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Grampians Film Society

Apart from its natural beauty, the Grampians is also known as an art and cultural hub which draws thousands of visitors each year. The Grampians hosts a wide...

Grampians Film Society

Grampians Events

In addition to its many scenic attractions, the vibrant Grampians region hosts a wide array of events all throughout the year.

Visitors to this region should be sure to check the local event calendar for detailed information about the Grampians’ popular festivals and events.

Grampians Events 2017 Event, Festival & Market Calendar


The Grampians hosts a range of events including community festivals, art exhibitions, sporting events, film festivals and wild flower shows year after year.

The biggest event held in the Grampians each year is the Stawell Gift, a 120 metre running race that attracts thousands of visitors each year. For horse lovers, check out the Great Western Cup, one of the most-admired racing events in the nation.

Some of the most popular events in the region are the various flower shoes held in Spring and Summer where some of the most beautiful Australian wildflowers and orchids are on display. A number of seminars and presentations are also conducted during these events to promote the diverse natural attractions of the Grampians.

If food and wine are your thing, then check out the Grampians Grape Escape, a food and wine festival which showcases the best that the Grampians has to offer. If you are into music, there are plenty of live music shows and other entertainment festivals.

So come to the Grampians and check out the myriad of events that the Grampians hosts year after year.


Grampians Film Society

Grampians Film Society

Halls Gap Community Hall, Halls Gap, VIC

Apart from its natural beauty, the Grampians is also known as an art and cultural hub which draws thousands of visitors each year. The Grampians hosts a wide variety of film festivals, art exhibitions and cultural...

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Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre,, Hamilton, VIC
05 June 2017 to 18 June 2017

The Hamilton Eisteddfod is an annual event held at the Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton and offers a platform for musicians to perform before a live audience. What sets this event apart from other music festivals is...

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Serra Terror

Grampians National Park, Dunkeld, VIC
10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

Serra Terror is an endurance event that is hosted in the Grampians National Park over the Queens Birthday weekend in June each year. The event is held over 2 action packed days where teams join together to try and...

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Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk, VIC
11 June 2017, 5 November 2017 & 10 December 2017

The Natimuk Farmers Market is a popular market located in the Grampians and is held only a few times a year. It is tucked away at the foot of the stunning Mt Arapiles and Mitre Rock, making it easily accessible for...

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Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap Primary School, Halls Gap, VIC
16 April 2017

Apart from its many tourist attractions, the town of Halls Gap is also known for some of its unique events and amazing shows. Those who love to shop should come and check out the popular market at the Halls Gap Primary...

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AlpacaFest

Hamilton Showgrounds, Hamilton, VIC
17 June 2017 to 18 June 2017

AlpacaFest is a massive alpaca show which is held yearly at the Hamilton Showgrounds and is run by the Australian Alpaca Association. With competition spanning two days, AlpacaFest is one of the premier alpaca shows in...

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Woolly West Fest

Various locations, Hamilton, VIC
31 July 2017 to 13 August 2017

The Woolly West Fest showcases the many creative things that can be done with wool and is held all over the Grampians Region every year. Founded in 2014, the Wooly West Fest uses wool, the Grampians’ greatest...

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Mount Abrupt

Peaks & Trails Run

Start - Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
05 August 2017 to 06 August 2017

Peaks & Trails Run is a massive weekend of foot racing starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Dunkeld, just south of Grampians National Park. There are a range of events held over the weekend, the most...

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Sheepvention

Sheepvention

Hamilton Showgrounds, Hamilton, VIC
07 August 2017 to 08 August 2017

Sheepvention, the biggest farming event in Victoria, brings together farmers and fashion enthusiasts for a 2-day one of a kind event. Sheepvention is run by the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society and is the...

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Wonderland Run

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
26 August 2017 to 27 August 2017

Wonderland Run is held annually in late August and is based in Halls Gap, Victoria. There are four major races held as part of this exciting event. The longer 20km and 36km distances take in the major icons of the...

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Grampians Brushes

Grampians Brushes

Various Locations, Halls Gap, VIC
09 September 2017 to 14 September 2017

Set in the gorgeous hillside setting of Grampians, the Halls Gap township boasts a number of popular exhibitions, shows and events all throughout the year. Often, visitors to this region come here to indulge in the lush...

