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

Event Program

Maitland Heritage Fest
11th, 12th, 13th June 2021
Church Street Precinct Program is close to being finalised.
Please stay tuned as we will update shortly.

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

Friday 11th June

Heritage Fest Dinner at Mansfield House – Sold out

Mansfield at Night

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 , & lavish 1887 architecture.
Complimentary sparkling wine on arrival
from Boydell’s Wines followed
with a 2 course meal & a paired wine.
Entertainment by Spring Tide.
Friday 11th June, 6:30 pm
Bookings Essential
funds raised for Maitland Heritage Fest

Download a program for the Saturday & Sunday
Church Street events:

Saturday 12th June

10:00 – 4:00 St Marys Church, Hall & Grounds

St Marys Old
Spire

Relax & Enjoy the grounds of St Marys and the historic surrounds. Information gazebo, Displays, Exhibtions, Entertainment, Tours & Food
68 Church Street, Maitland

Information Gazebo
  • Covid Marshall
  • Programmes
  • Site Maps
  • Raffle Tickets
  • Booking & Meeting area for
    • Church Street Walks
      $5 adults / Children free
  • St Johns Ambulance



Stage Area
  • performance times to be confirmed
  • 10.00 -11.00 Music by Spring Tide – Dulcimer & Harp
  • 11.00 -11.50 Bob Skelton akaThe Minmi Magster – Poet & Author
  • 11.50 – 12.00 Opening from Mayor
  • 1.00 – Bob Skelton aka The Minmi Magster
  • 2:30 Semphill Street Band
  • note at 3pm there will be an organ recital in St Marys Church
Entertainments
  • Wondrous Sanjex Seratti & his Penny Farthing
  • Maitland Repertory – Town Crier
  • Maitland Croquet Club
  • 18th Century Games – child friendly
  • Historic Cut Outs for Selfies
  • 2.00 – Frank’s Fantastic Fariy Tales Puppetry Show
Displays & Demonstrations
  • Maitland Woodworkers Guild ~ woodturning demonstrations
  • Lace Makers Guild ~ child friendly & interactive
  • Walka Model Rail Display
  • Maitland in the 50’s historical display
  • Museum of Clothing Stall & Info plus selling Slices
  • St Marys Stall – History plus selling cakes, drinks, barbeque
  • Vintage Motor Cycles ~ to be confirmed
St Marys Church
  • Explore the interior of this historic church
  • Clothing display by Museum of Clothing
  • St Marys history book sales
  • Bell Tower tours ~ hourly-depending on numbers
    • $5 adults/children free
      Bookings & Meetup at Church
      Do make sure you wear covered footwear for this one!
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm Organ Recital by Barbara Slade, St Mary’s Church Organist
St Marys Hall
  • Maitland & District Historical Society – displays and sales
  • Maitland & Beyond Family History-displays, information & sales & convict bonnet display
  • Lost Paterson & Allyn Valleys – display, information & book sales
  • Morpeth Museum – display & slide show
  • Hunter Spinners & Weavers – interactive weaving-spinning displays
  • Cintra House Display & water colour painting by June Beckett
  • Home restoration advice/Maitland architecture by “Huck” Campbell
  • The Louth Park Mob – meet Mick & Paul – “have a chat”- book sales
  • First Fleeters – are you descended from a convict???
  • Nancy’s Craft Stall

10:00 – 3:00 Grossman & Brough House & Gardens

Grossman House
Tour of National Trust Building

$5 per person, children free.
73 Church Street Maitland.


Brough House & Gardens ~ Displays, Demonstrations, Music, Food & more
Free Entry to House & Gardens
73 Church Street Maitland.

Historic Displays Inside Brough House
~ free entry
  • Maitland Regional Museum – Display of Street & Place Names
  • Maitland Clothing Museum – Historic Clothing Display
  • Friends of Grossman House – Victorian Whispers Display
  • Maitland Embroiders
  • Vintage Hats & Accessories – Helen O’Brien
  • Weaving & vintage loom display (upstairs-no disability access)
Displays & Refreshments in the Grounds of Brough House
  • Refreshments: Devonshire Tea, Sandwiches, Coffee, Cold Drinks
  • Maitland Coin Club Display & Info
Grossman House Tours:
$5 per person, children free

CWA Hall ~ 46 Church St, Maitland 10.00 – 3.00

  • CWA Soup & Damper
  • CWA stall – history & sales
  • Maitland Stamp Club
  • Friends of Tocal – history, books & sales
  • Slide show – an aspect of Maitland’s history
  • History display – Maitland’s agriculture

Maitland Mercury news story on CWA’s long history in Maitland on the occasion of 90th anniversary here.

