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Margaret River 2021: 11 Margaret River Events You Should Definitely Check Out

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Margaret River Events

WA’s South West is beautiful, with a rich culture, world-class food, and pristine scenery. If you’re wondering where to holiday in the South West of WA, with uncertainty around travel restrictions, why not consider Margaret? Here are 11 Margaret River events you should absolutely check out in 2021.

The Margaret River Farmers’ Market

The Margaret River Farmers’ Market has been a famous feature of the Region for nearly 15 years, showcasing the best local produce Margaret River has to offer. This Saturday morning fixture boasts up to 50 stalls.

The stalls must be operated by people directly involved in the production of the produce, so you know it’s fresh. The Margaret River Farmers Market’s winning of the 2018 Delicious Awards Most Outstanding Farmer’s Market makes it an integral stop for any adventure into WA’s South West.

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Address: 272 Bussell Highway, Margaret River

The Cape to Cape Riding

The Cape to Cape Riding event offers the complete package of Margaret River experiences. Take in the beautiful scenery, enjoy fabulous hospitality and absorb the general splendour of the region. The riding trail starts at the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and finishes four days later at the beautiful Margaret River Distillery. The course is roughly 210km long and climbs up to 2,500m.

Feel free to get involved, watch, or just arrive at some of the pit stops to enjoy a drink and a feed when the action arrives.

Date: 21st to 24th November 2021

SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3

The SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 is an incredible event with something for everyone. Food vendors and entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon and into the evening, ensuring a full day of fun for the whole family.

This event is the absolute perfect opportunity to dive into the water of multi-sport events. The event offers distances to suit all ages and capabilities, so there’s no excuse not to give it a go.

Spectating is free and if you decide to spectate rather than compete, there will be some great racing on offer.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Venue: Busselton Foreshore

The Margaret River Region Open Studios

Showcasing both known and unknown artists in the region, the Margaret River Region’s Open Studios 16-day event offers a brilliant trail of discovery and artistic enlightenment. With over 100 local artists, this is the largest event of its kind within the region.

Artists and artisans will open the doors to their studios and workshops, providing a unique and cultured experience for art lovers. The artwork includes a range of paintings, sculptures, printmaking, furniture, as well as jewellery and ceramics.

This is one of the premier Margaret River events, a must-see for all lovers of art and a true representation of the South West of Western Australia.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

The Festival of Busselton

When you think of Summer in the South West of WA, you think The Festival of Busselton. The festival is family-focused and has been running for over half a century.

The festival gives both locals and visitors alike a real taste of the South West, with fun activities spread across the January period. Additionally, Busselton has been the subject of some great new foreshore development, so you should definitely check it out.

If you’re interested in arts, crafts, good food and drink, and some seriously interesting local history, then the Festival of Busselton is absolutely for you.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Oysters & Riesling

Oysters & Riesling is Howard Park Cellar Door’s signature outdoor event. Celebrating the culinary world’s finest pairings and most powerful, refined combination.

Citrusy, crisp Rieslings and salty, refreshing and rich oysters combine in this event in a haven of greenery.

If you enjoy fine seafood, and perfectly chilled wine, then you should absolutely check this out.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

The South West Craft Beer Festival

The South West Craft Beer Festival showcases the best the South West has to offer. With craft beer now well established within the region, enjoy a blend of experimental brewing, and all the classics.

Brewers and beer lovers alike gather to enjoy these fine brews, along with delicious food and great local music. For those not tempted by the scent of beer, there is also a range of local wines and ciders available.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Sculpture by the Bay

Open for just 3 days, Dunsborough’s Sculpture by The Bay showcases the true nature of the South West’s vibrant artistic culture. For the 3-day period, witness the Dunsborough foreshore be transformed into a beautiful outdoor gallery for all to enjoy.

Sculpture by The Bay encourages inclusive, culturally expressive sculptural works that tell accessible stories that all art lovers can appreciate.

Date: 27th February to 1st March 2021

The Augusta River Festival

Held on the banks of Blackwood River, the family-friendly Augusta River festival is a day-out to remember. With dozens of stalls, local retail, and kids’ activities, the festival provides hours of fun for the whole family.

The famous Blackwood Regatta will return, focusing on sustainability and recycling in the fun and exciting event; each of the competing rafts are to be made of recyclable materials.

Blessed with a stirring line-up of live music and entertainment, plus a stunning firework display over the Blackwood River, this event is one you shouldn’t miss.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Metricup Ute Muster

Speed down to the Metricup Ute Muster for a community focussed event providing fun for the whole family. A brilliant display of utes of all shapes and sizes, from souped-up speedsters, to the old-fashioned farm ute, this event sure makes for a great day out.

The Metricup Ute Muster highlights not just the resilience of the utes, but the resilience of the individuals and hard-working families that make up the rural southwest.

In collaboration with local mental health agency LAMP INC, the Metricup Ute Muster aims to raise money and awareness for mental health challenges and suicide prevention in the Margaret River and surrounding regions.

The local economy faced particular hardship due to the COVID 19 pandemic, with losses in tourism revenue, so they sure could use a hand. Why not have your money go to a good cause while also enjoying a great day out?

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Cabin Fever Festival

Cabin Fever Festival 2021 is a great excuse to get out of the house and head to the beautiful Margaret River Region.

The festival showcases the region in winter; between cold winds and hard storms, the festival celebrates the importance of community spirit and unity.

Enjoy roaring fires, comfort food, and plenty of wine in events ranging from casual to premium. Spend your winter doing something fun.

Date: 2021 dates to be confirmed

Margaret River Transport

Are you looking for Margaret River transport? The Margaret River Experience WA provide a fun and relaxed private tours and transport throughout the South West of Western Australia. As specialists in winery and brewery tours, we cater for groups from 2 to 20 people and offer an experience to remember.

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