Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival

Exhibition and Shows

26 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2020

Celebrate Australia’s proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey.
Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy.
A major feature of our program are the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner.
There are quite some anxious moments when the ferret starts to emerge, the crowd roars with delight and the ferret promptly retreats back into the pipe. There are also the delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret ‘chocolate wheel’ in which visitors and participants can win great prizes.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Adventure Art & Culture Bar Carpark Caters for limited mobility Family Friendly Food & Wine International Kiosk Major Events Non Smoking Public Toilet

Rates

From AU$1.00

Event Times

26 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2020

Annual Event

Venue

Bells Parade

Bells Parade, Latrobe, 7307

Nearby Accommodation

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Studio Apartment

Sherwood View Accommodation

Latrobe

Bay View Holiday Village ~ Reception

Bay View Holiday Village

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Exec room

Argosy Motor Inn

East Devonport, Devonport

Asimatree Bed & Breakfast and Art Garden

Asimatree Bed & Breakfast and Art Garden

Tarleton, Latrobe

Tasman Backpackers

Tasman Backpackers

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Queen bed, private bathroom, desk, TV, Fridge, Tea and Coffee, free WiFi.

Belle’s Bed & Breakfast

Tarleton, Latrobe

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