Regional Tourism Guide for The Grampians
Victoria , Australia  
Bruce Slorach: Botanica
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Bruce Slorach spent his childhood exploring the wild places of Western Victoria where he developed a love for Australia’s exotic flora and fauna. After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Art, Slorach has enjoyed an extensive and rewarding thirty-year career spanning the arts, design, graphics and textile design, including running the celebrated textile and home furnishing brand, Utopia Goods with business partner Sophie Tatlow.

Bruce Slorach’s illustrations and textiles have been exhibited nationally and internationally including in a group show at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and are held in the permanent collection of the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS, Sydney) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne).
Western District Victoria: Notes and Sketches
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Western District Victoria: Notes and Sketches is a small exhibition representing some of the painted notes and sketches Jenni Mitchell has made along her travels through the hills, plains and valleys of Western Victoria.

Jenni Mitchell is an Australian artist who grew up in the artistic district of Eltham and had lived there for most of her life. Recently Jenni and her husband Mervyn relocated their home and studios to a 14 acre property on the outskirts of Hamilton in the Western District.

Jenni has travelled and exhibited extensively with a focus on ‘The Wild Landscape’ – working in regions such as the Australian Desert around Lake Eyre, the Antarctic, The Arctic, Mongolia Norway and Timor. Since 1999 she has had a connection with the Western District through the purchase of a small cottage used as the get-out-of Melbourne haven. This led to purchasing the Hamilton property to make the Western District a permanent home.
Outside the Bright
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
An exhibition of work by local artist Stacy Rees.

Stacy Rees highlights the exploration of colour and texture often depicted from the surrounding environment’s seasonal array of constant change. Rees works with many styles and mediums but best known for her contemporary portraits where she is represented by Melbourne gallery Modern Times, Fitzroy.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize
Date Fri 21st Sep 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

Photography is the dominant portrait medium of our time. The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an important aspect of the Gallery’s exhibition program, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

The National Portrait Gallery offered a prize of 30,000 for the most outstanding photographic portrait and this exhibition is a selection from entries. This exhibition tour is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
Hamilton Parkrun
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly five kilometre timed run, walk or jog around Lake Hamilton for people of all abilities.

It is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run, jog or walk. It can really be whatever you want it to be, for fun or as part of a training plan.

Hamilton parkrun offers an opportunity for all members of our local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy our beautiful Lake Hamilton and get physically active in the process.

People are encouraged to walk, jog or run together irrespective of their ability - this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is free.

Taking part is easy - just register in advance by 6:00pm on the Friday before your first ever parkrun event. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once. Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there.

Meet at the Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, Rippon Road Hamilton.
Red Racing Hood
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Grinalong was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong Classic. Fifty years ago the race stopped when a wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed racing cars and the drivers fled in terror.

Now, the new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon becomes obvious that he is more interested in furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets than helping the town. Come and see what skulduggery he gets up to.

Suitable ages 5+
Coleraine Cup
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Enjoy come country horse racing meeting with the running of the Coleraine Cup and Australia's oldest Steeplechase.

Eight races are conducted, and being Coleraine's only race meeting for the year sees a huge influx of ex-locals return to the area for the weekend to catch up with old friends at the races. Disabled access and catering available on-site.
Grampians Winemakers Pop-Up
Date Mon 24th Sep 2018
Eight local wineries in one place, free wine tasting, local produce and live music all minutes from Halls Gap Town Centre.

Wineries attending include Mt Langi Ghiran, Bests, Seppelts, Fallen Giants, Pomonal Estate, Mountainside Wines, Clarnette and Ludvigson and Montara.
Super Amazing Giant Girl
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018
Direct from sold out shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Castlemaine comes this interactive, action packed theatre show for kids. It combines thrilling circus, absurd comedy and ingenious physical theatre. A hilarious parable exploring the challenges of fitting in when you’re a Super Amazing Giant.

Suitable for ages four years and over.

Three Speed Crunch Box Re-booted
Date Wed 26th Sep 2018
Laugh out loud stupidity and sidesplitting slapstick. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish. The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Re-booted. In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and even more stupid characters in this absurd, side-splitting slapstick comedy.

Suitable for all the family.
Grampians Wildflower Show
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018 to Sun 30th Sep 2018
The 80th Grampians Wildflower Show will be held over the last weekend of September – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30. Please note the change in dates to the last weekend in September rather than the first weekend in October.

The show will concentrate on showing visitors the flowers in their natural setting. There will also be a great display of named flowers in the Visitor Information Centre, with experts available to help identify flowers.

There will also be a display of plants used by local indigenous people for food and other purposes, plus works from the artists, photographer John Tiddy and renowned textile artist Lynne Stone. Lynn will be on site to explain and demonstrate how she achieves her lifelike flowers.

There will be regular guided walks through the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden. Self-guided drive and walks guides and will run as well as a couple of tag along “Orchids and other Wildflowers” tours further afield.

The entry charge will be $2, which covers the entry to the display and the garden walks. There is also a charge of $2 for the printed guides, and of $5 per head for the tag along tours.
The 140th Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Celebrating the Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show's 140th event in 2018, this traditional agricultural show still has the crowd streaming in.

The show provides agricultural, craft and cooking produce competitions, offers a range of free entertainment and gives local businesses the opportunity to showcase new products.

Sideshow alley is always a hit and the fireworks are scheduled for 8:45pm on Sunday night.

Seniors Film Festival
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
The Eventide Lutheran Homes and Hamilton Village Seniors Film Festival celebrates the Victorian Seniors Festival this October.

