August and September in the Midwest

Published on Wednesday, 4 August 2021 at 9:31:36 AM

A guide to what’s happening this wildflower season!


Chapman River Friends:

August is a huge month for the Chapman River Friends with events happening every weekend! Participate in bushwalks whilst learning about the Chapman River Regional Park – a hotspot for flora and fauna. The best thing about these events is that they are free, informative and very engaging. If you’re planning on attending, wear appropriate bush closed such as sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen and raincoat.

When: Every weekend in August

Where: Various meeting points in Chapman River Regional Park

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Glycine canescens
Glycine canescens found in Chapman River Regional Park.

Forage for flora, wildflowers and more:

The Midwest is home to over 12,000 species of wildflowers and you can discover a variety of them whilst on one of Midwest Adventure Tours’ trips! Whether you would like to forage for local flora or peruse the season’s wildflowers – this adventure company has a few options that are sure to meet your needs. Their tours range from full day to half day experiences in an air-conditioned vehicle. Food and water is provided, so all that’s left for you to do is wear suitable clothing and footwear, and be prepared to see the best of the Midwest. 

When: Various dates

Where: Various locations

Time: Full day or half day options available

Cost: From $190+

Midwest Adventure Tours

Helen Ansell Studio Gallery:

Every spring, talented local artist Helen Ansell throws open a pop-up café and shop in Mullewa and this season is no different. View Helen’s latest original artworks and grab a coffee and some cake while you’re there! The beautiful space is a great spot to prepare or recharge after a wildflower adventure. Helen’s pop-up café and gallery is open all August and September from 9am – 3pm, seven days a week.

When: August – September

Where: 3 Jose Street, Mullewa

Time: 9am – 3pm

Cost: Various

Helen Ansell Art Studio

Melodies, Mates & Mental Health:

Join the Mullewa Community Resource Centre for a picnic and live tunes at the Tenindewa Store! Anne Williams will be playing music to help bring people together to activate the space and also help connect people. Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the free concert brought to you by the Mullewa Community Resource Centre and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. 

When: Saturday 4 September 

Where: Tenindewa Store 

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm 

Cost: Free

Melodies and Mates

Mingenew Midwest Expo:

One of the largest rural field days is happening in the Midwest this month! The 2021 McIntosh & Son Mingenew Midwest Expo attracts visitors from all over the state and has a variety of entertainment, booths, livestock, food and machinery that will appeal to all ages. This annual event goes from Wednesday 11 – Thursday 12 August.

When: Wednesday 11 – Thursday 12 August

Where: 50 Midlands Road, Mingenew

Time: 8am – 5pm

Cost: $10 - $20

Mingenew Bakery:

This tip top bakery has a great reputation and when you go there, you’ll understand why. With a smorgasbord of sweet and savoury treats, this is a great place to stop in whilst on your wildflower journey. If you’re visiting on a Thursday – what a bonus because every Thursday is donut day. There’s flavours ranging from lemon meringue, vanilla bean, hazelnut iced, crème brulee, Turkish delight, mint slice and so much more. Wear your most comfortable clothing for this destination and be prepared to eat some excellent food!

Where: 56 Midlands Road, Mingenew

Time: 6am – 4pm

Cost: Various

Mingenew Bakery

Mullewa Agriculture Show:

It’s the season for agriculture shows! The 87th annual Mullewa Agriculture Show kicks off on Saturday 28 August and is sure to delight with entertainment, activities, competitions, exhibition stalls and fireworks. It’s one of the biggest community events on the calendar and attracts visitors from all over the state.

When: Saturday 28 August

Where: Mullewa Recreation Grounds

Time: 9:30am – 8pm

Cost: $5 - $15

Mullewa Ag Show

Outback Bloom Festival:

Mullewa’s wildflower festival, Outback Bloom, has an array of events happening from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 August and as the name would indicate, it all revolves around the season’s flowers! Participate in scenic walks, information sessions, pop-up art gallery openings and much, much more. The Giant Human Wreath Flower is also a fun instalment on the calendar and those looking to attend are encouraged to wear pink, green or cream.

When: Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 August

Where: Mullewa Town Hall and surrounds

Time: Various

Cost: Various but a majority is free

Outback Bloom
Photo by Tony Tropiano.

Wildflower Report:

The 2021 Wildflower Report is back for another season and is a great document to refer to when exploring WA’s Wildflower Country! It’s curated by wildflower enthusiasts Glenda and Murray Blyth and provides an update on all the spots to see flowers in the Midwest. You can refer to the Wildflower Report on our website or pick-up a copy at the Geraldton Visitor Centre, housed in the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery!

Wildflower

Wildflowers Sunset Yoga:

Unwind and stretch amongst the season’s blooms with Geraldton Paddle and Yoga and Midwest Adventure Tours. This relaxing and exclusive event is set in a breathtaking space – Coalseam Conservation Park – one of the most vibrant places in WA’s Wildflower Country. There will be yoga, mindfulness, a guided wildflower walk as well as nibbles afterwards. This event is suitable for beginners and is a must-attend! Pick-up and drop-off is included.

When: Saturday 18 September

Where: Coalseam Conservation Park

Time: 3pm onwards

Cost: $100

Yoga


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