Celebrate you at It’s OK on the Macleay this Sunday

Published on 20 September 2022

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It’s OK on the Macleay is back! Local charity Baylin’s Gift is bringing back the festival that is all about accepting and celebrating who you are.

The free event takes place on Sunday 25 September from 10am to 2pm at Kempsey Racecourse with loads of activities to keep the whole crew entertained. Live music and dance performances, food and drink, prize giveaways and more!

To add to the celebration of acceptance and diversity, Council is flying the It’s OK on the Macleay flags along Smith Street, decorating its Customer Service Centre and lighting up the Slim Dusty Centre in rainbow lights every night this month.

Named in memory of Baylin Hoskins and inspired by his story, Baylin’s Gift is a local charity committed to educating young people and their support networks on depression, anxiety, gender/sexual identification and suicide awareness.

It’s OK on the Macleay is a wonderful event that changes and saves lives.

Could you eat the Macleay from nose to tail?

Join the farmer, the butcher, and the pitmaster to taste the most delicious beef the Macleay has to offer on the October long weekend. 

If you get your tickets to this delicious event before Friday 23 September you can buy 2 for the price of 1.

Kempsey Shire Council is excited to present the River to the Sea beef and barbeque event in partnership with the Slim Dusty Centre. Our Shire is an incredibly proud community and now residents have the chance to eat the best we have on Saturday 1 October from 1pm until 3pm at the Slim Dusty Centre.

The event will feature:

  • multi-award-winning pitmaster Adam Roberts will demonstrate how to cook beef cuts using the low n slow method before serving them up.
  • local butcher Sam Thompson will show how to break down a carcass live on stage
  • live Q&A with local agricultural producers on paddock and stock management
  • Blues band The Shufflemen will entertain with their fun and laid-back mix of originals and covers.

Grab your tickets for only $12, including free entry to the Slim Dusty Museum, at Nose to Tail

This event is funded by the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal through funding from the Australia Government Future Drought Fund.