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Regional Tourism Guide for Gippsland
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Lano and Woodley – Fly
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019 to Fri 22nd Feb 2019
After scoring stellar reviews, bringing home the People's Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and selling over 70,000 tickets nationally, Australia's favourite double act have soured back into the hearts of audiences. They cannot wait to bring Fly to West Gippsland Arts Centre in 2019.

Colin and Frank's epic story of the pioneers of flight, The Wright Brothers, Fly wowed critics and fans alike bringing audiences to their feet night after night all over the country. While the show appeals to virtually everyone with a pulse, a Lano and Woodley show is written with adults in mind.

There is some course language in the show (including the f word) and broadly the show is most appropriate for those over 15 years of age, however if you do not mind your child hearing swear words then younger children could come along although children under the age of 15 should be accompanied by an adult. There is some mild violence (comedic) and some tickling. There is plenty of visual material that will appeal to younger audience members.
Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Come along to the Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market for a fun filled night of rides attractions such as dodgem cars, jumping castle for young and old, side shows and plenty more.

Enjoy market stalls ranging from cakes, jewellery, coffee and hand crafted items.
Gippy Rocks
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Gippy Rocks will take place from 22 to 24 February 2019.

Enjoy live entertainment from four great bands:

Cadillac Drifters
The Silverados (Adelaide)
The Rockin' Tones
The Jump Cats

Come along for a great weekend.
MVNT Mini Market
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
They say big things come in small packages, and that is what this market is all about. 15 local stalls, by 16 local women, doing big things in their own right.

The team want to bring you a unique Mini Market by locals, for locals, a small market with big ideas.

You will find: beauty products, health and wellness, jewelry and accessories, baby goods, arts and craft, coffee, massage and more.

There will be a fantastic door prize up for grabs contributed by all our stall holders, with all proceeds from the door prize entries being donate to the Footprints Foundation - Sale.

Bean there drank that coffee van will also be here, so come along, grab a coffee and browse the beautiful stores.
Harvest Lunch - Vegetables from the garden
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
Learn the skills to create restaurant plated meals, using produce from the Jacican kitchen garden and Gippsland producers.

Harvest seasonal produce from the Jacican kitchen garden. Utilise the pantry and Gippsland produces to create restaurant quality meals. Learn the knife skills, cooking techniques and plating to become your own culinary artist. Create, cook and share a three course meal.
Race The Rubeena
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Race the Rubeena is a unique community event, brought to you by the Rotary Club of Sale and based around the Port of Sale and Longford Swing Bridge precincts in the Wellington Shire, about two hours east of Melbourne.

The event comprises two separate running events: a 10 kilometre, flat, timed run which starts and finishes at the Port of Sale with a turnaround point at the Swing Bridge; and a five kilometre run which starts at the Swing Bridge and finishes at the Port.

The five kilometre run will be against the Rubeena, wooden boat that carries tourists along the Sale Canal and Thomson River to the historic Swing Bridge.
AFLW 3.0 Round Four: Collingwood v GWS Giants
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
A call-out to all of the Gippsland residents, the 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Competition is coming for you.

Get along to see Collingwood take on the GWS Giants. This is Round Four and the stakes are high - both teams are looking for their place in the finals, so you can expect to witness some inspiring footy. The AFLW is also so much more than footy. It’s a whole community of people getting together for a good time, and getting behind women playing the game and what that stands for both on and off the field.

So, even if footy is not your thing, come down anyway and soak up that Summer festival feeling. The atmosphere is electric. There will be food and drinks on offer, and a jumping castle for the kids. It is a great day out for the whole family.
Live Music by Glover & Maca
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Come along for Sunday sippers on 24 February at The Vines on Avon and be entertained by the amazing Glover and Maca.

Avon Ridge Vineyard is located in Maffra, a short drive from the centre of town.
Art Gallery Fundraiser
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
Help East Gippsland Art Gallery jumpstART creative learning in East Gippsland by employing an education officer.

This event is hosted by Paynesville Wine Bar. Ticket includes food and a complimentary drink, music, artistic fun and a guest motivational speaker.

