Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 28 to 29 April 2018 Where: Russley Rural Retreat, Scone ‘Ignite' your creative flair to make your own headwear/hairpieces for the upcoming Scone Cup Carnival - fascinators, garlands on the first day and/or hat on the second day. The workshop will be held at the charming Russley Rural Retreat. circa 1894 homestead on Segenhoe Road amidst horse studs of the Valley and just a ten minute drive from Scone. Champagne High Tea and luncheon will be included. Gain an insight to the history of millinery and the blocking of hats and learn how to sculpt materials and make silk…
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, 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. https://www.sconehorsefestival.com/
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! http://www.upperhunterwineandfoodaffair.com.au/
When: 11 May 2018, 11.30am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone Tickets now available for The 2018 Scone Cup Carnival, 11th & 12th 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. We are finalising our new two day packages,…
When: 12 May 2018, 11.30am Where: Scone Race Club, Scone Tickets now available for The 2018 Scone Cup Carnival, 11th & 12th 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. We are finalising our new two day packages,…
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: 02 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: 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. http://www.festivalofthefleeces.com.au/
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. http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/
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? 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: 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…