Upcoming Festivals of the Great Southern Region

Must see events in the Kojonup area

This is the time for the locals to let down their hair, enjoy the local wines, the amazing food, go to the races and celebrate the cultural diversity of this great land of Australia.

In the Great Southern Region, February marks the beginning of the wonderful festivals that take place for the entire region. It is a great opportunity to meet the locals when they are at their very best having a great time and showing off their Great Southern hospitality. So, jump in the car and head out into this wonderful part of Western Australia and enjoy!

Wondecla Picnic Race Day

Wondecla Picnic Race Day

The first event on the calendar is the Kojonup Race Club’s Wondecla Picnic Race Day which generally takes place in February of each year. The Club is located at Blackwood Road in Kojonup. The event comes with free entertainment for the young ones throughout the day, plus Fashions on the Field for the lovely ladies, a Dash for Cash and more. This is a family friendly day where you can enjoy a chicken and champagne lunch while at the track with the locals. Courtesy buses are generally available on the day. While there are camping facilities nearby, there is ample accommodation in the township of Kojonup. Cornwall House Accommodation is a new 10 room country style motel in Kojonup which offers guests comfortable, modern, well appointed rooms and warm hospitality. This is a great place to rest your weary head after a big day at the races.

Graze Mount Barker

Graze Mount Barker

If you are up for exploring a little further from your base at Kojonup, then head on down to the Graze Mount Barker event. This is a long weekend of fabulous food made from the local produce and the chance to pair it with some of the region’s exceptional wines. The event is held over 3 days from the 29th to the 2nd of March 2020 at 5 local, featured wineries. They are: Galafrey Wines, Plantagenet Wines, Gilberts Winery, Windrush Wines and West Cape Howe Wines. 

Take your time and visit all 5 wineries or just visit 1 or 2 as you graze your way through the local region. This is a wonderful weekend for the wine connoisseur in all of us and is an event not to be missed. If you are thinking of heading out to the Graze Mount Barker event check out the details at: http://www.mountbarkerwine.com.au/events.html and book your tickets online.

The Porongurup Wine Festival

The Porongurup Wine Festival

If you’re still up for more excitement, then how about heading to the Porongurup Wine Festival, which is held in March of each year. The 2020 Festival has an early kick off on the first weekend in March and is going ahead on Sunday the 3rd. There will be plenty of time to travel from your accommodation to the Festival as it doesn’t get underway until 11am.

The day will include wines from 7 local wineries, grape stomping, a wine masterclass, local food, music and plenty of fun activities for the whole family. Tickets are available at the gate on the day. Come on, jump in the car and head on out for a great day in the country. It is only an hour and 20 minutes from Kojonup, so this is still an ideal place to base yourself in the area for the festival. If you would like more information, then please go to: http://www.porongurup.com/festival.html.

Katanning Harmony Festival

For those who are looking to add a little bit of peace and harmony to their lives, we can suggest you look at the Katanning Harmony Festival. The festival celebrates the diverse nature of Australian culture, respect for all people and their way of life and inclusiveness within the community.

Listed festival events are a flag parade, market stalls, international food, cooking shows, exhibitions, street art, cultural dances and music and activities for the young, or the young at heart. Taste the wonderful food while learning about the 46 different nationalities that make up the Katanning community. The Katanning Harmony Festival is being held on the 13th and 14th of March 2020 and is open to locals and visitors alike. If you would like to know more, visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/KatanningHarmonyFestival.

Katanning is less than 30 minutes from Kojonup, so you can base yourself just outside of the festival area and be assured of a good nights’ rest.

The great Southern Region of Western Australia has so many things to see and experience from great tasting wines, superb food, fantastic scenery, as well as the great hospitality from all of the wonderful locals. Take the time to come and visit and to enjoy everything the region has to offer.

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