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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September 2014

9th Emerging Artist Awards


Date: Friday, 26 September 2014 - Sunday, 12 October 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi NSW

Wollombi Valley Arts Council (WVAC) invites entries from all emerging artists of any age in any medium! The WVAC is a non-profit volunteer community group that manages the Wollombi Cultural Centre for the artistic and cultural needs of the community. The WVAC’s role is to foster the arts.

It is a condition of this agreement that the exhibitor will pay the $10 entry fee, thereby, also becoming a member of the WVAC for the current year. Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors the awards for 2014 will total $4,000.

OPENING NIGHT: Friday 26 September from 6.30pm. All welcome for nibblies and drinks.

EXHIBITION: Open weekends 10am – 4pm, from 26 September – 12 October.

Find out more about the Wollombi Cultural Centre ~

9th Emerging Artist Awards

Wollombi Music Festival Launch Party


Date: Friday, 26 September 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

Now in it’s 5th year, Wollombi Music Festival is a day & night of great Australian music, awesome markets, fantastic food & heaps of creative surprises.

But before that we have our Friday night epic Launch Party at the Wollombi Tavern & then the Recovery Sunday. Both these events are FREE & open to those going to the festival or not, but do come to the festival!

The Friday night sees 2 great bands with 1 set from A Girl’s A Gun & 2 sets from the grooviest Afro-fusion band around Bakoomba. Not only do we have a great night of music but we will also have a very special & quirky welcome ceremony – so bring a drum & join in!

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Wollombi Music Festival Launch Party

Wollombi Music Festival


Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Location: Wollombi Music Festival, Wollombi NSW

MUSIC ON 2 STAGES – MARKETS – FOOD – CAMPING – WORKSHOPS

KIDSFEST – STREET PERFORMERS – THE BIG TOP – AFTER PARTY

Now in it’s 5th year, Wollombi Music Festival is a day & night of great Australian music, awesome markets, fantastic food & heaps of creative surprises.

2014 line-up: Claude Hay & The Gentle Enemies – King Tide – Benny Walker Band – The Ninth Chapter – The Peep Tempel – Frank Sultana & the Sinister Kids – Holly Who – Shaun Kirk – Big Erle – The Morrisons – Mar Haze – TravelaZ – Adam Miller – Tim Usher Band

Located 2 minutes outside the historic village of Wollombi, at 2758 Wollombi Rd (next to Wollombi Wines) in a field looking up into the mountains – just 1.5 hrs from Sydney, 1 hr from Newcastle & the Central Coast.

Find out more and buy your tickets online ~

Wollombi Music Festival

Wollombi Music Festival Recovery Session


Date: Sunday, 28 September 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi NSW

Now in it’s 5th year, Wollombi Music Festival is a day & night of great Australian music, awesome markets, fantastic food & heaps of creative surprises.

But before that we have our Friday night epic Launch Party at the Wollombi Tavern & then the Recovery Sunday. Both these events are FREE & open to those going to the festival or not, but do come to the festival!

We are joined for Recover Sunday by the funky duo Prestige Inc. These guys are the perfect Sunday arvo vibe & we’ll also be getting a few locals on stage for an all-star jam to round off the festival weekend.

Find out more ~

Wollombi Music Festival Recovery Session

October 2014

Muso's Jam & Open Mic Night @ GNTP


Date: Friday, 03 October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

It’s been way too long between drinks for the prodigious local talent in this fair Valley so we’re very much looking forward to yet another great Friday night @ Great Northern Trading Post with our next Musos Jam.

Our jam night is always a cracker and kicks off as every Friday night does, with Rosa’s awesome dinner menu available from 6pm.

We’re also putting a shout out to any unheard acts to get down to GNTP & show us your stuff! Solo, duo, trio, band or juggler – we don’t mind. GNTP Jam night is the perfect place to showcase what you’re about in front of an appreciative audience. If you’re keen to play just drop us a line via the page.

Find out more ~

Muso's Jam & Open Mic Night @ GNTP

Laguna Long Weekend Blues @ GNTP


Date: Sunday, 05 October 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

We’ve thrown together something really special for the Long Weekend ~ Laguna Blues.

Pulling together some remarkable talent from around these parts and beyond, Laguna Blues will be an afternoon of exceptional blues music played the old fashioned way.

We’ll be open throughout the long weekend for brekky, lunch and dinner as well as the odd bevvy.

Find out more ~

Laguna Long Weekend Blues @ GNTP

Wollombi Labour Day Market


Date: Monday, 06 October 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Saleyards, Wollombi NSW

Visit historic Wollombi on the holiday Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day for this great market of over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more.

