New festival promises a stomping good time!

The inaugural Cessnock Stomp Festival will take place this Sunday 17 April 2016 on Vincent Street from 10am to 4pm.

The first annual Cessnock Stomp Festival will take place this Sunday 17 April 2016 on Vincent Street from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets for the Great Cessnock Stomp have already sold out, with the grape stomping event shaping up to be a highlight of the festival.   

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent will officially open the festival before the first stomp heat at 10.30am.  

“The Cessnock Stomp Festival is a welcome addition to our City’s annual events calendar,” Cr Pynsent said.  

“Events like these are important to our economy because they support local businesses and attract visitors to our region.  

“I am looking forward to seeing the CBD full of activity this Sunday.”  

The festival celebrates Cessnock’s place as the gateway to the vineyards and will feature prominent wineries, restaurants and breweries, as well as more than 100 market stalls.  

Foodies can still book a seat at the Meet the Wine Makers Breakfast and High Tea with the Mad Hatter.  

Entertainment on the day will also include a fashion parade, kids’ corner and animals from the Hunter Valley Zoo.  

The festival runs from 10am to 4pm and is free to enter.   

Tickets to the breakfast and high tea can be purchased through the Cessnock Stomp Festival website, the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre and Council’s administration building.    

Vincent Street, Cessnock will be closed between Wollombi Road and Hall Street from 6am to 6pm on Sunday 17 April. The usual Alcohol Free Zone will also be suspended in the area during this time.

12 April 2016