Hunter Valley Events in and around Wollombi

There are a range of events held around Wollombi each year, from Markets and Art Exhibitions, to Charity Golf Days and Fun Runs. The major events each year are:

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October 2014

Paintings and Mosaics - An Art Exhibition


Date: Saturday, 18 October 2014 - Sunday, 02 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi NSW

New works from three longstanding and popular exhibitors, Kaye Lovie, Carole McDonald, Mary Francis: mosaics, paintings in oils, acrylics and pastels, highlighting nature in landscapes, wildlife and flowers.

OPENING: 5pm Saturday 18th October. Join us for refreshments and live music.

EXHIBITION: Open weekends 10am to 4pm.

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Paintings and Mosaics - An Art Exhibition

Justin Ngariki @ GNTP


Date: Friday, 24 October 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

Justin Ngariki is a well known local Newcastle guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and we are very pleased to welcome him back to Laguna.

Justin Ngariki has played in numerous bands and toured around Australia since the mid 1990s, including Stomp Bucket & Yiante. Justin Ngariki has had his music featured in movies and before shows such as Tap Dogs. Justin was named ABC Music Artist of the Year in 2006 and promises to deliver an amazing live show.

Rose’s heroic food will feature pre-show and our fabulous bar is open til late.

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Justin Ngariki @ GNTP

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014 - Sunday, 30 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Various Locations throughout the Wollombi Valley, Wollombi NSW

The Hunter Valley’s largest sculpture festival, the spectacular Sculpture in the Vineyards in the Wollombi Valley, is back again for 2014. This year’s edition will be bigger than ever, with more events, tours and an exciting new Sculpture by Night event.

We are thrilled to announce that over 60 artists will be exhibiting their work across 4 stunning vineyard venues, from Saturday 25th October to Sunday 30th November 2014.

Now in its 12th year, Sculpture in the Vineyards has grown to become the leading art and social event in the Wollombi Valley. Sculpture in the Vineyards delivers an exciting, educational and eclectic range of special events and collaborations with our local tourism partner, Ngurra Bu Indigenous tours, art galleries and societies such as Maitland & Cessnock Regional Art Galleries, Art Gallery of NSW and Wollombi Arts Council for the Small Sculpture exhibition, at Wollombi’s Old Fire Shed Gallery from the 8th to the 23rd November.

“We are thrilled to see Sculpture in the Vineyards growing each year,” said Tara Morelos, Co-Director of the event. “The landscape of the vineyards is the perfect backdrop for some of the most innovative sculptures in the country, and we have so many satellite events that make this festival unique to the Hunter Valley.”

Many of the participating artists are award winners and they hail from all over Australia. The host vineyards, Wollombi Village Wines, Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Wollombi Wines and Undercliff Winery, are all leading wine makers and have a wonderful range of local wines to enjoy whilst you are strolling through the beautiful vineyards admiring the sculptures!”

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Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014

Wollombi Tavern Woodchop


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

Heats and Finals commencing 10.30am on Saturday 25th October, continuing all day until around 4-5pm, in the NSW Wollombi Tavern Championship Title Chop.

Neville Craft Memorial Point Score on all Handicap events – Ladies Nail Driving Competition – Underhand, standing block, tree felling, and sawing events single handed and double.

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY EVENING AT THE WOLLOMBI TAVERN

Bring a Blanket or a Chair – Bistro open all Day – Great Family Fun Day

Email the Wollombi Tavern for more information or phone 02 4998 3261 ~

Wollombi Tavern Woodchop

Jazz in the Vines


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Tyrells Vineyard, Pokolbin NSW

As always there is a fantastic lineup of artists at this years Jazz in the Vines. James Morrison and the Big Band featuring Leo Sayer, Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows, Galapagos Duck, Emma Pask, Lisa Hunt, the Australian Army Band and the Rehab Brass Band.

Book your Hunter Valley concert accommodation in Wollombi, and your transport with Rover Coaches.

Jazz in the Vines

Sculpture in the Vineyards Exhibition Opening


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Cedar Creek NSW

The Hunter Valley’s largest sculpture festival, the spectacular Sculpture in the Vineyards in the Wollombi Valley, is back again for 2014. This year’s edition will be bigger than ever, with more events, tours and an exciting new Sculpture by Night event.

