evening is focused on the social/sharing aspect of Spanish cuisine, like the infamous shared dish Paella and Lemon & Chorizo Bread Bake whilst sipping on an Estrella Damm Beer, while conversing with friends.

Tickets are $75pp and can be purchased from the Seabreeze Beach Hotel Bar or Reception.

GermanFest 2018 || August 23rd to Sept 1st 2018 || Seabreeze Beach Hotel

The Seabreeze Beach Hotel is transforming into a Bavarian heaven for eleven days with GermanFest this August!

From 23rd August to 1st September, they’re celebrating all things Bavarian including food, drink, and entertainment. Feast on Seabreeze Beach Hotel’s German inspired menu and hearty winter dishes, then wash it all down with 4 Pines’ Kolsch, and a special Marzen from Bucket Brewery. Music from Tirolean Echos and Polka Boys charm and entertain the crowd on both weekends, sure to get everyone yodelling and slapping their thighs.



Tickets are $25pp and can be purchased from the Seabreeze Beach Hotel Bar or Reception. You will receive a $20 bistro voucher to go towards your meal.

Can’t make their big beerhall nights, enjoy our German Menu from 23 August to 2 Sept 2018. Bistro opens at 12 noon through til late.


Kempsey Riverside Markets || August 4th 2018

Horseshoe Bay Markets || August 11th 2018

Kundabung Country & Farmers Markets || August 12th 2018

Stuarts Point Markets || August 19th 2018

Gladstone Quality Markets || August 19th 2018

Crescent Head Markets || August 19th 2018

Funkya@Unkya Markets || August 26th 2018


We look forward to welcoming you to the Costa Rica Motel and the beautiful Macleay Valley Coast this June.

To keep up to date with what’s happening in the area go to www.macleayvalleycoast.com.au

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