Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

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This year’s theme – Golden Years, Golden Shears!

Every June long weekend Merriwa comes alive with market stalls, street entertainers, rides, exhibits, competitions demonstrations and the grand parade – which is headed-up by the famous Running of the Sheep in their red socks. This is a fun-packed family event that is not to be missed.

For more than thirty years the festival has honoured the great wool tradition of the region and showcased “life on the land”.

The event focusses on community, family and the rich agricultural history of the region. From its humble beginnings, the festival now attracts in excess of 6,000 visitors who are treated to traditional country hospitality.

Starting on the Friday night – with opening night celebrations – the festival runs through to Sunday morning with the traditional Bush Poets’ Breakfast followed by a Bush Poet’s Workshop.

Each year this event generates much needed funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the Merriwa and District Volunteer Rescue Squad.

2023 Festival of the Fleeces went off with a bang with people flocking from near and far to celebrate this incredible weekend. And now we are hitting the ground running in preparation for 2024! Clear your calendars and get ready for another memorable Festival of the Fleeces.

COME BACK FOR MORE  June 7-9th 2024.

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Get ready for an unforgettable kick-off at the Festival of the Fleeces! 🎉 Join us for Opening Night at the Merriwa RSL on Friday the 7th—it’s the ultimate festival kick-off you can’t miss!
🎟️ FREE tickets available now on Try Booking:
(Entry without a ticket if numbers permit—so book yours ASAP!)
🤝 Meet our incredible sponsors and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the festival preparations! 💃 Dance the night away and soak up the festive vibes! 🕺
Plus, don’t forget to bring your money for our exciting auction—get ready to snag some incredible bargains! 💰

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Join us at the RSL for the closing of the festival with the Bush Brekky Show on Sunday the 9th, featuring the incredible bush poet Carol Heuchan and the talented bush balladeer Graeme Doubleday with Lyn Jarrett and Reece Blinman.

It’s a free, ticketed event! Don’t have breakfast at home, because you can purchase an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast prepared by chef Ray from the RSL bistro starting from 8am. 🍳🥓 See you there!

Here’s the link for tickets, if you need assistance feel free to reach out! 

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