There will be action on and off the track at Blues Brews and Barbecues on Sunday.
There will be action on and off the track at Blues Brews and Barbecues on Sunday. JoJo Newby

7 things to do this weekend in the Clarence Valley

Blues, Brews and BBQs

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Clarence River Jockey Club, Grafton

DETAILS: Come enjoy a day of good food, top beers and great blues music. Top notch racing is on offer with the running of the Yamba Cup, and the NRA Country Championship qualifier.

Clean Up Australia Day

WHEN: Sunday

WHERE: Sites all cross the Clarence Valley

DETAILS: Get out and do your bit for the community and help keep our area tidy. There are crews everywhere - check www.cleanupaustraliaday. org for more details.

The Halfway Creek Autumn Market

WHEN: Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm

WHERE: Halfway Creek Hall, cnr Pacific Hwy and Kungala Rd (opposite the Rose Gardens), 35km south of Grafton.

DETAILS: A great place to stop during that Sunday drive for yummy food at budget prices; stalls/ car-booters; hair cuts; Jack's local eggs; honey; homemade jams and chutneys; meat packs, plants; clothes; jewellery; arts and crafts; bric-a-brac. New stall-holders and car-booters welcome. For more information, phone Liz on 6649 4432.

St Andy's Autumn Awesome Markets

WHEN: Saturday, 8am-1pm

WHERE: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, corner of Oliver and Prince St, Grafton

DETAILS: The markets held in the lovely grounds of the historic church. Indoor and outdoor stalls, a jumping castle and face painting, Devonshire teas (and coffee) served by the PWA ladies in the hall and there will be a BBQ running downstairs with a variety of tempting foods. In 2016 the market's charity is the Clarence River Women's Refuge and part of the profits will be helping to support this worthwhile organisation. Details: Deanne 6644 9911 or email us at standys.markets@ gmail.com.

Clocktower Gallery Markets

WHEN: Saturday from 9am

WHERE: Clarence River Visitor Information Centre, corner Spring St and Pacific Hwy, South Grafton.

DETAILS: Plenty of handmade goods, including leatherwork, painting, woodwork and much more.

Dragon Boat Come and Try Day

WHEN: Saturday, 10am

WHERE: Corcoran Park, Grafton

DETAILS: A chance to put your paddle in the water and try this exciting and fun sport.

Old Time Dancing

WHEN: Saturday from 7.30pm

WHERE: Criterion Theatre, Bacon Street, Grafton

DETAILS: Weekly night out for single men and women. Cost $5 - includes door prize, raffle and supper. Peter 6643 4683.



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