Regional Tourism Guide for Gippsland
Victoria , Australia  
+150 Years
Date Thu 2nd Aug 2018 to Sat 1st Sep 2018
Ten artists respond to a photo of the East Gippsland Art Gallery building taken in 1868.

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 2 August

Free entry and all are welcome.
View from Here
Date Thu 2nd Aug 2018 to Sat 1st Sep 2018
A selection of East Gippsland artworks generously loaned from neighbours at the Gippsland Art Gallery Sale.

Special opening event 5:30pm Friday 3 August. All welcome at this free event.

Image: Kenneth Jack, Omeo Victoria 1962, Lithograph on paper. Courtesy Gippsland Art Gallery Sale.
Michelle Molinari: Posthumous Tableaux
Date Thu 2nd Aug 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018
Painter, taxidermist and installation artist Michelle Molinari treads a fine line between death and beauty in her latest exhibition ‘Posthumous Tableaux’.

Through her exquisite paintings Molinari brings to life arrangements of objects that remind us of the finality of death. Inspired by the Dutch vanitas tradition of the seventeenth century, Molinari’s works seek to investigate the cultures of longing that impel the urge to preserve something from nature’s inevitable course.
Jacican Pastry Cooking Class - Gluten Free Baking
Date Sat 4th Aug 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Gluten free cooking does not mean you have to sacrifice taste. Come along and let Jacican show you some delicious gluten free baking that the whole family will love.

Learn the ins and outs of gluten free baking with sugar and dairy free recipes. Jacican will show you which flours and grains to use, the alternatives to dairy and how sugar free does taste fantastic.

Bake to take home super moist dairy free banana bread, orange almond cake, Florentines and dairy sugar and gluten free passion cake (more commonly known as carrot, pear and date).
Heyfield Market
Date Sat 4th Aug 2018 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
Heyfield Saturday Market has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with over 28 stalls of home made, home grown and quality second hand goods (trash and treasure), as well as honey and potatoes.

Enjoy a barbecue or Devonshire tea, sandwiches and cakes. The market raises money for the St James Anglican Church.
Peter Gardiner - Event Horizon
Date Tue 14th Aug 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018
Few artists have refashioned the world with such beauty and brutality as Peter Gardiner. In Event Horizon - exclusive to Gippsland Art Gallery, you are provided with front row seats to the end of days; the apocalypse.

The art of Peter Gardiner presents a troubling but compelling vision of our world as it might one day look. Devoid of human life, but still bearing the scars of human habitation, Gardiner’s images are in equal parts dystopian and dreamlike - and stark reminders of the finite resources of our planet.

These epics paintings draw on the flux of human history to propose acts of environmental vengeance on a Biblical scale. Event Horizon is the point from which there is no return, with
humanity pitched at crisis point.
Warragul Farmers Market
Date Sat 18th Aug 2018 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Warragul Farmers Market is a place for people to meet and support local farmers and producers and buy a huge range of fresh and hand made food.

More than 50 stallholders will be selling their locally-grown, locally-made products; from bread, to cheese, to olive oil to fresh fruit and vegetables and much more. Experience quality Gippsland grown and made food at beautiful Civic Park.

Warragul Farmers Market is held the third Saturday of each month, all year round.

Parking at the Arts Centre or Mason Street car parks.
Sunday Sippers at Avon Ridge Vineyard
Date Sun 19th Aug 2018 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Come along and experience a celebration of Gippsland’s diverse produce, and choose from a range of award-winning wines and ciders, while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and stunning rural Gippsland views over the vineyards and the rolling Avon River Valley.

Avon Ridge hosts a Sunday Sippers session on the third Sunday of the month. With live music from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, great food and people, it is a supremely popular event not to be missed. A special Sunday Sippers menu and platters are available on the day.
Gippsland International Winter Festival Dog Shows
Date Fri 24th Aug 2018 to Sun 26th Aug 2018
The Gippsland International Winter Festival Dog Show will host three "All Breeds Championship" Dog Shows, showcasing almost 700 dogs from over 100 different breeds.

Five international judges from Canada and Portugal, will attend to present the prestigious "Best in Show" award for each day.
Farming for Success Conference
Date Tue 28th Aug 2018
Wellington Shire Council invites the farming community from across Gippsland to its inaugural Agriculture Conference. Book your place now at this one-day conference covering agriculture knowledge, innovation, markets and growth.
DIRt - Dance In Regional disasTer zones
Date Tue 28th Aug 2018
Rosalind Crisp, Vic McEwan and Andrew Morrish bring DIRt (Dance In Regional disasTer zones) to East Gippsland Art Gallery. Live dance, sound and video from Mt. Delusion.

