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Date

SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2018

Day Time

FESTIVAL FUN 10AM-5PM

Night Time

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT 5PM-9PM

Where

DARDANUP TOWNSITE

Cost

FREE

Festival Theme

The Great Irish Escape!

Commemorating 150 years since the arrival in WA in 1868 of convict John Boyle O’Reilly and then his infamous escape 12 months later from the coast near Belvidere.  Click to read more 

THINGS TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL

Irish Dancing

Enjoy Irish music and dancing

Dress ups

Find your favourite Irish costume and maybe win a prize.

Rescue Helicopter

RAC Rescue Helicopter Virtual Reality Experience

Kids Craft

Play in the Kids Craft marquee and under 5s Play area

Trash & Treasure

Pick up a bargain at the Trash and Treasure Market in the Hall

Treasure Hunt

Dig for Treasures at Bill's Farm

Rides

Have a ride on the Merry Go Round, bouncy castle or bucking bull

How heavy is the bull?

Guess the Bull's weight and win a prize

Eat

Taste foods from around the world and peruse over 150 market stalls

Die Cast Toys & Trains

Amaze at the Die Cast Toy & Train display in the Lesser Hall

Mini Chefs

Decorate a corn cracker or make a vegetable novelty in the 'Kids in the Kitchen' marquee

Petting zoo

Pat a baby animal at Old McDonalds Farm

Live Music All Day

Enjoy non-stop music on the Cristal stage on the oval or the Cleanaway stage outside the Hall

Games

Challenge Mum or Dad at the Have a Go Games - knock down the cans, totem tennis, fishing

Thank you to our Major Sponsor Doral

Donkeys

Watch the Donkey display

Horse & Cart

Have a free horse and cart ride with compliments of Doral, our major sponsor

pony & camel rides

Enjoy a Pony or Camel Ride

eNGINES

Reminisce at the Stationary Engines display

WOOD TURNING

Watch the Wood Turning Display

ART

Admire the Art Exhibition in the Clubrooms on the Oval

massage

Pop into the Solaris Care marquee and enjoy a massage

farm animals

Pat an Animal at the 'Down on the Farm' Arena – Alpacas, Dexter cattle, Heritage sheep & Miniature Donkeys.

Festival Quiz

Learn about farming on the Festival Quiz and maybe win a prize

Trucks

Enjoy the Remote Control Trucks

Brass Band

Listen to the Bunbury City Brass Band

visitor centre

Visit the Ferguson Valley Visitor Centre

Tastes of the Ferguson Valley

Enjoy the Tastes of Ferguson Valley in the big marquee on the oval

The Burning of the Wespine Bull Sculpture

One of the highlights of the Bull & Barrel Festival is the burning of the bull.
Sponsored by Wespine and created by local artist Russel Sheridan, the bull sculpture is unique to each year's theme.
Stay at the festival past 5pm to enjoy evening entertainment and watch the bull burn! You won't be disappointed!

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