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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 2022/2023 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.



Sheepvention

Sheepvention

Hamilton Showgrounds, Hamilton, VIC
31 July 2022 to 02 August 2022

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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Woolly West Fest

Woolly West Fest

Various locations, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - July / August 2022

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 Woolly West Fest uses wool, the Grampians’ greatest...

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Mount Abrupt

Peaks & Trails Run

Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
06 August 2022 to 07 August 2022

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

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Wonderland Run

Wonderland Run

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
27 August 2022 to 28 August 2022

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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Seriously Shiraz

Seriously Shiraz

Multiple Venues Around the Grampians, The Grampians, VIC
03 September 2022 to 04 September 2022

Seriously Shiraz is one of the most anticipated annual wine festivals in the Grampians region. Each year during a weekend in Spring, dozens of local winemakers known for producing world-class varieties, celebrate wine...

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Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Stawell Orchid Society Spring Show

Stawell Entertainment Centre, Stawell, VIC
03 September 2022 to 04 September 2022

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

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Grampians Brushes

Grampians Brushes

Various Locations, Halls Gap, VIC
10 September 2022 to 15 September 2022

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...

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Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Racecourse, Coleraine, VIC
23 September 2022

The Coleraine Cup is an important local racing event in Victoria. It has been taking place since 1903, and the same racecourse is home to one of the oldest jumps race in the country, The Great Western Steeplechase...

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Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
24 September 2022 to 25 September 2022

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 Agricultural...

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Grampians Wildflower Show

Grampians Wildflower Show

Grampians Flora Botanic Gardens, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - Sep 2022

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

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Arapiles Cycling Event

Arapiles Cycling Event

NC2 Office, Natimuk, VIC
01 October 2022

The Arapiles Cycling Event – The A.C.E. Ride, is a community cycling event taking place around Natimuk and Mt Arapiles. The ride was established as a means of raising funds for the Wimmera Drug Action Task Force...

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Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Hall, Pomonal, VIC
01 October 2022 to 02 October 2022

The Pomonal Native Flower Show is a yearly event showcasing iconic, exquisite Australian plants. It has been taking place for over three decades now; a highly anticipated event by all in the gardening community. Pomonal...

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Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham College Hall , Horsham, VIC
TBA- October 2022

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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Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix

Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix

Through The Streets of Coleraine, Coleraine, VIC
TBA - October 2022

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 pedal...

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Streatham Vintage Rally

Streatham Vintage Rally

Streatham Fire World Complex, Streatham, VIC
TBA - October 2022

The Streatham Vintage Rally and Family Day is a fun day out for the whole family in Streatham. Featuring a huge exhibition of vintage cars as well as displays, market stalls and a range of fun activities. Streatham...

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Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Botanical Gardens, Horsham, VIC
08 October 2022 to 09 October 2022

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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Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
08 October 2022

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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Patchewollock Music Festival

Patchewollock Music Festival

Main Street, Patchewollock, VIC
14 October 2022 to 16 October 2022

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

3 Peaks Festival

Dunkeld Memorial Park, Dunkeld, VIC
15 October 2022

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

Ararat Golden Gateway Festival

Various locations, Grampians, VIC
TBA - October 2022

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 Cup

Horsham Cup

Horsham & District Racing Club, Horsham, VIC
16 October 2022

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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Ararat Show

Ararat Show

RT White Raceway, Ararat, VIC
23 October 2022

The Ararat Show attracts competitors from all over Australia. The show is held each year at the RT White Raceway in Ararat and is ideal for families as it offers numerous activities for kids. The Ararat Show is...

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Nati Frinj

Nati Frinj

Various Locations, Natimuk, VIC
28 October 2022 to 30 October 2022

The Nati Frinj is a community festival held bi-annually in the small township of Natimuk in the Grampians. The festival is back in 2022 with a huge range of fun exhibitions and events. The Nati Frinj is a mix of live...

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Northfest

Northfest

Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - November 2022

Northfest Family Fun Day is a free festival held in Horsham. The aim of the festival is to enhance connections between young people and adults with a range of fun activities held throughout the day. Northfest, 2022...

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Dunkeld Cup

Dunkeld Cup

Dunkeld Racecourse, Dunkeld, VIC
12 November 2022

The Dunkeld Cup is a popular country racing event that takes place in the gorgeous grounds of the Dunkeld Racecourse; right at the foot of the picturesque Grampians. If you are looking for an authentic Victorian country...

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Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Racecourse, Penshurst, VIC
19 November 2022

The Penshurst Cup is an exciting horse race that now takes place in the busy Victorian country racing calendar each November. It is hosted by the Penshurst and District Racing Club; established in the 1800s and one of...

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Lanternfest

Lanternfest

Tarrington Lutheran School, Tarrington, VIC
TBA - November 2022

The Tarrington Lanternfest is an extraordinary event held each November in Tarrington. It is a celebration of St Martin, a kind man who was known for his generosity. Lanternfest 2022 Dates, Lantern Parade, Food &...

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Horsham Carols By Candlelight

Horsham Carols by Candlelight

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - December 2022

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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Party With The Ponies

Party with the Ponies

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - December 2022

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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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Melville Oval, Hamilton, VIC
31 December 2022 to 01 January 2023

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 Pacing Cup

Hamilton Pacing Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - Jan 2023

As per Victorian Government requirements, this is a fully vaccinated event and your vaccination status must be proved at the entry point. Your vaccination status can be proved by the following methods; a COVID-19...

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Great Western Cup

Great Western Cup

Great Western Racing Club, Great Western, VIC
TBA - JANUARY 2023

As per Victorian Government requirements, this is a fully vaccinated event and your vaccination status must be proved at the entry point. Your vaccination status can be proved by the following methods; a COVID-19...

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Hamilton Australia Day

Australia Day Hamilton

Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, VIC
26 January 2023

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 2023

Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian soil. Celebrate Australia Day with Ararat Rural City Council’s fun-filled program of...

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Horsham Australia Day

Australia Day Horsham

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
26 January 2023

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
05 February 2023

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 2023

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
TBA - FEB 2023

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 2023

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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