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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: Ann Callaghan 0416110024

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.

Gold Sponsor

The Sign Shop

The Sign Shop, Maitland

The Sign Shop operates a well equipped manufacturing outlet in Maitland, which boasts the latest computer-assisted design and production equipment. This, coupled with their excellent staff, leaves their customers consistently satisfied. With over 30 years of experience, services include shop signage, vehicle wraps, event and exhibition signage, billboards and real estate signs.

Silver Sponsors

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.

Kentan Machinery

Kentan Machinery

Kentan Machinery was established in 1970 and is now the number one agricultural and construction machinery dealer in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Taree and the Central Coast. Kentan Machinery proudly represents a broad range of Kubota products, which are complemented by a wide selection of imported implements such as Berti, Krone, Land Pride, Bomford and Pronar to name but a few.

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.

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.

Up The Creek Plumbing & Gas

Up the Creek Plumbing & Gas

Established in 2017, Up the Creek Plumbing and Gas provides a reliable and committed plumbing service to the Paterson, Gresford and Dungog regions. With over 10 years experience in all aspects of plumbing and gas-fitting, they offer expert solutions on all plumbing applications from domestic maintenance to large commercial installations.

Bronze Sponsors

Account Com

Account Com are a team of trusted accounting specialists you can rely on. They like to give you some of your precious time back so you can run your business.

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.

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.

EnVision Media

Contact EnVision Media at Vacy for all your photographic needs – including weddings, family portraits, glamour and fine art. They are also experts in aerial drone photography, for real estate, development sites, progress shots and aerial inspections.

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.

Imagine Now IT

Imagine Now IT provides business-oriented IT support services to small and medium sized businesses. They have a broad range of expertise, experience and up-to-date technology, providing efficient and effective technology and support solutions to a wide range of businesses.

Kis Marketing

Kis Marketing is an award-winning, boutique marketing agency offering simple effective marketing solutions. They offer a wide range of services, including digital marketing, graphic design, promotional videos, brand development, media buying and copy writing.

Maitland Ready Mixed Concrete

Maitland Ready Mixed Concrete is a local family-owned business that has been operating out of Rutherford for the past 50 years. They supply and deliver a large range of quality ready mixed concrete, aggregates, blocks and paving to domestic, commercial and industrial customers.

Paterson Auto Garage

Paterson Auto Garage is a versatile garage capable of undertaking servicing right through to major engine work. A wide range of vehicles catered for by enthusiastic and friendly staff. Phone 4938 5789.

Paterson Chemist

Paterson Chemist is a locally owned and operated pharmacy, determined to bring holistic care and a comprehensive service to the local community. They stock all your essential health, beauty and medical products, including vitamins, cosmetics, prescriptions and medicines.

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.

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.

Peter Marquet

Peter Marquet has kindly donated his vintage truck for use as a stage at the Paterson Festival for many years. Without his generous support we would have nowhere for the Outback Hippies to entertain us with their great music.

PKF Newcastle

PKF Newcastle is a full service accounting firm, offering experienced and expert advice to private business, professional and individual clients. Our award winning practice prides itself on delivering smart, honest financial and strategic advice. 

Quaint the Salon

Quaint the Salon at Vacy is a special place where you can relax, switch off and feel completely pampered. Josie and her team are highly skilled blonde, colour and style specialists, as well as beauty, skin and makeup experts. Book your appointment today on 49388386.

S.R. Horder Monumental Masons

Create a lasting memory of your loved one with S.R. Horder Monumental Masons exquisite headstones and cemetery monuments. They offer custom inscription engravings, and can also restore and renovate existing headstones.

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

Modern spacious and air-conditioned rooms at an affordable price in the heart of Vacy, on hand to the restaurant, hotel, general store and cafe. Set back off the road, the motel offers views of the surrounding farmland and Lower Barrington Tops countryside.