The York Festival attracts thousands of people over September and October to WA’s oldest inland town. Our location in the West Australian Wheatbelt informs much of the content of our program, the Wara Art Trail spectacular straw sculptures, the Running of the Lambs costumed obstacle event, the York Escape Maze designed by local school kids, and the entrepreneurial Business Tips from the Richest Man in the Colony! Other highlights include Chalk The Walk pavement painting, York Art & Craft Awards (since 1973), the Medieval Fayre living history, From Hooves to Highways photographic exhibition, A Day in Japan extravaganza of Japanese culture, the York Open Garden Art Trail plus walking tours, art, comedy, live music and heaps more! Guaranteed to add the wow factor this year is the creation of four giant straw sculptures by Japanese artists Shingo Miyajima, Akira Moriya and Masaharu Noguchi. Watch, or get involved in the construction of these spectacular representations of endangered Australian creatures.