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ALL of the short film submissions are all in and judges now have the tough task of wading through an unprecedented number of entries and selecting the winners. The fifth annual Blue Heeler Film Festival is just around the corner and there are five awards, and a host of great…
An exclusive experience in the Upper Hunter; The Australian Chamber Orchestra Concert and Long Lunch at Baerami Pines Retreat and Masterclass at the Conservatorium of Music Muswellbrook Thomas O’Neill of Baerami Pines Retreat is hosting two exclusive events featuring the internationally acclaimed Australian Chamber Orchestra at Baerami Pines Retreat this…
Rodeo royalty on show at Scone Charity Rodeo Australian champions and reality TV stars to saddle up for the 85th annual rodeo in Scone May 02 2017: The Ausure Scone Charity Rodeo is on this Saturday May 6 at White Park in Scone with the main event kicking off at…
Scone Charity Rodeo celebrates 85 years in 2017 The Ausure Scone Charity Rodeo is back on Saturday May 6 with White Park in Scone once again playing host for the best rodeo in the country. In 2017 the event is celebrating its 85th year since the first rodeo was held,…
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:57

'Run for Olivia' - Family Fun Run & Markets

“Run for Olivia” March markets move to Sports Complex for Family Fun Run and fundraiser A four kilometre Fun Run and community markets will be held Saturday, 11 March 2017 at the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual global event which recognises…
For spectators, the ability to get close to the action provides a thrill not experienced in large arenas. You are literally just metre from all events! Nestled at the foothills of the Liverpool Range and bounded by the Pages River, The Rosedale Horse Complex offers the perfect location for the…
2017 Country Championships Launched in 2015, the inaugural Country Championships proved a resounding success for the racing industry and generated unprecedented interest and coverage. An initiative of Racing NSW and supported by the Government of NSW, The Country Championships was created to support and promote NSW racing in country areas,…
Monday, 24 October 2016 00:00

Read up! Scone Literary Long Weekend

The Scone Literary Long Weekend will be held on the first weekend in November, starting Friday 4th and running through to Sunday 6th at the Scone Arts and Crafts Hall. Coined by local broadcaster and writer Phillip Adams, "Maintain the Page" is the motto for this rural writers and readers…
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 00:00

It's almost here! Blue Heeler Film Festival

The short film entries are in, the movie choices are finalised, and the judges are putting a whole lot of popcorn in their faces. The final countdown to the 2016 Blue Heeler Film Festival has begun! Our three judges are viewing the short film entries in all categories this week.…
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

Flock on up! Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

Do not miss out on a place at some of the most popular Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces events during the long weekend festival - 10 to 12 June 2016. The Merriwa Tyre & Service Centre ‘Fashions of the Fleeces’ First Night includes a fashion parade - supported by Australian…
It is touted as the Hunter's best street party. So, on the first Saturday in May, tempt your taste buds at the Upper Hunter Wine and Food Affair in Denman. Fantastic gourmet stalls from local producers and restaurants line Ogilvie Street, while the regions wineries offer tastings and great deals.…
The Scone & Upper Hunter horse Festival, which will run from the 5th to the 15th of May 2016, showcases the versatility of the horse and is sure to provide everyone with an opportunity to experience something completely different. This year's festival is themed 'Horses go to Rio' in celebration…
Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

Light it up! in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Light up your business for Christmas The big man in red is not too far away, and the Upper Hunter Shire Council is encouraging businesses across the Shire to get into the spirit by decorating their shopfronts! All businesses and retailers in the town centres of Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and…
Friday, 25 September 2015 00:00

2016 Upper Hunter Events

Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

Step in to artist's shoes

If you have always wondered what the life of an artist is like then Arts Upper Hunter has a seminar for you. Local art fans will have the chance to hear directly from a number of artists about what life is like as an artist. The Arts Upper Hunter's Artist…
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 00:00

2015 Aberdeen Highland Games Wrap Up

A record crowd of more than 5000 poured through the gates for the 16th Aberdeen Highland Games. Spectacular sunshine greeted those who'd travelled far and wide for the Scottish festival. Sixteen bands travelled from across the state, winning huge applause for their performances in individual competitions and in the massed…
Upcoming Race Meetings at Scone Race Club Friday 17 July, 2015 Sunday 9 August, 2015 Friday 28 August, 2015 - HTBA Protect Our Industry Race Day Friday 25 September, 2015 - Tradies Day Friday 16 October, 2015 Tuesday 27 October, 2015 Monday 23 November, 2015 - Australian Hotels Association Race…
Thursday, 11 June 2015 00:00

Scone Country Markets

Scone Country Markets are on again this Saturday the 13th of June from 8.30-2.00pm. There is a variety of arts and crafts stalls as well as the Simpson Variety Bash Car...get a photo with the Simpsons! The markets are held on the front lawn of the Scone Visitor Information &…
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces is on this June Long Weekend! Festival of the Fleeces is celebrating 25 years this weekend at Merriwa with 3 days of family fun and entertainment. The Festival is Merriwa's largest event attracting over 5000 visitors from all over the state who come to experience…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00

Short Circuit Cancer Hunter Valley

GET ACTIVE IN YOUR SUPPORT On Sunday 23 November 2014, James Estate - Baerami is hosting Short Circuit Cancer – a six-hour mountain bike relay to raise funds for local charity CanTeen, who work to support young people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer. It's a family…
Organisers of the inaugural Scone Literary Long weekend say the event was such a success, they are in no doubt it will be held again next year. Hundreds attended a range of events across the weekend, including a debate on the Future of the Printed Word and a historic walk…
The Devil Ark Advocates and three cute Tasmanian joeys will be appearing at the Global Village Motorfest from 9am – 2pm on Sunday 9th November 2014.At the Global Village Motorfest and Fair, enjoy the cars, motorbikes, trucks, stationary motors and military vehicles. Trade and produce stalls, food and refreshments will…
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00

Jane Rutter brings "An Irish Fantasy" to Gundy

Free Spirit Classical Flutist Jane Rutter plays gold, silver, wooden flutes, and Irish whistles in lyrical, enchanting concert. Based around her #No1 Album: Fire and Water: An Irish Fantasy. Jane’s hauntingly beautiful flutes evoke the romance of the old country as she enchants audiences with this Irish classical concert. Undoubtedly…
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

Polo in the Paddock coming to Scone

This year’s Spring Carnival is set to be a bonanza with Scone Polo Club teaming up with Event Mangers; Polo in the Paddock (Olivia Morgan) to present a spectacular weekend of Polo, food and wine. The Dougal Archibald Cup will consist of eight teams battling it out over three days…
Monday, 08 September 2014 00:00

Cycle to a horse stud

Cycle into Spring on Sunday, 14 September for NSW Bike Week. Whether you are a biking beginner or a lycra-wearing, Cadel Evans fan, you are invited to join this free, fun family day. Take a two hour ride to Cressfield Stud or take the kids on a loop of the…
The germination of an idea for a writers' festival began when I was unexpectantly invited to listen to some readings from the Warrah Writers' Group late last year. I had never attended one of these functions before and was relieved upon arrival to discover that I knew some of the…
What a great August weekend for this years events - tremendous weather with 85 horses in competition. The weekend kicked off Thursday night (2 days before the event started), with 21 horses already on the ground. By Friday night 65 camped over. Others arrived on Saturday morning for the 8:30am…