September 25 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Born from a community’s passion to showcase its unique history and hidden treasures, the inaugural Gateway Merredin festival will be one to remember this 24-26 September.
With a program jam packed with illumination projections, live entertainment, unique historic tours and the State’s newest public art trail, our 2021 “Troops, Trains and Treasures” program offers something for everyone!
So dust off your boots, roll up your swag and head out yonder, we look forward to seeing you in the heart of the wheatbelt this spring!
Saturday 25 September Program
7:30am – Yoga on the Green – Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre Lawn – Free Register
9am – 5pm – Merredin Mural – Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre Lawn – Immerse yourself into a live Mural art installation with the skills and experience of Artist in Residence Mel McVee
10am – 2pm – Buy from the Bush Market – Bates Street
10am – 11:30am – Watercolour Workshop – Old North Merredin Primary School Precinct. Western Australian water colour artist, Jessie Spring, who also happens to call Merredin home will take you on a whimsical journey into the Merredin landscape in this art workshop.
11am – 12pm & 1pm -2pm – Food Workshop Hosted by Pizza Guru Damiana Demarte – St Mary’s Primary School Hall
7pm – The Australain AC/DC Experience at Cummins Theatre – Book online
Trains Tour – Merredin Railway Museum 10am meet Philippa Rodgers, President of Rail Heritage WA and author of Troops, Trains and Trades, who will give her insight into the rich tapestry of WA’s history and Merredin’s unique involvement in this. – Book Online
Troops Tour – Discover Australia’s secondary World War I and II sites in this 2.5 hour bus tour. Departs 2pm. $5 per person, $10 optional afternoon tour – Book Online
Treasures Tour Bus – Discover some of Merredin’s unique Treasures in this 1.5 hour bus tour. As we wind through the district, visit the following: Merredin Airport, Collgar Windfarm, Risen Energy, CBH/Silos. Departs 2pm. $5 per person, $10 optional afternoon tour – Book Online
Full Program available on www.gatewaymerredin.com.au