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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.

Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Cup

Hamilton Racecourse, Hamilton, VIC
13 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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Patchewollock Music Festival

Patchewollock Music Festival

Main Street, Patchewollock, VIC
TBA- October 2021

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
16 October 2021

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 2021

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
17 October 2021

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
24 October 2021

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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Halls Gap Jazz Blues Festival

Halls Gap Jazz Blues Festival

Various locations , Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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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Nati Frinj

Nati Frinj

Various Locations, Natimuk, VIC
29 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

The Nati Frinj is a community festival held bi-annually in the small township of Natimuk in the Grampians. The festival is back in 2021 with a huge range of fun exhibitions and events. The Nati Frinj is a mix of live...

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Seriously Shiraz

Seriously Shiraz

Online, The Grampians, VIC
TBA - October 2021

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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Northfest

Northfest

Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - November 2021

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, 2021...

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Dunkeld Cup

Dunkeld Cup

Dunkeld Racecourse, Dunkeld, VIC
13 November 2021

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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Lanternfest

Lanternfest

Tarrington Lutheran School, Tarrington, VIC
TBA - November 2021

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 2021 Dates, Lantern Parade, Food &...

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Horsham Carols By Candlelight

Horsham Carols by Candlelight

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - December 2021

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 2021

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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Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Cup

Penshurst Racecourse, Penshurst, VIC
TBA - December 2021

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 2021 to 01 January 2022

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 2022

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 - January 2022

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 to 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

Australia Day Hamilton

Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, VIC
26 January 2022

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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Horsham Australia Day

Australia Day Horsham

Sawyer Park, Horsham, VIC
26 January 2022

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 Ararat

Australia Day Ararat

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
26 January 2022

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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Grampians Ride To Remember

Grampians Ride to Remember

Ararat RSL, Ararat, VIC
TBA - 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 2022

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
18 February 2022 to 20 February 2022

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 2022

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 2022

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
TBA - February 2022

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 - February 2022

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
01 March 2022 to 03 March 2022

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 2022

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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Horsham Car And Bike Show

Horsham Car and Bike Show

May Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2022

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

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
TBA - March 2022

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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Grampians Texture Festival

Grampians Texture Festival

MOCO Gallery, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - March 2022

Grampians Texture 2021 ​has been cancelled because of the COVID19 restrictions. Please check back later on for details on the 2022 event Set in the magnificent backdrop of the Grampians, the township of Halls Gap...

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Horsham Fishing Competition

Horsham Fishing Competition

Wimmera River, Horsham, VIC
TBA

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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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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Horsham Country Music Festival

Horsham Country Music Festival

Various Horsham Locations, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2022

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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Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Foreshore, Lake Bolac, VIC
25 March 2022 to 27 March 2022

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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Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Racecourse Reserve, Great Western, VIC
TBA - April 2022

The 2021 edition of the Great Western Rodeo was cancelled. Due to the restrictions that would be necessary under a COVID safe plan, it was not possible for the 2021 rodeo to go-ahead The Great Western Rodeo, a yearly...

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