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Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
01 October 2017

The Horsham Agricultural Show attracts competitors from all over Australia. The Show is held each year at the Horsham Showgrounds, and is ideal for families as it offers numerous activities for kids. Horsham...

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Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham College Hall , Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2017

The Horsham Spring Orchid Show is an annual event where keen gardeners can get tips and tricks about all things relating to orchids. Aimed at celebrating the diversity of orchids, the Horsham Spring Orchid Show has...

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Grampians Wildflower Show

Grampians Wildflower Walkabout

Grampians Flora Botanic Gardens, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - October 2017

The spectacular region of the Grampians is also an oasis for wildflower and orchid lovers. Every spring, the area glows with many colourful wildflower plant and Halls Gap hosts the Grampians Wildflower Walkabout...

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Ararat

Ararat Golden Gateway Festival

Various locations, Grampians, VIC
TBA - October 2017

The Ararat Golden Gateway Festival is a 9 day community festival held in Ararat and has been running for over 50 years. The festival showcases the Grampians best attractions, and offers entertainment and fun activities...

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Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Botanical Gardens, Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2017

Horsham Spring Garden Festival is a garden-lover’s paradise for those who want to learn innovative ways to improve their gardening skills. At the festival, visitors are able to learn ways in which they can adapt...

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Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix

Coleraine , VIC
14 October 2017

The Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix is a fantastic community event which raises funds for the local community. The event is a two hour endurance event where teams are tasked with recycling old bike parts into a pedalcar...

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Patchewollock Music Festival

Patchewollock Music Festival

Main Street, Patchewollock, VIC
20 October 2017 to 22 October 2017

The Patchewollock Music Festival began in 2012 as a one off event. But following the warm reception and the success of the festival, it morphed into an annual event that brings together locals and foreign visitors for a...

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3 Peaks Festival

Dunkeld Memorial Park, Dunkeld, VIC
21 October 2017

The 3 Peaks Festival is an outdoor market held in Dunkeld each year which consists of live music, entertainment, fun activities and market stalls. Held in the beautiful spring Grampians weather, come up to Dunkeld for...

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Ararat Agricultural Show

Recreation Reserve, Ararat, VIC
22 October 2017

The Ararat Agricultural Show attracts competitors from all over Australia. The Show is held each year at recreation reserve in Ararat and is ideal for families as it offers numerous activities for kids. The Ararat...

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Halls Gap Jazz Blues Festival

Various locations , Grampians, VIC
27 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

The Halls Gap Jazz Blues Festival is back in spring, so come and enjoy some amazing musical performances in the gorgeous backdrop of the Grampians. The festival will be held over 7 venues in Halls Gap, with over 50...

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Horsham Cup

Horsham Cup

Horsham & District Racing Club, Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2017

Racing is a popular activity in Horsham and the annual Horsham Cup attracts visitors from Victoria and beyond. The Cup typifies the heart and soul of Victoria, making it a must-attend event for those who would love to...

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Wimmera Geranium & Pelargonium Annual Show

Wimmera Geranium & Pelargonium Annual Show

Angling Club Rooms - Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2017

The Wimmera Geranium & Pelargonium Annual Show is a two-day event that showcases the best of the Geranium and Pelargonium flower varieties. If these flowers are a favourite, or you simply are fascinated by nature...

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Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
29 October 2017

The Hamilton Cup is a 2200m horse race that is held in October each year at the Hamilton Racecourse in the Grampians. The richness of the land on which the racecourse is located offers a breathtakingly beautiful...

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Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - October 2017

In spring each year, the Grampians hosts an amazing wild flower event called the Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show. Many visitors head to the Grampians to enjoy this stunning orchid show and explore the amazing...

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Nati Frinj

Various, Natimuk, VIC
03 November 2017 to 05 November 2017

The Nati Frinj is a community festival held bi-annually in the small township of Natimuk in the Grampians. The festival is back in 2017 with a huge range of fun exhibitions and events. The Nati Frinj is a mix of live...

