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Saturday September 29th

This is a big day in the Calendar as Lamont's will be holding a spectacular Spring Lunch. (yes we are aware it is also the football grand final)

So if you or your guests are more into Food than Football please join us at noon for a five course degustation lunch hosted by Kate Lamont.

Please click here to view the menu in a printable format. This is the last lunch for the year so spread the word.
Tickets to the lunch are $88 per person and include all food, wine and recipes.

Trout fishing season  - if you catch a tagged fish please return tags to Fisheries department Pemberton freshwater Research Centre. Seasons runs to April 30th. Also if you catch a Redfin Perch or carp please destroy rather than releasing back into waterways.
Visit for bag & size limits.
Freshwater license avaliable from local post offices. (Fisheries Office in Busselton)

Market Days -

Vasse Markets. 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month. 7.30am to noon at the Vasse Hall. Contact: Judy Ligman (08) 97532188.
Margaret River Markets. 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month plus extras on school holidays & LWN's. 10am-1pm at Margaret River Town Square. Contact: Alistair (08) 97555580/0419 957799.
Busselton Railway Markets. 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month plus extras on school holidays. 7am to noon, at the Railway Building Park, Causeway Road, Busselton.  Contact: (08) 97543731
Barnard/Churchill Park Markets. 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, at Barnard Park (near Yoganup Park), Busselton 7:30am - noon. Contact Dennis (08) 97524573.
Margaret River Farmers Markets. Held on Sundays. Old Margaret River Hospital Complex, Margaret River

Cowaramup Markets Second Saturday of the month from 8am - 1pm. Contact Steve Evans Ph 9755 5298

Jan - Busselton Beach Festival 2006 - Youth program Wed 11th - Sat 14 Jan offering workshops program & youth cafe at the Busselton Youth centre, crn High Street & Bussell Highway 11am - 4pm Thursday 12 Jan & Frid 13th Jan. For all workshops bookings & more infomation call Tiffany on 0408 914 792.

Battle of the Young Bands - Court House Arts centre, crn Queens St & Marine Tce 6 - 8pm. Wed 11 Jan - Heat 1. Thursday 12 Jan - Heat 2.

Beach Front Performances - Busselton beach Front, North End of Queens Street, (between the Equinox & the Nautical Lady) 2pm - 9pm Sat 14 Jan 2006.

Tribal Mix Multi Cultural Program - Friday 20 - Sat 21 Jan 2006. This will be a community celebration of local indegenous and visiting cultures including - Vibrant and varied indegenous & Latin Funk workshops leading into community participation in performance events of the festival. Finale involving Latinperformers & community working together with local indegenous groups to create the Tribal Mix with tribal Afro-Latin jazz, a Latin Hip-Hop funk routine and all out Percussion Sensory Assult of loud, tight Brazilian Carnival drumming. plus Beach Bonfire & Fireworks.

Workshops - Local Tribal Mix & Indegenous Cultural Expereince - Warden Aborginal Cultural centre 1 - 7pm Friday Jan 20th.

Creating Tribal Mix - Court House Arts centre, crn Queens St & marine Tce. 11am - 2pm Sat Jan 21st.

Tribal Mix Performances - Busselton beach front 6.30 9.30pm Sat Jan 21st.

The Festival Of Funk - @ Wise Winery

Thursafdy 26th January 2006 @ Wise Winery in Eagle Bay. Funk starts 1pm, $30 + bf, an 18+ event, photo ID required, no BYO. Tickets from or 78's Records, Blue 62 in Busselton, Swell Sounds in MR, 3 Bears in Dunsborough.

Busselton Art Society - Art in the Park Exhibition.

Mitchell Park crn Queen Street & Prince Street Jan 2006. Thurs 26 10.30am - 5pm, Friday 8am - 5pm, Sat 8am - 5pm, Sun 29th 8am - 3pm. Local artist society works of paintings & porcelain. Ph enquires - 9752 3644 & 9752 3948. Open for viewing and sales daily. Well worth your visit into Busselton.....

Lunar Circus - in the big top every Frid & Sat in January 2006. 7.30pm in Gloucester park in Margaret River, 1 1/2hrs of non-stop slaptick comedy acrobatics antics. Tickets $12 kids, Adults $20 Family $55. Pay at door....


