13–14 April | Train enthusiasts will delight in an impressive assembly of steam trains, the heart and soul of the annual Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest in Maitland.

The two-day event, sprawled over Railway Street, is packed to the brim with fun for the whole family, including vintage diesel rides, steampunkers, road steam and mini steam train rides. See how things were done in days gone by at the interactive Rally Ground display, featuring a vast array of antique machinery from all over Australia including traction and portable engines.

For a more hands-on experience, grab your tickets and be part of the ARTC Great Train Race or take a ride on one of the many unique train trips visiting various Hunter destinations.

Car lovers can immerse themselves in motoring history at the Show ‘n’ Shine, with over 500 classic cars on display, food stalls and live rock ‘n’ roll entertainment.

If that weren’t enough, enjoy historic heritage walks, market stalls, gourmet food stalls and kids’ activities.

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