Hunter Coal Festival festivities will take centre at Singleton Showground when it hosts the Singleton Community Day on Saturday, October 29.
The Singleton Community Day is the coal festival’s biggest community gathering and this year it is scheduled to be the festival’s final event following the Careers and Innovation Expo at Muswellbrook RSL on Friday, October 21 and the Mining Leaders Lunch at the Singleton Civic Centre on Friday, October 28.
The Singleton Community Day is a celebration of the co-existence between the mining industry and community with family-orientated entertainment and activities featuring throughout the day.
From 10am to 3pm, the showground will be centre stage for children’s activities, industry sponsor community engagement and educational displays and bus tours to local mine site.
Jumping castles and other children’s activities will line the showground oval and popular children’s entertainers, Little Scallywagz, will return to delight the younger members of the community with two shows on the day. There will also be performances by Aboriginal dancers and by artists from the Star Struck schools extravagaza.
As a major drawcard, the showground will also come alive with the thrilling aerial antics of the Freestyle Kings. The professional motocross riders are scheduled to perform three high-flying shows throughout the day.
Mining industry sponsors also play a large role at the Singleton Community Day with displays interacting directly with the community; most of the sponsors, which include all mining companies operating in the Upper Hunter and various suppliers, are expected to exhibit.
Mine tours are also scheduled to operate on the day with buses transporting interested community members from the showground to nearby sites where they can see a working mine first-hand.
Entrance to the Singleton Community Day and access to all the entertainment activities will be free. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed to be brought into the showground.
|NOT TO BE MISSED MINE TOURS Three Singleton-area mines will open their doors on Saturday, October 29 offering a rare opportunity for people to visit a working coal mine. Part of the Singleton Community Day, the public mine tours will depart by bus from Albion Park near the showground. Yancoal will operate two tours to its Mount Thorley Warkworth Mine, Bloomfield Group will welcome visitors to its Rix’s Creek Mine and Glencore will also offer two tours to one of its nearby sites. The tours are free but tickets to each tour must be reserved in advance. See www.huntercoalfestival.com.au for more details ticketing and more information on the tours.