India in the West

India in the West festival 2016 West Wyalong

Our 5th 'in the West' festival, celebrating a world culture in Australia.... for 2016, the magic of India!

Our jam packed program includes:

australia plays cricket with india in West Wyalong

Merv Hughes

Friday evening - the big game with Aussie Sporting Legend

Merv Hughes

Big-hearted, hairy, macho, lippy, star right-arm fast bowler Merv Hughes (Fruitfly) will be on hand at McAlister Cricket Ground for our 'international' 20/20 match. Splattered with plenty of bollywood razamataz, food, drink and Merv's mischievous sense of humour, this will be a fantastic night for all the family 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

All Aboard for the 'In the West' Photo competition/exhibition

This photographic competition/exhibition, seeks to explore the talents of local photographers (100km radius of West Wyalong) both with entry catagories for young and old. Digital manipulation is encouraged, in several subject categories including the top $300 Major Prize for 'India in the West' and other great prizes for 'All things rustic', 'Any subject' and Person/People make this an exciting exhibition. Click Here to download details and and entry form.

the flag of india