Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: Weekends in February 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm Where: Small Forest Winery, Denman Tomoko Oka is a Japanese calligraphy artist based around Sydney and the Central Coast. Tomoko practiced calligraphy from the age of ten. She focused not on a single style, but practiced many established styles, as well as developing her own unique forms, and abstract works. In Japan, her calligraphy is used at restaurants, accommodation, and on various products, such as sake labels. Since moving to Australia, she has conducted calligraphy workshops in schools and various venues in Sydney, the Central Coast and Melbourne, as well as giving…
When: 16 February 2019, 10.30am to 2.30pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Experiment with expressive landscape painting techniques with Muswellbrook artist Tia Gabriellah and introduce and abundance of colour into your scenes. Suitable for beginners. Bookings are essential. To register call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 16 to 17 & 23 to 14 February 2019, 10.00am Where: Muswellbrook Showground, Muswellbrook Waterworld Central, Australia’s first mobile water park, is excited to be coming to the Muswellbrook Showground for the first time this February! Come splash with us over two weekends from the 16th - 17th Feb and 23rd - 24th Feb. 2019. Join us for some fun with giant inflatable pools and slides to splash and play around in. Grab your tickets and more info at https://www.waterworldcentral.com.au
When: 17 February 2019, 8.00am Where: Hollydene Estate, Jerrys Plains Sunday from 8am-9am, $15pp - pay online or on the day. If you are looking for BALANCE and love being in NATURE, practising yoga outdoors is one of the best ways to truly experience the benefits of Yoga and it’s mood boosting results. Join us at Hollydene Estate to experience the beauty of the Upper Hunter Winery & Equine surroundings; being the only cellar door nestled between two of Australia’s most prestigious horse studs Coolmore & Darley, Yoga on the Grass allows magnificent views of the rugged hills of Wollemi…
When: 22 to 24 February 2019 9.30am Where: Murrurundi Showground, Murrurundi The King of the Ranges Stockman's Challenge & Bush Festival is held over the last weekend in February each year at Murrurundi NSW and this year it will be celebrating 15 years! Don't miss Australia's top stockmen and women in 4 days of of action packed program of festival fun. http://www.kingoftheranges.com.au/d.index.html
When: 23 February 2019, 9.00am to 12.00pm Where: Belltrees Cricket Ground, Belltrees Belltrees v Rouchel Charity cricket day is Sat 23rd Feb 2019 , starting at 9am with 20/20 game between Belltrees Bushrangers and Bunnan , then main game at 12.30 between Belltrees and Rouchel. More info to come.
When: 02 March 2018, 8:00am - 12:00pm Where: Lions Park, Denman The Denman Farmers & Artisans Market is a predominantly producers only market in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW Australia. Fresh fruit & vegetables, nuts, oils and olives, meat, cheese & dairy, seafood, preserves, cakes & pre-packaged foods and wine. Lots of locally grown plants, seeds and seedlings as well as locally grown cut flowers. Local art and craft with the maker/producer at the stall.
