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Regional Tourism Guide for Gippsland
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Macarons
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Learn how to make Macarons with a variety of sweet fillings. You will leave with your own biscuits, the recipes and take home tips.

Participants will learn to make a batch of macarons and their fillings from scratch, how to make Italian meringue, chocolate ganache and fruit paste center.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced cooks who wish to learn new skills and techniques. You will learn that macarons are not as hard as you think to bake. We will teach you techniques that you can use a impress everyone with your creative cooking abilities.

Light refreshments included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

The class can be offered as a (private class for groups of eight guests). Gift vouchers are available for all Jacican cooking classes. For more information on arranging a private class please contact Jaci.
World Jousting Championship
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Attention fair maidens and noble gentlemen, do not miss the opportunity to watch your very own Victorian knight defend his world title at the World Jousting Championship in Warragul.

Ballarat local Phillip Leitch, who is current world champion, is set to compete against highly skilled jousters from as far away as the Netherlands, Norway and Russia, as well as two incredible fellow knights from Queensland and Victoria.

The event will be a full medieval immersive experience complete with historical medieval village, full flight birds of prey, viking battles, a knightly foot tournament, archery, trebuchet and even a Shakespearean tavern.

All event attractions are included in your ticket price, making this the most adventure-packed family day out in Victoria.

Do not miss the chance to experience the thrills and spills that make jousting the original extreme sport.

Proudly presented by the Victorian Government, Latrobe Valley Authority and Baw Baw Council, the World Jousting Championship takes place the first weekend of June from Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 June 2019.
Mt Baw Baw Snow Season Opening
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Join the team at Mt Baw Baw on the Queens Birthday Long weekend and enjoy the excitement of the official opening of the snow season. There will be plenty of action on mountain with kids activities, a smoking ceremony and lots more.

The season runs from June though to the end of September.
Tart - Make your own fruit tart
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sat 12th Oct 2019
Learn to make tarts using short, stable and rich short crust pasties. You will leave with your own pastries, the recipes and take home tips.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced cooks who wish to learn new skills and techniques. Jacican will teach you techniques that you can use to impress everyone with your creative cooking abilities.

Light refreshments included. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

The class can be offered as a (private class for groups of 8 guests). Gift vouchers are available for all Jacican cooking classes. For more information on arranging a private class please contact jaci.
The Space Between
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
The Space Between is a creative exploration from East Gippsland artists Jill Hermans and Jes John. This collaboration seeks to find where their separate practises intersect - contemporary jewellery-making and wordsmithery. Here, Jill and Jes manipulate mostly found materials and metals into beautiful pieces of wearable art.

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 12 July. All welcome and free.
Great East Rail Trail Ride
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
The Great East Rail Trail Ride is a fully supported three day cycle event along the 100 kilometre East Gippsland Rail Trail. This is a little Great Ride, with numbers limited to 130 people to ensure a splendid time is had by all.

With a daily riding distance between 30 and 40 kilometres (with extra sweat options provided for those who would like to ride further) this great ride is fabulous for families, new cyclists, old cyclists and those for whom cycling simply fills the intervals between eating and drinking.

Rail trails are for cyclists, walkers and horse riders only, so there will be no vehicular traffic along the route. Perfect for children and autophobes.

All meals and campsite accommodation is provided, with the option to upgrade to a cottage or pub and if you do not have a suitable bike you can hire a bike for the tour. Refer to website for further information.
Gippsland Garden and Home Expo-Drouin Lions Club
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Drouin Lions Club, Gippsland Garden and Home Expo at Lardner Park will feature over 150 beautiful displays and sales, 40 specialist and general nurseries, exhibitors, and demonstrations throughout the day.

This year's Gardening Guru, with talks on Saturday and Sunday is Tino Carnevale. Born and bred in Tasmania, Tino's lifelong interest in plants and gardening stems from growing up on his family's small farm in Southern Tasmania. As well as being a presenter on ABC Gardening Australia, Tino writes in Tasmanian newspaper The Mercury and Gardening Australia Magazine. He does weekly radio on ABC 936 and is active in community programs and events and gives regular talks to gardening groups around Australia. Tino is probably happiest in his own garden.

The Garden and Home Expo is held in three huge pavilions and surrounds. There is also children's activities, extensive catering, entertainment, convenient parking and EFTPOS available once you are through the gate.

Fantastic displays, including landscaping, gardening tools and machinery, shade and hot houses, statues and garden features, interior and exterior furniture, home finance and home building tradespeople with products, will all feature plus lots more.

All proceeds raised by Drouin Lions go back to the community.
Heyfield Food & Wine Festival
Date Sun 20th Oct 2019
Awarded the 2017 Wellington Shire's Community Event of the Year, the Heyfield Food and Wine Festival is back on 20 October.

Set amongst the park-like grounds of the Wetlands, the day will feature the best of local vineyards, breweries and food producers. Live music and activities to keep the kids entertained make for a fun day out for the whole family.

Entry is $10 for adults (includes a tasting glass or stubby holder), kids entry is free.
Summit Survivor
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019
Summit Survivor is the most obstacle-dense mud-run course in Victoria. There are an epic 39 obstacles across five kilometres. This will be the most fun, challenging, crazy day of your life. Walk, run or sprint your way through this epic course. Take on the giant slide, tunnels, mud, nets, beams, walls, zaps and so much more.

Summit Survivor is for adventurous 10 to 60 year olds. 87 percent of participants said they found it the 'ideal difficulty'. Beginners through to hard-core racers will get an awesome buzz and be pushed by the physical and mental challenges.

There is the five kilometre adult course and kids course for four to twelve year olds, with 23 obstacles across 1.3 kilometres. This is like Tough Mudder, but more fun. Build your team, dress up and really have fun with it - there are prizes for the best dressed. Summit Survivor is located only 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East. You will not want to miss this. Rally together your friends and visit the website to enter.
Farm World
Date Thu 26th Mar 2020 to Sun 29th Mar 2020
Farm World - Lardner Park, is recognised as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural shows. This iconic event provides a platform to showcase the best of agribusiness, the latest in technology, equipment and information and provides an ideal opportunity to get up close and chat with the experts.

There is plenty at Farm World for both urban pioneers and lifestyle farmers interested in equipment, DIY passions, sustainable gardening and horticulture, drone innovation, outdoor living and masses of must-have tools.

The Telstra Women in Ag lunch will feature a spectacular line up of presenters; and make sure you are there to cheer on participants battling for the crown of Farm World's Fittest Farmer.

Farm World boasts a huge variety of unique and memorable experiences and value for all visitors including four-wheel-drive demonstrations, agri-tech zones, cattle dogs, pony rides, live music, food and drink, masses of retail shopping, Farmer Darryl and his animal farm and so much more.

Great fun and entertainment for all the family.