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dirtgirlworld to take her grubby bucket to Nymboida

This winter’s Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival will host dirtgirlworld over the June long weekend at Nymboida Camping and Canoeing Centre.

dirtgirl – star of dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV seen daily on ABC Kids TV, will be joined by her best friends scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome to present a series of kid-friendly workshops called Flourish! – growing fire ready families.

While the big folk focus on the art of camp oven cooking, the dirtgirlworld crew dive into their grubby bucket to shape a day of heart led recovery and resilience building for young families. Flourish! is where games and nature scavenger hunts meet spoken word mashups and a pillowcase fight to explore how families can prepare their hearts, heads and hands for emergency events.

Festival Creative Director Laena Stephenson said this major addition to the festival program will appeal to young families looking for a great day out.

“We’ve noticed over the years that younger families from Grafton and Coffs Harbour tend to come along as day visitors,” she said.

“So, this year, we’ve packed as much entertainment into each day as possible. On top of that, we’ve actually reduced the single day ticket price for families,” she said.

The dirtgirlworld crew will appear on Saturday June 11 with music, art and poetry activities beginning at 8am, with further grubby fun workshops in the afternoon and repeating on Sunday June 12. Costa the Garden Gnome is only appearing on the Saturday morning.

The festival also features camp oven cooking demonstrations and competitions with several opportunities to taste main course dishes and baked goods. There’s live music throughout the weekend, an art and craft area featuring rolling workshops, roaming street theatre acts and even a billy boiling contest.

Nymboida Camping and Canoeing accepts NSW Discover vouchers and can be reached on 02 6649 4155 or head to for further information.