Hunter Events

The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s premier wine regions, producing world-class, high-quality wines that are enjoyed all over the world. The many vineyards and accommodation options in the area make the Hunter region the perfect place for a weekend away enjoying the culinary delights from the local producers from local restaurants.

When planning a trip to the Hunter Valley, in order to experience all the region has to offer, there are many Hunter Valley events worth including in your itinerary. Don’t miss the many regional markets, including the Gloucester Farmers Markets, which showcase the fresh produce of the farmers in the region, the Handmade Hunter Markets and the Hunter Wine Country Markets, both held in Pokolbin. The Hunter also hosts New Year's Eve and Australia Day celebrations, with events and activities taking place throughout the region, with long list of family friendly activities to boot.

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  1. The Listies 6D

    Thursday 29 September 2016, Cessnock

    Australia's most sort after kids' comedians, The Listies star in The Listies 6D (it's twice as good as 3D), a comedy show all about the movies.Expect haunted backpacks, stunt driving ninja nans,...

    29 Sep
  2. Mattara Festival of Newcastle

    Friday 30 September to Monday 3 October 2016, Newcastle

    Mattara - Festival of Newcastle is a celebration of, and by the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, through a diverse range of skills and performances, at the picturesque Newcastle Foreshore. Dance, theatre, sculpture...

    30 Sep -03Oct
  3. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Friday 30 September to Saturday 17 December 2016, Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Wednesday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef,...

    30 Sep -17Dec
  4. Spring Festival

    Friday 30 September 2016, Pokolbin

    Spring Festival is an event designed to immerse visitors in a visual and sensory experience they will never forget. There are over 250,000 annuals planted throughout Hunter Valley Gardens along with fabulous...

    30 Sep
  5. Light Bites and Tasty Treats

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 9 October 2016, Pokolbin

    Four actors, nine plays and a fresh look at life’s really big issues.Nine bite-sized Aussie comedies answer all your seriously important questions, like: Is it okay to eat in McDonalds overseas? Is postmodern art...

    30 Sep -09Oct
  6. This is Not Art

    Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2016, Newcastle

    This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a free annual festival of experimental and emerging arts that has happened in Newcastle, Australia since 1998. Each year, thousands of people gather in...

    30 Sep -02Oct
  7. Hunter Wine Country Markets

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Pokolbin

    Hunter Wine Country Markets is held every Saturday. It is a boutique handmade market showcasing local artisans.Stalls include fashion, food, jewellery, local produce, handmade soaps, candles,...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  8. Octoberfest

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Dungog

    No booking needed, just roll up and enjoy the fun and music at Oktoberfest.At a reasonable price enjoy some delicious German food, sausages, sauerkraut, goulash and plenty more. Beer, wine, and...

    01 Oct
  9. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 17 December 2016, Newcastle

    The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's leading contemporary art and design market, home to over 140 contemporary artisans. Launched in 2008, Olive Tree has become one of the regions most popular events,...

    01 Oct -17Dec
  10. Handmade in the Hunter Markets

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 25 November 2017, Pokolbin

    Handmade in the Hunter Markets - discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made, and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans. The markets are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, and Saturday and...

    01 Oct -25Nov
  11. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 3 December 2016, Denman

    The Denman Farmers Market is a genuine producers market in the heart of the Hunter Valley, held on the first Saturday of the month.Located a short drive from Muswellbrook, Denman offers the best in...

    01 Oct -03Dec
  12. Rockin' For West Papua - Newcastle

    Saturday 1 October 2016, Newcastle

    Rockin’ For West Papua is a worldwide music, arts and cultural festival of events raising awareness of the genocide and human rights abuses on the indigenous people of West Papua, presented by Rize Of The Morning Star...

    01 Oct
  13. Dungog Markets

    Saturday 1 October to Saturday 3 December 2016, Dungog

    On the first Saturday of the month (except January), local farmers and artisans bring their fresh, seasonal produce and handcrafts to the Dungog Market.Stalls include handmade arts and crafts, jams...