When: 03 March 2019, 10.30am to 2.30pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Explore sculpting techniques utilising a handheld 3D printer pen to lift your 2D designs into 3D forms and structures inspired by plumbing componentry. Suitable for teens and adults. Bookings are essential. To register call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 15 to 16 March 2019 9.00am Where: Muswellbrook Showground, Muswellbrook The 2019 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show will be packed with exciting rides and sideshow ally action for the entire family. Horse ring events, polocrosse, showtime FMX, live music, fireworks, bulls broncs and barrels, tug-o-war, showgirl, young farmer challenge, wife carrying competition, tentpegging, whip cracking and demolition derby to name a few. See the full program at http://www.upperhuntershow.com.au/
When: 23 March 2019, 6.00pm to 10.30pm Where: Hollydene Estate Winery, Jerrys Plains A gorgeous evening of music, wine and dancing under the stars on the lawn at Hollydene Estate. One long table & a three course dinner (menu to come). Bring all your friends, wear your best florals & whites to join in with the theme. Prizes to won during the night. If you love the sound of that hit the interested button so we can gauge numbers. Share with all your friends and family! Please note this is a 18+ event. Payment for tickets are to made in…
When: 24 March 2019, 11.30am Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Launched in 2015, the inaugural Country Championships proved a resounding success for the racing industry and generated unprecedented interest and coverage. http://www.thechampionships.com.au/country-and-provincial/country-series.aspx
When: 29 March 2019 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook The Upper Hunter's 'must attend' social event in Summer is incorporated into a progressive and exciting festival in Muswellbrook in late March for 2019. The transformation of Muswellbrook Cup Day will continue to grow and invigorate the town providing an unforgettable experience at one of the best country racing tracks in Australia. Muswellbrook Cup Day is a gazetted half-day public holiday for residents in the Muswellbrook Shire area and provides the best of quality country racing with a relaxed summer style. The always popular Fashions On The Field will also…
When: 30 to 31st March 2019, 3.00pm Where: Lake Liddell, Muswellbrook Dubs by the Lake is a VW car show. Activities VW limbo there will be awards for lowest bug, kombi, type 3, other Show and Shine. VW cruise, market stores, live music, swap meets. Lots of kids activities, rock climbing, Go karts, laser tag, sky diving and much much more. Come along and have a great time. $5 for a VW for two days, $5 for limbo event. All money raised will be donated to Where There’s a Will foundation. Big thank you to GJs by the lake for…
When: 13 April 2019, 8.30am to 12.30pm Where: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Scone Scone Country Markets will be back in April to enjoy autumn in the park. Lots of great stalls to pick up a gift or two. Sausage sizzle, ice blocks, face painting and other kids activities plus live music and busking. To book a stall please call 6540 1300.
When: 13 to 17 April 2019 Where: Merriwa Showgrounds, Merriwa The 2019 NSW State Sporting, Campdrafting, Team Penning, Mounted Games & Team Sporting Championships will be held from the 13th of April to the 17th April 2019 in Merriwa, Zone 7. Schedule, merchandise and more information to come. 
When: 27 April 2019, 9.00am to 3.00pm Where: Tourist Hotel, Sandy Hollow $20 per rider or $60 per family includes morning tea. Located behind the Tourist Hotel, off Honey Lane Sandy Hollow. Camping available, Entertainment and Auction at the Tourist Hotel Breakfast & Lunch on ride can be purchased NO stallions and kids under 18 must wear a helmet *Ride not suitable for learners FOR MORE INFORMATION Call Mick Turner 0438 934 619 or email Kate Conway This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.sandyhollowhorseride.com.au
When: 27 April 2019, 11.00am Where: Merriwa Race Course, Merriwa Another great day in country racing is on the cards when the Merriwa Cup is run again on April 27 - one of the longest-established 'bush' race days in the country. Put on your autumn finest and catch up with old friends and make some new ones while you enjoy the races and entertainment planned in betwwen, including 'Fashions on the Field'. Gates open 11am.
When: 03 May 2019, 7.30pm to 10.30pm Where: Belmore Hotel, Scone Multi-award winning husband and wife duo, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont are taking their acclaimed “Highway Sky Tour” back on the road in 2019. Since releasing their debut duo album in February 2018, the Central Coast based pair have scored a #1 ARIA Country chart debut, released two #1 singles and been nominated for an ARIA Award and four Golden Guitar Awards. To close out what has been a highly successful project, Adam & Brooke are adding a handful more dates to their tour schedule. These shows will be…
When: 04 May 2019, 11.00am to 4.00pm Where: Denman Oval, Denman In lieu of The Upper Hunter Wine & Food and Wine Festival this year Hollydene will be featuring at "The Denman Day Out" event. Put the day in your calendar for this fun family day! 
