Just by chance Saturday, 7 September will provide a great opportunity to visit the Upper Hunter and enjoy a cross-over of events happening on the same day - and within just 30 minutes of each other. But all that fun is bound to make you hungry - and thirsty, right? That's where we come in!
Here's our guide to making the most of Saturday, 7 September in the Upper Hunter and where to get some great food and drinks along the way...
First up, we think you should take a drive to Denman. The drive will provide 90 minutes of really pretty countryside and you can't help but breathe out, as you travel past rural vistas polka dotted with cows, horses and farms.
Denman Farmers & Artisans Market. Image by Strathearn Park Lodge.
When you reach Denman, head straight to the Lions Park on Ogilvie Street where the monthly Farmer's & Artisan's Markets are on from 8am to 12pm.
The market is made up of local farm produce such as fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, oils and olives, meat, cheese and dairy, seafood, preserves, cakes and pre-packaged foods and wine. There are also lots of locally grown plants, seeds and seedlings, as well as locally grown cut flowers. In addition to food and plants, there is also local art and craft for sale, with the maker/producer at the stall for a chat.
Stocking up on all that fresh produce will definitely make you hungry and probably a bit thirsty, and the best thing is, the markets close up just in time for lunch.
That means it's time to head over to Denman Hotel for a bite to eat and a drink, non alcoholic for the driver of course!
Denman Hotel is a terrific pub with a fantastic restaurant that includes a great menu selection, and the draw-card really is its outdoor dining deck complete with fire pits and heaters to keep things warm this time of year...
Denman Hotel is a terrific pub with a fantastic restaurant that includes a great menu selection, and the draw-card really is its outdoor dining deck complete with fire pits and heaters to keep things warm this time of year. In addition to delicious food and great atmosphere, Denman Hotel is a community-focused hotel that supports a number of local sporting teams and is super family-friendly. It has cold beer, local wine and some great live music and accommodation if you wanted to head up on Friday night.
Once you're tummy is full, the next stop is an 11-minute drive to Sandy Hollow Tourist Hotel, which is hosting the annual Sandy Hollow Charity MotorFest.