Regional Tourism Guide for the Great Ocean Road
Victoria , Australia  
Friends of the Community Market
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Friends of the Community Market is a roving community Market held in Casterton and surrounds in the Glenelg Shire, South West Victoria. It is the area that Major Mitchell referred to as the 'Australia Felix'.

Craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments, honey, second hand goods and so much more is available for purchase.

The Friends of the Community Market, a market with a lot of heart. Come on down, up or over to the market and have a browse of the stalls, have a cuppa and a bite to eat, be entertained and enjoy the hospitality and wares of a small country market.
Chocolate Story Time Wednesdays at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Wed 19th Dec 2018
Visit the Chocolaterie for Chocolate Story Time on Wednesday mornings from 9:45am to 10:30am during school terms.

Children can enjoy exciting chocolate themed stories read by an entertaining story teller while parents and carers relax in the café or showroom.

No bookings required. These free sessions are best suited to children aged three to seven years.
Icons of Port Fairy
Date Wed 10th Oct 2018 to Wed 30th Jan 2019
The Port Fairy Museum and History Centre will feature an exciting exhibition of Famous Australians born in Port Fairy, but who are they?

An AFL hall of fame legend? A state Premier? An outstanding mathematician? An Australian cricket Captain? The first female Victorian member of parliament? A Logie Winner? Best jockey of his generation? Multi record holding cyclist?

There will also be artifacts from the Port Fairy Museums own collection and from other galleries that have not been on display in Port Fairy for the past 100 years.

Opening times Wednesdays and Saturdays 2:00pm to 5:00pm, and Sundays from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
VCE Exhibition
Date Tue 16th Oct 2018 to Fri 9th Nov 2018
The annual Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) exhibition provides an opportunity for Year twelve art students from Portland Secondary College, Bayview College, Casterton Secondary College and Heywood and District Secondary College to showcase selected artwork.

The students, assisted by their teachers and Portland Arts Centre staff, are responsible for curating and installing the exhibition. The exhibition is known for the outstanding quality of artwork, and the diversity of subject matter and media on display.
Strawberry Affair at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Make a date to have a strawberry affair. Rendezvous over the most heavenly culinary combination – strawberries and chocolate. Make a date to join between October 17 – 28 for Strawberry Affair, where they will be celebrating the bounty of new season local strawberries.

The European Chocolatiers and Pastry Chef are creating a range of limited edition delights featuring these beautiful berries and their couverture chocolate. In their all day cafe, look out for some berry delicious dessert creations plus strawberry tarts, strawberry fondues, milkshakes and hot chocolates, ice creams along with parcels of classic choc-coated strawberries in your choice of white, milk or dark couverture.

Or look or the headliner desserts - strawberry ice cream sandwiches, fresh strawberry scones and beautiful strawberry croissants in our all-day cafe.

Discover chocolatey treats in the showroom to take home such as Strawberry Wagon Wheels, choc coated strawberry marshmallows, Choc-berry bark, honey-berry rocky road and much more - only available during the ten days of Strawberry Affair.

They will also offer heavenly tasting sessions too - sip, sample and discover twelve of our mini berry-licious creations in a 45-minute tasting session. Bookings Essential. Visit the website to make your booking.

How the Mood Takes You
Date Wed 17th Oct 2018
Please come and join in the get together known as How the Mood Takes for a day of crafts, a few laughs or just for a cup of tea. This month there will be a continued demonstration - how to Tie and Dye a silk scarf. Bring your friends and family, everyone is welcome. Please book if possible.
Rock the Clock
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Camperdown's Rock the Clock will be held from October 20th to 22nd and will feature music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a wide range of genres from the 1920s to 1960s.

In addition to all of the wonderful free activities on offer your festival pass will provide entry to all the following; family dance, drive-in movie, live music shows, fashion parade, dance DJs, Saturday night's main event , intimate music performances and more.
Glenelg Shire Seniors Great Day Out
Date Thu 18th Oct 2018
The 2018 Seniors Great Day Out event will be held at the Portland Civic Hall, Portland on Thursday 18 October.

An invitation is extended to all seniors to join the fun day of entertainment with main act, Me 'n' Me Mates (in the tradition of Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Slim Dusty). Me 'n' Me Mates perform well known traditional and country songs and bring a contemporary approach to traditional material.

The Seniors Great Day Out is held in conjunction with the 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival and is supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bookings to the event and registration for bus transportation is essential. Please RSVP via email or telephone before 4:00pm on Thursday 11 October.
CopRice Cobden Spring Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 21st Oct 2018
Now in its 23rd year, the CopRice Cobden Spring Festival is a celebration of the community of Cobden and district, in a fun event for all age groups.

It includes the Bendigo Bank Junior Fishing Competition, the Fonterra Street Parade, kids' entertainment, Orchid Show, fun run/walk, mini trains, Pioneer Park open day, a mini rally at the South Western District Restoration Group's Rally Park and food and market stalls.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
One of the most read and famous children's books of all time, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family. Journey through Eric Carle's incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show.

This brand new Australian-made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children's books ever written.

Based on Eric Carle's iconic children's book. Presented by JWR Productions Australia and Michael Sieders
Spring Tournament - Portland Golf Club
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Portland Golf Club is proud to present their 2018 Spring Tournament. To be held over a number of days, this is definitely the place to be this Spring.

