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Festival                        2023

When: Sunday 10 September 2023

Time: 9:30-4pm

For: Family, friends, locals 

Why: Celebrate and learn about the unique biodiversity of the Cessnock-Kurri region

What else: Spotlight and Bushwalk tour before the day

We look forward to seeing you at the event this Spring!


Join us for the official opening at 9:30am for a Welcome to Country.

We have 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.

Featuring renowned musicians:

  • Melody Pool

  • The Lairs

  • 24 Strings

  • Fish Fry

Check out our past events here

This event is 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.

OurBushland Festival 
10 September 2023

The partners of Our Bushland are proud to announce the 2023 date for the OurBushland Festival 2023!

Not only is this a celebration of the uniquely diverse and rare biodiversity in the Cessnock and Kurri regions, but also a fun family friendly festival that will nourish the senses. With amazing live music, interactive displays, walks and talks, markets and artisans, food and fun, including the ever popular Fauna Spotlight tour and a Bushwalk before the big day, it's a great day out for all. Put it in your diaries!

Download the Festival Flyer and share with your friends!

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OurBushland - Old Brush Walk (limited places)

We are expanding our Walks this year! Offering a free walk out at The Old Brush on Friday 8 September.

Beginning at 8am, join a guided walk out at The Old Brush, finishing up at 9.30am followed by a complimentary light morning tea. Bookings for this guided walk are essential and can be made through Eventbrite through the following link: Register to the Guided Walk

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OurBushland - Fauna Spotlight Tour (limited places)

Our popular Free Spotlight Night is also back!
Saturday 9 September, join us at Poppethead Park to head out for an exciting evening with our expert team to look for nocturnal species in Our Bushland.

Bookings are essential and can be made through Eventbrite through the following link:  Register your place at the Fauna Spotlight Tour


Festival- Market Stallholders

If you are a local producer, maker, artisian or food providers we would love you to hold a stall at our festival! Standard sites are 3x3m and $50. Please contact us via for more information. 

OR register your interest here: Register to be a market stallholder

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