Mac started his trip to the Yowah Opal Festival 2011 last night with the promise of Video updates along the way. So hopefully we can get a glimpse into what the trip is like. The trip to Yowah is about a thirten hour drive from Bellingen and the landscape is quite a bit different so another interesting thing to look out for.
If you are interested in going, there is still time. The Yowah Festival for 2011 starts on the 15th of July and finsihes on the 17th of July. Here are the details:
Yowah Opal Festival 2011
Start Date: Friday, 15th July 2011
Finish Date: Sunday, 17th July 2011
The Yowah Opal Festival begins Friday at 6.30pm with the Miners' BBQ, Official Opening and spectacular fireworks, followed by two full days of activities on Saturday and Sunday. The annual Yowah Opal Festival Designer Jewellery Competition is on and there are special guests, entertainment, meals and refreshments throughout the Festival. Don't miss the special opal display, mine tours and windlass race. There are tailgator sites and stalls available.
Yowah Opal Festival Program:
The Yowah Opal Miners Festival to promote the Australian National Gemstone. We the miners invite you to the Yowah Opal Field to celebrate this weekend commencing on Friday night.
Special Guests, Entertainment, Meals and Refreshments throughout the Festival
Special Opal Display
Walk in mine tours
Tailgaters and Stalls
Spinning Wheel, Raffels etc.
Mini Gold comp.
Special Guests Nut Throwing contest and much more.
Bar opens Friday Evening at 5pm, Saturday 11am to late, Sunday 11am till late
Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday morning from 6.30am till 9.30am
Saturday and Sunday Morning tea: Lunch: Afternoon tea: all day
Meals Catered: Dogga Dare - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights 6.30pm till 9.30pm