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Thank you!

Our sponsors make the Paterson Festival and New Year’s Eve celebration possible. Their financial support helps to cover the cost of the event and keep the entry fee affordable for families. We are very grateful to the owners and managers of these businesses who believe in supporting their local community. Please reward their generosity by supporting them in return.

Sponsorship enquiries: Adele Mitchell 0419 277 783

Platinum Sponsor

J&S Engineering

J & S Engineering

J&S ENGINEERING was established almost 30 years ago by John Armstrong to provide off-site reclamation of mining equipment and the manufacture of drill consumables. The company now boasts one of the largest integrated heavy engineering capabilities on the east coast of Australia.

Taking a holistic approach to off-site repairs and re-manufacturing, all company processes are completed at the J&S facilities, including stripping, inspection, modifications, welding, stress relieving, machining, blasting and painting. Typical re-manufacturing includes buckets, dipper handles, undercarriages, car bodies and truck trays.

With a dedicated machine shop that has continued to increase capacity and capability, J&S Engineering can now re-manufacture most types of mining machineryExamples include walking cams and cam frames; drill, dozer, shovel and excavator undercarriages; dipper handles and saddle blocks; winch drums; dozer blades; dragline sheaves; and pins, shafts and bushes.

As one of the few local family owned manufacturing companies surviving in the Hunter Valley, John has provided local support in many ways. These include employment of apprentices and tradesmen, community fundraising and charity work, and of course, mining and industrial clients throughout the Hunter Valley and State.

John recognises that being a good corporate citizen requires technical excellence, integrity, innovation, growth and local engagement with all stakeholders and in particular, local community support.

Silver Sponsors


Cetnaj Maitland

Cetnaj Maitland has lighting experts ready to help you light up your life. Whether you’re building, renovating or just need some help to brighten up a room, Cetnaj can help. With expert advice on lighting, heating, cooling, home automation, and more, we can help you design and select the right products for your home or office.

Clements Air Conditioning sponsor of Paterson Festival

Clements Air Conditioning

Clements Air Conditioning Refrigeration Electrical is a locally owned company which has been servicing the Hunter Valley for over 25 years. They specialise in the sale and service of energy efficient heating and cooling systems for both residential and commercial premises, as well as energy efficient solar solutions.

Coates Hire sponsor of Paterson Festival

Coates Hire Beresfield

Coates Hire is Australia’s largest equipment hire company, supplying to a wide variety of markets, including engineering and building construction and maintenance, mining and resources, manufacturing, government and events. Coates Hire supplies compaction and access equipment, power generation and lighting towers, air compressors, welding equipment, tools, general pumps and equipment, ladders and scaffold.

Coregas sponsor of Paterson Festival


As the largest Australian owned industrial, medical and specialty gas company Coregas is proud to say that service and quality are at the core of everything they do. Their gases range from common gases such as oxygen and nitrogen to the rarest of gases like krypton, but it is their service and guaranteed quality of these gases that sets them apart.

jezweb sponsor of Paterson Festival


Jezweb design, build, manage and promote WordPress websites. You can get helpful advice and sensible ideas from their team of experienced website builders for a new website or upgrade of an existing website to make it easier for you to edit. Jezweb will give you a new website that looks great, shows up in Google and attracts new customers.

KC Harris sponsor of Paterson Festival

K&C Harris

K&C Harris is a family owned and operated business that has been servicing the Hunter for over 30 years, specialising in industrial and construction fasteners. With their professional staff and industry knowledge, they aim to get you the best solution for your project. K&C Harris carry a vast range of consumable products, including drill bits, taps and dies, abrasives, chemicals and tools.

The Mutual sponsor of Paterson Festival

The Mutual

The Mutual has served the people of the Hunter for more than 125 years. With modern banking solutions and traditional business values, The Mutual offers a full suite of personal and business banking products, delivered by a dedicated and member-focused staff. Their branch and ATM network, as well as mobile and electronic facilities, ensure that their members can bank anywhere, anytime.

Paksac sponsor of Paterson Festival


Paksac is a family owned business which opened in 1996 as a result of a dream in a backyard shed. Paksac workers pride themselves on their ability to produce anything that can be made from canvas or PVC, large or small. This includes peg bags, crib bags, trailer covers, camping equipment covers, tool bags, and much more. Check their website for the full range or call to discuss your requirements.

Paterson Butchery sponsor of Paterson Festival

Paterson Butchery

Paterson Butchery prides itself on providing top quality locally grown meat, excellent service and free local delivery. Their reputation for superior meat has spread far beyond Paterson. They even stock good quality salmon for the non meat eaters. Get your Christmas order in early!

Paterson Service Station

Paterson Service Station

Paterson Service Station do more than sell petrol. Enjoy a relaxing light meal, homemade delight and great coffee while you take in the view from their riverside deck, along with the friendliest service in town. Their gift store is a treasure trove, or choose a pot of colour from their nursery. There’s also ice, stock feed and produce, as well as mechanical repairs and servicing.

