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Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival

Ferret Racing at Henley-on-Mersey
2019 Ferret champions - Lilly 2nd, Max 1st and Molly 3rd
Wood Chopping at Henley-on-Mersey
Model Boats at Henley-on-Mersey
Hobby Horse Competition
Mersey Rowing Club
Historic Machinery
Veteran Cars
Tasmanian Wildlife Display at Henley-on-Mersey
Celebrate Australia's proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program is the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner. There are quite some anxious moments when the ferret starts to emerge, the crowd roars with delight and the ferret promptly retreats back into the pipe. There is also the delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret 'chocolate wheel' in which visitors and participants can win great prizes.
Event Details
  • Wednesday 26 January 2022 - Thursday 26 January 2023 (Annual)

  • 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

  • Bells Parade, Latrobe, Tasmania, 7307



Family Friendly


Non Smoking

Public Toilet

Does not cater for people with access needs.

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