Oysters in the Vines
Pack your picnic rug and prepare for a day of wining, dining and relaxation in the picturesque Cassegrain Wines vineyard.
The annual ‘Oysters in the Vines’ festival combines oysters and fine wine, with live music in their beautiful grounds.
Oyster lovers can indulge as they taste their way through a range of oysters from local and regional suppliers, washed down by local beer and Cassegrain’s award-winning wines.
The festival will also feature kid’s entertainment plus a huge line up of family-friendly activities.
Countdown to Christmas parade
Don your Santa hat, reindeer antlers and join in Port Macquarie’s festive fun with your family and friends.
The action kicks off with a mascots race along Horton Street, and local community groups and residents can take part in the Christmas street parade with Santa.
Catch the onstage entertainment on the Town Green from 5:30pm before the lighting of the CBD Christmas tree and fireworks at 8pm.
Sovereign Hills community movie night
Join your neighbours and Santa at this FREE Sovereign Hills community event in the College Rise parkland.
This year we’re screening the Disney/Pixar musical adventure film and Academy Award winner COCO.
All the action gets underway from 5:30pm on Friday 30 November.
Enjoy a fun family movie plus face painting, ice cream, popcorn and gold coin sausage sizzle.
Don’t forget to pack your picnic rug.
For more information, contact the Sovereign Hills Land Sales Centre on 6581 1711.
Wildwood Music Festival
Nestled within the trees of Cassegrain – find your groove soaking up some of the best of our Australian music scene!
The Annual Wildwood Music Festival is back. Promoting the biggest and most diverse line-up yet, this year will no doubt be the BIGGEST ever!
Folk often come from near and far to enjoy the incredible atmosphere and laid-back vibes of the Cassegrain grounds, Cassegrain wines, Hops & Tales Beers and of course the MUSIC.
Port Macquarie race cup carnival
The Port Macquarie Racecourse comes alive on Friday 5 October with the Carlton Draught Port Macquarie Cup Day.
It’s a chance to dress up, sip champagne and enjoy the racing track side, with the spectator event Fashions on the Field featuring the region’s best dressed.
For more information, visit https://www.portmacquarieraceclub.com.au/index.php
Festival of the Sun
Celebrating its 15th year in December 2018, Festival of the Sun (FOTSUN) returns to the Port Macquarie Breakwall Tourist Park over three days in December (13 – 15th).
Festival of the Sun is Port Macquarie’s flagship live music event bringing in the summer with some great live Aussie and International bands, tasty markets and three days of camping in the sun next to the beach.
Luminosity Youth Summit
Up to 350 young people between the ages of 15 – 25 will descend on Port Macquarie’s Glasshouse and Rydges over three days for the 6th Luminosity Youth Summit – inspiring youth leadership and excellence.
The summit is a dynamic program of workshops and keynotes featuring athletes, creatives, scientists, artists, philanthropists and academics sharing their stories. Each of the three days features a theme of Inspire| Challenge| Excel.
The summit offers 100 positions to disadvantaged scholarship students encouraging positivity, leadership, entrepreneurship, and discussing youth mental health. For more information click here.
Timbertown Annual Steam Fair
Warm up this winter with Timbertown’s steam fair – a fantastic time to enjoy heritage steam, log fires, and fresh hot damper.
Featuring miniature road steam engines, hot air and oil engines, steam boats and rare trade demonstrations, the fair runs from 7 to 9 July. Attractions also include the damper camp and three days of live music.
Caravan parking and camping is available on site. For more information click here.
First Home Buyers Workshop
Stop renting and learn how to fast track your first home purchase at this special information night with money savings tips from the experts.
The Sovereign Hills Land Sales Centre and Display Village are hosting a FREE workshop at Panthers, Port Macquarie (1 Bay St) on Thursday, 5 July at 6:15pm.
A $1,000* lucky door prize will be drawn on the night and there are 5 x $5,000* first home buyers house and land deposit vouchers up for grabs.
Click here to reserve your place now or call (02) 65811711 for more details. Seats are limited.
You can read the full terms and conditions here.
Display Village 1st Birthday
The Sovereign Hills Display Village is turning one and to celebrate its rewarding one lucky new home builder. Not only will the display village host an evening street party on Saturday 12 May with Cassegrain wine and beer tastings, Bago Bluff platters, and smoked meat by barbecue aficionado Adam Roberts, they’re giving away a new Mazda CX3 Maxx from Port Macquarie Mazda.
All the action starts at 4:30pm on Sovereign Drive, Port Macquarie. Visit our display village builders today to learn how to enter the Mazda giveaway or click here.
Cassegrain Winery Wedding Expo
Soon to be a bride? Stuck for ideas? Grab your bridal party and head to Cassegrain Wines’ annual Weddings Open Day.
