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WOMBATS UNDER THE STARS

Join us for an evening of sunset vibes – a wombat cocktail in hand and authentic camp oven dining including the tantalising smoky aromas.

Add an array of artwork on display, live entertainment all evening and a mass display of art wombats to complete your evening.

WOMBAT FESTIVAL MARKET

The Wombat Festival Market is a family day out celebrating everything Wombat – and this year it happens to also be celebrating Mothers Day.

Bring a picnic blanket – enjoy a fresh coffee and breakfast while enjoying some live music and browsing the wombat art.

Oh and don’t forget the hilarious mini-wombat races!

MINI WOMBAT RACES

Do you want to win cash and more importantly bragging rights?

Have you registered for Clermont’s first ever mini-wombat races yet?

You don’t even need to own a racing animal – you can hire one of ours.

First prize $150 – second $100 and third $50.  Spot prize for best dressed racing animal.

The mini-wombat races have been sponsored by Dale Last, MP.

WOMBAT ART SHOW

Looking for a unique and captivating art exhibit? Come  visit our Wombat Art Show!

Art submissions are being accepted up until May 8.  

The show will be officially opened as part of Wombats under the Stars and will remain open during the Wombat Markets.

Don’t forget to place your vote for people’s choice.  The winner takes home a $300 cash prize.

The Wombat Art Show is sponsored by Michelle Landry MHR.  Twenty percent of sale prices are donated to the Wombat Foundation.

ADOPT A WOMBAT

The Wombat Festival has launched its latest art initiative – Adopt a Wombat is an ambitious project to install more than 100 art wombats at the festival.
 
Wombats will be painted by a mix of artists, individuals, aged care residents, school children, preschoolers and community group members.

WOMBAT CHALLENGE

The Knit or Sew a Wombat challenge is a major fundraiser to raise money for The Wombat Foundation – the only organisation dedicated solely to conservation of the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.

Makers and artists have been invited to knit, sew or crochet a wombat – send it to us and we will sell or auction it as part of the festival.

Please share a photo of your wombat on our Wombat Festival Facebook page.

Did you know the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is more endangered than the Sumatran Tiger?

The Epping Forest National Park near Clermont in Queensland is the last natural sanctuary of the Warru – the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.  

At one time, there were only 35 animals left on the planet.  Today numbers have increased to approximately 315 however the wombat remains on the critically endangered list.

The Wombat Festival is a Clermont Artslink initiative which aims to use art to celebrate, raise awareness and raise funds for the protection of the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.

It is stage one of our wider PROJECT WOMBAT to establish Clermont and surrounds as the home of the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.

The festival includes various activities and events which culminates with the main events held from 11-14 May and coincides with Wear Your Whiskers aka Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat Day on May 11 2023.