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Come celebrate all things BunGeo at these Autumn festivals, the perfect way to spend a crisp autumn day.
Looking for a fun day out? There’s plenty to do in BunGeo. A good place to start is at one of these festivals, which showcase the very best of the region, its sights, produce, culture, community and people.
Collie Labour Day Festival | February 29 – March 1
The Collie River Valley will be a hive of activity on the Labour Day weekend with the inaugural Collie Labour Day Festival. The festival gives locals and visitors a chance to celebrate the wealth of year-round recreational activities afforded to people lucky enough to live in region, by hosting fishing competitions, MTB racing, live music, woodchopping, markets, three-on-three basketball and a 4km swimming competition at Minninup Pool.
South West Multicultural Festival | February 22
The Live Lighter South West Multicultural Festival is returning to Bunbury Bicentennial Square on February 22, and we can’t wait! Twenty-two food stalls will offer a huge variety of international cuisine, including Moroccan, Russian, Filipino, Italian and more, while a program consisting of demonstrations, performances, market stalls, interactive workshops, as well as food and information stalls, culminate into an evening of dance and music under the stars. This is a family friendly and free event.
Beard Day Out | March 14
Beard lovers of Western Australia rejoice! There’s a festival coming to Boyanup, and it’s all about the beard. Triple M Southwest presents Australia’s first beard festival, Beard Day Out. They’ll be an INXS tribute band, beard competitions (with prize money to be won), beard workshops and kids activities. Start growing that beautiful facial hair folks, as this event, held at the The Bull and Bush Tavern, kicks off on March 24.
Harvey Harvest Festival | March 15
Experience the atmosphere of Italy at the South West’s longest running harvest festival. Set in the picturesque gardens of Snell Park, the LiveLighter Harvey Harvest Festival 2020 offers a feast for the senses. Local produce will be transformed before your eyes at paddock-to-plate cooking demonstrations, Harvey’s iconic brand – think Harvey Cheese, Harvey Fresh, Harvey Beef and many more – will be on show, plus they’ll be loads of music and entertainment. Keep the kids occupied with rides, street theatre, fairy workshops, and an animal petting farm, and don’t miss the LiveLighter Grape Stomp championships.
Donnybrook Apple Festival | April 11 – 12
This Easter, find fun, frivolity and food (but most importantly, apples!) at the annual Live Lighter Donnybrook Apple Festival. Meet the local characters who create, grow and nurture Donnybrook’s fruit basket of produce, while enjoying entertainment all day long. Two massive stages will offer up live tunes, an enormous produce tent will provide plenty of browsing fun, and a sideshow alley and easter egg hunt will entertain the kids.
Myalup Easter Fair Art Exhibition | April 12
Get ready for a day of good old-fashioned family fun, at the 2020 Myalup Easter Fair. Shop at the Fair’s fabulous array of market stalls, chillout to live music, try your luck in the sideshow alley, eat delicious food from local food trucks and/or enter your pets into the Pet Parade. If you love art, don’t miss the fair’s amazing art display, which includes artworks in the Youth Art Exhibition & Competition.
SHIFT Youth Festival | April 18
Shift Youth Festival is all about youth. Through a culmination of music, entertainment, atmosphere and good times, Shift seeks to promote positive lifestyle alternatives for Bunbury’s young people. Come along and join in this free event (win a double pass to GTM just for being there)! There will be a variety of awesome free activities suitable for all ages, including live music, demos and performances, a mocktail bar, food trucks, Basketball WA 3×3, skateboarding clinics, Sumo suits, inflatables, laser tag and Freerun X5.
Balingup Small Farm Field Day | April 18 – 19
WA’s best small farm field day shines the spotlight on small farming; caring for the land and animals, growing trees and food, cooking with fresh local ingredients and creating fashion and crafts with natural products. With over 300 trade and market stalls, farm machinery, equipment and nursery supplies, this festival has something for all the family. Learn how to grow your own delicious food at home with Australian horticultural talk back radio and gardening TV presenter, Steve Wood. Discover how to make compost with Bee Winfield. Learn about marron from local Balingup marron farmer John Guest, and discover the benefits of fermented foods with Tracy Lansdell.