2022 Programme

All the attractions, special guests and things to do on the day...


The Moondyne Festival is jam packed with exciting activities throughout the day in the main street of Toodyay, Colonial Village, St Stephens Church grounds, Duidgee Park & Stirling Park. Find out what's on near you.

When What Where
9.00 am Pioneer Bush Band Vic Hotel Street Stage
Jarrah Celts Colonial Village Stage
9.10 am Paul Davies...all day CWA
9.15 am Joe & Gang appear Town
9.35 am MC Call Parade to Oddfellow Street Off Stage
9.45 am Parade
Led by Kalamunda Pipe Band. Start at East end of town.
10.00 am Opening Ceremony
Sharmaine Miles - Welcome to Country
Toodyay Shire President Cr Rosemary Madacsi
Hon Darren West MLC
Mr Shane Love MLA
Vic Hotel Street Stage
10.30 am Jarrah Celts Vic Hotel Street Stage
Pioneer Bush Band Colonial Village Stage
Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Street East
Watch Convicts Construct Toodyay Gaol Town
11.00 am Greg Hastings - The Wandering Man Vic Hotel Street Stage
Trish Young & Youth Choir Colonial Village Stage
11.10 am Watch the Moondyne Joe Capture CWA Hall
11.20 am First Trial of Moondyne Joe Vic Hotel Street Stage
11.50 am Irish Dancers Vic Hotel Street Stage
Marlee Morris Dancers Street East
12.00 noon Jarrah Celt Colonial Village Stage
12.25 pm Black Chooks Freemasons
12.40 pm RAN Band - Big Band Set Vic Hotel Street Stage
1.15 pm Moustache Competition Vic Hotel
1.20 pm Irish Dancers Fremansons
1.30 pm Av'n Fun Line Dancers Vic Hotel Street Stage
Pioneer Bush Band
2.00 pm Second Trial of Moondyne Joe Vic Hotel Street Stage
1.40 pm Joe Seen on Balcony and Captured Freemasons
Marlee Morris Dancers Street West
2.30 pm Greg Hastings - The Wandering Man Colonial Village Stage
Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Street West
2.35 pm RAN Band - Covers Band Vic Hotel Street Stage
3.00 pm Jarrah Celts Colonial Village Stage
Floozie Competition Freemasons
3.25 pm Live Lighter Walk Trail Prizes Draw Vic Hotel Street Stage
Black Chooks Freemasons
3.30 pm Pioneer Bush Band Vic Hotel Street Stage
4.00 pm Festival Closes

Activities Throughout The Day

Colonial Village

Jarrah Celtic Band & other musicians:  9am – 4pm. Music and dance all day at the Colonial Village. Take a seat on the straw bales or swing your partner round and round.

Bush Poets: Listen to the bush ballads and poems narrating a story from the times

Blacksmith: Dave will be giving demonstrations during the day  (watch out at 9.30 when Moondyne Joe steals a bridle)

Newcastle General Store: go down memory lane checking out items sold in years gone by…

Swaggies Inn: Meet our Swaggies and have a taste of the stew and damper

Newcastle Photo Room: Great fun for families…bring your kids in and have your photo taken

Loretta Egan Aboriginal Artist


Roaming the Main Street (Stirling Terrace)

Town Crier (providing information of the events)

Moondyne Joe and his gang, floozies, coppers, swaggies, temperance ladies, stilt walkers; escaped convict


 Jenny Gaunt Trio,Kalamunda Pipe Band, Royal Australian Navy Band Marlee Morris Dancers, Mad Tatters Morris Dancers, Sheep Dog Demonstration and much more


In and near the Main Street

Arts Toodyay Exhibition (CWA Hall)

Lions Wiggly Worm (Bendigo Bank)

Antique & Collectors Fair (Memorial Hall)

Historical Cycle Club (old Fire Station)

Toodyay Historical Society Display (Bendigo Bank)


Newcastle Gaol Museum

Ask for directions at the Toodyay Visitors Centre (Piesse St)


In Duidgee Park

Miniature Railway Rides: Take a journey on Toodyay’s famous Miniature Railway, use the playground equipment and take a break, BBQ’s available for your use!

10th Light Horse WW1 Memorial Display

Humpy Camel Rides

Vintage & Classic Cars & Motorbikes Display

 Horse & Cart Rides to Newcastle Gaol & Museum & Vintage Horse Works


In and near St Stephen's Church Grounds

Progressive Axemen’s Association (Log Chopping Demonstrations 10.30 to 3pm)

St Stephens Anglican Church Service 1860’s style on the lawn – 10am

Respite Centre (in the Church hall)

Blade Shearer: Tom the Newcastle squatter shearing his sheep

Barn Babes Petting Zoo

WA Police Historical Society


In Stirling Park

West Coast Carnivals


Information Booth & Assistance

The Moondyne information booth located at the Colonial Village.  Come and see us, or for any info out on the street see the Town Crier and the Moondyne Volunteers.


Print off a copy of the Moondyne Map to refer to as you’re wandering around!

Moustache & Floozie Competition

Moondyne are presenting 3 prizes each...

Moondyne Moustache Competition

$25 and a bottle of wine for the winners, $15 and chocolates for 2nd, $10 and chocolates for 3rd.

With thanks to our sponsors...