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Australia Day is celebrated in various towns throughout the Shire on 26 January each year.
Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces with the famous running of the sheep in red socks is held on the June long weekend each year.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.