Bull & Barrel Festival

Saturday October 6th 2018

Join us at the 15th LiveLighter Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival


Saturday, 6th of October 2018
10am to 5pm for Festival fun
5pm to 9pm for evening entertainment and lighting of the fire sculpture


Dardanup Town site, 20 minutes from Bunbury


Entry is Free

The 2018 Festival theme is:

Commemorating 150 years since John Boyle O’Reilly, the Irish author, poet and activist escaped WA for America.

We encourage you to join in the Kids Craft activities, enjoy the music and dancing on 2 stages, enter your art in the exhibition and of course you can’t miss the burning of the Bull in the evening.

  • Taste the foods from around the world and peruse over 150 market stalls
  • Enjoy the fashion parade by CM Management
  • Play in the Kids Craft marquee and under 5s Play area
  • Enjoy all the activities at the Youth Haven on the oval – bands, Free Run display, sumo wrestling  and photo booth
  • Amaze at the Die Cast Toy & Train display in the Lesser Hall
  • Pot up some parsley or make a fruit kebab in the new Kids in the Kitchen marquee
  • Enjoy non stop music on the Cristal stage on the oval or the Festival stage outside the Hall
  • Visit the Dardanup Lions stall featuring a static display of 100 years of service rendered by the Chicago USA initiators of our Clubs.
  • Play with circus equipment at Joe Bolton’s Suitcase Circus
  • Guess the Bulls weight and win a prize
  • Pat a baby animal at Old Mc Donalds Farm
  • Dig for Treasures at Bills Farm
  • Watch the Donkey & Miniature Horse display
  • Have a free horse and cart ride with compliments of Doral, our major sponsor
  • Enjoy a Pony or Camel Ride
  • Reminisce at the Stationary Engines display
  • Watch the Wood Turning Display
  • Admire the Art Exhibition in the Clubrooms on the Oval
  • Pop into the Solaris Care marquee and enjoy a massage
  • Pat an Animal at the Down on the Farm Arena – Alpacas, Dexter cattle, Goats, Heritage sheep & Miniature Horses.
  • Visit the Ferguson Valley Visitor Centre
  • Enjoy the Remote Control Trucks
  • Cheer on your goat at the Goat Races
  • Learn about farming on the Festival Quiz and maybe win a prize
  • Listen to the Bunbury City Brass Band
  • Enjoy the Tastes of Ferguson Valley in the big marquee on the oval
  • Thrill at the Burning of the Bull