ARTS AND CRAFTS
The inaugural Hunter Valley Art Fair will be held at Pokolbin Community Hall this long weekend. Read more here.
The Little Wild Shop and Gallery: Wild Learning, 111 Wollombi Road, Cessnock. Opening hours are Thursday 1pm-4pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10.30am-2pm, and whenever the sign is out the front. Read more here.
Marthaville House Art and Craft Centre: Open from 10am Friday and Saturday at 200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock, with locally-made crafts and handiwork for sale.
Handmade in the Hunter: Kevin Sobels Wines, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm.
Hunter Wine Country Markets: De Bortoli Wines, Saturday 9am-3pm.
Artisan Markets: Great Northern Trading Post, Laguna, Sunday 9am-3pm.
Sustainable Natives will have a stall at Wollombi this long weekend. Read more here.
The Cessnock Goannas will take on Lakes United under lights at Cessnock Sportsground on Friday night. Kick-off is at 8.15pm. Read more here.
Briar Ridge Vineyard: Saturday, Lewy Howells.
Cessnock Leagues Club: Friday, Nick Rage. Saturday, Caleb Coles.
Dashville: Friday-Sunday, The Sky Ball concert series. Read more here.
Harrigan's: Saturday, Kevin O'Hara (1pm-4pm), Zane Penn (9pm). Sunday, Kellie Cain (1pm-4pm).
Kawul Hunter Valley (Calais Estate): Saturday, Anna Weatherup.
Peden's Hotel: Saturday, Jason Bone (3pm-6pm).
Saddler's Creek Wines: Friday, Patrick McMahon. Saturday, Lachlan Edwards. Sunday, Anna Weatherup and friends. Monday, Patrick McMahon.
VAMP by Lisa McGuigan Wines: Sunday, Lewy Howells.
Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar: Friday, Anthony Lee; Saturday, Gianni; Sunday, Tyler John.
Wollombi Tavern: Monday, Full Service.
Potters Hotel and FogHorn Hunter Brewery will be celebrating Oktoberfest with German-style beers and food this long weekend.
Cessnock and Branxton pools have opened for the summer. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Read more here.
Hunter Valley Gardens, September 19 to October 11. Find out more at huntervalleygardens.com.au.
If you're heading out this long weekend, please remember to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. Read the latest updates at nsw.gov.au/covid-19.