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SPRING/ SUMMER

                                                                                       WOODHOUSE-NAREEB
                                                                                       TRIVIA NIGHT
                                                                                       SEPTEMBER 20
                                                                                       MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE
                                                                                       SEPTEMBER 27
                                                                                       RUBBER SOUL - BEATLES
                                                                                       TRIBUTE BAND
                                                                                       OCTOBER 15
                                                                                       FULHAM HOMESTEAD
                                                                                       OPEN GARDEN
                                                                                       OCTOBER 20
                                                                                       CHRISTMAS ON THE TRAIN
                                                                                       DECEMBER 8
                                                                                       DRAW/PAINT SUMMER
                                                                                       FEBRUARY 23

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• Sheep shearing, wood-chopping and sheepdog
   competitions at our Country Shows,
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• Live music with local food and wines at festivals,                          @visitgreaterhamilton
• Sprintcar racing at the Western Speedway,
• Tasting local produce at our markets,
• The Pedal Car Grand Prix around the streets of
   Coleraine,
• The kids’ happy, muddy faces in the NHK Obstacle
   Race,
• Maypole dancing, German beer, kuchen cake and
   hay bale art at Tarrington’s Laternenfest,
• Festive excitement at street parades, markets and
   Carols by Candelight.
…Or other lasting memories made at one of the
eclectic events listed in the following 12 pages?
Throughout the 10 unique towns and villages in the
Greater Hamilton region you and your family can
experience immersive events, phenomenal natural
wonders and the community spirit that makes this
place so special.
There’s something for everyone, from world-class
performances and exhibitions to sporting events,
                                                                Cover photos: Hamilton Dance Company Performance, Koonara
races and workshops, a myriad of attractions and                Food & Wine Fiesta, Dunkeld Races, Australian Pedal Car Grand Prix.
things to see and do.                                           Inside cover: Hamilton Cup. Back cover: Dunkeld & Grampians Visitor
What are you waiting for? Let’s make some memories!             Information Centre.

    Southern Grampians Shire Council acknowledges the Gunditjmara, Tjap Wurrung and Bunganditj people, the
    traditional custodians of the lands where we live and work, and we pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and
    present.

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    SEPT              OCT                 NOV                   DEC                   FEB

SAT 28 SEPT      SAT 5 OCT           SAT 16 & SUN 17      SAT 14 DEC            SAT 29 FEB
FARMERS &        COMMUNITY           ART MARKET           FARMERS &             FARMERS &
CRAFT MARKET     MARKET              OFF THE RAILS        CRAFT MARKET          CRAFT MARKET
HAMILTON         PENSHURST           GALLERY,             HAMILTON              HAMILTON
INSTITUTE OF     MEMORIAL HALL       DUNKELD              INSTITUTE OF          INSTITUTE OF
RURAL LEARNING                                            RURAL LEARNING        RURAL LEARNING

                 SAT 19 OCT          29 NOV - 23 DEC
                 3 PEAKS             MAKERS
                 FESTIVAL            MARKET
                 DUNKELD             HAMILTON
                 ARBORETUM

                                     SAT 30 NOV
                                     FARMERS &
                                     CRAFT MARKET
                 SAT 26 OCT
                                     HAMILTON
                 FARMERS &           INSTITUTE OF
                 CRAFT MARKET        RURAL LEARNING
                 HAMILTON
                 INSTITUTE OF
                 RURAL LEARNING

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SEPTEMBER                    EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                             HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                            SUN 1 SEPT
                                                            HANG ON TO YOUR
                             LAKE HAMILTON                  HANGER-ONS
                             8am-9.30am. Free,              HAMILTON CINEMA
                             weekly, timed 5km, run,        6-8pm. A locally made
                             walk or jog around Lake        comedy/drama feature film
                             Hamilton. Open to people       screened publicly for the
                             of all ages and abilities.     first time, followed by Q&A
                             Meet at Lakes Edge             with the filmmakers.
                             Adventure Playground.          heimaryproductions.
                             parkrun.com.au/Hamilton        weebly.com

