Hey there, wine lovers and adventure seekers! Spring is around the corner, and you know what that means – it's time to trade those cosy indoor hideouts for the great outdoors and embrace the sunshine with a glass of your favourite vintage in hand. And guess what? The vibrant Hunter Valley is blooming with events that'll make your spring even more spectacular than the flowers in your neighbour's garden. So, buckle up and get ready to dive into a world of wedding dreams, musical journeys, sausage dog parades, and more. Yep, you heard us right – sausage dog parades. Let's hop, skip, and sip our way through the incredible happenings this season!

Thrashville | 8-10th September

Ready to rock and roll with a slightly heavier vibe? Thrashville is roaring back to Dashville in the Hunter Valley, bringing head-banging tunes and electrifying energy. Get your metal horns ready for a weekend of music that'll make your hair stand on end... if you're lucky enough to still have any. Learn More

Postie Bikes Australia Nationals | 8-10th September

Attention all postie bike owners and enthusiasts – the Annual Postie Bike Australia Nationals are back and revving up for a weekend of two-wheeled excitement from September 8th to 10th, 2023. Celebrating these trusty bikes, which are the workhorses of Australia Post, the event promises a lineup of thrilling activities. Learn More 

Wedding Fair 2023 | 10 September

Calling all lovebirds and wedding enthusiasts! If you've ever dreamt of tying the knot in a place where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, the Wedding Fair 2023 is your golden ticket. Get ready to swoon over three jaw-dropping wedding venues and meet the Hunter Valley's crème de la crème of wedding suppliers. Who knows, maybe the universe will conspire to help you find the perfect vintage... we mean, spouse. Learn More

Broke Village Fair and Vintage Car Display | 10 September

Get ready for a day filled with vintage charm and community spirit at the Broke Village Fair and Vintage Car Display on September 10th, 2023. What began as a modest showcase of pride and joy for vintage bus and car owners has blossomed into a massive annual event that draws over 5,000 visitors. Learn More 

Oktoberfest at Harrigan's | 25 September - 2 October

Get your steins ready and prepare for the ultimate Oktoberfest experience at Harrigan's Hunter Valley! From September 25th to October 2nd, immerse yourself in the first-ever Oktoberfest celebration at this iconic venue. Indulge in a delectable array of food and drink specials inspired by traditional German delights, including mouth watering options like Pork Knuckle, Kransky, Bratwurst, and Wiener Schnitzel. Learn More

Amaze & Play in the Gardens | 23 September – 8 October

Got some little adventurers in tow? Hunter Valley Gardens is turning into a wonderland of fun, magic, and bouncing castles this spring! Unleash your inner detective as you search for lost creatures in the Spring Adventure Maze. And don't forget to keep an eye out for fairies and gnomes hiding in the Storybook Garden. Parents, brace yourselves for inflatable jumping castle chaos! Learn More

Dashville Skyline | 28 September - 1 October

Time to trade headbanging for some cosmic country vibes! Dashville Skyline is your ticket to a musical journey through time, from classic roots to modern indie hits. It's not just a festival; it's a laid-back, family-friendly musical picnic that'll have you tapping your toes and swaying under the open sky. Learn More

The Big 80's Party | 7 October

Get out your neon leg warmers and tease up that hair, because the Big 80's Party is taking you on a nostalgia-packed trip back to the era of cassette tapes and Rubik's Cubes. From retro DJs to epic 80's karaoke, you'll be dancing like nobody's watching (except everyone is, and they're loving it). Learn More

Dachshtober Longdog Festival | 15 October

For the love of sausage dogs! This event isn't just about adorable dachshunds; it's also about raising awareness and funds for a cause close to their little sausage hearts. Join the Longdog Dash, flaunt your dachshund's fancy dress, and maybe even set a world record for the most sausage dogs in one place. Talk about paw-some! Learn More

A Day On The Green Presents The Chicks | 21 October

Get ready to groove as global superstars, THE CHICKS, make their triumphant return to Australia this October. Following their sensational 2017 tour, THE CHICKS are set to captivate audiences once again with their enchanting melodies and harmonies. Join in the excitement on Saturday, 21st October 2023, as THE CHICKS make their a day on the green debut at the scenic Bimbadgen in Hunter Valley. Don't miss this unforgettable outdoor concert experience! Learn More

Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival | 28 October

Get ready for a flavorful explosion of music, beer, and mouthwatering delights at the inaugural Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival on October 28th. Maitland is set to be transformed into a haven for craft beer lovers, smoked meat enthusiasts, and blues music fans. With craft beer stalls, sizzling smoked meats, toe-tapping blues tunes, and even a hot dog eating contest, it's a festival that promises to tickle your taste buds and rock your senses. Learn More 

Cessnock Stomp Festival | 29 October

Who knew stomping grapes could be so much fun? The Cessnock Stomp Festival is where food, wine, community, and the good ol' grape stomp collide. With over 700 metres of festival goodness, it's a street party that promises to tickle your taste buds and get you stompin' to the beat. Learn More

Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival | 4-5 November

You've got your wine fix, now it's time for some hops and barley! The Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival is here to delight your taste buds with craft beer, delicious bites, and bluesy tunes. And if you're feeling adventurous, why not take on the hot dog eating contest? Time to prove that you've got both class and chomp. Learn More

Christmas Lights Spectacular | 3 Nov – 28 Jan

Who says Christmas is only for December? Extend the holiday cheer well into January at the Christmas Lights Spectacular. Immerse yourself in a twinkling wonderland that's sure to light up your Instagram feed brighter than a supernova. Santa might even ask you for decorating tips! Learn More

Ongoing Goodies

As if this lineup wasn't already bursting at the seams, Hunter Valley has even more to offer. From ongoing markets, art exhibitions, live music and trivia nights, there's no shortage of entertainment. So, whether you're an art aficionado or just here for the wine, Hunter Valley has got your spring sorted.

Remember, wine not only makes for a great sip but also a great trip. So, as you dive into these spring festivities, don't forget to swing by Ivanhoe Wines for a tasting experience that'll elevate your Hunter Valley visit from fantastic to downright unforgettable. To book a wine tasting experience at Ivanhoe Wines, just click here