Maitland Heritage Fest

~~ Share, celebrate & promote Maitland's diverse history ~~ 11th 12th 13th June 2021
Maitland Heritage Fest

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Maitland Heritage Fest 2021 11th – 13th June

Share, celebrate & promote Maitland’s diverse history.

From indigenous communities dating back thousands of years, to the arrival of the cedar getters, the conflicts, European settlement, land grants, to rapid growth of agriculture and commerce, contemporary Maitland is a product of its rich past.

Maitland Heritage Fest 2021 is a community event aiming to share, celebrate and promote Maitland’s history with historically inspired displays, demonstrations, food, heritage walks, house tours, ghost tours, town crier, penny farthing demonstrations, bell tower tours, vintage cars and tradional crafts, spinning weaving & lace making, woodworking and expert restoration advice.

A variety of musical performances & bush poetry ~ Semphill Street Band in the guise of the Riverside 9, Rose Shamrock & Thistle Band, Maitland Choir, Spring Tide on hammered dulcimer & harp.
Bob Skelton – aka the Minmi Magster. Keep a look out for Sanjex Serrati & his unicycle
Plus children’s activities such as 19th Century games & a puppetry perfomance
… and more

A few Highlights from the Church Street Precinct Displays & Entertainments:
See the program for more info

A tour of St Mary’s Church Bell Tower

Take a guided tour of this beautiful 1860 Ravensfield stone building designed by the Colonial Architect Edmund Blackett. Bell Tower...
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A tour of St Mary’s Church Bell Tower

The Louth Park Mob ~ is coming to Maitland Heritage Fest

The two knockabouts & 'Accidental authors' Mick Fairleigh & Paul Doherty can be found in St Marys Hall 12th &...
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The Louth Park Mob ~ is coming to Maitland Heritage Fest

The Maitland Town Criers

As long as there has been news to share, there have been messengers to deliver it! So keep an ear...
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The Maitland Town Criers

Slow Food Native Plant Garden Tour at the Guide Hall

Native Food Garden Tour & Slow Food Barbeque Sunday 13th June ~ 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Slow Food Hunter...
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Slow Food Native Plant Garden Tour at the Guide Hall

Sunday Steampunk Meetup

Sunday Steam Punk Meetup Not to be missed ~ a chance to spy some fabulous folk. 13th June at 12:30
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Sunday Steampunk Meetup

Marvel at Sanjex Seratti vintage wonders & entertainments!

You may sight Sanjex in the grounds of St Mary's riding his rustic penny farthing.12th & 13th June between 10...
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Marvel at Sanjex Seratti vintage wonders &  entertainments!

Announcing ~ Walka Miniature Railway Train display

Catch Maitland Miniature Railway's train display! An opportunity the kids will enjoy. See up close one of these true to life operational model locomotives.
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Announcing ~ Walka Miniature Railway Train display

Ticketed Events:

Mansfield Dinner

Maitland Heritage Fest Dinner
@ Mansfield House

Friday 11th June ~ 6:30 pm
Bookings Essential

 

Piano Recital

Historical Piano Recital of
Mindaribba Waltz & other compositions
@ Sun Street Studios

Saturday 12th June ~ 6:30 pm  Bookings Essential

Tour 1: Mansfield House Tour, Devonshire tea & Guided Historic Walk

Tour 1: Guided Historic Walk, guided tour & devonshire tea at Mansfield house

 

Sunday 13th June  ~ 2:30 pm
Bookings Essential

 

 

 

 

Tour 2: Mansfield House Tour & Devonshire tea

Tour 2: Devonshire Tea & Tour of Historic Mansfield House

 

Sunday 13th June 3:30 pm
Bookings essential

Celebrate the opening of Maitland Heritage Fest 2021 with
a dinner event at the marvelous Mansfield House

Saturday night enjoy a historic Piano Recital of the Mindaribba Waltz & other compositions at Sun Street Studios
– Saturday 12th June



Book your tickets to the Mindaribba Waltz Piano Recital

The Mindaribba Waltz was published circa 1895
by Maitland’s own composer Henry “Harry” Hyndes (1862 – 1898).
The Mindaribba Waltz was published circa 1895
by Maitland’s own composer Henry “Harry” Hyndes (1862 – 1898).
Hear this & other compositions performed by the talented Ms Erin Sweetman, pianist. The concert will feature works by Australian composers such as Andrew Chubb, Wendy Ireland, Katy Abbott as well as Chopin, Schubert and Ludovico Einaudi. 
Complimentary Sparkling wine and canapes will be served on arrival.
Bookings essential

Complimentary Sparkling wine and canapes will be served on arrival.

Saturday 12th June ~ 6:30 pm
Bookings essential

Tickets to the Heritage Fest Dinner at Mansfield House are sold out.

