Grampians Events

Hamilton Harness Races

21 Mar 2016, 20 Apr 2016, 16 May 2016

 Hamilton Harness Races are an enjoyable afternoon of harness racing. The event also offers great meals and bar facilities with the TAB on-hand, so if you enjoy harness racing the Hamilton Harness Races are for you. \For more information or to make a booking, please refer to The Hamilton Harness Racing Club's website.Gates open at 12noon.
Content: Southern Grampians Shire Council
04 28 865 437
 Horsham Country Music Festival

31 Mar - 3 Apr 2016

The Horsham Country Music Association was formed in 2006 with the first monthly gig held in 2007 and the inaugural Horsham Country Music Festival held in April 2008. The 2008 and 2009 festivals were of three days duration before moving to a four day festival in 2010 it is still continuing as a four day event.

The eleventh Horsham Country Music Festival will be held a week later due to Easter and will be on 31st March to 3rd April 2016 with another excellent artist line up.

TICKETS will be available from November 2015 at the Horsham & Grampians Visitor Information Centre 1800 633 218

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03 53811995

Dunkeld Festival of Music

1 - 3 Apr 2016

Enjoy three days of exquisite chamber music, indulgent dining and fine wines at the Australian String Quartet's Dunkeld Festival of Music.

Throughout the Festival, the Australian String Quartet will bring to life timeless and purely beautiful music on their matched set of Guadagnini instruments handcrafted in Italy between 1743-1784. They will be joined by leading guest artists, the Trüb-Brown Duo, comprising former ASQ cellist Niall (Ted) Brown and pianist Isabelle Trüb, as well as violist Katie Yap, and collectively will perform five stunning concert programs. Each concert will be preceded by an insightful introduction by musicologist and conductor Richard Divall.

In the rich environs of Dunkeld, these very special chamber music performances will be held in some of the area's most charming venues including the Mt Sturgeon Woolshed.

No festival would be complete without premium culinary experiences and the Dunkeld Festival of Music allows patrons to enjoy the offerings of the Royal Mail Hotel. A gala dinner at the Hotel, a specially catered lunch and morning tea held at the Woolshed are all included in the Festival package.

Dunkeld is a truly magical regional environment within the Southern Grampians and lends a unique charm to this much sought after highlight of the ASQ's touring calendar.

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Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay

2 - 3 Apr 2016

Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay is an annual cycling relay with approximately 1500 riders and support crews. Around 100 teams from Victoria, southern New South Wales and South Australia all participate to fundraise for their nominated health service, hospital, medical research or an individual or family with special needs.

This 30th event continues Woody's dream of getting more people to realise the fabulous health and social benefits of riding a bike.

Woody's Murray to Moyne is a team relay cycle event, so a group of workmates, family or friends together can register a team.

Woody's Murray to Moyne runs 520 kilometres over 24 hours and is not only a physical challenge but also offers terrific opportunity for corporate and student team development.

Registrations open in October 2015.

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0467 788 765

Show Us Your Wheels and Toys Day

Cavendish Recreation Reserve, Henty Highway, Cavendish, Victoria, 3314

3 Apr 2016

Come along and see some amazing vehicles on display (around 300) or browse through one of many trade sites, trash and treasure stalls, or participate in the swap meet at the Cavendish Recreation Reserve.

Stall Holders most welcome by contacting Sammy (0437-356-507) in advance.

Enjoy a great family fun day out.

Entry Cost: $3
Time: 10am - 2pm

Content: Southern Grampians Shire Council
04 37 356 507

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac, Frontage Road, Lake Bolac, Victoria, 3351

8 Apr 2016, 9 Apr 2016, 10 Apr 2016

Held on the foreshore of Lake Bolac, the Eel Festival is a gathering place for people who care for the environment and respect Aboriginal cultural heritage.

This is reflected in the Indigenous dancing and ceremony, environmental forum, art show, historical displays and the healing walk held prior to the festival, all adding to a unique cultural experience.

Content: Ararat Rural City Council
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Western Speedway Racing

Western Speedway Hamilton, North Boundary Road, Hamilton, Victoria, 3300

9 Apr 2016

Victorian VSC Super Rod Championship Speedcar Southern Tour Series, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500 Winter National and Junior Sedans.

Come along to the Western Speedway Racing, bring the kids, pack the picnic basket and a chair and enjoy a great night of racing.

Be sure to enjoy an action packed night of racing.

Catering available.

Content: Southern Grampians Shire Council

Midnight Harvest Dinner

Blue Pyrenees Estate, Vinoca Road, Avoca, Victoria, 3467

Join Blue Pyrenees Estate as they celebrate the end of vintage with an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment.

