Events
Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 27 October 2017 11.30am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone Tickets to charity lunch in the Function Centre are available through Ian at the Royal Hotel Scone or phone him on 0411 140 270. Price: $70 which includes entry to function, race book, finger food and 3 drink vouchers. Come along and support this worthy cause! Thank you to the AHA and Dawson & Dawson for their sponsorship of this race day! 
When: 27, 28 & 29 October 2017 6:00pm Where: Scone High School, Scone Vendors from all around Australia will set-up in the High School hall to sell high-quality wares ranging from antique furniture to jewellery. When: 27, 28 and 29 October 2017 Where: Scone High School, Gundy Rd, Scone Times: Friday 6.00pm to 9.00pm Opening Cocktail Party, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm Opening Cocktail Party tickets are available at Scone High School Office or call 6545 1455.
When: 28 October 2017 Where: Murrurundi RSL, Murrurundi Centenary of Beersheba Day at Murrurundi Commemorating the charge of 800 Australian troops and horses into gunfire at the Battle of Beersheba. For 23 years an Upper Hunter town has held a commemoration to honour their efforts. The Murrurundi Troop of the 12th Light Horse remember the courage of those who helped change the course of WW1 in the Middle East. They honour not just the troops - many of whom were stockmen, drovers, farmers and station hands who had enlisted - but also the horses. They had embarked together to a…
When: 28 October 2017 10.00am - 1.00pm Where: The Pothouse, Lions Park, Lower Brook St, Muswellbrook Try your hand at glazing a ready made pot before seeing it Raku Fired and the colours revealed! Ready made pots for glazing and firing start at only $5. Demonstrations on the day also include ceramics, painting and drawing, with works available for purchase from the Muswellbrook Ceramic Group Spring Exhibition. For more information contact Scott Cooper 0427 101 697.
When: 28 October 2017 6.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Held annually, the Muswellbrook Local Art Awards are exclusively designated to artists of the Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter Shires. Recipients of the prizes have in the past been a wonderful showcase of local big names, undiscovered talent and first timers who go on to become regular entrants of the Awards. Opening night 6pm Saturday 28 October 2017. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of Hollydene Estate Wines, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate. Exhibiting from 29 October to 22 December 2017.
When: 04 November 2017 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: 4 November 2017 3.00pm Where: Scone Public School, Liverpool St, Scone Join us for the popular BLOOM markets, which will be followed by the outdoor screening of "Moana" on dark. There will be face painters, as will Miss Amy's School of Dance. Browse, buy and eat at a large selection of market and food stalls. Get your caffeine fix at Caffe Mobilita. Let the kids loose on the free jumping castle. Then, on dark, get comfy with your beanbag or picnic rug and join us to watch Moana on the big outdoor screen. Everyone is welcome!
When: 4 November 2017 7.00pm Where: Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music, Muswellbrook Featuring winner of 6 Golden Guitars LYN BOWTELL & winner of 4 Golden Guitars DREW McALISTER Tickets Adults $30, Concession $25 TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=322573&
When: 5 November 2017 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook The Aberdeen Cup features in the period of Muswellbrook Race Club's spring racing program on Sunday 5th November. FREE ENTRY. Feature race is the $20,000 Shorty Cribb Aberdeen Cup over 1450m with the $22,000 Greg Cribb Memorial Red Crown 2yo also featuring on this day. The Aberdeen Cup is seen as an important lead-up to the Muswellbrook Cup (1500m) on the 8th December. ​ Promoted as a family fun day, there is kid's entertainment creating a great family friendly atmosphere.
When: 7 November 2017 11.30am Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Melbourne Cup Day at Muswellbrook is the ideal place in the Hunter Valley to enjoy great country racing and watch the 'race that stops the nation' the 2017 Melbourne Cup on the big screen! Hospitality packages are available to complement your country race day experience at one of the most picturesque race tracks in NSW! General Admission: $10 Adults (sold at the gate), Children U/18 Free Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 25yo. Courtesy buses will operate from the town centre out to the…
When: 7 November 2017 11.30am - 5.00pm Where: The Cottage, Scone Join us on Melbourne Cup day for a stunning lunch. Enjoy a glass of Piper Heidsieck champagne accompanied by canapés on arrival, followed by a two course lunch. The afternoon includes lucky door and best dressed prizes, a host to entertain and screens positioned throughout the restaurant to watch the race that stops the nation. Canapés at 11.30am with meals served at 1pm $120 per person To book a table, contact the restaurant on 6545 1215 or book online at http://www.thecottagescone.com/contact-us/ The party will kick on in the courtyard…
When: 10 to 12 November 2017 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). 2017 Festival line up: Peter FitzSimons Phillip Adams Rosalie Ham Joanne McCarthy Don Watson David Darcy Peter Haydon Cathryn Hein Mel Jacob Kim Kelly Melissa Lucashenko Annette Marfording Sue Maslin Paul Mithcell Leonie Rogers Ilka…
When: 11 November 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm Where: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Scone
When: 11 November 2017 10.00am - 1.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook FREE leatherwork workshop at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Upper Hunter leather artist Lyneece Garland will introduce you to the art of leatherwork in this three hour workshop. Learn all the tricks and techniques to stitch and stamp your own card wallet and matching key ring. Bookings are essential. To register call the Arts Centre on 02 6549 3800 or visit https://muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au/index.php/mrac-home
When: 18 & 19 November 2017 10:00am Where: Various locations around the Upper Hunter Surrounded by views of mountain ranges, lakes, vineyards and farmland the Upper Hunter provides an inspiration to many artists. These artists personally invite you to their galleries and homesteads on the weekend of 18-19 November 2017 to see demonstrations, get involved, experience and even purchase unique pieces. Whether you are interested in textiles, painting, sculpture, history or all of the above, Upper Hunter Arts Trail will delight the senses. To experience the Upper Hunter Arts Trail to its fullest we recommend that you complete the trail…
When: 30 November 2017 3.00pm - 9.00pm Where: Scone Grammar School, Scone Gourmet Dinner Boxes from Grammar Grind Cafe, markets stalls including seasonal local produce and handcrafted wares, perfect time to stock up for Christmas gifts, plus entertainment.
When: 1 December 2017 4.00pm - 10.00pm Where: Victoria Park, Cook St, Muswellbrook Join us on Friday 1st December 2017 from 4pm for a fun filled afternoon of family entertainment, including Screen on the Green Outdoor Cinema, Market Stalls, Delicious Food, Live Music & so much more! As part of the event there will be a large variety of local Sporting, Community & Hobby Groups showcasing what they have to offer, whilst giving you the opportunity to HAVE A GO for FREE! Bring along your chairs & blankets and grab a feed from one of the delicious food options on…
When: 2 December 2017 5.00pm - 9.30pm Where: White Park, Scone The Scone Neighbourhood Centre's annual Christmas in the Park event is back for 2017! With market stalls, amusement rides, live music, face painting, ham raffles, Santa and to finish off the evening......FIREWORKS. I f you would like a market stall application please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
When: 8 December 2017 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 early December for 2017. With the change in date in 2016 (away from Melbourne Cup Day) a huge success, 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…
When: 25 March 2017 9.00am Where: Scone Airport, Scone The return of Warbirds Over Scone Airshow. A celebration of classic and vintage aircraft. More info to come.
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.