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An Invitation To Come Wine And Dine The Weekend Away
Image from website
Bickley's Annual Harvest Festival is celebrating a big one, 21 years. That's more than some marriages last. The celebration runs from Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th May 2018 from 10 am - 5 pm both days, when the hills will come alive with music and entertainment.
The Beautiful Bickley Valley Area
If you're put off about the distance from Perth, the festival is closer than you think. Bickley and surrounding areas are approximately 35 minutes from Perth; just right for a comfortable scenic drive.
There is a myriad of things to do with activities for all the family from demonstrations, wine and food and activities for children to art and craft, fresh fruit and veggies, music and entertainment.
A Gourmet's Heaven
This year, 17 venues are involved. The festival's website has names, addresses and contact details for all venues. The site is easy to navigate and has some great images of the area. It also has a detailed spreadsheet of all the venues involved in the festival and contact details. The venues range from Bickley and Carmel to the Pickering Brook areas. If you want to book a table for lunch at one of the venues, you'll have to get in quickly.
The festival is held over 2 days and a list of accommodation along with contact details is available if you want to stay overnight and have a complete break from the city smog.( I couldn't find any prices though.) You'll be all browsed out by day's end.
For those who want to go in style around the various venues, a free shuttle bus service is available. A gold coin would be appreciated with the money going to help the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.The buses can only take 7 to 8 people per group. For more information and to book a place visit the website here.
The pièce de résistance is a scarecrow competition, with fabulous prizes. The activity costs $5.00 to enter the money going to Muscular Dystrophy WA. The competition is again run by Myattsfield Vineyards and encourages local participation.
There are three cash prizes:
First place: $500.00 People Choice Award: $300.00 School Prize: $300
The scarecrows will be judged at 3 pm on Sunday the 6th of May. Scarecrows will be displayed in the new MDWA Scarecrow Walk at MyattsField Vineyard.
Harvest Festival visitors will also be asked to make a gold coin donation to MDWA in order to enter the MDWA Scarecrow Walk and look at the entries. More information about how you can get involved is available at Myattsfield Vineyards or Myattsfield Facebook page under events or contact the winery on 9293 556.