It is a year of milestones for Greta and there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate.
The Central Hunter Business Chamber and the Hunter Hunter Multicultural Communities Inc. are hosting Silky Oak Festival on November 9 and 10.
All are invited to join in the fun and celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Greta Army Camp and also the 70th anniversary of the Greta Migrant Camp.
The fun will include a military parade and cultural displays, air show, pipe and brass bands, ethnic dancing, market stalls and food vans.
Between 1949 and 1960, the camp housed more than 100,000 migrants from at least 17 countries.
The event is an alcohol and pet free zone. Tickets are available online or at the gate.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit the Silky Oak Festival website.
The Maitland Mercury is offering its subscribers the chance to win one of two family passes and a tank ride. Fill out this form by 5pm Thursday, November 7, to enter the draw.