DIRt, Dance In Regional disasTer zones is a multi-year project initiated by East Gippsland-based, international dancer and choreographer, Rosalind Crisp in 2017.

It asks how dance and arts practice can embody, understand and connect to unfolding environmental devastation in East Gippsland where widespread industrial logging is converting complex native forests into agricultural mono-crops and decimating local wildlife.

Rosalind with multi-media artist Vic McEwan and facilitator Andrew Morrish will bring their work from Mt Delusion into relationship to the East Gippsland Art Gallery. They will share dance and video materials developed in response to the logging of Mt Delusion - a microcosm of 150 years of colonial practices.

This project is assisted by the Regional Arts Fund. The Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Victoria, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

Two performances, one at 5:30pm and one at 7:30pm. For one night only and places are limited so call the gallery to book in your place.
Life Drawing Classes at Port Albert Cafe and Wine Bar
Date Thu 30th Aug 2018 to Thu 27th Sep 2018
Visit Port Albert and the Port Albert Cafe and Wine Bar will be holding two life drawing classes in the coming months.

The classes will run for three hours and will be held in the Cafe's private dinning room. Tickets are $60 and including the model, instruction, tapas food and a glass of wine.

The classes will run through a number or poses and lengths to provide a wide opportunity to learn for beginners, or for those experienced artist to expand your work.

Bookings will need to be made via the Cafe or online and spaces are very limited to ensure an intimate class. Material can be provided if needed, please advise when making a booking.
Leongatha Art and Photography Show
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018 to Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Now in its 42nd year, the Leongatha Art and Photography Show remains South Gippsland's major art event. With over 600 entries from all over the region and interstate it creates a major event for artists and visitors.

Organized by the Leongatha Rotary Club all proceeds go to various charities and community organisations. The show also has a large section for Youth and All Abilities.

As the show is run over three days, there is ample opportunity to visit the show at a time to suit and indeed enjoy the beauty of South Gippsland.
Festival of the Little People, Fairies, Elves and Gnomes
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Experience the wonderous world with the festival of the little people with a day dedicated to fairies, elves and of course gnomes.

Presented by the Lions Club of Longford, the Sale Botanic Gardens will come alive with little people.
Jeff Lang - Live at the Bundy
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalog of over 25 albums.

Join Live at the Bundy for what is sure to be an amazing performance.
On Board Exhibition Launch
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
Join the Gippsland Art Gallery for the official opening and announcement of the winners of On Board - Skate Deck Art Competition. Enjoy works by a variety of emerging artists, plus the opportunity to connect with the vibrant skate and art culture in Gippsland.

The evening will include the announcement of On Board art competition winners, live music presented by Propellor, guest Speaker - John Calabro - Publisher, Gippslandia and the On Board documentary official screening and showcase.

Light refreshments will be provided.

On Board is a partnership project with the Wellington Shire Youth Council, FReeZA, The Social Crew, Gippsland Art Gallery and Gippslandia Magazine
One Night With You
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
One Night With You brings together the music of two great friends and icons - Elvis and Tom Jones. Through the world’s newest Elvis sensation Jack Gatto and James Cupples, star of Nine’s The Voice.

Elvis’ family members describe Jack, as the closest vocally to the King there’s been. James starred on The Voice and was chosen as Keith Urban’s protege. He recreates the heart and soul of Tom Jones.

All the greatest hits, that made Elvis and Tom Jones music immortals and special guest musical director John St Peeters. Three international greats in the one unforgettable show.

Jack and James deliver that adrenaline rush Elvis and Tom brought to all their concerts and fans.
Father's Day Car Show and Market
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Custom and Classic Car Club's tenth annual Father's Day car show, hosted amongst the settings of Old Gippstown, Moe, and proudly supported by Lumley Special Vehicles. This year there will be something for everyone, with market stalls, dodgem cars, show cars, hot rods and more.

Gates open from 6:00am for entrants, 10:00am for spectators. Presentations begin at 1:00pm sharp.
Gippsland Interclub Photographic Exhibition
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018 to Sat 15th Sep 2018
The Gippsland Interclub Photographic Exhibition is a collaborative exhibition between five photography clubs across Gippsland - East Gippsland Photographic Society, Latrobe Valley Camera Club, Warragul Camera Club, South Gippsland Photography Club and Sale Camera Club.