Portland Golf Club offers a beautifully manicured course with amazing views over the Southern Ocean in a beautiful country setting.

Events include 4BBB Stroke Mens and Ladies, 18 Hole Stableford Mens and Ladies, Ladies Day and 4 Person Gentsomes Mens, Ladies and Mixed and much more.
Pink Ribbon Breakfast
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The Pink Ribbon Breakfast is brought to you by the Casterton Memorial Hospital Community Health. There will be a guest speaker - Dr Chris Wilson at 8:30am and 9:30am at Spill the Beans Café in Casterton.

Come along to support this great cause. No bookings necessary, just dress up in pink.
Craig Sayer - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
With over 20 years of experience as a full time professional muso, music is Craig's life. Craig can not wait to show you his tunes at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Family High Tea at the Chocolaterie
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Enjoy a fun family friendly high tea served at private tables in the Pod Cafe on Saturday 20 October at Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.

Adults will enjoy a refreshing drink on arrival, followed by decadent petite delights, scones, ribbon sandwiches and pastries created by our team of talented chefs and French Chocolatiers plus endless organic local teas, barista coffee and real hot chocolates. Children will be treated to delightful and creative pastries and savoury treats plus endless milkshakes and hot chocolates.

The Family High Tea will be held on Saturday 20 October at 11:00am.
The Colac Otways Arts Trail Spring
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
Over two weekends visit the galleries and studios of the Colac Otway Shire and meet the makers and discover the treasure trove of talent in the Otways.

The Colac Otways Arts Trail Spring will be held on 20 and 21 October and 27 and 28 October from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Full brochure will be available from tourist information centres and downloadable from the website late September.
Cobden Community Concert
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Cobden Community Concert is an outdoor event from 3:30pm to 9:30pm at the Cobden Recreation Reserve, on Saturday 20 October as part of the CopRice Cobden Spring Festival.

Featuring Deb Conway and Willy Zygier with supporting acts, Andrea Weel and Avalon.
Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Cobden Miniature Railway Park offers miniature train rides, 18 hole mini golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.

The Park is open to the general public on the third Sunday of every month, as well as all Sundays during school holidays.

Please note that the Park is not open on Sundays of long weekends unless these fall in school holidays.

The park is adjacent to and opens at the same time as the Cobden Pioneer Park.

Timandra Garden hosts Devonshire Teas
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Enjoy mouth-watering traditional Devonshire Teas in Timandra Garden; an award winning, Ecotourism and ATAP Quality Tourism garden.

Timandra is a garden that treats your senses, from sight, sound, touch and taste. It is a real nature based tourism experience. Koalas, especially mums with bubs, are to be seen during spring delighting visitors to Timandra and birds are abundant throughout.

The Alison Aplin Art gallery and studio is also open on the Teas weekends and entry to the garden on the designated Devonshire Teas days is free with the cost of the Teas.

Timandra is highly acclaimed for its natural, contemporary beauty, but also for its strong sustainable commitment. No booking is required.
Prams 2 Prep
Date Wed 24th Oct 2018
Join to celebrate Children's Week with free engaging activities at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum in Warrnambool. Children will have the opportunity to meet the Maremmas, attend craft sessions and participate in heritage games.
2018 Cancer Wellbeing Forum
Date Thu 25th Oct 2018
A half day event for people touched by cancer, Informative sessions presented by Health Professionals and personal cancer journeys shared. Supported by Portland District Health, Beat Cycle for Hope, Rotary Club of Portland and Arbonne.
The Indian Hawkers Workshop
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Learn more about the region's Indian Hawkers -including case studies, putting names to photos, sources of information and more. Bookings are essential for this workshop.
No Regrets - The Edith Piaf Story
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Presented by Suffoir Winery and Brewery in the heart of the beautiful Henty Wine Region.

Nikki Nouveau narrates the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English, this spellbinding and romantic show features classic numbers Padam, La Vie En Rose, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien along with other timeless pieces.

No Regrets eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy and triumph taking the audience on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York, and finally her tragic untimely death. Featuring piano and accordion.

A must see for lovers of all things French and little sparrow fans.
Salted Fish - Free Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Salted Fish is an acoustic duo composed of Steve (guitar) and Fritzie (vocals). Steve was a part of rock cover band Shameless; and Fritzie is a member of acapella group Half Past Nine and girl group Black Lace. The duo has a pop rock sound with a hint of jazz and blues.
Salted Fish
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Salted Fish is an acoustic duo composed of Steve (guitar) and Fritzie (vocals). Steve was a part of rock cover band Shameless and Fritzie is a member of acapella group Half Past Nine and girl group Black Lace. The duo has a pop rock sound with a hint of jazz and blues.
A Fundraiser Cabaret
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Hamilton RocknRollers and Merino Lions Club present a Fundraiser Cabaret featuring Tarragal and Jelena Band.

Bring your own drinks and nibbles, the fundraiser will be preceded by a reasonably priced barbecue tea at Lions Park at 5:00pm. Raffles, silent auction and other activities. Free camping is available at Merino Showgrounds. All profits to Drought Angels.
Woorndoo Fundraising Concert
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Woorndoo Fundraising Concert will feature an evening of music to support help the fight for the Peter's Project South West Cancer Centre.

A fundraising concert with Aussie bush bands, Rock n Roll and a little bit of country with guest artist, the lovely Venessa Waara.