Join us at Stonehurst Cedar Creek Vineyard at 5pm where Destination NSW Chairman and local resident, John Hartigan will give the opening address, followed by food and music into the evening. This is a FREE event and all are welcome.

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Sculpture in the Vineyards Exhibition Opening

Sculpture in the Vineyards Opening Night Music w/ Doggn it Blues @ Wollombi Tavern


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

One of the premiere events in the Wollombi Valley is Sculpture in the Vineyards along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail & the Wollombi Tavern is doing it’s bit to keep the opening day celebration going by hosting some fantastic rhythm & blues on the beer garden stage.

Doggn It is a blues Duo with players Graeme Druce on Guitar & John Cupit Blues harp.They are an Australian team, playing blues together since 1985.

Together Doggn it sing & play their way through a range of original material, which provides a commentary on Australian issues ranging from what it feels like to wake up in the Australian bush in Life you choose, Logging timber by hand at the turn of the century in Shiftn logs, to living through the depression on the Hungry Mile, Global issues in songs like CEO blues, through to Blues standards like Trouble in mind & the Human condition with songs Bruised not broken & Devil at your door & unsatisfied woman blues.

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Sculpture in the Vineyards Opening Night Music w/ Doggn it Blues @ Wollombi Tavern

Sculpture in the Vineyards Picnic Day


Date: Sunday, 26 October 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Wines, Wollombi NSW

The Hunter Valley’s largest sculpture festival, the spectacular Sculpture in the Vineyards in the Wollombi Valley, is back again for 2014. This year’s edition will be bigger than ever, with more events, tours and an exciting new Sculpture by Night event.

Come to Wollombi Wines for a day of fun in the vineyards for the whole family. Sculpture workshops and activities for kids, free tours, live music and a sausage sizzle. All welcome, bookings not required.

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Sculpture in the Vineyards Picnic Day

Sunday Arvo's @ Wollombi Tavern


Date: Sunday, 26 October 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

Sunday Arvo’s @ Wollombi Tav is a new series of events being held at the iconic Wollombi Tavern in the beautiful Lower Hunter Valley village of Wollombi.

These aren’t your usual Sunday Sessions – they’re indie & an opportunity to listen to some great music on the grass … if you’re so inclined you can even pull up your swag & camp for FREE behind the Tavern.

Steve Smyth is a singer-songwriter who originally hails from the South Coast of New South Wales, but is best described these days as a world citizen. His live performances have to be experienced to be believed. Every performance is an event, every song a statement. He has a habit of putting a smile on every face in in the room, and encouraging previously unplanned whooping to erupt en masse. Having toured nationally and internationally with the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia and Lanie Lane, from the smallest hole in the wall to the grandest theatre, Steve Smyth IS the show.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

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Sunday Arvo's @ Wollombi Tavern

Wollombi Boots n Ballgowns


Date: Friday, 31 October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Wollombi village, Wollombi NSW

For a fantastic Aussie bush experience, visit the historic town of Wollombi in the lower Hunter Valley, only 90 minutes north of Sydney and 60 minutes south west of Newcastle on Friday 31st October for the inaugural Boots ‘n’ Ballgowns dinner dance!!

Enjoy the historical roots of this town and be immersed in country hospitality as this rural retreat comes alive with our bush heritage. Traditional dances will be called by none other than the icons of traditional Aussie bush music, the legendary Bushwackers who are guaranteed to get the whole place jumping!

In true bushie style, dinner will be a 2-course spit roast affair featuring beef from the bullock spit, lamb on the spit and all the trimmings, plus good old fashioned country home-made desserts, tea and coffee. A well stocked bar will be in order selling beer, wine, sparkling and spirits (please note that this is an over 18’s event only and ID will be required). Bar tickets can be purchased both online with your tickets, and on the night.

The dress code? Boots and Ballgowns of course!!!

ACCOMMODATION
If you’re planing to make a weekend out of it, there’s free unpowered camp sites at Wollomb Tavern (with toilets but no shower facilities) and a range of Wollombi accommodation, from luxury guesthouses to bush retreats.

