Hunter Valley Concerts and Events
Pokolbin Village is located within a short walk to the concert and event venues of Hope Estate & Tempus Two (adjacent to Pokolbin Village), the Hunter Valley Gardens and only a 5 minute drive from Bimbadgen Estate and Tyyrell's Vineyard.
Pokolbin Village also offers return shuttle transport to and from local event locations for your convenience. Enquire with Reception for booking details.
Handmade Hunter Markets
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Saturday, December 30, 2017
Kevin Sobels Wines, Pokolbin
These local markets have the reputation for being the longest running, 100 per cent handmade market in the winery area. In fact, it is one that tour buses regularly plan into their itineraries. Every item in every stall is handmade by the person selling it to you and they love to talk about their work and ideas. They take great pride in the fact that when you buy something from here, you are taking a little bit of the Hunter home with you. The markets are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, Saturday and Sunday of long weekends, plus 'special event' markets.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Hope Estate, Pokolbin
With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it’s “one more time for Suzi” as she returns in February 2017 for her 31st National Tour.
Suzi will bring ANDY SCOTT from The Sweet on guitar and vocals, and DON POWELL from Slade on drums. They will perform as QSP for the opening act. The trio have a new album “QSP” to be released in October. Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing all the HITS for the second half of the show, IN HER LEATHER JUMPSUIT, OF COURSE.
Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.
Red Hot Summer Tour
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Roche Estate, Pokolbin
For almost a decade the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR has been smashing records across regional Australia, bringing some of the biggest Aussie Rock headliners to Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia. After a swag of sell-out shows throughout the summer of 2016, the iconic festival tour is back in 2017 with another stellar bill featuring the legendary ICEHOUSE, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Shannon Noll, Dragon and Pseudo Echo.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The legendary Barry Gibb, the In The Now Tour will showcase a generous selection of Bee Gees songs, global hits that resonate so strongly with local audiences to this day. Blending perfectly alongside solo material from Barry's brand new studio album, In The Now, it is a live set to satisfy even the most ardent fan. 'In The Now' (out now through Sony Music Australia) is only the second solo release of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees' final studio album in 2001.
The shows will feature the same outstanding band that impressed audiences on the Mythology Tour in 2013, including Barry's son Stephen on guitar - this is a concert event not to be missed
Easter Long Weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens
Friday, April 14, 2017 - Monday, April 17, 2017
Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road Pokolbin
Hunter Valley Gardens will be hosting a fantastic program of activities, entertainment and prizes over the Easter Long Weekend. During Easter Saturday and Sunday, join the Easter Bunny to search for lots of coloured eggs in the Giant Easter Egg Hunt. Every child will receive a gift of Easter chocolate at the completion of the hunt.
The Grape Escape
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Get ready for a stellar line up of some of Australia’s greatest and best loved bands as they prepare to rock the Hunter Valley at The Grape Escape!
This show promises to deliver all your favourite Australian superstar rock acts on the one stage, as Hope Estate proudly presents The Grape Escape. Music, food and wine – they go hand-in-hand and there are few things more pleasurable than experiencing them all at once.
The Grape Escape will be a super filled afternoon with some of Australia’s most well-loved bands gracing the stage: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Ratcat, Steve Kilbey of The Church, GANGgajang, The Allniters, and The Kids.
Love in the Vines
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Lindeman Estate, Pokolbin
Not just another 'wedding expo' - Love in the Vines, brought to you by 'Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner' magazine is an amazing, unique and creative Hunter Valley wedding festival!
On the day you can expect live music and free entertainment, to be pampered in the Pamper Pavilion, free workshops and seminars, fashion parades, prizes and goodie bags, food stalls and woodfired pizzas, wine tastings and much, much more!
Grapest 5km Run
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Domaine de Binet 469 Lovedale Road, Hunter Valley, NSW.
You've never run a race quiet like this one! The latest crazy thing to hit Australia is the Grapest 5K Run... sip happens!
They’re going to take you on an outdoor evening adventure… a fun run with a cork-stopping twist. Imagine running through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk - a five kilometre or 10 kilometre sunset run - followed by a one kilometre wine tasting walk! One kilometre, four wine tasting stations, eight beautiful wines.
