What’s on

Joining us at TasteFest 2022? Fantastic!

There’s heaps on – a week’s worth of events in a day – so plan ahead to make the most of your time.

Time: Official opening FRIDAY at 6:30pm; Welcome to country by Uncle Russ plus Chatham Biripi dancers From 7pm; Live Music by Grace,Hugh & Piano. SATURDAY 10am till 9pm from 7pm – The Australian Beach Boys Show

Place: Queen Elizabeth Park (Main entrance Manning Street, Taree next to the  Exchange Hotel)

Entry:  COMMUNITY EVENT (with a gold coin ‘donation’ to support local charities).


With so many food & beverage options to choose from, be prepared to eat your way through the Manning Valley at TasteFest on the Manning!

Originally founded on agriculture, the Manning Valley is renowned for fresh local produce and is a foodie’s delight. From melt in your mouth organic beef from the hills of Wingham to the fresh seafood and oysters direct from our streams and oceans, there is something to suit any palate. TasteFest showcases some of the best the Manning has to offer. Come along and meet our exhibitors, and have a day of foodie indulgence!

Fine food and produce

The Manning Valley plays host to great local produce, beef and easy drinking wine. The region hosts numerous farmer’s markets over the weekends, where you’ll be able to pick up tasty mushrooms, juicy tomatoes, crunchy macadamias, the freshest eggs, sweet berries and other produce straight from the farm. TasteFest will showcase some of this wonderful produce so come along and try some of the Region’s finest food!

Live entertainment

The live entertainment program is a cracker with some great local talent. Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere by the Manning River from 10am through till 8:30pm:

Meal choices

From a Coffee starter onto Breakfast/Brunch to Lunch or Drinks and Afternoon snacks then pre-dinner drinks, nibbles before a summer evenings meal overlooking the water. So many choices and tastes to experience. Why not just graze your way through the day whilst experiencing the entertainment on the foreshore of the mighty Manning!

Families and kids

TasteFest on the Manning has something for all the family including the tiny tots and the teens, and of course plenty of family and kid-friendly style yummy food.

The family entertainment includes ‘MidCoast Rides’ ‘Troppo Bob’ ‘Jo May Street’ ‘Fancy Face Painting’ ‘Sandwizzard’ and an animal petting zoo. We will also see displays from the PCYC Cheerleaders and the Gymaroo Gymnastics team.

The MIGHTY DUCK RACE will start at 3.00pm. The Race is also a fundraiser with the profits going to local projects and other Taree Lions causes. Ducks are $5 each and available from various outlets throughout Taree.

The owners of the first four ducks across the finish line will each receive the following prizes.

1st TBC
2nd TBC
3rd TBC
4th TBC

So be there or be square! Quack quack!

Event program

TasteFest on the Manning

  We’re much more than just The World’s Largest Oyster – the Manning Valley’s a veritable land of plenty. Sample the best, tastiest, most mouth-watering fare you’ll find anywhere at TasteFest.
10:00 am Welcome to country
10:10 am Workshop Trio
11:00 am Jake Davey
12:00 am Hudson Rose
2:15 pm Darren Jack
3:45 pm Glen Mead
5:00 pm Turnips
5:30 pm Emma Dykes
7:00 pm Beatnix
9:00 pm Event closes