India in the West

India in the West festival 2016 West Wyalong

Our 5th 'in the West' festival, celebrating world culture in Australia.... for 2016, it's the West!

Our jam packed program includes these highlights:
Friday evening - the big game with Aussie Sporting Legend

australia plays cricket with india in West Wyalong

Merv Hughes

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. Dont forget there is a prize for the Best Moustache (real or fake). This should prove to be a fantastic night for all the family to remember.


Saturday Highlights:

Ravi and henna hands
Himalayan Thunder
Denim Tuesday

12noon The Float Parade - makes it's passage from McCann Park to 'The Magic of India' at Ron Crowe Oval. Family markets, music & dance from The Videsi Guys & Girls. Live Bands, Nic and the Mix, Denim Tuesday and The Millthumpers, celebrations include the firework spectacular - 'Himalayan Thunder'.

India meets West Wyalong in a riot of colour and sound. Henna Painting, Children's Jumping Temple, plus graced with attendance at our humble festival, of The Maharanee of Buddigower (Suzie Newman). Bollywood Dancers and traditional indian dance plus Ravi and his Reptile Superstars.


Sunday Highlights:

colour runmarigolds-in-leaf-bowls float at McCann Park

The day starts with Colour Run from the Sale Yards, Combined Worship, Exhibitions and Evening Wind-down - Hindu Festival of light (Laxma Puja).

Click here to view our full program

'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

The 2016 Art Prize is kindly hosted by Splatter Gallery, and sponsored by Bland Shire Council. Multi faceted prizes this year cover many spheres of artistic media. The Aquisative Major $1000 in the West Prize is open the artists from the Bland Shire. For further details and entry form download the following:

India in the West Art Form r3.pdf

The 2015 $5000 prize for a Drawing on the theme 'Celebration of Greek Culture in Australia' was awarded to Heather Vallance from Canowindra NSW for her drawing 'Baclava and Philosophy at the Majestic Cafe'. (picured below)

Heather Vallance



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