When: 06 May 2019, 10.30am to 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Join the FREE Sunday Sketchers one Sunday a month and exercise your artistic side! Let us know which direction you would like to take your art in and we can work together to experiment with materials and develop skills. Suitable for ages 8 to 18. No need to book. Jut drop in. All you need to bring is yourself! For further information call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 3 to 12 May 2019 Where: Various locations around Scone Scone Horse Festival celebrates the Horse Capital of Australia. Come along and enjoy the festivities with events such as the Horse Parade, Yarns Night, Official Calcutta, and the prestigious Scone Cup. Share our love of everything equine and join us for the 39th annual Scone Horse Festival, 3-12 May, 2019 in Scone, New South Wales. https://www.sconehorsefestival.com.au
When: 10 May 2018, 11.00am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone The 2019 Scone Cup Carnival, 10th & 11th of May. The Scone Race Club would like to deliver to you, an exciting new Scone Racing Carnival experience at the Scone Race Club. COUNTRY RACING AT ITS BEST WITH NEARLY $2MILLION IN PRIZE MONEY ON OFFER AND TWO DAYS OF ‘FASHIONS ON THE FIELD’ WITH SO MANY PRIZES TO BE WON! Located in the epicentre of the thoroughbred horse breeding capital of Australia since 1944, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Gates open at 11am. Buses will run from Muswellbrook Railway Station starting…
When: 11 May 2018, 11.00am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone The 2019 Scone Cup Carnival, 10th & 11th of May. The Scone Race Club would like to deliver to you, an exciting new Scone Racing Carnival experience at the Scone Race Club. COUNTRY RACING AT ITS BEST WITH NEARLY $2MILLION IN PRIZE MONEY ON OFFER AND TWO DAYS OF ‘FASHIONS ON THE FIELD’ WITH SO MANY PRIZES TO BE WON! Located in the epicentre of the thoroughbred horse breeding capital of Australia since 1944, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. Gates open at 11am. Buses will run from Muswellbrook Railway Station starting…
When: 18 to 19 May 2019, 9.00am Where: St Heliers Correctional Centre, Muswellbrook St Heliers Heavy Horse Field Days was formed in 1996 and is a great weekend for people with an interest in breeds like Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons and Draught horses.
When: 03 June 2019, 10.30am to 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Join the FREE Sunday Sketchers one Sunday a month and exercise your artistic side! Let us know which direction you would like to take your art in and we can work together to experiment with materials and develop skills. Suitable for ages 8 to 18. No need to book. Jut drop in. All you need to bring is yourself! For further information call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 7 to 9 June 2019, 9.00am Where: Bettington St, Merriwa Lots of variety stalls, Children entertainment, shearing demonstrations, Team Penning, State Championship Sheep Yard Dog Trials, Whip Cracking, My Pet Dinosaur, Sparkles the Clown, Big Dog, and Fireworks. Watch over 150 sheep wearing red socks in the Rosto Running of the Sheep. http://www.festivalofthefleeces.com.au/
When: 01 July 2019, 10.30am to 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Join the FREE Sunday Sketchers one Sunday a month and exercise your artistic side! Let us know which direction you would like to take your art in and we can work together to experiment with materials and develop skills. Suitable for ages 8 to 18. No need to book. Jut drop in. All you need to bring is yourself! For further information call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 6 July 2019, 9.00am Where: Jefferson Park, Aberdeen The Games begin with a spectacular parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain's Address that officially opens the day. The event offers fun for all the whole family, including Highland and country dancing and music, Pipe Band displays, Strong man events with the Tartan Warriors, as well as tug-of-war, egg tosses, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash. http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/
When: 6 to 9 July 2019, 8.30am Where: Denman Pony Club Grounds, Denman The 2019 NSW State Pony Club Showjumping and One Day Event Championships will be held from the 6th of July to the 9th of July at the Denman Pony Club Grounds in Zone 7. Schedule, merchandise and more information to come. 
When: 26 August 2019, 10.30am to 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Join the FREE Sunday Sketchers one Sunday a month and exercise your artistic side! Let us know which direction you would like to take your art in and we can work together to experiment with materials and develop skills. Suitable for ages 8 to 18. No need to book. Jut drop in. All you need to bring is yourself! For further information call (02) 6549 3800.