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Sample all things Broke on one massive weekend


One of the most popular events on the Hunter calendar, A Little Bit of Broke, returns to the region in 2024.

Twenty years in the making, the much-loved extravaganza – from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March – allows locals and visitors alike to explore the wine trail less travelled while sampling the food and fabulousness Broke Fordwich is known for.

The 20th anniversary of the event also coincides with the bicentenary of Broke.

So, while in the area, take the opportunity to discover farm gate produce, events, music and much more.

Seventeen fabulous locations are participating in 2024, with many hosting their own unique affairs.

Dine in a hatted restaurant, picnic with alpacas, savour sunset wines or enjoy memorable tunes, while learning the art of beekeeping, trying your hand at art ‘n sip or indulging in a foot scrub made from local botanicals.

The secret to navigating everything is to plan ahead.

Check out the festival program, which includes a range of special events and workshops that you can incorporate into your itinerary.

There’s also a hop-on hop-off bus service, circulating both Broke Road and Milbrodale Road and stopping at each location.

Above all, your Festival Starter Kit is your ticket to ride.

“It’s a kind of choose-your-own adventure-weekend,” an organiser said.

“You jump onto the ticketing site and set yourself up with a starter kit which, from just $35, will give you entry, a take home Riedel tasting glass, map and a minimum of four tasting experiences at your chosen wineries.

“Or, if four tastings over an entire weekend isn’t going to quench your thirst, we have introduced the Festival Super Kit ($50).

“That offers eight complimentary tastings, redeemable at any of the eight cellar doors taking part in A Little Bit of Broke.

“It’s for the ultimate wine lover and festival goer.”

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