LAST YEAR: Visitors enjoying the Orara Valley Fair. The 2016 Fair will be held on June 13, the Queen's Birthday public holiday Monday.
LAST YEAR: Visitors enjoying the Orara Valley Fair. The 2016 Fair will be held on June 13, the Queen's Birthday public holiday Monday. Trevor Veale

Countery charms and rural pursuits at Orara Valley Fair

COUNTRY charms and rural pursuits will be to the fore at the Orara Valley Fair on June 13, the Queen's Birthday holiday Monday.

This long-running traditional country fair has become famous as a one-day escape to the country for residents and their visitors from Grafton to Bellingen during the last 39 years.

Based at the Upper Orara Recreation Reserve, 14km west of Coffs Harbour, the Fair is in the heart of farming country, a scenic 15-20 minute drive from the coast. Wood chopping, tractor-drawn hay rides, working farm machines from the Orara Vintage Machinery Museum; blacksmithing with Wombat Forge; whip cracking with Brian Fahey, wood turning, farm animals, pony and camel rides, miniature jeeps and Steve McEwans Reptile World will be among the attractions at the Fair, which will run from 9.30am to 4pm on Monday June 13.

There will be produce and handicraft stalls and this year Karangi RFS will have also have a Smokehouse display

Food, coffee and live entertainment are integral parts of the program with Tallowood Bush Band; bush balladeer Errol Gray and Miss Kim's Nana Glen Dancers and share the ETC Stage.

Entry is $5 adults, $2 school-age children, with plenty of free parking.

More information valleyfair.orara.com.au


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