Coastie Carnie Fair Day: Fun and Sun for everyone!

Coastie Carnie Fair Day: Fun and Sun for everyone!


Spring has Sprung & you have all the feels to escape the city this October long weekend for a little micro beach break that’s full of cultural punch, then look no further than the Central Coast, NSW.

Just 70mins north of Sydney and 70 minutes south of Newcastle the Central Coast comes alive with the region’s largest Contemporary Arts & Culture Festival, Coastal Twist LGBTIQ Arts and Culture Festival.

Diversity takes centre stage in this festival, with over 55% of the programming tailored for all ages and 65% of events being free, showcasing and celebrating the beauty of diversity across the natural world.

Brace yourselves for an extraordinary celebration of humanity and connection as we invite everyone from near and far to the pulsating heart of the Coastal Twist Festival – the Coastie Carnie Fair Day. Prepare for a day of unparalleled vibrancy, culture, and pure fun, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Art, Live Music, Entertainment, Food, Beverages, Shopping, and Pets in a delightful mass outdoor free Festival on the shores of Umina Beach.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, 1 October 2023, from 10am to 5pm, as the Peninsula Recreation Precinct at Umina Beach becomes the epicentre of joy and merriment for the third annual Fair Day. This FREE event is open to all and promises a day filled with unforgettable experiences.

Last year’s Coastie Carnie Fair Day witnessed a staggering turnout of over 9,000 locals, visitors, kids, families, and furry friends, all converging to celebrate life, love and diversity. With the success of the past event, we eagerly anticipate extending the warm Coastie hospitality to everyone this year.

The Coastie Carnie Fair Day will feature a stellar line-up across Live Music, Drag, Circus, Burlesque & Sideshow ensuring entertainment throughout the day. The stage will come alive with electrifying performances by headliners such as Kira Puru, Cry Club, Hollywould Star, Jasey Fox, Jazida, Jess Love, and of course, our favourite Local Legends.

Our Rainbow Family Area, we have an exciting line-up of activities, including Circus Play with Roundabout Circus, Drag Storytime with Wonder Mama the Superhero and Glambassador of Love and Equality, a Sensory Play space and Twisties Party Games with June Richards.

It doesn’t stop at music and entertainment. The Coastie Fair Day market features local makers, businesses, delectable food, a bar, and the iconic Puparazzi Pooch Parade hosted by TV Personality Tim Dormer & local Queen June Richards steals the show at this free outdoor event.

Setup for the day, bring a rug, chairs, sun protection, find your pozzy on the grass and settle in for the day 

or come dance your buns off! 

“We want to see everyone there for a vibrant, inclusive, and fun day, shining a light on togetherness, the human spirit, and the creative power pulsating within us all,” stated Festival Director, Glitta Supernova.

Join us for an exhilarating and inclusive day, bask in the spirit of community and togetherness, and be entertained in the boundless creative power that unites us all.


  • Sunday 1 October from 10am – 5pm
  • Peninsula Recreation Precinct, Umina Beach 

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