SUN 8 SEPT                   FRI 13 SEPT                    SUN 15 SEPT                   SUN 15 SEPT
HAMILTON COUNTRY             DOWNTON ABBEY                  AN AFTERNOON OF               HAMILTON SYMPHONY
MUSIC CLUB DAY               MOVIE PREMIERE                 SPRING PAINTING               ORCHESTRA CONCERT
HAMILTON GOLF CLUB           HAMILTON CINEMA                PETSCHEL HOUSE                2019
12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live      5.30pm-8pm. Enjoy              1pm-5pm. Artists              HAMILTON PAC
country music from guest     pre-screening nibbles and      Jenni Mitchell and            2pm. Enjoy a special
artists and local walk-ups   drinks from 5.30pm and         Mervyn Hannan will            performance of an
at this monthly family-      settle in for the big-screen   demonstrate their method      amazing variety of music
friendly afternoon.          adaptation of the beloved      of working quickly to         under the artful baton
                             British historical drama.      capture the essence of        of Conductor, Angus
0468 440 278                 03 5571 0444                   Spring. BYO materials         Christie, and stay for light
                                                            or purchase from the          refreshments after the
                                                            studio, refreshments and      concert.
THU 19 & FRI 20 SEPT         FRI 20 SEPT                    afternoon tea provided.
HAMILTON FILM GROUP          TRIVIA NIGHT
- AN UNEXPECTED LOVE         WOODHOUSE-NAREEB
HAMILTON CINEMA              HALL
                                                            petschelhouse.com.au          hamiltonpac.com.au
7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri.         7pm-10.30pm. Quiz
Juan Vera’s smart, funny     Master for this year’s
and hugely entertaining      Trivia Night is comedian,
romantic comedy              actor and writer, Damien
featuring two of Latin       Callinan, famous for
cinema’s most beloved        his roles in TV and film
stars, the superb Ricardo    including Skithouse, The
Darín and Mercedes           Merger, Before The Game
Morán, as a long-married     & Backyard Ashes. Come
couple who are led to        along for an entertaining
question the true meaning    evening of fun games,
of love and desire after     auctions and prizes.
becoming empty nesters.
                             woodhousehall@gmail.
hamiltonpac.com.au           com                            Hamilton Symphony Orchestra

SUN 22 SEPT                  SUN 22 SEPT                    FRI 27 SEPT                   SAT 28 SEPT
COLERAINE CUP                SCRUNCHIE                      MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE          HAMILTON FARMERS
COLERAINE                    CRAFTERNOON                    BALMORAL MECHANICS            & CRAFT MARKET
RACECOURSE                   CATCHING PEN CAFÉ              HALL                          HAMILTON INSTITUTE
11am-6pm. Bring a picnic     COLERAINE                      7.30pm-9.30pm.                OF RURAL LEARNING
or book a hospitality        2-5pm. Learn to upcycle        Radiantly witty and warm      9am-12pm. Over 40
package and enjoy 8          clothing and fabric            personal account of           local and interstate
horse races, free kids       into simple, fun hair          Angela, dumped by her         stallholders, featuring
activities, Fashions on      accessories, both classic      husband for a younger         fresh produce, home-
the Field. Enjoy the great   and with an additional         model. Follow her achingly    made food, crafts and live
atmosphere of this annual    bow. Workshop includes         funny story as she fumbles    music. Barista coffees and
Cup, which has run for       refreshments and               through life.                 hot BBQ available.
over 150 years.              munchies as we craft up
                             some scrunchies! Details
                             and booking link on the
                             blog.
countryracing.com.au/
coleraine                    mycrafternoons.com             0400 191 610                  hirl.org.au

