Events


March

Start
5
Mar

Finish
7
Mar
Day event

Wimmera Machinery Field Days

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days is a 3 day showcase of the latest developments in farming practices, machinery, equipment, technology and services. There will also be a range of events scheduled throughout the festival including boat, caravan and camping exhibitions, truck and trailer stalls and the livestock block.

 

Visitors will also be entertained by the wildlife demonstrations including snake handling and reptile show, as well as sculpture competitions and live entertainment.

There will be heaps of food and drinks on offer with the Country Gourmet Pavillion, cooking demonstrations and plenty of hot food and cold drinks for sale. You will find hot coffee, German sausages, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, ice cream and gourmet burgers.

Wimmera Machinery Field Days | Longerenong VIC

Start
16
Mar

Finish
21
Mar
Day event

Grampians Texture Festival

Set in the magnificent backdrop of the Grampians, the township of Halls Gap presents a one-of-a-kind event known as the Grampians Texture Festival. Artists come to this event to showcase their talents and creativity through artwork and fabric creations. Also, the event offers an opportunity to practice and learn new skills in fabric painting. Many textile and fibre enthusiasts head to the scenic township of Halls Gap to take part in this wonderful event. Visitors can also come here to check out the varied collections of fabrics and clothes on display and to participate in the workshops offered here.

Grampians Texture | Halls Gap VIC

Start
29
Mar

Finish
31
Mar
Day event

Stawell Gift

Stawell Gift The Stawell Gift carnival is one of the world's most famous and prestigious professional race meetings. 

Run on grass, athletes are handicapped according to form and ability, and start off varying marks accordingly. Athletes race as much for glory as prize money.

Hundreds of athletes compete over distances from 70 metre to 3200 metre for prize money of over $160,000.
The main race is the Stawell Gift which is run over 120 metre up a slight gradient, with the final being held on Easter Monday.

At Easter, Central Park is transformed into an athletics mecca, with the running lanes traditionally separated by ropes, and running through the famous finish gates which are iconic features of the Gift.
All Day
29
Mar
Day event

Great Western Rodeo

The Great Western Rodeo, a yearly event held by the Great Western Football and Netball Club, has become a premier must-attend event in Victoria. The Great Western Rodeo has become one of the premier rodeo events in Victoria and indeed Australia. Riders come from all over Australia to compete in this event. Being over the Easter weekend and with the time honoured Stawell Easter Gift on that same weekend,  there are tourists from all over Australia and overseas in attendance. The event usually attracts between 3500 - 4000 people.

Buckle up for the Great Western Rodeo


May

Start
3
May

Finish
5
May
Day & Night event

Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape The Grape Escape runs over a month long festival, with the Grape Escape Weekend finishing off the event with a huge program of events. Whether you are keen to learn the new recipes or eager to try some Aussie or international dishes, the Grape Escape event on the spectacular backdrop of the Grampians will certainly offer you an amazing experience.

Regarded as one of the biggest food & wine festivals in the south-western region of Victoria, this event draws thousands of locals and tourists year after year. Every year, the event brings something new to ensure that visitors find the show more interesting and enjoyable than the year before.

Grampians Grape Escape

All Day
26
May
Day event

Run the Gap

Run the Gap is a fun run held every year at Halls Gap in the scenic Grampians National Park and provides the opportunity to run while enjoying the natural outdoors. Participants can complete a 6km walk/run along Fyans Creek trail, run 12km including a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield, or test themselves in the 21km trail run. All proceeds go to community projects to enhance walk bike / walk paths. Plus $1 from each registration is donated to the “Friends of the Grampians” group, assisting to maintain the Grampians National Park trails.

Halls Gap's Grampians provides backdrop for 11th annual Run the Gap event |  The Wimmera Mail-Times | Horsham, VIC


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