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Horsham Country Music Festival

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 2020/2021 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 shows 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.



Party With The Ponies

Party with the Ponies

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
01 December 2020

Party with the Ponies is an exciting annual race day that has been taking place at the Hamilton Racecourse since 2005. The event is a celebration of the International Day of People with a Disability and seems to raise...

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Horsham Carols By Candlelight

Horsham Carols by Candlelight

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - December 2020

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...

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Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk Farmers Market

Shire Offices, Natimuk, VIC
TBA - December 2020

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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Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Racecourse, Penshurst, VIC
26 December 2020

The Penshurst Cup on Boxing Day is an exciting horse race that takes place on the busiest day of the Victorian country racing calendar. It is hosted by the Penshurst and District Racing Club; established in the 1800s...

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Melville Oval, Hamilton, VIC
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

New Years Eve in Hamilton is a large celebration that locals and visitors look forward to annually. One of the biggest parties is organized by the Southern Grampians Shire, who is known for arranging family-fun street...

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Hamilton Pastoral Museum

Hamilton Pastoral Museum Open Weekend

Hamilton Pastoral Museum, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - Jan 2021

The Hamilton Pastoral Museum Open Weekend is one of the many anticipated events of the museum. The open weekend, which takes place on the first weekend of January each year, allows visitors to see the museum’s...

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Hamilton Pacing Cup

Hamilton Pacing Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - Jan 2021

The Hamilton Pacing Cup is a highly-anticipated racing event with exciting activities and events for all ages. The event showcases harness racing in a community event that brings people together from all over the...

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Great Western Cup

Great Western Cup

Great Western Racing Club, Great Western, VIC
24 January 2021

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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Hamilton Australia Day

Hamilton Australia Day

Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, VIC
26 January 2021

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

Australia Day Ararat

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
26 January 2021

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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Horsham Australia Day

Horsham Australia Day

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
26 January 2021

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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Grampians Ride To Remember

Grampians Ride to Remember

Ararat RSL, Ararat, VIC
07 February 2021

The Grampians Ride to Remember is an annual event where the community comes together to ride their motorcycles starting from Ararat and around the Grampians region. The ride raises money for the Victoria Police Blue...

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Horsham Triathlon

Horsham Triathlon

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - February 2021

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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Rod Run

Rod Run

Halls Gap Caravan Park, Halls Gap, VIC
15 April 2021 to 17 April 2021

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

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Babylon Festival

Babylon Festival

Kara Kara National Park, Carapooee West, VIC
TBA - February 2021

The Babylon Festival is an annual lifestyle and music camping festival that takes place in the stunning rural wilderness area of Carapooee West in the Victorian countryside. Though in its infant stages, the camping...

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Willaura Farm To Pub

Willaura Farm to Pub

Willaura Hotel, Willaura, VIC
TBA - February 2021

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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Grampians Music Festival

Grampians Music Festival

The Middle of Halls Gap, Halls Gap, VIC
26 February 2021 to 27 February 2021

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 Healthcare Outdoor Market

Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market

Willaura Hospital Grounds, Willaura, VIC
TBA - March 2021

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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Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Wimmera Events Centre, Longerenong, VIC
02 March 2021 to 04 March 2021

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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Pitch Music & Arts Festival

Pitch Music & Arts Festival

Pitch Festival, Willaura North, VIC
TBA - March 2021

The Pitch Festival is a popular art and music festival that takes place in a stunning rural location in Victoria. Held over a weekend in early March, the over 18s event features a dazzling array of artists and unique...

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Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap Primary School, Halls Gap, VIC
07 March 2021

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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Horsham Car And Bike Show

Horsham Car and Bike Show

May Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA- March 2021

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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Horsham Fishing Competition

Horsham Fishing Competition

Wimmera River, Horsham, VIC
TBA- March 2021

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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Horsham Relay For Life

Horsham Relay for Life

Green Lake Recreation Reserve, Horsham, VIC
12 March 2021 to 13 March 2021

Relay for Life is a charity fun run event that raises money for cancer research as well as gives 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
13 March 2021 to 18 March 2021

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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Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
TBA- March 2021

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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Live4life Colourful Run

Live4Life Colourful Run

Lake Hamilton, Hamilton, VIC
TBA- March 2021

Hamilton’s Live4Life Colourful Run is an annual event held to raise money and awareness for mental health. Participants get to run around the scenic Lake Hamilton, though the highlight of the event is the...

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Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Foreshore, Lake Bolac, VIC
20 March 2021

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is a celebration of the eel migration season in a sacred space. It’s a true one-of-a-kind festival, attended by local clans and highlighted by marriage, ceremony, and events. Lake Bolac...