The Festival celebrates community, life and individualism. A selection of films to open worlds and minds. Films to encourage debate and discussion, provoke reflection and acceptance , grow the mind and celebrate life and aging.

Sit back and enjoy, be challenged, learn something, admire the worlds achievements, be in awe of people and nature, and just chill out. Program available from mid September at Eventide Administration.
Victorian Seniors Festival
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018 to Wed 31st Oct 2018
Get Social is the theme for Victorian Seniors Festival this year.

To celebrate, Council is supporting a number of community groups to host events during the month of October to encourage social engagement for our seniors.

Events include, concerts, sing a longs, bus trips, games and information sessions.

Council will also host a concert featuring Jade Hurley including a light lunch.

Details will be available on the website and brochures will be distributed at a variety of locations across the Shire. Enquiries can be made at Council offices from September.

Glenthompson Mower-thon
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018
Support local resident Dave Vecchio, as he attempts to drive a ride-on-mower for 24 hours around the Glenthompson Recreation Reserve to raise awareness and funds around mental health - with the long term aim to construct a men's shed in Glenthompson.

Come along Friday night for the official launch. Saturday show your support while having children's activities to entertain. Saturday night will feature a dinner and auction.
Murtoa's Big Weekend
Date Fri 5th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Come and explore Murtoa’s Big Weekend, held during the first weekend of October, which provides visitors with a stunning three day annual event loaded with attractions.

The program’s large range of features includes tours of the National Heritage-listed Stick Shed, the Annual A&P Agricultural Show, Saturday morning’s Monster Street Market and Show’n’Shine, Murtoa Cup Race Meeting, Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Historic Engines display and the Water Tower Museum.

Each year, fresh and exciting features are introduced to this massive line-up of events.

Murtoa’s Big Weekend also provides an excellent opportunity for all to experience the beautiful Lake Marma and Rabl Park surrounds.
Pomonal Native Flower Show
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Pomonal Native Flower Show is presented by the Australian Plants Society Grampians Group. The show is created over two days by an enthusiastic band of members with flowers picked from private gardens in Pomonal, Ararat, Dunkeld and Stawell.

Over 300 beautiful native flowers will be on display and this year the theme of the show is 'Threatened Ecosystems: Rainforests and Grasslands'

There will also be thousands of native plants for sale, botany, gardening and natural history books for sale and refreshments available. Several lovely local native gardens will be open and entry will be free to these with a show entry ticket. Maps will be available at the hall.

As Pomonal is only ten minutes from Halls Gap, the beautiful sights and features of the Grampians National Park will be close at hand.
Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is an exciting event for the whole family, whether competing for prize money or attending as a spectator, come and be part of the action.

Pedal cars drive 1.1 kilometres around the streets of Coleraine in the picturesque Western District of Victoria, while supporting charities. Entertainment from 12:00pm, pedal car race starts at 2:00pm and finishes at 4:00pm.
Hamilton Junior Basketball Tournament
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
Basketball Tournament for boys and girls under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 will be held at the Hamilton Indoor Leisure and Aquatic Centre.

An action packed weekend showcasing junior basketballers from Western Victoria and South East South Australia.

So come along for some great sports action.
Arapiles Cycling Event - The A.C.E. Ride
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
The A.C.E. Ride is an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts of all abilities to experience the big sky and stunning Wimmera views; with Mt Arapiles rising from the surrounding flat country not unlike Uluru in Central Australia.

Cycling in the Spring, you will experience the flowering canola crops, the growing wheat and barley. In total, the course is 128 kilometres from Horsham to Mt. Arapiles and back to Horsham. The route is designed to avoid the major highways and avoid too much travel on major roads. Check out lentil crops with the occasional paddock of sheep or cattle grazing nearby. The ride also passes several historic buildings and the Natimuk Lake.

A shorter 51 kilometre option is offered to ride from Natimuk to Mt. Arapiles, Grass Flat, Cooak and back to Natimuk.

This event is supporting the work of the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force within the community. The Task Force is made up of a large group of service providers who present programs and information to schools, sporting clubs and public meetings about drug and alcohol issues throughout the Wimmera.
Horsham and District Spring Orchid Show
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018 to Sun 7th Oct 2018
The Spring Orchid Show is a weekend that brings together orchid growers from around the area with their prizing winning orchids to be judged. The event is a great change to see the best.

The Spring Orchid Show celebrates the diversity of orchids. There are orchid display, demonstrations, guest speakers and much more. Light refreshments will be available.

If you love orchids, then this in one event not to be missed.
Penshurst Hospital Market
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Come to the Penshurst Hospital Market, a wonderful twice-yearly market to raise funds for the Aged Care at the local hospital, and enjoy a variety of stall holders, entertainment, a sausage sizzle, face painting and a raffle.
Rotary Club of Hamilton North 38th Annual Art Show
Date Thu 11th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
The Rotary Art Show and Gala Dinner opening is Thursday evening from 7:00pm, with category winners and sponsorship prize money awarded by the guest judge.

The 38th Annual Rotary Art Show will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October, and 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday 13 October.

All artwork on display will be available for purchase through the Rotary Club of Hamilton North.
The Settlement - Live music in the Seppelt Barrel Hall
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018
Seppelt Wines and Destination Great Western proudly presenting The Settlement.

Live in the Seppelt Barrel Hall with the Seppelt 1892 Food Hall open from 6:00pm for short order dining before The Settlemen" kicking off at around 8:00pm.