  Feb - Amberley Estate  Semillon & Seafood Weekend -  in 2008
An event to delight your tastebuds with the opportunity to sample premium table wines and delicious seafood delights amongst the ambience of one the regions most well known wineries whilst listening to a smooth soundtrack of live music in the grounds of Amberley Estate. It's an experience you'll never forget.
  Venue: Amberley Estate Winery
  Date: February 2006
  Entry Fee: General admission tickets $130 per ticket, or Gold Leaf tickets $150.
  Contact: Chelsea or Jo @ Amberley
 P O Box 563, Dunsborough
 Ph: (08) 9750 1101 (Office Hours) Fax: (08) 9750 1155

Leeuwin Concert - Feb 25 & 26th 2006

Margaret River’s Leeuwin Estate Winery will return to the classical genre for the 22nd Leeuwin Concert Series, featuring Amici Forever and Jane Rutter, on Saturday February 25 with a repeat performance on Sunday February 26.

Amici Forever have enchanted audiences around the world with their inspiring and unique sound, mixing the beauty and timeless appeal of opera and classical music with the dynamism of pop. They will be preceded on stage by sensational flautist, Jane Rutter, returning by popular demand after her 2000 Leeuwin debut.

More information is available from the Leeuwin Concert Office on (08) 9430 4099, or visit

Business Clean Up Day Feb 2008

Registration Now Open, Log onto or call 1800 282 329 for further information. Yelverton Brook is cleaning up their Roy Road.

The day provides an opportunity for Australian businesses to help improve the quality of the environment and work towards reducing waste.

  Feb 15th & 16th Feb 2008 Leeuwin Estate is famous for its annual concert, which is performed in a natural bushland ampitheatre alongside the winery and features internationally renowned orchestras and entertainers commencing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1985 through to an eclectic range of performers from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to Tom Jones.
  Performer:  - ?
  Venue: Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River
  Date: March 2008 (to be confirmed)
  Time: approx 6.30pm
  Entry Fee: to be advised (approx AUD$120pp)
  Rebecca Brown, Leeuwin Estate
 P O Box 724, Fremantle, WA, Australia
 Ph: (08) 94304099 Fax: (08) 94305687

 March -

Augusta River Festival -  March 2008 , Venue: Colourpatch, Augusta

A weekend packed with exciting entertainment and fun for all - showcasing local and Perth talent, supporting local business, attracting tourists and displaying our spectacular environment.

Featuring the Skiffle Billees, Doxy Jazz band, Mike Goodwin band, Suitcase men, Peter Godden, Bagpipes band, Beaver Fever, Belly Dancers, Fat Mat, Johnno D Biscuit, Bubblemania, kite, Mana Beer Can regatta, mullet throwing,heaps more and culminating in a spectacular fireworks over the river.


Dunsborough Arts Festival - March 2008
Venue: Dunsborough Foreshore, Dunsborough 9am-3pm

The Dunsborough Arts Festival is a fun day of art for the family at the beach. Meander the art and craft market under the peppermint trees filled with unique and unusual products ranging from art, folk art, sculpture both metal and wood, jewellery, toys, photography and ceramics. Add your touch to the pavement drawings, the community mural or sandcastle building competition.

This year there are two free music workshops, and entertainment by a number of new bands in the region – definitely varied and interesting for the family to watch! Stay around for Jazz by the Bay in the evening.

Jazz by the Bay   March 2008, Venue: Dunsborough Foreshore, Dunsborough

Jazz by the Bay features the award winning Busselton Senior High School Jazz Band and supported by the local band, Groovamatics. Sip a local wine or beer with your picnic, or food available. NO BYO. Don't forget to bring a rug and maybe a jumper in this inclement weather! FREE ENTRY!

The Naturaliste Blue Water Classic - early March 200

Venue: Busselton Yacht Club

For more information Please telephone

Dean Eggleson : 0417 837078 or Trevor Bell: 9754 4301

X Adventure - The Raid World Cup  March 2008

Venue: Margaret River


18th and 19th March 2006 X-adventure The Raid World Cup

Margaret River Pro Surfing Event - March - April 2008

Venue: Surfers Point, Prevelly

The event will be held at Surfer's Point, Prevelly. Heats begin March to April 2008


  April -

1-18 Margaret River Artisans Cape to Cape 3 Artist Exhibition - Foyer @ Vasse Felix

1-30 Central Desert Dreamings Exhibition - Vasse Felix

 3 - Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd & Guests

4 - Slava Grigoryan & Al Slavik continental Shift Tour Dinner - Voyager Estate
6,13,23& 24 Wine Tastings - MR Wine Tourism Showroom
29-30 Noble Rot Theatre Company presents "Moliere's - Don Juan" - Voyager Estate

