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Dayboro Day Festival and Antiques & Collectables Fair

May 28th at 8:30am
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Dayboro Day has returned for 2023!

After a 3 years hiatus due to Covid and flooding, the BIG festival in a small country town is returning to the streets of Dayboro!

With over 115 market stalls, live performances on stage, children's rides, face painting & activities there is something for everyone! Our traditional highlighting events of the day include the grand street parade (10am), waterless raft race (1.30pm) and pineapple pie eating competition (2pm). The Dayboro Day Festival is a FREE event for all to enjoy.

The Antique & Collectables Fair is held at the Dayboro Showgrounds with a FREE shuttle bus running between the showgrounds and the Dayboro Day Festival. Browse a myriad of unique and eccentric stalls for the avid collector. Entry to the Antique & Collectables Fair is $8 per person with children under 16 FREE (accompanied by a guardian).

The festival just gets bigger and better each year. Being first held in 1991, this festival now attracts over 20,000 visitors to our beautiful country town each year.

Attractions and activities include:

  • Antique & Collectables Fair
  • Combined Church Service
  • Kids ‘Passport to Fun’
  • Street parade
  • Official opening & awards ceremonies
  • Waterless raft race
  • Pineapple pie eating competition
  • All day live entertainment
  • Homemade jams, lollies and cakes many made by local groups
  • Heaps of craft stalls
  • White elephant stall
  • A massive book stall operated by our Dayboro Scouts
  • Grocery Wheel run by Dayboro State School
  • Dayboro Historical Society display
  • Animal Nursery
  • Emergency Services displays
  • Local blacksmiths in action
  • Rides for the children and many more attractions

There are heaps of food stalls, and these are backed up by our local shops such as:

  • Dayboro Crown Hotel
  • Dayboro Valley IGA
  • Dayboro Village Meats
  • Rendezvous at Dayboro
  • The Dayboro Bakery
  • The Dayboro Café
  • The Dayboro Drop
  • The Old Storehouse

Official Opening & Awards Ceremonies

On this day we also present our Dayboro Community Awards for:

  • ‘Resident of the Year’,
  • ‘Young Achiever’ and
  • ‘Business Recognition’

The Official Opening and these presentations take part on the Roderick Cruice Park stage (near the pool) at 11am.

Dayboro Antique & Collectables Fair

Since commencing in 2007 the fair has proven to be a great success offering leading dealers. It promises to be an exciting time full of surprises for the avid Collector or the first timer. There will be a multitude of fine English, European, Continental and, of course, our own Australian Wares. There will be something to suit every taste.

Cost for entry to Antique & Collectables Fair:

  • Adults is $8.00
  • Children under 16 free (must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Monies raised from the Dayboro Day Festival and Antique & Collectables Fair are returned to the community as decided by DDPAI.


The Grand Street Parade commences around 10.00 am.

Stalls should be open by 8:30am for business.


Dayboro Day Festival: Williams and Heathwood Streets, Dayboro

Dayboro Antique & Collectable’s Fair: Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds – off Mt Mee Rd, Dayboro


FREE PARKING is available at the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds and a FREE SHUTTLE BUS service operates throughout the day, ferrying passengers between the Showgrounds and the township – Although, if you prefer, it is but a leisurely stroll through parklands right into the bustling activity at the Festival.

The main street, Williams Street, and also Heathwood Street and part of McKenzie Street, are closed to all traffic from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Please note all Dayboro Day Festival events and program are subject to change without notice.

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