Toodyay Bush Poetry Festival

Next date: Friday, 30 October 2020 | 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM


WA Bush Poets are holding their annual State Championship in Toodyay on 30th October to 1st November 2020.

Visitors to the Bush Poetry Festival can be assured of a feast of traditional and modern poetry in the style of the great masters Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson.

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for any of the weekend.



Friday 30th October    CWA rooms Toodyay

     1pm – 4pm Song writing and poetry workshop with Terry Bennetts       

      6pm –  Meet and Greet, dinner at Freemasons Hotel

Saturday 31st October    Memorial Hall, Toodyay

     9am – Junior Original, Junior Other

     Walk ups

     10am – Novice Original, Novice Other

     Walk ups

     11am – Yarnspinning

     12pm – Lunch

     12.50pm - Official Opening.  Toodyay Shire representative

      1pm   - State Championship - Traditional

      3pm – State Championship – Modern

      5pm – Finish

      7pm - 10pm – Evening Entertainment. Terry Bennetts plus WA performers                                

Winners of Written Competition (Silver Quill) announced. 

Sunday 1st November    Memorial Hall, Toodyay

       7.30am – Bush Poet's Breakfast (Lions Club catering)


      9.00am – Poets Brawl

      9.30am – State Championship – Original Serious

      11.30am - Roadwise challenge poems

      1pm – State Championship – Original Humorous

      3pm – Judges Performance

      4pm – Presentation of awards to Performance Winners



  • Friday, 30 October 2020 | 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Saturday, 31 October 2020 | 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Sunday, 01 November 2020 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Memorial Hall, 117 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay 6566  View Map

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