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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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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

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

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

Community

18th Annual Salvation Army Charity and Toy Ride

If you ride a scooter, cruiser, sports bike, a choock-chaser or international space station - you are warmly invited by Horsham Chapter H. O. G to...

25 Nov 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Community

White Ribbon Walk Wimmera

Wimmera White Ribbon Street Walk - a road to safer lives. Starting at the Horsham Aquatic Centre Car Park at 12:30pm, the event is to promote health...

24 Nov 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Festivals

Dunkeld Festival of Music

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

28 Apr - 2 May 2017

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

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

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
17 Dec 2016
24 Dec 2016
31 Dec 2016

Community

Horsham Chaplaincy Book Fair

The Horsham Chaplaincy Book Fair aims to raise money to support their Horsham College chaplains. They sell books for only $1 per book. Children's...

10 - 11 Nov 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Community

Kannamaroo Festival 2017

Kannamaroo Festival is an annual event with great family entertainment for all to enjoy and family fun activities. The street carnival follows down...

24 Nov 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
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