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Published May 19th 2016
Have fun in the Wine Country with these events
This June wine country of New South Wales will be hosting an array of fun, exciting and entertaining array of events for everyone to enjoy.
See the list below for June Events across the picturesque Hunter Valley:
1. Food and Wine Month: Twine Restaurant Cooking Classes
When: 4, 11, 18 & 25 June 2016 Where: Twine Restaurant, located at Wynwood Estate, 310 Oakley Creek Rd, Pokolbin Cost: $95pp Details: This 'tasty' hands-on event will feature a cooking class where you will learn everything you need to know about cooking with Trout, Salmon and Chocolate. Costs include lunch and wine. Click here for website. 2. Hunter Valley Wine Festival When: 4 June 2016
Where: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, 430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale Cost: $20pp- ticket includes 5 tasting tickets & Children under 18yrs old free. Details: Enjoy this delightful event with the Festival bringing together the region's best wineries, beer and cider, tastings, fine local food, entertainment, family-friendly activities and more. Click here for website.
3. Broke Village Community Market
When: 5 June 2016
Where: Wollombi St, Broke
Details: This Market will include great stalls which will include local gourmet produce, back-of-ute veggies, toys, handmade gifts, sample local winning wines, BBQ, and more.
4. Food & Wine Month: Paella Cooking Classes
When: 5- 26 June 2016: 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: The Verandah Restaurant, 151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin
Details: Part of the Food & Wine Month this tasty event will include a 'hands-on' Paella cooking class. The cost includes entree, Paella making (eat your own creation) and dessert. Click here for website.
5. Paterson Gallery Markets
When: 5 June 2016
Where: Paterson Art Gallery, 21 King St, Paterson
Details: At this creative event you will find a range of stalls selling an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, collectables, variety of produce, handmade treasures, homemade goodies, entertainment and more.
6. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
When: 9 June 2016
Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock
Details: This event will feature some of the best local home-grown talent and international superstars with comedian performances. This event is suited for people aged over 15yrs. Click here for website.
7. Back to Back Wool Challenge
When: 12 June 2016: 8am-4pm
Where: Tocal Homestead Grounds, Paterson
Cost: Gold coin donation- all funds go to Cancer Research.
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase a day of fun with the competition commencing at 9am. There will be family-friendly activities, workshops, knitting, knitting races, textile crafts activities, entertainment, blacksmithing demonstrations, shearing demonstrations, raffle, stalls, food and more. Click here for website.
8. Wollombi Markets
When: 13 June 2016
Where: 2978 Paynes Crossing Rd, Wollombi
Details: There will be over 100 stalls including local produce, art & craft, plants, fashion, tools, bric-a-brac, and more. Click here for website.
9. Celtic Illusion Show
When: 14 June 2016: From 8pm
Where: Performing Arts Centre, 198-202 Vincent St, Cessnock
Cost: Adults: $64.90pp, Concession: $54.90, Children (3-15yrs): $45.90 & Family of four: $210
Details: Experience an electrifying night with this cultural event of modern Irish dance with elements of contemporary, commercial jazz and acrobatic styles. Click here for website.
10. Cheese Lovers Festival
When: 25 June 2016
Where: The Sebel Kirkton Park, 336 Oakley Creek Rd, Pokolbin
Cost: Tickets start from $20pp - for all ticket pricing see website.
Details: This indulgent festival will showcase a day of all things cheese with food, beverage, entertainment, stalls, craft beer, showcases of cheese, workshops, festivities and more. Click here for website.
11. Ladies Night
When: 30 June 2016
Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, 198 Vincent St, Cessnock
Cost: Adults: $38pp & Concession: $34pp
Details: This is the perfect girls night out with this event based on a story of four unemployed guys, motivated by 'The Chippendales' to form a male stripping act to make some fast cash. Be sure to add this event to the calendar. Click here for website.