Held at the Woorndoo Hall, there will be a sausage sizzle at 6:00pm and the concert starts at 7:00pm.
Dame Nellie Melba: A Celebration - Warrnambool
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Australia's most famous daughter is celebrated in this combined concert and exhibition. Soprano Helen Koehne, tenor Raymond Khong and baritone Jamie Moffat perform the music associated with Melba, accompanied by Pam Christie and narrated by Rachel Buckley.

Complementing this concert is an exhibition of rare memorabilia loaned from a private collection, which includes letters, photographs, posters, programmes and stage props relating to Melba's great career. The legend of this celebrated Australian legend lives on in this one-off event.

Heywood Tractor Trek
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
All makes and models can take part, with a minimum speed of 12 kilometres per hour. All proceeds will be going to children's cancer at the Royal Children's Hospital. The trek is a 90 kilometre round trip. All tractors taking part in this event must be either Registered or have a VicRoads permit.

There will be an overnight stop at the Macarthur Recreation Reserve, where there will be a two course dinner. Everyone is invited to join for the night, so bring a friend, bring the family, the more the merrier. It will be entertaining evening with a spinning wheel and an auction. Macarthur Recreation Reserve is free camping a the Recreation Reserve and bacon and eggs will be available Sunday morning.
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Music, Art, Garden In Casterton (M.A.G.I.C) is proudly brought to you by the Rotary Club of Casterton. A bi-annual event, it features local gardens and the added enjoyment of art, music, food and market style stalls.

The 2018 experience will take place in the local rural community of Wilkin - a mecca of Australian bushland. Situated 25 kilometres from Casterton and accessible from the Glenelg Highway, the focal point at Wilkin is the Community Hall, previously the local state school.

Feature gardens are owned and cultivated by the Cash, Sullivan and Munro families; an eclectic choice which is sure to provide something for everyone. In addition a wild flower walk will be included in the program.
Rotary Open Gardens
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Gardens in their full spring bloom will be the centre piece of the latest fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Port Fairy. The club is holding an open garden day Sunday 28 October from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

A $20 ticket will entitle entry to four gardens and include afternoon tea in support of the Moyne Health Services extension and pay homage to the garden owners.

Tickets and map available at any of the gardens

Garden Locations: 41 William street - Port Fairy, 44 William Street - Port Fairy, 156 Survey Lane - Port Fairy and 120 Gormans Road - Killarney.
Heywood Golf Club Members Guest Pink Day
Date Tue 30th Oct 2018
Three person Irish Stableford. Nearest the pins for locals and visitors, longest drives A, B and C Grade. Best dressed team award. Entries close October 25 or when the field reaches capacity.
Trick or Treat
Date Wed 31st Oct 2018
Have some fun for Halloween and join in some trick or treating. Princesses, ghosts, goblins, pirates, story book characters and all manner of Halloween creatures, visiting from the community to Trick or Treat. Join in the fun and dress up in your best Halloween costume. Treats will be provided to give out to the ghastly visitors. To be held in the William Anderson Wing.
An Evening with All Our Exes Live in Texas
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
The Sound Doctor presents ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, are a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies.

With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they have had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK.

Ahead of their Lost Lands appearance, this Sound Doctor gig will be the Exes last headline show before a much-deserved break from touring.

Special guest support will be multi-instrumentalist Jason Lowe taking you on an awe inspiring musical journey of the heart and soul.

Supported by Surf Coast Shire.
Terang Market
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
On the first Saturday of the month, enjoy beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and planes adorning the streets of Terang. This friendly, relaxed market is both indoors and outdoors and always interesting stalls - local honey, woodwork, jewellery, elephants (white 'n more) plants, crafts, home baking, produce, preserves, spinning, knitting, sewing, books and more.

There will refreshments available - egg and bacon rolls, morning tea and barbecue.

Find the market at the corner of Thompson Street and Bourkes Rd at the All Saints Church under the spreading old oak trees. A warm welcome to everyone.

After you have enjoyed the market you can pop out to the local glass studio - Sand and Fire or wander along one of the walking tracks of the Dry Lake Walk taking you past the cemetery where filming of 'Charlie & Boots' took place (starring Shane Jacobson and Paul Hogan) or, for the motoring or model enthusiast head to the big red shed, Model Barn where one can spend many hours.

For stall enquiries, contact the market organisers.
Port Fairy Annual Show
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Port Fairy Agricultural, Pastoral, and Horticultural Society Annual Show is a traditional country show with all the events and displays that you love.

There are competitions for cakes, flowers, vegetables, craft and a whole lot more. Lots of rides, horse events, cows, pets, trade displays and who knows what else the show committee will find to entertain you. If you enjoy the Port Fairy show, stay around, as the Koroit Show is always on the following Saturday, so twice the fun.
3 Bays Marathon
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
3 Bays is back and it is now bigger and better with two days jam packed of running goodness. New for 2018 is the addition of a 60 kilometre trail ultra run on Saturday 3 November, taking the 3 Bays scenery to a whole new level.

It is 60 kilometre of mostly single track, coastal trail along the Great South West Walk - this is trail running as good as it gets and starts at the Bridgewater Lakes, taking in the sights of Bridgewater, Cape Nelson and Portland. It finishes in Portland as part of the Upwelling Festival.

Then on Sunday it's the 3 Bays road events you all know and love. Take your pick of the Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon or Marathon Relays.
Mortlake Cup
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Established in 1869 and with a proud history, the Mortlake Racing Club continues to thrive on the Victorian country racing circuit.