$30 of ticket price is donated direct to East Gippsland Art Gallery. Auction and other donation options available on the night.
Deirdre Jack – Remembered Landscapes
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
The paintings in Remembered Landscapes speak of the patterns in nature that are repeated and the dialogue between colour and mood. Some have the immediacy of Plein Air paintings and others are drawn from memory, with a deep consciousness for the layers of the land.
Tracey Waddell - Evolutionary
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Street artist Tracey Waddell brings her quirky styling to a series of mixed media works exploring the adaption of creatures to their environment with human intervention.
Deirdre Jack: Remembered Landscapes
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
These paintings speak of the patterns in nature that are repeated and the dialogue between colour and mood. Some have the immediacy of Plein Air paintings and others are drawn from memory, with a deep consciousness for the layers of the land.
Summer Preserves - Jam
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Learn how to make your own summer preserves with Jacican. You will leave with your own summer jams, the recipes and take home tips.

Learn how to make summer jam, sweet sauce, vinegar, and cordial, pick your own fruit from the Jacican Kitchen garden, prepare, and cook each preserve, make Quince jelly together, learn the differences between chutneys, relishes, sauce, and pickles and take home what you make to share with family and friends.

In 2018 Summer preserve class - Jam, Quince jelly, Plum jam, Apple jam and Blackberry jams were made.

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 advise 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.
Boolarra Folk Festival
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Boolarra Folk Festival is a popular free music festival held across two beautiful parks in the centre of the township.

Thirteen performances from all genres of music are accompanied by a large food and craft market. Take your family, friends, chairs, rugs to enjoy the picturesque setting and relaxed atmosphere of this award winning festival.
Sale Pro Rodeo
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Sale Pro Rodeo 2019 will take place on the 2 March at Sale Showgrounds.

There will be non-stop action, featuring Gill Bros 2017/2018, Moves Like Jagger and Little Egypt as well as the current Australian Bucking Bull of the Year Eye Candy.

This year, hand crafted one-of-a-kind Buckles will be awarded to the event winners as well as the All-Round Champion Cowboy and Cowgirl. Estimated prize money and trophies $50,000.

You've seen the rest – now be entertained by the best under lights. Gates open 3:00pm. There will be a sideshow alley, stall holders, fully licensed bar onsite, plenty of food and a live band after the rodeo til late.

Buy your tickets online and save.
Sale Park Run
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Part of the Wellington Shire Parks week, a fun run will be held at the Sale Botanic Gardens around Lake Guthridge.

This is a free event and open to all ages.
Sale Kids Day Out
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Come to the Sale Kids Day Out at Sale Mall and enjoy a barbecue, rides, jumping castles, trackless train, petting zoo, carousel, community displays, face painting, music and much more.

Raising funds for the Good Friday Appeal.
Parkour Lessons
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Take part in Parkour Lessons at Macalister Park, Maffra.

Qualified trainers will guide you through the obstacles. Open to ages 10 - adult. Please bring a water bottle.

Bookings essential at the website.
Yarram Family Fun Day
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Bring along the whole family for a day out at the Yarram Memorial Park, with activities including face painting, barbecue, jumping castle, outdoor games and much more.
Parks Week: Stratford Parkour Lessons
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Take park in Parkour Lessons at Apex Park in Stratford. Qualified trainers will guide you through the obstacles.

Open to ages 10 - adult, please bring a water bottle. Bookings essential at the website.
Stratford Family Fun Fair
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Annual Family Fun Fair at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Stratford.

Free entry and free kids activities including jumping castles, animal farm, face painting, fairy floss, pony rides and other activities including SES/CFA demonstrations, barbeque, community stalls and many more.
Lost American Brands Display Day - Gippsland Vehicle Collection
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Mon 1st Apr 2019
Head along to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra, to see the opening of the Lost American Brands Display.

While you are there check out the outstanding display of more than 160 special cars, motorbikes, machinery, historic vehicles and auto memorabilia.
Olivia's Place Open Day and Market
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Visit the new warehouse and find out more about what Olivia's Place does.

