Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 22 to 23 June 2018, 7.00am Where: Rosedale Complex, Murrurundi THE value of a good NSW working dog will be tested at the upcoming National Working Stock Dog Sale in Murrurundi this month. The National Working Stock Dog Futurity and Sale begins at 7am on Friday, June 22, with an open trial, then Saturday the futurity starts at 8am, for dogs aged four years and under, purchased at previous sales, followed by the demonstration of sale dogs and finally the sale at 2.30pm. The catalogue includes 52 working dogs and 12 pups less than six months of age. Co-selling…
When: 23 June 2018, 8.00am to 3.00pm Where: Muswellbrook PCYC, Carl St, Muswellbrook The inaugural Hunter Soap Box Derby will be held at the PCYC Muswellbrook on the 23rd of June 2018. We welcome you to build and enter a cart in the race. And the best bit - other than racing a home made billy cart down a hill - is that your entry fee will go towards helping young people in the Hunter region lead safer and healthier lives as all funds raised from this event go to Hunter Life Education! There will be loads of family friendly…
When: 24 June 2018 9.00am - 2.00pm Where: The Thoroughbred, Scone It’s that time already guys - The Thoroughbred Hotels first birthday! We’ve decided to use the special day to give back to those who need it the most at the moment - our wonderful farmers! There’ll be entertainment, a jumping castle for the kids, incredible food and drinks to keep you fueled and a raffle competition loaded with amazing prizes donated from our local studs and businesses. So bring the family into the Thoroughbred on the 24th. It’s going to be a great day for a great cause ♥️
When: 30 June 2018, 10.00am Where: Paddock to Pantry, Scone
When: 6 to 8 July 2018 Where: Murrurundi Caravan Park, Murrurundi Vintage caravan owners from across the country will be celebrating the silly season early with their third annual Christmas in July weekend away. Get together to enjoy a few meals, catch up on each other's travel stories and share the love of all things vintage. This year the gathering will be held at Murrurundi Caravan Park. http://www.murrurundicaravanpark.com.au/
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. http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/
When: 07 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: 14 July 2018, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Where: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Scone Come along to our Christmas in July Scone Country Market! There will be snow and a FREE jumping castle for the kids plus live music! There will be lots of great local stalls selling fantastic products such as candles, honey, handmade baby clothes, giftwares, jams, preserves, jewellery, pet treats, cupcakes and coffee. Saturday the 14th July from 12.00pm to 4.00pm on the lawns in front of the Scone Visitor Information Centre. Pick up some amazing local products and produce!
When: 4 August 2018 6:00pm Where: Vines Restaurant at Hollydene Estate, Jerrys Plains Vines Restaurant at Hollydene will be hosting a Winter Feast this August. A magical night filled with wine, great music, dancing and an indulgent feast! So save the date for this decadent evening. Transport will be available. More details to come! 
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: 8 September 2018 12:00pm Where: Tourist Hotel, Sandy Hollow
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: 22 September 2018 Where: Muswellbrook The Blue Heeler Film Festival: bringing you local MOVIES since 2013. "RIVER" is the theme for the 2018 Blue Heeler Film Festival. Inspired by festival patron Sigrid Thornton and classic Australian film The Man from Snowy River, filmmakers are encouraged to explore, interpret and incorporate 'river' into their films. The festival will boast a variety of stalls, food and drinks. Festival patrons will be entertained by live entertainment and roaming performers. Filmmakers have the opportunity to take out the award for the best short film in their category (Junior, Senior or Open), with fantastic…
When: 20 October 2018 10.30am Where: Denman Football Oval, Denman The ever-entertaining Denman Pig Races will be held again this month. 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. For further information contact Merry on 0417 205 645. 
When: 20 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? www.bottomsupfest.com.au.
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). www.sconewritersfestival.com.au
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: 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: 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/