To dine in the Seppelt 1892 Food Hall, please contact via phone.
Hamilton Cup
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
The Hamilton Cup will have something for everyone, from live music, free kids activities and Fashions on the Field to fantastic horse racing. Come along for a wonderful afternoon with your family and friends. Frock up and make sure you book a ticket into one of the enclosures, a mini marquee or just bring your picnic rug for a relaxing day out.
Burning of the Canes at Barangaroo Wines
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
The Burning of the Canes celebration marks the end of the winter season, the completion of pruning and to welcome the bud burst in the vineyard coming into spring.

Welcome the new season, raise up your glass and celebrate the burning of the canes.
Raquel Ormella: I hope you get this
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
This exhibition brings together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella. The survey includes works in variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles.

The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity. These recurrent interests are brought together by a consistent engagement with the artist’s voice.

Rather than being the site of authority, Ormella’s voice simultaneously expresses an aspiration for connection, while remaining uncertain about whether the communication will work.

A National Exhibitions Touring Support Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition.
Amabile Dalfarra-Smith: A line through landscape
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Amabile Dalfarra-Smith’s practice is rooted in her connection to place and her relationship with Western Victoria’s landscape. Her work is influenced by photography and her training as a graphic designer and experience as an art teacher. The essence of the place inspire Dalfarra-Smith’s personal responses to nature. These interpretations may be realistic, but often develop more abstractly through seeking to see the world from more than simply a pedestrian’s point of view.

A line through landscape offers a survey of linocuts, paintings and drawings from 1994 - 2018, focusing on Dalfarra-Smith’s relationship with nature and unique style which incorporates realism, expressionism, design and graphic line.

Well-known for her Eucalyptus Series, Dalfarra-Smith renders unusual perspectives and uses cast shadows to describe form and emphasise space. Other paintings include shrubby landscapes and grasses that are more expressive and derived from thumbnails and sketches that the artist produced when travelling. Dalfarra-Smith presents a number of different artistic interpretations of the Wimmera countryside and flora that prompt us to see the line of landscape in novel ways.

A HRAG exhibition
Rod McNicol: Portraits from my Village
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Forty years ago in 1978, Rod McNicol moved into an old warehouse space in Smith Street, Fitzroy that was being vacated by the infamous Nightshift Theatre Group. Rod transformed this warehouse theatre into a unique, daylight studio-home, from which he has been working from ever since.

Right from his very first introduction to photography several years earlier at Prahran College, Rod had been drawn to a certain genre of photographic portraiture, one that was quiet and very direct to the camera. Rod was obsessed by the self-conscious stare back to the camera so evident in 19th century photography. So the course was set, Rod had both his obsession and the perfect studio to use to explore it. The first resulting exhibition, A Portrait, was shown in Melbourne in 1985, then Krakow, Poland in 1986 and finally in Paris in 1987.

For four decades now, Rod - who still lives and works in the same studio - has gone on to produce many different series of brazen but tender portraits, always drawing his subjects from the rich subcultural life around him, in that vibrant inner city area he terms his urban village.
Masterclass: Rod McNicol Portrait Photography
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Join artist Rod McNicol as he shares his more than 30 years of experience in portraiture. The class will begin with a presentation by Rod on his influences, and practice; followed by a discussion of the principles of good and ‘bad’ portraiture, mugshots, and lighting, as well as the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Please bring a camera, smart phone or ipad to take photos.

Rod McNicol (b. 1946) is a Melbourne-based photographic artist, known for his intimate and existential formalist portraiture.

McNicol co-founded The Photographers Gallery in South Yarra in 1975, and has held numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. McNicol has been awarded the Australian Photographic Portrait Prize in 2004, and the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2012, with a portrait of his friend, actor Jack Charles, whom McNicol has been photographing since the 1970s.

McNicol’s works are held in major collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Monash Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Bibliotheque Nationale , France.
Shredfest Greater Hamilton
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018 to Sun 14th Oct 2018
Want an awesome weekend learning to Skate with a pro or putting your skills to the test against others?

Shredfest is coming to Coleraine and Hamilton on the weekend of the 13 and 14 October.

Coleraine - 13 October: 11:00am - Skate Lessons group one, 12:00pm - Skate Lessons group two, 2:00pm - Best Trick Contest / Game of Skate.

Hamilton - 14 October: 1:000am - Skate Lessons Group one, 11:00am - Skate Lessons group two, 12:00pm - Skooter Conmpetition, 1:30pm - BMX Compeitition, 2:30pm - Skate Competition.

Bookings required for all Skate Lessons.
Clover Hill Annual Sparkling Garden Party
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Steel Cutters Cottage are excited to announce their annual Sparkling Garden Party celebrating Spring, Sparkling wine and the blossom of their iconic 'Love Tree' in the front garden.

Enjoy a sparkling afternoon commencing with canapés and glass of Clover Hill NV Cuvée on arrival followed by a delicate three course lunch matched with a selection of stunning Clover Hill sparkling wines.

Prepaid bookings are essential.
NHK Junior Obstacle Race
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
The NHK Junior Obstacle Course is a fundraising event for the North Hamilton kindergarten which provides our youngest athletes the opportunity to develop and test their fitness in an exciting, outdoor environment where having fun and getting dirty is mandatory. Racers of all athletic abilities are encouraged to run, walk, crawl and climb their way through a fun filled obstacle course and discover how fun fitness can be.
Parenting, Teenagers and Technology
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018
This seminar is designed to support parents and teachers in helping boys and girls successfully make a safe, healthy transition from child to young adults whilst helping them to become inspired and motivated about the future.

Dr Rubinstein is an internationally recognised expert on Adolescent Health and Rites of Passage having delivered programs to over 100,000 people which:

Provide much-needed answers and tools to help a generation of young men and women to be happy and motivated about life.

