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About the event

The warm aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, rich melted chocolate and decadent dishes will descend on Maitland during this snug festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August.

Featuring expert chocolatiers, talented baristas and the best of the region’s winemakers it is the perfect way to ward off the winter chill.

This festival of the senses will see The Levee, Shared Zone and Riverside Car Park come alive, allowing rugged up visitors to enjoy some of the most indulgent products from across the entire Hunter Region and beyond.

This year will see the event footprint expanded and for the first time the event will be lighting up and extended into the night operating from 10.00am to 9.00pm Saturday and 10.00am to 3.00pm Sunday.  

Coffee and chocolate lovers can rug up and enjoy the warmth from the flames of the fire pits throughout the extended festival footprint and celebrate the rich flavours of their favourite sweet treats. 

The events program will feature a variety of demonstrations to suit everyone’s taste buds,  some of the region’s most delicious, sweet treats and gourmet food and artisan market stall, live music, kid’s activities and more.

Maitland Aroma is a free event that will bring the community together in a COVID Safe way to celebrate the great food, wine and produce from Maitland and the Hunter Region.  2019’s event was a huge success with over 16,000 people in attendance. For a taste of what to expect at this year’s festival check out our gallery.

A comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan will be in place for all events and activities.  

Council will monitor and adhere to the advice from the Federal and State Governments, including any variation or modification of the public health orders.  

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