Hunter Valley Events at Wollombi Tavern
The grounds of the Tavern make it an ideal location for many events during the year. Several local events are hosted by us to which all visitors are welcome.
Wollombi Tavern Woodchop – annually in October
Held each year towards the end of October, Heats and Finals commence at 10.30am on the Saturday, continuing all day until around 4-5pm, in the NSW Wollombi Tavern Championship Title Chop. Neville Craft Memorial Point Score on all Handicap events – Ladies Nail Driving Competition – Underhand, standing block, tree felling, and sawing events single handed and double. Live music Saturday evening – Bring a Blanket or a Chair – Bistro open all Day – Great Family Fun Day.
Melbourne Cup Lunch – annually in November
Join us for a V.I.P. event at Wollombi Tavern commencing 11:30am. Enjoy a seafood buffet, with a complimentary glass of bubbles for $46 per person. Sweeps will be available until 2:30pm, join in the hat parade and have a relaxing fun afternoon with lots of laughs, games and prizes. See Dennis for his racing tips, with race viewing outside and inside the Tavern.
Our traditional Anzac Day begins with the Dawn Service at Anzac Reserve and is followed by a hearty country breakfast in the Tavern grounds. The breakfast is hosted by the Tavern and is free.
Of course Anzac Day would not be complete without the traditional Two-Up game. The game is normally held in the BBQ area which is an ideal location as it is close to the drinks bar and snack bar. So if you are in the area next Anzac Day make sure that you attend the Dawn Service, join us for Breakfast then around 1pm thrill to the big game as the call “Come In Spinner” echoes around the village.
Carp Cleanout Competition – annually in March
A great new event started in March 2015 which will now be held annually – weekend of 18-19 March 2017. Prizes and cash to the value of $2,000 to be won for heaviest fish caught, most fish caught and total bag of fish caught. All proceeds will be donated to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Entry $20 for an adult, $10 for a child and free for kids under 10 years old. Music and a BBQ will be happening on the Saturday afternoon so you can chill out while the weigh in takes place with a sausage sandwich, some good tunes and a beer!
Sunday Arvo’s @ The Tav
Throughout the year we regularly hold Sunday afternoon music sessions. Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with all that’s going on at Wollombi Tavern.
New Year’s Eve
The Tavern is also a popular venue for those attending other major events in and around the Village. These include:
Wollombi Country Fair
The Wollombi Country Fair is an annual event held the last weekend in August. Showcasing the best the area has to offer, enjoy a whole weekend of wine tasting, food and local produce stalls, arts and craft market stalls, street and musical entertainment, the Endeavour Museum Open Day, Scarecrow Competition, Lantern Parade and much more.
Wollombi Music Festival
The Wollombi Music Festival is held each year in September, and Wollombi Tavern is proud to host the Launch Party on the Friday night, and Recovery Party on the Sunday afternoon.
The Wollombi Cattle Sales
Held 2nd Saturday in each month.
Wollombi Market Days
Wollombi Markets are held on the Public Holiday Monday every long weekende, and on Australia Day. This great market has over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more.
With our ample parking, heliport, extensive grounds, proximity to beautifully maintained country churches and local accommodation establishments, the Tavern’s grounds are a popular location for Hunter Valley wedding receptions and photo opportunities. If you are looking for a venue in a unique country environment, close to both Newcastle and Sydney, then book in to the Wollombi Tavern. Contact us now with your event requirements.