Mark Your Calendar!
The year 2020 has been hard on us, especially to those who night owls who love going out, experiencing festivals and get-togethers outside the confines of their home. Thankfully, while the threat of Covid-19 still looms over the world, the containment efforts in The Great Southern Region have made it possible for people to venture out and gradually continue their ‘new normal’.
However, this doesn’t mean that people can go in and out of the territory freely. There are strict conditions remaining for interstate and international arrivals, but after meeting those conditions and doing the required quarantine period for international guests, they will be able to freely move around Region.
Festivals to Look Forward to in 2021
There are a couple of events and festivals already arranged for this coming year for The Southern Region. Regardless of whether you’re travelling interstate or coming from abroad, you will be able to enjoy the festivities in line with the Territory’s COVID-19 health protocols, so make sure to book your hotels and accommodations now. Some of 2021’s most anticipated Great Southern Region festivals and events are:
BREC Summer International Film Festival
7 to 31 January 2021
The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) is a venue which holds events throughout the year, all while seeking to inspire the next generation of artists and entertainers in the area. This January 7th to 31st, the BREC will be holding their Summer International Film Festival. It aims to bring a wide range of international films to the BREC Cinema.
This event opens on 7 January, with multiple sessions running from Thursday to Sunday. The BREC Cinema will be enforcing social distancing guidelines and requirements, which means that the Cube will be limited and seating is already reserved and allocated. To avoid disappointment, book tickets in advance.
Apart from having the chance to watch great films like Another Round, The County, Adam, The Perfect Candidate, and Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, people will also be able to enjoy a whole host of other entertainment from live music and tasty treats to conversation clubs after the respective films have aired.
11 to 14 February 2021
The first-ever Pinot Picnic will be held at multiple venues across Pemberton and Manjmup from 11 to 14 February. This beautiful event will showcase local premium Pinot wines and Artisan Produce from across the area which foodies, wine-lovers, and romantics alike will adore. The full event program will include live entertainment shows, tasting masterclasses, family picnics, wine-matching meals, vineyard experiences, and sensual sparkling soirees.
Nannup Music Festival
26 February to 1 March 2021
The Nannup Music Festival 2021 will take place at the picturesque town of the same name, Nannup, in WA. This event will feature various acts you’ll love to soak up, from Adele Oliver, Art Jam and Coterie, Dan Howls and Fieldsy. Fenn Wilson, Jack Botts, Kim Churchill, Little Georgia, and Loren Kate, among others are pending confirmation (depending on COVID-19 restrictions). However, if you haven’t booked your ticket yet, there’s little chance for you to get in. The tickets for the Nannup Music Festival are all sold out.
28 February 2021
One of the best gourmet festivals in the Great Southern region is the Porongurup Festival. Set in the Porongurup Range, this is a fun-filled day guaranteed to make your friends and family enjoy food and activities they will treasure for a long time.
In this event, heaps of community projects, art pieces, produce, and local wines, spirits and beer will be showcased. Locals and visitors alike will get together for a day of indulgence, all for the pre-purchase price of $30. Children under 18 accompanied by adults may enter this event for free.
Taste Great Southern Food & Wine Festival
18 to 28 March 2021
The Taste Great Southern Food & Wine Festival is all about indulging in the unique and renowned food and wine available in the territory. This is an 11-day event, and its line-up includes local produce tastings, award-winning wine tastings, community markets, long lunches, free events, degustation, and premium pairings, among others.
The Taste Great Southern Food & Wine Festival will be held at various locations in the Great Southern region, including but not limited to Katanning, Walpole, Mt. Barker, Esperance, and the new Centennial Park Exhibition Centre.
You will be able to taste great dishes from 20 chefs, including River Cottage Australia chef, Paul West. Apart from being a festival to liven things up in The Great Southern region, this event also hopes to help local businesses showcase their unique stories, flavours, and cuisines. This 11-day event is expected to bring in more than 6000 people, so, get yourself there too!
25 to 27 June 2021
Truffle Kerfuffle festival is dedicated to indulging in generous amounts of fresh truffles. During the 3-day event, there will be cooking demonstrations and tasting events together with renowned growers and farmers of Manjimup. This is a 6-part event, featuring the following:
- Chef’s Cabin – the finest chefs showcase their best truffle dishes to inspire guests
- Festival Village – a truffle experience for your family
- Marketplace – where you get to see all the available truffle-laced products
- Masterclass – learn how to pair drinks and food from the best brewers and makers
- Truffle Hunts – experience unearthing truffles first-hand
- Village Restaurant – a luxurious dining experience featuring fresh Manjimup black truffle
Stay at the Cornwall House Accommodation on Your Next Visit to The Great Southern Region
From right now, you can look up the incredible festivals in The Great Southern region and plan out your year. There are many festivals your family and friends will enjoy, so start getting those tickets as soon as you can before they run out.
Cornwall House Accommodation can see to all your accommodation needs during your stay. Of course, do not forget to book your accommodations early to get a good deal. Festivals tend to attract thousands of people outside the region, and they’ll all be looking for their accommodations too.
To make sure that you’re all set and ready to go, pick reservations at locations based in the heart of The Great Southern Region. Stunning locations like the Cornwall House Accommodation, for example.