Maitland Heritage Fest
Event Program 2022

Event Program 2022

Community Event ~ Church Street Precinct and Sites around the city. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
17th & 18th June.


Where & What is On ~ still some additions to be made

Keep an eye and an ear out for Maitland’s official Town Crier
or head to the information gazebo for more information

Head to the Information Gazebo in the grounds of St Mary’s Anglican Church
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.

Tours & Walks
Saturday & Sunday unless noted otherwise

  • Grossman House Tours – Sat & Sun Hourly
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  • St Mary’s Rectory Tours – Sat & Sun
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  • St Mary’s Bell Tower Tours – Sat & Sun
    $5 read more
  • Historic Street Walks
    (11.00 & 12.30)
    BOOKINGS at the St Marys Hall
    at MDH Society stall $5
    – #1 Church Street to Station
    with Huck Campbell (1.30pm)
    # 2 Former Pender Bros / Elgin St/ Steam St with MDHS historian
  • Historic Bridge House Tour –
    location 1 High Street Maitland * will need to provide own transport
    Bookings – in St Mary’s Hall Church St
    at Maitland District Heritage Society stall $5

Bridge House, 1 High Street, Maitland

St Mary’s Church
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
unless noted otherwise

  • Maitland City Choir
    11:00 am Sunday only
  • Organ Recitals
    11.00 – 11.30 Sat & Sun
  • Bell Tower tours
    hourly Sat & Sun $5
  • Hunter Spinners & Weavers
  • Museum of Clothing – Bridal display
  • St Mary’s stall – books & information

68 Church Street Maitland

Brough House & Grounds
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th
unless noted otherwise

Relax in the gardens of Brough House, refreshments, tables & chairs & entertainment

  • Be sure to keep an ear out fot the Minmi Magster – aka Bob Skelton (Sunday morning only )
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  • Rose, Shamrock & Thistle Folk Band 11:00 to 1:00 pm (Sunday only)
  • Sing Australia 10:45 & 12:40 (Saturday only)
  • The Roaming Bicycle Busker & friends – Matthew Clarke 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Sunday. Amongst his repertoire will feature songs from the Hunter region.
  • A musical program arranged by Mai-Wel (Saturday only)
  • Visit the Maitland Regional Museum in Brough House and the Fibre Maker’s Space upstairs
  • Heritage weaving looms and weaving demonstrations
  • Upstairs Brough House – exhibition of textile work by artist in residence Ellen Howell. This exhibition will be the result of the 3 month residency this artist has spent with the Grossmann Collection and gardens providing much of the inspiration.
  • Herbs’n’Hives stall
  • Mai Wel stall/display (Saturday only)

71 – 73 Church Street Maitland

Grounds of St Mary’s Church & Rectory
Saturday & Sunday unless noted otherwise

  • Opening of Maitland Heritage Fest Saturday 18th 10:30 am by Jenny Aichison MP
  • A proclamation by Maitland’s Town Crier!
  • Followed at 10:00 am and 11:45 am by the
    Maitland Brass Band (Saturday Only)
  • Maitland’s Pipes and Drums 11:45 – 12:40 (Sunday Only)
  • Fly over by RNAC Tiger Moths ~ 10.30 – 11.00 weather permitting (Saturday only)
  • St John’s Ambulanceplease take note
  • Sanjex Seratti’s Unicycle & Vintage Children’s Games Saturday & Sunday
    you might also spy a few of his steampunk compatriots around the grounds
  • The roaming Bicycle Busker & friends performing fromm their “hunter gatherer set” (folks songs of the Hunter area)
  • Vintage Cars ~ Bessie the FJ & Enid the Holden (be sure to have a chat with Enid’s original owner who will be on site
  • Maitland Woodworkers, demonstrating their skills & wares
    Soft Serve Van selling:- coffee, tea , hot chocolate, ice cream soft serve , slushies , soft drinks and water bottles
  • Croquet Club Demonstrations
  • Cut outs for fun photosthank you Maitland Historical Society
  • Lace Makers & Maitland Embroiders demonstrating skills & wares
  • Maitland Clothing Museum – Sales stall
  • Uaine Candles will be on site with their stall.
  • Children’s Books & Confectionary Stall
  • and more!!

68 Church Street Maitland

St Mary’s Church Hall

  • Maitland District Heritage Society (MDHS) – display & book sales
  • Morpeth Museum
  • Lost Paterson/Allyn Valleys/PHS
  • Louth Park Mob – say hello, books & info
  • Maitland Stamp Club
  • Nancy’s Craft stall
  • First Fleeters
  • Maitland & Beyond Family History – Convict bonnets
  • Maitland City Library – Display & Guessing Game Activity Saturday only

68 Church Street Maitland

Guide Hall & Grounds

  • Guides historic uniform display
  • Historical display of items from dig of guide site archaeology
  • Maitland Regional Museum – Slide Show & Display Maitland in the 1950s display
  • Butter making
  • Soup- & patty cakes & Devonshire teas
  • Palliative Care stall
  • Children’s show bags

52 St Andrews Street Maitland

CWA Hall

  • Soup & Damper
  • Damper making demo
  • CWA sales stall & display
  • Tocal Stall
  • Rail Museum – post card sales
  • Bob Dennerley leather demo and Time Machine
  • Frank’s puppetry workshop

46 Church Street Maitland

Historic Piano Recital
@ Sun Street Studios
Tickets Still Available or pay at the door

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
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

Historic Piano Recital at Sun Street Studios ~ Pianist Erin Sweetman

Saturday 18 th June ~ 6:30 pm

Canapes & Glass of Bubbly on arrival
Bookings essential

$30 per person
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Boydell’s sparkling wine
& canapes on arrival.

Guided Historic Walks ~ 12th June:

Guided Historic Walk 1 ~
Church Precinct including tour of Masonic Hall &
finishing with Devonshire Tea at Studio Amsterdam

Sunday 12th June ~ 1:30 pm
Bookings essential

$20 per person

Guided Historic Walk 2 ~
Sempill Street end of Town – meet at courthouse and
finishing with Devonshire Tea at Studio Amsterdam

Sunday 12th June ~ 1:30 pm
Bookings essential

$20 per person

Maitland Heritage Fest 2022 Dinner at Monte Pio 10th June ~ Buy Tickets

Friday 10th June ~ 6:30 pm
Bookings essential
~ $70 pp
Enjoy a complementary glass of bubbly on arrival, 2 course meal with complimentary wine.
History Talk
Music by the Baltic Bar Mitvah Duo

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