The dedicated committee works hard to ensure that we deliver a first class event for the thousands of people visiting our club for our annual Mortlake Cup meeting held on Derby Day.

With the iconic and picturesque Mount Shadwell overlooking the racecourse you can relax and enjoy the colour, atmosphere and excitement of this much anticipated event.

The club embraces friends, families and clubs that choose Mortlake for their taste of spring racing action.

Apart from the successful race day, the club services the racing industry by conducting regular jump-outs during the winter months in particular and running up until late spring. The Mortlake Racing Club have made steady improvements to the racecourse infrastructure and facilities to ensure that we provide an exciting, friendly, comfortable and professional service to our patrons, members and thoroughbred industry participants.

Perfect for the punter, the socialite and for kids, make it to Mortlake for a great day out.

Giant Chocolate Lollipop Day at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Celebrate the unofficial Melbourne Cup long weekend at the Chocolaterie and make your very own giant chocolate lollipop.

Be inspired by the thousands of handcrafted chocolate creations in the stunning showroom. Drop in at any time between 9:00am and 5:00pm to make your very own delicious chocolate lollipop to take home.

$8 per person, all ages welcome. Bookings not required.
Trojan - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Come down to the Brewhouse for a big night with Trojan Band.

Trojan is Geelong, Melbourne and the Surf Coast’s premier cover band. Formed in 2005, Trojan continually plays to amazed crowds around Geelong, the Surf Coast and Melbourne.

Trojan is the product of the combined musical experience of such leading cover bands as Propaganda, Reil Diamond, 3am, The Message and Superlove. This electric combination has lead to an amazing mix of musical talents. See a Trojan live show and prepare to be blown away.

Trojan started as a two piece duo and rapidly expanded to a full four piece band consisting of member and founder Simon Hageman on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Paul Santospirito on lead guitar and vocals, Kade Turner on bass and vocals and Brad Dawson on drums and vocals.

Trojan is a band where every member shines. They have the rare combination of all four members being incredible vocalists and unparalleled musicians. Trojan’s signature four part harmonies will blow your mind. Audience members are often left wondering how a four-piece can sound so big. With the ability to captivate audiences with songs for all ages, Trojan always delivers a show that ROCKS.

Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon - Live in the Otways
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Melbourne’s own purveyors of junkyard theatre Suitcase Royale present a tale of dastardly deeds and unfathomable adventure in their show titled Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, this is a funny, sad and surreal fairytale. The theatrical performance is followed by live band Royale Riot, who will finish the evening with a range of bent and broken rockabilly tunes featuring drums, grinding upright bass, cracking guitar and the twang of a banjo.

Gates open at 6:30pm in time to have a bite to eat and have a look around the historic attraction before the performance. Dinner and drinks will be available to purchase. Whilst you are welcome to bring your own picnic, please note there is strictly no BYO alcohol. Please bring either a chair or a blanket to sit on and dress for comfort.

Access to the Lighthouse Tower and select areas of the attraction are included with your ticket and will be granted prior to the performance. Parking is free and available at the site. Please bring cash if possible as EFTPOS is unreliable.
An Evening with Mama Kin Spender
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers – ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.

It is a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated for this show by four beautiful backing singers. Their songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad, with a sound that is as raw as it is joyful.

Since the release of their album Golden Magnetic in February, Mama Kin Spender have been flat chat, cramming in a national album launch run amidst shows at festivals around the country. Fresh off the back of their USA, Canadian and Irish tours, they will be rounding off 2018 with an Australian tour that includes this stop for The Sound Doctor.

As if this wasn’t enough to get music fans excited, they are also announcing that Mama Kin Spender will be supported by Melbourne queens of indie-noir Broads. Drawing from an era of highly performative crooners, Broads deliver a uniquely authentic show. Haunting, narcotic and deceptively sweet, their songs are laced with tongue-in-cheek criticism of the culture from which they stem.

Supported by Surf Coast Shire.
Upwelling Whaleboat Races
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Promoting Portland's Maritime Heritage Cordially invites you to participate in the 9th Annual Upwelling Whaleboat Races.

Calling for individual rowers or teams (teams of six to eight rowers). Race categories for men, women and mixed. Medals awarded for winners of each category and team spirit.

Come dressed in team colours or fancy dress. The Upwelling Whaleboat Races are a great opportunity for corporate, club, group, team or workplace bonding. Coaching and equipment provided.
Camperdown Rotary Market
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market offers opportunity to browse and buy home made goods including cakes, produce, plants, clothing and novelties.

Top this off with the opportunity to climb the Gothic style clock tower to inspect the clock mechanism and enjoy the panoramic views of our historic town before heading to the heritage centre to learn more about the area and its fascinating history.
Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Have you got talent? Bring along your skills, voice, jokes, instrument of choice and take the stage and show punters what you are made of. The Brewhouse are very excited to discover Apollo Bay's hidden talents.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Bahgallah Melbourne Cup Luncheon
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Join the fun at Bahgallah on Melbourne Cup Day.

Bubbles on arrival, two Course luncheon and afternoon tea. Watch the races - play the field. Table and individual bookings available.
Cup Party with Jade and Jarrod
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018
Melbourne Cup isn't all about the horses - it's about horses, food, drinks, good vibes and dressing up.

