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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 2021/2022 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.

Penshurst Art & Photography Exhibition

Penshurst Art & Photography Exhibition

Penshurst Memorial Hall, Penshurst, VIC
19 March 2021 to 21 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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Dunkeld Festival Of Music

Dunkeld Festival of Music

Various venues in Dunkeld, Dunkeld, VIC
26 March 2021 to 30 March 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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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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Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Oval, Moyston, VIC
03 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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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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Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap Primary School, Halls Gap, VIC
04 April 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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Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk Showgrounds Recreation Reserve, Natimuk, VIC
04 April 2021

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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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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Horsham Relay For Life

Horsham Relay for Life

Virtual Event, Horsham, VIC
18 April 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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Hamilton And District Old Time Dance Club Autumn Ball

Hamilton and District Old Time Dance Club Autumn Ball

Bainbridge College Hall, Hamilton, VIC
23 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

TBA, Horsham, VIC
09 May 2021

This year, the Mother’s Day Classic is going local! Mother’s Day Classic Local combines the flexibility of a virtual fun-run or walk with the community atmosphere seen at physical Mother’s Day Classic events. From March...

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Hamilton Mothers Day Classic

Hamilton Mothers Day Classic

TBA, 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
07 June 2021 to 21 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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Ararat Hill Climb

Ararat Hill Climb

One Tree Hill, Ararat, VIC
TBA - June 2021

The Ararat Hill Climb is one of the most exciting motorsport events that takes place twice a year on the outskirts of Ararat. Recognised as the hardest and steepest of all on the Victorian Hill Climb Championships...

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Woolly West Fest

Woolly West Fest

Various locations, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - JULY/AUGUST 2021

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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Sheepvention

Sheepvention

Hamilton Showgrounds, Hamilton, VIC
01 August 2021 to 03 August 2021

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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Mount Abrupt

Peaks & Trails Run

Start - Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
07 August 2021 to 08 August 2021

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
28 August 2021 to 29 August 2021

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
11 September 2021 to 16 September 2021

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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Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - September 2021

In spring each year, the Grampians hosts an amazing wildflower 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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Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
TBA - September 2021

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 2021

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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Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Racecourse, Coleraine, VIC
TBA - Sep 2021

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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Arapiles Cycling Event

Arapiles Cycling Event

NC2 Office, Natimuk, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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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Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham Spring Orchid Show

Horsham College Hall , Horsham, VIC
TBA- October 2021

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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Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Hall, Pomonal, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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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Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix

Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix

Through The Streets of Coleraine, Coleraine, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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 2021

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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Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
09 October 2021

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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Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Botanical Gardens, Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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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