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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April 2015

Inside Art 2015


Date: Friday, 03 April 2015 - Sunday, 19 April 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi NSW

This is the 11th annual exhibition of Inside Art, featuring a wide range of art works by inmates of Cessnock and Muswellbrook Correctional Centres.

OPENING: Join us on Friday 3rd April 2015 at 6pm

This popular Wollombi event provides creative motivation and encouragement for inmates and raises self-esteem. It also fosters a constructive approach to re-entry to society and to reducing re-offending. Most works will be for sale. Come and enjoy the variety and originality of this Art from the Inside.

EXHIBITION:  Open over the Easter Long Weekend, and continuing until Sunday 19th April 2015 from 10am to 4pm, weekends and Public Holidays.

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Inside Art 2015

The Jessica Few @ GNTP


Date: Friday, 03 April 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna NSW

Inspiring the term “folk-jazz power trio,” The Jessica Stuart Few is turning heads as one of the freshest groups to emerge from Canada’s creative indie music scene.

With the 2014 international Independent Music Award for “Best Album” under their belts and described by the band themselves as ” Stereolab throwing a party with Joanna Newsom & Erykah Badu at Led Zeppelin’s house. In Japan.” this is one not to be missed.

Alternative/folk singer Marta Pacek is released her acclaimed album, Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms last year and has graced our stage before. Pacek began her career writing and recording with iconic Australian musician Mark Seymour. From there, she has gone on to release two acclaimed albums, win Best International Artist at the Barrie New Music Festival in 2009 and Best Alternative-Country song for her single “A Girl Gets By” at the Canberra Country Music Awards. we’re delighted to welcome her back.

This will be a magical night of gorgeous music, join us for dinner from 6pm.

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The Jessica Few @ GNTP

Rod Stewart @ Hope Estate


Date: Sunday, 05 April 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Hope Estate, Pokolbin NSW

“Hot off the heels of a spectacular summer of sold-out concerts and rocking the opening of the Commonwealth Games before a worldwide audience of more than 1.5 billion viewers, Rod Stewart today confirmed that he’s bringing “The Hits,” to Australia and New Zealand in 2015, playing at Hope Estate on Sunday April 5th.

Joining Rod on the Australian leg of the tour is local legend James Reyne.  Performing hits from both Australian Crawl and his extensive solo career, James is no stranger to the top of the charts, selling in excess of 2 million albums since 1979 and boasting hits such as Reckless, Boys Light Up and Motor’s Too Fast.  James Reyne will set the vibe for a massive night of back to back hits from both artists.”

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

Rod Stewart @ Hope Estate

Wollombi Markets


Date: Monday, 06 April 2015
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 Markets

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke


Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015 - Sunday, 12 April 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Broke village, Broke NSW

Rejoice in all that is A Little Bit of Italy in Broke. Indulge in the bella Broke Fordwich Wine Region for fun and gusto at this two day event that gives visitors to the little known and tranquil destination the opportunity to enjoy a great Italian fiesta and experience mouth watering gourmet delights, which have long been the world’s envy! It’s Italy without the airfare!

Now in its 10th year, the festival that started out as a private dinner catered by an Italian chef has grown into a celebration of all that is wine, food, music, family and community, coloured by the enthusiasm associated with the Italians’ enjoyment of these things.

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A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

My Father's Table - Middle Eastern Extravaganza


Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Blair Athol, Wollombi NSW

In April join Rita from My father’s Table and become part of creating an authentic Middle Eastern Extravaganza! Learn ho to make tabouleh, hummus, babaganoush, kibbe, kafta and shaklish. Book an extra seat for your partner or friend to join the feats at 3pm. This workshop is about sharing recipes, traditions and food.

Only 12 places available – Book Online Today!

My Father's Table - Middle Eastern Extravaganza

Wollombi Cattle Sales


Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015
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

'Rolling Green' featuring The Black Keys


Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015
Time: 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: Bimbadgen Winery, Pokolbin NSW

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 events of its kind with Spiderbait, Band Of Skulls and Bad//Dreems in support.