You’re invited to the Brewhouse to celebrate Melbourne Cup with Jade and Jarrod​ playing on the deck and a Gin pop-up bar in the beer garden to serve you your favourite Gin and Tonics and Aperol Spritz.

Make sure you wear your most eye-popping and outrageous outfit for our Fashion on the Field competition:

1st Prize: $100 cash
2nd Prize: $75 cash
3rd Prize: $50 cash

Dine in the award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Koroit Agricultural & Pastoral Show
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Experience all the spectacle, excitement and fun of a country show including cattle competitions,horse events and art and craft competitions.

There will be children's entertainment, live music, truck and classic car exhibits, animal nursery, face painting and more to keep the children and the public fully entertained on show day.

Included in the craft category is embroidery, patchwork, knitting, sewing, fruit cake, school art and craft events. There are also a handful of animal judging events including dog events, poultry, alpacas and sheep events.

After midday the popular Koroit Ferret Cup returns to our show with great prizes to be won.

Potato picking, dog jumping and musical entertainment during the afternoon.

There is also time for Rural Ambassador Awards, Junior Ambassador Awards,Showgirls of all ages, carnival rides, various stalls.

The day is packed full of family fun so grab the kids and join us at the Koroit Agricultural and Pastoral Show.
150th annual Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
The 150th annual Casterton Pastoral and Agricultural Show is looking bigger and better than ever.

The dedicated committee have been working tirelessly to make the show appealing to all ages with nonstop family entertainment.

Show day this year includes the Bendigo Bank Kids Club, offering free all day shows and entertainment.

The Sagasser Transport Stockman's Challenge incorporating the Ray White Keatley Western District Stockman’s Challenge. The GJ Waters Yard Dog Trial where dogs and handlers attempt to put a small mob of sheep around a course and all of the traditional show exhibitions and competitions with the horse, sheep, wool, poultry and beef sections.

The final event of the day will be the ever popular quick shear.

Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe.

The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

High Tea at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Enjoy a refreshing drink on arrival, followed by a delightful selection of decadent petite delights at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie High Tea. Nibble on delicious scones, ribbon sandwiches and pastries whilst sipping endless organic local teas, barista coffee and real hot chocolates.

Served at a shared table in the private experience room, each creation is introduced by the Head Pastry Chef and French Chocolatier at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie.

High Tea will be held on Saturday 10 November and Sunday 11 November at 11:00am and 2:00pm each day.

Bookings are essential.
Lior - Between You and Me
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Lior is on his "Between You and Me" Tour, his new album shares the tour title. Written and recorded in various countries with a wide range of musicians, Lior will present a range of songs from the new album as well as digging into the back catalogue.

Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as Australia's finest live performers.

Do not miss the chance to see him in this one-off intimate solo show.

St James Annual Rose Show
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Held this year at the Soldiers Memorial Hall Mortlake, the St James Annual Rose Show is this year celebrating its 121st Anniversary.

The competition is open to a wide variety of roses, which means that if it is a rose then there is a category for it. The Rose Show is also features other categories for other garden flowers. The weekend also includes plant and cake stalls, lunch is available on the Saturday and there will be a flower arranging workshop at 1:00pm on Sunday - bring your own flowers and vases. All proceeds for the day go to a worthy cause.
Portland Illustrated
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
Portland Illustrated brings together the historic and contemporary from the Cultural Collection in a diverse collection of imagery with the town of Portland a the central theme.

Included are historic maps, building plans, illustrations and selected photographs along with contemporary paintings and works on paper.
Treasures of the Locked Cabinet
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018
Hear about the treasures of the locked cabinet - a guide to the Portland Library's local history collection.

Early histories, key references, forgotten historians, and suchlike interpreted by historian Bernard Wallace and library staff.
Christmas at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Celebrate the festive season with a visit to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Find the perfect gift with over 25,000 hand crafted chocolate creations to choose from. Discover sweet Christmas delights in the all-day cafe where talented chefs have devised a naughty and nice menu of hot chocolates, desserts and sundaes with added Christmas sparkle.

Little chocolate lovers will be able to meet Santa and his helper Miss Elf on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am to 2:00pm throughout December, enjoy free tastings and play on the lush lawns and gardens, while the Christmas colouring page or posting a holiday wish-list in ‘Santa’s mailbox’ will keep kids smiles wide.
Portland District Health Twilight Fair
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Fun for the whole family when Portland District Health host its annual fundraising Twilight Fair on the ploughed field area in Portland.

The fair will feature food stalls, musical and kids entertainment, raffles, market stalls, displays, information and much more.
Loch Hart Music Festival
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
Loch Hart Music Festival is a new boutique music festival in Princetown, Victoria - a small scenic town on the Great Ocean Road. The inaugural festival will run from 16 to 18 November, with the intention of the festival becoming an annual event.

Loch Hart brings a diverse lineup of up and coming talent to a regional area of Victoria. Additional to the lineup is everything they envisage to be important to a modern-day festival, including a location of natural beauty where punters can road-trip to, a lineup that focuses on gender equality, a festival hub that supports local vendors and suppliers with activities that emphasise mental health and mindfulness.

This is a a BYO event to create a relaxed atmosphere, with green initiatives so the festival is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Come enjoy lazy days, happy nights and watch the sun dip into the sea. The music will fill your ears, the sea spray will cool you down and the sunsets will soothe the soul.
Noorat Show
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
There is something for everyone at the Noorat Show, with over 30 different competitions on offer you will not be disappointed.

