Enjoy the Country Spirit . . .

Monday 13 June 2022 

(Queen’s Birthday Holiday)


Upper Orara Recreation Reserve, Dairyville Rd,

Upper Orara.


HELD at Upper Orara’s scenic riverside Reserve, the Orara Valley Fair is a perfect family day out with plenty of free parking and lots to do and see.


The Fair, which celebrates country life and activities of the past and the present, is run by an all-volunteer community committee and has been a feature of Coffs Harbour's calendar for more than 40 years.

While it has become a tradition for many families and friends in the region. It is also an enjoyable outing for visitors.


With its traditional country fair flavour, the day features all-day live entertainment, local produce and handcrafts stalls, children's games, races and rides, displays and demonstrations all located on the banks of the picturesque Orara River.


The Fair is just a 15-minute scenic drive west of Coffs Harbour via Coramba Road, Upper Orara Road and Dairyville Road. 


The Orara Valley Fair focuses on providing low-priced family fun.

Entry is $6 adults, $3 school-age children, with younger children free (No EFTPOS available).

There are additional costs for some rides and activities.

The Fair’s famous $2 hayrides behind local farmers’ tractors are a perennial favourite with youngsters. 

The Fair features;

  • Woodchopping

  • Tractor drawn hay rides

  • Whip cracking with Brian Fahey

  • Pony rides with HWH Stables

  • Working vintage machinery

  • Steve McEwan’s Reptile Shows

  • Wood turning

  • Wombat Forge blacksmithing

  • Farm animals

  • Children’s races and games

  • Face painting

  • Helicopter rides with Precision Helicopters

  • Carnival rides

  • International food and coffee stalls


The stage will showcase;

  • Errol Gray 

  • D’Boyzos

  • Local performers 



All profits from the Fair go to support local community organisations. The Fair operates as an umbrella event for many other local groups to raise money through stalls and activities. The event has pumped many, many thousands of dollars back into local facilities and local charities. In 2019 the Fair Committee donated over $4,550 to local organisations- $2,000 to the Upper Orara Community Hall; $1,000 to Karangi Vintage Farm Machinery; $750 to Orara Rural Fire Brigade; $500 to Nana Glen Anglican Church and $300 to Orara Rivercare.