Browse the pre-loved infant and kids market. Enjoy live music, a coffee van, kids entertainment and a sausage sizzle.
Clean Up Australia Day - Yarram Wetlands
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Create a cleaner environment for everyone by taking part in Clean Up Australia Day at the Yarram Wetlands.

Please bring gloves and good covered shoes. Meet at the shelter near the Apex Shed from 9:00am.
Parks Week: Yarram Parkour Lessons
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Take part in Parkour lessons at Memorial Park, Yarram.

Qualified trainers will guide you through the obstacles. Open to ages 10 - adult. Please bring water bottle. Bookings essential at the website.
Parks Week: Pedal to Parks
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
As part of Parks Week, families are invited to pedal along the Gippsland Plain Rail Trail from Toongabbie to Heyfield, or Cowwarr to Heyfield for the less energetic.

Finish with a free sausage sizzle and activities at the Heyfield Wetlands. Participants must register by calling the number provided. Event runs from 10:00am to 12:30pm.
Sale Scouts Community Catch a Carp Day
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Held on Sunday 3 March, the community 'Catch a Carp Day' to help remove the carp from Lake Guthridge.

Free event with prizes for differing categories. Visit environmental displays and enjoy a sausage sizzle.
Wildcats Family Fun Day
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The Woodside Wildcats annual Family Fun Day and club registration day is back on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Lots of free kids activities including jumping castles, face painting, zorb balls, bucking bull and plaster painting.

Proudly supported by the Wellington Shire Council.
Parks Week: Babys Day Out
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
Bring the little ones along to Sale Botanic Gardens for Baby's Dat Out from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

There will be a jumping castle, face painting, plaster painting and more. Come dressed as your favourite Super Hero character. For children up to four and their parents/carers.
Parks Week: Tarra Bulga Ranger Guided Walk
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019
Learn about the history of the Tarra Bulga National Park, its inhabitants and the significance of the rain forest while strolling under impressive Mountain Ash trees and fern gullies. The guided walk is suitable for adults and children.
Parks Week: Teddy Bears Picnic
Date Thu 7th Mar 2019
Bring the little ones to the Sale Botanic Gardens for a Teddy Bears Picnic from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Children will rotate through four activities. Activities include Story Time, Walk in the Elm Forest, Music in the LEAF, Bean Hunt and concluding with the Teddy Bears Picnic.
Pick your own tomatoes
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Fri 15th Mar 2019
Harvest your own kilo of tomatoes from the kitchen garden, along with tour of the kitchen garden.

This year there are over 100 tomato plants, consisting of 15 different varieties. All my tomatoes have been grown from seed, by me, organically.

Each guests will harvest their own bag of tomatoes to take home, as well as learn techniques for caring for the tomato plants and kitchen garden.

What else you should know - if the weather does not allow you to visit too long in the kitchen garden, tomato tasting will be served in the food studio.

What is provided - a cup of anything from the espresso machine is included - tea, coffee, hot chocolate, chai.
Together you will sample the tomatoes from the garden.

What to bring - please wear closed toes shoes, as you are outside in the garden.
Parks Week: Yarram Early Learning Centre Celebrations
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
Wellington Shire Council have lined-up an exciting range of activities for the community to celebrate Parks Week 2019.

Come along to Yarram Early Learning Centre Celebrations at Yarram Memorial Park on 8 March.

Bring along the kids for Face painting, barbeque and a recycling session.

Cost $2 per child.
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Love songs, sex, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting "smashed”. Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education.

Suitable for ages over 15. Contains adult content, occasional coarse language and smoke effects. Kitty Flanagan is stupidly funny and incredibly charming to boot. A must see show.
Marlay Point Overnight Race
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Marlay Point Overnight Race has been running on the Gippsland Lakes since 1969. It is the only overnight race for trailer sailors in Australia and has earned the reputation as the Sydney-Hobart for smaller yachts.
Parks Week: Park Run
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Wellington Shire Council have lined-up an exciting range of activities for the community to celebrate Parks Week 2019.