See the yard dog trials, the chips flying at the wood chop or admire the skill of competitors in the Showjumping and horse events. Get acquainted with the beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and budgies.

There will be rides and games for kids and the young at heart as well as some pleasant musical entertainment. Pick up some home craft wares, watch the beef carcass competition and take a look at the awesome utes entered into the Beaut Ute Competition.

The trade exhibitors will be showcasing the latest in farming innovation and equipment plus lots, lots more. Come and enjoy one of the best country shows around.
Alister Turrill - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

Alister Turrill has shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Christmas with Andre Rieu
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The career of Dutch violin superstar Andre Rieu spans more than 30 years. Fans love his eclectic mix of waltz, score music, musical, opera and easy listening. He sure knows how to stage a grand show, including romantic moments and witty twists.

This is a special weekend package that includes luxury coach, quality overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast and gold seating.

If the weekend package is not for you then there will be a day trip including luxury coach transfers and gold seating.
Live in the Otways - Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Twelfth Night is a classic, reinterpreted for modern audiences by the acclaimed Essential Theatre who are best known for Shakespeare in the Vines. Telling a beautiful tale of unrequited love through a high spirited and clever comedy, audiences will understand Shakespeare in a different light. This performance will be delivered outdoors in the natural, scenic environs of the Otway Fly at twilight and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Food and beverages available from the cafe. Please note, there is strictly no bring your own alcohol or food.

You are advised to dress appropriately for all-weather, and feel free to bring a blanket or your own seat as there will be limited seating available.

Your ticket will give you access to a self guided tree-top walk. The walk is 1.9 kilometres long and takes just over an hour to complete. You will need to commence the walk prior to 4:00pm.
Narrawong Community Market
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Narrawong Community Market will be a gathering of local makers, producers and residents filling the Mechanics Hall with new and used items, hand made goods, local home grown produce, food and garage sale items.

Be sure to go and take a look.
Macdeth - Portland
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
A Shakespearean treat performed in an immediate and accessible style, Macdeath is a funny, cautionary tale that combines Shakespeare's rich language with a healthy dose of invention and idiocy.

The side-splitting tale combines Shakespeare's rich language with everyday English. It pulls no punches, leaving in all the murder and foul play; all the injustice and cruelty; all the horror of one man's ambition gone horribly wrong. But in a fun way.

This is Shakespeare unplugged and re-wired, performed with stupidity and skill.
Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
After many successful gigs at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Ziggy is now coming to Apollo Bay. Come and Jiggy with Ziggy. Great Live Music Vibes that will have you wanting to get up and dance. This is a free event.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Timboon Artisan Festival
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Timboon Artisan Festival is a boutique food festival celebrating the abundant produce and artisan producers of the 12 Apostles Coast and Hinterland.

The festival is held on the lawn area at the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery.

The festival for foodies will take place on the lawn adjacent to the Timboon Railway Shed Distillery on Saturday 24 November, 2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

All of the member producers will be there - as well as a few local guest producers. There will also be live entertainment.

Come along and enjoy a day of fabulous food and great fun.

Black Diamond Afterglow Night Trail Run
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Black Diamond Afterglow Night Trail Run is an entry level trail running event including 21 kilometre and 13 kilometre distances along the Surf Coast Walk.

Beginning at night, this fun and fluro event encourages participants to get their groove on with a 'loud and proud' 80s theme seeing runners dress as brightly (and badly) as possible to run starting in the twilight and off into the night.

Enjoy a saxophonist, fire twirlers and other live music on course, while a DJ spinning your fave 70s and 80s retro tunes will welcome you over the line. A fun run, to be sure.
The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected musicians. Singer-songwriter Craig Horne together with guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Black Sorrows, is joined by guitarist Wayne Burt also from Jo Jo Zep and the Black Sorrows, Wayne Duncan from Daddy Cool on bass, Chris Tabone from the Bad Loves on drums and Bruce Haymes on keyboards from the Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer bands. The Hornets are considered to be one of Australia’s leading blues and roots bands.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.
Wilma and Friends - Live in the Otways
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
This year on the 24 November, former Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs alongside four of her colleagues, the popular group Wilma and Friends, live in the Otways.

Listen to this spectacular live concert amongst the vines at Otway Estate Winery and Brewery. The program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn and is musical chemistry that has become a special feature.

As an optional extra, there is a Taste and Talk Q and A Session in the Brewery. The brewers and wine makers will explain the process and ingredients we use to create the final product you love. Enjoy a few samples along the way too.

Please come prepared to enjoy our unique setting, as an outdoor performance, picnic style, feel free to bring your chairs and embrace spring (maybe bring some jumpers, blankets). Otway Estate is an all weather venue. If the weather is not kind, they will set up inside.

Do not forget to pre-order your delicious local dinner hamper for $25, prepared by local caters Sorella Foods for the evening. Vegetarian option available.

Pre-show drinks will be available. Welcome drink and canapés on arrival package $20 per person.

Please note: BYO alcohol is not permitted.
Twilight Engine Rally and Tractor Trek
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Casterton Motor Enthusiasts' Club is proud to present the Twilight Engine Rally and Tractor Trek. Featuring Army vehicles all shapes and sizes. Four wheel vehicles are invited to participate in the Tractor Trek.

