Boyup Brook is an ‘off the beaten track’ locality. That said Boyup Brook is renowned as the Country and Western Capitol of WA. Boyup Brook is a small town but does have all of the considered essential services.
Boyup derives from 'Boyup', an Aboriginal term meaning 'place of big smoke. The town site was gazetted as Boyup in 1900, although local usage was mostly "Boyup Brook"
In 1908 there was a major expansion of the town site, and locals suggested that as there was some confusion with the similarity of Boyup and Boyanup, the town site should be renamed Boyup Brook. The renaming was approved, and the town site re-gazetted as Boyup Brook in 1909. In the same year, the Bunbury to Katanning railway reached the town.
As stated the town hosts the Boyup Brook Country Music festival, an annual event that is held in February each year. The festival has been held since 1986 and the attendance of the event has increased from 600 at the first festival to over 17,000 in 2008.
The Caravan Park is removed from the town, and as the Bustout visit there was no TV coverage. This was not expected.