The local markets of Muswellbrook are held at the Muswellbrook showground in Maitland Street on the second Sunday of every month from February to December. There are a wide range of stalls including arts and craft, jewellery, timberwork and produce from cakes to jam and everything in between. Come and enjoy the atmosphere of a country market where you will find plenty of bargains. Poultry Auction (From 9.30am).
ABERDEEN HIGHLAND GAMES Saturday 4th July 2015
Held at Aberdeen in the Upper Hunter Valley over two days. The Games are a gathering of bands, clans, dancers, heavy events competitors, state, interstate and local tug-of-war teams, Scottish and Celtic stall holders from Sydney and regional New South Wales and interstate to celebrate the Scottish history of the Upper Hunter. It is the final event of Scottish Australia Heritage Council’s Heritage Week
The games, on the first Saturday of July each year, involve some 23 events take place at Jefferson Park, Aberdeen. There are stalls providing food and Scottish displays. Such displays represent traditional Scottish culture and recreation. On the Saturday evening a ceilidh is held at the local high school and on the Sunday morning the traditional Kirkin of the Tartan takes place at St Mark’s church.
The next Aberdeen Highland Games commences on Saturday,4 July 2015 and promises to be better than ever. Open Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
The Ellerston Tournament runs from the 3th to the 11th of October For details contact the secretary below. Watch and learn about the exciting game of Polo
The 2500 year-old game of polo is one of the fastest, roughest, and most dangerous sports played today. It is gaining increasing popularity as a premier spectator sport and can be an easy game for the first-time spectator to enjoy.
Imagine the excitement of seeing players on thoroughbred horses bumping and jostling with each other as hockey on horseback, racing at top speeds down the field while striking a small ball with the precision of an experienced golfer.
Polo Players are rated yearly by their peers in the USPA on a scale of -2 to 10 goals. All players, male and female, are rated under the same handicap system.
The term “goal” does not refer to how many goals the player will score in a match but indicates the player’s value to the team.
Player handicaps range from “Novice” to “Perfect” (10 goal). Often the letters “A”, “B”, and “C” are used instead of the numerical values (0, -1, -2).
- About two-thirds of the USPA rated players carry a rating of 2 goals or less.
- Only a small number of players advance beyond 3 goals.
- A rating of 2 goals and above usually indicates a professional player.
Miss Sue Finn – Secretary
Tel: 02 6540 7282
Fax: 02 6546 5100
Mob: 0419 708 151
Scone Literary Long Weekend 2015 October Long Weekend. 3rd October – 5th October
Scone Literary Long Weekend – What is the future of publishing? Will the printed word become obsolete? Will paper books become dusty items relegated to antique shops? Or will digital and paper books continue to co-exist?
We have taken ‘Maintain the Page’ as our motto here in Scone where we’ll be reining in a superb collection of authors to discuss their latest books. Come up to Scone and immerse yourself in ‘the word’ – whether it be acoustic, printed or digitally enhanced.
- A Patrick White Oration presented by Dr Judy White
- Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project
- Anne Buist – The Medea Curse
- Nicolas Brasch – Horses in Australia
- Phillip Adams
- Emma Allen
- Samantha Turnbull
- Michael Stanford and Sarah Bishop
BLUE HEELER FILM FESTIVAL
The Blue Heeler Film Festival is a series of evening screenings of feature films and short film competition entries to suit everyone.
In the lead up to the festival you can vote for your favorite actor or actress from the panel to your right.
Short Film Competition
Junior short film competition and free family movie