Hunter Valley Night Glow
Corner Broke & McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW, 2320
Back for 2019!
Roche Estate, in the beautiful Hunter Valley vineyards, will host the second ever Hunter Valley Night Glow on Saturday 13th April 2019. The evening will include a family friendly night market offering some of the Hunter Valley’s best food, wine and hand-made crafts, along with live musical performances to entertain you.
The festivities will also include roving performers, face-painting and jumping castles to keep kids of all ages entertained. This event is all about lighting up the night so glow-in-the-dark t-shirts, glasses, headbands and other glow items will all be available for purchase during the event so that you can ‘Get your glow on’.
There will be various hot air balloons on display during the night including the enormous Roche Estate Balloon, which is the biggest passenger balloon in Australia, as well as special-shape balloons that are sure to delight.
The main event will be the spectacular balloon Night Glow which will see hot air balloons inflated and tethered in the Roche Estate vineyards. The Night Glow will be choreographed to music and will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display in what will be a wonderful family night out.
The Hunter Valley Night Glow festivities begin from 5.00pm (gates opening at 4pm) and run through until 9pm, making this a family friendly event.
WEATHER DEPENDENCY – Please be aware that this event is weather dependent so in the event of extreme weather conditions, ticket holders will receive an email on the day of the event advising of event cancellation. Event updates will also be posted on this Event page.
GET YOUR GLOW ON – The Hunter Valley Night Glow is all about balloons and getting your own glow on so we can all light up the night together. There will be major prizes on offer on the night for the best glow-in-the-dark outfits. Come along in your own glow-in-the-dark gear or stop by the Night Glow souvenir tent to grab a glow shirt or hoodie, LED glasses, headbands and much more.
TICKETS – Tickets will need to be purchased in advance online.There will be NO tickets available at the gate on the night.
EVENT SHUTTLE/PARKING- Rover Coaches shuttles will be running a shuttle service to the event with pick up locations in Cessnock and the vineyards, Singleton, Maitland and Newcastle. Please contact Rover Coaches directly to book. Details can be found here –
Free parking is available on site in designated parking areas only at Roche Estate. Staff will be onsite to guide you to the appropriate car park. No Parking is permitted on road sides or shoulders any time leading up to, during or after the Event.
To reduce traffic congestion please consider taking the event shuttle.
WHAT TO BRING –
Homemade food items are allowed to be bought into the event.
Non-metal cutlery only – we suggest reusable plastic or bamboo cutlery.
A range of food and beverages outlets will be available on the evening.
Bring your own picnic blankets and seating to make the most of your Hunter Valley Night Glow experience. No Umbrellas Allowed, No Tables Allowed.
Small Soft Eskys/Cooler Bag Style are allowed to be bought into the event. BYO alcohol will not be permitted. Bags/Esky Bags will be searched at the Event entry points. All drinks that are bought into the event ie soft drinks and water must be unopened/sealed.
REFUND POLICY- Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the event. No refunds will be offered after this time (other than in the event of weather cancellation) but are transferable. In the event of extreme weather, that would prevent the entire event from proceeding, tickets will be refunded.
MARKET STALL HOLDERS- Please contact Roche Estate to discuss booking a place for your stall – TMusgrove@hvg.com.au
EVENT SCHEDULE – ALL TIMINGS ARE AN APPROXIMATE AND MAY CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH WEATHER
5.00pm – 7.45pm WALK THROUGH SEMI-INFLATED BALLOON
Take a walk through a semi-inflated balloon & learn how a balloon operates from former two- time Women’s World Ballooning Champion, Nicola Scaife.
5.00pm – 8.00pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy live music from the Coconut Trio on stage as well as roving performances throughout the night.
5.00pm – 8.00pm FACE PAINTING, JUMPING CASTLES & NIGHT GLOW MERCHANDISE STALL
The kids will be entertained with face painting and jumping castles available on the night. Stop by the Night Glow Merchandise Stall to grab a glow in the dark hoodie, LED glasses, headbands and much more.
From 5.00pm BALLOON DISPLAY
View special shape balloons including the Nudie and Heart Shape Balloon and watch the fun mini balloon display overhead.
8.00pm HUNTER VALLEY NIGHT GLOW
Make sure you are seated in time to enjoy the spectacular balloon night glow which will start at 8.00pm (weather permitting). Watch as the tethered balloons light up the night sky in a choreographed performance.
A fireworks display over Roche Estate provides an exciting finale to the Hunter Valley Night Glow.
5.00pm – 9.00pm FOOD & WINE NIGHT MARKETS
Experience some of the Hunter Valley’s best local food and wine as well as some of the region’s most exciting Street Food. Bring along a picnic rug and enjoy dinner under the stars and taste some local wines at the markets or purchase wine at the on-site cellar doors.
For further event information on the Hunter Valley Night Glow at Roche Estate please visit www.balloonaloft.com/nightglow or www.rocheestate.com.au.