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Festival of Busselton 2018

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19 reasons to attend the giant Busselton Festival
This is a festival that is a good excuse to get out of the city and attend, or if you live south of Perth, don't miss this!

The Festival of Busselton remains as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago. This was long before the region carried the guise of "Events Capital WA".

1. DECK CHAIR THEATRE
FINDING DORY
Tuesday 16th January at the new Dawson Park, on the corner of Napoleon Promenade and Amberjack Avenue, Kealy

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
Sunday 21st January, 2018 at Signal Park, Busselton

TROLLS
Thursday 25th January, 2018 at Signal Park, Busselton

These all start at approximately 7.30 pm and entry is by gold coin donation. Please bring folding chairs and rugs for this outdoor deckchair theatre.

2. CHILDRENS' PIRATE COMPETITION
ARRRR - The pirates are back - now, listen me hearties!
Pirates aged 12 years and under are invited to take over the sail
training ship Leeuwin.

Here the best pirate outfits will be judged by the ship's captain, with prizes being awarded for the best three outfits in three age categories.

The good ship Leeuwin will be moored more than a kilometre out from shore along the Busselton Jetty.

ARRRGG
ARRG ME HEARTIES!


WHEN
Sunday 14th January, 2018

TIME
9.00 am on board the LEEUWIN

3. STORY READING
Join amazing Pirate-man, Michael Speranza for an incredible pirate adventure show packed with laughs, tricks, puppets and suitable for the whole family.

Make sure you come dressed in your "nautical best", and it is a free event but bookings are required - please phone the Library on 9781 1777.

story,reading
STORY READING


WHEN
Friday 19th January 2018

TIME
10.30 am at the Library

4. SAND CASTLE COMPETITION
The Sandcastle Competition will be held on the Jetty Beach between the Equinox and the Goose, and registrations will be taken from 1.45 pm on the day.

At the close, the judges will choose winners from various age and family categories.

sand,castles
BUILD A SAND CASTLE


WHEN
Sunday 21st January, 2018

TIME
From 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

5. TOMBSTONE WALK
This walk will commence on the Thursday at the Busselton Historical Museum, 76 Peel Terrace, and on the Friday, will commence at Pioneer Cemetery gates.

It will feature a guided walk through St Marys Cemetery and a viewing of historical Group Settlement displays at the Museum.

To make your bookings, phone Delys 9751 5171 or 9751 5980.

WHEN
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, 2018

TIME
9 am

6. BUSSELTON TROTS
Busselton Trot Club meetings will be held at Churchill Park. The gates open at 5.30 pm, and the first race is at 7 pm

DATES
Fridays 12th, 19th, and 26th January, 2018

7. LOG CHOPS
The ever-popular log chops take place at the Vasse Oval, Kaloorup Road, Vasse, directly opposite the markets held in the Vasse Hall. The events include underhand, standing block and tree pegging.

WHEN
Saturday 20th January, 2018

TIME
9 am to 12 noon

8. BEARDS & BRAIDS
This is a FREE workshop where you will learn how to do your children's hair! This will be run by qualified hairdressers and all equipment is supplied.

Please register your interest with Quentin at: service@apexbsn.org.au

WHEN
Sunday 21st January, 2018

TIME
10 am to 12 noon at Stilts Cafe & Bar

9. VASSE ESTUARY WALKS
The Busselton Naturalists Club is holding two walks through the Ludlow Tuart Forest National Park, down to the edge of the Vasse Estuary, to see some of the 35,000 birds found on this important wetland.

Starting at 8.30 am from the gate on Tuart Drive, 300 metres towards Busselton from Layman Road corner, and this is a 2 km walk.

WHEN
Saturday 13th and 21st January, 2018

TIME
8.30 am

10. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES FAIR
The Busselton Collectors Club has run the annual antique fair for over 30 years and there will be 24 stalls selling antiques and collectables in the main hall.

You will be able to get a FREE market appraisal on both days and it will be held at Community Youth Centre, 45 Bussell Highway. Entry cost is $3.

WHEN
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January, 2018

TIME
From 9 am to 5 pm

11. TEDDY BEARS PICNIC
This will be at Rotary Park, Busselton and is an event for all ages. There will be fun activities for families, and BYO teddy, grandparents, picnic rug and friends!

WHEN
Wednesday 24th January, 2018

TIME
From 9.30 am to 12 noon

12. BATTLE OF THE BANDS
This will be held at the Busselton Skatepark and the new Youth & Communities Activities Building.

There will be a SPECIAL GUEST, to be announced at a later date.

WHEN
HEATS - Friday 12th January, 2018
FINALS - Saturday 13th January, 2018

TIMES
2 pm to 7 pm

13. 43RD PETTICOAT LANE MARKETS
There will be over 100 stalls at this fantastic market which will be held at Queen & Prince Streets in Busselton's CBD. On offer will be:
Food
Jewellery
Pot plants
Bric-a-brac
Chocolate wheels
Plus heaps more

Petticoat,lane,markets
PETTICOAT LANE MARKETS


WHEN
Wednesday 24th January, 2018

TIME
6 pm to 9 pm

14. FESTIVAL QUEENS
Since 1964. community groups and charities have raised funds by nominating entrants in the Festival Queen competition.

Festival,Queens
FESTIVAL QUEEN COMPETITION


15. DUCK DROP
Busselton Surf Life Saving Club will hold its annual duck drop competition - buy a raffle ticket, and each ticket number is allocated to a toy yellow duck. The ducks then get released into the ocean to race to the shoreline using the current to move them. The first three ducks over the line will receive cash prizes.

duck,drop
DROP YOUR NUMBERED DUCK IN THE WATER


WHEN
Saturday 27th January, 2018

TIME
12.30 pm

16. CHILDRENS TREASURE HUNT
Coloured markers are buried and exchanged for a maximum of 4 prizes per child. There will be thousands of prizes and this is for children aged 12 years and under. It will be held at the Busselton beachfront, west of the jetty.

WHEN
Saturday 27th January, 2018

TIME
10 am

17. FESTIVAL CONCERT
This concert will be held at Signal Park and include Murphy's Lore.

There will also be food and drink stalls, but no alcohol.

WHEN
27th January

TIME
From 6.30 pm

18. AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST
Busselton Geographe Bay Rotary Club will hold its annual Australia Day breakfast for charity.

The morning will start with a march down Queen Street from Victoria Square at 7.00 am, with speeches, awards and a naturalisation ceremony from 7.15 am.

Breakfast will be served from the Busselton beachfront at 8.15 am and will be $5 for adults.

WHEN
26th January, 2018

TIME
7.30 am

19. FIREWORKS
After the Festival Concert at around 9 pm, move to the Busselton foreshore for a spectacular fireworks display from the Busselton jetty.

Busselton,fireworks
FINISH THE FESTIVAL WITH AN AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY


INFORMATION
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Why? For a fun time, and entertainment
When: Between 12th January and 28th January, 2018
Where: Busselton
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