Stawell Gift, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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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 great outdoors. Pace yourself for 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 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.

Fine regional food and wine events
Foodies should head directly to the Grampians Grape Escape Food and Wine Festival in May, a wonderful celebration of local food and wine and music set against the spectacular backdrop of the Grampians National Park.

Stop at farmers markets in regional towns to fill your basket with locally grown produce.

Spring racing
Get your glad rags on for the Avoca Cup in October, and enjoy the fantastic food, wine and track-side entertainment of one of country Victoria's largest spring racing meetings.

Sample the region's artistic side at arts events throughout the year and look out for events in the great outdoors for unforgettable Grampians experiences.

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The Fabulous Shaw Bequest

The Fabulous Shaw Bequest: Revisited

31 Jul 2014 - 28 Feb 2015

Hamilton

General consensus was that the superb showing of a selection of works from the Shaw Bequest organised in 2013 was on for too short a time so we are...

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William Hogarth - Characters and Caricatures

William Hogarth: Characters and Caricatures

22 Oct 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

Hamilton

William Hogarth was most famously known for his biting commentary on 18th century manners and morals. A controversial and individualistic character...

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Hamilton TOPS 2014

Hamilton Tops 2014

8 - 30 Nov 2014

Hamilton

Now in its twelfth year, Hamilton Tops 2014 features work created by local VCE students undertaking studies in Studio Arts and Visual Communication...

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ILLUMINATION: The art of Philip Wolfhagen

Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen

13 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Hamilton

This exhibition Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen is the first major survey of this Tasmanian artist. A landscape artist, Wolfhagen is a...

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Quamby Homestead garden in full bloom

Quamby Homestead Garden Open Day

30 Nov 2014

Woolsthorpe

From $5 - $5

Quamby Homestead is pleased to support the Koroit & District Kindergarten by opening our gardens and homestead on Sunday 30th November 2014. Come...

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Party With The Ponies

Party With The Ponies 2014

1 Dec 2014

Hamilton

Party With The Ponies celebrates 10 years! Party with the Ponies, celebrates International Day of People with a Disability, and aims to acknowledge...

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TRANSCENDENCE: photographs by David Stephenson

Transcendence: Photographs by David Stephenson

3 Dec 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

Hamilton

David Stephenson has photographed a range of subjects in countries around the world, including landscapes, skyscapes, cityscapes and cathedral...

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Adam Brand | Up Close and Personal

Adam Brand: Up Close and Personal

4 Dec 2014

Horsham

Whatever gives Aussie music its heart, Adam Brand breathes plenty of life into its soul. For more than fifteen years, Brand has been one of the...

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St Mary's Christmas Expo & Street Parade

St Mary's Christmas Expo & Street Parade 2014

6 Dec 2014

Hamilton

St Mary's Christmas Expo and Street Parade is a wonderful day full of fun, bargains and prizes! There's a fantastic range of gourmet produce, new and...

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Agricultural Show

Penshurst Pastoral & Agricultural Show

6 Dec 2014

Penshurst

The Penshurst Agriculture Show always proves a hit for a fun family day out experiencing many aspects of rural farming. Side shows, birds of prey,...

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Balmoral Rodeo

Balmoral Rodeo 2014

6 Dec 2014

Balmoral

This year the Balmoral Rodeo committee will run a full rodeo event with Woodall's Rodeo Promotions. A family friendly annual event with bull riding,...

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Carols By Candlelight in Horsham

Carols By Candlelight in Horsham

7 Dec 2014

Horsham

Carols By Candlelight in Horsham is an entertaining family evening out as you sing along a to Christmas Carols with the choir. There will be food...

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Market

Ararat Farmers Market

14 Dec 2014

Ararat

The Ararat Farmers Market is held on the second Sunday of every month in conjunction with the Ararat Trash and Treasure Market from 9am to 1pm....

