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New dates announced for Hunter Events Bar and BBQ Festival in Maitland

New dates for Hunter Events Bar & BBQ Festival have been announced.

The festival was postponed earlier this week due to major flooding events in the Maitland area, with new dates announced for 2023.

“This decision was made after consulting with our partners, and staff, to whom Hunter Events Group would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support,” Hunter Events said.

The event was scheduled to run on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July at Maitland Showground which Hunter Events say is now under 2 feet of water.

All ticket holders should expect to receive direct communication from Oztix regarding the automatic transfer of their tickets over to the new dates.

“Our decision to move the Festival has not been made lightly but given the extent of the impact, rescheduling the event will enable us to provide an even better experience that our customers, partners and team expect and deserve, in a safe environment,” event organisers said.

“This decision was made after exploring every possible avenue with our partners and key stakeholders to whom Hunter Events Group would like to again, express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support. According to the Councils, Government and local officials the recovery and repair effort is due to take 3-4 months to have our region return to normal.

Hunter Events Bar & Bbq Festival boasts a full-throttle weekend of BBQ, drinks, food, entertainment & market stalls with Aussie FMX and the Hot Wheels Stunt Team.

Other highlights of the event included an ABA and SCA sanctioned BBQ & steak cooking competition, master classes and live demonstrations, a mechanical bull, dodgem cars and other family-friendly amusements.

The Hunter Events Bar & Bbq Festival will now be held on 21st & 22nd January 2023 at Maitland Showground. You can find out more about the event by visiting the Hunter Events Bar & BBQ Festival Facebook page.