Banner, Carnival of the Pines, 1967

The Carnival of the Pines was first established in 1955, initially to bring visitors to Port Macquarie during the quieter winter months however it was later moved to the Easter weekend. Highlights of each carnival included the Queen of the Carnival of the Pines crowning, sporting events and a colourful street procession on Easter Monday. Carnivals held during the 1960s attracted record crowds year after year.