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Put Hope Estate in your 2021 Diary!

After announcing that a number of events were scheduled for Spring 2020, Hope Estate has revised its plans and announced that due to Covid-19 restrictions these scheduled events will be postponed until 2021. So get out your diary and slot these events in now!


The Big 80's Party on 8th May 2021 is your chance to dust off the shoulder pads, bring out the big hair and don the fingerless gloves for a totally awesome nostalgic journey through the decade. Dubbed Australia's biggest karaoke party, soak up the Autumn sunshine and dance the day away with the country's best retro DJ's and LIVE 5 piece, The Bad 80s Band who will cover all your favourite 80's anthems. Round off the day with a sing-a-long to the Biggest 80's Mass-Karaoke party. Of course, there's an 80s dress code - vital to fit in with the immersive nature of this event! So round up your crew, pack a picnic blanket and get along to the biggest outdoors 80s party ever!

On 3rd & 4th July 2021, ignite your tastebuds with the Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival. The festival, returning for its third year at Hope Estate, is set to delight cheese fiends and chocolate fanatics alike. Featuring cheese tastings, chocolate tastings showcasing local and national artisan makers, a massive collection of market stalls, food vendors, exclusive Kids Zone, free demonstrations, wine tasting and beer paddles plus live music and entertainment, attend just for the day or grab a two-day ticket to ensure you don't miss a thing. The Hunter Valley Cheese & Chocolate Festival looks set to be an action-packed, fun-filled family weekend.

Jazz in the Vineyards has partnered with Tower Distillery, one of the newest Distilleries in the Hunter Region and will this year create the first Hunter Valley Gin & Jazz Festival. Everything that you were excited about for Jazz in the Vineyards including music, sumptuous long lunch and food truck options, markets, kids zone with spooky lolly hunt, artisan markets, wine tastings and beer tasting paddles. And now with Gin tastings, Gin Masterclasses, and Cocktail Clubs to boot! You can be part of the action at the Hunter Valley Gin & Jazz Festival on 10th April 2021.

The Beer & BBQ Festival also returns on 14th & 15th August 2021​. Celebrating the classic pairing of beer and finger-licking BBQ cuisine, this event will feature plenty of food vendors and craft beer and cider tastings throughout the 2-day event. Celebrating its second year at Hope Estate, the Hunter Valley Beer & BBQ Festival has announced RAM Australia as a major event sponsor.

From Campers to RAM Trucks, to BBQ Competitions including the Steak Cookoff Australia (SCA) and Australasian BBQ Alliance (ABA) Rounds with over AU$15,000 in cash and trophy prizes. You'll also discover over 40 fabulous Hope Brewery beers and ciders to wash it all down. It is sure to be two days of finger-licking food and craft beer lovers paradise!

Hope Estate is an ideal venue for events due to its large amount of space and outdoor setup. You can expect to hear announcements in the lead up to all events with any changes to event formats to ensure they are COVID-Safe and the team are working closely with local authorities to meet changes to the situation as they occur.

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