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.


Maitland Taste Festival

March 7 - March 8, 2015
Maitland Taste Festival  Enjoy a host of entertainment and activities for all ages and interests including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrated Hunter Chefs, wine education and food matching sessions as well as w...

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Reg. Lindsay Rodeo & Music Re-union

12:00pm - 10:00pm
March 7, 2015

Reg. Lindsay Rodeo & Music Re-union  Gates open to the public at 12 noon and live entertainment will be presented by Lochinvar Music Club. Markets stalls, carnival rides, food and full bar will be operating. Rodeo a...

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The Eagles at Hope Estate

2:00pm - 10:00pm
March 7, 2015

Join the Eagles under the stars at Hope Estate as they take a journey through their remarkable catalogue of hits. Their unforgettable tunes and soaring harmonies will make this a night to remember. Watch this video to se...

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3801 Limited Heritage Train comes to Wine Country

8:00am - 10:00pm
March 8, 2015

Join us for a unique day of pure nostalgia and indulgence as the special heritage train departs from Sydney bound for wine country. Two famous Australian wine families McWilliam’s and Tyrrell’s are teaming up to give...

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Campfire Festival

March 13 - March 15, 2015
Hunter Valley Campfire Festival Hunter Valley winery Hope Estate has announced a brand new 3-day music festival for 2015.CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL will be held March 13-15th 2015 and is set to feature a top-class lineup of resp...

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Sacred Tree Markets

9:00am - 2:00pm
March 15, 2015

Spend a relaxing Sunday soaking up the vibrant country atmosphere at Sacred Tree Markets.  Featuring over 90 outstanding artists, traders, designers, growers, makers, healers and lovers of all things beautiful, all gath...

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Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience

6:30pm - 10:00pm
March 21, 2015

You truly can expect the unexpected as these three infamous hoteliers serve a three-course meal along with trademark Faulty service and a good dollop of mayhem. Not mentioning the war is somehow besides the point as you ...

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Black Dog 1 Day Ride

8:00am - 10:00pm
March 22, 2015

Black Dog Ride began in 2009 as one man's ride to raise awareness of depression, developing into national suicide prevention charity involving thousands of Australian motorcycle riders who've raised over $1,700,000 for ...

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Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding Fair

11:00am - 3:00pm
March 22, 2015

Hunter Valley Gardens Wedding Fair Once again Hunter Valley Gardens is making planning your wedding easy with their annual Wedding Fair from 11am – 3pm. Couples will be able to discuss options with our dedicated we...

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Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

March 27 - March 29, 2015
Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival The annual Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is all about Rock n Roll, Classic Cars, Hot rods, Fashion, Music, Dancing and everything good about the 50's and 60's. The weekend attracts around...

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Folk in Broke

10:00am - 10:00pm
March 28, 2015

Folk in Broke A not-for-profit community event, Folk in Broke is a boutique music festival in the township of Broke. Showcasing independent artists from around the Hunter and across the country with occasional touring a...

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Billy Idol - A Day on the Green

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

A DAY ON THE GREEN - BIMBADGEN Rock icon BILLY IDOL is returning to Australia and New Zealand for his first concert tour of Australia since 2002 and his first of New Zealand since 1987. The original punk turned global ...

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Easter Long Weekend

April 3 - April 6, 2015
Hunter Valley Gardens will be hosting a fantastic program of activities, entertainment and prizes over the Easter Long Weekend. During Easter Saturday & Sunday, join the Easter Bunny to search for lots of coloured eggs i...

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Rod Stewart at Hope Estate

3:30pm - 10:00pm
April 5, 2015

Rod Stewart at Hope Estate - Sunday April 5th  MUSIC legend Rod Stewart will bring his hits to the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate as part of an Australian tour next year. Following a summer of sold-out concerts, Stewart ...

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April School Holidays - Inflatable Fun Zone

April 7 - April 19, 2015
Hunter Valley Gardens are hosting the Inflatable Fun Zone these April School Holidays! Race and challenge your family and friends on 7 giant inflatables for all ages! Get lost in the Jungle Maze, squash your way through ...

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Rolling Green at Bimbadgen

10:00am - 10:00pm
April 11, 2015

Rolling Green at Bimbadgen Promoters of a day on the green have added a new show to their concert roster under the banner of Rolling Green.  As part of their Australian tour, The Black Keys will headline the first even...

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John Farnham & Olivia Newton John

10:00am - 10:00pm
April 18, 2015

John Farnham & Olivia Newton John at Tempus Two If too much classic (and cheesy) Australian pop is barely enough, prepare for double helpings as ageless icons John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John go on  tour together...

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Lovedale Long Lunch

May 16 - May 17, 2015
Lovedale Long Lunch This Hunter Valley event is a progressive-style lunch where food and wine lovers can feast and dance around seven Lovedale wineries over the third weekend in May each year. These Lovedale winerie...

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month

June 1 - June 30, 2015
HUNTER VALLEY WINE & FOOD MONTH Have you ever pictured yourself curled up by an open fire, glass of Shiraz in hand and rolling mountains nestled just outside your window as the sun sets on a crisp winter’s evening?...

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Snow Time In The Garden

June 20 - July 12, 2015
SNOW TIME IN THE GARDEN 20 JUNE – 12 JULY Chill out these school holidays on our 14 x 35 metre Real Ice Skating Rink, 25 metre Ice Toboggan and play in our man-made Snow Play Zone! There will be lots of fun for th...

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10th Winery Running Festival - Hunter Valley

July 25 - July 26, 2015
A major Recreational Running Festival staged in and around the vineyards of Pokolbin. Attracting 3000+ runners and 6000 spectators the event is now celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Events on offer include an Ultra Mara...

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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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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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