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Food festivals, craft fairs and rodeos, Avon Valley is host to a wonderful array of events the whole year round.

Moondyne Festival

The region’s biggest festival stems from the legend of Moondyne Joe who was a highwayman in the area during the colonial times. First Sunday every year. Jan.

Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Midland. May.

Avon Descent

This world-famous event is one of the most difficult and punishing river races in Australia. Competitors take on the 124km stretch of rapids over two long days. Aug.

Toodyay International Food Festival

Combine the thrill of the Avon Descent with delicious international cuisine. Tempt your taste buds at dozens of stalls as the main stage comes to life. Free family activities all day. Aug.

A Taste of Chittering

Sip regional wines, shop at local market stalls, savour lunch in the country air, see free entertainment, and enjoy the activities. Aug.

Avon Valley Writers Festiva

l Sixteen renowned West Australian authors gather over the weekend, to present talks and workshops for aspiring authors at the Toodyay Public Library. Sep.

York Art and Craft Fair

A wonderful showcase of lovingly decked stalls of handmade art and crafts, held in the beautiful York Town Hall, plus craft workshops, magic shows and even camel rides. Sep.

Wildflower Festival Bindoon

In spring, when the countryside is ablaze with colourful blooms, more than 200 wildflowers are displayed in Bindoon Town Hall, with the opportunity to purchase seeds and other local produce, arts and crafts. Be sure to check out the photography exhibition, and the classic cars, with activities for the kids too. Sep.

York Rodeo

A family day of fun and entertainment under the majestic shade of Mt Bakewell in York. Nov.

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