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Published May 10th 2018
Spend part of your long weekend holiday in beautiful York
The weekend of Saturday 2nd June to Monday 4th June 2018 is a long weekend to celebrate Western Australia Day. There are many events on during this three day period and these seven will be held in and around the charming town of York. Not only is York quaint, and interesting, but it is easily "doable" in a day trip from Perth, being about 100 kms away.
1. FREEMASON (MASONIC) HALL ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE MARKETS This antique market is held a few times a year and the next one will be on Saturday 2nd June, 2018. These markets will be open over the long weekend every day, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. They will be held at the Masonic Hall in Joaquina Street, York.
If you are a collector or if you just like to look at antiques and the like (which I find fascinating!), then why not try this out of town market.
Generally, with the country markets, they will often have different things to discover from the city markets.
2. YORKIDS - A WINTER ADVENTURE The long weekend in June will see York come alive with a new event called YORKids – A Winter Adventure. The event will run from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June, throughout the Town Centre.
There will be free activities including the following:
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Performances by Zap Circus
Junkadelic Brass Band
Spaced Out youth engagement
Winter light projections by VJZoo
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Organ Pipe Plus
Purple People Show
You will be able to see artwork up in lights at the light projection areas.
The event is made possible with the support of the Shire of York, Heathways and the Department of Local Government and Communities.
For more enquiries, either phone 9641 2233, or go to this website.
3. AVONDALE DISCOVERY FARM - BEVERLEY This agricultural service farm is situated at 550 Waterhatch Road, Beverley, and this is just 35 kms from the town of York. They will be open to the public from Saturday 2nd June to Monday 4th June, 2018 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm each day.
This farm was formerly run by the Agricultural Department of W.A. and is now operated by the National Trust of WA. At Avondale, children can visit the 1850's homestead, the 1890's stables and the agricultural machinery museum.
They can also learn about crops and sustainable farming as you look around the extensive working farm. You can go on a family nature trail, on which you can find kangaroos, emus and a lot of wildflowers.
If you are not very mobile, there is a farm drive trail which takes in the same sights by vehicle.
There is also the following for the family to do here:
Large adventure playground with climbing tower
Toddler and pre-schooler areas which include lots of low ride-on animals, kiddie swings, low climbing and small slide areas
4. BEVERLEY TRACTOR PULLS AND LAWNMOWER RACING
This will be held on 2nd June at the Beverley Racecourse, Hammersley Road, and entry costs are:
The Western Australia Tractor Pull Association Inc, run this "tractor pull and dirt drag" event. This is a fun family day out in the country.
The day starts with the dirt drags, followed by the tractors. Dirt drag entries are from four-year-old children on "peewees" up to open adult bikes and quads.
6. TOODYAY FIBRE FESTIVAL
The Toodyay Fibre Festival (TFF) is a free event celebrating all Natural Fibre incorporating Animal, Earth and Plant. The TFF is a colourful, interactive festival held on the 1st Sunday in June each year in the historic town of Toodyay.
Toodyay is a hidden gem in the picturesque Avon Valley and less than an hour's drive from Perth. For the event, part of the main street is closed to allow the free movement of visitors. There will be many festival related stalls, working artisans, exhibitions, demonstrations and fun hands-on activities.
The festival begins at 10.00 am and goes to 3.30 pm, and it will be held at the Memorial Hall, Stirling Park and Stirling Terrace.
You can see more about this festival at this link.
7. LIONS COMMUNITY MARKETS, NORTHAM
At these markets, you can shop with an array of stallholders and you will find some fabulous and local products. This market is held on the first Saturday of each month at Bernard Park, in Northam.
They will commence at 8.00 am, and for further information please call Elma on 0409 576 560
If you want to make a weekend away out of some of these events, make sure you do your accommodation bookings as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.