Help parents to maintain healthy communication and successfully manage the changing relationship with their teenager.

Help teens to identify their true passion and to find a way to express their unique gifts and talents.
Provide latest research and give insight into solutions that will change the lives of teenagers.

Dr Rubinstein has appeared on Australia’s premier news and current events television and radio programs and is a passionate commentator of social issues that encompass adolescent development, teenagers, men, women and relationships.

Dr Rubinstein is a nationally and internationally in-demand speaker for his practical, edgy, entertaining and insightful presentations.

Proudly supported by The ACE Radio Network, Weekly Advertiser, Horsham Rural City Council and Business Horsham.
An Evening with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present an evening of gorgeous music featuring director Christopher Moore and violinist Sophie Rowell.

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre present arguably Mozart’s best concerto, the Sinfonia Concertante, and Brahms’ Serenade No.2, a rarely performed masterpiece and regarded as ‘quintessential Brahms’. Alongside these great classics, you will be among the first in Australia to experience a new work by Australian composer Iain Grandage.
Ararat Golden Gateway Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Golden Gateway Festival is a tradition dating back decades, offering a range of activities and events for all ages across Ararat over ten days.

Activities this year include the crowing of the Golden Gateway Festival King and Queen, a street parade, drone racing competition and much, much more.
Garage Sale Trail 2018
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sat 20th Oct 2018
Choose to re-use and join the Garage Sale Trail revolution. Ararat Rural City Council is again hosting the Garage Sale Trail in the shire and is encouraging residents, schools, community groups and businesses to get on board.

Join 400,000 other Australians and register an event for the nation's biggest ever weekend of garage sales on October 20 and 21. By registering with Garage Sale Trail, you will be doing your bit for the planet, help raise funds for charity and best of all, declutter your home, make money and meet new people.

Host a sale - register for free and list your sale on the Trail plus get free tips, tricks and promotional materials.

Shop the Trail - find bargains and unearth unique treasures in your neighbourhood. More than 2 million items will be up for grabs at around 15,000 garage sales across the country. Plan your weekend and search for sales near you at the website.
Horsham Spring Garden Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Located in the picturesque Horsham Botanical Gardens, the Horsham Spring Garden Festival hosts all things garden.

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday and there will be lots of demonstrations, displays, produce and plant stalls and family friendly activities.

With a large number of nurseries to fulfill your spring planting needs, to garden art and small machinery. Lots of catering choices available.
Hamilton Parkrun – Third Anniversary
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
It is time to celebrate the third Anniversary of Hamilton Parkrun. Everyone is invited. Come along, bring your friends and family. There will be delicious cake for all to enjoy.

Check out our Facebook page closer to the date for more details and the anniversary event.

Hamilton parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, five kilometre, run, walk or jog, open to everyone. Come along. It is free to join and free to take part in. All you need to do is register before your first time attending, print your personal barcode and bring a copy with you.

Hamilton Pastoral Museum Open Weekend
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
This is an annual event, smaller than the May Rally but a must for the family. The weekend will feature a theme and will showcase engines, tractors, cars, craft, blacksmithing, model trains, leather work, printing and much more from yesteryear.

The feature of the day is the wonderful food presented for sale in the Museum's kitchen. Sit in or takeaway. A great family day out.
Creekside BBQ Battle
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Creekside BBQ Battle offers an exciting weekend celebrating low and slow barbeque with 36 teams teams from across Australia competing for the title of Grand Champion.

Teams will start arriving on Friday to compete in a Steak Cook Off on Saturday, and then again on Sunday in the main BBQ Battle.

Visitors will have the opportunity to do a steak master class run by one of America's steak experts, and then a judging course to allow them to judge the steak, burgers and wings on Saturday. On Sunday they will be able to do a low and slow barbeque judging course rune by the Australasian Barbeque Alliance and then judge the five categories of barbeque on the same day.

There will be bands throughout the weekend and lots of Low and Slow Barbeque available for sale.

This is a great family fun weekend on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek celebrating all kinds of barbeques, and while you are in town, The Creekside Hotel are situated in the middle of the famous Silo Art Trail - so there is lots to see and do.
3 Peaks Festival
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
The popular 3 Peaks Festival is set to return to Dunkeld on Saturday 20 October 2018, so mark your calendar for a weekend of sunshine, shopping and festivities.

With a large range of unique local craft stalls, gourmet food, boutique beer, local wine, music and a great range of kids activities makes this the perfect family day out or fabulous place to catch up with friends for a relaxing day in Dunkeld.
Golden Gateway Festival Racing Drone Tournament
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
One of the world's fastest growing sports, Ararat is now hosting a racing drone competition during the Golden Gateway Festival. Come along and watch the feats of skilled pilots as the vie to take out the coveted title.
Dawne Chorus Extravaganza
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Dovetailing into the weekend's bird-themed exhibition at Off The Rails Gallery, and held in conjunction with Dunkeld’s Three Peaks Festival, this is a light-hearted cabaret style performance by the fabulous Dawne Chorus.

Weaving science, storytelling, music and fun, you will be amazed at her bird mimicry while learning something too. Two shows in the early afternoon and evening.
Exhibition - Where The Wild Birds Fly
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
In conjunction with the Three Peaks Festival, this year’s annual art exhibition is themed ‘Where the Wild Birds Fly’. Featuring works of all mediums including painting, photography and sculpture, entry by gold coin donation.

