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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

Art work from the stock room.

An exhibition of artwork from the stock room is on show in the beautiful new long gallery space. From Thursday 2nd of February 2017, the gallery will...

19 Feb 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
20 Feb 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
21 Feb 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
22 Feb 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Dining

Sunday Tapas

Come down to Michael Unwin Wines and experience the sensational combination of six tapas dishes featuring intense local flavours and six of Michael's...

19 Feb 2017
19 Mar 2017
9 Apr 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

Community

75th Commemoration Ceremony of the Darwin Defenders

The 75th Commemoration Ceremony of the Darwin Defenders will be held at the Horsham College Assembly Hall in Horsham. The guest speaker will be...

20 Feb 2017

Contemporary

Tapestry - the songs of Carole King with Vika Bull & Debra Byrne at Horsham Town Hall

From the producer/director that brought you the smash hit At Last: The Etta James Story, comes Tapestry. The beautiful songs of legendary artist...

23 Feb 2017

Sports

Hamilton Harness Racing

Harness racing has been part of the Australian sporting calendar for 150 years now, and it becomes a bigger industry year on year. In Australia,...

23 Feb 2017

Food & wine

Wine Down Fridays at Montara Cellar Door

Kick off your weekend at Montara Cellar Door. Enjoy breathtaking views, Montara Estate range, Red Duck beers, local tasting platters and live music....

24 Feb 2017
31 Mar 2017
28 Apr 2017
26 May 2017

Motor sport

Street Stock 1000 and VSC Formula 500

Featuring the the ever popular Street Stock speedway sedans and amazingly fast VSC Formula 500 race cars. V8 Trucks, ASCF Open Sedans, three Litre...

25 Feb 2017

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...

25 Feb 2017
25 Mar 2017
29 Apr 2017
27 May 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...

25 Feb 2017
4 Mar 2017
11 Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017

Festivals

Grampians Music Festival

The Grampians Music Festival is going to be something special. Nestled in the heart of the Grampians National Park, this festival will always stay...

24 - 26 Feb 2017

Dining

Shiraz Sundays at Steel Cutters Cottage

Shiraz Sundays are a regular Steel Cutters Cottage event held on the last Sunday of the month. A family friendly afternoon celebrating great food,...

26 Feb 2017
26 Mar 2017
30 Apr 2017
28 May 2017
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