When: June Long Weekend 2020
Where: Bettington St, Merriwa
Due to the latest developments around Coronavirus and its impact on events and festivals the Festival of the Fleeces is cancelled for 2020.
Originally held at the historical ‘Brindley Park’ wool shed, the Festival is now held from a Friday night opening celebration to Sunday morning Bush Poets Breakfast over the June long weekend with the main Festival and ‘Running of the Sheep’ parade being held on the Saturday from 7am to 7pm. With over 100 market variety stalls and 35 family attractions, the Festival is focused on community, affordability, and promotion of the Upper Hunter Shire and it’s rich agricultural history .From its humble beginnings, the Festival now attracts in excess of 5000 visitors to Merriwa and the Upper Hunter Shire to enjoy traditional country hospitality.
Lots of variety stalls, Childrens entertainment, shearing demonstrations, Team Penning, State Championship Sheep Yard Dog Trials, Whip Cracking, My Pet Dinosaur, Sparkles the Clown, Big Dog, and Fireworks. Watch over 150 sheep wearing red socks in the Rosto Running of the Sheep.
For more information visit: http://www.festivalofthefleeces.com.au/