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Halls-Gap-Film-Festival

Halls Gap Film Festival

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
10 November 2017 to 12 November 2017

With its old-style country hospitality, charming cinemas and an array of internationally renowned films, the Halls Gap Film Festival is one of the most exciting events in the Grampians region. The Grampians Film...

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Northfest

Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham, VIC
11 November 2017

Northfest Family Fun Day is a free festival held in Horsham every two years, and is back again in 2017. The aim of the festival is to enhance connections between young people and adults with a range of fun activities...

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Move 4 Life 2014 Fun Run/Walk

Move 4 Life Fun Run/Walk

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - November 2017

The Move 4 Life Fun Run/Walk is an fun run hosted annually by the Wimmera Health Care Group. The aim of the walk is to raise funds medical equipment so by taking part in the fun run/walk, visitors are still able to...

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Tri State Games

Various venues, Horsham, VIC
12 November 2017 to 17 November 2017

The Tri State Games is a massive sporting event which brings together athletes from Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales in a huge week of competition. Competitors come from a range of disability organisations...

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Ararat Makers & Growers Market

Ararat Town Hall precinct, Ararat, VIC
TBA - December 2017

The Ararat Makers & Growers Market is run by the Ararat Rural City Council in order to showcase the home grown and hand made products from Ararat and the Grampians region. The market can be found in the centre of...

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Horsham Carols by Candlelight

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
03 December 2017

If you are in Horsham around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event known as Horsham Carols by Candlelight. This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come together to sing...

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Health, Harmony and Happiness Festival

Robe Institute, Robe, SA
TBA - January 2018

The Health, Harmony and Happiness Festival is a local wellness weekend held in the beautiful coastal city of Robe. Bringing together a range of stalls, you will discover heaps of new products and services to improve...

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Horsham Australia Day Celebrations

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
26 January 2018

Come and celebrate Australia Day in Horsham. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil. Visitors to Horsham can join in on the...

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Australia Day Hamilton

Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, VIC
26 January 2018

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on...

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Australia Day Ararat

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
26 January 2018

Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil. Visitors to Ararat can join in on the festivities to commemorate the day, with a...

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Great Western Cup

Great Western Cup

Great Western Racing Club, Great Western, VIC
27 January 2018

The charming Grampians Region is also home to several renowned events, including the popular Great Western Cup. As one of the most-admired racing events in the nation, the Great Western Cup welcomes many international...

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Grampians Ride to Remember

Ararat Performing Arts Centre , Ararat, VIC
TBA - February 2018

The Grampians Ride to Remember is an annual event where the community comes together to ride their motorcycles from Ararat to Halls Gap. The ride raises money for the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. Each year...

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Horsham Triathlon

Horsham Triathlon

Sawyer Park,, Horsham, VIC
11 February 2017

Horsham hosts many sporting events all year round, and one of the most prominent sports events is the Horsham Triathlon, an annual event held every February. The Horsham Triathlon has grown in leaps and bounds over the...

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Old Skool Hot Rod Event

Rod Run

Halls Gap Caravan Park, Halls Gap, VIC
16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018

The Grampians also hosts a popular hot rod event known as Rod Run (aka the Old Skool Hot Rod Event). With many custom and hot rod car enthusiasts heading to Halls Gap for this fun day out, Rod Run is a major hit amongst...

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Grampians Music Festival

The Middle of Halls Gap, Halls Gap, VIC
24 February 2018 to 25 February 2018

The Grampians Music Festival is a fantastic new event held in Halls Gap and will have a huge range of music acts playing at a relaxed outdoor festival. The Grampians Music Festival is an annual event which is hosted in...

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Willaura Farm to Pub

Willaura Hotel, Willaura, VIC
24 February 2018

The Willaura Farm to Pub is a fun community riding, running and walking event which is held in the township of Willaura each year. Started in 2003 as a small family event, today the Farm to Pub attracts hundreds of...

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Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market

Willaura Hospital Grounds, Willaura, VIC
04 March 2018

Come over to the small town of Willaura for the Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market, held in March each year. There will be a huge range of market stalls for you to browse, as well as heaps of tasty food and...

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Horsham Fishing Competition

Wimmera River, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Horsham Fishing Competition is an event held on the banks of the Wimmera River over the Labour Day weekend each year. There are cash prizes to be won, as well as a great variety of fresh Victorian fish to catch...

