The inaugural Lost & Found Festival is coming to Bunbury and the Ferguson Valley. This 4-day event is perfect for lovers of great food and incredible wine. The festival is being hosted from September 9 – 12 and will include wine tastings, barrel hall dinners, brunch with beats and even street art tours and art classes. All are welcome, with free community events, lunches for the little ones, and a selection of 18+ events too.
Check out our top picks from the festival program, but be sure to get your tickets soon as events are already starting to sell out!
Roelands Village Festival
Head to Roelands Village for a free cultural celebration of country and community. Previously a Children’s Mission, Roelands Village is an environment where culture can be rediscovered, and opportunities can grow. Enjoy cultural performers and live music from the likes of Desert Feet, whilst savouring fresh damper or participating in an Indigenous workshop such as basket weaving. The celebration also features Didgeridoo therapy, yarning, live music, bouncy castles and art for the whole family to enjoy, plus stalls selling food, art, jewellery and wares.
Brunch, Bubbles and Beats
If you grew up down south, you’ll be used to the familiar voice of Noel Brunning on the nightly news. As part of the festival, Noel has swapped to the morning shift at his Bunbury establishment, Mojo’s, to bring you a 3-course brunch, paired with sparkling wines from the nearby vineyards in the Fergie Valley. To top things off, the brunch will be set to a soundtrack of 80s beats to get your morning pumping.
Art at Barton Jones
Why not pair your wine with a little art and enjoy an art class in the beautiful confines of the Barton Jones cellar door. Choose between a pottery class on Saturday morning or a cactus painting workshop on Sunday afternoon. Snacks and a glass of wine are of course included.
Wild Bull Hoedown
Dress in your best country getup and head down to Wild Bull Brewery for a bootscootin’, tune tootin’ night of revelry, led by the Honkey Tonk Heroes. Your $45 ticket gets you access, entertainment and hot eats. The bar is sure to be stocked to fuel your night of fun complete with a ride on the mechanical bull, why not give it a try?
A Night in the Aquarium
Beat the crowds and explore The Dolphin Discovery Centre by night. The centre, which specialises in the care and rehabilitation of endangered sea life, is opening the doors of its aquarium with a 6-course roaming dinner, paired beverages, live and DJ music, VR experiences and a surprise guest.
Ferguson Valley Chardonnay Tasting
If Chardonnay is your drop of choice then this is the event for you. Taste your way through 10 incredible Ferguson Valley chardonnays in an intimate guided cellar door tasting that celebrates the best producers in the region. Discover award-winning wines by Talisman and other premium winemakers in the Ferguson Valley. The tasting will be accompanied by matched canapes and cheeses.
For further information on the Lost & Found Festival click here. Book your tickets now!
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