Get a little taste for all things Broke in this festival weekend
Returning for its 19th year, and in an all-new format, this much-loved festival style weekend lets you get amongst all the wine, food and fabulousness that the Broke Fordwich region has to offer.
Returning in 2024, spend the weekend discovering incredible wine, food, farm gate produce, events, live music, experiences, and accommodation.
There'll be a long list of events happening for you to get involved with – think sunset wines and tunes, dining in a hatted restaurant, picnicking with an alpaca, learning the art of bee keeping, soaking in a cedar wine barrel, or indulging in a foot scrub made using local botanicals.
You can also just sit back and take in the spectacular scenery, overlooking some of the region’s most pristine vineyards, glass in hand and enjoy.
How to A Little Bit of Broke?
The secret to navigating the festival and its more than 30 bookable events and experiences is to plan ahead! Pre-book your Festival Kit which includes entry into A Little Bit of Broke, a keepsake tasting glass and tasting coupons, then add dining, experiences, events, workshops, extra tastings and even transport, all bookable online, to round out your weekend.
Explore the Full Festival Program which includes a range of Special Events and Workshops that can be incorporated into your itinerary.
The hop on hop off bus service returns in 2024, which means you can leave the car at home. Take a Rover Coaches transfer from Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock, Pokolbin, Branxton, Huntlee and surrounds (see rovercoaches.com.au for timetable and tickets). You can also park your car at the Festival Hub in Broke and opt to add on a daily festival shuttle service with regular buses circulating both Broke Road and Milbrodale Road stopping at each location in the festival program.
A choose-your-own adventure-weekend, your Festival Starter Kit starts from $30 per person and provides festival entry, a take home Zafferano glass, festival map and a minimum of 4 tasting experiences that gives you a complimentary tasting at your chosen wineries.
If 4 tastings over the weekend isn’t quite going to quench your thirst, take the Festival Super Kit which gives you a complimentary tasting at each of the 8 cellar doors taking part in the festival weekend.
For the first time, the interactive program highlights special entertainment like live music, and family friendly activities, food and wine experiences, art workshops and of course wine tasting locations, so you are able to navigate by visit type and create your itinerary accordingly.
The brokefordwich.com.au website is the go-to place for all the incredible accommodation options from luxe to off-grid, for groups and gal gangs, or family farm stay to romance. And they’re all bookable online but be quick, because this popular festival weekend books out early. For some other accommodation options check out huntervalleystays.com.au or unwindhuntervalley.com.au to find accommodation to suit your needs.
With so much to do in the Broke Fordwich wine region itself, A Little Bit of Broke really is a great way to get a little taste of what’s on offer in our great region – so start exploring!