Festivals and Events

Grapes and Gallops Festival
Mount Barker Wine Producers and the Mount Barker Turf Club combine to create an exciting day of horse racing and world-class wine tasting, food and fun.

February to April

Taste Great Southern Festival
Numerous events are held across the Great Southern Region with local and visiting chefs and personalities. Choose from long table lunches, progressive tastings, degustation delights and impressive Mount Barker Graze three days of wine matched with gourmet food delights.


Porongurup Wine Festival and One Wok Wonder cook off competition
Offers fine wine, live music and the hilarious “Porongurup Stomp” where couples crush grapes with their bare feet in cut off barrels. Visitors can also participate in the “One Wok Wonder”.


Art In The Park
Set in the National Park, this sculptural exhibition pays homage to the artists interpretation with a back drop of stunning granite formations.

September to October

Southern Arts And Crafts Trail
Over sixty venues including galleries, studios, wineries, community halls and retail outlets showcase work from more than 300 artists and craft persons during the 16 days of the award-winning cultural tourism attraction.

September1 – October 30

Mount Barker “Celebration of Wildflowers”

Banksia Farm 9.30am-4.30 pm

Stirling Range Retreat 9am wildflower bus tour,
Twin Creeks Reserve 9.00am-5.00pm. Plant and Bird Guide available from Porongurup Shop (small donation)
Ph 9853 1110


Mount Barker Wildflower Photo Competition and Exhibition
8 days of amazing wildflower photos with award winners on display at the Plantagenet District Hall.
Ph 9851 1653


Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia, Mount Barker
This is WA’s most prestigious industry Wine Show. This week long event attracts over 1000 wine entries from across WA. An expert panel of judges determine the awards. Public events include Awards Dinner and Top 50 tasting in Perth.

October to May

Mount Barker Speedway
Action packed thrills and spills. Speedway sedan, formula100, 500 and visiting divisions.
Contact the visitor Centre for race dates

November to April

Mount Barker Races

Country racing at its best, you can bet on a great day out.