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St Arnaud Lions Christmas Procession

19 Dec 2014

St Arnaud

Come join St Arnaud and surrounding communities with the St Arnaud Lions Christmas Procession. With the Main Street closed there will be plenty of...

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Penshurst Community Market

Penshurst Christmas Market

19 Dec 2014

Penshurst

Penshurst is set at the base of Mount Rouse in Western Victoria, in a region rich on Volcanic history 30kms from Hamilton. Looking for last minute...

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Nhill Market

21 Dec 2014

Nhill

The Nhill Market aims to provide a regular platform for small businesses, local Wimmera food producers, and local regional creative people to market...

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Santa Day Races

Santa Day Races

21 Dec 2014

Horsham

Horsham Country racing plays a prominent role in the heart and soul of Victoria. When you hear the thundering hoofs of the thoroughbred meet the...

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Penshurst Boxing Day Races

2014 Penshurst Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2014

Penshurst

Come along to Penthurst Racecourse and the join the fun that many family, friends and racegoers from off across Victoria have been doing at the...

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Nhill Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2014

Nhill

What better way to continue on the Christmas fun and games than at the Nhill Boxing Day Races. Offering live music, activities for the kids, a TAB,...

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2014 New Year's Eve Celebration - Rotary Club of Hamilton North

31 Dec 2014

Hamilton

The New Year's Eve Street Party is organised by the Rotary Club of Hamilton North for the benefit for young families wishing to celebrate New Years...

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Adelaide Chamber Singers

Promenade of Sacred Music

1 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Hamilton

In April 2011, the historic churches of Hamilton and surrounds are transformed into concert halls for the annual Southern Grampians Promenade of...

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Hamilton Pastoral Museum - Past Times Open Weekend

Hamilton Pastoral Museum - Harvesting Day

3 - 4 Jan 2015

Hamilton

The Hamilton pastoral Museum presents Past Times with a huge weekend of activities including vintage machinery, cars, motorbike displays, blacksmith...

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Beaufort Market

Beaufort Market

6 Dec 2014, 3 Jan 2015

Beaufort

Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery. The market...

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Horsham Harness Pacing Cup

Horsham Harness Pacing Cup

11 Jan 2015

Horsham

Horsham is a thriving town situated on the edge of the Grampians National Park in Western Victoria and is the hub of the Wimmera, they will be...

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Sunday Tapas

Sunday Tapas

21 Dec 2014, 18 Jan 2015

Beaufort

From $65 - $65

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

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Hamiton Races

Hamilton Races 2014/2015

1 Dec 2014, 23 Jan 2015

Hamilton

Enjoy a day fun day at the races! The Hamilton racecourse is situated on the Henty Highway, only five kilometres from the town Centre. The racecourse...

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Basketball

Bendigo Bank Junior Basketball Tournament 2015

24 - 25 Jan 2015

Hamilton

Supported by Bendigo Bank a Basketball Tournament for boys and girls under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 will be held at the Hamilton Indoor...

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Tennis Clubhouse

Charlton Lawn Tennis Club Annual Tournament

24 - 26 Jan 2015

Charlton

The Charlton Lawn Tennis Club holds an annual three day tennis tournament over the Australia Day weekend on 16 grass courts. There are Open, A, B, C...

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Avoca Riverside Market

28 Dec 2014, 25 Jan 2015

Avoca

The tranquillity of the venue on the grassy banks of the Avoca River adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the Riverside Market. Browse more...

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Australia Day 2015

26 Jan 2015

Hamilton

Australia Day ceremonies occurring across the Shire include flag raising, guest speakers, presentations, entertainment and community barbecues....

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Sunday Afternoon in the Gardens 2014

Sunday Afternoon in the Gardens 2014 / 2015

7 Dec 2014, 4 Jan 2015, 1 Feb 2015

Hamilton

Sunday Afternoon in the Gardens Bring a chair and enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon at the Hamilton Botanic Gardens. Make a day of it and bring the...

