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A huge thankyou to our events sponsors and partners for their continued support over the past 35 years. 


The Burton Family of Maitland has been an active part of the community for over 60 years, from humble beginnings to the award winning automotive group they are today.

Burton Automotive Group is constantly improving our customer service standards by listening to what our guests want. From an active social media presence and website, to involvement in community events across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, the Burton Automotive Group makes you the top priority.

Experience the difference today and deal with the winning team!


ARTC helps keep Australia moving.

Every day we manage the movement of more than 420 freight and passenger trains across five states and 8,500km of track. We’re a vital part of the nation’s transport supply chain, connecting places and ports to people and products.

Owned by the Australian Government, we’re constantly evolving through new rail projects, such as Inland Rail – a 1,700km fast freight route joining Brisbane to Melbourne. We’re doing more than building, maintaining and operating railways; we‘re improving Australia’s productivity and developing new opportunities for businesses and regional communities.


Transport Heritage NSW is a not for profit, member based organisation proudly supported by the NSW Government, committed to preserving and sharing our State’s rich transport history.

Visit for more information on who they are and what they do.


NSW Trains manages the operation of NSW TrainLink, providing Intercity and Regional services focused on the specific needs of our customers.

Intercity services run between Sydney and the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra and South Coast regions.

The regional network is serviced by trains and coaches reaching over 365 destinations across NSW and interstate to Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne.

We are focused on the specific needs of our intercity and regional customers, who want reliable and comfortable coach and train services with onboard facilities.

Visit for trip planning, timetables, network maps and ticketing information.


Delivering the highest quality local news, sport and weather, NBN News has played an important role in the lives of people across northern New South Wales for decades.

Our talented team of journalists, producers and camera operators bringing you the stories that matter, seven days a week, 365 days a year, across both television and digital.


Whitehaven Coal is the third largest seaborne coal exporter from the port of Newcastle and our key products comprise high energy, low ash thermal and metallurgical coals.

Whitehaven also supplies high quality domestic coal to 10 Steam Train Societies.

Whitehaven is proud to again be associated with Maitland Steamfest and to be supplying our high-quality Gunnedah Basin coal to power this weekend’s events.