Roundhouse Entertainment promoter Michael Newton said: “a day on the green has found its place but there is no reason younger audiences should not see bands they want to see in the beautiful environments that have made a day on the green such an established event for an older crowd.  The Black Keys is the perfect band to launch Rolling Green.”

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

'Rolling Green' featuring The Black Keys

Hawaiian Beach Party


Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Laguna Hall, Laguna NSW

This year’s Autumn Ball takes us back to the 60’s for a Hawaiian Beach Party! There will be lots of fun and games, a great surf party band so be ready to dance, limbo, hula hoop comp, raffles, lucky door prize and a hotdog shack as well as the very popular photo booth! So dress up and come along to a great night with all funds raised for Laguna Public School. This is an over 18 event and BYO.

Tickets are $25 from Wollombi General Store and GNTP or $30 at the door.

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Hawaiian Beach Party

John Farnham and Olivia Newton John @ Tempus Two


Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Tempus Two Winery, Pokolbin NSW

Dainty Group is proud to announce Australian superstars John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John will perform with the Farnham band and a 60 piece orchestra in a co-headlining tour across Australia in April 2015 on the Two Strong Hearts Tour presented by Telstra Thanks.

Australia’s much-loved legends will perform a set together and solo sets on The Two Strong Hearts Tour to ensure all their hits spanning 5 decades are showcased for fans on this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. Book tickets online.

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

John Farnham and Olivia Newton John @ Tempus Two

Laguna Market Day


Date: Sunday, 19 April 2015
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.

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Laguna Market Day

Anzac Day Dawn Service


Date: Saturday, 25 April 2015
Time: 5:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Anzac Reserve, Wollombi NSW

You are invited to join the local community at the Anzac Reserve Dawn Service, to commemorate this historical day. The Dawn Service is followed by a hearty country breakfast courtesy of the Wollombi Tavern.

Anzac Day Dawn Service

May 2015

"Butterfly Dandy" - A Valley Artists production


Date: Friday, 01 May 2015 - Saturday, 09 May 2015
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Laguna Hall, Laguna NSW

Coming to you in May 2015 from Valley Artists Inc

A musical written by Alana Valentine, directed by Dain Southwell and starring real-life husband and wife team Daz Philip and Fiona Migan-Philip, “Butterfly Dandy” tells the story of ageing soubrette Miss Mirabella Martin.

It’s 1905 and Australian woman have just secured the right to vote, but the only thing on Mirabella’s mind is securing a spot with the King of Tivoli, Mr Harry Rickards. Rickards is traveling the country searching for new acts for his internationally renowned Tivoli Circuit. With the help of her accompanist Tommy, Mirabella works to develop a new act with some surprising and quite unexpected results.

Performances: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 May from 8pm (show starts 3pm on 3 May)

Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $20. Available from GNTP and Wollombi General Store or phone 4998 3419

Packages: Matinee Lunch Package 3 May GNTP, Dinner Package at GNTP before each evening performance.

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"Butterfly Dandy" - A Valley Artists production

Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road


Date: Saturday, 02 May 2015
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Devine’s Hill, Wisemans Ferry NSW

‘Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road’ tells the stories of the convicts and characters that worked and died building the road.

Written by Steven Hopley and directed by Jerry Retford, the play offers an honest, touching, and at times funny, look into the intriguing history of this world-heritage listed site.

Winners of NSW Central Coast Tourism Awards two years running and finalist in NSW, this is a wonderful way to experience colonial history in situ.

Find out more and Book Tickets Online ~

Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road

Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road


Date: Saturday, 02 May 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Devine’s Hill, Wisemans Ferry NSW

‘Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road’ tells the stories of the convicts and characters that worked and died building the road.

Written by Steven Hopley and directed by Jerry Retford, the play offers an honest, touching, and at times funny, look into the intriguing history of this world-heritage listed site.

Winners of NSW Central Coast Tourism Awards two years running and finalist in NSW, this is a wonderful way to experience colonial history in situ.

Find out more and Book Tickets Online ~

Convict Footprints on the Old Great North Road

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