Toodyay events

There’s always something happening within the Avon Valley, and what better place to stay than in the heart of it all at Ipswich View Homestead in Toodyay. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, holiday with friends and family or just to soak up the country atmosphere for a while, Ipswich View can recommend lots of cafés and restaurants to eat at, scenic locations perfect for a light lunch or walk, or thing to do within the Avon Valley.

Make sure you book your Toodyay accommodation with Ipswich View B&B early for these events as places do fill quickly.

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Ipswich View B&B is only a short drive to other country towns within the Avon Valley…perfect for day trips!

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2017 events

Avon Valley Black Dog Day

Dudgie Park & Stirling Park, Toodyay  |
Sunday 19th March 2017

Black Dog Ride began in 2009 as one man’s ride to raise awareness of depression, developing into national suicide prevention charity involving thousands of Australian motorcycle riders who’ve raised over $2,200,000 for mental health services, fostering mental health awareness around the country.


Toodyay Music Festival

Dudgie Park & Stirling Park, Toodyay
Saturday 25th March 2017

Toodyay Music Festival is a free community event with stages in Duidgee and Stirling Parks for bands and various other performers including Another Fine Mess, The Blue Hornets and the finale being The Australian Beatles tribute band and Jumping Jack Flash Rolling Stones tribute band. Enjoy classical and easy listening music at St Stephens Church & the streets will be lined with buskers, with food and drinks available and stalls selling music festival wares.


Moondyne Joe Festival

Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
Sunday 7th May 2017

Toodyay’s colonial festival celebrates the life of the infamous bushranger, Moondyne Joe. The locals dress in 1800 century costume and encourage everyone to dress in period costume and contribute to the festivals atmosphere, street theatre and fun antics. Join in the fun and festivities as Moondyne Joe and his gang re-enact various escapes throughout the town, his arrests and mock trials while being a general menace. With FREE entry and entertainment all day, the Toodyay comes alive with colour, sound, song, dance and laughter.


Toodyay Fibre Festival

Stirling Terrace & Community Hall, Toodyay
Sunday 4th June 2017

Enjoy Fashion Shows, musical entertainment, spinners demonstration, fibre & textile art displays and the Mad Hatters Tea Party, craft and quilting displays by the Toodyay Ragbags. Come down to  the park and watch “Sydney or the Bush Outback Heritage Show” along with Animal Displays with fibre & textile stalls along the main street. The Mad Hatters competition will be judged informally during the course of the day so start creating those Mad Hats to show off your creative talents.


Avon Descent & International Food Festival

Dudgie Park & Stirling Park, Toodyay
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2017

The Avon Descent is the world’s longest white water event held over two days starting Saturday with the Northam to Cobblers Pool (20km out of Toodyay) leg, then Cobblers Pool to Bayswater in Perth on the Sunday.

On Sunday 5th enjoy a spectacular view of the world famous Avon Descent with delicious food and FREE all day family entertainment on the banks of the Avon!


Toodyay Picnic Races

Toodyay Race Club

Saturday 23rd September 2017



Toodyay Agricultural Show

Toodyay Show Grounds

Saturday 14th October 2017



Toodyay Christmas Street Party

Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
Friday 1st December 2017



Toodyay Farmers Market

Stirling Park, Toodyay
3rd Sunday of every month

Supporting sale of locally grown produce Organic Vegies, Eggs, Chickens, Alpacas, Plants and much more added products, plus education, art, music and fun!