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Visit the sweetest Station in Newcastle


Newcastle’s former railway terminal will stage the inaugural Festival of Sweets & Treats this weekend.

Between 9am and 2pm, locals and visitors alike can sink their teeth into a plethora of delicacies, from chocolates to cakes, lollies to ice-creams and all things in between, at The Station on Sunday 28 May.

Adding to the saccharine atmosphere will be masterclasses from Choux Patisserie’s French chef Nicolas Poelaert and industry expert Chef Daniel, as well as a cake-decorating competition, entertainment including a jazz quartet, kids’ activities and much more.

After noticing a gap in the domain of a delightfully decadent festival, Hunter Events Group – which oversees the Friday Night Feast at the same location – decided it was time to bring one to the table.

“We thought Newcastle would be the perfect place for it,” director Louise Manning said.

“There are cafes and shops and the wharf right near, it’s an ideal family outing.

“Whether you come for the day or just pop by to grab a sweet treat, we know there’ll be something for everyone.

“We’ve got Choux Patisserie with its famous eclairs in tow, Twenty-4 Cheesecakes, Cheeky Desserts and some savoury dishes for those who’ll need to balance out the sweet.

“We are also excited to present the amateur cake-decorating competition and masterclasses from the professions.

“So, whether you’re a chocolatier, a sweet-toothed fanatic or a cake connoisseur, I’m sure we’ll tempt your tastebuds.

“It will be a day of indulgence, inspiration and innovation.

“But, most importantly, we’ll support local businesses within the Newcastle and Hunter region.

“Don’t miss this sweet escape.”

Festival of Sweets & Treats

  • When: Sunday 28 May
  • Where: The Station
  • Time: 9am-2pm
  • Tickets: Adults $10, children under 16 free

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