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OCTOBER                        EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                                   HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                                  SAT 5 OCT
                                                                  PENSHURST
                                                                                                 SAT 5 OCT
                                                                                                 THE AUSTRALIAN PEDAL
                                   LAKE HAMILTON                  COMMUNITY MARKET               CAR GRAND PRIX
                                   8am-9.30am. Free,              MEMORIAL HALL                  COLERAINE
                                   weekly, timed 5km, run,        10am-2pm. A range of           1-4pm. Teams build and
                                   walk or jog around Lake        stallholders, morning tea      race their own unique
                                   Hamilton. Open to people       by the Hospital Ladies         pedal cars. In the 8th year
                                   of all ages and abilities.     Auxilary, sausage sizzle,      of this quirky fundraiser; a
                                   Meet at Lakes Edge             coffee and raffles.            two hour relay endurance
                                   Adventure Playground.                                         event around a 1.1km
                                                                  0402 870 738                   CBD circuit. Children’s
                                   parkrun.com.au/Hamilton                                       entertainment, special
                                                                                                 cars on display and
    SAT 5 OCT                      SAT 5 & SUN 6 OCT              SUN 6 OCT                      continuous interesting
                                                                                                 commentary. Pedal cars
    FoRT                           HAMILTON BASKETBALL            TRAVEL JOURNALS,               on the move from noon,
    HAMILTON PAC                   TOURNAMENT                     NOTES & SKETCHES               race starts at 2pm!
    2pm. Two strange               HILAC & THE HAMILTON           PETSCHEL HOUSE
                                   & ALEXANDRA COLLEGE                                           pedalcargp.com.au
    characters appear                                             10am-4pm. Learn travel
    hunting for whispers and       8am-6pm. Annual event          tips for painting and
    adventure. In a series of      attracting basketball          sketching on the run, what     Hamilton
    vignettes, a couch, table,     teams from around              art supplies to pack for a
    cushions, sheets and                                                                         Cup
                                   VIC and SA. A great            “handbag” kit and learn
    broomsticks transform          opportunity to see all our     to create a visual journal.
    into rockets, trampolines,     local talent, and the talent   Suitable for all abilities.
    cliffs and tents. FoRT         of other associations in a
    includes ridiculous            competitive environment.
    clowning, spectacular
    acrobatics and poetic
    visual imagery. Suitable for
    ages 5-15 years.
    hamiltonpac.com.au             0410 292 553                   petschelhouse.com.au

    THU 10 - SUN 13 OCT            SAT 12 OCT                     SAT 12 OCT                     SUN 13 OCT
    ROTARY CLUB OF                 HAMILTON PARKRUN               HAMILTON CUP                   NHK JUNIOR
    HAMILTON NORTH 39TH            4TH ANNIVERSARY                HAMILTON RACING CLUB           OBSTACLE RACE
    ANNUAL ART SHOW                LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE           From 11am. Something           LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE
    HAMILTON PAC                   PLAYGROUND                     for everyone, with live        PLAYGROUND, HAMILTON
    Thu 7pm-10pm, Fri &            8am-9.30am. Celebrate          music, free kids activities,   10.30am-1pm. Much-
    Sat 10am-6pm, Sun              the 4th Anniversary of         Fashions on the Field and      loved fundraiser allowing
    10am-3pm. Gala opening         Hamilton’s free, weekly,       fantastic horse racing.        young athletes the
    Thursday with category         timed 5km, run, walk or        Frock up and book a ticket     opportunity to develop
    winners and sponsorship        jog around Lake Hamilton.      into one of the enclosures,    and test their fitness
    prize money awards             Everyone is invited, come      a mini marquee or just         in an exciting, outdoor
    announced by Guest             along and bring your           bring your picnic rug for a    environment where having
    Judge, Amanda Hyatt,           friends - there will be        relaxing day out.              fun and getting dirty is
    over wine and finger           delicious cake for all to                                     mandatory. Racers of
    food. Paintings can be         enjoy!                                                        all athletic abilities are
    admired and purchased all                                                                    encouraged to run, walk,
    weekend.                                                                                     crawl and climb their
                                   parkrun.com.au/                hamiltonracingclub.
    rotary-art.weebly.com                                                                        way through a fun filled
                                   Hamilton                       com.au                         obstacle course and
                                                                                                 discover the fun fitness
                                                                                                 can be.
    NHK Junior
    Obstacle
    Race
                                                                                                 0417 363 498

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SUN 13 OCT                    TUE 15 OCT
HAMILTON COUNTRY              INTERNATIONAL RURAL
MUSIC CLUB DAY                WOMEN’S DAY 2019
HAMILTON GOLF CLUB            STERLING PLACE,
12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live       DUNKELD
country music from guest      9am-3pm. Connecting
artists and local walk-ups    Rural and Regional Women
at this monthly family-       of the Western District
friendly afternoon.           with a jam-packed day
                              hosted by the Dunkeld &
0468 440 278                  District CWA and Western
                              AG Supplies. Guest
                              speakers, morning tea &
                              lunch, networking, before
                              returning home feeling
     #WOMENSDAY               inspired, empowered and
                              connected.                  International Rural
                              0439 541 036                Women’s Day 2019