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Penshurst Art & Photography Exhibition

Penshurst Art & Photography Exhibition

Penshurst Memorial Hall, Penshurst, VIC
TBA - March 2021

The Penshurst Art Exhibition is one of the newest, most exciting art events to grace the local community. With its inaugural event held just in 2016, it promises a fresh take into drawings and paintings made by artists...

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Grampians Challenge

Grampians Challenge

Zumstein Picnic Ground, Zumsteins, VIC
21 March 2021

The Grampians Challenge is an action-packed weekend event taking place in the Northern Grampians. There are multisport races and trail runs in varying distances available, for both men and women. Grampians Challenge...

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Natimuk Annual Agricultural Show

Natimuk Annual Agricultural Show

Natimuk Showgrounds, Natimuk, VIC
27 March 2021

The Natimuk Annual Agricultural 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...

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Dunkeld Polo Cup

Dunkeld Polo Cup

Dunkeld Racecourse, Dunkeld, VIC
27 March 2021 to 28 March 2021

The Dunkeld Polo Cup is a family-friendly polo event held at the Dunkeld Racecourse close to Easter. The Game of Kings, as polo is often referred to, is recognised as the oldest team ball sport in the world, and was...

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Stawell Gift

Stawell Gift

Central Park, Stawell, VIC
03 April 2021 to 05 April 2021

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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Murray To Moyne

Murray to Moyne

Mildura, Swan Hill or Echuca, Port Fairy, VIC
TBA - APRIL 2021

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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Horsham Market And Swap Meet

Horsham Market and Swap Meet

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
TBA - April 2021

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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Cavendish Red Gum Festival

Cavendish Red Gum Festival

Multiple Venues in Cavendish, Cavendish, VIC
09 April 2021 to 11 April 2021

The Cavendish Red Gum Festival is one of the newest and most exciting biennial events in Victoria. After the massive success of its inaugural event in 2018, this all-ages festival celebrates the iconic red gum tree...

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Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Racecourse Reserve, Great Western, VIC
TBA - April 2021

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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Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Oval, Moyston, VIC
TBA - April 2021

The Moyston Easter Market is a family-friendly event that takes place every year on Easter Saturday. Filled to the brim with wholesome activities, everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Easter here with the rest of...

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Dunkeld Festival Of Music

Dunkeld Festival of Music

Various venues in Dunkeld, Dunkeld, VIC
16 April 2021 to 20 April 2021

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, a small town...

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Hamilton And District Old Time Dance Club Autumn Ball

Hamilton and District Old Time Dance Club Autumn Ball

Bainbridge College Hall, Hamilton, VIC
22 April 2021 to 25 April 2021

The Hamilton and District Old Time Dance Club Autumn Ball is a fun, dance-filled weekend event that takes place each year at the Bainbridge College Hall. Both members and visitors of all ages are welcome to participate...

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Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape

Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, Halls Gap, VIC
01 May 2021 to 02 May 2021

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 120 stalls from all parts of the world, the Grampians Grape Escape...

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Horsham Mothers Day Classic

Horsham Mothers Day Classic

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
09 May 2021

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

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Hamilton Mothers Day Classic

Hamilton Mothers Day Classic

Lake Hamilton Boat Ramp, Hamilton, VIC
09 May 2021

The Mother’s Day Classic in Hamilton is an annual event that seeks to increase awareness and raise money for breast cancer research. The fun run and walk invites everyone to get together to inspire positivity...

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Balmoral Show

Balmoral Show

Balmoral Recreation Reserve, Balmoral, VIC
12 May 2021 to 15 May 2021

The Balmoral Show is one of the longest-running agricultural events in Victoria. Showcasing the best of cattle, horse, merino, poultry, cooking, arts and crafts, this family-friendly event is always widely anticipated...

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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, Hamilton, VIC
16 May 2021

The Hamilton Million Paws Walk is the largest annual dog event in Hamilton. The yearly one-day event is filled with exciting activities and food for both you and your pooch with the intention of raising awareness and...

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Run The Gap

Run the Gap

Visitor Information Centre, Halls Gap, VIC
23 May 2021

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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Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre,, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - June 2021

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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Queens Birthday Rally

Queens Birthday Rally

Hamilton Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hamilton, VIC
11 June 2021

The Hamilton VVC Drivers Club Queens Birthday Rally is an annual vintage car rally with exciting participants joining from all over Victoria and South Australia. It is organised by the Hamilton and District Veteran...

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Serra Terror

Serra Terror

Grampians National Park, Dunkeld, VIC
12 June 2021 to 13 June 2021

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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