Do not miss Saturday's performance by Dawne Chorus amid the exhibition.
Live Music at Pierrepoint Cellar Door
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Good food, fine wine and great music is right on your doorstep.

Held on the second last weekend in October and March each year, Pierrepoint Wines will host live music on the lawns at the cellar door, including George John and other local artists who are back to entertain you.
Lions Club of Hamilton Spring Markets
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Lions Club of Hamilton semi-annual markets are celebrating 50 years.

The spring market has a diverse range of stalls including homemade baked goods and jams, plants, books, jewellery, candles, homewares, local produce, collectable stamps, fashion, bric a brac and used goods.

The spring market is always an opportunity to grab some Christmas presents and bargains at reasonable prices. It is also a place where members of the local business and community groups can showcase their services and the whole family will love the miniature donkeys which have become a favourite regular attraction.

A variety of food and drink is available from the Lions barbecue with tables and seating available.

So why not have a bite to eat and a coffee, with all the profits returned to the community through Lions projects. Ample parking is available within the showgrounds.

Hamilton Motorsport Park Car, Bike And Truck Show
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Hamilton Motor Sport Park presents the Hamilton Car, Bike and Truck Show.

Hamilton Motorsport Park's annual Car Bike and Truck show will be located at the Hamilton Showgrounds. Come along and enjoy a day in the sun.

There will be plenty of food vendors and even more cars, bikes and trucks for all ages to enjoy. Bring along your pride and joy and show it off to the region.

If you would like to enter your Car, Bike or Truck the gates will open from 7:30am for you to enter and park up for a fantastic day.

Come and see some of the best cars, bikes and trucks you will see all year.
Ararat Show
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Ararat Show is on again in 2018, with loads of activities and competitions for you to enter. A great day out for the family, come along and support your local show.
Shell Questicon Science Circus
Date Tue 30th Oct 2018
Horsham Town Hall will be overflowing with exciting hands-on science exhibits when the Science Circus and their colourful semi-trailer roll into town for an exhibition of their ‘pop-up’ science centre.

Since 1985, the Science Circus has covered hundreds of thousands of kilometres, reaching over 2.2 million people with multiple visits to over 500 towns and communities, including 90 remote Indigenous communities. Delivering in-school science shows, hands-on science exhibitions for regional communities as well as teacher professional development workshops.

At the core of the Science Circus is a drive to inspire young people, primarily in regional areas of Australia, to value and engage in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and the possibilities and varied career options these fields present.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 40 interactive science exhibits and watch spectacular science shows as Science Circus presenters hold fire in their hands, lie on a bed of nails and levitate beach balls.
Art After Dark: Raquel Ormella and Terror Nullius
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018
Enter the Gallery after dark as exhibiting artist, Raquel Ormella, takes us on an intimate tour of her exhibition "I hope you get this". This survey includes works in a variety of media, with a particular focus on her experimental textiles. The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently developed in her work: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity. We will then enter the theatre for a special screening in Horsham of politically searing new film Terror Nullius by Australian collaborative duo Soda Jerk.

Soda Jerk’s Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. This experimental sample-based film works entirely within and against the official archive to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last. Where idyllic beaches host race-riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia’s colonising myth of terra nullius.

Experience this new master work on the big screen of the Horsham Town Hall Theatre.
Peter Taylor Barefoot Waterski Memorial Weekend
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sat 3rd Nov 2018
A fun filled weekend of barefoot waterskiing held annually in memory of a great barefoot waterskiing legend, Peter Taylor.

Coming together to have fun barefoot waterskiing and celebrate the life of this amazing fellow seemed the most fitting way to honour all he held true for the sport he loved. Sadly, Peter passed away from cancer in April 2017.
Wine Down Friday at Montara - Orange Whip and Poptease Divas
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Join for a fun night of music and wine to kick off Melbourne Cup weekend. Montara Wines are thrilled to have local favourite Orange Whip at Montara to perform live and entertain with their fantastic soul, rock and blues tunes.

Montara Wines will also have dynamic trio The Poptease Divas open up the show with a captivating singing, dancing, and musical journey through the 1970s and the 1980s - come dressed in your best diva or disco outfit for your chance to win wine.

Beautiful wines, delicious food, great entertainment, fun activities, and priceless views - you do not want to miss it. Wood fire pizza available.

Montara Grampians estate range, beer, and platters available for purchase. No outside food or wine allowed. Tee off over the vineyard fundraiser with all proceeds going to local charity - get a hole in one and win a case of wine.
Coleraine Show
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
A fun filled event with something for all the family to enjoy. The big attraction this year is having the wonderful kids entertainment group - The Mik Maks.

There are horse events, carnival rides, free kids activities, animal displays, wood chop, wool exhibition, shearing, working dog display, stockman's challenge, eel races, a fantastic fireworks display in the evening and much much more.
Balmoral Lions Club Show n Shine
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
See over 100 Hot Rods, Vintage Cars, Motorbikes, small engines and four by four modified for camping and touring in this great family day out. Market stalls and hot food available throughout the day too.
Meet the Artist: Raquel Ormella
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Bring your newest craft project, be it knitting, crochet or needle point, otherwise bring a point of view. Join exhibiting artist Raquel Ormella as she inhabits her survey exhibition, I hope you get this, and gets to work on one her latest works.

Ormella’s works aim to stimulate contemplation, connection and engagement with current issues, without making her own position necessarily explicit. Very often, the materials she uses are things that everyone has at home, or for the hoarders, in some of our cupboards. She invites visitors to engage, to reflect, and bring their own understanding and experiences to the show at the same time.

