Yowah Opal Festival
17th - 19th July 2015
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.
Donated by Gary
Won by Marie
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
Special Opal Display
Walk in mine tours
Tailgaters and Stalls Saturday & Sunday
Spinning Wheel, Raffels etc.
Mini Golf comp.
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: Dogga Dare - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights
Finish Sunday Night
ENTERTAINMENT: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights
OPAL STALLS: Saturday & Sunday
GENERAL ENQUIRIES, BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION FOR THE YOWAH OPAL FESTIVAL :
or Scott at the Yowah Library - Hours: Mon 2-5pm, Wed 9am-1pm, Friday 9am-12noon
Yowah Opal Designer Jewellery Competition Entries: opalhutATgmail.com (please see separate link below)
Enjoy photos from the Yowah Opal Festival celebrations INCLUDING 2013 OPENING NIGHT
Photos of the Yowah Opal entries in the Jewellery competition
Yowah Opal Designer
Jewellery Competition for information on the competition
ENTRY FORM FOR THE YOWAH OPAL DESIGNER JEWELLERY COMPETITION
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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