The York Festival attracts thousands of people over September and October to WA’s oldest inland town.

Our location in the West Australian Wheatbelt informs much of the content of our programs, the Wara Art Trail spectacular straw sculptures, the Running of the Lambs costumed obstacle event, the The York Maze designed by local school kids, and the entrepreneurial Tips from the Richest Man in the Colony!

Other highlights include Chalk The Walk pavement art, York Art & Craft Awards since 1973,  the Medieval Fayre living history, From Hooves to Highways photographic exhibition, a Day in Japan extravaganza of Japanese culture, the York Open garden Art Trail plus walking tours, art, comedy, live music, makers markets and heaps more!

Adding the wow factor in 2018 and 2019 was the creation of four giant straw sculptures by Japanese artist Akira Moriya.  Participants watched or got involved in the construction of these spectacular representations of endangered Australian creatures.

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