It takes many hands to put on a successful event such as the Festival of the Fleeces - too many to list individually - that we would like to thank. Your commitment and support, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated.

There are, of course, some key people and organisations that we would like to acknowledge for their role overseeing and coordinating those events that bring together the premier event on Merriwa's calendar.

Festival of the Fleeces 2023 Committee

Our committee consists of community members that volunteer their time and resources throughout the entire year to produce this incredible event. Thank you to our committee office bearers and committee members for going above and beyond for this year's Festival of the Fleeces.

Office Bearers

Committee Chairman

Rob Tindall

Rob Tindall

Rob brings to the festival committee a background in farming, business, volunteer and community event organisation.

Rob is also the Merriwa District Citizen of the Year and the Upper Hunter Citizen of the Year for 2023.

Committee Secretary

Michelle Loft

Michelle Loft

Michelle has served the Merriwa community through the running of a local family day care and serving on several local committees.

Committee Treasurer

Cheryl Dallimore

Cheryl Dallimore

Along with Cheryl's truck driving and logistics experience, creativity, and service on a multitude of committees, she brings a strong community spirit to the role.


Website – Communication Wise Pty Ltd (Merriwa)

Programme – Communication Wise Pty Ltd (Merriwa)

E-newsletter – Communication Wise Pty Ltd (Merriwa)

Facebook Coordinator – Amber Maloney

Activity Coordinators

Stallholders – Kim Clydsdale

Grand Parade Organisers – Cheryl and John Dallimore

Running of the Sheep Coordinator - Zach Ede and Grace Halstead

Bush Sheepdog Competition Coordinator – Molly Shannon

Kids at Play Organiser – Cheryl and John Dallimore

Special Thankyou

Upper Hunter Shire Council

The Festival of the Fleeces gives special thanks to the Upper Hunter Shire Council and Staff for once again ensuring the smooth closure and reopening of the Golden Highway, the pre- and post-festival cleaning, and the numerous behind-the-scene jobs Council managed for the festival.

Thank you!!

Our Sponsors and Friends

We would also like to extend our thanks our sponsors and friends.

Festival Volunteers

We cannot run the Festival of the Fleeces without the help of our amazing volunteers. There were more than 30 on the day of the festival alone. Thank you everyone. Your time and support is greatly appreciated!! Time to proudly pat yourself on the back, pull up a chair and relax.