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Grafton Farmers Markets with Healthy Harold

Thursday, 7 Mar 2024

Healthy Harold’s Festival of Health is more than just an event; it's a platform aimed at shining a spotlight on health and wellbeing within regional communities. By fostering conversations and sparking interest, this initiative strives to raise awareness for wellbeing through a whole-of-community approach.

In the picturesque town of Grafton, nestled in the heart of New South Wales, Healthy Harold’s Grafton Festival of Health is making waves. From the 18th March to 28th March, the festival will engage over 1,150 Grafton children and young people through the Life Ed program, hosted at their school or early learning centre. Through engaging and interactive education sessions, Life Ed aims to empower all children and young people to make informed choices and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. 

Complementing these educational visits are a variety of engaging community events, organised in collaboration with local health organisations. Among the highlights of the festival is the Grafton Farmers Market with Healthy Harold and friends, a vibrant celebration of wholesome living. 

Grafton Farmers Market with Healthy Harold and friends schedule: 

When: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Where: Market Square, Corner of Pound and Prince Streets, Grafton 

Step into a world of health and happiness as you peruse stalls brimming with locally grown fruits, vegetables, and artisanal treats. Engage with Healthy Harold and his friends as they spread joy and promote wellbeing. From interactive activities to farm-fresh delights, there’s something for everyone at this festive gathering. Don’t miss the chance to meet Healthy Harold – Australia’s most loveable giraffe, in the Outdoor Pop-up Classroom, where you can learn more about healthy living in a fun and interactive environment.  

Kickstart your Thursday morning with the fantastic team from Headspace Grafton from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Come & play giant board games, connect with the team, and discover more about your local service dedicated to supporting young people across the Clarence Valley Region of NSW.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there.

The festival extends its reach to the Clarence Community Health Hub from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Here, attendees can explore a range of local health services provided by organisations such as Tresillian, The Hub, Child and Family Health nurses, and Aboriginal Health. Meet the dedicated teams and discover the services available to support your child’s wellbeing, and don’t forget to grab a children’s goodie bag. 

Later in the day, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Jetts Gym hosts the Family Fit Fest. Join Healthy Harold and friends for a session of fun and fitness, moving and grooving to the beat.  

Families can also join us for an action-packed afternoon with NSW Rugby from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Get ready to tackle some fun and try your hand at rugby with Healthy Harold and friends, all while championing wellbeing!

And for those interested in local real estate trends, Ray White TKG Grafton invites you to meet their experts and discover the latest developments in the Grafton property market. 

The Grafton Farmers Markets with Healthy Harold and friends is a testament to the commitment of Healthy Harold’s Festival of Health to promote wellbeing and community spirit. So, mark your calendars and join us for a day of fun, flavour, and fantastic health discoveries in Grafton! 

Healthy Harold’s Festival of Health has been proudly supported by: 

Bendigo Bank South Grafton 

Ray White TKG Grafton 

Jetts Gym 

Clarence Community Health 

NSW Rugby

Headspace Grafton