Whip out the calendar because there's a new festival in town, and it will take us on a trip down memory lane to celebrate Maitland's long and rich heritage.
The inaugural Maitland Heritage Festival which will run over two days in June, showcasing the city's history to leave you with a great appreciation of the place we call home.
There will be a wide variety of activities on offer including heritage walks, house tours, penny farthing demonstrations, bell tower tours and children's activities. There will also be 19th Century games and activities including puppetry, musical performances, expert restoration advice and food. Local historians and a Town Crier will be on hand as well.
During the festival there will be a number of ticketed events include a Heritage Dinner at Mansfield House (June 11), ghost tours at Grossmann House (June 12) and Mansfield House (June 13), Heritage walk with a Devonshire tea at Mansfield House (June 13), as well as a musical recital (June 12).
The community-driven event will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Church Street Precinct, and other venues around the city.