On Saturday, at the Scenic Tractor Trek, participants please register on arrival. Vehicles in Tractor Trek must have Club Rego, Full Road Rego or a permit. Tractor Trek includes free barbeque lunch. Food and drinks available all weekend. Working engines, tractors, truck, motorbikes and car displays on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday will host the Combined Clubs Christmas Get Together. Various stalls. Bring your children and grandchildren to see Santa (please bring gift wrapped and named for children). Babreque lunch and drinks. Christmas Hamper Raffle drawn. Presentation of Awards and plaque presented to most represented club.

All welcome.
The Christmas Belle - Casterton
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Thu 6th Dec 2018
There is no better way to herald in the Christmas season than sharing part of your day with the fabulous Gina Hogan. Sit back and enjoy as Gina captures the true essence of Christmas, singing some of the most loved and well known carols, along with a few of her favourite Christmas songs that are sure to be show stoppers.

Come along and embrace the spirit of Christmas. Do not forget to pack your Christmas hat and singing voice.
The Christmas Belle - Portland
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
There is no better way to herald in the Christmas season than sharing part of your day with the fabulous Gina Hogan.

Sit back and enjoy as Gina captures the true essence of Christmas, singing some of the most loved and well known carols, along with a few of her favourite Christmas songs that are sure to be show stoppers. So come along and embrace the spirit of Christmas. Do not forget to pack your Christmas hat and singing voice.
Terang Races
Date Wed 12th Dec 2018
Enjoy all that country racing has to offer at one of Victoria's premier race tracks, the Terang Racing Club, located in the heartland of Victoria's thoroughbred country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course.

Get up close and personal with jockeys and trainers from all over the state, whilst enjoying all of the racing action right from the mounting yard to the winning post at your leisure.

Racegoers are encouraged to embrace country casual; where you can enjoy backing a winner from the bars and bookmakers on course. There is plenty of outside grandstand seating for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Parking is free.

The Terang Racing Club look forward to welcoming you to Terang.
Moyneyana Festival
Date Mon 24th Dec 2018 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The festival was first held in 1947 and has developed into a huge range of activities to entertain the many holiday makers who flock to Port Fairy for their traditional summer holiday break.

The highlight of the year is undoubtedly the New Year's Eve Procession where many residents and local organizations put together a float, often with a humorous theme and hope to win the Champion Float prize.

Music is also a feature of New Year's Eve and live bands both before and after the procession keep the crowds entertained until midnight when a dazzling fireworks display lights up the night sky.

Other features of the festival include, Saturday markets, The Lions Club Art Show, surf lessons, outdoor movies, guided walks of the town and cemetery as well as golf competitions, cricket matches, and fun days in the Port Fairy pool.

A program of events is available from mid December.

Terang Co-Op New Years Day Kids Days Out Races
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
The Terang Co-Op New Years Day Kids Days Out Races are a great day for the kids to come and enjoy free activities at the Terang Racecourse.

Kick back and enjoy live racing, live music and let the kids start the year on a great note full of fun and excitement.
Lake School of Celtic Music - Koroit
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Mon 7th Jan 2019
Lake School of Celtic Music annual event where you learn to play Irish Music, learn Irish dance steps and sing Celtic songs.

Learn to play Irish flute, fiddle, tin whistle, uillean pipes, bodhran, guitar, banjo, harp and songwriting.

Play in a ceilidh band. Play sessions, sing and dance with hundreds of musicians from all around Australia is a great way to meet new friends with the same interests in all things Irish.

This is also a great activity for all the family and to introduce the young ones in your life to the wonders of music.

Nightjar Festival
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Thu 17th Jan 2019
Step inside the wonderland that is the Nightjar Festival. Over eight weeks in summer you will be immersed in the magical atmosphere of live music, roving performers, buskers and culinary delights.

The splendor begins in Torquay on Thursday nights throughout January, overlooking the sun setting by the ocean. Then to Geelong on Friday nights throughout February - a festival that is cheeky and full of life.

Meander through the carefully curated market precinct, discovering many emerging designers or maybe you will find yourself in the depths of 'dessert lane'. Remember calories consumed at Nightjar stay at Nightjar.

If chilling out is more your speed then head to one of the open bars, shake out a picnic rug and indulge in some of the region’s best boutique crafted beers and wine.

If you are not quite old enough to play in the license areas, there is a magical kiddies wonderland just for you.

Everyone will leave with a unique experience and a smile on their face.
Junior Chocolatier Classes - January 2019 School Holidays
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
Become a Junior Chocolatier in a 45 minute Junior Chocolatier Class at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.

Held in the parent free zone, children aged six to 12 years can learn from European chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Ticket includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

Classes available these School Holidays on 9, 10, 16, 17, 22 and 24 January 2019.

Bookings are essential.
Sungold Milk Camperdown Cup
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
A great community event celebrating all things racing and community.

Go along and join in the free kids activities, fashions on the field and of course some fantastic racing action from the beautiful picturesque Camperdown Racecourse.

Winner of the 2018 best Country Racing Event in Victoria, the 2019 Cup is a day not be missed.
Hooked on Portland
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Hooked on Portland's main stage will be back, with food truck park, pop up bar and live music.

