Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 22 to 25 February 2018 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.
When: 23 February 2018 11:30am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone Are you looking for more networking? More exposure? 'Opportunities don’t happen. You create them'. Chris Grosser BUSINESS PACKAGES *- $1000 (1 FOR EACH RACE- BASED ON A GROUP OF 10 PEOPLE)* Race name on the day for your business Presentation and photo with winning owners 10 x tickets into function centre & race books 10 x gourmet buffet lunches 20 x drink vouchers (house wine and beer) Advertising space in Racebook (business to supply own logo) Social Media exposure PER PERSON* – $40 Access to the function centre Buffet lunch…
When: 23 February 2018 7:30pm Where: Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music, Muswellbrook The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye. Ticket prices: $30 adult and $20 concession. To…
When: 02 March 2018 12:30pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Race Day Details Gates Open: 12.30pm ​ Entry: FREE! ​ Lunch Booking Options: experience our premium race day dining package. Reserved seating in 'Silks' Function Room 2-Course lunch (main and dessert) Race book $40 Members, $50 Non-Members ​ PUNTERS LUNCH - our single course lunch option - great for large groups or social clubs. Choice of 5 dishes Beer battered fish +chips Gourmet Beef Burger Chicken Schnitzel +chips Finger Food Plate Chefs special ( Pasta Chicken Carbonara) Reserved Seat in 'Silks' Race Book $20 Members, $30 Non-Members ​ Call the…
When: 03 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: 08 March 2018, 11:30pm Where: Scone Race Race, Scone
When: 10 March 2018 6:00pm Where: Chicken in the Window Gallery, Murrurundi Chicken in the Window are lucky to have these world class musicians playing in the barn. Manouche featuring George Washingmachine and Clare O'Meara (Musician of the year 2018 Tamworth). Come and enjoy a night of spirited sounds with George Washingmachine’s gypsy jazz ensemble ‘Feel the Manouche’. Lead by the inimitable George Washingmachine, Feel the Manouche finds its origins in gypsy jazz but also encompasses a world music feel. With double bass, guitar, accordion, and fiddle, the band serves up magnetic, melodic grooves that take on gypsy waltzes, swing…
When: 16 to 17 March 2018 9.30am Where: Muswellbrook Showground, Muswellbrook The 2018 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
When: 18 March 2018, 11.30am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone Launched in 2015, the inaugural Country Championships proved a resounding success for the racing industry and generated unprecedented interest and coverage.
When: 18 March 2018, 10.00am - 3.00pm Where: Little St, Murrurundi The Bobadil House Autumn Market will take place on the site of the former Horse Paddock, of Bobadil House (1842). The overriding theme for the Bobadil House Autumn Market will be quality, quality, quality; handmade; localish goods and produce. 
When: 25 March 2018 9.00am Where: Scone Airport, Scone Upper Hunter Shire Council in conjunction with Vintage Fighter Restorations, Scone Aero Club, Pay's Air Service and Paul Bennet Air Shows presents the return of Warbirds Over Scone. Come along and see iconic warbird flights and formations, military and vintage displays and Paul Bennet Air Shows aerobatic displays. There will be amusements and rides for kids plus joy rides will be available on the Saturday before the air show on Sunday. Don't miss this fantastic family fun event in Scone, Upper Hunter. To purchase tickets visit
When: 1 April 2018, 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.
When: 13 to 15 April 2018 Where: Rosedale Complex, Murrurundi The Australian High School Finals will be held on the 13th, 14th & 15th of April 2018 at Murrurundi NSW in the beautiful Upper Hunter at Rosedale Complex. For more information click here...
When: 20 to 22 April 2018 Where: Russley Rural Retreat, Aberdeen Applications are now being taken for the Revise To Publish At Russley Masterclass being held at the beautiful Russley Rural Retreat near Aberdeen, from Friday April 20 to Sunday April 22nd. Spend the weekend with fellow writers learning how to polish and revise your manuscript to make it publication worthy. In this intensive workshopping weekend Pamela Cook will share what she’s learned about getting your novel up to scratch, attracting the attention of agents and publishers and submitting a manuscript you can be truly proud of. Pamela Cook is…
When: 20 April 2018 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook
When: 21 April 2018 11.00am Where: Merriwa Race Course, Merriwa The feature event of the Merriwa Racing Calendar is the running of the Merriwa Cup, held annually in April. Merriwa Race Club provides a range of entertainment scheduled for race day, such as fashions on the field. 
When: 04 May 2018 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook
When: 4 to 13 May 2018, 9.00am 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, Charity Rodeo and the prestigious Scone Cup. Share our love of everything equine and join us for the 38th annual Scone Horse Festival, 4-13 May, 2018 in Scone, New South Wales.
When: 5 May 2018, 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: 19 to 20 May 2018, 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: 21 May 2018 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook
When: 8 to 10 June 2018, 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.
When: 17 June 2018 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook
When: 7 July 2018, 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.
When: 25 August 2018 Where: Muswellbrook The Blue Heeler Film Festival: bringing you local MOVIES since 2013. More details to come soon.
When: 01 September 2018 Where: Denman Pony Club, Denman This year will be the 30th 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.
When: 14 to 16 Sept 2018 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. 
When: October 2018 Where: Simpson Park, Muswellbrook Like to spend an afternoon with a bunch of friends listening to live music and sampling craft beer, local wine, cider and delicious street food?
When: 9 to 11 November 2018, 9.30am Where: Arts & Crafts Centre, Scone The Scone Literary Festival is a new writers festival that seeks 'To promote books and to nurture a love of literature, learning and writing'. The festival will be held from Friday 10th of November 2017 to Sunday 12th of November 2017. Our motto is 'Maintain the Page' (Phillip Adams - used with permission).