It's Events Galore! Greek Fest, Cheese & Chocolate, Beer & BBQ
Beer, BBQ, cheese, chocolate and Greece… what do they all have in common? You can celebrate the awesomeness of them all at Hope Estate this year! HUNTERhunter caught up with the crowd at Hope Estate to find out what they have on over autumn and winter.
Greek Fest in the Hunter
Date: Saturday 22, May 2021
Time: 11am - 6pm
Tickets: From $29 + booking fee for general admission. Includes entry, 1 x ouzo tasting token, access to beer cave and spirits tasting bar and traditional Greek entertainment. VIP and picnic hamper options available. Kids 12 and under are free.
Brand new to the Hunter Valley this year, Hope Estate has partnered with the hugely popular Greek Festival of Sydney Darling Harbour to bring all that Greek goodness to the Hunter Valley.
On the day enjoy an authentic celebration of Greek culture with Greek music, dancing, food and drink.
Yes, think delicious olives, mouth-watering souvlaki, creamy feta, juicy Yeeros and savoury spanakopita. Talk about food that really sets the tone for this celebration! Food vendors from the Sydney Festival will be at the event serving up a range of lunch plates to enjoy. Or if you are all in, check out the VIP tickets which include a three course Greek lunch.
There will be a range of entertainment on the day with performances by the national dance troupe and, direct from Greece, the famous Dimitris Basis will be live on the main stage. There will be a small kids zone on the day with a free jumping castle and free face painting and kids under 12 are free, so it’s a great family event set to the backdrop of Hope Estate’s stunning vineyards.
Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival
Date: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, July 2021
Time: 9am - 4pm
Tickets: From $25 + booking fee for general admission. Includes entry, cheese and chocolate tasting samples, access to beer cave and spirits tasting bar and entertainment. VIP and picnic hamper options available. Kids 12 and under are free.
Returning in 2021 is the annual Hunter Valley Cheese and Chocolate Festival. Combining some of our favourite things, enjoy some cracking cheese samples and delectable chocolate samples from exhibitors on the day. Plus there will be markets, demonstrations and live music to keep everyone entertained.
There will be a full bar set up on the day and lunch available from the food stalls and trucks or opt for the VIP lunch experience.
Kids are also catered for with a small kids zone with a jumping castle, face painting and entertainment...and let’s face it, the cheese and chocolate will be a hit for them as well!
Hunter Valley Beer & BBQ Festival
Date: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, August 2021
Time: 10am - 5pm
Register now: sign up to get your tickets at presale price.
There really is something for everybody this year at Hope Estate. This event is for those beer and BBQ loving fiends. With over 40 craft beer and ciders available on the day and some good ol’ BBQ meats, this is a day the BBQ and beer lovers cannot miss!
In addition to the array of beers and BBQ meats, there will also be BBQ competitions with the official Steak Cookoff and Australiasian BBQ Alliance Championship. Yes, these guys take their BBQ’ing seriously! There will be other beer and BBQ displays, demonstrations and BBQ food stalls. Plus live music and a kids zone just to make sure everyone is entertained for the day.
Transport and Parking
Hope Estate's local transport partner, Rover Coaches, will have bus transport available with pickups from Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Singleton and Hunter Valley. Return tickets are from $20pp - $40pp.
If you’re happy to take a weekend drive, there will be ample free parking on site for all above listed events.