Parkrun will commence at 7:45am at Sale Botanic Gardens and Lake Guthridge. A great family day out open to everyone, free and safe and easy to take part in.
Parks Week: 2019 Seaside Festival
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Come along to the 2019 Seaside Festival at Rutter Park in Port Albert.

From 10:00am to 4:00pm, activities will include the Blessing of the Fleet, Golden Paddle Canoe and Kayak Races and The Wooden Boat Classic.

Entry fees apply for non members.
Gippsland Swimming Championships
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Sale Swimming Club will again host the 2019 Gippsland Swimming Championships at the Lex Glover Outdoor Aquatic Complex in Sale. This is the premier event in Gippsland for the district and will see the top swimmers for Phillip Island to Mallacoota attending to compete. The event will run over all three days of the March Labor Day Long Weekend
Thorpdale Potato Festival
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Thorpdale Potato Festival returns in its 29th year. Thorpdale spuds are known Australia-wide, not only because of the huge variety of potatoes grown, but because of the soil itself - rich red volcanic loam which is extremely hard to replicate elsewhere.

Spuds rule the roost at the Festival of course. There is the Vin Rowe Spud Challenge, which brings competitors back year after year to shoulder the 50 kilogram bag of spuds and run the course - although the rules have changed next year to make things interesting. Then you have the Potato Stack - throwing sacks of spuds onto pallets - growing higher and higher. The Potato Picking for young and old, guys and gals is hotly competitive too.

For the nippers, we have the Potato Putt as well as Potato Sack Races and there are free giant castles and slides and a petting zoo as well as Spuddy, the Festival mascot, who will be walking around during the day giving out little packs of chips.
Sale Music Festival
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The Sale Music Festival/Picnic On The Green highlights and showcases a variety of quality local music. It is a free community event for the whole family, held in the beautiful Sale Botanic Gardens from 11:00am.

There will be free activities for the kids and refreshments will be available, provided by local service clubs.
Rosedale Sunday Market
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Wellington Shire Council have lined-up an exciting range of activities for the community to celebrate Parks Week 2019.

The Sunday Market will commence from 8:00am with stalls showcasing arts, crafts and produce. Live music and children’s entertainment provided.
Parks Week: Guided Walk at Sale Common Wetlands
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Join a Parks Victoria Ranger on a guided walk through Sale Common Wetlands.

Suitable for adults and children.

This event is part of Parks Week.
Parks Week: Sale Music Festival
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Sale Music Festival is a free community event featuring continuous local music and musical activities for children. BYO picnic with light refreshments available.

Held at Sale Botanic Gardens.
Parks Week: Discover Yarram’s Secret Garden
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Discover Yarram’s Secret Garden at the Bicentennial Gardens, South Gippsland Highway.

There will be a scavenger hunt for children and plant identification challenge for adults, followed by a free sausage sizzle.
Regional World's Longest Lunch – Lardner Park
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019
Let your palate run wild with a taste of Gippsland.

If you are a lover of great food and wine, you will not want to miss out on this stellar event. The Regional World’s Longest Lunch, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, is coming to West Gippsland and Lardner Park are thrilled to be hosting it.

Bringing together four of the region’s finest chefs including Trevor Perkins from Hogget Kitchen, Mark Briggs from Sardine, Rob Turner from Northern Ground and Karla Thomas from Khans Hospitality, the lunch will boast a menu curated and sourced with the finest Gippsland produce.



Accompanied by local wines and beer, fabulous local musicians and picturesque views across the Lardner Park property, it is time to gather your friends and family and come and celebrate the amazing food and drink the Gippsland region is renowned for.

Prom Coast Festival
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
The Prom Coast Festival provides a focus for community engagement and for showcasing the exciting opportunities available in the region for both locals and tourists. The biennial Festival, now in its seven iteration, will take place over the weekend and beginning March 14 to 17. It celebrates creativity, culture, lifestyle and landscape.

Join the Prom Country for a whole weekend of music, arts, creativity, kids' events, food and wine.
The Village Feast
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
The Village Feast is the ultimate country getaway, bringing together time-honoured Australian traditions with exceptional drinking and dining to create one very special experience. Teaming up with some of Australia’s biggest names in food, locals will help bring the town’s main street to life.