Journey through sumptuous courses of local produce prepared by golden plate-winning chef Christopher Howe, all matched with the very best of estate-grown wines.

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03 54 651 120

Cruise with a Cause

Victoria Valley Hall, Coleraine Road, Hamilton, Victoria, 3300

 9 Apr 2016

Motoring enthusiasts will travel from across the region meeting in Hamilton at LA Walkers Mitre 10 at 11.30am. Entrants will then travel to Dunkeld via Mill Road, before continuing onto Victoria Valley hall for lunch at 12.30pm.

Entrants will depart Victoria Valley at 1.30pm continuing over Mirrinatwa Gap in the Grampians National Park before arriving in Halls Gap at approx 3.30pm.

Entrants will come together and enjoy a dinner in Halls Gap Saturday evening. Vehicles will also be on display for public viewing at the Halls Gap oval on Sunday from 9.30am - 1.30pm.

Gold Coin Entry.
Cruise with a Cause - Heart Foundation Fundraiser

Content: Southern Grampians Shire Council
04 18 997 241

Duck Duck Mousse

Steel Cutters Cottage, 83 Main Street, Great Western, Victoria, 3374

 17 Apr 2016

As a part of the month long Grampians Grape Escape Festival, Steel Cutters Cottage are excited to host this Umbrella Event, Duck Duck Mousse.

Hosted at Steel Cutters Cottage Great Western.

Enjoy a four course long table lunch celebrating 'Duck' with a selection of matched regional wines. The Dining Experience finishes with a silky dark chocolate mousse and shiraz poached pears.

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03 53 562 486

The Australian Bee Gees Show | The Past and Present Tour

Wesley Performing Arts Centre, Roberts Avenue, Horsham, Victoria, 3400

After four years and over 1300 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for the 'The Past and Present 'Tour, a brand new show for 2015.

This show is a retrospective look at the amazing career of The Brothers Gibb and will be presented in two parts with costume changes defining the eras. The show will feature all of the greatest hits throughout the decades but will also tell the Bee Gees story in a multimedia show that captures the mood and memories of the time.

For one night only be part of the magic that is The Australian Bee Gees Show.

Please call or visit the website for more information.

Content: Horsham Rural City Council
03 53826699

Pyrenees Unearthed Festival - Avoca Wine Festival


Based in Avoca and various locations in the Pyrenees, Dundas Street, Avoca, Victoria, 3467

Those who enjoy a journey of the senses to a destination off the mainstream tourist track will love discovering Pyranees Unearthed, an all-new festival that brings together Wine, Art & the Avoca Races in a spectacular region well removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The inaugural festival will provide plenty to do for families, wine and art lovers, and for the budget savvy with campsites available at the Avoca Racecourse across the entire ANZAC Day long weekend.

The weekend program includes the Avoca Art Exhibition and Sale, Mount Mitchell Estate Open Garden, Cellar Door Experiences, Avoca Riverside Markets, Avoca Wine Festival, Bonfire Bash, ANZAC Day Dawn Services and the Jayco ANZAC Day Races.

So take a trip down a road less travelled and fall in love with a region ready to be discovered at Pyranees Unearthed.

Content: Pyrenees Winegrowers Asscciation
03 54 651 000

Avoca River Festival

Avoca Riverflats, Cambridge Street, Avoca, Victoria, 3467

Enjoy the market-style festival setting by the Avoca River, taste all the Pyrenees Wine Region and surrounds has to offer, including wine, beer, cider and local gourmet produce stalls. Live music and family activities.

The festival will feature wine tastings and master classes on the art of wine making with award winning winemakers from the Pyrenees region.

Part of a long weekend of events in Avoca, commencing with an art exhibition and dinner on the Saturday evening, featuring an auction of museum wines. The Avoca Riverside Market is on the Sunday morning and festivities will conclude with the Anzac Day Avoca Race meeting on the Monday.

Content: Pyrenees Shire
03 5465 1000

Grampians Grape Escape

30 Apr 2016, 30 Apr 2016, 1 May 2016

Escape with Miguel Maestre to Halls Gap for a culinary adventure with 125 of Western Victoria's finest food and wine producers.

The 25th Grampians Grape Escape has something for everyone from the winemaker's Barrique Auction to cooking demonstrations, live music, grape stomping, children’s activities with Alice in Frames and the Nylon Zoo and lots more.

Kate Ceberano headlines a stellar live music line-up and it all takes place in the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park.

For more information and tickets please visit the website.

Content: Grampians Grape Escape
1800 065 599