Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 13 to 17 April 2019 Where: Merriwa Showgrounds, Merriwa 600 competitors between the ages of 7 and 24 from all across NSW will compete in this major equine event. Disciplines including team penning, campdrafting, mounted games and team sporting. Spectators are invited to come along and watch the comp, starting at 8.00am each day.
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: 28 April 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: 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: 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: 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: 07 May 2019, 6.30pm Where: Upper Hunter Shire Council, Liverpool St, Scone The Lecture: Only one American, Mary Cassatt, exhibited with the Impressionist group in Paris but, by the mid 1880s American Impressionism had become an important art form in the US, inspired by, but not imitating the French prototype. Artists such as Childe Hassan successfully blended their academic training with the vitality of Impressionism, which they had encountered on their European travels, to produce paintings that conveyed the dynamism of the new country and its rapidly expanding cities, especially New York. Simultaneously, painters like Theodore Robinson, who had…
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: 01 June 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 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: 11 June 2019, 6.30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Hall, Scone The Lecture: Selected by Grace Cochrane from the Bundanon Trust Collection, in Nowra, NSW, this exhibition toured in 2009-2011. The talk offers an illustrated story of researching the collection, deciding on the content based on the relationship between Arthur Boyd and his father, Merric, and working behind the scenes while taking the exhibition on tour. The Lecturer: Now an independent curator and writer, until 2005 Grace Cochrane was senior curator of Australian decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She is the author of The Crafts…
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 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. 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: 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: 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.