You can expect all the trappings of a heritage Victorian streetscape: a butcher’s shop, green grocer, milk bar and Chinese restaurant will join the local pub and café to offer a taste of our past. The tiny town of Jindivick will be transformed into a one-off food destination that’s never been seen before.

Just one hour from Melbourne, The Village Feast takes place in Jindivick, a tiny dairy-farming town of just 500 people located in West Gippsland. Come for the day to soak up the country atmosphere or make a weekend of it and glamp on Gippsland Jersey’s dairy farm. Then, spend Sunday exploring nearby towns, taking a bushwalk and visiting farm gates across Gippsland.

Featuring Matt Moran, Alejandro Saravia, Shannon Martinez, Victor Liong and local icons, The Village Feast involves one street, heaps of pop-ups, big Melbourne names and plenty of local characters. All that is missing is you.
Maffra Mardi Gras
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
The Maffra Mardi Gras commenced in 1957 and the Rotary Club of Maffra has continued to develop the event into a family fun day, with face painting, animal petting nursery, rides, jumping castle, music, street parade, along with food, craft and market stalls.

All of this helps to create a carnival like atmosphere with the concept of raising funds for community organisations.
Opera by the Lakes
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
Gippsland Opera proudly present Opera by the Lakes at Nyerimilang Heritage Park. Nyerimilang is a beautiful National Park with stunning views over the Gippsland Lakes, set in a natural amphitheater.

Opera By The Lakes 2019 features international Bass opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes, multi Aria-winning group - The Idea of North, Coloratura Soprano - Georgia Wilkinson and Madeline Crombie.

East Gippsland Symphonia will play prior whilst you munch your lunch. Pre-order a delicious boxed picnic, with profit going to Bairnsdale Regional Health Services, or bring your own picnic, chairs provided. No BYO drinks. However wine can be purchased at the venue, plus tea, coffee, ice cream and cakes.

Tickets on sale now by contacting booking office by telephone. This is a ticketed event and it does sell out.
St Paddys Day at Jack Ryans
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
Celebrate St Paddys Day at Jack Ryans Irish bar, with a live band from 2:00pm, specials and giveways throughout the afternoon.

Jack Ryans Irish Bar is located in Sale.
Sale Primary School 545 Garden Party
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Bring the family along to 545 for their annual garden party, with something for the whole family including a maypole, baked goods, sausage sizzlers, and children's activities.
Marina Prior & David Hobson at the Wedge
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their 2019 tour.

‘The 2 Of Us’, ‘Up Close and Personal ‘ is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance. Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.
Wheels 4 Crystal Walk-A-Thon & Family Fun Day
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
On Sunday March 24, a Walk for Crystal will be held around Lake Guthridge.

A family fun day will also be attached to the event at the Sale Botanical Gardens.

Crystal was born at 25 weeks weighing a tiny 425 grams, she has several medical conditions including Cerebral Palsy, neurological frontal lobe damage, seizures, episodes and more. As a result of these medical conditions Crystal can not walk on her own.

The community is holding a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Crystal's medical coss and for a modified van to suit Crystal's needs.

Please come along and spread some more of the amazing local support.
Duck Cup Heyfield
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Go in the draw to win the major prize of $1,000 with one lucky duck. Watch the ducks as they float across the water to be the first to cross the finish line. Other prizes will be $500 and 10 x $50 lucky ducks.

Tickets will be available from the school and will be sold every weekend out the front of the Heyfield IGA Supermarket.

There will also be plenty of entertainment for the kids including jumping castles, handball competition, spinning wheel, fishing for ducks, dart balloons.

ood and drinks will be available for purchase.

A Taste of Ireland - Wonthaggi
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance Sensation A Taste of Ireland is touring nationally in 2019.

Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance. Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100 per cent live. Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
Festival of Small Halls - Boolarra
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Festival of Small Halls has launched the largest tour in its history in partnership with major Australian festivals Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival.