There will also be cooking demo's from celebrity chefs, fishing talks and workshops, markets, free children's activities and amusements including a circus work shop. DJ's on the foreshore stage Saturday in the Youth Zone for the Skate Australia national skate competition.
Portland Skate Park Comp
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Get down to the Portland Skate Park to compete in skate, scooter or BMX.

The Skate Park League competitions are community based grass-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together.

Heat Times:
Scooter 11:00am - 14 and under, 15 and over
BMX 12:30pm - 14 and under, 15 and over
Skate 1:30pm - 12 and under, 14 and under, Open Male, Open Female
Port Fairy Working Sheepdog Trials
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Port Fairy Working Sheepdog Trials will be held on the third Sunday in January from 7:00am.

The Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials run for a week with triallers travelling from most states of Australia to compete in one of the biggest trials held in Australia.

Novice, open and improver heats are held throughout the week with finals on the weekend. A Trans Tasman trial is held under lights for three nights of the trial. Included in the trial is the coveted Australian Dog of the Year title with the best dog in each state attending by invitation to compete.

Held in the historic Port Fairy tourist town on the Shipwreck Coast of Victoria. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea available at a very reasonable cost.
Port Fairy Jazz Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music in the picturesque surrounds of Port Fairy.

Jazz comes alive in the most liveable community each February.

Please visit the website for more information.
Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
This year Heywood Wood Wine and Roses Festival celebrates 26 years of being Victoria's best value for money, family-friendly festival. You and your family are invited to join them on Saturday 23 February 2019 to what promises to be their best festival yet.

Included in admission price live entertainment Robbie Williams Tribute Show, Lily and the Drum, Roy Orbison and the Legends of Rock, Still Krazy, Rusty Nuts, Mik Maks Attractions Truck and Ute Magic Show, Tractor Pull, Flair Riders, Wicked Wildlife Reptile Petting Zoo, Dwayne Andrew Magic Show

There will be a spectacular fireworks display at 10:30pm.
Music In The Vines
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Macarthur's Music in the Vines Festival is set to kick off at 11:00am on March 2, 2019.

Music In The Vines will be a one-day event with a great line-up of regional artists, local food, and wines from the Henty Wine Region. A family-friendly festival for everyone, celebrating what the region has to offer.
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
Australia's world famous Port Fairy Folk Festival is a major event presenting international and national artists in a four day festival of music, arts and culture.

Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977 by Jamie McKew and members of the Geelong Folk Music Club. In 39 whirlwind years Jamie produced 40 outstanding festivals that put Port Fairy up front and centre on the world stage of folk music. This festival is now a part of the DNA of this wonderful township and reinforces its rich cultural traditions as well celebrating new and innovative music and art.

For information of this year's line-up and ticket sales, please visit the website.
Sungold Milk Terang Cup
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
All the fun, fashion and atmosphere of a Cup meeting in your local town.

A day not be missed as horses compete in the $70,000 Terang Cup to try and stamp their authority for a run at the Warrnambool May Carnival. Always a great day with the all inclusive marquee the place to be on the day.
Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The Rip Curl Pro is celebrating 57 years and the world's best male and female surfers are in town to compete for professional surfing's most treasured trophy - the Rip Curl Pro Bell.

The Rip Curl Pro is the second event on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) World Tour. The event holds a very special place in surfing folklore, as the longest running world championship level contest on the World Tour.

It is tradition that the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach waiting period includes the Easter long weekend.

The event only runs in the best possible surf conditions, to avoid disappointment check World Surf League website each morning to check if the event is on.
Australian Kelpie Muster
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The Clark Rubber Australian Kelpie Muster celebrates Casterton’s claim as the birthplace of the Australian Working Kelpie dog breed. The original 'Kelpie' was born at Warrock Station, north of Casterton, in the 1870’s.

The festival is filled with fun activities, celebrating and demonstrating the Kelpies’ amazing skills. Past years included attractions such as the Poets Breakfast, Kelpie Country Street Parade, RMA Working Dog Futurity, Kelpie Dash, Kelpie High Jump, Kelpie Hill climb, Kelpie Pinball and Stockman's Challenge.

The working dog auction attracts national interest and provides a unique chance to observe superior working dogs demonstrate their skills before sale. The auction is firmly placed on the calendar of working dog breeders and buyers, with breeders from all over Australia showcasing their bloodlines. Amazingly high prices are fetched for Kelpies at the auction, with figures in the thousands for a single dog.

The Working Dog school is conducted by a renowned trainer and bookings prior to the event are essential.
Annual Dachshund Dash - Port Fairy Winter Weekends
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
They do not call it the Melbourne Cup of dog racing for nothing.

You have got to see it to believe it - the diminutive yet feisty canines and their equally enthusiastic owners competing for the title of top dog.

Categories include Under two years, two years and over, a new veterans category, plus novelty events including an all-breeds race. Come earlier to secure your VIP spot in the stands (places limited). barbecue, coffee, expert race-calling and more.

Registrations are available on the website. This event is proudly supported by Port Fairy and District Community Bank.
Lorne Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA)
Date Thu 29th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Lorne Festival of Performing Arts returns Thursday 29 August to Sunday 1 September with a host of exciting live performances. Visit the website to stay in touch.
Geelong Cross Country Anglesea Eight Kilometre Footrace
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
On Sunday, 8 September 2019 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near the Anglesea Surf Club.

The race begins at 9:00am and takes in a variety of terrain.

Numerous spot prizes and age category award are presented at the conclusion of the race.