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. Christmas Lights Spectacular

    Thursday 8 December to Thursday 26 January 2017, Pokolbin

    Christmas Lights Spectacular is back in an even brighter and more traditional style. Santa has now finished adding his final touches to the scenery, so get ready to join Hunter Valley Gardens in the merriments and be...

    08 Dec -26Jan
  2. Hunter Wine Country Markets

    Saturday 10 December to Friday 29 December 2017, Pokolbin

    Hunter Wine Country Markets is held every Saturday. It is a boutique handmade market showcasing local artisans.When they have rain or winds you will find them trading inside De Bortoli Wines barrel room...

    10 Dec -29Dec
  3. Gloucester Farmers Market

    Saturday 10 December 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....

    10 Dec -14Apr
  4. Romeo and Juliet: Wollombi

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Wollombi

    It’s Summer and that means outdoor cinema time in Wollombi Village!!A screening of the incredible Baz Luhrmann re-imagining of Romeo and JulietMovie starts around 8pm (will be held in the Wollombi Community...

    10 Dec
  5. Pasione! Pasion

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Pokolbin

    A year after their stunning Kabaretti, Hungerford Hill Wines are proud to again present Opera Australia tenor Brad Cooper and pianist Brian Castles-Onions in an evening of song and celebration. An all...

    10 Dec
  6. Culture Club

    Saturday 10 December 2016, Pokolbin

    High off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews across the USA and Australia, Culture Club are coming back to Australia for another run of shows. Australia adores Culture Club – both the mayhem and success of...

    10 Dec
  7. Handmade in the Hunter Markets

    Saturday 10 December 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...

    10 Dec -25Nov
  8. Bach to the Bush

    Sunday 11 December 2016, Dungog

    Enjoy a pre-Christmas reverie with a recital of solo cello works by Johann Sebastian Bach and other baroque composers, performed by Anthony Albrecht. Anthony graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 2014 and...

    11 Dec
  9. Wollombi Markets

    Sunday 11 December to Sunday 8 October 2017, Wollombi

    The dedicated organisers of this not for profit market are honoured to establish a monthly market at the historic Wollombi Village. Their expectation is to offer a place where families and friends can leisurely enjoy...

    11 Dec -08Oct
  10. Laguna Markets

    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 artisans to showcase their...

    18 Dec
  11. Christmas Carols

    Saturday 24 December 2016, Rothbury

    Join The Vintage for "Carols Unplugged"! This year's host is Matt Purcell, one of Australia's rising stars, who has shared the stage with some of the Country's biggest artists. So bring your own...

    24 Dec
  12. Dungog Community Christmas Lunch

    Sunday 25 December 2016, Dungog

    A Christmas Lunch hosted by the Dungog Community Centre. Alone and no plans for Christmas lunch? Join them and have a scrumptious Christmas Lunch to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Day with all the trimmings of food, fun...

    25 Dec
  13. Movies under the Stars - Zoolander

    Tuesday 27 December 2016, Rothbury

    Bring your picnic rug and grab your spot on the Fairway Lawn at The Vintage and be entertained on the big screen!Soft drinks and alcohol will be served from the bar and ice creams, popcorn and lollies will...

    27 Dec
  14. Farmers Hotel New Year Celebrations

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Dungog

    Celebrate the New Year in with a live band at Farmers Hotel. It is sure to be a great night!The Farmers' hotel welcomes you with the coldest beer and heartiest meals. With friendly country service,...

    31 Dec
  15. Paterson New Year's Eve Festival

    Saturday 31 December 2016, Paterson

    Join Paterson for New Year's Eve at Tucker Park and enjoy an exciting evening of live music, fireworks and children's entertainment. There's carnival fun, singing, dancing, games, face painting and more for the kids....

    31 Dec
  16. Smokin n Blues Festival

    Sunday 1 January 2017, Rothbury

    Come and enjoy a smokin barbecue on New Years Day. On offer will be succulent southern delights including pulled pork, New York deli corned brisket, bacon bombs, and jalapeno poppers to name but a few!Live...

    01 Jan
  17. Mega Creatures

    Monday 2 January 2017, Pokolbin

    Immerse yourself in the land of the Mega Creatures at Hunter Valley Gardens these school holidays! See giant animatronic Mega Bugs and Dinosaurs on display including; T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus and...

    02 Jan
  18. Marvel Movie Marathon and Campout

    Tuesday 3 January 2017, Rothbury

    Join The Vintage for an action packed night with your favourite Marvel Superheroes! Bring your swag or tent and get comfy in front of the big screen for an action packed movie marathon campout!Tent...

    03 Jan
  19. Lennon: Through a Glass Onion

    Friday 20 January 2017, Cessnock

    Lennon: Through a Glass Onion is back in Australia following their sensational 16 week season in New York. The internationally acclaimed theatrical event celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon...

    20 Jan
  20. Thrashville

    Saturday 21 January 2017,

    From the creators of The Gum Ball, PigSty In July and Dashville Skyline comes Thrashville, an exciting new outdoor heavy music festival to be held in the glorious grounds of Dashville at Belford in the Hunter Valley,...

    21 Jan
  21. Slideapalooza Hunter Valley

    Thursday 26 January to Sunday 29 January 2017, Rothbury

    The event appropriately named Slideapalooza is set to transform Calais Estate Winery in the Hunter Valley into a summer waterslide festival, the first event of its kind that the world has ever seen in January 2017...

    26 Jan -29Jan
  22. Australia Day Maitland

    Thursday 26 January to Friday 26 January 2018, Maitland

    Australia Day in Maitland Park celebrates what’s special about this beautiful country, with this year’s event being all about the great Australian backyard. Join in the fun with a full day of activities including...

    26 Jan -26Jan
  23. Australia Day Cessnock

    Event dates to be confirmed: January 2017, Cessnock

    Enjoy a free breakfast, jumping castle, face painting, animal farm and music as part of Cessnock's Australia Day Celebrations at the East End Oval...

    Jan 2017

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