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Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Wimmera Events Centre, Longerenong, VIC
06 March 2018 to 08 March 2018

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days is a large community not-for-profit event which has been running since 1963. Hosted each year in the Wimmera Events Centre which is located near Horsham, it is one of the biggest...

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Natimuk Show

Natimuk Showgrounds, Natimuk, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Natimuk Show is a one day agricultural show hosted in the Western Victorian town of Natimuk, nestled at the base of Mount Arapiles. Run by the Agricultural and Pastoral Society, the show has been running for over...

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Horsham Car and Bike Show

Horsham Car and Bike Show

May Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Horsham Car and Bike Show is one of the most popular events in the Horsham calendar and attracts motor enthusiasts from all across Victoria. The organisers of the annual event use this event to raise funds for...

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Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
16 March 2018 to 18 March 2018

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival was created in 1995 to celebrate rock’n’roll music and today, is one of Australia’s longest running festivals. At this family friendly festival, you will find great...

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Horsham Relay for Life

Coughlin Park, Horsham, VIC
16 March 2018 to 17 March 2018

Relay for Life is a charitable fun run event that raises money for cancer research as well as give recognition to those who have died, are being treated or have overcome cancer. Horsham Relay for Life is held each year...

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Grampians Texture Festival

Grampians Texture Festival

MOCO Gallery, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - March 2018

Set in the magnificent backdrop of the Grampians, the township of Halls Gap presents a one-of-a-kind event known as the Grampians Texture Festival. Artists come to this event to showcase their talents and creativity...

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Horsham Country Music Festival

Horsham Country Music Festival

Various Horsham Locations, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2018

The Horsham Country Music Festival offers an eclectic fusion of country music and a relaxed atmosphere for visitors who wish to sample Horsham’s vibrant country music scene. The festival traces its humble...

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Murray to Moyne

Murray to Moyne

Mildura, Swan Hill or Echuca, Port Fairy, VIC
TBA - April 2018

Murray to Moyne is a cycling fundraising event for experienced cyclists that has been running for over 30 years. Founded in 1987 by the late Graham Woodrup and his wife Hester, the event has helped raise millions of...

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Stawell Gift

Stawell Gift

Central Park, Stawell, VIC
02 April 2018

The Stawell Gift is a running race that has a long history that dates back to the late 19th Century. Today, this iconic race has grown to be the most important event in Stawell’s sporting calendar. The event is...

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Horsham Market and Swap Meet

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
TBA - April 2018

The Horsham Market and Swap Meet is a massive event where collectors, motoring enthusiasts and everyone in between comes together to grab a great bargain! The swap meet is put together by the Wimmera Mallee Historical...

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Dunkeld Festival of Music

Various venues in Dunkeld, Dunkeld, VIC
28 April 2017 to 02 May 2017

The Dunkeld Festival of Music is where those interested in fine wine and chamber music can come together to enjoy both in the beautiful Grampians region. The festival is held over three days in Dunkeld, small township...

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Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Racecourse Reserve, Great Western, VIC
TBA - April 2018

The Great Western Rodeo, a yearly event held by the Great Western Football and Netball Club, has grown to be a premier must-attend event in Victoria. With riders from Australia and rodeo-lovers from all over the world...

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Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape

Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, Halls Gap, VIC
05 May 2018 to 06 May 2018

Come to the Grampians Grape Escape in a beautiful setting and relish some of the finest meals and wines that the Grampians has to offer. With more than 100 stalls from all parts of the world, the Grampians Grape Escape...

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Horsham Mothers Day Classic

Horsham Soundshell Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
13 May 2018

Come and take part in the Horsham Mothers Day Classic, a charity fun run held on Mother’s Day in Sawyer Park, Horsham. The Mother’s Day Classic event has been running since 1998 and has raised over $30 million and...

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Run the Gap

Run the Gap

Visitor Information Centre, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - May 2018

Run the Gap is a fun run held every year at Halls Gap in the scenic Grampians National Park and provides the opportunity to run while enjoying the natural outdoors. This is a run and walk event, and incorporates...

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