Ormella was awarded the prestigious Fisher’s Ghost Art Award from the Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW; Warrnambool Art Gallery’s New Social Commentaries Prize (2006); Western Sydney Artist Fellowship from the NSW Ministry for the Arts (2000); and the Australia Council Studio Residency in Barcelona, Spain (1999). In 2015 Ormella completed a PhD in Visual Arts at the Australia National University, Canberra where she is currently Painting lecturer.
Radical Reels Film Festival World Tour - Halls Gap
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
They are short, they are sharp and they are sure to shock.
Nine of the most extreme, high-adrenaline films from the latest Banff Mountain Festival will light up silver screens in Australian towns and cities this October and November, when the Radical Reels Tour rolls across the country.

Designed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, base jumpers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today.

Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the most recent Banff Mountain Festival - the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure, culture and exploration festival in the world.

The Radical Reels Tour is the Banff Mountain Festival’s fast-paced, furious little brother. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of heart-stopping action filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts, these films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers.

Captivating cinematography, complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points, pay homage to the wild and rugged playgrounds today’s thrill-seekers explore with their mountain bikes, paddles, ropes, skis, snowboards and wingsuits in tow.

One Night With You: An Evening with Elvis and Tom Jones
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
One night with you brings together the music of two great friends and icons Elvis presley and Tom Jones.

The world's newest Elvis sensation Jack Gatto, and James Cupples, star of Nine’s The Voice. Two of the greatest vocalists around today.

Elvis' family members describe Jack, as the closest vocally to the king; his voice, moves and charisma. James Cupples starred on the voice as Keith Urban’s protégé. He recreates the heart and soul of Tom Jones.

You will hear hits from Elvis’ 68 comeback concert, aloha from Hawaii and Vegas concerts plus the songs that made Tom Jones a household name over six decades – It’s Not Unusual, Delilah, Love Me Tonight, Kiss, Keep Your Hat On and so many more.

Special guest musical director is international star John St Peters. Three international greats in the one unforgettable show. Do not miss the adrenaline rush Elvis and Tom brought to all their concerts and fans. Jack and James make it happen all over again.

A Tony Minniti presentation.
Cavendish Fleece and Flower Show
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
The Cavendish Fleece Flower Show community fair boasts numerous displays of flowers, floral art, craft, needlework, woodwork, photography, produce, locally grown fleeces and school art and crafts, plus a goods and services auction and market stalls.

A family-friendly event. Afternoon tea is available for a gold coin donation or enjoy the community barbecue dinner from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

B2M Mamanta
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Described as Indigenous Australia’s answer to the Backstreet Boys, B2M was formed by seven Indigenous men from the Tiwi Islands whose sound can only be described as RnB Pop with a traditional Tiwi twist. The lyrics in their songs come from their life experiences growing up in an Aboriginal community and seeing first-hand the effects of drugs and alcohol on their own people.

Educating the kids of the future through their music and encouraging people to make a change in their lives is what keeps this band going.
VCE Creative Showcase
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
VCE Creative Showcase 2018 features work created by local VCE students undertaking studies in a range of creative subjects.

This exhibition highlights Hamilton Gallery's strong commitment to supporting arts education in the region and celebrating the talents and achievements of young people. Audiences gain an insight into the influences that inspire our young citizens.

Work is selected from secondary schools in the Shire: Baimbridge College, The Hamilton and Alexandra College, Monivae College, Good Shepherd College and Balmoral Community College.
Hamilton Fun Run
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Hamilton’s annual premier running event. Designed for the whole family, businesses and schools. Participants can choose between the various distances from the half marathon, 10 kilometres and 4.2 kilometres run or just walk either 10 kilometres or 4.2 kilometres. See the website for further details and registrations.
bet365 Ararat Gold Cup
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the 2018 Ararat Cup.

A day to simply focus on having fun with friends among the racing action, there are always plenty of reasons to party as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into gear.

Experience Fashions on the Field, plenty of Kid's Activities, regional wines, generous hospitality amongst the backdrop of Mount Langi Ghiran and Spring racing at its best.

Celebrate the region and passion of the Ararat Turf Club.
WDHS Op Shop Golf Tournament
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
The WDHS OP Shop Golf Tournament is an Ambrose Stableford tournament allowing for many networking opportunities whilst raising funds for specialist medical equipment for the Hamilton Base Hospital.

The event is a hugely successful day with over 130 participants from different organisations and business across Victoria.
Koonara Food and Wine Fiesta
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Koonara Wines, their friends from the Limestone Coast and local producers are going to pop up in the beautiful Hamilton Botanical Gardens for a great night of wine, beer, cider, food and live music.

Come along to get your weekend started in the best way at this family friendly event.
Hamilton Fiesta - Koonara Wines
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Join for a relaxed night under the stars, with live music, food, wine and kids entertainment.

This is a family friendly event, with face-painting, hula-hoops, and Twister for the kids.

Bring your mates and the kids, and enjoy Hamilton's beautiful Botanic Gardens. Koonara Wines available by the glass and bottle and your favourite food trucks available. Plus live music and DJ.

Details to be announce in the coming weeks.

Free entry. $5 commemorative Polycarbonate glass will be yours to keep. Wine, beer and cider will be sold by the glass and bottle.

You are welcome to bring a picnic rug or deck chairs, however please don’t bring food or alcohol as it will be available on the night.
2018 Dunkeld Races
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
The region comes alive as locals and metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia.

Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free musical entertainment and a free super kids enclosure.

Corporate, group and individual hospitality packages sold to many people along with many attend for general admission only.
Dunkeld Art Group Art Market
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Dunkeld Art Group will once again be holding an art market to coincide with the weekend of the Dunkeld Races.

