Escape the city and experience the arts, crafts and country at The York Festival (formerly The York Bzzaar) to be held over the weekend of 10 & 11 September, from 10am-4.30pm daily. The program includes: art exhibitions by Leonie Oakes, Jacky Cheng and Sue Codee; the inaugural Hay Bale Challenge; a display from finalists in the City of Mandurah’s 2016 Common Threads Wearable Art show. Children’s entertainment includes Joe Bolton’s Suitcase Circus, archaeological digs and free creature making workshops. Look out for 71 year old contortionist “the Amazing Christina” and boy magician Sam Parrish, creative workshops, live music, vintage cars, Bush Poets Breakfast, Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival and the inaugural Mount Brown Run.
With heaps of delicious food and entertainment, why not stay for the weekend? The historic town of York is nestled in the beautiful Avon Valley, an easy 1 hour drive east of Perth and offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Save time by purchasing tickets online via http://www.yorkfestival.com.au – a day pass is $15 pp (adults) or $25 for a family of 4 (kids under 12yrs free). Weekend passes also available.
The York Festival
10 & 11 September 2016