Canon fire will sound through Raymond Terrace and a paddlewheel ship will once again be seen on the Hunter River. Step back in time and embrace the past at the King Street Heritage Festival.
Learn something about the heritage of the original main street of Raymond Terrace, dress vintage and enjoy old fashioned activities for all ages.
King Street, the original main street of Raymond Terrace in its heyday as a river port. is closed to traffic for the day so you can enjoy old fashioned activities, listen to acoustic music, marching bands, Morris dancers, Irish dancers, a town crier and performance by the Maitland Pipe and Drum Band.
Take part in simple old fashioned games for all ages; hopscotch, knucklebones, splat the rat, marbles and flip a frog. There will be a variety of stalls, entertainment and food.
William the Fourth paddlewheel ship is providing river cruises leaving at 11am and 1pm. The cost is $30per adult, $20 perchild (up to 12), $85 for a family of four. Dine and Discover vouchers can be used. Book here.
Local history groups will display information about the early days in the Lower Hunter and a display about serving in WW I.