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 Grampian’s best attractions and offers entertainment and fun activities for the whole family!
Ararat Golden Gateway Festival, 2024 Dates, Gold Dig & Parade, Victoria
Kids will love to get involved in the billy cart races, story time, dancing classes and performances, afternoon tea, and heaps of homemade and handcrafted goods sold at a local market.
One of the most popular events held during the festival is the Gold Dig event, which has people fossicking at Green Hill Lake. Hundreds of people come and take part as heaps of coins and other treats are buried in and around the site. Whoever finds the most tokens wins a major prize.
The festival is closed with a massive parade through the streets of Ararat, with many schools, local businesses and community groups taking part to cap off this wonderful festival!
So make sure to join the festival if you visit Ararat in October.