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Day in the Country - 2nd September 2023

A Celebration of Local Colour!

Day in the country is our annual community fete. A day full of food, fun, music and community. We have bands playing, traditional country games (like lamby-poo lotto, dunny toss, and scarecrow building competitions), art show, food stalls and a full market of wares, crafts and bounty and much more.

Come along and enjoy a day in the country at our village fair's 35th Anniversary! This year we will be celebrating everything that makes our community wonderful and diverse, a true celebration of local colour. We will have demonstrations from local businesses (such as a composting demonstration by WormBiz), an art show packed full of extraordinary artists, entertainment all day across two dedicated stages, and even a book signing by our local Ted Prior accompanied by a real-life Grug!!

Country Fairy Crowd Scene at Day In The Country

It's the perfect day out for the whole family and our favourite day of the year as it brings together the whole community to support each other and revel in the diverse skills and talents our village has to offer.

Annual Art Show
Submissions close 19th August
29th August - 2nd September 2023

This year we are so excited to announce some new things that are happening for our annual Art Show. Not only will we be displaying a gorgeous selection of works by artists from all over the region as selected by our panel of judges from our local art group, but we are introducing a new prize!

The People's Choice Winner (as voted on the day and in the lead-up using the online showcase) will win a fully funded, pre-booked solo exhibition at The Edge Gallery in Taree. 

Submissions are open to all artists of all regions and mediums so long as you can hand-deliver the works to the hall for exhibition. 

Keeping with the tradition of the Annual Art Show, the Art Group Showcase will be on display. 

All art will be available for sale and can be browsed online in advance of the exhibition and for purchase on the day. 

Come along and celebrate with us!

Annual Art Show at Day In The Country

Grug is coming to Killabakh!

Local author Ted Prior, famous for his Grug series, will be doing book signings and an author talk accompanied by a real-life Grug at this year's Day In The Country.

Hall Hire

Are you looking for the perfect country venue for your special event? Do you want a warm, welcoming space full of charm and character for a unique wedding or party venue? 

Killabakh Hall is a lovely old Heritage Hall with a stunning view over the Comboyne Range.  It is a great venue for celebrating weddings, birthdays etc. and is also a very useful space for community groups, workshops and meetings.

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We offer a range of activities for all ages and welcome all members of the community to join in. 

If you'd start a club, activity, or join in please in touch, or come along to an activity that tickles your fancy.

Some of the activities include:

Garden Club

Art Group


Rural Fire Brigade

Yoga Classes 

Games Club

Coffee & Craft 

and more.


About us

Killabakh is a small valley located within the beautiful Manning Valley on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

The hub of Killabakh community centres around the Hall and surrounding grounds. As a community we run all kinds of regular events, fun things as well as support for the community.


Our beloved hall and associated grounds are available for hire for all kinds of occasions, and are the heart and soul of our village. We welcome newcomers to Killabakh to join in the activities, join the groups, and enjoy our beautiful valley.

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