Saturday 29th August to Sunday 13th September
The Festival has been running since 2008 and is staged on behalf of the Communities of the Yarramalong Valley by the Yarramalong Valley Progress Association Inc. Again we have the support of the Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce and as such, our event will be part of the “Australian Springtime Festival”.
The Festival is designed to bring the Community together and introduce the magnificent hinterland of the NSW Central Coast to the general public, while at the same time, providing the various community groups within the Valley the opportunity to raise funds for their cause.
Everybody is welcome to come and join in the fun of the various events, whether it be entering a Scarecrow in the competition or simply enjoying a pleasant drive through the Valley to view the fantastic Scarecrows entered by others.
The Festival opens on Saturday 29th August with the inaugural Twin Valleys Art Show. The exhibition which runs for both the 29th and 30th August will feature art, craft and sculptures by artists from the Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys, as well as those from surrounding areas
Saturday 29th August also sees the start of the Festivals Scarecrow Competition. Running until Sunday 13th September, this event has proved to be very popular over the years, with visitors coming from far and wide to view many imaginative, clever and amusing Scarecrows throughout the Yarramalong Valley.
On Sunday 30th August the men of the renowned Sydney Male Choir will perform with the championship Warringah Concert Brass to provide a musical extravaganza. The rich velvet voices of a mature male choir will be harmonised with the rousing sound of an accomplished brass band and for a little touch of class, the concert will be rounded off with the delightful voice of guest soprano, Hannah Greenshields.
After viewing all the Scarecrows on Sunday 6th September, you can stop off at Wyong Creek Hall and enjoy a sumptuous High Tea in the Valley.
The grand finale of the Festival will be the Yarramalong Valley Spring Show which opens its gates at 9.00am on Sunday 13th September. Now upgraded to an Agricultural Show and part of the part of the Wyong Shire Agricultural Show, this event will include a number of attractions synonymous with agricultural shows as such a Wood Chopping competition, an Animal Farm Nursery and a children’s Pet Competition. Others attractions will include a variety of Variety Market and Food Stalls, a BBQ, a Classic Car Display, fun games such as egg and spoon races and a free Jumping Castle for the kids and the inaugural “Piggy Back Partner Race”. Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day.
As part of the Spring Show, a Photography competition will be held at Yarramalong Hall featuring photographs of the Yarramalong Valley.
The Wyong Shire Agricultural Show comprises of five event categories, which will be held at various venues. These categories include a Horse (HACK) Event at Morisset Showground, an Orchid Show at the Wyong Race Course, a Cake & Biscuit Baking Competition at Wyong Creek Hall, a Photography Competition at Yarramalong Hall and the Yarramalong Valley Spring Show at Jack Gear Reserve, Yarramalong.