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Yowah Opal Festival   15th - 17th July 2016
Harlequin Drive, Yowah via Cunnamulla South West Queensland. Google maps and RACQ maps will get you to Yowah. Yowah is an easy 2 hour drive from Cunnamulla, on a sealed road.

Yowah Opal Festival 2016

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The Yowah Opal Miners Festival to promote the Australian National Gemstone, Opal.

We the miners of Yowah invite you to the Yowah Opal Field to celebrate this weekend commencing on Friday night.

Special Guests, Entertainment, Meals and Refreshments throughout the Festival
Licenced Bar
Special Opal Display
Walk in mine tours
Windlass Race
Tailgaters and Stalls Saturday & Sunday
Spinning Wheel, Raffels etc.
Special Guests

Bar opens Friday Evening at 5pm, Saturday 11am to late, Sunday 11am till ...
Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday morning from 6.30am till 9.30am
Saturday and Sunday Morning tea: Lunch: Afternoon tea: all day
Meals Catered: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights
Finish Sunday Night

ENTERTAINMENT: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights
OPAL STALLS: Saturday & Sunday


Linda or Sean 0476419211
Email: yowahcommunity@gmail.com

Yowah Opal Designer Jewellery Competition Entries: opalhutATgmail.com (please see separate link below)

Enjoy PHOTOS FROM THE YOWAH OPAL FESTIVALS new photos including 2015 festival

Photos of the Yowah Opal entries in the Jewellery competition

Yowah Opal Designer Jewellery Competition for information on the competition


Evening BBQ at Yowah

Relax and enjoy a great evening meal, and then dance the night away
Novelty Events, Windlass Race Finals and Presentation of Awards

Designers and Metalsmiths - Enter the Yowah Opal Festival Designer Jewellery Competition

It is a gem of a place this little four block town in Outback Queensland, and we celebrate our uniqueness with an annual festival - The Yowah Opal Festival.  Yowah's opal celebration occurs on the third weekend of the month of July each year.    Located two hours drive from Cunnamulla on a sealed road.

World class museum specimens of Yowah Nut Opal, Ironstone Matrix Opal, Opalized Wood Opal, Yowah Boulder Opal and Boulder Opal are on display as the locals share their prize collections with all.  The Yowah Opal festival is fully catered and  licensed for the week -end.   Morning and afternoon tea, and three meals a day are cooked on the premises.   Fresh food is provided including pit roasts, bar-b-ques, and smorgasbord for a three day bit of variety, including breakfast all days and on Monday before  guests hit the track. Music and dancing is part of the festivities.

The townspeople encourage everyone to talk to a miner.  Yowah is billed as the "friendly" opalfield and the people gather to prove to you why.

The  town of Yowah is named after the opal field it grew from, and the Yowah opal field got its name from a creek that runs through it.  In the 1890's the Yowah opal centered nut was feverishly mined.  Today both the Yowah gem nut and its cousin, the Yowah opal matrix nut are equally sought after by both a national and an overseas gem market.



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