The Autumn Tour 2019 features award-winning Canadian trio The Once (CAN) and master Australian folk collaborator John Flanagan (AUS). The group are bound for 25 regional towns across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales from March 8 to April 22.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.
Festival of Small Halls - Hallston
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Festival of Small Halls has launched the largest tour in its history in partnership with major Australian festivals Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival.

The Autumn Tour 2019 features award-winning Canadian trio The Once (CAN) and master Australian folk collaborator John Flanagan (AUS). The group are bound for 25 regional towns across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales from March 8 to April 22.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.
Professional Bull Riders Traralgon Invitational
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Traralgon Recreation Reserve on Saturday 30 march.

For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the Professional Bull Riders' Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you won’t want to miss.

Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience.

This is a sport where 8 seconds can cost you everything. Welcome to the world of the Professional Bull Riding.
Festival of Small Halls - Tarwin Lower
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Festival of Small Halls has launched the largest tour in its history in partnership with major Australian festivals Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival.

The Autumn Tour 2019 features award-winning Canadian trio The Once (CAN) and master Australian folk collaborator John Flanagan (AUS). The group are bound for 25 regional towns across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales from March 8 to April 22.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of the country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia.
Jazz in the Vines
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Enjoy a wonderful day of Jazz music by Bradley Cruickshank's Big Band -fronted by Gippsland's own Jonathon Kendall in the backdrop of the beautiful autumn colors of Blue Gables Vineyard. It is sure to be a great afternoon full of all the best in jazz food and wine.
Lollies for Grown Ups
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
Why should kids have all the fun? Explore your inner child, while you make the lollies of yesteryear to take home to share (or not).

Do not let the kids have all the fun, grown-ups are allowed lollies as well. In this class you will make your own choice of alcoholic gums, fruit pastilles from real fruit juice, make and pipe your own musk sticks and old fashioned pulled candies. Everything you make can be taken home.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced cooks who wish to learn new skills and techniques. You will be taught 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 eight guests). Gift vouchers are available for all Jacican cooking classes.

For more information on arranging a private class please contact Jaci.

Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival & Show N Shine
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Rosedale Vintage Retro Festival is back. Vintage/retro market stalls, pin up comp, beard and moustache competition, live music, displays, show n shine and food trucks.

$5 entry, kids free. $5 per car entry (goes to CFA Rosedale). Registration open from 8:00am to 11:30am.

Free camping is available for vintage retro caravans.
Maffra Cup Day
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Experience Country Racing at Sale Turf Club on Maffra Cup Day.

Enjoy all country racing has to offer at one of Victoria's premier race tracks located in the heartland of Victoria's Thoroughbred Country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course. Get up close and personal with jockey’s and trainers from all over the state, whilst enjoying all of the racing action right from the mounting yard to the winning post at your leisure.

Racegoers are encouraged to embrace country casual; where you can enjoy backing a winner from our bars and bookmakers on course. There is plenty of outside grandstand seating for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Parking is available for free.
A Taste Of Ireland
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, ‘A Taste of Ireland’ explores magical tales, spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture.



Gorgeous melodies are layered upon raw rhythmic beats to create a jaw dropping sensory delight that is like nothing you will have seen or heard before.

An unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers perform in perfect harmony with some of the world’s most revered folk musicians and vocalists, A Taste of Ireland provides a unique live spin on the much loved Celtic song and dance experience.

Created and produced by Pace Entertainment Group, the show transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition were the essence of expressing and celebrating the Irish spirit.

A Taste Of Ireland - Bairnsdale
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
A Taste Of Ireland - Traralgon
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100 per cent live.

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
A Taste Of Ireland - Sale
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Thu 4th Apr 2019
After performing to thousands of audiences nationwide, The Irish music and dance sensation, A Taste of Ireland, is touring Nationally in 2019. Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever. Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% live.

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces as the audience is transported on a journey through the Celtic motherland.
Code Breakers, Women in games
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers. Inside the exhibition you can play everything from platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzlers, there’s something for everyone, at every skill level.

An ACMI touring exhibition. Code Breakers: Women in Games is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
East Gippsland Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
The East Gippsland Food, Wine and Beer Festival has something for everyone. It offers a relaxed and tempting atmosphere for foodies, wine connoisseurs, beer enthusiasts and everything in between.