Local artists will be presenting paintings, drawing, textile and fibre arts, jewellery, photography, metal sculpture, digital art, printmaking, cco-dying and other artefacts for display and sale.
White Ribbon Day March Ararat
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018
Everyone is invited to participate in Ararat Rural City Council's White Ribbon Day event. Join in on a united walk down Barkly Street to the Ararat Town Hall, where guest speakers, a plaque presentation and free barbecue will take place.

Meet at Edith Cavel Reserve (top of Barkly Street) at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.

Proudly supported by the Ararat Rural City Council.
Kannamaroo Festival
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Kannamaroo Festival is a family friendly and free community event held annually in November each year in Horsham.

The Kannamaroo Festival commenced in 1980 and has been operating ever since. The Festival was originally located on the banks of the Wimmera River and the iconic waterway was the inspiration behind the name of the Festival; "Kanna" meaning beautiful and "Amaroo" meaning waterhole. Due to periods of drought over the decades,the Kannamaroo Festival was relocated to Firebrace Street, the heart of Horsham's shopping precinct.

This years event will be held over two days with the traditional Friday night Festival being held in Firebrace Street, along with evening activities at Sawyer Park on Saturday.
Yulecart Community Inc Agricultural Show
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Yulecart Show is a traditional country show. Located just six minutes drive from Hamilton, the Show offers a fun day out for the whole family.

Featuring horse events, fleece judging, cookery, photography, flower and craft competitions, dog show, whip cracking and a range of activities for the kids.
Run with the Wind Ararat
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The first running festival ever held inside a Victorian wind farm. Run with the Wind Ararat offers a five kilometre, a ten kilometre or a half marathon to ensure there is something for everyone.

Family-friendly environment, walkers and pram-pushers are welcome.
Yoga and Nature Weekend at Tim's Place
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Yoga and Nature weekend at Tim's Place, Halls Gap, Gariwerd National Park.

During this yoga weekend you will practise simple yoga postures which are suitable for beginners. The emphasis will be on relaxation and gentle stretches. You will also practice breathing techniques which help with the meditative part of yoga and have a range of health benefits, as well as simple meditation practises to calm your mind and increase your awareness .

Course costs from $245 (bed in a shared room) which includes two nights accommodation, yoga / meditation instruction and an afternoon nature walk with local wildlife guides. Participants may upgrade accommodation from the shared room option. Options include single room, double room, one or two bedroom apartments.

Guests choose restaurant or own cooking.

There is a limited number of places so it is necessary to book through Tim's Place to confirm your booking in the course.
Hamilton Makers Market
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
The Hamilton Makers Market is a one stop pop-up shop of local, handmade goods, open only during December in Hamilton.

All products have been carefully made with love, by local makers and creators. A great opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and support local.
Meet the Exhibition: Amabile Dalfarra-Smith: A Line through Landscape
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Enjoy a morning tea as we explore Amabile Dalfarra-Smith's survey of linocuts, paintings ans drawings from 1994 through to 2018, focusing on her unique style which incorporates realism, expressionism, design and the graphic line.
Meet the Artist: Amabile Dalfarra-Smith
Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Join Horsham Regional Art Gallery for an afternoon coffee as exhibiting artist Amabile Dalfarra-Smith presents an illustrated talk about her exhibition, A line through landscape, which is influenced by photography, as well as her training as a graphic designer.

Free entry, all welcome.
Interference Pattern: Rebecca Najdowski and Vivian Cooper Smith
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
What does it mean to make landscape photographs today?

Interference Pattern challenges the conventions of landscape photography by bringing together the work of Rebecca Najdowski and Vivian Cooper Smith to form new temporal images - landscapes in flux.

Their artwork is formed through studio and darkroom interventions with landscape imagery derived from the Wimmera region. Working from photographic film, Rebecca manipulates their structure - cutting, scratching, burning, tearing, stapling, folding - to give a sense of additive-erasure and draw attention to how photographs frame nature.

Vivian primarily uses re-photography, adding further disruption to this process through visual obstructions to the lens such as crystals and mirrors as well as introducing movement of the prints during long exposure. The results are landscape images largely untethered from any identifiable location but resonant with the site and performance of making, embracing the idea that photographic materials, camera, photographer and subject-matter are active and equal participants in the process.

Rebecca Najdowski and Vivian Cooper Smith, Interference Pattern, composition image, courtesy the artists.

A HRAG Exhibition.
Recent Acquisitions
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Horsham Art Gallery Trust supports annually the purchase of new artworks to build the gallery's collection. The Gallery works with three members of the community to explore current trends and their relationship to the collection. Exhibitions are visited, websites viewed, articles shared, reports written, a shortlist is made and the artworks are assessed against the Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection Policy.

The photography of Australia’s First Nations people has become a significant component of the collection of Australian photographic practice. This year they welcome work by James Tylor, Kent Wilson and Destiny Deacon.

Deacon uses our obsession with football and humour to investigate our representation of Indigenous people, while Kent and Tylor each in their own way illustrate that culture is ongoing, and connected to the natural world be it urban or the bush.

Through the work of Honey Long and Prue Stent we focus on their work 'Salt Lake' made on Dimboola’s Pink Lake and purchased through the Nance Kroker Bequest.

The gallery continues to celebrate Mack Jost’s extraordinary gift to the community with a work by Alice Wormald, whose oil painting continues the investigation of landscape painting and enters the collection through the Mack Jost Bequest.