With more than 50 vendors covering everything from decor to beauticians, bands, photographers and videographers, cake decorators, florists, even financial planners!, this is an absolute must-do for the most clueless and even the most organised brides-to-be.
It’s all happening from 11am – 2pm, 10 Winery Drive, Port Macquarie.
For more information click here.
Sovereign Hills’ Residents Easter Egg Hunt
Hop on over to Sovereign Hills’ new park in our Stirling Green precinct this Easter Saturday for some family fun.
At 9:30am we’re hosting an Easter egg hunt and the Easter bunny will make a special appearance. There will also be face painting and Easter basket making for the little ones.
Don’t be late, the eggs won’t last long. The action can be found on Litchfield Parkway, Sovereign Hills, Port Macquarie.
For more information, please contact the Land Sales Centre on 6581 1711.
Wauchope Lasiandra Festival
The Annual Lasiandra Festival kicked off on 5 March, promising a month full of community events.
The first Lasiandra Festival was held in 1984 and it has continued annually since then, always taking place from the second Saturday in March to coincide with the floral spectacular of the lasiandra in bloom.
The festival is run entirely by volunteers and proceeds from the festival are used for the promotion and beautification of Wauchope. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, so check out what’s planned here!
A celebration of local beer, wine and food will be on the menu when Hastings Co-op presents Twilight Tastings at the Wauchope Showground.
Showcasing the region’s talented producers, the event offers tastings, farmers market stalls, live music and children’s entertainment.
Delights will range from organic chocolates, Meltique Beef and local strawberries and cheeses to boutique beers and award-winning wines.
Gates open at 5pm and entry is $5 for adults and free for children under 18.
Grape Stomping Championships
The 20th Annual Grape Stomping Championships are on at Bago Winery.
Gates open at 10am with BK Blue kicking off the live music entertainment at 11am. The stomp will commence at midday with the media round up, followed by the public stomp competition. Visitors can pack a picnic, choose from the seasonal menu, or visit the Tunstead oyster tent for some freshly shucked oysters, washed down with a Bago wine or Black Duck Beer.
Entry is free.
Promoting agriculture and farming within the district, the Wauchope Show offers a great day out and something for everyone.
Featuring the traditional horse, cattle, poultry, goat and hall sections along with the sideshow rides, the Wauchope Showgrounds will come alive over two days as this important community event – now in its 108th year – takes place.
Thousands of people are expected to attend and view the best produce the region has to offer, as well as the wood chop, animal nursery, harness racing and fireworks.
Junior State Cup
The premier NSW Touch Football junior representative event returns to Port Macquarie.
The world’s largest weekend touch football competition is expected to draw more than 300 teams, and bring around 12,000 competitors and spectators to the Hastings.
Sovereign Hills is proud to sponsor the Port Macquarie representative sides and the many volunteers who make this incredible event possible.
The action runs from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 February.
Wauchope Farmers Market
If you’re after the freshest locally-grown ingredients for your Christmas table, do not miss the last Wauchope Farmers Market of the year.
Think traditional sourdough breads and pastries, handmade cheeses and chocolates, organic macadamias and fresh fruit and veg.
It’s all happening at the Wauchope Showgrounds from 8am – 12pm.
Oysters in the Vines
Oysters and wine – they’re a match made in heaven, and both will be in plentiful supply when Port Macquarie’s Cassegrain Winery hosts the annual Oysters in the Vines.
Now in its 13th year, the event is synonymous with the freshest local oysters and gourmet produce. Experience an oyster and wine matching masterclass. There will be activities for the kids and entry is free (10am – 4pm).
Christmas Movie Night
Sovereign Hills residents make sure this one is in your diary!
Bring along your picnic rug and join us next Saturday 25 Nov at 6:30pm at Joeys Meadow ‘College Rise’ for this free special screening of Trolls.
Plus there will be a visit from Santa, face painting, ice-cream, popcorn, and a gold coin sausage sizzle for Lake Innes Rural Fire Brigade.
Festival of the Sun
The stars have aligned for Port Macquarie’s flagship live music festival (FOTSUN) and this year’s ‘Outer Space Edition’!
This popular three-day festival kicks off on Thursday 7 Dec at the Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park.
A stellar line up of Aussie and international bands will take to the stage, with markets, art workshops and three days of beachside camping to add to the fun.
MBA Oxley Division Race Day
Down the tools and polish those boots for the Master Builders Association NSW Oxley Division Race Day.
Held at the Port Macquarie Race Course, it’s the perfect chance to bring together your work colleagues and friends as the MBA celebrates another busy year.
Sovereign Hills is proud to sponsor Race 3.
Tickets can be purchased from the MBA or at the gate and include entry, food and beverages.
The action gets underway from 12:30pm.