Blackwood Valley

Events in the Blackwood River Valley 2016

bridgetown
balingup brook
Medieval Carnivale
Boyup Brook

 

 

For more details within individual areas of the Blackwood Valley please contact the local Visitor Centre or visit their website

January

 

 

 

 

Australia Day Celebrations

all towns

February

February
Gourmet Wine and Food Festival, Donnybrook
Over 50 stalls will be tasting and selling everything from fresh organic beef to local preserves and pastries.


February 20
Wine Women and Song
An evening with the South West Opera ensemble under the stars at the Jalbrook Estate, Balingup
More details



February
Boyup Brook Country Music Festival
Western Australia's premier country music festival featuring live music, dance, street parade, awards and Western Australia's biggest bush poets breakfast.


February 3rd weekend
Boyup Brook Ute & Truck Muster

Held in conjunction with the Country Music Festival, this has become the biggest ute and truck muster in Western Australia. A premier WA event with excellent prizes.


 

March

March (long weelk-end)
Nannup Music Festival
The Nannup Music Festival, set in the beautiful jarrah forest by the Blackwood River, celebrating fabulous folk music, poetry, dance and street theatre. Six venues feature performances by a variety of local and international artists.


March
Down Under Country- Bridgetown
A weekend of Traditional Country Music and Bush Poetry by interstate and local artists. Starting Friday night at 7pm and finishing about at 4pm Sunday. Passes availabe for each day or the full weekend.


 

 

 

 

 

April

Rally in the Valley

Competition during the
whole month of April 2016


Car


Join the fun ...

Your chance to win fabulous prizes


Rally Details


April
Anzac Day Services all towns


April 23
Balingup Small Farm Field Day
The most popular event held in Balingup. Over 300 stalls, plus information and demonstration booths.


April
Blackwood River Chamber Festival
The Festival brings fine chamber music to Bridgetown.


April 10
Nannup Terror Tiger Trail
(True Grit)


April 22-24
Nannup Quit Forest Rally


May

May 7
Balingup Art and Craft Affair
Sponsored by the Balingup Small Farm Field Day, this event has something of interest for everyone. Saturday 7th May, 10am - 4pm. Free Entry. Check out the 2016 brochure for more details. View some of the art and craft while keeping up to date on our Facebook page.



May 14
Healthful Vegetarian Cooking
Date: Saturday 14 May 2016 Venue: ‘The Kitchen’ @ Rickaty on Blackwood
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: $60 per person
Call Jodie on 0438 338 043
Check More details



May
Festival of Country Gardens - Autumn Delights
This mini Festival of Country Gardens highlights those gardens which are ablaze with brilliant autumn colour.



May
Boyup Brook Antique & Craft Fair


 

June

June
Nannup Cup -Power Boat race
The Nannup Cup commenced in 1989 and is a 90 km power dinghy race from Nannup to Sue's Bridge.


All of June
Bridgetown in Winter


 

July

All of July
Bridgetown in Winter


July 9-10
Telling Tales in Balingup
An exciting event in Balingup for children. This story telling festival is full of fun and activities for children ranging from 4 to 12 years of age.

Check out: www.tellingtalesinbalingup.com.au

 

 

 

 


August

All of August
Bridgetown in Winter

August
Tony Smibert's Watercolour Seminars -Bridgetown 2016
SEMINAR 1. (6th and 7th Aug)
How to make stunnings, rapid sketchbook studies in watercolour.
SEMINAR 2. (8th and 9th Aug)
Adavanced watercolour: light, dark, depth and atmostphere. SEMINAR 3. (13th and 14th Aug)
Water over watercolour - a JMW Turner Secret.
Full details/enrolment: All information


August
Taste of the Blackwood Festival
A celebration of the Blackwood Valley Region’s culture, fine food and award winning wines. Stalls showcasing local products provide free tastings of food and wine. Check out: www.tasteoftheblackwood.com.au


August
Wattle Walk in New Zealand Gully
The annual Wattle Walk on the New Zealand Gully Trail.

August
Nannup Flower and Garden Festival


August
Balingup Medieval Carnivale
Enjoy musical entertainers & Medieval displays.

 

September

Sept
Sandakan Memorial
- Boyup Brook


Sept
Harvey Dickson's Country Music Show
-Boyup Brook

Three day Country Music Show.
Bush Camping all weekend.


Sept
Blackwood Classic
250 Power Boat Race


Sept
Nannup Arts Festival
Held bi-annually


 

 

 

 

October

October
Festival of Country Gardens - Prelude
Variety of gardens will be open throughout the Valley.


October
Australian Open Spring Gardens
Variety of gardens will be open throughout the Valley.


October
Greenbushes - Wildflower  Walk


October
Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show
The only Wine Show Awards night in WA to make available for tasting by the public every one of the different wines entered for judging. Where else can you taste over 265 different wines at your leisure, along with enjoying delicious canapés and live music.
Check Out: www.blackwoodvalleywine.asn.au


October

Oct
Harvey Dickson's Rodeo - Boyup Brook
Friday night - Country Music
Saturday Rodeo Complex
Bush Camping all weekend.


November

Nov
Boyup Brook - Upper Blackwood Agricultural Show, Dinninup

A show with a friendly timeless quality and exhibits, competitions, animals, and entertainments. 17km east of Boyup Brook.


Oct - Nov
Festival of Country Gardens - Main Festival
Variety of gardens will be open throughout the Valley.

November

Blues at Bridgetown Festival
Held on the second weekend in November the Bridgetown Blues Festival brings together some of the finest blues Artists from across Australia and one or two other surprises.  



November
Bridgetown Agricultural Show
One of WA's longest running agricultural shows, Bridgetown's show has had over 117 years of success. Animals, local produce, art, small farm and other displays.


December

 

Christmas Gatherings
all towns


 

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