To book a return coach transfer from Newcastle to Merriwa via Sid Foggs Coaches; Call (02) 4928 1088 or visit

And the 2022 Winners Are …

Raffle First Prize – a visitor (name withheld) staying at the caravan park wondering first prize. He chose the dressed lamb and shared it with two other caravaners with whom he was travelling. Thank you to the Royal Hotel for keeping it in their coolroom until pick up. Thank you to Max’s Country Cuts who sponsored the prize.

Raffle Second Prize – Chris Northey (a local from Merriwa). Chris took one of the $100 petrol vouchers (sponsored by Team Penning).

Raffle Third Prize – Yet another local (name withheld) selected the beautiful hamper of local products (sponsored by Six Paddocks Merriwa).

Raffle Fourth Prize – Name withheld for the second $100 petrol voucher (also sponsored by Team Penning).

Window display. Call back after Wednesday.

Stallholder Application for 2022

Stallholders are invited to apply for a site at the 2022 Festival of the FLEECES.

Please download the FoTF Stallholder Application Form-v05_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

Stallholder Insurance Requirements

Along with the application form, potential stallholders must provide a current Certificate of Insurance with a minimum of $20 million public liability and the “Upper Hunter Shire Council” listed as an interested party on the policy. Please ask your insurance company to add the Upper Hunter Shire Council and re-issue your Certificate of Insurance (for most insurance companies this process takes only several minutes and the insurance company will usually email the updated certificate). When you receive the updated Certificate of Insurance please send it with your application form.

We will invoice you after we receive your completed form, certificate of insurance (showing $20m liability and the Upper Hunter Shire Council as an interested party). Payment is essential in order to confirm your site.

Dog High Jump

We will be running the dog high jump in 2022. Don’t worry, if you have a little sausage dog, it’s OK. We have categories for large and small dogs. Your Dachshund won’t be competing against a Great Dane!

First prize in each category is:

  • $100 for the large dog category
  • $50 in the small dog category.

Please download the FoTF Dog High Jump Entry Form-v05_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

Please note, if time permits, additional entries may be accepted on the day.

Window Display Competition

Once again our Festival of the FLEECES is just around the corner.
We are asking all businesses to take part in our “Woolebration” theme. So come on and celebrate all things wool. Decorate your windows. Have some fun. Get on board and celebrate in a way that reflects anything and everything “wool”. Your mission … should you choose to accept it. … is to “make Bettington Street (and indeed Merriwa) come alive”.

Please download the FoTF Window Display Entry Form-v01_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

All enquiries can be directed to our email address ( or call Kim on 0421 910 658.

Parade Entry

The Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces Committee and our major sponsor ROSTO Olives, invites you to be part of the 2022 Festival of the FLEECES Parade celebrations. Whether you are a past or new participant we welcome your involvement. All terms and conditions are listed on the forms.

Please download the FoTF Parade Entry Form-v05_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

All enquiries can be directed to our email address ( or call Kim on 0421 910 658.

Car Display

We know you want the chance to show off your pride and joy! Why not participate in the Festival of the FLEECES car display? Be a part of our great festival by displaying your vehicle and chatting with visitors and locals about your vehicle.

Please download the FoTF Car Display Entry Form-v03_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

Please call Kim on 0421 910 658 for all enquiries or email us at

Bush Poets’ Breakfast

The Bush Poet’s Breakfast is a great opportunity to indulge your love of bush poetry with the one and only Carol Heuchan. Whether you are a member of the audience or want to express your love for poetry as a participant in the competition, this event is not to be missed!

See our flyer on the right if you would like to enter the competition. We have a number of categories and you can either bring your own original work or works by other poets. All terms and conditions are included on the entry form.

Entry to the event is free but a gold coin donation will be gratefully accepted.

Breakfast must be purchased (menu and costs will be published soon).

Please download the FoTF Bush Poets Breakfast Entry Form-v05_INT form.

Complete and return your form to

Please call Kim on 0421 910 658 for all enquiries or email us at

Accommodation – Camping at Merriwa Showground 

There is camping at the Merriwa Showgrounds. Power is supplied but no water. Basic toilet and shower facilities are available.

Cost $20 per night for 2 people plus $6 for each additional person.

Bookings and enquiries regarding camping at the showgrounds can be directed to the Merriwa Caravan Park (0418 668 402).

Additional accommodation options are available and can be found in the Browsing Merriwa Online Brochure. Please see the Accommodation section.