harvesting with Clydesdales

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

quilts and vintage vehicles

sheep on the move

The Beverley Harvest Festival in November each year
The Beverley Clydesdale and Vintage Day in June each year
The Beverley Truck Muster Weekend held at Avondale every two years

Stomp for the Stables
Sunday 20 October

The Stomp for the Stables is 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).
There will be a sausage sizzle at Avondale for the participants when they finish the walk.
Gather you friends, family and work collegues together to have a great day out.

For more information, please click here

Beverley Harvest Festival
Sunday 25 November 2012

This major community event is held 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 in 2011 featured demonstrations of the history of harvesting, with Clydesdale horses & vintage equipment; stationary engines, vintage vehicles; wood chopping; Highland cattle; blacksmith & farrier & working sheepdogs.

Download 2012 Harvest Festival Program

Download 2012 Harvest Festival Flyer

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:dina.blennard@ntwa.com.au
or phone (08) 9646 1004

More about Clydesdales at Avondale.


harvest paddock

attaching equipment

harvesting with clydesdales

wagon rides

picnic area



Beverley Clydesdale and Vintage Day
Sunday 24 June 2012 11am-3pm


Rex and team
photograph: Sue Manning

The horses had arrived at Avondale Discovery Farm, Beverley in time for the Beverley
Clydesdale and Vintage Day, Sunday 24 June. 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.
What a show they provided for our 1500 visitors.

Thank you to all the contributors to the event. 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:dina.blennard@ntwa.com.au
or phone (08) 9646 1004

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