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Day In The Country - 2 September 2023

A Celebration of Local Colour

Kids Zone

A fun day out for the whole family

Grug is coming home 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!

The Kids Zone will not only have it's own stage and entertainment program but will have a full fairy garden complete with picnic area for the parents who want somewhere to relax and take in the day.

​We even have a very special local celebrity guest who will be appearing on the day - Ted Prior, author of the children's book series GRUG will be doing a reading and book signings and an author talk for the kids and the young at heart.​

  • Picnic games

  • Performances for and by kids

  • Arts and crafts activities

  • Fire truck demonstration

  • Animal Sculpture Competition for the whole family

  • Colouring in competition (winners announced on the day)

  • Facepainting

  • Fairy garden adventures

  • Storytime tales by local authors including Ted Prior and Grug, and Ocean Tales.

  • Kids Books and Kids stalls. 

Colouring-In Competition


1st Prize: art materials from Nadias Art Supplies in Taree

2nd Prize: a super cool pack of textas & colours

3rd Prize: vouchers to spend at our food outlets on the day - free lunch and snacks for the family

Drop Off Points:

Show the world your awesome colouring-in skills in the lead up to Day In The Country at one of our collection partners listed below. These entries will be displayed at the below locations and will be collected on the 1st September to be relocated to the Hall for the big day. 

1. Garden Grub Cafe in Wingham


Download a copy of the colour-in competition to print off and do at home by clicking here. Bring it with you on the day to enter the competition.

Kids Stage Program Lineup

On the Kids Zone stage this year we have special guest host and coordinators from Songlines Music Studio who have brought their talented students to perform for us! PLUS we will have story time readings from local author Ted Prior, and a collection of other stories from local authors and educational talks the kids will love.

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