Organisers have worked with the area’s expanding restaurants, vineyards and breweries to showcase the best produce and products from across the Gippsland region. The most innovative and award-winning cool climate wine makers, artisan food producers and creative chefs will showcase the regions’ richness and assortment of food, wine and beer to all in attendance.

You will be entertained continuously with live music, lawn mower racing, free jumping castles, a free petting zoo and roving performers, ensuring there will be ample distractions for your children whilst you enjoy the atmosphere.
Farm World
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Farm World returns in 2019 celebrating 52 years of tradition at Lardner Park.

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 Worlds Fittest Farmer.

A new addition to the program in 2019 will be an extravaganza of the Australian Stock Horse breed with four days of action-packed ultimate horsemanship.

Farm World boasts a huge variety of unique and memorable experiences and value for all visitors including chainsaw carving, 4WD demonstrations, agri-tech zones, cattle dogs, animal nursery, pony rides, live music, food and drink, masses of retail shopping and so much more! Great fun and entertainment for all the family.

Dinomania
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Dinomania is a highly interactive dinosaur adventure with a quirky cast, a cheeky Raptor named Razor and a T Rex named Toby that carves up the dance floor with his dino-mite dance moves.

All this and more are waiting for you on your thrilling and electrifying Dinomania family adventure. At this ‘family show spectacular’ let your imagination run wild as you embark on an awe inspiring, exhilarating and gripping journey back through time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Come face to face with your favourite dinosaurs at Dinomania and join others to find out who is the real champion of dinosaurs. The T-Rex or the Raptor?

There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing in store from start to finish and do not miss the exciting opportunities for the audience to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs.

Dinomania is a non-stop adventure for the young and young-at-heart.
Wild Harvest Seafood Festival
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Wild Harvest Seafood Festival aims to highlight the unique abundance and variety of seafood in the East Gippsland region. It is a celebration of the fruits of the land and sea. This is a festival to showcase the local seafood industries and reinvent the local region as a culinary tourism destination in its own right.

Come and experience some of Australia's freshest and most outstanding local seafood, produce, beer and wine surrounded by the beauty of the Wilderness Coast.

An initiative of East Gippsland Marketing Inc, funded by the Australian Government and run by the Mallacoota community.
Grantville Pirate Festival
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Enjoy a great day out at the award winning Maru Koala and Animal Park at the annual Grantville Pirate Festival.



Pirate games and roving entertainers, jumping castles, face painting, dress-up competitions, play mini-golf and enjoy the animal park all for the one low entry fee.

Meet Pirate Pete along with other roving pirate entertainers and get your face painted or take a ride on the giant slide. See the live stage show and join in the pirate games .

The kids will love the jumping castles and pirate show bags. Then meet, pat and hand feed the koalas, kangaroos and other animals in the animal park. Relax at 'Tortuga' and enjoy a bite to eat and drink in the Homestead Bistro. One low entry fee gives you access to all areas and activities on the day.

See the Maru Koala and Animal Park website for more information about the venue. The exact date is still to be confirmed but will be in October this year. See the Maru website for full details and date closer to the event.

Tarra Festival
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Now in its 47th year, the Tarra Festival has grown in popularity and size each year. For 2019, the theme of the festival will be: Peace and Love.

The must-see activity is the Street Parade on Easter Saturday which includes floats from the local schools and community groups, horses, penny farthings, vintage cars, trucks and more. There are street entertainers, sausage sizzles, cake stalls and heaps of fun for everyone.

Prior to and after the street parade is the Yarram Market, now just off the main street, and afterwards is the Lions Family Fun Day. Activities run across the whole weekend with markets and a "Together we are One" Fair and fireworks in Port Albert on Sunday, the Monster Markets in Yarram on Monday, as well as a massive range of sport and recreation activities, the renowned Rotary Art Show, exhibitions and displays from most community groups, outdoor movies, social dance, authors talks and anything else we can think of turning on and showing off.

