Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: 29 to 30 September 2018 Where: Murray Bain Oval, Scone & Bill Rose Sports Complex, Scone Saturday 29 September, 2pm at Murray Bain Oval in Scone - Join us for a 5km mountain bike ride. Previously unavailable land will become available for a bike route, everyone is welcome. Sunday 30 September, 8.30am at Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone - Come along for a 45km social road ride from the Complex to Cressfield Stud, Parkville for coffee, then return. This is a fully supported ride. For details on the events, call Upper Hunter Shire Council's Sports Participation Officer, Nicky…
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: 06 October 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: 06 October 2018, 4:00pm to 9.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Registrations now open for the PCYC T4K Running of the Colours. Forms are available from the Muswellbrook PCYC. 4km run/walk with a family fun night to follow the run with live music by Carrot. Food will be available for purchase and there will be bar facilities. Prizes for the best costume and novelty events too. Family pass is $80, single adult is $30, 16 and under is $20 and 5 and under are free. T-shirt and packs available for registrations before 22nd of September. Call 6541 1434 for…
When: 06 October 2018, 6:00pm to 11.00pm Where: Hollydene Estate, Jerrys Plains Oktoberfest is on again at Hollydene! Authentic German Food, German beer on tap, prizes for best dressed (optional). Buses will be available from local pick ups for a fee. Free entry, pay for food and drinks on the night. Come along for a great night!!!! Book a table by calling 6576 4007. https://www.facebook.com/events/2020350528278018/
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: 12 October 2018, 10.30am to 12.30pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook A spider, a dancer, a winged beast, an alien creature. Dream it up and then create it! Twist and shape wire and foil to create an armature - a framework - of your own imagination onto which you will mould and sculpt polymer clay to bring the sculpture to life. Suitable for ages 8 to 18. Bookings are essential. To register call (02) 6549 3800.
When: 20 to 21 October 2018 Where: Lake Glenbawn, Scone The big show, the Storm Fishing BASS Australian Open, is back after a stunning maiden event in 2017 and this year it's heading south to Lake Glenbawn in October. This is Australia's only, 5-fish, boater-only, bass tournament. http://abt.org.au/
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: 21 October 2018, 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: 27 & 28 October 2018 10:00am 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 and 28 October 2018 Where: Scone High School, Gundy Rd, Scone Times: Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
When: 28 October 2018, 9.00am to 12.00pm Where: Two Rivers Wines, Denman Workouts and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be all serious, it's about balance! Join local personal trainer, Angie Frazer, this Spring in the beautiful surrounds at Two Rivers Cellar Door in Denman for a gentle outdoor Pilates Workout, then stay and enjoy a glass of wine and antipasto platters. Engage your core, and then activate your Sunday with fresh air sunshine and wine! Tickets available soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/1012095415649656/
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: 15 November 2018, 3.00pm - 9.00pm Where: Scone Grammar School, Scone atmosphere with market stall holders selling seasonal local produce, homemade goodies and handcrafted wares....perfect timing to stock up for Christmas. The Grammar Grind Cafe will also be selling a range of homemade delights and gourmet dinners on the night, available to eat in the School grounds or as a takeaway option. Everyone most welcome to come along to a fun and relaxed evening. * Marketstalls Galore * Seasonal Local Produce * Handcrafted Wares * Gourmet Dinner boxes from Grammar Grind Cafe * Entertainment.
When: 17 November 2018, 10.30am to 2.30pm Where: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook Be inspired by trees and the forest to paint in a non-traditional way, creating texture both visual and tactile with pastels and acrylic paint at a FREE workshop at he Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Under the tutorship of Newcastle artist, Gwendolin Lewis, workshop participants will paint colour groups and shapes as an under-painting before using soft pastels to add definition and detail. Gwendolin will show participants how to choose a colour family to work within your painting. This style of painting is creative and impressionistic and does…
When: 18 November 2018, 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: 1 December 2018 5.00pm - 9.30pm Where: White Park, Scone The Scone Neighbourhood Centre's annual Christmas in the Park event is back for 2018! With market stalls, amusement rides, live music, face painting, ham raffles, Santa and to finish off the evening......FIREWORKS. If 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: 16 December 2018, 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: 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: 15 to 16 March 2019 9.00am Where: Muswellbrook Showground, Muswellbrook The 2019 Bengalla Upper Hunter Show will be packed with exciting rides and sideshow ally action for the entire family. Horse ring events, polocrosse, showtime FMX, live music, fireworks, bulls broncs and barrels, tug-o-war, showgirl, young farmer challenge, wife carrying competition, tentpegging, whip cracking and demolition derby to name a few. See the full program at http://www.upperhuntershow.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…
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…
When: 6 July 2019, 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/