The 2017 Wollies invite you to our biggest event of the year—Yes, our annual OPEN DAY extravaganza is upon us again! It promises to be a joyous, shenanigan-filled celebration of Woll’s old roots as well as well as its enduring work with young people in and around the Macalister River Valley.
This is a family friendly event made possible by our community, for our community. Bring family, mates and anyone up for a fun, silly, magical time. Don’t hesitate to come up even if you’ve never been to Woll before!
We’ll have brilliant pioneer craft smiths, demonstrating the art of blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing and wool spinning. There will also be workshops on tree grafting, cheese making as well as games and activities for the kids.
Toward dusk, we will hold our annual fundraising auction so bring cash and get ready to bid. We’ve got beautifully handcrafted artefacts, outdoor gear, experiences, art and much more!
As the stars start coming out, so will the music. If you’ve got a song, dance or performance of any kind, get it ready for the Open Mic sesh. And after this, we’ll have a live band and raucously boogie our way into the night…
Sounds good? Here’s some further details:
Call the homestead on 5148 0492 so we can get an idea of numbers. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the weekend
This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.
Saturday Day Pass (includes 1 lunch, 1 dinner, a café treat, a drink)
-Family $50 (2 adults, 2 kids)
-additional kids under 13 $5
Weekend Tickets (includes Saturday lunch & dinner, Sunday breakkie, a drink and a café treat)
-Family $100 (2 adults, 2 kids)
-additional kids under 13 $15
Your ticket is inclusive of all demonstrations, games, the bush dance and other miscellaneous shenanigans!
We encourage people to come up on Saturday and stay the night!
We will have designated camping areas set up, so bring you tents and camping gear.
We also have a limited amount of room on our verandahs as well as a limited number of beds in the bunk rooms. If you would like to book a spot, let us know when you RSVP. They go quick!
Watch this space for specifics on how to get here. Train and bus details TBA closer to the date.
Also, feel free to use this event page to organize carpooling!
If you are coming to Open Day without a parent or guardian, get your parents or guardians to fill out this Event Permission Form and bring it along with you. When you arrive, please give it to one of the Woll staff
WHAT TO BRING:
-Clothing appropriate for the weather. It can get chilly in the night.
-Comfy, closed toe footwear.
– Camping/sleeping things i.e. a mat, sleeping bag, tent or tarp
– A torch to move around after sunset
– A drink bottle
– Bathers for swims in the Mac
– $$ for the café, bar, auction and tickets
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
– Dogs that haven’t been to Woll before
– Alcohol (Our liquor license does not allow BYO but don’t fret, we will have a bar)
GETTING TO AND FROM THE FRONT GATE
Unlike previous years, we can no longer run shuttles to/from the front gate so you will need to walk in and out. However, if you have a special circumstance, don’t hesitate to call the homestead and we can discuss options
The Flying Fox: This is the way in and out of the property. It’s a heap of fun and a beautiful way to greet the river. We well have people available helping you get across and back from 10am on Saturday and after breakfast on Sunday
-The 2017 Wollies ♥