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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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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Horsham Town Hall

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to Horsham after 15 years. Join British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins, 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young...

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Hope: From Robe to Riches Art Exhibition

The Hope: From Robe to Riches Art Exhibition uses painting (oil, acrylic, watercolour) drawings, sketches and social media (timelapse YouTube...

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Hamilton Village Seniors Film Festival

The Hamilton Village Seniors Film Festival celebrates the Victorian Seniors Festival in October 2017. The Village presents a diverse range of...

Until 31 Oct 2017


Victorian Seniors Festival

Seniors Festival 2017 is a special time of celebration for Southern Grampians Shire seniors. Running in October 2017, events and activities are held...

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An exhibition of prints by Peta Adamson. Saddened by the eerie beauty of the landscape following bush fire Peta has represented the simplicity of the...

Until 12 Nov 2017


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Plays Beethoven 8

The mighty Melbourne Symphony Orchestra returns to the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre in 2017. Join British clarinet virtuoso Michael Collins, 2015...

18 Oct 2017


Exposing Edith at Horsham Town Hall

Winners of Best Cabaret for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, this breathtaking show features classics such as Le Vie en Rose, Padam and Non, Je ne...

19 Oct 2017


Rhythms of Life in the Wimmera

An Exhibition of work by members of the Horsham Artists Society. This exhibition of paintings reflects the amazing contrasts in the Wimmera landscape...

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Creekside BBQ Battle

The Creekside BBQ Battle offers an exciting weekend celebrating low and slow BBQ with 36 teams teams from across Australia competing for the title of...

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War Heritage Roadshow - Ararat

Victoria’s families have countless pieces of war heritage that tell the stories of the city's experience of war and conflict. The Department of...

20 Oct 2017


TRAX Big Band meets the JASSisters Cabaret

The TRAX 20 piece Big Band is combining with the three Jass Sisters; Jenny, Anna, and Su, to perform old and new standards in gorgeous three part...

20 Oct 2017


Aradale 150th Celebration

The Friends of J Ward Inc. would like to invite you and your partner to attend a celebration to mark 150 years since the opening of Aradale Mental...

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