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Donnybrook Apple Festival 2018

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Time for the Donnybrook Apple Festival
Donnybrook is the apple capital of Western Australia, and this town puts on some excellent events. The Donnybrook Apple Festival was established in 1954 and is now in its 64th year.

It has been an integral part of the Donnybrook community right through from its inception. Donnybrook is a pleasant 2 hour drive from Perth and a lovely, quaint place to spend a few days with plenty of accommodation of various types.

Their next event is their famous Apple Festival and this will be held over the Easter weekend, so make sure you make your accommodation bookings as soon as possible - this is always a popular festival in the apple capital of Western Australia.

Some of the entertainment will include:

Supa IGA Kids Stage
Events West Main Stage
Street parade
Around the Grounds entertainment
Free family concert Saturday night

There is a great variety of things to see and do at this festival and some of them are:

Annual Competition for Crafts and Home Cooking

Show n Shine Modified Cars & 4WDs
This competition will have all the entered vehicles displayed at the Festival on both days.
The vehicles will all be driven in a Street parade, on the Saturday at midday, and they will be driven at walking pace for the distance of the parade which is about 2 kms.

The competition has categories, as follows and entrants are all privately owned vehicles:

1. On-road vehicles built prior to 1990
2. Off-road vehicles (4WD) built prior to 1990
3. On-road vehicles built after 1990
4. Off-road vehicles (4WD) built after 1990
5. Factory performance vehicles
6. Restored vehicles - old classics

Arts Competition - Harvest Theme

Easter Egg Hunt
This will commence at 10.00 am on the Sunday, and you can register your child at this site, and cost will be $5.

Wood Chopping
There will be a wood chopping competition on 1st April at 10:30 am to 5.00 pm, and this will be held at Egan Park, Donnybrook.

Live Bands
Listen to the sounds of the awesome tribute band Wizards of Oz.

Market and food stalls
This caramel apple from stall holder, BronnyD's Caramel Apples, makes me want to go and book my accommodation now!

There will be some excellent food and wine stallholders, and even Balingups' famous fruit ports and liqueurs with Birdwood Park Fruit Winery will be available. As well as that, there will be the unique ciders and boutique brews with The Cidery, the Blackwood Valley Brewing Company, and many more.

The Saturday concert will end with an amazing fireworks display.

For accommodation options, check out the Festival page.
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Why? for an Apple Festival with entertainment, bands etc
When: From Saturday 31st March to Sunday 1st April, 2018
Where: Egan Park, Reserve Street Donnybrook WA 6239
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