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Avondale Harvest Festival 2010

By | | Beverley, Perth Tourist Attractions

This major community event is held in November each year and is aimed at giving visitors an opportunity to see harvesting in action, experience rural activities and feel part of the Beverley agricultural community. It is a chance to marvel at the magnitude of the wheat harvest in Western Australia and enjoy some country hospitality.

The Avondale Harvest Festival is a smoke-free event.

Experience life on a real working farm and enjoy:
Free Farm Tours
Vintage Tractor Parade
Working Steam and stationary engines
Vintage cars and caravans

Attractions include:
Working Clydesdales
Music from the Australian Swiss Carnival band “Gugge Burras”
Sheep shearing demonstrations
History of harvest field displays
Working sheep dogs
Animal nursery and day-old chicks for sale!
Blacksmith, farrier, spinning and woodturning demonstrations
Art and craft stalls, including wood turning, handknitted woollies, pressed wildflowers, metal art, and more
Local produce including olives, Chinese dates, wine and honey
Food and drink available
Pony rides and wagon rides.

Special attractions this year include the “airing of the quilts” and feltmaking and a rural-themed art exhibition and the “Ironman Collection” of collectible items made by wheatbelt farmers from old iron found in rubbish heaps – all available for sale!

What: Avondale Harvest Festival
Where: Avondale Discovery Farm, 550 Waterhatch Road, Beverley
When: 21st November 2010
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: $10 per car

For more information:
n : Dina Blennard
p : (08) 9646 1004
e : dina.blennard@ntwa.com.au