This market attracts thousands of visitors to the beautiful countryside of the Wollombi Valley in the lower Hunter. Wollombi is just over an hour from the outskirts of Sydney and Newcastle and 30 minutes from Cessnock.

As each market is run by volunteers from a different local community group, they benefit a cross section of this small rural community, including the Wollombi Bush Fire Brigade and Wollombi Public School P&C.

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Wollombi Labour Day Market

The Milestones @ GNTP


Date: Friday, 10 October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

The Milestones are a rock’n’roll band. They play a lot of songs from the sixties (because music was better then) however, rather than being treated as museum pieces, these tunes are given room to breathe, being played with passion, virtuosity (Nick Raschke on guitar…) and three part harmonies. Even the drums are pretty good.

Currently well into the seventh year of their Friday night residency at the Wickham Park Hotel in Islington, The Milestones have become one of Newcastle’s most popular bands. As such they are also pretty bloody happy to get out of town for a change and can think of nowhere better for it than the Great Northern Trading Post at Laguna (one of the better places in the world) on October 10.

Join us. Grub will be up from 6pm and the bar will be more than open throughout.

Find out more ~

The Milestones @ GNTP

Wollombi Spring Picnic


Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Grays Inn, Wollombi NSW

Join us in the beautiful Grays Inn garden for the Wollombi Spring Picnic!

Tickets are only $60 per couple, which includes live music by Dr Don’s Double Dose from 12-3.30pm, choice of 2 tasty picnic hampers from Panino Restaurant, and a glass of Noyce Brothers Wine on arrival.

Bookings are essential, and are available by phoning the Noyce Cellar Door on 02 4998 3483 or email.

Wine is available for purchase from Noyce Brothers Wine. No BYO wine.

Find out more ~

Wollombi Spring Picnic

Wollombi Cattle Sales


Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Saleyards, Wollombi NSW

Come along and watch the action at the monthly Wollombi Cattle Sale – 1pm on the second Saturday each month.

Wollombi Cattle Sales

Historic Ghost Tour


Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Endeavour Museum, Wollombi NSW

Come and experience Wollombi after dark. Wollombi is filled with historic sites rich in convict relics and early settler stories dating back to the 1800?s, almost every building has a ghost story waiting to be told. Come along and join Renata Daniels (from Newcastle Ghost Tours) well known medium/psychic and our local historians as they walk back in time through Wollombi Village. Enjoy stories of the PAST with a cuppa and a scrumptious treat in front of a fire.

Cost is $80 per person – BOOK TICKETS ONLINE. Dinner and Accommodation Package available.

Find out more ~

Historic Ghost Tour

Laguna Market Day


Date: Sunday, 19 October 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

Our lovely Laguna Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month in our carpark area from 10ish.

With no site fee for stallholders, the Laguna Markets at the Great Northern Trading Post are an opportunity for local providores & artisans to showcase their wares in a gorgeous country market.

Your trash may be someone else’s treasure, so we welcome new stallholders every month.

Tim the Barber will be here for haircuts or to trim your manly beard in the top shed. Bare NaturesKin will be open showcasing their stunning handcrafted soaps and scrubs. Tarot on the Tank will be available as well as massage, bric a brac, beautiful jewellery and homemade wares from a variety of local stallholders. We offer fabulous bacon & egg rolls and our always great coffee for brekky, as you meander through the stalls.

Stay around for a spot of lunch in the sunshine and join our talented locals for our monthly acoustic jam, kicking off at 1.30pm. This is sure to be a great day out.

Find out more ~

Laguna Market Day

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.

Find out more ~

Justin Ngariki @ GNTP

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014


Date: Saturday, 25 October 2014 - Sunday, 23 November 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Various Locations throughout the Wollombi Valley, Wollombi NSW

Featuring over 100 outdoor sculptures and exclusive boutique wines, join us and enjoy the hospitality and natural beauty of these exceptional venues and the breadth of talent from our selection of artworks along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail.

Over 300 artists have exhibited with us over the years including some highly distinguished practitioners as well as experimental and emerging artists. We encourage and celebrate diversity in practice while maintaining an ethical and environmentally sustainable exhibition and events giving artists the opportunity to share their work with the general public, and giving art and wine lovers the chance to experience something truly unique.

A visit to Sculpture in the Vineyards offers a chance to explore beyond the scenic Great North Road and delve into hidden corners of this picturesque valley. The Wollombi region is rich in history, ranging from Aboriginal rock engravings to the convict built Great North Road and historic buildings of the Wollombi village.

Find out more ~

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

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