TUE 15 OCT                    THU 17 & FRI 18 OCT         FRI 18 OCT                    SAT 19 & SUN 20 OCT
RUBBER SOUL -                 HAMILTON FILM GROUP         2019 TELSTRA &                PASTORAL MUSEUM
BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND          HAMILTON CINEMA             SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS            OPEN DAY
HAMILTON PAC                  Thu 7.30pm, Fri 2pm.        SHIRE BUSINESS                HAMILTON PASTORAL
11am-2pm. A fabulous          Art house movies for you    AWARDS                        MUSEUM
Beatles tribute followed by   to enjoy. Memberships       HAMILTON PERFORMING           10am-4pm. History In
a light lunch to celebrate    for the Film Group are      ARTS CENTRE                   Action! – Celebrate 70
‘Get Into It’ this Seniors    available at the door and   6-10pm. A great               years of the Chamberlain
Festival. An event not to     in advance from the PAC.    opportunity to join with      Tractor. Tractor pull and
be missed!                                                other business owners and     grand parade. Explore the
hamiltonpac.com.au            hamiltonpac.com.au          celebrate the success and     museums streetscape and
                                                          excellence of the winning     galleries, browse vintage
                                                          businesses.                   vehicles and machinery.

                                                          sthgrampians.vic.gov.au       0409 258 135

                                                          SAT 19 OCT                    SUN 20 OCT
                                                          3 PEAKS FESTIVAL              FULHAM HOMESTEAD
                                                          DUNKELD ABORETUM              OPEN GARDEN & MUSIC
                                                          10am-4pm. Mark your           BALMORAL
                                                          calendar for a day of         11am-5.30pm. Live
                                                          sunshine, shopping and        music, market stalls and
                                                          festivities, this year in a   kids activities amid the
                                                          stunning new location.        beautiful gardens and
                                                          With a large range of         historic buildings of this
Hamilton Pastoral                                         unique local craft stalls,    c.1846 homestead on the
                                                          gourmet food, boutique        banks of the Glenelg River.
Museum Rally                                              beer, local wine, music
                                                          and a great range of kids
                                                          activities makes this the
                                                          perfect family day out or
                                                          fabulous place to catch up
                                                          with friends for a relaxing
                                                          day in Dunkeld.
                                                                                        0418 575 438

                                                                                           #3PEAKSFESTIVAL
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3 Peaks Festival                                          whats-on

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THU 24 OCT                    SAT 26 OCT
    HARNESS RACE DAY              HAMILTON FARMERS
    HAMILTON HARNESS              & CRAFT MARKET
    RACING CLUB                   HAMILTON INSTITUTE
    12pm-5pm. Enjoy a             OF RURAL LEARNING
    fantastic afternoon at the    9am-12pm. Over 40
    harness races. Meals and      local and interstate
    bar facilities available. A   stallholders, featuring
    great family fun day out!     fresh produce, home-
                                  made food, crafts and live
    harness.org.au/hamilton       music. Barista coffees and
                                  hot BBQ available.

       #HARNESSRACING
                                                                                                      Hamilton Farmers
                                  hirl.org.au                                                           & Craft Market