The Gippsland Interclub Photographic Exhibition will feature also old photographic prints and memorabilia.

Make your own Winter Preserves with Jacican - Fermenting
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Learn how to make your own winter preserves with Jacican. You will leave with your own fermentation – sauerkraut, kimchi and giardiniera, the recipes and take home tips.

Learn how to make sauerkraut, kimchi and giardiniers pickle. Pick your own vegetables from the Jacican kitchen garden, prepare and cook each preserve. Bottle this years harvest using the Vacola method.

Learn how to ferment your harvest in salt, sugar and pickling solution.

Take home what you make to share with family and friends.
Cultural Awareness Day
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Join the team from the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation in celebrating Cultural Awareness Day at the Knob Reserve in Stratford. There will be a host of cultural activities on display for all to take part in.
Rock 'n' Roll Dinner Dance
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Join Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club in what is sure to be great night.

Together with the Sale Rock and Roll Club, Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club are hosting a great night of dancing and Rock 'n' Roll music. Everyone welcome, bookings are essential.
Hop, Skip and Jump Market
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
The Hop, Skip and Jump Market is a fundraiser market for the Rosedale Neighbourhood Kindergarten.

The focus of this very first market is to raise funds to enable the kindergarten to purchase resources for the Kindergarten. The market will showcase stallholders with handcrafted products from Gippsland.
Triple Crown Basketball - Maffra
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018
Triple Crown to be played between the Deakin Melbourne Boomers WNBL and Bendigo Spirit this September. The three games will form part of a pre-season bonanza for the Latrobe Valley where there two WNBL teams will also spend time in the community, at schools and on court with junior players and coaches.
Cool Cars Kicking Cancer
Date Sun 16th Sep 2018
Gippsland Vehicle Collection will be hosting their annual fundraiser for the Anti Cancer Council Maffra unit.

There will be a large display on the day, with all vehicle types welcome. There will also be a great range of kids entertainment and there will be catering available on the day.

Come along and see some great vintage and newer cars, and do your bit to aid in research and care with the Anti-Cancer Council.
Gippsland Vehicle Collection Fundraiser
Date Sun 16th Sep 2018
Fundaraiser for the Cancer Coucil Maffra unit. Come and see the bizarre jumping Pink Cadillac and a great display of hot rods, muscle cars and dragsters. Bring your own cool car, bicycle or skateboard to add to the display and be in the running for some great prizes.
Gordon Bain - SERE
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
Works from the Mid North. This latest series of paintings by Gordon Bain features the arid landscape of the mid North of South Australia.

The country there is scraped back to the bone – it is stark, worn and very beautiful in its own unique way - the marks made by wind, water and man stand out vividly - Gordon Bain.

Image: Gordon Bain, Study, Lake Bumbunga (detail) Acrylic and graphite on board
Jeremy Kasper - The Line Between Us
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Line Between Us features paintings by Jeremy Kasper. The Line is both a metaphor and a bridge to the sub-conscious, acting on automatic impulsive marks, to reveal a moment, a passing of time.

The Line holds many meanings and functions. It harbors emotion and suggests movement. It is both the meeting place and boundary.
Jeremy Kasper Exhibition: The Line Between Us
Date Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Line is both a metaphor and a bridge to the subconscious, acting on automatic impulsive marks, to reveal a moment, a passing of time.

The Line holds many meanings and functions.  It harbors emotion and suggests movement.  It is both the meeting place and boundary.
Great East Rail Trail Ride
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
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 120 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.
Breathe: Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Two of Australia's premier instrumentalists, Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou, will appear in Breathe. Michael and Evri have backgrounds in jazz, folk and classical music, and their original compositions draw influences from Ireland, Spain and South America.

Michael Johnson and Evripides Evripidou have performed alongside artists such as James Morrison, David Herschfelder, Antonio Sachez and Graham Goble, and all their pieces are inspired by elements of the natural world. Breathe has been an ongoing project for the last eight years.

Presented by Inverloch Jazz Festival, Michael and Evri will be performing pieces from their new album 'Breathe' at 7:30pm with local support artists at 7:00pm.

BYO drinks, food and glass.
Gardivalia Festival of Gardens
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Gardivalia Festival of Gardens is a month-long celebration of everything gardening.

