India in the West

India in the West festival 2016 West Wyalong

West Wyalong's fifth 'in the West' festival, celebrating a world culture, this year....the magic of India.

Our jam packed program for the 3 day festival (currently under preparation) highlights include:

australia plays cricket with india in West Wyalong

Friday evening:

Australia v India at our MCG

(McAlister Cricket Ground) splattered with bollywood razamataz and with a famous cricket star on hand, this 20/20 match will be a night for all to remember.

main st float parade


Main St Float Parade leading to Diwali & Bollywood Celebrations ending with a firework spectacular.

India meets West Wyalong in a riot of colour and sound. Time to get building those wonderful floats! Markets (afternoon twilight) Henna Painting, Children's Activities, Sultana Suzie with the Bollywood Dancers, Local Bands and food.


marigolds-in-leaf-bowls float at McCann Park

Big Colour Run down Main Street, Combined Worship, Evening Wind-down - Laxma Puja (festival of light).

The full program will be posted here when available.

Those who are new to our in the west festival may wish to view our 2015 program to gain the flavour of our event.

'In the West' is organised by Events West Wyalong, join our membership and lend a helping hand, or follow us on facebook Facebook

in the West Art Prize

Our $5000 Prize for drawing in 2015, attracted artwork from many regions of Australia. The 2016 Art Prize will be hosted by Splatter Gallery, it will be a multi faceted prize covering many spheres of artistic media.

Further details to follow. The 2015 prize was awarded to Heather Vallance from Canowindra NSW for her drawing Baclava and Philosophy at the Majestic Cafe. (picured below)

Heather Vallance

The inaugural the West Art Prize in 2015 was proudly sponsored by Bland Shire Council. Drawings on the theme 'Celebration of Greek Culture in Australia'. Details and application forms for the Art prize in 2016 will be posted when available.

Indian bus arrives in west wyalong

...In the West

Photo competition/exhibition

This photographic competition and exhibition, seeks to explore the talents of local (100km radius of West Wyalong) photographers both young and old. Digital manipulation is encouraged, plus several age group and subject categories including 'India in the West' make this an exciting exhibition to enter or see.

the flag of india