The Bickley & Camel Valley

The Bickley & Camel Valley is a 35 minutes drive from east of Perth, situated in the Darling Ranges forming part of Perth Hills, Western Australia’s best kept secret. The Bickley & Camel Valleys are surrounded with beautiful forests, wildflowers, tranquil bushwalking trails, creeks and waterfalls filled with bird and animal life inhabitants. There are a number of different scenic attractions in the valleys such as vineyards and orchards, with roadside fruit stalls, asparagus from the farm.

Visitors to the Bickley & Camel Valleys are delighted by the beautiful open gardens, which have country-style bed and breakfast facilities for ultimate peace and relaxation. Visitors are able to further explore the forests from the back of a camel. Mementos are also available for purchase from the local potteries and art/craft shops. 2. 2 PURPOSE, VISSION AND MISSION STATEMENT The Harvest Festival is an annual festival; a symbol for celebrating the appreciation of the scenic, beautiful Bickley & Carmel Valleys.

The Harvest Festival’s vision is to provide visitors with countless adventures through exciting day outs of all around the vineyards, orchards and gardens. Its mission is to give the visitors a breath taking experience, one to always remember. 2. 3 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The Bickley & Camel Valleys goal and objective is to encourage visitors to participate and enjoy a variety of activities that are famous in Perth Hills. This objective is further fulfilled by providing activities such as entertainment from locale talented artists, wine tasting in the wineries.

Visitors are further encouraged to ‘take-home’ fresh local produce or treat. 3. 0 PLANNING FOR THE EVENT 3. 1 EVENT DETAILS The annual 2008 Bickley & Camel Harvest Festival is reported to be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May 2008. This is the 11th annual Harvest festival. 3. 2 PATRON DETAILS This is an exciting opportunity for everyone to enjoy a day out celebrating and discovering the picturesque Perth Hills. 3. 3 SITE PLAN The annual Bickley & Camel Harvest Festival will be situated in the Darling Ranges forming part of Perth Hills, Western Australia. 3. 4 SPECIAL EVENTS 3. 4.

1 Myattsfield Wines The Myattsfield Wines will host a charity event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Friday 2nd May. This is an opportunity for guests to enjoy local foods and wine from Myattsfield deck with views of the valley and enjoy entertainment from local musicians. 3. 4. 2 Harvest Dance A social event held by the Lesmurdie Club in Walliston. The Mucky Duck Bush Band will feature as the act of the evening, encouraging visitors to enjoy the dancing atmosphere. A light bar snack style menu will be available from 7pm – 9pm and drinks are easily purchased from the bar on cash basis.

The entry fee is affordable, $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available from Lesmurdie Club. 3. 4. 3 Make your own Scarecrow Competition The Scarecrow being the icon for the Harvest festival is now carrying out a competition allowing the community to display their creativity. Competitors will build scarecrows out of the materials provided, wood and straw. All entries will be on display at the Historical Levi Wallis Cottage. Visitors will vote the best built scarecrow allowing the competitors to enjoy First prize of $100, second prize of $50. 3. 4. 4 Harvest Hopper

The hopper is an exciting way to circle around the festival to all the venues while enjoying the activities. A shuttle bus will leave every 30 minutes on Saturday and Sunday from 10. 00am until 3. 00pm. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for senior and children (under 12yrs) per day. Tickets are conveniently purchased from the information bays at any of the designated parking areas as well as from the bus itself at any designated stops. This circle tour includes unlimited stops, permitting visitors to set back and enjoy the scenery while listening to a commentary on the history of the area.