It’s Labour Day in Western Australia on Monday, which is the
perfect excuse get out and about and make the most of the long weekend. Whether
you’re into beer, wine, art or music, this list of events will keep you busy.
Kicking off on Friday and carrying on until most people are
returning to work on the Tuesday, the 29th Nannup Music Festival
will feature more than 100 artists, an art walk, various workshops and a
busking competition. Punters can either purchase a camping weekend ($190 for
adults, $85 for youth and free for children) or a day ticket ($100, $45 and
This is the perfect way for beer lovers to spend an
afternoon over the long weekend. Running from 11am to 6pm, the South West Craft
Beer Festival is hosted at 3 Oceans Winery in Margaret River with over 100
beers from dozens of local brewers. A $35 ticket will net you a beer glass and
four tasting tokens.
The Collie Art Gallery will host the first of their biennial
events that will see the largest single art prize in regional Australia, with first
place taking home $50,000 cash, plus a $1,000 People Choice award. The Collie
Art Prize will exhibit finalists’ works seven days a week, 10am to 4pm, until
April 15, with general admission from no more than $5.
Ten of the region’s most distinctive labels will be
showcased at the Ponongurup Wine Festival, with a range of different events
taking place between 4 March and 25 March. Among the main features are ‘One Wok
Wonder’ cooking challenge and the ‘Great Grape Stomp’ competition.
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