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The Best Winter Events in the Margaret River Region

Here's a round-up of some of the best winter events.

Rather than fighting the cold, the Margaret River Region celebrates it. Some might say it’s when the region shows off its true colours.

Whether you love music, cinema, getting physical, wine, food or all of the above, there’s something for everyone this winter.

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Indulge in the foodie wonderland of Truffle Kerfuffle.

June 2021

Hunt For Black Gold

Truffle Kerfuffle is an immersive and decadent festival with many lavish activities on offer; it can be hard to know where to begin.

Celebrating it’s 10th year in 2021, the festival is a weekend-long celebration of truffle season hosted in the very heart of Australia’s truffle region, Manjimup, not far from the Margaret River Region. This luxury product is in no short supply down in Manjimup’s picturesque neck of the woods.

A standard adult Festival Village entry ticket will provide access to the festival where you can enjoy live music, sample local wine, cider and produce, and meet the producers and growers behind some of the incredible truffle-laden delicacies on offer. Personalise your day and choose from a selection of extremely tempting activities.

Just a few include: The Wineshed Sessions, where you will join Emma Farrelly as she takes you on the ultimate guided wine tasting; an intimate cooking workshop where you’ll learn from an array of celebrity and top chefs; and a selection of truffle hunts where you will forage the truffle-rich landscape led by local guides. With so much to take in and tickets selling fast, it’s a good idea to start planning your ultimate Truffle Kerfuffle experience.

Manjimup, 25 – 27 June 2021

Have A Whale-y Good Time

The annual Whalesong Festival is the perfect way to kick off winter, celebrating the food, culture, and community spirit of Augusta.

Taking place over the long weekend there are a whole host of family-friendly activities and events taking place that showcase the town – WA’s 3rd oldest settlement. Highlights include The Magic of Dance Cultural Workshop and Bush Tucker Lunch on Saturday, presented by Wadandi Custodian Iszaac Webb, and the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday which marks the official start of the highly-anticipated whale season in Augusta. Plus there will be market stalls where you can find a locally-made treasure, cooking demonstrations to inspire (and get your tummy rumbling!), and live music to enjoy.

Augusta, 4 June – 7 June 2021

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Soak up the vibes at Cabin Fever Festival.

July 2021

Put a Hold on Hibernation

If you’re thinking now that summer has said goodbye it’s time to hide away at home until next season, think again. Cabin Fever will be taking over the Margaret River Region this month with over 25 unique events, all with one aim: to put hibernation on hold.

Expect all the creature comforts needed to stay satisfied once the cold weather kicks in. Warming food, fireside brews, cheese, live music and, of course, quality south west wine will all be available to you.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll enjoy ‘Soli- A Winter Discovery’ at Voyager Estate showcasing incredible organically grown produce from the south west, or the popular Fondue by the Fire experience at Howard Park Winery. The Winter Wine Walk taking in some of the best-kept secrets of the Margaret River township is not-to-be-missed, along with an abundance of more local dining experiences and masterclass endeavours.

All in all, Cabin Fever is about wining, dining and having a grandiose time – and enjoying the riches of the Margaret River Region.

Various locations, 16 – 25 July 2021

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CinefestOz showcases the best of Australian and international films.

August 2021

Festival For Film Fanatics

CinefestOZ Film Festival will be once again taking to the South West to showcase a fresh line-up of over 40 live events and screenings.

This renowned premiere destination film festival annually boasts a number of high calibre film guests and an impeccable line-up of both new Australian and international feature films, documentaries and short films.

Naturally it attracts the best of such films, as well as Australian filmmakers and actors of international repute, as it awards Australia’s Greatest Film Prize of $100,000. Complementing such an award, the CinefestOZ program includes a diverse list of functions and immersive film experiences to attend, such as the Red Carpet Feature Film Premieres and Gala Night.

Feature films and events will be dispersed among the local cinemas, wineries, boutique breweries, small bars and galleries, making for an impressive regional experience.

Various locations, 25 – 29 August 2021