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Cessnock is the gateway to Hunter Wine Country and the Stomp Festival is a cosmopolitan celebration of the area’s wine, food, beer, fashion and people.

HEADS UP: It’s just a “hops” skip and a jump to Beer Enlightment when samplling some of the Hunter's best micro brews at Cessnock Stomp's Beer Haven.

HEADS UP: It’s just a “hops” skip and a jump to Beer Enlightment when samplling some of the Hunter's best micro brews at Cessnock Stomp's Beer Haven.

FURRY FRIENDS: The Hunter Valley Zoo will bring some local friends along and there will heaps of things for the kids to do.

FURRY FRIENDS: The Hunter Valley Zoo will bring some local friends along and there will heaps of things for the kids to do.

ENJOY: A seat at the table of the Mad Hatter's High Tea is a "must-do" on the bucket list of many Cessnock Stomp Festival visitors.

ENJOY: A seat at the table of the Mad Hatter's High Tea is a "must-do" on the bucket list of many Cessnock Stomp Festival visitors.

PLANT YOUR FEET: Competitors race to crush as much juice as they can in the hotly contest grape-stomping compeitions.

PLANT YOUR FEET: Competitors race to crush as much juice as they can in the hotly contest grape-stomping compeitions.

OPEN HOUSE: Vincent Street in Cessnock is blocked off for the Stomp Festival allowing visitors to roam.

OPEN HOUSE: Vincent Street in Cessnock is blocked off for the Stomp Festival allowing visitors to roam.

SPARKLING ATTRACTION: Peterson House Bubbles Lane is a popular location to savour some of the best local wine offerings.

SPARKLING ATTRACTION: Peterson House Bubbles Lane is a popular location to savour some of the best local wine offerings.