Featured Events

No other region does an outdoor concert or wine festival quite like the Hunter Valley. Signature events like Jazz in the Vines & Lovedale Long Lunch have been running for over 20 years.
Read on below about some of the featured annual events that are happening this year in the Hunter Valley.


Wollombi Wild Ride

7:00am - 12:00pm
September 5, 2015

The Wollombi Wild Ride is an adventurous mountain bike ride through some of the most picturesque countryside in Wollombi, the Lower Hunter Valley. The race has three categories, a 15 kilometre, 30 kilometre and 60 kilom...

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Father's Day BEER-BQ & Yenda Benda Lunch

12:00pm - 3:00pm
September 6, 2015

Celebrate Dad this father's day with an American style BEER-BQ lunch & YENDA BENDA Enjoy $6 Yenda Beers! Buy 2 get one free! (Yenda Pale Ale, Yenda Red Mid Ale, Yenda Hell) $69 per adult / $35 per child 13 - 16 years...

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Voices in the Vines

3:00pm - 10:00pm
September 12, 2015

Choir V (Five) and special guest Michael Power (keyboard) present a program of sublime unaccompanied ancient music, smooth modern jazz arrangements and a fabulous medley of hits from Les Misérables. Superb local singers...

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Budfest at Briar

11:00am - 4:00pm
September 19, 2015

The Budfest at Briar Festival is back for its second year, on Saturday September 19th 2015 from 11am.  The festival is an opportunity to celebrate budburst, and to highlight that enjoying wine is about simple pleasures...

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King of the Hunter

September 25 - September 27, 2015
Witness the launch of Ultra4 Racing in Australia at the spiritual home of Tuff Truck and the Milbrodale Mountain Classic in New South Wales Hunter Valley. Ultra4 is unlimited, 4 wheel-drive endurance racing with the marr...

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Rose Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens

October 11 - November 16, 2015
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 at H...

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Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral

10:00am - 5:00pm
October 11, 2015

On the second Sunday of October (October 11th), Hunter Valley Uncorked will be landing on the sunny shores of Balmoral Beach. For the tenth year running, Uncorked brings together family and friends with food and wine. Hu...

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Dungog Festival

October 22 - October 25, 2015
Dungog Festival- October 22 - 25  The Dungog Festival is an event for all ages that celebrates the local community, offering a slightly quirky take on entertainment, lifestyle, heritage and food events held from October...

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Love on the Lawn - Wedding Fair

10:00am - 4:00pm
October 25, 2015

Love on the Lawn is Australia's first wedding festival! A chilled festival vibe and a relaxed day out for the wedding industry to showcase their products and services to happy brides to be.Now in its third year, Love on ...

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Sculpture in the Vineyards

October 31 - November 29, 2015
Celebrating 13 years in 2015, Sculpture in the Vineyards is Australia's largest outdoor sculpture exhibitionThe event features over 100 outdoor sculptures and exclusive boutique wines. Join Sculpture in the Vineyards to ...

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Jazz in the Vines

11:00am - 6:00pm
October 31, 2015

Jazz in the Vines is unlike any other Jazz concert in Australia. It's more a picnic with good friends, fantastic food and great Hunter Valley wines all wrapped up in the beautiful surroundings of the Brokenback Mountains...

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Christmas Lights Spectacular

November 7 - January 26, 2016
Over 250,000 lights have been added to this year's Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens ensuring that the event, with over 1.5 million lights in total, will be the best yet! The AUD80 million Hunter Vall...

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Neil Diamond at Tempus Two

3:00pm - 10:00pm
November 7, 2015

Neil Diamond at Tempus Two Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning Rock and Pop Singer/Songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on the highly anticipated Australian leg of the NEIL DIAMOND WORL...

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Fleetwood Mac at Hope Estate

10:00am - 10:00pm
November 14, 2015

The new tour will see the classic line-up of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie. The On With The Show tour also sees the return of John McVie, whose cancer diagnosis saw the ...

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Fleetwood Mac at Hope Estate

10:00am - 10:00pm
November 15, 2015

The new tour will see the classic line-up of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie and John McVie. The On With The Show tour also sees the return of John McVie, whose cancer diagnosis saw the ...

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Paul Kelly - A Day on the Green

3:00pm - 10:00pm
November 28, 2015

Legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly will bring his Merri Soul Sessions to A Day On The Green this November and December. The announcement comes after a well-deserved Helpmann Award, in which the icon...

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

7:00pm - 9:30pm
December 8, 2015

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience Basil, Sybil and Manuel continue their globetrotting exploits this year, popping up in over 20 countries. In December they’re returning for another well-earned break at Pokolbin. Th...

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Cold Chisel - One Night Stand Tour

6:00pm - 11:59pm
December 12, 2015

The legendary Cold Chisel have announced their One Night Stand tour of Australia, coming to Hope Estate on Saturday December 12th. They will be joined by The Living End. With a history that spans forty years and a re...

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