Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 28 July 2018, 10:00am - 2:00pm Where: Scone Public School, Liverpool St, Scone Scone Public School P&C Association’s Bloom Markets are a community based market that endeavours to unite the school community with the wider Scone community. It is also the P&C’s major fundraiser for the year. The P&C have specific stalls within the markets, with all funds made going back into the school. Funds raised at the markets allows the P&C to contribute directly to school resources and experiences for all students, that may not otherwise be available through school funding. This includes equipment, books and supporting student…
When: 28 July 2018, 10.00am to 1.00pm Where: Paddock to Pantry, Scone Pick up some great local products and fresh produce at the Live & Local market behind Paddock to Pantry in Scone.
When: 4 August 2018 6:30pm 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. Menu Mulled wine & canapes on arrival Banquet style succulent slow cooked meats and roasted vegetables Decadent desserts Price: $75.00 per head. Includes a glass of mulled wine, canapes, main meal and dessert. Transport will be available from local pick-ups for an additional fee. To confirm your booking full payment is required. Call 6576…
When: 5 August 2018, 11:30am Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Gates open at 11.30am. Entry: $5.00 for adults and FREE for kids. Family Fun Day will include: Free jumping castle, Caffe Mobilita, bar and cafe facilities, more info to come.
When: 7 August 2018, 5:30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Centre, Scone Rachel Whiteread - Lecturer: Linda Smith Rachel Whiteread is one of the most important and respected British artists working today. Her preoccupation with the hidden spaces in between things has resulted in an extraordinary range of objects which form a series of eloquent tributes to the silent and overlooked. This lecture gives an account of her career to date, showing examples of how show has used ordinary domestic objects to create enigmatic and evocative works of art. Linda is an experienced guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and…
When: 24 August 2018, 7.00am Where: Muswellbrook Golf Club, Muswellbrook Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Charity Gold Day in the Upper Hunter. $300 Team Package - 4 Players. Price includes: 18 holes of golf for 4 players Gourmet BBQ lunch Commemorative player gift Entertainment $700 Hole Sponsorship - 4 Players. Price includes: Designated hole to promote business products/service 18 holes of golf for 4 players Gourmet BBQ lunch Commemorative player gift Entertainment Registration is at 7.00am with shotgun start at 8.00am. To register for this event go to http://www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/events/upper-hunter-charity-golf-day-2018. Book now call: Danny Eather on 0439 072 077.
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 or call 0417 205 645.
When: 4 September 2018, 5.30pm Where: Upper Hunter Shire Council, Scone The Wind and the Willows Revisited Through Its Illustrators - Lecturer: John Ericson The classic tale of Ratty, Mole and Mr Toad have been in print since 1908. What is less well known is that this story has been illustrated by more than ninety artists - making it the most widely illustrated book in the English language. It deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find not just humour and entertainment but wisdom and meaning. John Ericson is an educational consultant and this has given him…
When: 8 September 2018 12:00pm Where: Tourist Hotel, Sandy Hollow
When: 9 September 2018, 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Our annual 'Ladies Day Out' Race Day is on Sunday 9th September. This is always a great day to grab your girl-friends and enjoy some fantastic country racing at one of the most picturesque country race clubs in NSW - all while sipping on some wonderful Two Rivers Wines! Gate entry is FREE on this day! ​ The Two Rivers Ladies Luncheon will again be a popular option with details to come soon. ​ ​ Other options are the Lawn Platter Package including: ​ Reserved table & seating for up…
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: 1 October 2018, 12:00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Race Club will again be hosting the Denman Cup over the long weekend in October which forms part of a vibrant Spring racing season at the club. Denman Cup Day is one of the bigger race days on the Muswellbrook Race Club calendar with the Coolmore Denman Cup the feature over 1280m. This day is always well supported by the Denman community and forms a great end to the October long weekend being held on the holiday Monday 1st October. ​ Promoted as a family fun day, there is…
When: 9 October 2018, 5:30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Centre, Scone Art, Power & Money: the Life and World of Matthew Bolton - Lecturer: Martin Ellis Matthew Bolton was one of the most extraordinary figures of the 18th century. An entrepreneur and industrialist of brilliance, a visionary who changed the nature of manufacturing, Bolton stands at the very centre of the industrial and intellectual revolution which laid the foundations of the modern world. Martin is an experienced curator, lecturer and broadcaster. He has wide-ranging expertise in the applied arts and has acted as a specialist advisor to research programmes…
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: 6 November 2018, 5:30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Centre, Scone Once We Had Dining Rooms - Change and Trends in an Ever Changing Art World - Lecturer: Michael Reid The constantly changing world of art and fashion. How and why do new trends develop and influence our attitudes? Michael maintains a number of galleries supporting the promotion of contemporary art. Michael Reid Murrurundi expanded into new exhibition space adjacent to the original gallery. Visitors are most welcome at $25.
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/
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…