Margaret River, WA
Western Australia's premier wine region, well known for its dramatic landscapes and untameable ocean, is now also the home of
With Exhibitions, Performances, Masterclasses and much more happening over the weekend,
here are a few of the venues hosting festival events for you to enjoy.
Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism) - the newly redeveloped Shire of Augusta Margaret River Cultural Centre - is a world class multi-purpose and highly flexible entertainment and business events complex.
Featuring a 450 capacity seated auditorium, 170 capacity seated auditorium, foyer, bar, kitchen, 700cap hall and more, the HEART will be home to the Main Exhibition, along with performances, keynotes, Q&A discussions and masterclasses.
The River is a multi purpose venue promoting and hosting international, national and local performers. Boasting two performance spaces, multiple bars plus a range of value accomodation The River is a proud supporter of live music in the south west.
You can catch plenty of workshops, discussions and live performances including the Main Event at The River over the festival weekend.
Settlers Tavern is a 'must play' live music venue in Australia and is iconic in the national music industry. With over 40 years supporting original live music and up to 230 gigs a year, they were awarded in 2018 as APRA Licensee Of The Year & inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Australian Hospitality Awards (WA) for Best Live Entertainment Venue.
Stop into the Tav for plenty of live music at the festival!
What’s a country pub without a public bar?
A bustling street side bar and courtyard, with its entrance directly off the main street of Margaret River.
Weekly entertainment, food specials and sporting facilities - a local watering hole and a place where new and old friends come together.
Beerfarm is for people who love genuine experiences. We don’t care who you are, or what you do – Men, women, kids, dogs, all people are welcomed with a smile and a schooner, Having come from all walks of life and different corners of the world… some from beer, some from good times and some simply from our parents, we are unified in the belief of doing things differently, doing things right and combining beer and experience together.
Stay tuned for word on a Sunday Sesh (and beers) you won't want to miss!
Margaret River Brewhouse is a meeting place for the community and home to a real down south Sunday Session. Set amongst the karri trees and on the banks of the Margaret River you’ll find this family friendly microbrewery. Perfect for a few lazy tunes, afternoon vibes and pint or two.”
The Arc of Iris is a Margaret River icon that continues to evolve, going from strength to strength…
We’re big believers in supporting the local community, with our menu featuring a selection from the region’s world class wineries, our beef and pork ribs are smoked on the premises, and fresh WA Marron is always on our menu.
The luxury bar lists a comprehensive collection of local boutique spirits, wines and craft beers on tap.
Whatever you are looking for, you can find it at Arc of Iris.
Combine award winning barman Billy Phillips mixing cocktails, a creative kitchen serving up tasty tapas, add a touch of live music and you have a unique Margaret River dining experience at Morries.
Be sure to catch the show at Morries on the opening night of the festival, or drop in anytime for a cheeky cocktail!
The White Elephant Beach Café, located right on Gnarabup beach just 10 kilometres from Margaret River, is open daily from 7.30am to 3pm.
Wholesome food created with locally sourced ingredients to reflect the very best of the Margaret River region. From delicious coffee to all day breakfasts and everything in between, it’s always fresh and prepared on site. There’s something for everyone – vegetarian, gluten or dairy free, vegan, something for the kids (and water for the dogs too, of course).
Enjoy your meal or beverage on our expansive deck which offers uninterrupted views of the ocean. If the weather is a little on the cool or damp side head indoors to relax by the fire or sit by the large bi-fold windows to watch the waves roll by.
We look forward to sharing our little piece of paradise with you soon!
JahRoc Galleries is a must see destination for all furniture and art admirers. Situated on the main street of Margaret River, it is the largest contemporary art gallery in the South West, showcasing a diverse range of Fine Furniture, Paintings, Jewellery, Art Glass, Ceramic and Sculpture by local and Australian Artists.
The gallery is home to their own line of award winning designer JahRoc Furniture, who use local specialty timbers to hand craft their bespoke heirloom furniture.
JahRoc’s unique collaborative approach brings art, furniture, music and fine wine together during the festival in celebration of a new exhibition “Get Uked @ JahRoc Galleries”. Check the program for details.
Visit JahRoc Galleries today and find out why all that do leave inspired.
Margaret River Distilling Company is the distillery behind Giniversity Gin and home to the award-winning Limeburners Single Malt Whisky and Tiger Snake Sour Mash Whiskey.
Tucked away among the native Peppermint trees, off Carters Road, Margaret River Distilling Company is based in the heart of Margaret River. Visit the distillery to enjoy a tour and tasting of its award-winning spirits, dine in for a casual lunch or sit on the deck with a refreshing gin and tonic, cocktail or warming whisky in hand.
Locally roasted coffee and a selection of local beers and wines are also available. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Margaret River area.
RAC Margaret River Nature Park
RAC Margaret River Nature Park is enriched with history, being home to The Wharncliffe Saw Mill that was constructed in 1967.
This mill was opened by the Forests Department of Western Australia and was in operation for 14 years, producing sawn pine from local materials with the timber being primarily used in the construction of packing boxes and crates. The timber produced was transported by truck to the Wonnerup Siding in the Tuart Forest near Busselton and sent by train to Perth. In the mill’s later years, it was leased to a private sawmilling company before closure in 1982.
Today, the historic Wharncliffe Mill building offers a great undercover and function space for our guests.
Be sure to catch Blues In The Mill on Friday night!
Down a winding dirt road, Cape Grace is nestled in natural bush setting. A rustic cellar door awaits with a selection of boutique, handcrafted wines full of presence and personality, made on site at the family owned winery.
Relax and enjoy the tunes and winemaker Rob Karri-Davies' guitar collection as you make your way through a tasting of the fruits of our labour.
One of the great little wineries!
Woodlands is a ten hectare vineyard located in the Wilyabrup Valley of Western Australia’s renowned Margaret River. Woodlands was established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, and remains proudly owned and operated by the Watson family.
Woodlands vineyards are dry grown and maintained by hand using traditional methods. In the winery, all Woodlands wines spend up to two years in the finest French oak barrels. Each wine is made with minimal intervention, and is carefully blended by the Watson family.
Located just minutes from the famous surf breaks of Yallingup, John Miller Design’s flagship workshop and gallery is home to an array of jewellery pieces, and, unbeknownst to many, guitars!
John Miller will be hosting the Official Festival Afterparty on Sunday 13th October from 6pm, featuring live music in the garden.
BYO drinks and nibbles,
info & limited tickets available HERE