The 2020 Festival of the Fleeces programme will be available to download soon.


Friday 5 June 2020

ROSTO Festival of the Fleeces Opening Night – Friday Night 

More information to come soon.

Tickets can be purchased from the Merriwa Visitor Information Centre.


Sunday 7 June 2020

Bush Poets Breakfast – Sunday Morning

Come along to the bush poets breakfast on Sunday morning. This walk up bush poets competition with a prize pool of $500! The breakfast with be MC by special guest and judge by Australian champion poet Carol Heuchan.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast while listening to the very entertaining bush poets for a wonderful Sunday morning experience.

Tickets are $5.00 each and will be available on the morning at the door. Plus $5.00 for breakfast.

Venue: CWA Hall, Bettington St. Time: 8am – 11am.


2020 Events include:

  • The famous running of the sheep in red socks
  • Fireworks
  • Wool Spinning Demonstrations
  • GJ’s Laser Tag
  • Modern Day Shearing Displays
  • Upper Hunter Motoring Vintage Vehicle Display
  • Blade Shearing Demonstrations
  • Merriwa’s hanging of the Quilts
  • Working Sheep Dog displays
  • Kids amusements
  • Dog High Jump
  • Team Penning Championships
  • Tug-a-War
  • Bush Poets Breakfast

2020 Key Info
When: 5th – 7th June 2019
Running of the sheep:
Saturday, 12 noon
Where: Golden Highway,  Merriwa & Merriwa Showground

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