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The Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival is held inside the walls of the former maximum security prison, Maitland Gaol, over the first weekend of November. The festival is a celebration of beer, music and food with festival goers treated to over 80 craft beers, the best line up of bands, food from across the globe, home brew masterclasses and a few twisted surprises!
Maitland Taste is a celebration of great food, wine and produce from the Hunter Region and surrounds. Focusing on sustainability, stalls and activities at Maitland Taste feature local or regional produce and organic products. The program features diverse cooking and gardening demonstrations, interactive displays and kids activities that focus on the wider interpretation of taste by embracing the ethos of ‘Grow. Create. Taste.’, Maitland Taste gives attendees the opportunity to learn something new for their kitchen or garden, whilst enjoying the ambience of live music and outdoor dining.
Steamfest provides a fun and family friendly look into days gone by with a diverse program including historic steam train trips, vintage machinery displays and demonstrations, live music, interactive heritage walks and displays, vintage car display, market stalls, food stalls, kid’s activities and more.