Sunday 26th May - Sunday 2nd June 2019


Sunday 26th May - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, located in the heart of the Manning Valley, MidNorth Coast, New South Wales is now in its 15th year. This year’s CLAN of HONOUR is the LINDSAY CLAN.

Susan Cooke will be officiating as the CLAN CHIEFTAIN.

Proudly supported by


Eric Richardson OAM


Mave Richardson AM PSM


Note: Venues for these activities are shown in brackets.

Sunday 26th May

                      2.00 pm        Scottish Concert (Catholic Church)

Thursday 30th May

                     10.00 am        Genealogy Fair and Workshop (Wingham Services Club)

Friday 31st June

                     7.30 am        Heritage Breakfast (Anglican Church Hall)

                     10.00 am      Heritage Bus Tour (Wingham Historical Museum)

                     10.30 am      CWA Shortbread Baking Competition/Judging (CWA rooms on Isabella St)

                     12 noon        9 Hole Clash of the Clans mixed Golf Tournament (Wingham Golf Course)

                      3.00pm.       Judging of Shop Window Displays (Town centre)

                     5.30 pm        Community Reception (Wingham Library)

                     7.00 pm        Clan Gathering and Ceilidh/Concert (Wingham Services Club)

Saturday 1st June

                     9.30 am        Street Parade Starts (Bent St)

           9.30 - 3.30 pm        Opening Ceremony, Highland Games, Pipe bands, dancing and best dressed 

                                          Scottish Theme DOG competition (Central Park)

           6.00 - 6.45 pm        Meet and Greet (Hibiscus Room, Wingham Services Club) Mingle with the dignitaries.

                                          Drinks at own expense.

                     7.00 pm        Grand Scottish Ball (Wingham Services Club)

Sunday 2rd June

                     7.30 am        Lay led Thanksgiving Service and Blessing of the Banners (Riverside Reserve)

                     8.00 am        Breakfast and Farewell (Wingham Riverside Reserve)

Building Our Future Funding Ceremony 2019


L to R: Wingham Museum Curator Terry Tournoff, Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Secretary Katherine Bell, MVHS Patron Mave Richardson AM PSM, Dr David Gillespie MP, MVHS Treasurer Bill Beach, Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival President Dr Wade King and Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Patron Eric Richardson OAM


(Photo courtesy of Wingham Chronicle)

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26th May - 2nd June 2019


There are many different types of accommodation available in Wingham and nearby Taree, but you need to book in early as people often book in a year ahead of the event. Motels, Guest Houses, Farm Stay Cottages all exist in the local area, so you won’t be too far from the action.

Wingham and Taree are both RV friendly towns if you are that way inclined.

Motels, Hotels, Guest Houses, Farm Stays and B&Bs

in Wingham and surrounds.

Golf Club Motor Inn Wingham 

32 Country Club Drive, Wingham, NSW

(02) 6553 0300 

At Golf Club Motor Inn Wingham you'll be within just a 5-minute stroll of Wingham Golf Course and within 30 minutes of Manning Valley Historical Society Museum. Highlights at this motel include a golf course, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Wingham Motel 

13 Bent Street, Wingham, NSW

(02) 6553 4295 

Wingham Motel places you steps from Manning Valley Historical Society Museum and within a 10-minute stroll of Wingham Brush. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

Manning House, Wingham 

Manning House is a fully self-contained federation home with plenty of character, plenty of space and plenty of potential for your visit to Wingham.


It offers you the ultimate proximity of the township (two minute walk), with the freedom of a run-of-house accommodation sleeping six to eight or more, to come and go as you want, visit friends and family, play or watch local sports, attend music/community/lifestyle/corporate events and with the privacy of your own home away from home.

Linga Longa Farm Stay 

Linga Longa Farm is situated just five kilometres from the historical township of Wingham and 10 kilometres from Taree, offering farm stay accommodation in a quaint three bedroom fully self-contained cottage (plus library/study with sofa bed).

The Bank Guesthouse 

48 Bent St, Wingham, NSW

(02) 6553 5068 

Built in 1929, this heritage listed icon of historic Wingham offers a boutique blend of art-deco roaring 20s, heavy dark woods and ornate high-ceilings, along with the mod-cons of air-conditioning, free WiFi, bathrobes, quality beds/linen, bar fridge, television, DVD player, and other creature comforts.

Australia Hotel 

24 Bent Street, Wingham, NSW

(02) 6553 4511

This historic Hotel was built during the 1890's and is located in the centre of the heritage town of Wingham offering budget accommodation.

BellbirdHill Bed and Breakfast 

298 Karaak Flat Road, Karaak Flat, NSW

(02) 6550 8070

BellbirdHill Bed and Breakfast, a purpose built B & B is located in the lower Manning Valley amongst the dairy farms and offers seclusion and peaceful surrounding hills. They have magnificent views of the Manning River and the surrounding hills.

The air-conditioned rooms are spacious with an ensuite bathroom, and each room is tastefully decorated.

Free WiFi.

Camping and Caravanning

Wingham Showground Caravan Park 

1274 Gloucester Rd, Wingham NSW 2429

Caretaker: Graeme Berriman 0434 144 722 for all Caravan Park enquiries/bookings

Wingham Riverside Reserve 

Farquhar St, Wingham NSW 2429

Taree Showground Caravan Park 

24 Muldoon St, Taree NSW 2430

Office: (02) 6551 3245 Caretaker: (02) 6552 4056

Sites are powered with water available

Hot and Cold Showers

Pet Friendly

Specialising in Big Rigs

And for the Little PETS 

Wingham Pet Motel 

670 Bulga Rd, Wingham NSW 2429

(02) 6557 0055

Motels in Taree (Note that this is only a selection of those available).

In Town Motor Inn

77 Victoria St, Taree NSW 2430

1800 173 622


Best Western Taree Motor Inn

1 Commerce St, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 3511


Comfort Inn Country Plaza Taree

5 Bligh St, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 2433


Riverview Motor Inn Taree

8 Crescent Ave, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 2122


Midlands Motel

42 Victoria St, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 2877


Taree Highway Motor Inn

40/42 Crescent Ave, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 5444


Comfort Inn Marco Polo

30-32 Crescent Ave, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 3866


Pacific Motel Taree

51 Victoria St, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 1977


Crescent Motel

4 Crescent Ave, Taree NSW 2430

(02) 6552 5244

If you require any more information please contact

the Manning Valley Visitors Information Centre

21 Manning River Dr, Taree NSW 2430

Ph: 1800 182 733