April 7, 2018 All Day
This massive community event will start at 10:00 am with the Hunter Valley Coal Festival parade down Singleton’s John Street.
Following the parade, the festivities will move up to the Singleton Showgrounds for a day of family fun activities. Entry is Free.
Mining companies Glencore, Yancoal and Bloomfield/Rix’s Creek will operate bus tours to nearby mines from 9am on the day. The tours will be free but bookings are essential and available through the Mine Tours Page on this website.
Professional freestyle motorcross stars, Freestyle Kings, will be the headline act for the day – with three thrill-packed displays of motorcycle aerial acrobatics scheduled for 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Popular children’s entertainers, The Little Scallywagz, will do what they do best at the Singleton Community Day:
Put big smiles on little faces.
The Little Scallywagz will perform two shows – at noon and again at 2pm – at the community day at Singleton Showgrounds on Saturday, April 7.
The group’s non-stop, action-packed themed performances are filled with musical excitement and laughter which captivates children as they sing and dance along to lively Little Scallywagz songs and popular children’s nursery rhymes with the show’s characters Stacy, Baihe, Olivia and their little scallywag friends Cha-Cha and JJ.
Little Scallywagz team member Stacy Tierney is an Australian multi award winning songwriter and Australian number one award winning children’s songwriter with her song titled “Rubbish Rubbish Ew Yuk”.
The Little Scallywagz have presented shows throughout Newcastle and Australia, entertaining audiences in clubs, community events, shopping centres, corporate functions and regional show events, including performances with Hi5, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Max & Milly and ABC Play School.
The best of Australia’s mines rescue teams will show its winning ways at the Singleton Community Day.
National champions two years running, Peabody’s Wambo Underground Mine Rescue Team will conduct a mines rescue demonstration at the Singleton Showground event. The team will have just returned from Russia where it represented Australia in the 11th International Mines Rescue Competition.
The NSW tug of war championships will take place, with heats throughout the day and the final for the title scheduled for 3pm.
Singleton Historical Society and Museum will open their rural farm display at Singleton Showground during the community day of Hunter Coal Festival. The display features heritage farm equipment, tools and machinery and will complement the display of vintage cars and tractors during this fun filled and free day for the community. The rural display is on the northern side of the Showground. This is an amazing exhibition and well worth taking a look.
The mining industry will also be on show with displays by mining companies and their community partners. The industry exhibits will be joined by displays by community and charity groups.
Other activities and entertainment will be on show throughout the day including free children’s activities, coal shovelling competitions, indigenous dancers, music and more.