What's on

Joining us at TasteFest 2024? Fantastic!

There are 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. SATURDAY 10am till 8pm.

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

Entry:  COMMUNITY EVENT ($2 Entry Fee with Lucky Gate Ticket).


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!


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!


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:


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 MIGHTY DUCK RACE will start at 2.30pm. 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 owner of the first duck across the line receives $1000.

So be there or be square! Quack quack!