Spring Guide To Armadale and The Perth Hills: 12 Epic Events To Mark In Your Calendar

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12 epic spring events to attend this year.

We are calling it, winter is done! The stunning blue hue of Perth’s spring skies is almost here, which also means it’s time to kick the winter Nanna blanket to the side for another year and get outside.

After spending your downtime for the last few months more focused on the next Netflix binge – you might not have had time to plan out your Perth spring time hit list.

Fortunately, we can get you back up to speed.

Armadale and the Perth Hills are a springtime favourite for many and with events covering flowers, markets, art, music and more you will be sure to find something to mark in your calendar.

It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen

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Have you ever experienced 150,000 tulips?

Not only will you see more tulips than you can count, It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen also features hundreds of thousands of other flowers including daffodils, hyacinths and ranunculus to name a few – making this the ultimate spring event to mark in your calendar.

To make the most of this experience it is recommended you set aside a minimum of 2 hours to make your way through the 59 hectare park.

When: August 10 to September 30
Time: 9am-6pm
Where: Araluen Botanic Park, 362 Croyden Road, Roleystone
Cost: Adult $15, Children $7, Concession $12, Family $40, Group $10

More information visit: araluenbotanicpark.com.au

Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

Get a first-hand look inside the studios of Armadale and the Perth Hills artists as they open their doors to the public.

On the Open Studio Arts Trail, you’ll discover an extraordinary range of art practices and artists nestled amongst the stunning natural beauty of the Armadale Hills environment and best of all get a glimpse into the inner workings and creative process of Perth’s best artists.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 22 September
Where: 10am – 4pm
Website: Various venues, check @perthhillsarmadale for details

More information visit: armadalehillsartstrail.com

Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run

Yep, you read that right – a fun run with kilts.

Welcome to the only fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt.

If you ever wanted to go for a run in a kilt… well here is your chance.

But don’t be worried if you don’t have a kilt, you can purchase your very own kilt when you register and try out the 2.5km Classic or the 5km Warrior – but be prepared for a visual spectacle of bagpipes, kilts, and all things Scottish!

After the race, the real fun starts with a medieval fair with Scottish arts and crafts, highland dancing, a bagpipe competition, meet and greet adorable Scottish dogs, watch the intense Heavy Events competitions and of course test your taste buds with the infamous haggis and other Scottish delights.

When: October 6
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Minnawarra Park, Corner Orchard Avenue and Armadale Road Armadale
Website: Various venues, check @perthhillsarmadale for details

More information visit: perthkiltrun.com.au

Make Smoking History Kelmscott Show

The Kelmscott Show is back again in 2019, showcasing a huge amount of exhibitors and stalls along with lots of entertainment, food, and music. We’ll have fireworks Friday and Saturday night and animal exhibits Saturday.

When: October 18 to October 19
Time: October 18: 4 -10pm, October 19: 9am – 9pm
Where: Rushton Park, Orlando Street, Kelmscott
Cost: Adult $16, Children $10, Concession $10, Family $40, Under 5 years Free.

More information visit: kelmscottshow.com.au

LiveLighter Perth Hills Festival

Perth Hills Festival is about the local community and pride.

The festival is a showcase of local produce from the Hills area with local businesses displaying their products in a wonderful friendly environment for families to enjoy.

But it’s not just the variety of stalls that will draw a crowd – this year you will also be able to up your culinary game with celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and food sampling.

There is definitely fun for the whole family at the LiveLighter Perth Hills Festival.

When: October 12
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Where: Old Station Road Karragullen Pavilion and Oval
Cost: Adults $10, Concession $5, Children $5, Under 12 Free.

More information visit: perthhillsfestival.org.au

Outside the Frame

Want to see what makes the youth of today tick and the next great local artists on display?

Outside the Frame Art Awards is a showcase for contemporary artwork from young artists across Perth.

This year in its 20th anniversary will see approximately 100 artworks from students in years 11 and 12 from across Perth present their works in six categories; painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, digital media/photography and textiles.

While attending be sure to place your vote for the People’s Choice Award – doing so could see you win $50 if you vote for the most popular artwork.

