Events

Upper Hunter Country

Events - Upper Hunter Country
When: Weekends in March 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm Where: Small Forest Winery, Denman Tomoko Oka is a Japanese calligraphy artist based around Sydney and the Central Coast. Tomoko practiced calligraphy from the age of ten. She focused not on a single style, but practiced many established styles, as well as developing her own unique forms, and abstract works. In Japan, her calligraphy is used at restaurants, accommodation, and on various products, such as sake labels. Since moving to Australia, she has conducted calligraphy workshops in schools and various venues in Sydney, the Central Coast and Melbourne, as well as giving…
When: 22 March 2019, 7.30pm Where: Cnr of Oxford and Cooper St, Scone Get ready to sing your heart out, Queen fans! The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Purchase your tickets online at https://www.facebook.com/events/337328423658631/
When: 23 March 2019, 6.00pm to 10.30pm Where: Hollydene Estate Winery, Jerrys Plains A gorgeous evening of music, wine and dancing under the stars on the lawn at Hollydene Estate. One long table & a three course dinner (menu to come). Bring all your friends, wear your best florals & whites to join in with the theme. Prizes to won during the night. If you love the sound of that hit the interested button so we can gauge numbers. Share with all your friends and family! Please note this is a 18+ event. Payment for tickets are to made in…
When: 24 March 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: 24 March 2019, 9.00am to 2.00pm Where: Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurundi The Bobadil House Market will showcase a carefully selected range of talented stallholders who will offer quality, handmade, localish goods and fresh produce. Free activities for little people, coffee and catering, live entertainment, homegrown and homemade workshops, cooking with local produce demonstrations. For more information please visit michaelreidmurrurundi.com.au
When: 24 March 2019, 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Race Club is set to host the “Wild Card” meeting of the Country Championships on Sunday 24th March. Horses that run in one of the preceding regional races but are yet to qualify for the final in Sydney on Saturday 6 April 2019, will have the opportunity to contest the $50,000 prize money on offer for the coveted two remaining places in the Country Championships final. ​ The day will be promoted as a family friendly race day with plenty of entertainment for the kids. ​ The 2018 winner…
When: 28 March 2019, 10.00am Where: Muswellbrook Golf Club, Muswellbrook The Muswellbrook Cup Festival Charity Golf Day is fast approaching on Thursday 28th March (the day before the Muswellbrook Cup). Following will be the Muswellbrook Cup Calcutta with special guests including Terry Kennedy & Laurie Daley from the Big Sports Breakfast and Bulldogs Rugby League legend Terry Lamb! Proceeds each year go to a local charity. The 2019 beneficiary is the Upper Hunter Riding For The Disabled. Major sponsor of the event is Magic Millions. All the info with team nominations forms please click here.
When: 29 March 2019 12.00pm Where: Muswellbrook Race Club, Muswellbrook One of the Upper Hunter's 'must attend' social events in Autumn is incorporated into a progressive and exciting festival in Muswellbrook in late March. The Cup Carnival has moved from its Spring date to transform the ever growing Muswellbrook Cup Day to provide an unforgettable experience at one of the most picturesque 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 Autumn style. The always popular JTS…
When: 30 to 31st March 2019, 3.00pm Where: Lake Liddell, Muswellbrook Dubs by the Lake is a VW car show. Activities VW limbo there will be awards for lowest bug, kombi, type 3, other Show and Shine. VW cruise, market stores, live music, swap meets. Lots of kids activities, rock climbing, Go karts, laser tag, sky diving and much much more. Come along and have a great time. $5 for a VW for two days, $5 for limbo event. All money raised will be donated to Where There’s a Will foundation. Big thank you to GJs by the lake for…
When: 09 April 2019, 6.30pm Where: Scone Arts & Crafts Hall, Kingdon St, Scone The lecture: Fran Wachtel will talk about the realities of surviving off her creative wits for 35 years and the journey it has taken her on. The lecturer: Fran studied ceramics in Melbourne in the late 70's spending time working at commercial potteries at Berwick, Omeo and Weddenburn. She moved to western New South Wales in 1983 where she set up a pottery specialising in small ceramic sculptures. In 1988 she began dabbling in bronze and pewter with Glen Young of Precious Possessions. In 1990 she…
When: 13 April 2019, 8.30am to 12.30pm Where: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Scone Scone Country Markets will be back in April to enjoy autumn in the park. Lots of great stalls to pick up a gift or two. Sausage sizzle, ice blocks, face painting and other kids activities plus live music and busking. To book a stall please call 6540 1300.
When: 13 to 14 April 2019, 9.00am Where: Rosedale Equine Complex, Murrurundi Since its inception in 1949, the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION has existed first and foremost to promote and support education and to develop the essential attributes of leadership, dedication, commitment and responsibiity in high school students from the United States, Canada and Australia. While preserving the western heritage, the NHSRA teaches its student members to maintain the highest regard for each other and their livestock. 2019 will be the 20th anniversary for the Australian High School Rodeo Finals and it will be held in Murrurundi. There will…
When: 13 to 17 April 2019 Where: Merriwa Showgrounds, Merriwa The 2019 NSW State Sporting, Campdrafting, Team Penning, Mounted Games & Team Sporting Championships will be held from the 13th of April to the 17th April 2019 in Merriwa, Zone 7. Schedule, merchandise and more information to come. 
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: 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: 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: 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.