Dayboro Day Festival, together with Dayboro Antique & Collectables Fair
The main street in Dayboro – ‘The Town of Yesteryear’ – comes alive every year on the last Sunday in May for the Dayboro Day Festival, incorporating the Antique & Collectables Fair at the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds.
The updates for the coming Dayboro Day can be found on Facebook
The Dayboro District Progress Association Inc has been planning, organising and sponsoring this day for 29 years now.
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 backed up by our local shops such as:
- Dayboro Village Meats
- The Dayboro Bakery
- Rendezvous at Dayboro
- The Dayboro Café
- Terahs Restaurant
- The Old Storehouse
- Mill Creek Cafe
Official Opening & Awards Ceremonies
On this day we also present our Dayboro Community Awards for:
- ‘Resident of the Year’,
- ‘Young Achiever’ and
- ‘Business Recognition’
This is a great honour for the recipients as they are chosen from a great bunch of hard working people. We invite our Mayor, our local Councillor, our State Member, and our Federal Member to present the Dayboro Community Awards, which remain a secret right up to their presentation on the day.
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 $6.00
- Children under 16 free.
Monies raised from the Dayboro Day Festival and Antique & Collectables Fair are returned to the community as decided by DDPAI.
In general the day begins with a Combined Church Service at 8.00am in the grounds of the Uniting Church in Williams Street.
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.
DDPAI would like to sincerely thank the following for their support both financial and in-kind, in no particular order, but with our greatest appreciation for all concerned. Without this support the Dayboro Day Festival would not be the huge success that it has become. HUGE THANKS!!!