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
- 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
- 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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