Jam-packed program of fun for Dayboro Day

Published 6:00am 23 March 2024

Jam-packed program of fun for Dayboro Day
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Amusement rides, live music, market stalls, a Show ‘n’ Shine car competition and pineapple pie eating competition are just some of the highlights locals and visitors can look forward to at this year’s Dayboro Day Festival and Antique and Collectables Fair.

Held on Sunday, May 26, the one-day extravaganza will see more than 100 market and food stalls, displays and performers take over Williams Street in the heart of the township, as well as antique vendors showcasing their rare and unusual collectables at the Dayboro Showgrounds.

Festival coordinators Ian and Sue Coman (pictured above) are urging people to mark the date in their calendars now.

“If you enjoyed Dayboro Day last year, just wait until you see what we have got planned this year,” Ian says.

“There will be lots of new and exciting things for families to enjoy including more amusement rides in our sideshow alley, a sand sculptor, a variety of performers and singers, plus a Show ‘n’ Shine car competition.

“Everyone loves looking at classic cars, and you will be able to see the various category winners take part in our grand parade.

“This will be one event you won’t want to miss.”

Other highlights of the day include a waterless raft race, petting zoo, displays by emergency services, face painting and craft stalls.

There will also be food trucks selling a variety of cuisines, or you can dine in one of the town’s many restaurants and cafes.

Jam-packed program of fun for Dayboro Day

Great for tourism 

The Dayboro District Progress Association Inc have been running the festival with support from local businesses since 1991.

The annual event attracts up to 25,000 visitors, which Sue says helps put Dayboro on the map.

“Events like Dayboro Day draw people out to the region, and once they see how beautiful it is here, they are more likely to come back,” Sue says.

“If you haven’t been before, this will be your chance to see how amazing the town is and experience a taste of country life.”

Parking will be available at the Dayboro Showgrounds, with shuttle buses running all day.

Disabled parking will be available in the carpark next to the Dayboro swimming pool.

While the festival in the main part of Dayboro is free, entry to the Antique and Collectables Fair will be $10 per person payable at the entry door, and there will be a small entry fee (TBA) to the Show ‘n’ Shine. Attendance to both events is free for children under 16.

Event details

Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 8.30am-3pm

Location: Williams St, Dayboro


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