The organising committee of an award-winning Upper Hunter festival is urging more young people to volunteer their time to ensure the event can continue.

Murrurundi's King of the Ranges event has just celebrated its 10th year, and took out a state-wide tourism award on the weekend.

Event secretary Hillary Turner says it is now time for some younger people to take on the role of getting the festival organised.

"We are really considered a committee of ageing grandparents," she said.

"I would say we're looking forward to some young people coming forward and maybe this award will inspire those young people to come forward."

She says she cannot continue in the same role, but wants to be assured there will be younger people to take over.

"Well, I really will have to step down and not take such a major part in the event, because it has taken many many hours throughout the year of my time, and I have family commitments which will not allow me to do it.

"So we are looking for people to come along to help spread the load.

"When it's something so special like this festival, we would love to see it go on into the future."