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Jazz Festival Halls Gap

Grampians Jazz Festival

7 - 9 Feb 2015

Halls Gap

Whether or not you are a big fan of jazz music, you should never miss the amazing Grampians Jazz festival. With over 5,000 musicians and many fans,...

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Wool & Craft Guild

Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild

9 Feb 2015

Yulecart

The Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild meets every second Monday of each month, excluding the months of December and January, where you can come along and...

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Horsham Tri

Horsham Triathlon

14 Feb 2015

Horsham

The 2015 Horsham Triathlon will be held on Saturday 14th February, with the junior "Come and Try" event held first followed by the senior event. Mark...

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Western Speedway Racing 2014

Western Speedway Racing 2015

13 Dec 2014, 27 Dec 2014, 17 - 18 Jan 2015, 21 Feb 2015

Hamilton

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

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Rock On The Home Straight

Rock On The Home Straight

28 Feb 2015

Hamilton

Enjoy a great night out with friends and family, relax with a picnic dinner and a few drinks under the stars while you enjoy some fantastic musical...

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Garden and agriculture

Wimmera Machinery Field Days

3 - 5 Mar 2015

Longerenong

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days is Victoria's premier broad acre field day. Each year over 600 exhibitors showcase the latest in agricultural...

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Southern Grampians Classic Pairs

Southern Grampians Classic Pairs

4 - 5 Mar 2015

Hamilton

Held at the Hamilton Bowling Club, a great staple of many country communities, local bowls offer a chance for friendly competition over a beer or a...

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Horsham Car & Bike Show

Horsham Car & Bike Show

8 Mar 2015

Horsham

The Horsham Car and Bike Show will hold it's annual Show and Shine event in March Labour Day weekend. Event organisers raise funds for the Wimmera...

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Grampians Texture

14 - 19 Mar 2015

Halls Gap

Seventeen inspiring and fantastic Australian and international tutors are offering a range of two, four and six day workshops at Grampians Texture....

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Hamilton Botanic

Hamilton Botanic Art Group

17 Feb 2015, 17 Mar 2015

Hamilton

Do you enjoy working in a peaceful and picturesque surrounding? The Hamilton Botanic Art group has a strong focus on watercolour painting, however,...

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Horsham Country Music Festival

Horsham Country Music Festival

19 - 22 Mar 2015

Horsham

The Horsham Country Music Association was formed in 2006 with the first monthly gig held in 2007 and the inaugural Horsham Country Music Festival...

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Balmoral P & A Society Show

Balmoral P & A Society Show

21 Mar 2015

Balmoral

The Annual Show is a long standing (127 years) event totally focused around community participation and entertainment. An interactive, exhibition...

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Birchip Quarter Horse Races

21 Mar 2015

Birchip

Birchip Quarter Horse Racing club is a community organisation developed to run Quarter Horse events in Birchip. All positions on the committee are...

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Hamilton and District Darts Tournament 2015

22 - 23 Mar 2015

Hamilton

Greater Hamilton welcomes the annual Darts tournament with teams playing in a round robin format. Ladies and Men's teams will be competing at the...

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Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay

28 - 29 Mar 2015

Port Fairy

Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay is an annual cycling relay with approximately 1500 riders and support crews. Around 100 teams from...

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2015 National Gemboree

National Gemboree

3 - 6 Apr 2015

Dooen

All roads leads to Horsham Victoria during the 2015 National Gemboree. The Horsham & District Lapidary Club will be hosting the 51st National Gem and...

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Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Rodeo

3 Apr 2015

Great Western

From $10 - $60

The Great Western Good Friday Rodeo is an annual event run by the Great Western Football and Netball Club. In that time the event has grown to become...

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Murray To Moyne

Murray To Moyne

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Hamilton

With the 2014 event a great success, the Moyne Health Services in Port Fairy is proud to present the 29th Annual Murray to Moyne. Teams raise funds...

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