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Festival                        2024

The 2024 event is confirmed for the weekend of 7-8 September 2024.

Why this weekend? 7 September is national Threatened Species Day. It marks the day that the Tasmanian Tiger became extinct in 1936, as a sharp reminder to conserve nature and protect our most precious and unique animals on the planet. Locally multiple critically endangered and vulnerable species  rely on the high biodiversity values in the Lower Hunter, and we don't want to lose them. Our Bushland Festival aims to raise awareness, garner local community support and protection of this most treasured area.


We will be building on the success of years festival hosted which hosted an exciting range of information displays, market stalls, food and free face painting and mini workshops just for kids. This is a day full of fun for everyone.

Last years event hosted renowned musicians:

  • Melody Pool

  • The Lairs

  • 24 Strings

  • Fish Fry

Check out our past events here

This event was proudly brought to you by a collaboration with BirdLife Australia, Cessnock City Council, Hunter Local Land Services and funding through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, the Department of Planning & Environment, Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, University of Newcastle Conservation Biology Research Group, Hunter Bird Observers Club, Land Eco Consulting, EnviroComm Connections and Aussie Ark.



The 2024 Our Bushland Festival will take place on Sunday 8 September  at Poppet Head Park, Kitchener, NSW 2325.

Join us for the Our Bushland Festival, a celebration of the natural beauty and diversity of our local bushland. This event is the perfect opportunity for stall holders to showcase their products and services to a large audience.

The festival will take place on Sun Sep 8 2024 at Poppet Head Park, Kitchener, NSW 2325.

Don't miss out on this exciting event!

Register now to secure your spot as a stall holder at the Our Bushland Festival.


We welcome all types of stall holders to register, including food vendors, crafters, artists, and more. This is a fantastic chance to connect with the community and share your passion with others.
Market stalls: promote your sustainable, environmental, creative and unique wares to festival goers.

Market stalls: $50 stall fee
Food vendors: showcase your delectable offerings to a diverse audience of over 1,200 attendees

Food vendors: $75 fee

Stallholders are invited to register their interest to


Our event will not happen without the amazing support of sponsors and contributors. To help the event maintain and grow the amazing activities on offer, we are seeking sponsors to support the event.

Following on from the successful 2023 Our Bushland Festival, Cessnock City Council is seeking sponsors for 2024.

Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships are available, all of which offer a great opportunity to:

• promote your business/organisation

• connect with the local and wider community

• increase brand awareness and media exposure

• contribute to our community

• support a hugely popular community event

• communicate your values

Download our sponsorship prospectus, and get in touch.

Sponsorship prospectus- Festival 2024.pdf

Remember to follow us on our Facebook page, OurBushland- Lower Hunter Valley for more regular updates, and information about the amazing place that is Our Bushland.

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