Gardivalia Festival of Gardens encompasses 19 open gardens and a myriad of garden related events, including community and school gardens, workshops and demonstrations, art exhibitions, music, Spring Festival, senior citizens walk, markets and sculpture displays.
Auswide Motorhome Club Rally
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018 to Mon 15th Oct 2018
The 20th Anniversary Auswide National Rally will be held from Tuesday 9 to Monday 15 October 2018 in Yarram Victoria.

Auswide Motorhome Club Inc holds an Annual Rally each year which gives the opportunity for all members to gather at a selected venue for a number of days to enjoy fellowship with one another. They are planning to make this a special rally to celebrate their 20th Rally.

The 2018 Rally will be held in Yarram and members will be able to explore the region with Port Albert and Tarra Bulga National Park absolute must see sites.
Briagolong Foothills Music and Arts Festival
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Sat 13th Oct 2018
Back for the 30th year, the Briagolong Foothills Music and Arts Festival is on from 12 to 14 October 2018.

On Friday 12 October, enjoy live music from The Royal High Jinx and the Briagolong Bush Band. The Royal High Jinx write, sing and play music inspired by European tradition shaded with gypsy jazz and a pinch of classical virtuosity whilst sporting a spectacular wardrobe. The Briagolong Bush Band will be running the Bush Dance so make sure your dancing shoes are on.

Saturday 13 October is a day packed with free workshops. Circus arts, drumming, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, dance, harmony singing, kirtan, instrument making (small fee) and children’s music are provided by talented local musicians and artists.

The day ends with an ‘All In Jam Session’.

Food vendors will offer a range of eats and great coffee.

Proudly supported by the Wellington Shire.

Drouin Lions Club Garden and Home Expo
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Drouin Lions 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 through each day is Melissa King. Melissa has gardening in her blood. She grew up playing in her grandparent’s native plant nursery and at fifteen started working weekends in a garden centre, which fuelled her love of all things green.

Popular face on gardening and lifestyle television, she worked on ABC’s Gardening Australia, and is on The Garden Gurus on Channel 9.

Melissa on stage both Saturday and Sunday.

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 floral displays, including landscaping, gardening tools and machinery, tanks and water saving devices, shade and hot houses, spas and pools, statues and garden features, interior and exterior furniture, home finance and building, tradespeople with building products will all feature at the Expo, plus lots more.

All proceeds donated by the Drouin Lions Club go back to Community.

Bring the family along for fantastic day.

Jacican Pastry Cooking Class - Pies, pasties and sausage rolls
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Learn to make pies with Jacican – sweet and savory, pasties and home made sausage rolls, including your own rough puff pastry. You will leave with your own baking, the recipes and take home tips.

Learn to make pies, both slow cooked beef and apple, cornish pasties using larded pastry and home made sausage roll from scratch, including the rough puff pastry.
Kitty Flanagan: Smashing
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
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.
Coal Creek Literary Festival
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
If you love words, you will love this opportunity to meet authors, poets, historians and artists - some local and others visiting.

The Coal Creek Literary Festival will be running a number of writing competitions this year as part of the festival. The main competition will again be the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Bert was an integral part of getting the Coal Creek Literary Festival off the ground ten years ago. After Bert passed away in 2010, the open short story competition was renamed to honour his memory. The prize money has been increased to $500 and has since drawn a very high standard of entries.
Ride for Motor Neuron Disease Research
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Cox’s Bridge to Cox’s Place is a 64 kilometre (approximately) bike ride from Cox’s Bridge in Sale to Cox’s Place in Loch Sport.

Riders and the general public can enjoy food and refreshments, whilst relaxing and listening to the live entertainment and wonderful festival atmosphere. The event will offer catering for the whole family. Riders must register by 8:15am.
Heyfield Food and Wine Festival
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Central Gippsland is well known as being a hub for fine food and wine, and the Heyfield Food and Wine Festival is the place to get your fill.

The Heyfield Food and Wine Festival offers food and wine stalls as well as entertainment for an afternoon of relaxation and enjoyment.
Halloween at Old Gippstown
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Come along for a fun filled night for the whole family, trick or treat passes available, rides, haunted house, side shows, face painting and much more.

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and enter best dressed costume open to all ages.
Maffra Agricultural Show
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Maffra Show Committee strives to provide a true Agricultural Show, also providing entertainment for the whole family throughout the day.

Activities include chainsaw carving, steam engine display, animal nursery, pet parade, food and wine court, roving entertainment and then during the night carnival, woodchop competition, “The Maffra Mile”, shetland derby and culminating with a spectacular fireworks display.