When: August 10 to August 18
Time: 11am-4pm
Where: Armadale District Hall, 90 Jull Street, Armadale
Cost: Free

More information visit: armadale.wa.gov.au

Millbrook Winery Spring Lunch

Looking to treat yourself and your special someone this spring?

This might be that unique special day that you have been looking for.

Millbrook Winery spring lunch provides all the new season has to offer, including a host of exciting new vintages, a wine or two from the winery and fabulous produce from the garden.

Take your seat in the restaurant to enjoy a fabulous long lunch prepared by our award-winning chef and gardener Guy Jeffreys and his team.

Each course will be accompanied by a wine, or flight of wines, from our highly awarded range created by senior winemaker Damian Hutton.

When: Saturday 7 September
Time: 11.30am – 3pm
Where: Millbrook Winery, Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale
Cost: $110

More information visit: millbrook.wine

Yesterday’s World

Source: perthhillsarmadale.com.au

As they say – to know where you are going you have to know where you’ve been.

If broadening your knowledge is on your spring 2019 checklist then step back in time and take a guided journey through the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum and Telegraph Centre.

Be entertained by the friendly local tour guide as you experience a rare collection of twentieth-century engines, including a large woodworking bandsaw used in the Western Australian shipbuilding industry in 1876. Plus a replica Post Office containing early telegraph and other communications equipment.

Each tour concludes with a free relaxing morning tea with prizes for those paying attention – so make sure you pay extra attention.

When: August 20 and September 10
Time: 10.30 – 11.30am
Where: Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, 40 Jull Street, Armadale
Cost: Free

More information visit: perthhillsarmadale.com.au

Jarrahdale Log Chop and Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Country Fair

This you will remember seeing at the Royal Show each year – well this time you can catch all the action at the Jarrahdale Log Chop and Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Country Fair.

Watch the strength and skill of the log chopping events in partnership with delicious food from a variety of vendors or enjoy a refreshing drink at the licensed bar.

Stroll around the market stalls while the children are entertained with live shows, pony, and camel rides.

When: October 6
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Where: Jarrahdale Oval, Nettleton Road, Jarrahdale
Cost: Free

More information visit: perthhillsarmadale.com.au

Roleystone Spring Market

A can’t miss destination for market lovers.

Stroll among 100 handpicked stalls while being entertained by wandering musicians from the Roleystone Musicians Club.

Stalls are specifically selected to feature locally made products with an emphasis on those that are hand-crafted – so you know you will find a truly unique piece when visiting the Roleystone Spring Markets.

When: September 15
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Cross Park, Corner of Jarrah and Wygonda Road, Roleystone
Cost: Free

More information visit: roleystonemarkets.org.au

Bedfordale Bush Markets

Source: bedfordalemarkets.com.au

Another market to add to your spring market list.

Bedfordale Bush Markets monthly market is held in the natural bush setting adjacent to Bungendore Park.

Offering stalls selling local produce, craft and art, plus free activities and nature play for the kids – Bedfordale Bush Markets is a day for the whole family.

To keep things fresh for the market-goers each market is themed, check their website for details.

When: 9am – 2pm (24 August), 8am – 1pm (28 September, 26 October),
4 – 9pm (23 November)
Where: Bedfordale Hall, 40 Admiral Road, Bedfordale
Cost: Free

More information visit: bedfordalemarkets.com.au

Armadale Society of Artists Annual Art and Awards Exhibition

Over 200 original artworks will be on display over the weekend at the Armadale Society of Artists Annual Art and Awards Exhibition.

This exhibition is well worth the visit for those seeking some added culture this spring whilst seeing some amazing local artists artwork – made all the better with a free Devonshire Tea.

Over the two days, the society holds demonstrations and raffles work by the artists as well as selling programs to raise money for the art society.

When: November 2 to November 3
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Armadale District Hall, 90 Jull Street, Armadale
Cost: Free

More information visit: armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Spring and win

Capture your springtime adventures in the Perth Hills Armadale and upload your photos to be in the running to win an iPad.

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Full list of Armadale and Perth Hills spring events

See the full list of events from August to November in Armadale and the Perth Hills.

Download: Spring Into Armadale Events Guide

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