Opening Night - Friday Night

This is the evening where we officially open the festival. It's a night of celebration, dance, music, wine and food. This is a ticketed event but FREE to attend. Tickets are required to help us keep track of attendance numbers.

Kicking off at 6pm, Opening Night is our official start of the festival. This is an evening where we get to officially recognise and thank all those who have supported the festival.

After the formalities, we get to kick up our heels with live music, dancing and partying. Bring your dancing shoes. You won't be disappointed.

Held at Merriwa RSL in the Auditorium. While entry is free, guests can purchase drinks from the bar. Dinner can also be purchased from the bistro or a fixed price buffet dinner will be available).

This year's Opening Night is a ticketed event with FREE entry. The tickets are available from Try Booking.

Tickets are required for numbers only. Remember, this is a FREE event.

If you do not have a ticket, entry at the door may be available if numbers permit. Those with a ticket will be given entry first.

You can purchase dinner from the bistro (a full Chinese a la carte menu is available) or from a fixed price buffet.

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