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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.

The Hunter Valley rail corridor is one of the busiest rail networks in the country, and our job is to look after the track so that trains can move safely, efficiently and quietly across our region. In the Hunter Valley and Central North West NSW, we employ more than 500 people who both live and work in our communities, so we understand local issues and take our role as a member of the community very seriously.

Owned by the Australian Government, we‘re improving Australia’s productivity and developing new opportunities for businesses and regional communities

The Bloomfield Group

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian Mining and Engineering Group. Employing hundreds of local people and supported by local small businesses, we operate a number of mines in the Hunter, including Bloomfield Mine East of Maitland. The company also operates Kings Engineering in Rutherford. For more information please visit The Bloomfield Group.   


At Altapac, we’re all about bringing families together for unforgettable adventures and journeys. Our customers choose us to gear up their vehicles, not just for the look, but for comfort and functionality that takes their family outings to the next level. Our services include professional window tinting and protective film applications to keep your vehicle looking its best. Our technicians take pride in their work, ensuring your car looks great and is protected against the elements. We’ve got the experience too, we were the first automotive window tinters on the East Coast of Australia!

We also offer a selection of practical accessories like roof racks for family camping trips, towbars for pulling trailers, boats or caravans or carrying bikes, and bull bars and 4×4 accessories to adventure farther and safer off the beaten track. Our expert team ensure each product is selected to fit your specific needs, making every trip more enjoyable, safer and more comfortable.

At Altapac, we value genuine customer service. You’re not just a customer to us; you’re part of our community. We’re here to offer our expertise and support in preparing your vehicle for your next family adventure. That’s what you get at Altapac! Visit Altapac


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.


NBN News is your only local one hour news service 7 nights per week. We have been bringing viewers the news that matters since 1962 – We take you live, locally or globally ensuring that when news breaks, our teams are at the heart of what matters. NBN News. Your News.


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.