Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 6 July 2019, 9.00am Where: Jefferson Park, Aberdeen This year the Games will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary! 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.
When: 06 July 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: 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: 09 July 2019, 6.30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Hall, Scone The Lecture: Initial consideration focuses on the period of Neolithic times (4000BC) through to the Ming Dynasty in 1368 and traces the establishment of Imperial Weaving and Embroidery Workshops producing regulated Court Costume and decorative textiles for Imperial Palaces. The technological and artistic skills required for this “industry” to flourish will be explored as will the relationship of the Imperial Workshops with commercial weavers and embroiderers. Particular focus will be given to the development within the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties regarding the Imperial Workshops that were…
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.
When: 07 September 2018 Where: Denman Pony Club, Denman This year will be the 31st Annual Horse Ride raising money for the Westpac Rescue Hellicopter. Family friendly ride, FREE camping with hot showers, pens available, BBQ & bar facility, entertainment & more. Visit the Denman Charity Horse Ride Facebook Page for more information or call 0417 205 645.
When: 7 September 2019, 9.00am to 3.30pm Where: Sandy Hollow Tourist Hotel, Sandy Hollow Sandy Hollow Motorfest & Swap Meet is back for 2019! Rev those engines and get ready for the race that stops Sandy Hollow! If you have a passion for classic's or have restored a classic car or bike to its former glory, we would love to see your pride and joy amongst the line up - There are even prizes to be won! Food and trade stalls, live band and activities for the kids, it is the perfect day out supporting the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. See…
When: 20 to 21 Sept 2019 Where: Merriwa Showgrounds, Merriwa Merriwa Springtime Show has something for everyone. Ring events plus numerous sideshows, wandering street entertainers, competitions, food stalls, nightly entertainment and fine displays and exhibits spread around our picturesque showground. This year the show will be celebrating it's 110th anniversary.
When: 12 October 2019, 10.30am Where: Denman Football Oval, Denman The ever-entertaining Denman Pig Races will be held again this October. The races are a fun-filled family day, featuring the famous Noah's Racing Pigs plus market stalls, rides and laser tag for the kids. The pig racing promises to be great entertainment! Money raised from the event goes towards the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Food and bar facilities will be available on the day.
When: 28 February to 1 March 2020 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 16 years! Don't miss Australia's top stockmen and women in 4 days of of action packed program of festival fun.
When: 13 to 15 March 2020, 9.30am Where: Arts & Crafts Centre, Scone The Scone Literary Festival is a "big, little" writers festival that seeks 'To promote books and to nurture a love of literature, learning and writing'. The festival will be held from Friday 13th of March 2020 to Sunday 15th of March 2020 and the theme is 'For the love of words.' Our motto is 'Maintain the Page' (Phillip Adams - used with permission).
When: 2 May 2020, 9.00am Where: Ogilvie St, Denman Wine and Food lovers unite Held each year on the 1st Saturday in May, Ogilvie Street transforms into a Wine and Food gourmet feast extravaganza. An incredible collection of street food, gourmet take home foods, craft beer and the unique flavours of world renowned Upper Hunter Wines and Local Cider. Join us for the Hunter's Best Street Party!
When: 8 to 1 May 2020 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 40th annual Scone Horse Festival, 8-17 May, 2020 in Scone, New South Wales.