The 2019 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 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:
This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available HERE until a week before the event. You will be able to purchase tickets at the gate on the day.
- General Admission $20
- Concession $15
- Familia’s (2 Adults + children) $50
- Under 12’s FREE
Your ticket is inclusive of all demonstrations, games, the bush dance and other miscellaneous shenanigans! Meals will be $10 each.
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 will not be running a pick up or drop off for this event.
Please feel free to use our Facebook event page to organize carpooling!
This is an unsupervised event. If you are under 18 you MUST come with a parent or guardian.
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 meals, 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
We will not be running a shuttle 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
We also encourage you to park at Cheynes Bridge and walk in via the Telephone Track.
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
Please follow the Facebook event page for up to date information.
-The 2019 Wollies ♥