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October 2014

Date: Sunday 26th October 2014
Venue: Lindeman?s McDonald?s Rd Pokolbin, Hunter Valley
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www.facebook.com/LoveintheVinesWeddingFestival; www.loveinthevines.com.au

Planning a wedding in The Hunter? Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner is proud to announce the inaugural 'Love in the Vines - A Hunter Valley Wedding Festival' on Sunday 26th October 2014 at Lindeman's Estate Pokolbin. See Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Magazine come to life before your very eyes in a carnival style atmosphere at Lindeman's Estate in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Be greeted with a glass of Lindeman's finest and an amazing Goodie Bag on arrival and then relax and take your time wandering through the gorgeous display of wedding specialists who will inspire and assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams. Be pampered, enjoy a cafe or picnic style lunch, fashion parade, endless entertainment, tour the major wine country wedding venues and immerse yourself in the very best of what the Hunter Valley has on offer when it comes to weddings! Love in the Vines runs from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 26th October 2014. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest event updates including prizes, accommodation specials, workshop and seminar schedule, etc. www.facebook.com/LoveintheVinesWeddingFestival TICKETS: $17.50 available at www.loveinthevines.com.au

Date: Saturday 25th October
Venue: Stockton Centre, Norfolk Drive, Stockton
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Bigger and better for 2014 is the Stockton Hospital Fete. Held on the Owen Partridge Oval at the Stockton Centre residential community, the fete will be full of activities for the whole family. Harley rides, a variety of food and drinks, marching bands, clowns, kids rides, market stalls, cakes and slices, BBQ, and live music. New this year is the 'Bikes with Bling' competition for children up to 13 years of age. Bring your decorated bike along to win some great prizes. www.facebook.com/StocktonFete. Join this great day out for the entire family to raise funds for people with profound disabilities.

Date: 25 & 26 October
Venue: Honeysuckle
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Bikefest is an award winning lifestyle event designed to encourage Novocastrians to enjoy a weekend of bike rides, races, expos and entertainment at locations along our city's beautiful foreshore and scenic cycleways. Bikefest offers something for everyone from elite athletes to families, commuters, recreational cyclists, new and experienced riders. It encourages people of all ages and interests to make riding a bike part of their everyday lives, helping build a healthier, more liveable city, good for our people, economy and our environment. Bikefest brings together a host of organisations and activities to present the biggest cycling event in our region.

It builds on outstanding successes of previous years including winning the cycling industry’s national and state awards for best event.

Bikefest will offer attractions to new and experienced cyclists and will provide a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to showcase their community awareness, corporate responsibility, products and services to a rapidly growing cycling community.

For the latest updates visit facebook: www.facebook.com/bikefestnewcastle

Date: 25 October
Venue: Lizotte's
Contact Details: 

Ph: 4956 2066 http://newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live/index.asp

The "Blues Brothers Rebooted" show is a an exciting, hand clapping, toe tapping new production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 brothers who donned the Black hats ,dark shades and created what is now a musical institution "The Blues Brothers Rebooted" This High energy, fun and polished presentation firstly features an hour of the finest soul and rhythm and blues classics by such artists as "The Temptations The four tops and Wilson Pickett . The second half get ready to experience the original men in black when Shane Peters(Jake) and Chris Clackson (Elwood) take to the stage and recreate an authentic tribute to the Blues Brothers featuring all the songs, all the moves and all that energy and excitement that you will love and remember from that classic 1980 film which has cemented their music, look and legacy for over 30 years and the demand for this music will not fade anytime soon.

Date: Friday 31 October
Venue: Wollombi village
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For a fantastic Aussie bush experience, visit the historic town of Wollombi in the lower Hunter Valley, only 90 minutes north of Sydney and 60 minutes south west of Newcastle on Friday 31st October for the inaugural Boots'n'Ballgowns dinner dance!! Enjoy the historical roots of this town and be immersed in country hospitality as this rural retreat comes alive with our bush heritage. Traditional dances will be called by none other than the icons of traditional Aussie bush music, the legendary Bushwackers who are guaranteed to get the whole place jumping! In true bushie style, dinner will be a 2-course spit roast affair featuring beef from the bullock spit, lamb on the spit and all the trimmings, plus good old fashioned country home-made desserts, tea and coffee. A well stocked bar will be in order selling beer, wine, sparkling and spirits (please note that this is an over 18's event only and ID will be required). Bar tickets can be purchased both online with your tickets, and on the night.

The dress code? Boots and Ballgowns of course!!!

ACCOMMODATION If you're planing to make a weekend out of it, there's free unpowered camp sites at Wollomb Tavern (with toilets but no shower facilities) and a range of Wollombi accommodation, from luxury guesthouses to bush retreats.

TRANSPORT Book the mini-bus so you don't have to worry about driving. Only $10 per person for a return transfer within 10kms of Wollombi village. The bus will pick you up before Boots'n'Ballgowns, and return you home safely at the end of the night. Transfers can be booked online with your tickets. Tickets are only $65 per head. BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW!

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