Maitland Heritage Fest

Maitland Heritage Fest

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This year Maitland Heritage Fest is running over two weekends:

Community Event -18th to 19th June

Church Street Precinct and sites around the city
10 am – 3 pm Saturday & Sunday – free entry

With such a diverse range of activities, the event will be of interest to all
– activities for family groups, historians, home renovators,
mature attendees and fun activities specifically for children.

Many of Maitland’s community groups will have stalls and displays
~ a great opportunity to meet them

Ticketed Events ~ 10th, 12th & 18th June

Hertiage Fest Dinner 2022
at Monte Pio



Friday
10th June
6:30 pm
Bookings essential

Guided Historic Walk 1
& Devonshire Tea
Churches precinct



Sunday
12th June
meet up at 1: 40 pm
Bookings essential


Historic Piano Recital
@ Sun Street Studios



Saturday
18th June
6:30 pm
Bookings essential

Devonshire Tea

Guided Historic Walk 2
& Devonshire Tea
Sempill end of town



Sunday
10th June
meet u at 1:40 pm
Bookings essential


Look Up! – Tiger Moths to flyover Maitland Heritage Fest

Look Up! – Tiger Moths to flyover Maitland Heritage Fest

Maitland City Brass Band ~ get that big brass band vibe

Maitland City Brass Band ~ get that big brass band vibe

Hear the Maitland City Pipes and Drums in St Mary’s grounds

Hear the Maitland City Pipes and Drums in St Mary’s grounds

Maitland City Choir concert at St Mary’s Church Sunday 19th 1pm

Maitland City Choir concert at St Mary’s Church Sunday 19th 1pm

The Sign Shop providing it’s expertise and support to Maitland Heritage Fest 2022

The Sign Shop providing it’s expertise and support to Maitland Heritage Fest 2022

Maitland Regional Museum

Maitland Regional Museum

Thank you to Chromis Occupational Medicine ~ for the use of their grounds

Thank you to Chromis Occupational Medicine ~ for the use of their grounds

Find your way with Maitland’s own town crier ~ Stephen Clarke

Find your way with Maitland’s own town crier ~ Stephen Clarke

Be sure to keep an eye out for the roving Minmi Magster ~ The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator

Be sure to keep an eye out for the roving Minmi Magster ~ The Hunter Region’s most vocal bush orator

The Louth Park Mob return for Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 ~ great for a yarn on local history & stories

The Louth Park Mob return for Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 ~  great for a yarn on local history & stories


Contemporary Maitland is a product of its rich past,
from Indigenous communities dating back thousands of years,
the arrival of the cedar getters, conflict,
European settlement, land grants to the rapid growth of agriculture and commerce.


Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 brings together many of its local organisations, businesses and
individuals to share, celebrate, and promote Maitland’s history
with displays, activities, entertainment, demonstrations and food.

The programme includes heritage walks
and house and church bell tower tours ($5 per adult).
Local historians will be on hand to inform about Maitland’s
rich architecture, its notable residents, pubs, churches and events.

Representing the 19th century at the festival will be Sanjex Seratti
and other characters from the Newie Steampunk crew.
Sanjex’s character is loosely based on a late Victorian age Steampunk navigator,
and his curious engineering nature can be seen in his vintage games and steampunk contraptions.


The festival is overseen by the Maitland Regional Museum
and planned by a committee formed by
Maitland’s heritage and community groups and
interested individuals.
for more information and to find out more about ticketed events
contact us.

Thank you to our Major Sponsors
for their support of our annual event:

PRD Real Estate – Hunter Valley

PRD Real Estate Hunter Valley is independently owned and operated.
Opening in July 2001, the owners have continued to show a huge commitment to the Maitland area community.

Maitland City Council – Vibrant City Grant

Maitland City Council through its Vibrant City Sponsorship program helps support local Maitland events and builds community.

Thanks to other generous event sponsors & supporters :

Maitland Regional Museum.

Maitland Regional Museum is a portal to the story of Maitland and its history.  The Museum presents exhibitions and events that challenge, inform and educate. aims to cover all areas of human activity and our place in the Valley by presenting events and exhibitions which inform, challenge and educate visitors.  Working in collaboration with other groups and using a range of approaches the museum promotes historical awareness of Maitland and its place in Australian history.
The Museum is currently housed in historic Brough House and is hoping through to raise awareness and support for a dedicated building suited to house the museum and its collections and exhibitions.

The Sign Shop


A dedicated team of Signwriters committed to high quality and professional results. Servicing Maitland, Newcastle and Hunter Valley area for over 30 years,

The Sign Shop is known for its ongoing support of the Maitland community and is a major supporter of Maitland Heritage Fest assisting with its signage needs.

Boasting the latest computer-assisted design and production equipment The Sign Shop provides a broad range of signage to the corporate, industrial, retail and general business sectors

Pay their website a visit for the inspiration to start creating!!

Sun Street Studios

Sun Street Studios: An Audio Visual Resource Centre and creative performance space.
Sun Street Studios, is housed in the former Royal Hotel / Dickson’s Store, which has been part of the High Street scape since the 1840’s

Sun Street Studios are the host for the upcoming Mina Waltz Recital as well as providing other services to the annual festival.

The Bloomfield Group

The Bloomfield Group Foundation was established in 2006 to support and benefit local people through funding Hunter Valley community based programs and projects.
The Bloomfield Group is an Australian owned and operated mining and engineering group

Mai-Wel

Mai-Wel is a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider and is committed to providing vibrant and innovative services and businesses that provide opportunity for people with disability to achieve their goals and live the life they choose.

A long term member of the Maitland Community,
Mai-Wel has been offering support services to the the Maitland area since the 1960’s when a number of Maitland-based families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with disability for an education and opportunities for life.

Enrights

Enrights solicitors has a long history in Maitland, established by W J Enright in 1896
History. W J Enright graduated from the University of Sydney, was fluent in French, Italian and German and also learnt two local aboriginal dialects. He would eventually become Mayor of Maitland (1906) and Chairman of the Maitland Hospital Board (1912).

Today: With a name change to Enrights Solicitors in1999, Enrights Solicitors continue the reputations forged by many great practitioners, including Anthony Enright (W J Enright’s grandson), Patrick Wills, Stewart Neely, and now under the leadership of Patrick (Paddy) J Curran.



The Mutual Bank

Founded in 1888 by a group of passionate Maitland locals, The Mutual Bank was established with the mission to ensure that financial investment stayed within the local area.

Originally known as The Maitland Permanent Building, Investment and Loan Society Limited and Savings Bank 
Throughout its 130-year history The Mutual Bank has prevailed through two World Wars, the Great Depression, floods, coalfield riots, the Global Financial Crisis, and most recently the Coronavirus epidemic, offering strength, security and stability to members and the local community.





Boydell’s Wines

Boydell’s wines will feature at the Historic MIna Waltz recital at Sun Street Studios 18th June
Interesting fact – Boydell’s Wines is arguably the site of the very first vineyard in the Hunter Valley.
Settled in 1826 by Welshman Charles Boydell, the fertile land was used to grow all sorts of popular commodities but mostly tobacco and wine, highly sought after for their unrivaled quality. T
That famously rich soil was replanted with Boydell’s vines in 1997 and still produces some of the best fruit in the Hunter.
Enjoy award winning Boydell’s wines and decadent dining at their cellar door and restaurant – located in Morpeth, the Hunter’s most historic village.





So many supporters of Maitland Heritage Fest to mention ~ back with more soon


A Sample of Maitland



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