Maitland Heritage Fest

Maitland Heritage Fest


This year Maitland Heritage Fest is running over two weekends:

Community Event -18th to 19th June

Church Street Precinct
10 am – 3 pm Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June – free entry

So much happening!

Be sure to check out Brough House, Grossman House, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Church Hall, Grounds of St Mary’s, CWA & Guide Hall.

Head to the Info Gazebo at the gates of St Mary’s for a programme & map.

Guided walks & house tours $5 pp

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

Be Guided by the Roaming Town Crier or head to the

At the gates of St Mary’s Anglican Church Grounds
Book or get info on walks
Children’s Cup and Ball Game
stereoscopes, colouring in
Learn more about Maitland Regional Museum
Support the festival by buying a raffle ticket.

Saturday Only:

MHF Opening 10.30 by Jenny Aitchison MP  in the St Mary’s Church Grounds

Followed by a proclamation from Maitland’s Town Crier!

City of Maitland Brass Band 10.00 & 11.45 (St Marys Grounds)

Sing Australia 10.45 & 12.30  in the grounds of Brough House

Mai Wel Musicians Group in grounds of Brough Hose

Historic Piano Recital ~ Saturday evening ~ 6:00 pm
~ featuring the works of 2 Maitland composers;
19th Century Mina Waltz by Senor Lardelli
and a new work, Steam Motion by 21st century composer Russell Thornton
Premiering @ Sun Street Studios
Tickets Still Available or Pay at Door! more info

Sunday only:

City of Maitland Pipes and Drums 11.45  and 12.40 in the grounds of St Mary;s Church

City of Maitland City Choir Concert 1.00 pm in St Marys Church

Rose, Shamrock & Thistle (11am – 1pm) in the gardens of Brough House

Saturday & Sunday

Sanjex Seratti’s Vintage games

Penny farthing demonstration

Learn to play croquet

Flyover by the RNC TIGER MOTHS ~ 10.30 – 11.00 weather permitting

Organ Recital in St Mary’s church
on the historic Willis organ 11.00 -11.30
read more

BBQ, Coffee, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Soup & Damper, refreshments,
cakes/slices/old style sweets etc

Children’s activities-children’s show bags

Damper making demo (CWA Hall)

Butter making demo (Guide Hall)

Bridal Display in St Marys Church (Clothing Museum)

Convict Bonnet display (St Marys Hall)

Spinners, Weavers, Lace makers, Embroiderers, history displays,

leather making, puppetry workshop


Enid the Holden & Bruce’s FJ

The Roaming Bicycle Busker,
Matthew Clarke, featuring folk songs of the hunter

Meet the Louth Park Mob

Maitland Lapidary Club

Various stalls

Displays, activities & food in:

St Marys Church

St Marys Hall,

CWA Hall,

Guide Hall

Brough House & grounds

Historic Street Walks:           

Book on the Day $5 pp

#1 Church Street to Station with Huck Campbell (1.30pm)

#2.Former Pender Bros/Elgin/Steam street with Historical Society historian

(11.00 & 12.30) Bookings to be made on the day at the St Marys Hall at Historical Societies Stall

                         MEET UPDATE PLACE For walks at INFORMATION STALL at St MARYS Gates

House Tours:    

Book on the Day $5 pp       

Grossmann House – hourly

St Marys Rectory Tours 10.00 & 12.00 & 3.00                            St Marys Church Bell Tower ~ hourly Book & pay at St Mary’s Church

Bridge House (off site-1 High Street) 1.00 -4.00 pm **
Bookings at the St Mary’s Church Hall Maitland & District Historical Society Stall or pay at Bridge House


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

Hertiage Fest Dinner 2022
at Monte Pio
thank you to those who attended!
and the generous raffle ticket sponsors

10th June
6:30 pm
Bookings essential

$70 per person
Enjoy a complementary glass of bubbly on arrival, 2 course meal with complimentary wine.
History Talk
Music by the Baltic Bar Mitvah Duo

Guided Historic Walk 1
& Devonshire Tea
Churches precinct

Thank you to those who attended and a big thank you to Studio Amsterdam for use of their beautiful premises

12th June
meet up at 1: 40 pm for 2:00 pm start
Bookings essential

$20 per person

Historic Piano Recital
@ Sun Street Studios
Saturday 18th 6:00 pm

~ featuring the works of 2 Maitland composers;
19th Century Mina Waltz by Senor Lardelli
and a new work,
Steam Motion by 21st century composer Russell Thornton
Premiering @ Sun Street Studios
performed by Erin Sweetman

Tickets Still Available or Pay at Door
$30 per person
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Boydell’s sparkling wine
& canapes on arrival.
Comperes Heather McLaren OAM
& Maitland’s poet larrikin, Bill Carney

Devonshire Tea

Guided Historic Walk 2
& Devonshire Tea
Sempill end of town
Sold out!
Check out our other walks & tours!
Thank you to those who supported this event

10th June
meet up at 1:40 pm for 2:00 pm start
Bookings essential

$20 per person

So much happening! Grab a programme & map!

Maitland Rail Museum will be open as part of Maitland Heritage Fest

Maitland Rail Museum will be open as part of Maitland Heritage Fest

Rose Shamrock & Thistle appear in the gardens of Brough House

Rose Shamrock & Thistle appear in the gardens of Brough House

Gathering Hunter Songs ~ Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

Gathering Hunter Songs ~ Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

Welcome Mai-Wel

Welcome Mai-Wel

Mina Waltz Recital Program

Mina Waltz Recital Program

Sun Street Studios’ Pianos

Sun Street Studios’ Pianos

Grossmann House – Visit a grand Victorian house and its collections ~ Tours hourly 18th & 19th June

Grossmann House – Visit a grand Victorian house and its collections ~ Tours hourly 18th & 19th June

Come and hear the historic Willis Organ – Recital at St Mary’s Church ~ Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June

Come and hear the historic Willis Organ – Recital at St Mary’s Church ~ Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June

Guided Tour of Saint Mary’s Church Rectory 18th & 19th June

Guided Tour of Saint Mary’s Church Rectory 18th & 19th June

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 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 is an Australian owned and operated mining and engineering group that have been part of the community for more than 80 years and employ hundreds of local people.
With Bloomfield’s long history, many people who have helped build the business are now retired; however their stories and experiences with Bloomfield are captured in a series of interviews with broadcaster Garth Russell.
Click here to hear their stories


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 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 in 1999, 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

Boydells’ 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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