The Wauchope Lasiandra Festival was the brain child of three Wauchope men - Gordon Rogers, Jack Dwyer and Noel Dunn. They envisioned a floral festival to promote the Wauchope area and set about placing plantings about the town.
The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom.
The festival is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds from the festival are used for the promotion and beautification of Wauchope.
Improvements to Lasiandra Park are a fine example of the benefits that the Festival brings to the town. With help from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the Department of Sport & Recreation, Festival profits have been used to build a barbecue area, shelters, amenities block, a children's playground and a gazebo.
Aims & Objectives of the Wauchope Lasiandra Festival:
- To promote Wauchope & the Lasiandra as Wauchope’s Floral Emblem
- To encourage the plantings and maintenance of Lasiandras in our community
- By our actions, support the various groups and organisations in our community
- To remain a non-profit organisation
- To promote and organise an annual Festival