Hamilton Races
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Tue 28th May 2019
Pack the picnic rug, bring the family and come along for a great afternoon of racing at the Hamilton Racing Club.

On-course catering and bar facilities available.

Gates open 12:00 noon.
Australia Day - Coleraine
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Coleraine Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre.

Activities include breakfast, flag raising, award presentation and music.

Guest speaker is to be confirmed.
Australia Day - Balmoral
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Balmoral Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at Balmoral Swimming Pool on Glendinning Street.

Activities include guest speaker, award presentation, welcome to new residents and free community breakfast.
Australia Day - Tarrington
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Tarrington Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Tarrington Community Park.

Includes flag raising and a free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day 2019 - Cavendish
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Cavendish Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at the Town Square, Cavendish.

Activities include community recognition awards, shared morning tea, barbecue lunch at the Bunyip Hotel and music.

Guest speaker to be announced.
Australia Day - Byaduk and North Byaduk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, combined Byaduk and North Byaduk Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Byaduk Sports Pavilion.

Activities include free breakfast and flag raising ceremony.

Guest speaker: To be announced.
Australia Day - Glenthompson
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Glenthompson Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Glenthompson Recreation Reserve.

Activities include the a flag raising and official ceremony with Guest Speaker.

Roast lamb lunch and fruit salad dessert.

Australia Day - Penshurst
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Penshurst Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Penshurst Botanic Gardens.

Activities include a flag raising, official ceremony with local awards and Guest Speaker and free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day - Dunkeld
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Dunkeld Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Dunkeld Memorial Park.

Activities include a flag raising, local award presentations and free breakfast.

Guest speaker: TBA
Australia Day - Branxholme
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Branxholme Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the Old Railway Station Reserve, Railway Terrace, Branxholme.

Guest Speaker: TBA.

Enjoy cold meat and salads, but bring your own chairs.
Australia Day - Hamilton
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
You are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton.

Celebrations will also take place throughout the region where all members of the community, as well as visitors to the region, are invited to come together as a community for Australia Day 2019.

For further information, please contact the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
Hamilton Relay For Life
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Hamilton Relay For Life is an overnight community event that raises vital funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, prevention and support services.

Everyone is welcome to join to celebrate local cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, walking together throughout the night to fight back against cancer.

There are no age limitation or fitness requirements - Relay for Life is suitable for everyone and anyone can join in the fun.
Grampians Texture 19
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Thu 21st Mar 2019
Grampians Texture 19 is where you can develop your interest in fibre arts and textiles. An opportunity to work with Australian and international textile tutors in two, four and six day workshops.

Fantastic Australian and international tutors cover topics of felting, jewellery, print making, books, dyeing, knitting, leather, stitching by hand and machine, fabric and fibre.

Please visit the website for more information.
Horsham Country Music Festival
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The 12th Horsham Country Music Festival will be held from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March 2019, with another excellent artist line up.

The line up will include Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, Brian Letton, Johanna Hemara, Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Graham Rodger, Kiara Rodrigues, Venessa Warra, Justin Standley and many more.

The official program will be available in 2019.
Woody's Murray to Moyne
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay is an annual cycling relay with approximately 1,500 riders and support crews travelling 520 kilometres from the Murray to the Moyne rivers.

The 33rd Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay will pass along major roads through the Southern Grampians Shire with a stopover at the Hamilton Showgrounds, as teams raise funds for health related causes.

Cheer on the riders as they depart on Sunday morning for Port Fairy.
Y Fest Easter Festival
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Held over the Easter weekend, Y Fest offers activities to suit a wide range of age groups and interests including a three-day vintage machinery rally starting on Easter Saturday, Horse Racing on Easter Saturday, four-day golf tournament starting on Good Friday and an art show starting Good Friday.

There is also a busking competition Saturday afternoon, armed bowlers triples tournament on Easter Sunday, along with the major attraction of the Annual Street Parade on the Easter Saturday morning.
Marina Prior and David Hobson - The 2 of Us Encore Show
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
After selling out their 2018 show well in advance, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their 2019 Encore Show at the Horsham Town Hall on Saturday 27 April 2019.

Such is their vast repertoire and collective careers, there will be new songs and stories, so best you come along.

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.

Hear the classics, their recorded favourites and a hint of humour thrown in. Definitely a show not to be missed.

Grampians Grape Escape
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Rediscover the majesty of the Grampians and journey to the heart of Halls Gap for a festival of regional wine, food and music.

Meet the winemaker, learn from the producer, support the family owner and taste the best artisan wine and food on offer in Western Victoria.

Gather your tribe together and embrace your inner food floozy while you wander through a village of 120 stalls that will indulge all the senses.

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, live music, guest chefs plus plenty of free fun for kids of all ages.

There is no better place to celebrate the end of vintage than at Grampians Grape Escape. It is the ultimate experience for any wine, food and music lover.

Stay in touch on the Facebook page or check the website for details.
Charlton Badminton Club Ladies Tournament
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019
The Charlton Badminton Club conducts an annual Ladies Badminton Tournament on the second Friday of school term three in each year.

Commencing at 9:30am, and finishing by mid afternoon; it is a graded, round robin tournament, so you will have a variety of partners and opponents.

A pleasant day's exercise is assured.

There are five badminton courts in the stadium.
Wonderland Run
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Travel to the Grampians for one of Victoria's most scenic running events, Wonderland Run.

New Ultra distance event for 2019, plus 30ish, 20 kilometres, 8 kilometres and 2 kilometre distances.

With a level of intensity not experienced in any other event, you will be engulfed by a whole different world. You are in the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out, and you will love it.

All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians.

Please visit the website for more information including how to register.