No bull… here’s the best reason for a family trip to Dardanup!

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 22 Aug 2022

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Every year, to showcase and celebrate Dardanup and the Ferguson Valley, a team of dedicated and passionate local volunteers spend all year working on staging the Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival.

What is the Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival? 

It's one of the marquee regional shows on the annual WA event calendar that you have to stay right up until the very end!

Every year, this FREE family event attracts more than 15,000 visitors from around WA to benefit and showcase the local community. 

For this year, being the 19th Act Belong Commit Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival, the overarching theme is “Health and Wellbeing” to raise awareness for mental health. 

Visitors can find health checks onsite, along with, healthy eating tips and different exercise and sport displays for the whole family to try.

Also, parents can find tips and suggestions on how to improve and overcome their stress and anxiety challenges. 

Gallery | What to expect...

Highlights from the 19th Act Belong Commit Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival that we're most looking forward to including:

- Tastes of Ferguson Valley marquee 

- Goat races

- Non-stop music & performances on the Tronox & South32 Worsley Alumina Hall stages.

- Animal Nursery

- K9 Dog agility 

- 150 market stalls

- West Coast remote-control trucks 

- Doral Kids Zone (Ton of kids rides to enjoy).

- AMD Kids Craft Marquee

- Go-kart races.

- Zen Zone (Yoga, pilates & demonstration etc.) 

 

And this is just the beginning of a full day of family fun!

Over the past 16 years, the Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival culminates with the lighting of the Wespine Fire Sculpture... 

A massive wooden bull that takes the locals 1 month to design and build and, every year's sculpture is different, to depict the Festival theme for that year. 

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Read on for more information about the 2022 Act Belong Commit Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival.

Find a handy planner below with everything you need for a great family weekend and short road trip.

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Highlight | Bull Sculptures

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Stay till the end...

Every year's Dardanup Festival ends with the lighting of their Wooden Sculpture.

Here are highlights from years' past.

Bulls of yesteryear...

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Day Trip Planner | What to see & do

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Source: Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival, Facebook page.

Start early by leaving from 8 am to get to the show in the afternoon, we recommend staying the night.

Find everything you need below to enjoy the 2022 Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival.

2022 Act, Belong Commit Dardanup Bull & Barrel Festival in on 8 October 2022 | Gates open from 10am

Entertainment Times to note...

Event/Activity Time(s)
Goat Races10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
K9 Connections Dog Agility11:15am, 1:15pm & 3:15pm
Tastes of Ferguson Valley Marquee12pm-5pm Free Tastings
Festival Finale Festival Finale
Festival Finale (Dardanup Youth Giant Puppets Parade)7:30pm
Festival Finale (Westpine Fire Sculpture)8:00pm

Highlights

Festival Map

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Start planning your family weekend.

Accommodation

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Camp @ Honeymoon Pool

Popular camping and picnic area located on lower part of Collie River. Ideal for relaxing weekend outing just out of Perth.

 

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Gnomesville

Some 10,000 garden gnomes call this spot of the forest home. Why not leave your mark by buying a souvenir gnome at the visitor centre to leave your family mark at Gnomesville?

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King Jarrah

Believed to be 300-500 years old, come see the King of all Jarrah trees at the Wellington National Park!

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Dardanup Heritage Park

Just outside of Bunbury, the Dardanup Heritage Park offers an interesting collection of working agricultural and industrial machinery from the area's pioneering past.

Owner, Gary Brookes has passionately curated this collection which includes a Steam/Diesel sawmill, tractors to even a military tank!

Museum opens from 10am.

Location | Where everything is...

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0418 281 201

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Wells Recreation Park, Dardanup WA 6236

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