Paterson Tavern sponsor of the Paterson Festival

Paterson Tavern

The historic Paterson Tavern takes pride in being the most popular place in Paterson. The Tavern offers cold draught beer, a good range of bottled beers, a wide range of Hunter Valley and Australian wines, and casual dining in Yabbies bistro, with a menu to suit everybody. You can dine or have a drink in their beer garden, bar, alfresco courtyard or under their historic veranda.

Peter Evans

Peter Evans & Associates

Whilst they act in all areas of law, Peter Evans & Associates specialises in providing advice to companies and their executives in any matter requiring legal assistance. Founded in 1986, the firm has four lawyers and six support staff. They are genuinely experienced in commercial litigation and are able to easily call upon the services of a barrister when needed.

Phill Flanagan Excavation

Phill Flanagan Excavation

With over 40 years experience, Phill Flanagan is the man to call for excavation and earthmoving. Need a bobcat, grader or roller, call Phill on 0418 435 429 for an obligation free quote.

Bronze Sponsors

Battery World Maitland

Battery World are the battery experts. With a huge range of batteries and accessories, for home, work or play, from caravans, boats and motorcycles, to cameras, games, phones and computers, and more.

CBC Bed & Breakfast & Cafe

This is a country retreat where you can step back in time and still enjoy the comforts of modern life. The rooms are spacious with their own ensuite and fireplace. The cafe serves excellent breakfasts, devonshire teas and light meals.

Cowlicks Hair Studio

Cowlicks at Vacy is a salon where you can relax, switch off and feel completely pampered. Andrea and Josie are highly skilled stylists with many years of knowledge and experience to share.

Delfs Lascelles Surveyors

Delfs Lascelles Surveyors offer professional land surveying services, including subdivision, sewer and water design, and strata certification to local government, construction, domestic, industrial and commercial industries.

Farmer’s Hotel & Vacy General Store

Pull up a stool and have a beer with the friendly locals at the Farmer’s Hotel – ice cold beer on tap, and a delicious range of pub meals. Then cross the road to the Vacy General Store for a great coffee and check out the wonderful treats and gifts.

Hallinans Auto Electricians

Hallinans Auto Electricians is a family owned business which has been servicing the Hunter for over 35 years. We offer reliable and professional service on auto air conditioning, towing, solar sales and fitting for cars, caravans and campers.

Jacks Minibuses & Hire

Minibus hire for all occasions, including private transfers to Sydney Airport and Cruise Terminals, weddings, winery tours, school groups, sporting groups and general charter. We pride ourselves on offering friendly service, value and flexibility.

Kis Marketing

At Kis Marketing we offer simple effective marketing solutions for local businesses and are proud to support our community. For more info visit www.kismarketing.com.au

Maitland Ready Mix Concrete

Maitland Ready Mix Concrete supplies and delivers quality ready mixed concrete, aggregates, blocks and paving to domestic, commercial and industrial customers. With unbeatable service, they cater to all building requirements, large or small.

Paterson Auto Garage

Paterson Auto Garage is owned and operated by a local family. Call Ben on 4938 5133 to book in for mechanical repairs, servicing and rego checks. All work is guaranteed. Look out for their new workshop in the New Year.

Paterson Chemist & Medical Centre

Paterson Chemist stocks all your essential health, beauty and medical products, including vitamins, cosmetics, prescriptions and medicines. Visit Paterson Medical Centre for all your family’s medical needs.

Paterson Country Cafe

Paterson Country Cafe serves all day breakfast, light meals and over 14 varieties of hamburger. Chill with an excellent coffee on the outdoor deck overlooking the Paterson River.

Paterson IGA Friendly

At Paterson IGA we tailor our products to give our local customers more of what they like. This includes locally made and grown products, and many of your favourite brands, the ones you may no longer find on shelves in other supermarkets.

Paterson Post Office

Full Australia Post services are available at Paterson Post Office. These include parcels, packaging, PO boxes, redirect and hold mail services. Also available are friendly service and a range of gifts and chocolates.

Peters Real Estate

Peters Real Estate specialise in selling and leasing real estate in Maitland and the Lower Hunter Valley. We are committed to achieving exceptional results through our professionalism and dedication which exceeds the expectation of our clients.

Pet Protector Hunter Valley

Pet Protector Hunter Valley sells an excellent range of products that promote the safety, health and wellbeing of our pets. Check them out at the Medowie, Clarencetown and Paterson Gallery Markets.

Sexton’s Coaches

Sexton’s Coaches operate a bus charter and tour service in the Paterson area. Give Col and Betty a call on 4938 5251 to book a coach for a school excursion, winery tour, wedding or other event.

S R Horder

S R Horder are monumental stonemasons. Call 4937 6232 to discuss your requirements. Creating a memorial as a tribute to the memory of a loved one is a significant event, and we’ll make sure you won’t feel rushed or pressured.

Stockers & Partridge

Stockers & Partridge sell, service and repair tractors, mowers, lawncare equipment, pumps and farm machinery. They also stock Castrol oils, batteries, pipe and fittings, hardware and much more.

Vacy Village Motel & Flying Duck Cafe

Modern spacious rooms at an affordable price in downtown Vacy. Set back off the road, with great views over the surrounding countryside.  The Flying Duck serves innovative fresh meals and brings a taste of café culture to the Paterson Valley.