Woolfest Boorowa 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by JA   
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:06

The October long weekend found 2 Smith families, the Bailey and Amos families and a surprise visit by the Maurice nomads at the Boorowa Irish Woolfest for the running of the sheep.  Weather was picture perfect, and you can find a complete visual coverage of the entire festival by visiting the photographer’s website at
www.mcgrathphotovideo.com click on “IMAGE GALLERIES” and you will see the sheep on the “EVENTS” box – select that box and if you choose the “Street Parade” galleries, you’ll find the Isuzus on page 2 but you will also have a wonderful idea of the parade.  The other galleries feature the myriad other activities that could be enjoyed during the festival. 

We all got together on Saturday night for Chinese and a good chin wag, especially hearing all the tall tales and true of the Nationals.  Our accommodation was in Yass so we had a great drive back on the much-improved Lachlan Valley Highway; it was great until we lost all the lights.  The only way I can describe this experience is to drive at 100km/h and then close your eyes TIGHT.  Yikes!  (No, that’s not what I said at the time) Luckily, it was “just” a fuse and Tom had it fixed, really in no time –  experience counts at times like this!  But I was still shaking by the time we got back to Yass….. and the Bailey’s still hadn’t passed us.

Margaret & David Maurice joined us on the Saturday and everyone enjoyed browsing the interesting stalls that had an excellent variety of goodies.  There WAS a certain amount of retail therapy enjoyed both before and after the street parade that featured (in addition to the Isuzus of course!) all the icons of sheep station life and even a wool fashion parade.  

Irish stew in Matthew’s cool office was another opportunity to be together.  I’m sure we’ll be visiting the Woolfest again in the future.


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