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. 10th Annual Long Tuscan Lunch

    Saturday 10 September 2016, Pokolbin

    Enjoy an Italian feast like no other! In it's tenth year, this Annual Long Tuscan Lunch has become an institution among regular attendees, members and locals.

    10 Sep
  2. A Day On The Green - The Return of the Sugar Man Rodriguez

    Saturday 19 November 2016, Pokolbin

    Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will be back in Australia for an extensive run of performances with his band this November and December, including a very special a day on the green...

    19 Nov
  3. Bulga Beats Festival

    Saturday 27 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Singleton

    Bulga Beats is a happening music, market and arts festival focusing on community, attracting people to the Hunter Valley and district while supporting and promoting sustainable industries, local...

    27 May -28May
  4. Graeme Connors

    Friday 4 November 2016, Cessnock

    Graeme Connors returns to the road featuring his best-selling number one Country Chart, two CD set - 60 Summers: The Ultimate Collection.
    The show is both a celebration of Graeme’s 60th...

    04 Nov
  5. Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars - Newcastle

    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 28 February 2017, Newcastle

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to a town near you...

    01 Nov -28Feb
  6. Emirates Park Scone Cup Carnival

    Friday 12 May to Saturday 13 May 2017, Scone

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    The biggest country racing carnival in Australia boasts nearly AUD2 million in prize money over the two days with stand-alone...

    12 May -13May
  7. Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival

    Friday 5 May to Monday 15 May 2017, Scone

    ***LATEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***
    Scone is the Horse Capital of Australia and the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival celebrates the place where horses reign and where...

    05 May -15May
  8. Port to Port MTB Race

    Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, Newcastle

    The Port to Port MTB is a four day stage mountain bike race across the iconic local scenery of Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter region. The race is designed to be fun and challenging for...

    25 May -28May
  9. Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival

    Monday 1 May to Friday 30 June 2017, Pokolbin

    Hunter Valley Wine and Festival, it's back and it's bigger than ever, now spanning over a two month period. It is the much anticipated annual event which showcases the region's diverse wine and...

    01 May -30Jun
  10. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Wednesday 27 July 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...

    27 Jul -17Dec
  11. Rosto Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

    Friday 9 June to Sunday 11 June 2017, Merriwa

    Celebrating 27 years on the June long weekend 2017, and with the theme of 'Cast Off', this year's Festival of the Fleeces will be one to remember.
    Street stalls bring a festive atmosphere...

    09 Jun -11Jun
  12. Hands on Trout, Salmon and Chocolate Cooking Classes

    Saturday 13 August 2016, Pokolbin

    Learn how to cook a Confit Trout, Crispy Skin Salmon and Chocolate Fudge Cake at Twine Restaurant with owner Matt Dillow. Class includes lunch and wine.

    13 Aug
  13. Gloucester Farmers Market

    Saturday 13 August 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...

    13 Aug -14Apr
  14. Hunter Wine Country Markets

    Saturday 30 July 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...

    30 Jul -17Dec
  15. Winery Long Lunch at Calais Estate

    Saturday 27 August to Saturday 3 December 2016, Pokolbin

    Calais Estate has created the unique experience you've been looking for - Winery Long Lunches. This is more than just a winery tour, it's the experience all wine lovers are after...

    27 Aug -03Dec
  16. Handmade in the Hunter Markets

    Saturday 13 August to Wednesday 28 December 2016, 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,...

    13 Aug -28Dec
  17. The Courtyard Market

    Sunday 31 July to Sunday 25 September 2016, Maitland

    The Courtyard Market is held each Sunday at Rutherford Shopping Centre from 8am to 2pm. It is your go-to place for a real coffee, some tasty food, and a wander through some arty stalls. You can...

    31 Jul -25Sep
  18. 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,...

    03 Oct
  19. Rail Motor Society Open Day

    Saturday 20 August 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...

    20 Aug -19Nov
  20. Laguna Markets

    Sunday 21 August to Sunday 18 December 2016, Hunter Valley

    Laguna Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month. With no site fee for stallholders, the Laguna Markets at the Great Northern Trading Post are an opportunity for local providores and...

    21 Aug -18Dec
  21. Snow Time in the Garden

    Sunday 25 June to Monday 17 July 2017, Pokolbin

    Chill out for the Winter school holidays on a 14 by 35 metre real Ice Skating Rink, 25 metre Ice Toboggan and play in the man-made Snow Play Zone! There will be lots of fun for the whole family...

    25 Jun -17Jul
  22. Dungog Team Penning Arena Sorting

    Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October 2016, Dungog

    Team Penning is a western equestrian sport that has evolved from farm and station work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport.

    Today it is a fast...

    22 Oct -23Oct
  23. Down Memory Lane

    Thursday 1 September to Thursday 3 November 2016, Dungog

    Down Memory Lane is a rare chance to enjoy classic Hollywood fare on the big screen.

    In 2016, the theatre will present:

    March - Roman Holiday (1953) with...

    01 Sep -03Nov
  24. Aberdeen Highland Games

    Saturday 1 July 2017, Aberdeen

    The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on first weekend in July each year and are run in conjunction with the Scottish Australia Heritage Council's Heritage Week.
    During the day a...

    01 Jul
  25. Denman Farmers Market

    Saturday 6 August 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,...

    06 Aug -03Dec
  26. Dungog Markets

    Saturday 6 August 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...

    06 Aug -03Dec
  27. The Olive Tree Market

    Saturday 6 August 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...

    06 Aug -17Dec
  28. Broke Village Community Market

    Sunday 7 August 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...

    07 Aug -04Dec
  29. Paterson Gallery Markets

    Sunday 7 August 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...

    07 Aug -04Dec
  30. Singleton Festival

    Tuesday 26 July 2016, Singleton

    The Singleton Festival is a dynamic biennial event that transforms the town into a visual, acoustic and delectable feast!
    The Singleton Festival is just as much about family fun as...

    26 Jul
  31. The Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize

    Tuesday 26 July 2016, Singleton

    The Coal and Allied Singleton Art Prize is one of the largest NSW country art shows and a major annual event on the cultural calendar of Singleton. It features a prize pool of over AUD23,000. On...

    26 Jul
  32. The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

    Saturday 17 September to Saturday 26 November 2016, Maitland

    The Olive Tree Art & Design Market and Maitland Regional Art Gallery have come together to showcase the region's most talented contemporary artisans, designers and gourmet food producers throughout...

    17 Sep -26Nov

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