THE WYNYARD TULIP FESTIVAL:
Festival Date Announcement!
- Spring Loaded Calendar of Events will run from 1 -31 October, 2023
- Bloom Time! Wynyard Tulip Festival, Saturday 14 October 2023
The Wynyard Tulip Festival is a spectacular day of festivities held on the second Saturday of October each year at 11am – 9pm at Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard. The festival celebrates the breathtaking tulips in full bloom at the Table Cape Tulip Farm, as well as all that makes Waratah-Wynyard idyllic and unique. It also attracts some exciting entertainment and attractions from across the state and further afield! Entry is FREE.
What you can expect in 2023 – a huge array of food stalls, more entertainment than ever seen before and an extended festival site!
The Tulip Festival Foreshore Market is also an integral part of the festival and is held on the first and third Sunday of each month from 8.30am until 2pm.
For more information on any of these events contact the Waratah-Wynyard Council on (03) 6443 8333.
THE HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL:
In 1991, the Wynyard Tourism and Promotion Association ran the first Tulip Festival in Wynyard, offering a weekend of entertainment, stalls and attractions to promote the area and attract visitors to our town and the North West Coast. From the outset, Wynyard was labeled by news reporters as “Tulip Town” and this has become somewhat of a continuing connection.
By 1997 the Wynyard Tulip Festival had formed a committee in its own right and had taken on an incorporated status, which in 2005 a Special Committee of the Waratah-Wynyard Council. The Festival is now coordinated by the Waratah-Wynyard Council.
In 2020, the Tulip Festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue annual celebrations but still abide by gathering restrictions and physical distancing requirement, the Waratah-Wynyard Council created The Spring Loaded Program, a month of fun that was comprised of smaller events for the community to enjoy.
With the return of the Wynyard Tulip Festival in 2022 and the success of The Spring Loaded Program over the last two years, Council has decided to run both events in October. The Spring Loaded Program (1 – 31 October, 2022) is now incorporating the iconic Wynyard Tulip Festival in its jam-packed schedule of events.
Are you interested in having a stall at the 2022 Waratah-Wynyard Council Tulip Festival? Council is keen to hear from anyone who would like to participate. Complete the forms below and return to Council by 1 September 2022.
Volunteers form an integral part of the Festival’s success and a huge thank you must go to the Wynyard Fire Brigade, Wynyard Lions Club, and all the people that roll up their sleeves every year.
Complete the form below to register your interest to become a volunteer for the Tulip Festival or Spring Loaded.