Tamworth Country Music Festival - 17-26 Jan 2020

The Tamworth Country Music Festival is an annual music festival in January held in Tamworth, New South Wales and is a celebration of country music culture and heritage in particular the national Australian country music scene, with numerous concerts and live performances at various venues. The festival lasts for two weeks over Australia Day and during this period the city of Tamworth comes alive, with visitors from all across the country and worldwide who come to join in the festivities. The festival has many times been counted among the world's top ten music festivals. In 2007 Forbes rated it as number 8 of the World's Coolest Music Festivals.[2] The enormous number of visitors during the bash doubles the city's population and brings significant tourism and economic benefits to the region. Visitor numbers for the 2012 festival were estimated at 50,000.

The mass number of visitors means that accommodation throughout the area is consistently booked out for this period up to 12 months in advance, with many visitors camping in caravans, camper vans and tents by the city's riverside and numerous other temporary camping sites throughout the region. The festival is the second biggest country music festival in the world, after Nashville.


Manilla XC Camp - 25 Jan - 1 Feb 2020 - Mt Borah - 15km

The 2019 event is now completed with 204 pilots registered, 8 of 8 days flying, over 120 personal bests and a new site record of 406kms !

2020 promises to be just as good or better. 


NSW State Hang Gliding Titles - 15-22 Feb 2020 - 15km

The New South Wales Hang Gliding State Titles is an AA Grade hang gliding competition held each February in Manilla, Australia's premier foot launch X-C soaring site.

This summer season, the NSW State Titles will be held from 16th to 22nd February 2020 with sign in and practice day on Saturday 15th February 2020. The comp attracts the best of the best from Australia, and around the world, so is the ideal site for up and coming pilots to learn from those at the top of their game. It is also the ideal comp for newer pilots wishing to fly big air and fly big flights.


Manilla Show - 13-15 March 2020 - 1km

Founded in 1932, the Manilla Show Society hosts the Annual Manilla Show. We welcome all current and past members of the Manilla community and surrounding district to attend the show and enjoy a great weekend in a fun family friendly atomsphere. 

  • Livestock competitions
  • Photography
  • Handicraft
  • Produce
  • Fine Arts
  • Wool
  • Horseriding
  • Rodeo
  • Showjumping
  • Fireworks
  • Dog displays
  • Pets
  • Wife Carrying Competition
  • Gumboot Toss
  • Young Farmers' Challenge
  • Ute Show

An Exhibit of Country Life for the Whole Family to Enjoy!!



State of Origin - Paragliding - Mt Borah - 10-13 April 2020 - 15km

For the Novice (PG2), it’s a great way to get into competition and XC flying in a fun & safe way, it’s about the promotion of skills and safely. This competition is based on 'Flying Crews' (5 pilot teams, 1 PG5 pilot. & 2 PG2 pilots & then 2 other Pilots), so get your crew together. Handicapping is used for scoring.


Manilla Machinery Show - 6-8 June 2020 - 1km

The Manilla Vintage Machinery Rally is on again, hosted by the Manilla Vintage Machinery Group who are dedicated to the restoration and promotion of vintage machinery, tools and engines. The 31st annual rally will be held at Manilla Showground on June 9 & 10, 2020.


Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival - 3-5 July 2020

Frost Over Barraba Arts Festival is a lively festival with a large exhibition of paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery and mosaics. 

There are also creative art workshops, markets, a vintage Volkswagen rally and fireworks display.

It is held on the first weekend of the NSW School Holidays.


Agquip - Agricultural Show Gunnedah - 18-20 August 2020

AgQuip is Australia's largest and premier primary industry field days and one of the largest agriculturalevents in the world.[1] The nation's biggest agricultural event showcases over 3,000 individual companies and attracts over 100,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. The event runs over three days, Tuesday to Thursday, in August, eight kilometres west of Gunnedah, New South Wales. The site on Blackjack Road covers 26 hectares.

Each year the Land Newspaper conducts The Land Farm Inventor of the Year competition which sees a new group of practical and inventive gadgets being put forward by aspiring inventors.[2]

It has been sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank since the early 1970s. The event started in 1973 with the first one being held on the Gunnedah racecourse.[3] Admission and parking is free of charge.


Manilla Slopefest - 11-20 September 2020

Every year, dozens of RC aircraft enthusiasts converge on Manilla and Mount Borah for the annual Manilla Slopefest.


Manilla VRA Antiques Fair - 3-5 October 2020 - 1km

This is an annual event that showcases all that is old and collectable. Held each Labour Day long weekend, there are trade stalls and displays of private collections. This is a major fundraising event for the Manilla VRA (Volunteer Rescue Association), with all funds raised used to purchase or replace rescue equipment.