The Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival in Beverley is held in November on the 3rd or 4th Sunday. There are stalls full of many local arts and crafts as well as displays of boot scooting, bush dancing, shearing, working dogs, Clydesdale horses as well as many activities for the kids such as cart and pony rides.
Some of the first families to settle in the Beverley District were the Smith's, Lennard's and Broun's, and on the Dale the Whittington's, Kersley's, and Cox and Bartrams, while amongst the earliest in the Bally Bally and County Peak district were the Blechynden's, Robins, Edward's and Kilpatrick's families.
Wergijan was the name given to the District of Beverley by the Aborigines who followed the seasons and the game animals over a wide area around Beverley. Many European settlers were shown where water could be found in dry seasons by the Aboriginals when they first came to the area. Because of their abilities and knowledge of the country and bushcraft, John Forrest chose two local aborigines to accompany him on his expeditions across the bottom of Australia in 1870. They were given the European names of Tommy Winditch and Billy Noongale.