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The York Festival, Western Australia - Sept 8 - Oct 7, 2018
  • Americana alt country music showcase, the Great Gold Hunt, Balladong Poets, the Mt Brown Run-Cycle, Roald Dahl's "The Twits" and Maker's Market including twilight market Saturday evening are just some of the highlights of The York Festival in 2017.

About the festival

The York Festival attracts thousands of people to WA’s oldest inland town. Our location in the West Australian Wheatbelt informs much of the content of our program like Americana Music Association of Australia’s WA Launch Party (alt country music), the Mt Brown Run-Cycle, the Hay Bale Challenge sculpture competition and the Great Gold Hunt.  Special highlights include Roald Dahl’s The Twits presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.  Want to know more?  Register to receive our e-newsletter and you can download The York Festival 2017 program here.

Interested in being a stallholder? Applications for the first release of stalls for our maker’s market are now open.  APPLY HERE.


The historic town of York is an easy 1 hour drive east of Perth, off the Great Southern Highway. York is a popular destination for weddings, special events, day visitors and weekend escapes. Settled in 1831, York is WA’s first in-land settlement and sits nestled in the beautiful Avon valley. It boasts many striking examples of grand early colonial architecture and excellent museums including the York Town Hall, the Residency Museum, the Courthouse Precinct, the York Motor Museum, Tipperary School and the Sandalwood Yards.

The York Festival is run by an incorporated association, York Arts & Events Inc.  ABN:  25 505 899 542

Ngala Kaaditj Ballardong Noongar moort keyen kaadak nidja boodja – we acknowledge the Ballardong Noongar people as the original custodians of this land.

Details 16 & 17 September 2017
Avon Terrace, York
10am – 4.30pm daily

Medieval Banquet
Medieval Fayre
23 & 24 September 2017

York Society Art & Craft Award
7-15 October 2017

Maker's Market (including Twilight Market from 4.30pm)
David Gregson Art Trail
14 & 15 October 2017
ENTRY Entry to most Festival events is FREE or by gold coin donation, except for certain ticketed events.
Wheelchair access all venues.
FIND US The York Festival takes over the town and events will be in various locations including the Town Hall, old York Courthouse, Troopers Yard, Peace Park, the RSL and the Sandalwood Yards. York is an easy 1 hour drive east of the Perth CBD, off the Great Southern Highway.
PARKING Free parking

Keen to help us out? Here’s a few ways you can get involved.


Volunteers are integral to every community event. Whatever your skills, whatever your interest, if you've got a few hours to spare, we'd love to hear from you.



In just 4 years, The York Festival has grown from a fledgeling maker's market, to a family oriented community event that does much to stimulate the local economy. The Festival is now run by York Arts & Events Inc a Not for Profit association which enables us to fund the programs that make the Festival a really great community event. Talk to us about how your sponsorship
dollars can help us make The York Festival the Avon Valley's premier arts event.



Whether you've got $5 or $50 to spare, a donation to The York Festival will help us create an exciting community event!



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