It is just long enough to get the heart rate up if that’s your thing, short enough to suit the more laid-back adventurer, and just right for everyone! Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great time out, the Grapest 5K Run is a race like no other. Whatever you prefer, you will never have another experience like the Grapest 5K Run! And then let’s party... stay as the sun sets… play, take a tour, kick back, and have a blast with live band, 'Hurricane Fall'
Lovedale Long Lunch
Saturday, May 13, 2017
A two day wine and food extravaganza in Lovedale - the heart of the Hunter Valley.
Take part in the progressive style lunch where you can sample gourmet foods from local restaurants and fine wine from a selection of Lovedale wineries and vineyards.
Wineries to visit:
Emma's Cottage Vineyard
Wandin Hunter Valley
Snowtime in the Gardens
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Monday, July 17, 2017
Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin
Chill out for the Winter school holidays on a 14 by 35 metre real Ice Skating Rink, 25 metre Ice Toboggan and play in the man-made Snow Play Zone! There will be lots of fun for the whole family with a giant snow globe, games, warm beverages and hearty food. Plus see the Husky dogs and the amazing ice sculptor carve something incredible on the weekends.
Love on the Lawn Wedding Festival
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Hope Estate, Pokolbin
Love on the Lawn is Australia's first wedding festival! A chilled festival vibe and a relaxed day out for the wedding industry to showcase their products and services to happy brides to be.
Now in its fourth year, Love on the Lawn is a fair with a distinct difference, a beautiful setting and diverse wedding vendors on display. The festival is a visual feast of colour and creativity with expert advice, live entertainment, wine tastings, food sampling, celebrity MCs and fashion shows.
The girls can take in a fashion parade and the boys can grab a beer in the man cave whilst getting measured for a suit.
Find all your wedding vendors in a chilled day out in the vines. What's not to love!
Folk In Broke
Sorry. We are fully booked for this event.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
McNamara Park, Broke
Described as "Intimate Musical Glory at its Sweetest Roots” Folk In Broke is returning to picturesque McNamara Park Broke on Saturday September 30, 2017
With a musical footprint encompassing folk, blues, country, roots & world it’s sure to be a huge celebration in Broke!!
Rose Spectacular @ Hunter Valley Gardens
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
Broke Road, Pokolbin
Take the opportunity to see Hunter Valley Gardens blooming with millions of blooms, throughout the annual Rose Spectacular. See 35,000 rose bushes in over 125 different varieties. The majority of the roses are grown at Hunter Valley Gardens are of the fragrant variety, after all, a rose without perfume just isn't a rose! Includes rose talks and demonstrations.
Dates yet to be confirmed.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017
Newcastle’s cutest export DJ Mason Andrews and Central Coast local Daniel Turner are locked in as the talent for the Saturday night party with more Australian acts to follow shortly.
Get in early and book your Hunter Valley accommodation early.. year one saw more than 600 people visit the festival and numbers are set to rise!
The official events for year two will be consolidated over three days – here’s the beginnings of the festival calendar;
•Friday 20th October – Welcome Dinner at Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen 7pm
•Saturday 21st October – Pokolbin Pride Party from 6.30pm to 1am
•Sunday 22nd October – Recovery Party 12-4pm
•Sunday 22nd October – Closing Reception 5pm – 7.30pm.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Enjoy a spectacular ballooning adventure, flying with around twenty colourful balloons, then indulge in a delicious champagne breakfast on the deck at Peterson's Champagne House.
Balloons will take to the skies over the beautiful Hunter Valley at sunrise on the mornings of one weekend only in October to delight passengers and spectators alike.
2017 Dates to be confirmed.
Christmas Lights Spectacular
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Friday, January 26, 2018
Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin
Now in its eleventh year, Christmas Lights Spectacular has become a family tradition and it's on again with millions of Christmas lights on display! With sound and light displays, live entertainment and a special appearance from Santa, this is an event for all ages.
Also up until Christmas, have your photo taken with Santa by a professional photographer. Special night rates apply. Accommodation packages available.