Get ready for a big day out in Grafton

THE grassy plot by the Grafton District Services Club carpark will no doubt become a hive of activity with the return of Grafton Day Out later this month.

Gourmet food trucks, live music and market stalls with handmade goods are just some of the things on offer at this year’s event, which will be hosted the GDSC in partnership with festival and foodtruck market gurus.

“It’s a day for the people of Grafton to come out with their families and friends and enjoy a relaxed day of excellent food, craft beverages, listen to some incredible live music and have fun,” said event organiser Kristy Essex, the GDSC’s marketing co-ordinator.

“We can’t wait for people to experience the new layout, additional pop-up bars, try some different food and support the incredible live artists this year.”

Showcasing musical talent of the east coast was high on the agenda for event organisers this year, with six up-and coming acts to entertain revellers on the day – Pink Zinc, indie/folk couple Anna and Jed, Byron singer/songwriter Tahlia Matheson, Grafton’s Grace McDonald and Ryan Martin, along with the Clarence Valley’s Simone Smith.

For food lovers the festival has already secured a number of in-demand food trucks, including 2018 crowd favourites The Flying Piggy, Byron Burritos, Southern Fried House and Peace of Cake Bakeries, plus up to 15 other vendors.

Festival-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and chairs, although some seating facilities will be available.

Entry is gold coin donation to support local charities.

The event is strictly no BYO and all under 18s will need to be in the presence of their parent or guardian.

For more information, visit the club’s website – www.gdsc.com.au – or Facebook page.

The Grafton Day Out event starts at noon on Saturday, April 27.

Supa Family Family Fun Day at the GDSC with Stars of the Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival

Supa Family Family Fun Day at the GDSC with Stars of the Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival

On Saturday October 6, from 12-5pm, the GDSC will play host to some of the amazing stars of the Coffs Harbour International Buskers Festival.

It will be a day for the whole family with a Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Food Trucks and Live Music!

Entry is a gold coin donation supporting GDSC’s McGrath Foundation PINK month.

Grafton Day Out - food trucks, free live entertainment, markets and holiday fun

Grafton Day Out - food trucks, free live entertainment, markets and holiday fun

The finishes touches are being made for the inaugural Grafton Day Out - this Saturday 21 April 11am-9pm at The GDSC 

(Image courtesy of the Design Collective at one of their previous food truck events)