There is a very extensive program for Equestrian competitors including a full two day program for showjumping held on a purpose built arena which is well watered and topped with sand annually.

Livestock entries are received each year for dairy cattle, beef cattle, dairy goats and poultry. Individual beef cattle breeds are also featured at times.

Entries in arts and crafts are displayed in two pavilions and include open classes, secondary and primary student classes, senior citizens work and Country Women's Association.

On display will be flowers, floral art, plants, fruit and vegetables, cookery (including Maffra’s Rainbow Cake With a Twist), jams, sauces and provisions, beading, handmade cards, painting drawing, graphic design, woodwork, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and photography.

Grantville Pirate Festival
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
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.

Halloween at Coal Creek
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Halloween at Coal Creek is a great festival for all the family.

Trick or treat available for kids 16 years and under, bring your own bag to collect your goodies. The collection is from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

There will also be ghost train rides, as well as many other activities including roving performers, snake busters, apple bobbing, monster bash disco and blazing bonfire from 8:00pm.

There is also a best dressed competition (under eight, under 16 and open).

Come down to Coal Creek for a fun filled Halloween.
Ladbroke's Sale Cup Day
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Sale Cup is Gippsland’s signature race day and is traditionally run on the Sunday after the Cox Plate in October.

It is the premier race meeting in Gippsland featuring the listed $150,000 Sale Cup that attracts top class horses, trainers and jockeys from the biggest stables in Australia.

The Sale Turf Club is a great place to enjoy a day of country racing providing a relaxed and stunning environment for a day out and being an easy two hours drive from Melbourne. Sale Turf Club also has a fantastic viewing area of the horses in the mounting yard making you feel part of the action.

Fashions on the Field is always a hot contest; should you wish to enter on the day, please do so at the Fashions enclosure, located on the east side of the Laurels function Centre. Live music is also offered as well as kids activities to keep the young ones entertained whilst at TAB and bookies will be available for those having a punt.

Sale Turf Club also offer free transport, with buses running from Sale, Maffra, Stratford, Traralgon, Rosedale, Heyfield and Loch Sport whilst car park is free on course.

Bairnsdale Golf Club Centenary Tournament
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Bairnsdale Golf Club is celebrating 100 years of its annual golf tournament.

It is open to all golfers, male and female. This is an opportunity for golfers to experience East Gippsland 's venues, accommodation and activities within the region.
Heritage Network East Gippsland
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
Timber is central to the story of East Gippsland, from its role in the region’s economic development, to providing housing, boats, bridges and jetties and was also exported around Victoria. Employment in the forests and sawmills brought prosperity to the region.
Sale Agricultural Show
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Conducted in November annually and one of Victoria's oldest Agricultural Shows, the Sale Show (Gippsland Show -Sale) is a major event on the local calendar.

Featuring a major carnival on the Friday evening, culminating in a feature fireworks display and action packed arena entertainment, the Show is an annual favorite for families.

The Show features an extensive equestrian program together with all the usual agricultural show attractions including pavilions of grown, baked and decorated goods, sideshow rides and attractions, agricultural and leisure equipment and machinery over the two days of the Show carnival.

Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival is a community event that offers a great afternoon of entertainment. Refreshments will be available on the day. It is also a fantastic opportunity for local musicians to perform in front of a live audience.

Bring a chair and enjoy the music, the food and drink and the awesome atmosphere at this all-ages, all-weather event.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Harvest Fest 2018
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Over three action-packed days, Lardner Park will be transformed into Harvest Fest; Gippsland’s newest farming and lifestyle event.

Expecting to draw crowds in excess of 20,000, the pillars of Grow, Make, Eat and Live will be brought to life through hands-on experiences, exciting retail opportunities, entertainment and educational activities.
Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival and Tyers Food and Wine Festival
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival is held on the second weekend of November each year and this year will be on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival on Sunday 11 November from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Tyers Art Festival includes an exhibition of over 500 artworks from across Gippsland and beyond across a range of mediums, including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolours, Mixed Media, Pastel, Drawing, Photography, Scratch Art, Designer Craft and the Young Artist Awards.

The Exhibition commences with the gala opening on the evening of Friday November 9 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with live music, food and wine and announcement of awards.
The exhibition continues on Saturday November 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm with the opportunity to partake of Devonshire teas and have time to view the exhibition in full.