Maitland / Rutherford Guide Hall
10:00 to 3:00 pm
52 St Andrews St Maitland
(just around corner from Church Street)

Display of Guide uniforms
Display of artefacts dug up on guide the GuideHall site from a previous 1830s old home
Visit the Native Food Garden
Drinks available

read more about the garden, slow food & the Maitland/Rutherford guides exhibition

6:30 pm Piano Recital @ Sun Street Studios

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Enjoy a historic Piano Recital of the Mindaribba Waltz & other compositions
at Sun Street Studios 246 High Street Maitland

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

Newcastle Ghost Tours :

Ghosts of Grossman and Brough Houses Maitland

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

Off Site

Maitland Library – History of Floods – also book sales

Download a program for the Saturday & Sunday
Church Street events:

Sunday 13th June

10:00 – 4:00 St Marys Church, Hall & Grounds

St Marys Old
Spire

Relax & Enjoy the grounds of St Marys and the historic surrounds. Information gazebo, Displays, Exhibtions, Entertainment, Tours & Food
68 Church Street, Maitland

Information
Gazebo
  • Covid Marshall
  • Programmes
  • Site Maps
  • Raffle Tickets
  • Booking & Meeting area for
    • Church Street Walks
      $5 adults / Children free
  • St Johns Ambulance



Stage Area
  • performance times to be confirmed
  • 10.15 -11.00 Maitland City Choir
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Maitland City Pipes and Drums
  • 11.30 – 12.00 Maitland City Choir
  • 12.00 – 12.30 Maitland City Pipes and Drums
  • ***
  • 2.00 Semphill St Band presents Riverside 6
Other Entertainments
  • Wondrous Sanjex Seratti & his Penny Farthing
  • 12:30 pm Steam Punk Enthusiast Meetup & Photo Opportunity
  • Maitland Repertory – Town Crier
  • Maitland Croquet Club
  • 18th Century Games – child friendly
  • Historic Cut Outs for Selfies
Displays & Demonstrations
  • Enid the Holden
  • Classic Cars
  • Walka Model Rail Display
  • Maitland Woodworkers Guild ~ woodturning demonstrations
  • Museum of Clothing Stall Information & Slices
  • Maitland in the 50’s historical display
  • Maitland District Historical Society /Maitland & Beyond Family History BBQ (near hall)
St Marys Church
  • Clothing display by Museum of Clothing
  • St Marys history book sales
  • Bell Tower tours ~ hourly-depending on numbers
    • $5 adults/children free
      Bookings & Meetup at Church
      Do make sure you wear covered footwear for this one.
  • Explore the church interior
  • Organ recital 3.00-4.00
St Marys Hall
  • Maitland & District Historical Society – displays and sales
  • Maitland & Beyond Family History-displays, information & sales & convict bonnet display
  • Lost Paterson & Allyn Valleys – display, information & book sales
  • Morpeth Museum – display & slide show
  • Hunter Spinners & Weavers – interactive weaving-spinning displays
  • Cintra House Display & water colour painting by June Beckett
  • Home restoration advice/Maitland architecture by “Huck” Campbell
  • The Louth Park Mob – meet Mick & Paul – “have a chat”- book sales
  • First Fleeters – are you descended from a convict???

10:00 – 3:00 Grossman & Brough House & Gardens

Grossman House
Tour of National Trust Building

$5 per person, children free.
73 Church Street Maitland.


Brough House & Gardens ~ Displays, Demonstrations, Music, Food & more
Free Entry to House & Gardens
73 Church Street Maitland.

Historic Displays Inside Brough House
~ free entry
  • Maitland Regional Museum – Display of Street & Place Names
  • Maitland Clothing Museum – Historic Clothing Display
  • Friends of Grossman House – Victorian Whispers Display
  • Maitland Embroiders
  • Vintage Hats & Accessories – Helen O’Brien
  • Weaving & vintage loom display (upstairs-no disability access)
Displays, Entertainments & Refreshments in the Grounds of Brough House
  • Refreshments: Devonshire Tea, Sandwiches, Coffee, Cold Drinks
  • Maitland Coin Club Display & Info
  • 12.30 and 1.30 Rose, Shamrock & Thistle band
Grossman House Tours –
$5 per person, children free

CWA Hall ~ 46 Church St, Maitland 10.00 – 3.00

  • CWA Soup & Damper
  • CWA stall – history & sales
  • Maitland Stamp Club
  • Friends of Tocal – history, books & sales
  • Slide show – an aspect of Maitland’s history
  • History display – Maitland’s agriculture
  • Maitland Palliative Care – History & Info Stall

Maitland Mercury news story on CWA’s long history in Maitland on the occasion of 90th anniversary here.

Maitland / Rutherford Guide Hall
10:00 to 3:00 pm
52 St Andrews St Maitland
(just around corner from Church Street)

Display of Guide uniforms
Display of artefacts dug up on guide the GuideHall site from a previous 1830s old home
Visit the Native Food Garden
Slow food BBQ, & local slow food coleslaw & bread $10
Drinks available

read more about the garden, slow food & the Maitland/Rutherford guides exhibition

Mansfield House Tours & Devonshire Teas

Devonshire Tea
Mansfield Dining
mansfield garden
Mansfield Foyer
Old Mansfield
Masonic Lodge
2:00 pm Mansfield House
Tour 1: Heritage Walk, Tour of Mansfield & Devonshire Tea – Ticketed Event
Mansfield House 315 High Street Maitland

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
Bookings Essential

3:30 pm Mansfield House
Tour 2: Mansfield House Tour & Devonshire tea – Ticketed Event
Mansfield House 315 High Street Maitland

Mansfield Dining
Mansfield Old
mansfield garden
Devonshire Tea

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.

Newcastle Ghost Tours:

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