    NOVEMBER                      EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                                  HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                               SAT 2 NOV
                                                               COLERAINE SHOW
                                                                                              SAT 2 NOV
                                                                                              BYADUK SPRING
                                  LAKE HAMILTON                COLERAINE                      FLOWER SHOW
                                  8am-9.30am. Free,            SHOWGROUNDS                    BYADUK HALL
                                  weekly, timed 5km, run,      8am-11pm. A fun filled         11am-4.30pm. Annual
                                  walk or jog around Lake      event with something for       spring flower show
                                  Hamilton. Open to people     all the family to enjoy.       with stalls, BBQ,
                                  of all ages and abilities.   Featuring kids group - The     vintage car display,
                                  Meet at Lakes Edge           Kazoos! There are horse        children’s activities, a
                                  Adventure Playground.        events, carnival rides, free   hall full of flowers from
                                  parkrun.com.au/Hamilton      kids’ activities, animal       local gardens, garden
                                                               displays, wood chop,           displays, chocolate cake
                                                               wool exhibition, shearing,     championship and lots
    SAT 2 NOV                     SUN 3 NOV                    working dog display,           more!
                                                               stockman’s challenge,
    LADY BEATLE                   BALMORAL LIONS               eel races, fireworks in the
    HAMILTON PAC                  SHOW‘N’SHINE                 evening and much more.
    7.30pm. Starring UK-born      BALMORAL RECREATION
                                  RESERVE                      0428 752 018                   0427 300 312
    Australian stage and
    screen star, Naomi Price,     10am-3pm. Show off
    and inspired by true          your collectable cars,       MON 4 & TUE 5 NOV              WED 6 NOV
    accounts, Lady Beatle is a    bikes, trucks and 4 wheel
    rollicking magical mystery    drives or come and enjoy     CREATIVE CUP DAY -             MELBOURNE
    tour soundtracked by The      the display, with stalls,    DRAWING & PAINTING             SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    Beatles’ biggest chart        music, food and raffles.     PETSCHEL HOUSE                 HAMILTON PAC
    toppers, including Lucy in    Many original redgum         10am-4pm. Not going            7.30pm. A breathtaking
    the Sky With Diamonds,        trophies to be presented.    to the Cup? Use the            evening of classical
    Eleanor Rigby, Yellow         Come and get some great      break to create with           masterworks, including
    Submarine and Penny           inspiration for your next    experienced artists,           Schubert’s dramatic
    Lane.                         hobby project!               including demonstrations       Third Symphony, a high-
                                                               of drawing techniques,         spirited and charming
    hamiltonpac.com.au            03 5570 1448                 day one and painting, day      romp imbued with the
                                                               two. Come for one day or       composer’s youthful
                                                               both and relax while you       vigour. Soloists love
                                                               draw the beautiful lines       performing Mendelssohn’s
                                                               around the garden or set       Violin Concerto with its
                                                               up a project in the comfort    vivacious rhythms and
                                                               of the studio. BYO lunch       hummable melodies,
                                                               and materials, afternoon       then Vivaldi provides an
                                                               tea and refreshments           extra dose of violin in his
                                                               provided.                      Concerto completing an
                                                                                              evening both elegant and
                                                                                              exhilarating. You can also
                                                                                              enjoy a pre-concert talk at
                                                                                              6.30pm.
                                  Balmoral Lions
           Lady Beatle            Show‘n’Shine                 petschelhouse.com.au           hamiltonpac.com.au

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THU 7 NOV                     FRI 8 NOV                     SAT 9 NOV                      SUN 10 NOV
MSO SCHOOL & FAMILY           CAVENDISH FLEECE              PRODUCTION SEDANS              HAMILTON
PERFORMANCES                  & FLOWER SHOW                 & DEMO DERBY                   VITALITY FUN RUN
HAMILTON PAC                  MEMORIAL HALL                 WESTERN SPEEDWAY               LAKES EDGE ADVENTURE
10am Kinder-Yr 2,             3.30pm-8pm. Showcasing        4pm-10pm. Enjoy family-        PLAYGROUND
11.30am Years 3-6. A          beautiful displays of         friendly fast-paced action     7.30am-11am. Hamilton’s
fun-filled, interactive       flowers, cakes, craft,        with the Demo Derby,           annual premier running
classical adventure for       needlework, woodwork          Production Sedans,             event for the whole family,
children aged 5-12 years      and children’s creative       Modified Sedans, Junior        businesses and schools.
and their families. Diving    art. Market stalls, goods     Sedans and Standard            Choose between the
into some of the most         and services auction          Saloon.                        various distances from the
exhilarating orchestral       plus a BBQ dinner. An                                        ½ marathon 21km, 10km
music, this guided            Antique Valuer will also be                                  and 4.2km run or just walk
program introduces            available to appraise your                                   either 10km or 4.2km.
young audiences to the        collectables - don’t miss
marvellous musical family     this great country show!
that is the Melbourne
Symphony Orchestra. The                                     westernspeedway
curious creatures of the      0488 742 313                  hamilton.com.au                hamiltonfunrun.com
orchestra will emerge
as the MSO explores the
wide world of music on a
symphonic safari!
                                 #VITALITYFUNRUN
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SUN 10 NOV
HAMILTON COUNTRY
MUSIC CLUB DAY
HAMILTON GOLF CLUB
12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live
country music from guest
artists and local walk-ups
at this monthly family-
friendly afternoon.
                              Cavendish Fleece
0468 440 278                  & Flower Show                 Hamilton Vitality Fun Run