On Sunday November 11 the exhibition is open from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival with live music and fine food and wine and beer.
Maffra Makers Market
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
With over 45 stalls, the popular, Maffra Makers Market, showcases some of the best produce and home made goods from the area. Barista made coffee and a variety of food will be available all day. Come for breakfast, come for lunch and come to shop.

Hosted by Boisdale Consolidated School for the third consecutive year.
Summit Survivor
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
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 12 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.
Gippsland Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
This weekend event is now in its 23rd year and has grown into a major event in Gippsland with a huge range of antiques and collectables on display and for sale.

There will be something for everyone including historical displays, collections to view and plenty of bargains to be purchased, with over 50 local and interstate dealers in attendance. Free antique appraisals will be available on both days, so if you have something old and interesting bring it a long for Ross Roycroft to appraise for you. This Fair is a great opportunity for collectors to get together and socialize over the whole weekend or just drop in for an hour or so to look at items of interest. Full catering will be available. The Fair is organised by the Gippsland Antique Bottles and Collectables Club Inc.

The 2018 Fair is open on Saturday 24 November from 9:30am until 5:00pm and Sunday 25 November 9:30am until 3:00pm at Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell.

For all enquiries please call Wayne on the phone number provided.
Yarram Agricultural Show
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Yarram Agricultural Show is a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family, including horse events, arts and craft displays, and much more.

The Yarram Agricultural Show is an iconic event within the Wellington Shire; attracting large numbers of visitors from all demographics within the community and from afar.

As part of our cultural heritage for over 125 years the Yarram Agricultural Show brings the traditions of the country to one central showcase.

It celebrates all things within the regional and agricultural areas of our community and ownership of this event is vitally important to securing it to continue for generations to come.

Toy Run
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Latrobe Valley Christmas Toy Drive Family Festival Day.

Come along to a family fun day and donate a new toy to the Salvation Army and St Vincent's De Paul's Christmas Appeal.

Motorcyclists, vehicle clubs and members of the community are invited to be part of this year's Christmas Toy Drive.
TenOrZ Downunder - A TenOrZ Christmas
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
Three proud Australian tenors of formidable vocal force performing your old favourites that you have grown to love and know over the years.

Songs such as Silent Night and O Christmas Tree, along with a collection of Australian Christmassongs, both old and new, from WG James’s The Northwind, Carols of the Birds and The Three Drovers to The Little Drummer Boy and Walking in the Air.
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Wrapping up 2018 with an eclectic mix of visual art proudly sponsored by Simon Anderson Consultants, this small works exhibition is open to any medium any subject and showcases some of Gippsland’s best. 100% of artwork sales goes direct to the artist.

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 7 December.
East Gippsland Art Gallery: Small Artwork Prize
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Wrapping up 2018 with an eclectic mix of visual art. Proudly sponsored by Simon Anderson Consultants, this small works exhibition is open to any medium any subject and showcases some of Gippsland’s best.

Special opening event at 5:30pm on Friday 7 December.

All welcome. Free entry.
Bronze Camp - Lakes Entrance
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
During the summer school holidays - second or third weeks of December - join the Bronze Camp at Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance.

The Surf Bronze Camp provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills in an activity, which not only offers personal and physical development but also an invaluable community service while having fun at the beach.

Applications close 30 November, so make sure to book early.
Carols in the Park
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Carols in the Park is a free community Christmas event with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. Carols to be performed at 6:30pm.

There will also be live music, hot food, face painting and entertainment.
Sale Greyhound Cup
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
The Sale and District Greyhound Racing Club (SDGRC) will host some of Victoria’s best staying greyhounds on Boxing Day as they compete over 650 metre for the TRFM Sale Cup. The Sale Cup acts as the first leg of the Gippsland Carnival that includes four clubs and their Cups.

The Sale Greyhound Club has something for everyone on and off the track, with kids zones, food and beverage and some exciting racing action.
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.
Farm World
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Farm World, widely regarded as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural events, attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors over four days.

The event offers a strong focus on 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, do it yourself passions, sustainable gardening and horticulture, drone innovation and masses of must-have tools.

Demonstrations and presentations are activated throughout the entire event including those attributed with the Food and Fibre Fiesta.

The Fiesta provides a festive ambience of exhibitor sales, demonstrations and workshops running free-of-charge throughout the weekend.

Information and ticketing for Farm World and functions are available online now from the website, purchase ahead and save time at the gate.