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Time your trip with local events to sample the best of the Grampians region's food and wine, arts, sports and outdoor lifestyle. Gear up for the excitement of the Stawell Gift, raise a toast at the Grape Escape, frock up for the Avoca Cup, and get a feel for the region's creative side at arts, gardening and community events throughout the year.

The famous Stawell Gift

Come at Easter for the famous Stawell Easter Gift. Held every year since 1878, the meet is renowned internationally as a leading professional foot race. For amateur runners, the annual Run The Gap in May offers a range of track lengths, taking in the Grampians National Park and stunning Lake Bellfield.

For those looking for some more sporty competition, there's plenty going on throughout the year, from cycling events and fun runs to motocross, horseracing and water skiing.

Local flavours

Gourmands ahoy. Bring an appetite and make a beeline for the Grampians Grape Escape Food and Wine Festival in May. Join in the festivities of this wonderful celebration set against the stunning backdrop of the Grampians National Park. And with master classes, wine tastings and twilight dining events happening throughout the year, there's no shortage of foodie fun in the Grampians calendar. 

Keep the good times rolling long after you get home. Fill your basket with locally grown produce and gourmet goodies at farmers markets on your back through the region.

The track

Get your glad rags on for the Avoca Cup in October, and enjoy the fantastic food, wine and track-side entertainment at one of country Victoria's largest spring racing events. Other popular racing events include the Hamilton Cup, the Dunkeld Cup and Hamilton's Party With The Ponies.

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Exhibitions

Hamilton Gallery's VCE Creative Showcase 2016

The VCE Creative Showcase 2016 features work created by local VCE students undertaking studies in a range of creative subjects. The exhibition...

Until 4 Dec 2016

Cycling

Great Victorian Bike Ride

The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is a fun, friendly and challenging camping holiday. It is the opportunity to spend a week in another world, where...

Until 4 Dec 2016

Contemporary

Halls Gap Hotel presents The Black Sorrows

On Sunday 4 December, the Halls Gap Hotel will host The Black Sorrows in the heart of the Grampians. Come with friends and enjoy an afternoon of...

4 Dec 2016

Contemporary

The Black Sorrows

Don’t miss one of Australia’s greatest blues rock band – The Black Sorrows, as they perform live on the lawn at The Halls Gap Hotel. The Black...

4 Dec 2016

Music

Pleasant Sunday Afternoons

Come and enjoy a pleasant Sunday in the Hamilton Botanical Gardens listening to local musicians play tunes throughout the afternoon. Bring a picnic...

4 Dec 2016
1 Jan 2017
5 Feb 2017
5 Mar 2017

Exhibitions

Ah Xian: Axiom

From beauty to melancholia to serenity, Ah Xian’s human forms embody universal truths and states of being. Spanning media including porcelain, bronze...

Until 26 Feb 2017

Contemporary

Ararat Live presents Steve Poltz

Outstanding Canadian songwriter Steve Poltz brings his show to the Ararat Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, December 7th at 8pm. Doors open at...

7 Dec 2016

Community

Hamilton Carols By Candlelight

Enjoy a BBQ dinner and children's activities in the Botanic Gardens from 6. 00pm - 7. 45pm followed by Carol singing which will take place in the...

9 Dec 2016

Markets & vintage

Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market

The Hamilton Farmers' and Craft Market showcases local produce and local designers on 11 acres of beautiful grounds. Enjoy a sausage sizzle or even...

10 Dec 2016
25 Feb 2017
25 Mar 2017
29 Apr 2017

Sports

Hamilton parkrun

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...

10 Dec 2016
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Motor sport

Western Speedway

The Sprintcar fraternity will be heading to Hamilton as the winger warriors battle it out for the coverted number one, in what is classed as the...

10 Dec 2016

Produce markets

Natimuk Farmers Market Plus

Natimuk is nestled at the base of Mt Arapiles and Mitre Rock, a peoples Market comprising of three distinct sections, the Natimuk Farmers Market Plus...

11 Dec 2016
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