  May  2008 Respect Yourself Forest Rally
More than 9000 spectators turned out to view the excitement of last year's Respect Yourself Forest Rally Busselton Toyota Super Stage, and organisers are expecting increased interest again in 2005.
 The Busselton Toyota Super Stage is the opening round of the Globalstar Australian Rally and Western Australian Rally Championships and attracts more than 60 cars and 600 competitors and crew from across the country. The 1.4km course will take the rally cars through the streets of Busselton and along the shores of Geographe Bay in a nail biting race against the clock on Friday and Saturday evenings.
 Australia's best rally drivers will be coming to the southwest over the weekend. These include Toyota drivers Neil and Rick Bates, leading Subaru pair of Cody Crocker and WA's Dean Herridge, Mitsubishi legend Ed Ordynski and young gun Spence Lowndes, and leading privateers Simon Evans and the Pedder brothers Scott and Mark.
 2005 will see the event adopt an even more exciting format, lighting up the streets of Busselton with a two night rally Super Stage, a Wheels Expo including car displays, workshops and races, interactive action alley, half pipe skateboarding competitions, drag races, fireworks and live bands. On Saturday afternoon a Sprint Series for sport and street cars will also be held on the Super Stage in Busselton.
 On Saturday and Sunday the rally heads to Nannup where the best rally drivers in Australia show their skills on the gravel roads of the Nannup forest. There are plenty of spectator points to catch all the dirt flying action. The main street of Nannup turns into a Service Park and is an ideal place to get up close to the cars and drivers as they get ready to head out into the forest again.
  Venue: Friday and Saturday evenings - Busselton Super Stage, Barnard Park, Busselton.
 Rally Action: Saturday and Sunday - Nannup pine plantations.
 Date: Dates to be confirmed,,
  Busselton and Nannup Tourist Bureaus Contact: Ph: (08) 9752 1288 or (08) 9755 1211
 Competitor Information Contact: Ann Skipworth, Event Secretary Ph: (08) 9455 7287

May -
1 - Inaugral Margaret River Vintage Stomp - Voyager Estate
1-15 - Central Desert Dreamings Exhibition - Vasse Felix
3,11,18,25 - Wine Tastings - MR Wine Tourism Showroom
6 & 7 - Noble Rot Theatre Company presents "Moliere's - Don Juan" - Voyager Estate
7 - My Brilliant Divorce - Margaret River Cutural Centre
13 & 14 - Noble Rot Theatre Company presents "Moliere's - Don Juan" - Voyager Estate
29 - Melbourne Comedy Festival - Margaret River Cutural Centre

30 - Quartet - Margaret River Cutural Centre

June -
3,4,16,30 - Wine Tastings - MR Wine Tourism Showroom

4-6 Margaret River Rotary Art Exhibition - Margaret River Cutural Centre

July -

11-15 - Festival of Sorts - MR Senior High School

August -
6 - Big Night on the Bay - Dunsborough

September is the - Annual Busselton Wildflower Exhibition at the Uniting Church in Kent Street Busselton. Opening hours are close to the 16th 9am-5pm and 17th 9am-5pm. Offical opening 2pm on the 16th, stalls, flowers, plants, lunches, teas plus more. Well worth a visit, a very colourful display.

Entry Fee: Card Holders $2.50, $3.00 per adult, 50c per child

Cowaramup Fun Fest - 15th October from 10am - 3pm at Cowaramup Oval

Margaret River Spring Ball - 15th October - This years event will be held at the award winning Watershed Winery on Saturday 15th October from 7.30pm. The theme this year is “Gangsters Reunion” with the 22 piece Fremantle Jazz Orchestra!  Tickets $125  Book your tickets now by phoning TMG on 1300 765 518 or email


Late October & early Nov  - Busselton Agricultural Show - Churchill Park - fireworks usually friday evening 
Date: Fri 31st Oct (5pm -11pm) & 1st November 2003 (9am-5pm)
Entry Fee: $8 per adult/$4 Student/Pensioners Concession Card Holders.

November is the Margaret River & Districts Agricultural Show
6 - Margaret River Rotary Fun Run - Margaret River to Prevelly

17 - 20 November is the annual - Margaret River Wine Festival covering the whole region Fine Margaret River wines, mouth watering produce from the cleanest region on earth, mellow music on the lawns of the wineries, art exhibitions, street parties, outdoor adventure, bonfires, bush poetry, mad-cap wine barrel racing, late night music venues and much more - they all await you! Events at more than 70 venues in the majestic Capes region of the South West of Western Australia!
  Venue: Busselton to Augusta (various locations)

December -





Link to Cape Naturaliste Tourist Bureaus events page -
Link to Margaret River Tourist Bureau events page -
Link to Australia's South Wests event page -

Dates listed above are true and correct at time of printing.

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