WED 13 NOV                    THU 14 - FRI 15 NOV           FRI 15 NOV                     FRI 15 NOV
HARNESS RACE DAY              HAMILTON FILM GROUP           WDHS OP SHOP                   KOONARA WINES
HARNESS RACING CLUB           HAMILTON CINEMA               GOLF TOURNAMENT                FOOD & WINE FIESTA
12pm-5pm. Enjoy a             7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri.          HAMILTON GOLF COURSE           HAMILTON BOTANIC
fantastic afternoon at the    Art house movies for you      10am-6pm. Over 130             GARDENS
harness races. Meals and      to enjoy. Memberships         participants from              4pm-9.30pm. Koonara
bar facilities available. A   for the Film Group are        different organisations        Wines and local producers
great family fun day out!     available at the door and     and businesses across          are going to ‘pop up’ in
                              in advance from the PAC.      Victoria compete in this       the beautiful Hamilton
                                                            Ambrose Stableford             Botanical Gardens for a
harness.org.au/hamilton                                     tournament, allowing for       great night of wine, beer,
                              hamiltonpac.com.au            great networking whilst        cider, food and live music.
                                                            raising funds for specialist   Come along to get your
Hamilton Harness Races                                      medical equipment for the      weekend started in the
                                                            Hamilton Base Hospital.        best way at this family
                                                            Get a team together and        friendly event!
                                                            join in the fun!
                                                            wdhs.net                       08 8737 3222

                                                                  #GRAMPIANS                #GREATERHAMILTON

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FRI 15 - SUN 17 NOV         SAT 16 NOV                    SAT 16 & SUN 17 NOV            THU 21 NOV
 HAMILTON                    DUNKELD RACES                 DUNKELD ART MARKET             DIRTY DICK’S
 DANCE COMPANY               DUNKELD RACECOURSE            OFF THE RAILS GALLERY          THEATRE RESTAURANT
 PERFORMANCE 2019            11am-6pm. The region          9am-4pm. Paintings,            HAMILTON PAC
 HAMILTON PAC                comes alive as locals         Photography, Jewellery,        6.30pm. Enjoy a brilliant
 7pm Fri & Sat, 2pm Sun.     and visitors flock to         Sculpture, Digital             night of Medieval mirth
 Annual performance          Dunkeld to enjoy grass        Art, Textile and Fibre         and merriment featuring a
 showcasing local dancers    roots country racing at       Arts, Printmaking and          spectacular all new stage
 in an entertaining          the most picturesque          Scuplture by local artists     show with side-splitting
 program of Classical        racecourse in Australia.      and artisans will be on        comedy, witty‘n’wacky
 Ballet, Contemporary,       Enjoy spectacular racing,     display and for sale. Don’t    songs, madcap parlour
 Jazz and Acro. Presenting   fashion, food and fun         miss what will be an           games and hilarious
 the wonderful ballet        along with free musical       outstanding showcase of        audience involvement
 production “Poems” and      entertainment and a free      local talent!                  plus a most magnificent 3
 Jazz “Fosse”.               super kids enclosure.                                        course sumptuous feast!

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 SAT 23 NOV                  SAT 29 NOV -                  FRI 29 NOV                     SAT 30 NOV
 YULECART SHOW               MON 23 DEC                    25TH ANNIVERSARY               HAMILTON FARMERS
 YULECART RECREATION         MAKERS MARKET                 OF THE ANNUAL                  & CRAFT MARKET
 RESERVE                     HAMILTON                      LATERNENFEST                   HAMILTON INSTITUTE
 9am-4pm. A traditional      9am-6pm. Local makers,        TARRINGTON                     OF RURAL LEARNING
 country show providing      artists and growers getting   5pm-10pm. Special              9am-12pm. Over 40
 a fun day out for the       together for a one stop       edition of this unique         local and interstate
 whole family, featuring     Christmas shopping            lantern festival celebrating   stallholders, featuring
 horse events, a dog show,   destination.                  the beginning of Advent        fresh produce, home-
 fleece judging, cookery,                                  through German heritage.       made food, crafts and live
 photography, flower and     0448 925 801                  See traditional maypole        music. Barista coffees and
 craft competitions. This                                  dancing, taste German          hot BBQ available.
 year will also feature                                    food, wine and Kuchen
 mini golf and circus                                      cake, compete in the
 entertainment, plus free                                  stein-holding competition,
 kids activities all day!                                  tour the historic Lutheran
                                  #DUNKELDCUP
                                                           Church and make lanterns
                                                           for the closing lantern
 0400 410 464                                              parade. You can also           hirl.org.au
                                                           explore the famous hay
                                                           bale art lining the streets
 Laternenfest                                              from mid-November until
                                                           early New Year.
                                                                                              #LATERNENFEST
                                                           0417 503 265