So whatever you are doing at Easter long weekend, why not experience Tarra Festival and make sure you do not miss one of Gippsland's biggest and most popular events.
Longford Good Friday Family Fun Day
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019
Join the Longford community for a great family fun day celebrating Good Friday this year.

Lots of fun for everyone with kids rides and activities, market stalls, lots of food, displays by CFA and SES, Special visit by Easter bunny and friends and Easter egg hunt at 2:00pm.

Entry is a gold coin donation and proceeds go to the RCH Good Friday appeal.
Coongulla Paddy's Market
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Coongulla' s Annual Paddy's Market will be held on Easter Saturday 20 April 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Coongulla Hall and Reserve.

The market will feature a wide variety of indoor and outside stalls, displays, barbecue breakfast and lunch, raffle, food and drinks, music, children's entertainment and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny.

To book a stall or for further information please email.
Jacican Pastry Cooking Class - Pies, Pasties and Sausage Rolls
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
Learn to make pies – sweet and savory, pasties and home made sausage roll, including your our rough puff pastry. You will leave with your own baking, the recipes and take home tips.

Learn to make fruit using fruit from the pantry store in the Fowers jars, make Cornish pasties using larded pastry and make homemade sausage roll from scratch, including the rough puff pastry.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced cooks who wish to learn new skills and techniques. We 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 eight guests). Gift vouchers are available for all Jacican cooking classes. For more information on arranging a private class please contact Jaci.
Lardner Park Market
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Craft Markets Australia regional arts, craft and fresh produce market comes to Lardner Park.

Hosting a wonderful diverse range of stalls, this market will have you plunging headlong into a myriad of sensations. From the traditional to the contemporary, there are a huge range of distinctive products all handmade from original designs.

Treat your taste buds to a thorough workout from the gourmet smorgasbord of foods on offer. Culinary delights include savouries, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home styles baking alongside modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruits and vegetables.

Ample parking, large undercover pavilion and only an easy one hour drive from Melbourne, ideally located between Warragul and Drouin.
Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Experience and paddle the open water conditions on the Gippsland Lakes, on Australia's largest inland water way. View the spectacular man made entrance on the 90 Mile Beach that allows the lakes to run into Bass Strait.

Start at Paynesville for the elite paddler or Metung for the recreational paddler to finish at the Iconic Lakes Entrance Footbridge.

New categories include the LEADA challenge, family and corporate teams.

Doubles sit on top craft only and Metung course.

Feral Forage & Feast
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Feral Forage and Feast shows the inherent deliciousness in Victoria's pest problem. Time to eat the problem. Venison, nettles, blackberries and rabbits.

Learn how to get creative with agricultural enemies through with workshops run by local artisans, cooking competitions and presentations.

Just add local music and craft beer and get ready to party the problem away.

Hosted by East Gippsland Marketing in partnership with East Gippsland Food Cluster, Destination Gippsland and East Gippsland Shire Council.

Free entry. Tickets to the workshops can be purchased on the day.
Troy Cassar-Daley
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Troy Cassar-Daley's Greatest Hits Tour is coming to celebrate his amazing career.

Throughout his thirty years of making music, Troy has been awarded numerous accolades including 36 Golden Guitars, four ARIAs plus a staggering 31 Number one chart singles, all of which are collected on his new compilation album Greatest Hits. In 2019 Troy will hit the road on his national Greatest Hits tour, a celebration of an incredible career, solo and acoustic. Troy will present his songs and the stories behind them in their purest form.
Create Your Own Dome Dessert with Jacican
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Learn to make your own dome mousse dessert with Jacican, just like you see in the patisserie or on a television cooking show. It is not as hard as you think. You will leave with your own domes, the recipes and take home tips.

Create your own dessert masterpieces, just like on the television cooking competitions, or bake a gluten-free sponge base for your masterpiece, top of with a fruit mousse, filled with a gel, then glazed and garnished.

Learn to make a professional cake and mirror glaze recipes.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as advanced cooks who wish to learn new skills and techniques. They 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 eight guests. Gift vouchers are available for all Jacican cooking classes.

For more information on arranging a private class please contact Jaci.
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.
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.
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.