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Soooo excited! The Woolgoolga Curryfest is back this weekend, Saturday 26th April.

Such a great family day out with lots of entertainment, market stalls, activities for the kids and not to mention AMAZING food!

Curryfest entrance this year costs $3 per adult or $5 for a couple or family …in other words, kids are free.

Here is a quick rundown of the main features, there is also entertainment on two stages throughout the day – you can find out more on the Woolgoolga Curryfest website. Don’t forget to stay updated with the latest happenings on their Facebook page as well.

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Kids Zone

This year there is a special kids zone on 26 April with jumping castles (separate ones for the under fives so they don’t get knocked over by bigger kids), a petting zoo, ‘Chair o planes’ ride, Children’s Tea Cup ride, a Clown Van, a Giant Slide and a trackless train that winds through the festival. There are balloons and face painting and Sand Wizard will be there. For the kids who don’t eat curry, not even the popular butter chicken, there is pizza, Mexican food, pancakes and lots of other food stalls. There are lots of ice cream vans and lolly stalls and heaps of entertainment on two separate stages.

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Food and Market Stalls

Lots of Indian curry stalls plus curry from Ethiopia, Morocco, Africa. There’s also lots of other food including Mexican, Mediterranean, pizza and yummy Greek pastries. There are ice cream stalls, pancakes or chocolates and lollies for those with a sweet tooth and spice shops and native food products for those who want to buy ingredients or chutneys to serve up their own curry creations in the future. If you get thirsty shopping there is coffee, tea, fruit juices and ginger beer available. Lots of exciting market stalls too with clothing, footware, gifts, toys, woodcraft, pottery and plants.

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See you there!

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High energy and hilarious, this is the first show in years that will have the whole family laughing together.  Highly acclaimed Canadian comic Marty Putz, brings his show ‘Very Weird and Slightly Dangerous’ to the Jetty Theatre on Saturday May 3rd.  Flying hamsters, exploding suits, weird inventions and huge marshmallow fights make up this visual spectacle for all ages.   A smash hit in America and his home country of Canada, Marty Putz loves Australia and can’t wait to bring his show to Coffs.  Marty grew up inspired by famous stuntman Evel Knievel and incorporates lots of high energy action into his show – Marty says the atmosphere is like a giant party and everyone gets to join in the fun.

Marty began his career in his hometown of Toronto, Canada.  Appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, Fox’s “Comic Strip Live” and Comedy Centrals “Make Me Laugh”, continued to establish him in the world of comedy.  Marty’s youthful style and infectious enthusiasm made an easy transition to encompass an audience of all ages making him a true family performer playing in sold out shows in London, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand.

jmtbaseballMarty will perform two shows at the Jetty Theatre – a 2pm show for young kids and above and a 7pm show for MA15+.  Marty says; ‘I get 3 generations in the family coming along to my shows as everybody gets to laugh and have fun.  It’s great to see.  The evening show is great for teenagers to come along to, whereas the earlier show is perfect for the little kids.’

Coffs for Kids has teamed up with the Jetty Theatre to give away a family pass to the 2pm Marty Putz show on Saturday 3rd May.  To be in with a chance of winning simply fill out the easy entry form below. Competition closes midnight Friday 25th April and winner will be announced and contacted the following day.


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The Wiggles are coming to C.ex Coffs to do a concert on Monday 12th May.

There are two shows, the 10am is sold out and a second show at 12.30pm still has tickets available.

Tickets are $27.50 each with kids under 12mths old free.

You can drop in the Club on Vernon St or click here to purchase your tickets online.

We have FOUR double passes to giveaway thanks to C.ex Coffs. For your chance to win a double pass enter below!

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Allie’s Banana-Oatmeal Bread

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This is one of those recipes that has been in my old recipe book for years. I don’t know where it originally came from and I’ve adapted it a little so I’m now calling it my own ;)

Obviously you can make your own substitutions but in general this is a really easy and healthy banana bread to whip up!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I use Spelt)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or alternative)
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp baking soda
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1cup mashed bananas (approx. 3)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten


1. Preheat oven to 180 degree and grease loaf pan.

2. Combine wet ingredients.

3. Combine dry ingredients.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine until just moist.

5. Spoon batter in pan and bake 55 minutes or until golden brown on top and skewer comes out clean

6. Cool on rack in pan for 15 minutes before removing to cool completely.


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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Noah”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Noah”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.


growerslittle8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET  8am – 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

5 – 8pm – Twilight Food Markets on at Park Beach Reserve. A great night out with heaps of different food available for purchase, music – make sure you bring a picnic rug!


10am - Family Fun Day at Rex Hardaker Oval. Bring your boardies. Wet slides. Bucking bull. Mechanical surf board. Petting zoo. Komando course Market stalls.  Food. Prizes. Chocolate wheel.  And heaps more! Please note… bull and surfboard extra cost $5 a go or $15 unlimited. Get your tickets now! Proceeds going to Sawtell Junior Rugby League. For more information click here to see poster.

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