Bar & BBQ Festival to go ahead this weekend with sizzling lineup.

Ms Manning said Aussie FMX will be doing meet and greets and endless demonstrations, the Hot Wheels team will be doing plenty of stunts and Paul Bennett Airshows will be performing each day as well.

"There's lots to taste, lots to see, lots to do and lots to learn," she said.

"We've got live music and entertainment throughout the entire weekend, both indoors and outdoors and an abundance of food trucks and market stalls, so plenty of food options to purchase throughout the day.

Hunter Events Bar & BBQ Festival | Newcastle gig & event guide

Attendees are set to experience an action-packed weekend spanning two incredible days of nonstop live entertainment, including show-stopping performances from Aussie FMX Motocross and The Hot Wheels Stunt Team, BBQ cook-offs, amazing food, award-winning breweries, wineries and distilleries, market stalls and much more. This event caters for all ages from the littlest to the oldest and will not disappoint.

Cessnock Carols in the Park Christmas celebration

Country music star Tara Naysmith will host Cessnock Carols In The Park when it returns this December. After a three-year hiatus.

“After a tough few years for our community, it’s great to have Carols in the Park back. An event like this is a perfect way to bring us all together and mark the end of the year. We’re lucky to have such a wonderful event, with great family entertainment,” Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Jay Suvaal said.

Introducing Mayfield Arts Trail, a cultural experience where art meets people!

This immersive experience will allow you to follow the trail and admire some incredible existing artworks, watch artists in their element painting new murals live and participate in a new community mural, stop and listen to local musicians, browse market stalls, explore our fabulous suburb and celebrate local artists and how they’re bringing new life to the ins and outs of Mayfield. 

Mayfield Arts Trail on the right track

“We want to celebrate the talent of our artists and bring new life to the ins and outs of Mayfield,” event organiser Amelie Fournier said. “The suburb has become a hot spot for niche cafes, antiques and incredible hidden walls of creativity.

“Murals and street art have been flooding eateries, walls and carparks of Mayfield for some time now. “So, it’s only fair we pay homage to this emerging cultural epicentre.”

Friday Night Feast Returned
To The Station

Friday Night Feast returned to The Station in Newcastle on Friday, February 11 with a vast array of food, fun and entertainment on offer from 5pm. Friday Night Feast is presented by the Hunter Events Group with a goal “to bring life and joy back into the city”.

Wedding And Events Industry Set To Improve Region's Tourism

Weddings & events industry workers are over the moon as caps ease and plans get the go ahead. Many couples had to postpone their weddings for almost two years, and according to Director of Hunter Events Group, Louise Manning, are now very optimistic about finally tying the knot.

“We’ve moved 39 weddings and events into next year, and have half a dozen or so are left for the back end of the year.”

Fun For The Whole Family At Wedding & Wine Festival

There was plenty of fun for the whole family at the Hunter Events Wedding & Wine Festival on Sunday 20th February 2022 at Dalwood Estate. The best parts of a wedding expo and a wine festival, there was a great lineup of entertainment, food, drinks, wedding fashion and stalls.

Hunter Events
Seafood & Cider Festival

There is a new festival on the horizon, and it's all about the freshest locally caught seafood, tastiest local brews and plenty of live entertainment (remember those days?!). Setting up within the stunning grounds of Stanley Park at Fullerton Cove the Seafood & Cider Festival will allow you to soak up some Vitamin Sea, feast your way through the huge variety of food and discover your own treasures at artisan market stalls.

Street Food
On Fridays

"Friday Night Feast has found a home: The Station Newcastle. The brainchild of Hunter Events Group, it's a fortnightly event with food trucks and vendors serving a wide range of cuisines.

"We really wanted to support local food vendors by giving them a space to set up and do what they do best - serve amazing food," event manager Kate Fraser said."

Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Mag
Autumn Edition 2021

Featured in Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine's Autumn Edition 2021 for the Hunter Valley Air Show we brought together. Attendees enjoyed an exhilarating weekend of full throttle family entertainment, including hair-raising acrobatics, historical warbirds, amusement rides, markets, beer and wine, delicious street food and so much more! Some attendees took to the sky in a helicopter or adventure flight, took part in paper areoplane competitions and jumped in the virtual cockpit of a fitter jet.

Best Event Management Specialists 2021 - Hunter Valley

Hunter Events Group, an exemplary events design group in Australia, has been responsible for Hunter Valley’s most stunning and well-managed events and celebrations since its inception. With the Director having started this business as an extension of a hobby and her passion for events planning and creation, Louise is happy to say that since then, Hunter Events Group has become a soaring success story.

Louise Manning On How She Began The Company That Will Stage The Inaugural Wedding And Wine Festival In Pokolbin This Sunday

"Raised in western Sydney on a vegetable farm with hard working parents who have a strong work ethic and taught me the tools required to be determined to rise above challenges and to be passionate in your chosen path. After school I completed further studies while working three part time jobs and pursued my career in sales and marketing. I started in events casually whilst in Sydney for school events and personal functions."

Courtney & Chad's Bright & Whimsical
Wedding Day

We were blessed to help bring Chad and Courtney's wedding day to life! Polka Dot Weddings have written a beautiful blog on how the whole day came together.

Roxanne And Greg's Vintage Inspired
Country Wedding

“Our wedding planners saved the day for me. There was no way I would have had as good a day without them. I didn’t have to worry about a thing all day. It was so relaxing. That was the greatest gift. Working with Charlotte and Louise was the best, any issue or concerns they would be on it so quickly. I loved the organisation they brought, allowing me to be as organised as possible.”

The Secret To Happily Ever After?
Well, It's All In The Planning!

If ever there was an event that needs to go off without a hitch, it would have to be getting hitched. So many big days have been derailed and brides’ hopes of a fairytale day dashed because someone forgot to check if the best man had the rings or mistakenly placed those warring cousins at the same table at the reception. That’s where Louise Manning and the team at Hunter Events Group come in.

Hollywood in the Hunter: Vanessa and Joe’s
Glamorous Peterson House Wedding

"Vanessa and Joe brought a little Hollywood and a whole lotta love to their glamorous Peterson House wedding in the Hunter Valley.

Enlisting Hunter Valley wedding planners, stylists, and all-round wedding pros Hunter Events NSW, the couple’s Great Gatsby-inspired nuptials on February 7, 2021, went off with a bang."

"We used Hunter Events NSW who were our stylists bringing our bespoke vision to life and representing us as a couple. They were a godsend. Especially with COVID and trying to rearrange 15 vendors to a new date. Louise and her team were a military operation! We would hire them again in a heartbeat."

6 Best Wedding Planners in Newcastle

Wedding planning is one of the most vital aspects of any celebration, as without wedding planning, there is no wedding. It really is as simple as that, but the more complicated decision is to figure out if you’d like to go about your process alone or if you’d like to draft the services of a seasoned professional. We've handpicked the best of the best wedding planners in Newcastle to help you pick the right one for your big day.

Hunter Valley’s 6 Best Wedding Planners


You deserve expert planning, styling, and design services for your wedding. Hunter Events NSW has award-winning packages tailored to your personal needs. You can receive top-rated suppliers and Instagram-worthy venues with perfect styling — all within budget.

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