    01 Oct -03Dec
  14. Broke Village Community Market

    Sunday 2 October to Sunday 4 December 2016, Broke

    Broke Village Community Market is on the first Sunday of the month. The little market with great stalls - for the community, by the community.You will find everything from local...

    02 Oct -04Dec
  15. Paterson Gallery Markets

    Sunday 2 October to Sunday 4 December 2016, Paterson

    Paterson Gallery Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month and present an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, and collectables. Set in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office, you...

    02 Oct -04Dec
  16. Wollombi Markets

    Monday 3 October 2016, Wollombi

    Visit historic Wollombi on the holiday Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day for this great market of over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools,...

    03 Oct
  17. The Island of Doctor Moron Film Screening

    Thursday 6 October to Friday 21 October 2016,

    “The Island of Doctor Moron has breathed new life into live musical theatre. I witnessed this show work its magic on a full-house audience. The energy the show produces is irresistible; it is destined to captivate...

    06 Oct -21Oct
  18. Newcastle Light the Night

    Friday 7 October 2016, Newcastle

    Every day 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancer. You can bring a little light into their lives by supporting a Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night walk. Raise funds and walk with them this October to help...

    07 Oct
  19. Mining and Engineering NSW (M&E NSW)

    Saturday 8 October to Monday 10 October 2016, Newcastle

    M and E NSW is at the coalface of NSW mining, giving exhibitors direct access to the rapidly growing coal mining sector of the Upper Hunter Valley. It is a must attend event for all buyers, specifiers and...

    08 Oct -10Oct
  20. Opera in the Vineyards

    Saturday 8 October 2016, Pokolbin

    Opera in the Vineyards is one of Australia’s beloved annual events, celebrating wine, food and opera! This year will see its debut at the stunning Roche Estate (formerly Tempus Two), located right in the heart of...

    08 Oct
  21. Gloucester Farmers Market

    Saturday 8 October to Saturday 14 April 2018, Gloucester

    Get fresh with Gloucester Farmers Market on the second Saturday of each month! Discover Gloucester’s fresh food treasure and stock up on foods that will give you energy, vitality and a twinkle in your eye....

    08 Oct -14Apr
  22. A-League - Newcastle Jets Home Games

    Sunday 9 October 2016, Newcastle

    The history of football in the Newcastle region has created a love for good quality football, a desire to watch a team that will give everything they've got, and a hope to see a strong club from the region aim for...

    09 Oct
  23. DiG Festival

    Thursday 13 October to Friday 14 October 2016, Newcastle

    Newcastle, the capital of the Hunter Valley, will play host to the DiG Festival and Conference.Design and Interactive and Green-tech equals DiG.The Australasian DiG Festival and Conference will...

    13 Oct -14Oct
  24. Oktoberfest at Hollydene

    Saturday 15 October 2016,

    Come and enjoy a Traditional German Oktoberfest celebration at the beautiful Hollydene Wines this October.An a la carte menu with Löwenbräu Beer on tap will make for the perfect celebration. Book a table...

    15 Oct
  25. Spring Food and Wine Celebration

    Saturday 15 October 2016, Pokolbin

    Join Pepper Tree Wines as they celebrate their Spring Food and Wine Celebration within the Pepper Tree grounds. Bring a picnic rug, relax with some Pepper Tree Wines, and enjoy a casual lunch by The Cellar,...

    15 Oct
  26. Rose Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

    Saturday 15 October to Sunday 13 November 2016, Pokolbin

    Take the opportunity to see Hunter Valley Gardens blooming with millions of blooms, throughout the annual Rose Spectacular. See 35,000 rose bushes in over 125 different varieties. The majority of the roses are grown...

    15 Oct -13Nov
  27. Rail Motor Society Open Day

    Saturday 15 October to Saturday 19 November 2016, Paterson

    The Rail Motor Society Open Day is held on the third Saturday of each month. It is an opportunity for the general public to view the operations of the Rail Motor Society Depot and Museum at Paterson. ...

    15 Oct -19Nov

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