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Harvest Festival Family Fun 2023 Schedule

Eat and Drink
Things to do
Neighbourhoods and Towns
2 Day - weekend
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Harvest Festival Family Fun 2023 Schedule

Eat and Drink
Things to do
Neighbourhoods and Towns
2 Day - weekend

Take a glimpse into some of the Central Coast's wonderful farm gates this June Long Weekend.  Support and explore local rural farming communities, taking behind the scenes tours and enjoying plenty of hands-on experiences with family friendly activities to keep you engaged and busy.

Be sure to see our Foodie Wonderland schedule too for all your Harvest Festival food and drink events. 

When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2023, across the Central Coast's Hinterland

Photo opportunity: Capture the colour of sunflowers, the smiles on faces while petting animals and joy the Harvest Festival brings.

Keen to be featured in one of our Itineraries? We’d love to hear from you.

*This itinerary is intended as an inspirational guide only. We encourage you to check ahead of your visit that individual businesses are open, or book in advance to ensure the best experience.

The Itinerary

Family fun

The Central Coast is home to many farms and orchards offering a variety of fresh produce and farm gate experiences. During Harvest Festival, take the opportunity to experience life on a working farm and enjoy the adventures that awaits. From wandering through sunflower fields to encountering horses, critters and platypus then tucking into bush food before dancing away the evening with a traditional bush band. Our schedule will help you plan the perfect family fun day out. 

Ento Park Insect Farm

Insect encounter

Insect loving kids and big kids will enjoy the Ento Park Insect Farm! Take a tour of the unique insect farming facility where you can engage in a hands on experience with reptiles and interact with animals in the petting zoo. Take part in a gardening tour and learn about bush tucker when you participate in the community gardening workshops. Booking essential.



Somersby Public School

Community craft

Enjoy a coffee and sausage sizzle at Somersby public school. The kids can play and be kept entertained with art and craft activities, gardening demonstrations and plenty of games. Come and relax with the Central Coast Community. 


Walk About Park

Bush tucker tour

Take a bush tucker tour and learn how the first Australians got everything they needed from the bush. This fascinating tour will make you realise how much the Australian land provides for us. Your ticket also includes entry to the Walk About Park where you can enjoy strolling around the park seeing what native animals you can find! 


The Bloom Barn

Pick your own sunflowers

Pick your own sunflowers and enjoy making them into a beautiful bouquet afterwards. Toast marshmallows in the fire pit and enjoy a coffee from the onsite coffee cart while the kids have their faces painted. Feel free to bring a rug and picnic lunch to take in the sea of sunflowers.


Westy's Place

Field day

Field Day at Westy's Place has activities for everyone to enjoy! Have fun picking your own macadamia nuts and eating what you've picked. The kids will love the jumping castle and face painting stand. Food trucks will be ready to serve you delicious food and there will also be rural irrigation, pumps ad filtration presentations.


The Salvation Army Equine and Nurture Programs for schools

Horses, honey and hope

A family friendly day at the farm with educational and engaging activities for everyone. Encounter unique experiences with a herd of therapy horses or suit up for a Bee Tour.  Enjoy live music, browse the market stalls, feast on a BBQ and sip great coffee or BYO picnic and set up a rug in the orchard.  Bookings required for horse activities and beehive tours.


Woodbury's Inn

Platypus day

Celebrate the amazing platypus that inhabit the local rivers around the Central Coast. Learn all about their habitat, what they eat and how to protect them. Walk down to Wyong River for the chance to see a wild platypus. Catch waterbugs, test the water quality and listen to talks from experts. Join a birdwatching walk and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Woodbury Inn Park.


Yarramalong Bush Dance

Get your dancing shoes on!

Bring the family down to Yarramalong School of Arts Hall to enjoy an evening of bush dancing!  The Waterbombers bush band will be playing live music from 6pm.  Sausage sizzle included in the ticket. Wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee available to purchase.


Where we are

Art, animals and pick your own

Continue the harvest festival trail with plenty more experiences that are sure to create memories for years to come. Perhaps you would like to start your day with breakfast with alpacas or maybe archery practise is something you've always wanted to try? Stop by the farms to feed and pet the adorable farm animals and learn about organic farming processes. Just don't forget to make time to fill your bags with pick your own oranges and pecan nuts! 

Iris Lodge Alpacas

Breakfast with the alpacas

Come and experience breakfast with alpacas at 8:30am at Iris Lodge Alpacas! Get up close and personal with the farm's resident alpacas, llamas, sheep and cows. Meet and greet alpacas and even get to feed them! Enjoy the beautiful setting on this eco certified farm. Booking for breakfast essential. 


POMs Camp

Archery lessons

Join the Tuggerah Lakes Field Archers for a lesson of archery. Learn the basics from experienced archers and get to shoot your very own arrow!  Don't miss this fun activity that the kids six ae sure to love! Bookings essential.  


Jilliby Public School

Artisans on acres

Jilliby Public School is hosting ‘Artisans on Acres’ where you can enjoy a variety of art and craft workshops and demonstrations. From metal forging to weaving, paintings to pottery, there is something for everyone! Enjoy a delicious lunch or a cream tea, while the kids play and eat ice cream!  


The Giving Farm

Pick your own family farm experience

The kids will love feeding and patting the babydoll sheep, dairy goats, cows, chickens, and other farm animals at The Giving Farm.  Afterwards why not pick some seasonal organic flowers or veggies too!  The farm tours will run at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.


Horseshoe Valley Farm Tours

Self guided working farm tour

Take a self-guided trail around this small family farm exploring the pick-your-own flower fields, feeding the babydoll sheep and visiting the honey extraction and bottling rooms. The kids will love the fun treasure hunt! The farm stall will be open with honey, meats and flowers for sale.


Mollies Farm

Meet the animals

At Mollies Farm the whole family can get up close and personal with friendly goats, alpacas, cows, rabbits, border collies, ducks and chickens. Enjoy the serenity of the farm setting while the kids participate in a guided painting workshop.


East Coast Beverages

Day on the farm

East Coast Beverages will be alive with market and food stalls and there is even face painting for the kids too!   Book your tickets to access a behind-the-scenes look at how the fruit juices are made. There will be farm and fruit picking tours available for purchase on the day! You get a produce bag with every ticket, so you can stuff it full with as many oranges as you can carry!


Grace Spring Farms

Farm tours

Come and experience what real farm life is like at Grace Springs Farm. Pat the cow, cuddle a chook, collect the eggs and see the pigs being fed. The informative and interactive 90 min tour of a chemical free and regenerative farm is suitable for all ages. Fresh grown produce available to purchase from the farm stall. Bookings essential.


Artisan Estate

Pick your own pecans

A Harvest Festival favourite! Pick your own Pecans at Artisan Estate amongst 400 beautiful pecan trees. Watch tree shaking and agricultural demonstrations which are on throughout the weekend. This is a fun filled family event that can't be missed. 


Where we are