harvesting with Clydesdales

Throughout the year Avondale hosts a variety of special events, including:

quilts and vintage vehicles

sheep on the move

Previous Events at Avondale

Stomp for the Stables

The Stomp for the Stables was a community walk-a-thon event to raise awareness of the Historical Stables at Avondale.
The walk is open to young and old and will commence at the Beverley town and end at the Avondale Discovery Farm (approx. 6kms in distance).
It was a great family day out with a huge effort by the community to raise funds, once everyone made it out to Avondale we had a
sausage sizzle at Avondale for the participants when they finish the walk. Many participants did get a lift back into town.
Thank you to all friends, families and work collegues that banded together to have a great day out.

Beverley Harvest Festival

This major community event is held in the past in November each year and gives visitors an opportunity to see harvesting in action, experience rural activities and feel part of the Beverley agricultural community.

It is a chance to marvel at the magnitude of the wheat harvest in Western Australia and enjoy some country hospitality.

The Beverley Harvest Festival featured demonstrations of the history of harvesting, with Clydesdale horses & vintage equipment; stationary engines, vintage vehicles; wood chopping; Highland cattle; blacksmith & farrier & working sheepdogs.


Previous event sponsors included:

Tourism WA

Eventscorp - View other events in WA


National Trust of Australia (WA)


Department of Regional Development and Lands


Healthway WA



Royalties for Regions

Go for 2 and 5

Go for 2 & 5


Bendigo Bank


Beverley Community Resource Centre

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Beverley Community and Businesses

Shire of Beverley

Shire of Beverley

for more information, email:avondale@ntwa.com.au
or phone (08) 9646 1107

More about Clydesdales at Avondale.


harvest paddock

attaching equipment

harvesting with clydesdales

wagon rides

picnic area



Beverley Clydesdale and Vintage Day


Rex and team
photograph: Sue Manning

This event is always popular at Avondale Discovery Farm, the Beverley Clydesdale and Vintage Day.
In previous years the clydesdales have been joined by the inspiring Mounted Avon Valley 10th Light Horse
Memorial Troop, the delighted Teen Ramage show ponies, the Smart Harness Diving Society ponies,
the hobby horses, and the truly awesome Clydesdale horses in action. Some years the event attracts 1500 visitors.

We hope to run this great day in the future but for now we thank all the contributors.
Many volunteer hours had gone into getting the venue tidied up, the tractors, trucks and machinery ready for the demonstrations, and the organising and promotion of the event. Corrective Services Section 95 crew and the Shire of Beverley workers took care of many of the bigger tasks.

The local schools, businesses, artists, community groups and individuals who embraced the
Hobby Horse Challenge and helped stimulate interest in the event, and provided some
entertainment on the day, Thank You.
Brian Faithful did a wonderful job of auctioning the artist-decorated Hobby Horses.
Six amazing pieces of artwork went under the hammer, and raised an average price of $110.
These funds are to be used to offset the cost of purchasing the materials for the activity.
Thank you to Daryl Storer and Harold Anderson for preparing 50 blank horses.

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The Great Southern Working Sheepdog Association who has their own dedicated following, but their
amazing displays of understanding between dog and handler added to the entertainment, and
education of adults and children attending.

A very special thank you to Mia Davies MLA, who took time out of her busy schedule to show her
support by attending, Dee Ridgway Beverley Shire President, Steve Pollard, Northam Shire President,
Wendy Williams Chairperson Avon Tourism, and a sprinkling of Beverley Shire Councillors. Your
presence adds value to our event.



Caring for our country frogNRMToyworld

Wheatbelt NRM

for more information, email:avondale@ntwa.com.au
or phone (08) 9646 1107

Photographs from both the 2011 Clydesdale and Vintage Day and the 2010 Clydesdale and Vintage Day.

More about Clydesdales at Avondale.


vintage tractor on the move

Rex disc ploughing
photograph: Sue Manning

feeding lamb at avondale
photograph: Diedre Gowland

machinery display
photograph: Diedre Gowland



Beverley Truck Muster Weekend



Held in August every second year, the Beverley Truck Muster Weekend is a great opportunity to see and admire a variety of trucks and talk to their proud owners.

Stationary engines chug away during the day and teams of Clydesdale horses are harnessed to show visitors some original "horsepower".

Held over the weekend, this two-day event is a relaxed and fun way to see some great trucks and enjoy a day in the country.

Check out some photos from the 2011 Beverley Truck Muster.


truck muster

truck muster

stationery engines