Major Events

From the excitement of long course triathlon to huge soccer tournaments to long weekend exhibitions and adventure racing you'll find a diverse calendar of major events in the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes has some big events in its calendar. These ‘major’ events attract thousands of participants and spectators to the region. Behind the scenes these events are run be the legendary Great Lakes Event Volunteers.

Grab your diary, gather your friends and family and make a date. The Great Lakes is alive with a busy calendar of ‘big’ events with something for everyone. They are as much a spectacle as they are an event. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out.

Stroud Rodeo & Campdraft

Date: Fri 14 & Sat 15 Sep 2018 Venue: Stroud Showground Contact: 0437 759 459

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Stroud, just 50 minutes North of Newcastle, is a township has a population of some 600, growing to around 5,000 for the weekend of the Rodeo, held in September each year. The Stroud Rodeo is a prem...

Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival

Date: Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sep 2018, 11am-5pm Venue: Hamilton's Oysters Contact: 02 6554 8245

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On Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd September we will be hosting the 2018 Wallis Lake Oyster & Craft Beer Festival. This year we will have 10 local brewers & live music all day. We will also see the...

Forster Running Festival

Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 Venue: Main Beach, Forster Contact: 0410 504 059

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Come and celebrate the 9th Brooks Forster Running Festival. The success from previous years has seen numbers grow to over a thousand competitors since the inaugural event in 2011. Not a runner? Tea...

Jeff Wilcox Memorial Classic

Date: Sat 29 & Sun 30 Sep 2018 Venue: One Mile Beach, Forster Contact: 0408 215 304

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The Jeff Wilcox Memorial returns again this year - run in honour of Jeff and his legacy. It’s time to celebrate his life, his legacy and the revival of what was one of the longest running indepe...

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Date: Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 Venue: Wingham Showground Contact:

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The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians.  Friday 19 October:DragonThe Swamp StompersMinni...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. ...

Ocean Photography Experience with Warren Keelan & Russell Ord

Date: Fri 16-Sun 18 Nov 2018 Venue: Mobys Beachside Retreat Contact: 02 6591 0000

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Join Tracks Magazine Senior photographer Russell Ord & multi international award winning seascape and ocean photographer Warren Keelan, for a very unique 3-day ocean, textures, surf & lifestyl...

Forster Dragon Boat Regatta

Date: Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov 2018, 8am-4pm Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 0407 724 089

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Come along, enjoy a full day of racing. Cheer on your local team as they compete against clubs from NSW regions. Watch the community teams as they experience the thrill of dragon boat racing. &n...

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