TRANSPORT
Book the mini-bus so you don’t have to worry about driving. Only $10 per person for a return transfer within 10kms of Wollombi village. The bus will pick you up before Boots ‘n’ Ballgowns, and return you home safely at the end of the night. Transfers can be booked online with your tickets.

Tickets are only $65 per head. BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

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Wollombi Boots n Ballgowns

November 2014

Wollombi Small Farms Fair


Date: Saturday, 01 November 2014 - Sunday, 02 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi village, Wollombi NSW

A fun-filled family friendly weekend in the historic village of Wollombi, Hunter Valley. The Wollombi Small Farm Fair showcases many of the unique qualities of this friendly village, including:

  • Arts, crafts and local produce market stalls
  • Wine tasting
  • Small Farms Trade Show
  • Scarecrow Competition
  • Mower Mardi Gras
  • Animal Exhibits including a visit from Hunter Valley Zoo and Mobile Animal Farm
  • Great Wollombi Bakeoff
  • Lantern Parade
  • Classic Car Display
  • Wollombi Valley Fire Brigade Parade and Blessing of the Fleet
  • Stitch n Bitch Knitting and Crochet Competition
  • Wollombi Tavern Rose Competition
  • Live music
  • Endeavour Museum Open Day.

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Wollombi Small Farms Fair

Twilight Tours of Aboriginal Rock Carvings


Date: Saturday, 01 November 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Tennis Club, Wollombi NSW

Join experienced Ngurra Bu Aboriginal guides on a tour of ‘the map site’ at Finchley in Yengo National Park. The map site is a very significant rock engraving site used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years in traditional lore and ceremony. The tour will begin with a smoking ceremony after which guests will be guided over the site and have its meaning and significance explained. Guests will also have the opportunity to hear dreaming stories and ask questions about the history of Aboriginal people in the Wollombi Valley.

This bus tour is $60 per person includes tour guide, wine and cheese watching the sun set over Mt Yengo. (2 hours + travel time  – approx 45 minutes each way)

When: Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd November. Meet at Wollombi Tennis Courts at 4pm.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – BOOK ONLINE!

Twilight Tours of Aboriginal Rock Carvings

Wollombi Small Farms Fair Saturday Night Celebration w/ Mar Haze @ Wollombi Tavern


Date: Saturday, 01 November 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

The Wollombi Small Farms Fair is held annually on the first November weekend & this year they’re going all out with 2 great nights of music.

Friday night is the inaugural Boots n’ Ballgowns where you can get your bush music fix with the legendary Bushwhackers & on the Saturday night you can dance the night away at The Tav with the mighty Mar Haze.

Fresh from a triumpant show at the Wollombi Music Festival these fine bunch of musicians will have you dancing from the moment they get on the stage. They sound like summer – joyful, upbeat & funky.

Camping is FREE at the Wollombi Tavern so park up for the weekend & enjoy Wollombi Valley hospitality.

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Wollombi Small Farms Fair Saturday Night Celebration w/ Mar Haze @ Wollombi Tavern

Melbourne Cup @ GNTP


Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

Melbourne Cup Day is nearly here and if last year’s shenanigans are anything to go by, it’s going to be another huge day at Great Northern Trading Post.

Kicking off with our GNTP bubbles on arrival, our delicious catered luncheon includes the ever popular seafood buffet. There will be games. There will be sweeps. There will be prizes including of course the Best On Ground on the day. Our favourite resident DJ Abracadabra will be on hand throughout to keep the dance floor jumping. No doubt, there will also be some horse racing on the TV too.

Tickets are $55 and bookings are essential for Cup Day. Give us a buzz on 4998 8244 or drop in to reserve your spot. We’ll certainly be getting all frocked up and see you there!

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Melbourne Cup @ GNTP

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Wollombi Tavern


Date: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

Join us for a VIP event at Wollombi Tavern. Fresh Seafood Buffet with a complimentary glass of bubbles – only $46 per person.

Afternoon of fun with lots of laughs. Petrina’s delicious sparkling cocktails available. Sweeps available until 2.30pm. Join in the Hat Parade. Games and Prizes, see Dennis for his racing tips.

Bookings Close Sunday 2nd November. Phone 02 4998 3261 to book. No BYO.

Contact the Wollombi Tavern to find out more ~

Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Wollombi Tavern

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