The Upper Hunter and Local Events
Sandy Hollow Music Festival
1st of April 2017 from 3pm to midnight
FEATURING Mental As Anything
Soundscapes, Dirty utility, Mariah Band, Suspex, Millstreem
Liquor and Food available on the night
Tickets $80 including free camping
Book online at ticket booth https://www.ticketbooth.com.au/
The Upper Hunter Show
March 11-March 13th 2016
Featuring Showing of livestock from Chooks to Horses, a great day/night out. Plenty of rides and attractions for the kids, and we can't forget the rodeo. Demolition Derby 2016 featured one of the largest Derbies in quite a while, fun for everyone to watch. Motorbike trick riding, woodchop and so much more.
Details Phone: (02) 6541 2014 www.upperhuntershow.com.au
Sandy Hollow (Westpac Helicopter) Horse Ride
Saturday 16th Of April
Sandy Hollow WESTPAC horse ride, be awoken to the sound of hundreds of hooves along the road, Sandy Horse Ride takes brave, supportive, adventure seeking riders through the bush on their trusty mounts, the horse ride always has something new, an adventurous time for all horse riders. Finishing the day with a band, auction and much more fun. Horses and riders will usually travel 25-30kms depending on weather conditions.
Phone: Mick Turner (02) 6547 4457 or Michelle Moon 0458 111 791
Merriwa Cup- Horse Racing in Merriwa
23 April 2016
Get the Country Feeling - Merriwa Race Club
Contact: Phone 6541 1699 Email: email@example.com
Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival
MAY 5 - MAY 15 2016
"For more than thirty years, one of the most unique spectacles has taken place in the historic town of Scone in celebration of the role the horse has played in the development of this beautiful area. The Scone and 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." - http://www.sconehorsefestival.com/#!festival/cjg9
Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival Committee
PO Box 405, Scone, NSW, 2337
Event info - Scone Visitor Information Centre: (02) 6540 130
Upper Hunter Wine & Food Affair
May 7 2016
- Over 45 Gourmet Wine and Food Stalls. The biggest in the events history
- Five live bands performing on two stages from 11am
- Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Ironman Challenge, Wipe-out Mechanical Surfboard,Facepainting , Sparkles the Clown plus loads more for the kids.
- Local favourite band 'Burn and Carrots' on the Park Stage from 1:30pm
- A monster Woodchop with over 25 competitors from around Australia
- Helicopter Joy flights over picturesque Denman
- Low level fly-over aerobatic show at 11:15am" - http://www.upperhunterwineandfoodaffair.com.au/
p 0412 551 438
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces 2016
10-12th June 2016
"The Merriwa Festival Of The Fleeces has been as major Upper Hunter event since it's creation in 1990. Established to promote the best of agriculture that Merriwa has to offer with a focus on the history if the Merino Sheep and how it's industry shaped a community" -http://www.festivalofthefleeces.com.au/
The festival has so much fun for the whole family, with attractions for the kids, stalls for everyone, shows for the family, and entertainment for all. Watch the traditional running of the sheep with red socks! Don't forget the fireworks!
A true unique country experience that will leave a smile on your face.
Aberdeen Highland Games
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Jefferson Park, Aberdeen, NSW
"The Games begin with a parade of bands, clan representatives and others that leads into the Massed Band Salute and Chieftain's Address that officially opens the day. Throughout the day there will be fun for all the family - there will be Highland and Country Dancing, Pipe Band displays, Strong Man events with the Tartan Warriors to enjoy as well as tug-of-war, egg tosses, three-legged races, and the famed Kilted Dash to participate in. A multitude of stores and stands will surround the area selling all manner of Scottish heirlooms and souvenirs, clothing and garb, and food and drink to complete your day." - http://www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/
Denman Charity Horse Ride (WESTPAC)
"Bring the family and your horse to Denman on the 1st Saturday of September to participate in a great fund raising event to help the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Hosted at the Denman Pony Club grounds, the day begins at 8.00am with a 20-25km horse ride with the rest of the day filled with auctions, live entertainment and refreshments.
Breakfast, morning tea and lunch available.
Phone: Norm (02) 6547 2318, Mick (02) 6547 2377" - http://www.visitdenman.com.au/events-festivals/
Tuesday 08 November 2016
"Welcome to this wonderful collection of magnificent vehicles of every era, of every make and model and from all parts of the Globe who have made their home in Muswellbrook and elsewhere in Australia. New and old and under construction...
At the Global Village Motorfest and Fair, enjoy the cars, motorbikes, boats, trucks, stationary motors and military vehicles.
Trade and produce stalls, food and refreshments on site.
Proudly presented by The Upper Hunter Motoring Association." -http://www.visitnsw.com/events/the-global-village-...