                                                                                          SAT 30 NOV
                                                                                          360 SPRINTCAR
                                                                                          GOLD CUP
                                                                                          WESTERN SPEEDWAY
                                                                                          4pm-10.30pm. Enjoy
                                                                                          family-friendly fast-
                                                                                          paced action with the
                                                                                          360 Sprintcar Gold Cup,
                                                                                          Limited Sportsman Action
                                                                                          Series Round 1, Wingless
                                                                                          Sprints & Late Models.

                                                           Yulecart
                                                           Agricultural                   westernspeedway
                                                           Show                           hamilton.com.au

     HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH
10   COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON
DECEMBER                        EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                                HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                              SUN 1 DEC
                                                              MUSIC IN THE GARDENS
                                                                                            TUE 3 DEC
                                                                                            PARTY WITH
                                LAKE HAMILTON                 HAMILTON BOTANIC              THE PONIES
                                8am-9.30am. Free,             GARDENS                       HAMILTON RACECOURSE
                                weekly, timed 5km, run,       2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free      11am-6pm. Come together
                                walk or jog around Lake       afternoon of live music by    to celebrate International
                                Hamilton. Open to people      local bands and singers.      Day of People with a
                                of all ages and abilities.    Music to suit all ages,       Disability. There will be
                                Meet at Lakes Edge            bring a picnic, some local    lots of fun activities on
                                Adventure Playground.         wine and a blanket/chair.     offer for everyone.
                                parkrun.com.au/Hamilton       0437 190 946                  hamiltonracingclub.com.au

THU 5 & FRI 6 DEC               FRI 6 DEC                     Music in the Gardens
HAMILTON FILM GROUP             SKETCH & PAINT
HAMILTON CINEMA                 NIGRETTA FALLS
7.30pm Thu, 2pm Fri.            WANNON
Art house movies for you        10.30am-4pm. Artist,
to enjoy. Memberships           Jenni Mitchell will
for the Film Group are          demonstrate techniques
available at the door and       for capturing the essence
in advance from the PAC.        of the landscape and
                                painting water reflections.
hamiltonpac.com.au              A camera is useful
                                for working up a later
                                studio painting with the
FRI 6 DEC                       field sketches. BYO art
                                materials and lunch,
ST MARY’S                       refreshments provided.
CHRISTMAS PARADE
HAMILTON CBD
                                petschelhouse.com.au
5.30pm. A community
parade through
Hamilton’s CBD heralding        SUN 8 DEC                     SUN 8 DEC                     SAT 7 & SUN 8 DEC
the beginning of the
Christmas season in             HAMILTON COUNTRY              CHRISTMAS ON                  HAMILTON & NESTLES
the Greater Hamilton            MUSIC CLUB DAY                THE TRAIN                     ROWING REGATTA
region. Enjoy late night        HAMILTON GOLF CLUB            HAMILTON MODEL                LAKE HAMILTON
shopping, entertainment,        12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live       RAILWAY                       Named 2018 Regatta
food, drinks and raffles,       country music from guest      11am-3pm. A family fun        of the Year, this regatta
culminating in the lighting     artists and local walk-ups    Christmas Picnic Day on       weekend highlights our
of Hamilton’s Christmas         at this monthly family-       the miniature railway, with   local rowing community
Tree– fun for all the family!   friendly afternoon.           sausage sizzle, music and     on the state-wide stage.
                                                              a visit from Santa at 2pm!    Events include single
03 5551 9000                    0468 440 278                  0407 951 371                  sculls, double sculls,
                                                                                            quads, fours and eights
                                                                                            across Saturday & Sunday,
FRI 13 DEC                      FRI 13 DEC                                                  catch the best views from
                                                                                            the Aquatic Club precinct
COLERAINE CHRISTMAS             HAMILTON CAROLS                                             or the start line at the
CARNIVAL & STREET               BY CANDLELIGHT                #MUSICINTHEGARDENS            spillway!
PARADE                          HAMILTON BOTANIC
WHYTE STREET,                   GARDENS                                                     0400 160 317
COLERAINE                       6pm-9.30pm. Bring
6pm-10pm. A great family        the family to enjoy
event with a parade,            games, crafts and kids
a large range of side           entertainment from
shows, stalls, music,           6-7.30pm and stay for the
entertainment and food          festive performances by
to suit all ages. Raffles       local choirs, a children’s
will be drawn on the night      choir, soloists and groups
and parade winners will         from 8-9.30pm. BYO
be announced. Join us           picnic, chairs and rug,
for an evening of festive       food and coffee available     Coleraine
family fun!                     to purchase.                  Christmas
0408 394 965                    0477 932 607                  Carnival

