Old Bar Festival 2017

Old Bar Beach Festival was once again a massive success, with about 35,000 people attending the two-day event over the weekend (September 30-October 1).

The popular kombi parade on Saturday afternoon saw a line of 225 kombis cruising Old Bar Road and was the biggest parade the festival has had.

In honour of Brendan Maloney, who sadly lost his battle with cancer recently, his VW transporter led the parade.

Even more kombis rolled into the seaside village on Sunday with a festival record of 283 registered for the world record attempt.

Surfer Bobby Frith defended his title in the Saltwater Boardriders Kev Lee Memorial Single Fin Cup, which was held on Saturday.

Crowds had plenty to keep them entertained, with the mega markets, carnival rides, a display of classic cars and bikes, live music, the Light the Night lantern walk for the Leukaemia Foundation, fireworks, an air show and fun run.