Competition Time!

There will be plenty of competitions to enter in 2024, and we are still confirming more, so call back regularly for up to date information on how to enter each of our competitions.

Where provided, follow the link to the competition form, print, complete and return by the closing date via the instructions.

Good luck to all our entrants!

Sponsors and Donations Welcome

If you, or someone you know, is interested in sponsoring or donating to the Festival competitions, please contact us at

  • Fri

    Colouring Competition

    The 2024 Colouring Competition is open to three categories:



    Yr 4 - 6

    Entry forms for each division will be available from 1st March 2024 and be distributed to local schools. They will also be available at the Merriwa Newsagency and the Bunnan Book Swap Fridge.

    Entries need to be returned to the Merriwa Newsagency by 31st May 2024.

  • Sat

    Dog High Jump

    The Dog High Jump is sure to entertain. Don't miss this event to see the heights that can be reached!

    Entry forms COMING SOON

  • Sat

    Window Displays

    Each year the shopfront businesses celebrate the Festival of the Fleeces by decorating their windows. But these are no ordinary window displays. This is a highly competitive time in Merriwa as the shopfront businesses vie for first prize in the Window Display Competition. Remember to check them out.

    Entry forms COMING SOON

  • Sat

    Bush Sheep Dog Competition

    There is nothing that gives you bragging rights like winning the sheep dog competition. These dog owners make it look easy but it's years in the making! Held at the Showground.

    Entry details COMING SOON

  • Sat

    Lolly Scramble

    When the lollies start to fly, the kids are right behind. Let the moment of mayhem prevail and the dental bills build up. As many lollies as the kids can collect, they can eat!

    No entry form required. Register on the day.

    More details to follow.

  • Sat

    Whip Cracking Competition

    There's some real talent in Merriwa but we're sure there's some competition out there. Cracking good prizes available. Step up to the plate when the announcement is made in the main arena. BYO whip if you have one and safety goggles supplied.

    More details to follow.

  • Sun

    Bush Poet's Breakfast

    Renowned bush poet Carol Heuchan will be judging at this year's Bush Poet's Competition and Breakfast on Sunday morning.

    More details to follow.

    Entry form COMING SOON