What's happening in the Upper Hunter

SHOWCASE: The Hunter Valley Art Fair will be held at Pokolbin Community Hall on the June long weekend.
SHOWCASE: The Hunter Valley Art Fair will be held at Pokolbin Community Hall on the June long weekend.

The Hunter Valley Art Fair

June 12-13: Pokolbin Community Hall, 128 McDonalds Road

On the back of last year's successful debut, the Hunter Valley Art Fair will return to Pokolbin Community Hall on the Queen's Birthday long weekend. The inaugural art fair was held on the Labour Day long weekend in 2020, attracting about 1200 visitors over the three days. The Hunter Valley Art Fair will run at Pokolbin Community Hall on the June and October long weekends in 2021, open from 9am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday, and 9am to 1pm on the public holiday Monday. Entry is free.

Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival

June 19: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Wines from more than 40 of the Hunter Valley's wineries will be available for tasting at the event, which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The Festival will celebrate the end of the drought, a fine 2021 vintage, and highlight the increasing diversity of wine styles being produced in the Hunter Valley. Live entertainment will be offered during the day. Bookings via www.huntervalleywinefestival.com

FUN AND FRIVOLITY: The Aberdeen Highland Games is set to return on July 3 after its cancellation last year due to Covid-19.

FUN AND FRIVOLITY: The Aberdeen Highland Games is set to return on July 3 after its cancellation last year due to Covid-19.

Aberdeen Highland Games

July 3: Jefferson Park, Aberdeen

Covid-19 forced the cancellation of the Aberdeen Games last year and has lead to some alterations to the usual program of events for this year. Despite the restrictions, the event is sure to continue to be a major drawcard for the area and promises to be just as fun. The Ceilidh and Tug O War won't return in a bid to ensure the safety of people during the pandemic however, there will be plenty of frivolity with the pipes and drums, highland dancers and kilted warriors all returning. This year will be a ticketed event to comply with current restrictions. for more information visit: www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com/

FUN TIMES: Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival returns to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on June 19.

FUN TIMES: Hunter Valley Wine & Beer Festival returns to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley on June 19.

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