Say Good Bye Winter in Wollombi

Written by: Project Director   On: 24th Aug, 2016

Say goodbye to the last days of winter with an activity packed weekend in the Wollombi Valley Sat 27th & Sun 28th August! The annual Wollombi Country Fair and Laguna Public School Art Show have joined forces to create a mega-weekend of art, food, wine, farm displays, produce stalls, camel rides and much, much more!


Celebrating its 25th year in 2016, the Laguna Public School Art Show is a premier event in the social calendar attracting visitors from all over Sydney and the Hunter Valley.  The exhibition kicks off on Friday 26 August with an Opening Night Cocktail event and official exhibition opening by Dr Miranda Lawry, Senior Lecturer, Fine Arts/Photomedia at Newcastle University and former Laguna Public School parent.   


Traditionally, there has been one Feature Artist each year but in celebration of the 25th Anniversary, Feature Artists since 1991 will be exhibiting.  Accompanying them will be over 40 Wollombi Valley artists with 300 works displayed in Laguna Community Hall.  As the main fundraising event for Laguna Public School, artwork will be for sale.


The pop-up Art Show café will be back again serving fresh scones, cakes, sandwiches, hot pots of tea, coffee and soft beverages across the weekend.


The camels are coming to Wollombi at this year’s Country Fair! For the first time Oakfield Ranch will be bringing its camel train to Wollombi and offering both camel and pony rides! Now in its 6th year, the Wollombi Country Fair has grown to include more farm displays, museum Open Day with historical re-enactment, food & fresh produce, wine, live entertainment and demonstrations.


A complimentary shuttle bus will run between the Country Fair and Art Show leaving on the hour every hour from 10am-3pm on both the Saturday & Sunday.


Both Laguna and Wollombi lie directly on the historic Tourist Drive 33 and are located only 90 minutes from Sydney on the M1 (take Calga exit onto the start of Tourist Drive 33) and 60 minutes from Newcastle (take Kurri Kurri/Cessnock exit on the Hunter Expressway)