Celebrate the opening of Maitland Heritage Fest 2021.
Enjoy a 2 course meal, award winning wine, entertainment
and experience Mansfield House, with its grand features and lavish 1887 architecture.

Complimentary wine on arrival, wine pairing with 2 course meal & entertainment.
Friday 11th June, 6:30 pm
Bookings Essential. SOLD OUT

And on the Sunday 13th ~ There are two sessions for Devonshire Tea & Tours:

Tour 1: Heritage Walk, Tour of Mansfield & Devonshire Tea
Sunday 13th June 2:00 pm

Take a guided walk around Mansfield & the Churches Precinct, plus a tour of the beautifully restored Mansfield House, enjoy a Devonshire Tea in one of Mansfields marvelous rooms

Sunday 13th June ~ 2:00 pm
Bookings Essential.

Tour 2: Mansfield House Tour
& Devonshire tea
Sunday 13th June 3:30 pm

Celebrate Maitland Heritage Fest 2021
with a tour of the beautifully restored Mansfield House
and a delicious Devonshire tea in one of its marvelous rooms.

Sunday 13th June ~ 3:30 pm
Bookings Essential.

The Main Event:
Church Street Precinct Community Event ~ 12th to 13th June


Stalls, displays, information, entertainment, music, refreshments & more tours!
Free entry
Check out the program !

istorically inspired displays, demonstrations, food, heritage walks, house tours, ghost tours, town crier, penny farthing demonstrations, bell tower tours, vintage cars and tradional crafts, spinning weaving & lace making, woodworking and expert restoration advice.

A variety of musical performances & bush poetry.
Bob Skelton – aka the Minmi Magster. Sanjex Serrati & his unicycle, Spring Tide (hammered dulciimer & harp), Semphill Street Band. Maitland Choir & Aothers … check the program for the stage area.
Also dont miss The Rose, Shamrock & Thistle Band in the gardens of Brough House, Church Street.

Plus children’s activities such as 19th Century games & a puppetry perfomance ~ all in the grounds of St Marys Church, Church Street Maitland.
… and more



National trust properties: Brough & Grossman

The adjoined houses of prosperous business partners, these immaculately restored homes capture the prosperity of Victorian-era Maitland. Housed within is an extensive collection of 19th century costumes and textiles related to local life and industry.


Brough House

Relax and enjoy the welcoming gardens of Brough House & Grossman House.
Refreshments on sale.

Brough House is the current site of the Maitland Regional Museum, it currently shares this space with Museum of Clothing
& Friends of Grossman House.
Entry is free to
Brough House, its exhibits & its gardens
& also to Brough House & its exhibits
Check out the program


Grossman House


In recent years, the National Trust of Australia (NSW) has interpreted the property to reflect the typical character and workings of a Victorian middle-class family.
The unique costume and textile collection housed at Grossman House is one of Australia’s hidden teasures.
12th & 13th June 10 – 3 pm
Entry & Guided Tours : $5 per person (children free)

CWA Hall ~ 46 Church St, Maitland

The CWA Hall has a long history with Maitland . It will be hosting a number of displays, fresh damper and drinks.

Check out the Event Program for more information.

The Guide Hall

52 St Andrews St Maitland
(just around corner from Church Street)

Visit the Maitland/Rutherford Guide Hall to see their display of artifacts from an excavation of earlier building on the site, Guide uniform collection, tours of the native food garden, a Slow Food barbeque with Slow Food Hunter Valley on the Sunday & more. Check the Event Program

Maitland Heritage Fest acknowledges Aboriginal peoples as the First Peoples of this Country and  the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Custodians, Owners and knowledge holders of the land and waterways within the Maitland Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past and present and recognise the unbroken deep cultural and spiritual connection Aboriginal people have with this Country.

St Mary’s Anglican Church, Hall & Grounds

68 Church Street, Maitland

There’s a lot happening here, displays, exhibitions, music, 1800s games & other entertainment’s, refreshments and guided tours of Church Street & St Mary’s Bell Tower. (do make sure you wear covered footwear for this one)

For more details check the Event Program

Newcastle Ghost Tours :

Ghosts of Grossman and Brough Houses Maitland

Sat 12th Jun 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEST

A frightfully Good Ghost Hunt at Mansfield House Maitland

Sun 13th Jun 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST

Off Site:

10.00 – 3.00 pm Maitland Rail Museum will be open 6 Junction St, Telarah

 ‘The Old Bathhouse’ cnr Mount Dee Rd and Junction St, Telarah – Phone: Mobile 0468 364 953 – Email: secretary@maitlandrailmuseum.com


Map of Maitland

The Sponsors:
A thank you to the generous sponsors & supporters of Mailtand Heritage Fest 2021 : click on logos below to read more about their contribution and involvment in the Maitland community
or go to the Sponsors Page