What’s on in Mudgee

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Mudgee is an interesting mix of centuries-old country tradition, a progressive wine and produce industry and a burgeoning arts and crafts community. This eclectic mix is evidenced in the wide variety and range of events in Mudgee. Below we have curated a mix of events in Mudgee and surrounds that will introduce visitors to this beautiful region.

Important: The Mudgee events information on this website may change at any time without notice. We suggest you speak to the helpful staff at the Mudgee Visitors Information Centre for up-to-date information. They are located at 90 Market Street or you can call them on (02) 6372 1020.

Regular Events

  • Mudgee Region Farmers’ and Artisan Markets
  • Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours
  • Produce and Dining Experiences
  • Farm Walks and Tours
  • Musical Events
  • Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

For more information, check out the Visit NSW website »

Mudgee Events

Gulgong Show


This is a traditional country show held every February. Entertainment includes an animal nursery, craft area, model train demonstrations, sheep shearing, snake handling, sheepdog trials and much more.  Held every February.

Mudgee Glow


A spectacular event as hot air balloons light up the night sky. An event for the whole family it also features live music, roving performers and entertainment for the kids. Bring your glow stick as this event is all about lighting up the night sky. Scheduled for May and held in the Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium.

Mudgee Classic Cycling Event


The Mudgee Classic is a road and gravel racing cycling event. Riders will travel through Mudgee’s spectacular rural scenery, the region’s vineyards and iconic Australian landscape.

Henry Lawson Heritage Festival


A long weekend packed with events to celebrate Australian poet Henry Lawson’s birthday. Events include poetry, markets, food and wine, live music and vintage displays culminating in a grand parade. There is also a literary awards dinner and show.  Held over the June Long Weekend in various locations.



Indulge in the slow-cooked barbeque phenomenon at the annual MudgeeQue.  As you embrace the crisp country air and warm up by the crackling fire drums, you can taste produce from our local brewers, winemakers and distillers whilst enjoying live music.

Mudgee Readers’ Festival


A weekend of sharing stories, ideas and laughter. Held in August at various locations throughout the region.

Visit the Mudgee Readers’ Festival website »

Mudgee Running Festival


Whether you’re a first-time runner or an experienced marathoner, the Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed atmosphere and fun for the whole family. Events include a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10-kilometre and five-kilometre fun run, all held on one day.

Flavours of Mudgee


Held in the streets of Mudgee, the festival brings the town to life. Featuring the region’s winegrowers, producers, bakers, cooks, distillers and brewers who join together for tastings and meals with a backdrop of Mudgee’s historic buildings. Held in September in the Mudgee CBD.

Visit the Flavours of Mudgee Festival website »

Sculptures in the Garden


Combining garden design, sculptures and art mediums in beautiful rural surroundings, the annual Sculptures in the Garden is regional NSW’s largest and most renowned outdoor sculpture exhibition. Running for 16 days, the event is a hallmark of the Mudgee region’s artistic calendar.

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Luxury Mudgee Accommodation

Leaning Oak and Oak Hill, are conveniently located in Yarrabin, a 15 minute drive from Mugdee Village in the heart of the Mudgee wine region.  Our luxury accommodations are the perfect base to explore this picturesque area.

The Mudgee Region epitomises rustic charm, vineyards, rolling green hills, exquisite food and delectable wine.  Visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds with a central township featuring boutique shopping and exquisite dining options surrounded by picturesque country landscapes and over 40 family-owned wineries. Mudgee is arguably one of Australia’s best wine-producing regions with over 40 family-operated wineries dotted throughout the region. The temperate climate produces slow-ripening grapes that make for robust wines.

Leaning Oak and Oak Hill are located in Yarrabin, a picturesque 15-minute drive from Mudgee Village and a short drive from local wineries.

Mudgee is accessible by car from Sydney, Bathurst, Orange, Newcastle and Canberra. Planes fly into Mudgee Airport daily.