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Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival Parade Day
The Scone and Upper Hunter Horse
Festival has been growing in popularity each year. It is now a 16 day event,
that commenced on Friday 4 May and winds up on Sunday 20 May.
The big day is on Saturday 12 May, with the Parade along the
main street of Scone commencing at 11am. This
is a huge parade, with floats, vehicles, bands, schools and many community
groups taking part. Horses of all breeds are the main feature of the parade,
with many horse studs, riding schools etc taking part. People have a second
chance of seeing the hour long parade, as it goes up one side of the street,
turns around and comes back on the other side of the street . There are various
commentary broadcast points along the street so that people can hear what the
parade entries are.
If travelling to Scone by car, it is advised to arrive in Scone early in order to get a car park, as streets are
blocked off for the parade. Depending on the weather, find a viewing spot under
the shade of the shop awnings on the shady side of the street, or in the sun on
the other side of the street.
There are plenty of activities on the day before and after
the parade to enjoy. If you are feeling a bit peckish, you can garb some food
and drinks at:
- Scone Arts & Crafts
Parade Day Café, from 7.30am,
- Scone High School Parade Day BBQ 9am – 1pm in main street,
- St Mary’s P&F Morning Tea and Cake Stall in main
The Scone Country Markets taker will place in St Aubins Street
from 8.30am – 1pm. A large range of handmade craftwork, jewellery, woodwork,
clothing and eats will be available.
The Busking Competition will take place along the main
street from 9-10.45am. There are sections for juniors and seniors, and
individuals, duos and groups are welcome to come along and entertain the crowds
and perhaps win the prize money.
There are plenty of activities after the parade to make a
full day in Scone.
Grammar School Foundation
Antique Fair in St Lukes Hall from 10am – 5pm
- Scone Arts & Crafts
Exhibition in Kingdon St
- Murrurundi Art Show in the nearby town of Murrurundi from 10am – 4pm
- Scone Polo Cup in the nearby town of Gundy presents the Muswellbrook Cup from 10am
Grammar School Fete in Kingdon Street
- Horesball Demonstration Match in White
- Horse Festival Charity Rodeo from 1pm at White Park