                                       1800 807 056 | visitgreaterhamilton.com.au | @visitgreaterhamilton
SAT 14 DEC                   SAT 14 DEC                   SAT 26 DEC                   SUN 29 DEC
 HAMILTON FARMERS             SHOWCASE 2019 –              PENSHURST                    F500 SPEEDWEEK
 & CRAFT MARKET               TARA’S MUSIC SCHOOL          BOXING DAY RACES             WESTERN SPEEDWAY
 HAMILTON INSTITUTE           HAMILTON PAC                 PENSHURST RACE               4pm-10pm. A huge night
 OF RURAL LEARNING            1.30pm. Come and see         COURSE                       featuring the Junior
 9am-12pm. Over 40            some of Hamilton’s most      12pm-6pm. Family-            F500, Production Sedans,
 local and interstate         promising and talented       friendly fun, with 7 horse   Standard Saloon Cash
 stallholders, featuring      music students as they       races including the          Grab and the Limited
 fresh produce, home-         harmonise and play their     Penshurst Cup, live music,   Sportsman Action Series.
 made food, crafts and live   way through well-known       free kids activities and     westernspeedway
 music. Barista coffees and   tunes. An afternoon of       giveaways, Fashions on the   hamilton.com.au
 hot BBQ available.           fun & entertainment for      Field and plenty of food
                              all ages.                    and beverage options.
                                                           Free shuttle bus from        TUE 31 DEC
                                                           Hamilton and marquee
                                                           packages available!          NYE FIREWORKS
                                                                                        & STREET PARTY
                                                           country.racing.com/          MELVILLE OVAL,
 hirl.org.au                  hamiltonpac.com.au           Penshurst                    HAMILTON
                                                                                        7pm-10.30pm. This
                                                                                        free, family-friendly NYE
 JANUARY                      EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                              HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                           FRI 3 JAN
                                                           WINGLESS SUMMER
                                                                                        Celebration includes live
                                                                                        music, entertainment,
                              LAKE HAMILTON                SLAM                         children’s activities and
                              8am-9.30am. Free,            WESTERN SPEEDWAY             amusement rides, food
                              weekly, timed 5km, run,      4pm-10pm. An action-         and drinks plus a raffle.
                              walk or jog around Lake      packed night featuring the   The event concludes
                              Hamilton open to people      Wingless Summer Slam,        prior to the Hamilton
                              of all ages and abilities.   Street Stocks SSS and        NYE fireworks display at
                              Meet at Lakes Edge           Amcars.                      10.30pm.
                              Adventure Playground.        westernspeedway
                              parkrun.com.au/Hamilton      hamilton.com.au              0414 780 068

 SUN 5 JAN                    SUN 12 JAN
 MUSIC IN THE GARDENS         HAMILTON COUNTRY
 HAMILTON BOTANIC             MUSIC CLUB DAY

                                                            2020
 GARDENS                      HAMILTON GOLF CLUB
 2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free     12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live                              26 JANUARY 2020
 afternoon of live music by   country music from guest
 local bands and singers.     artists and local walk-ups                           HAMILTON
 Music to suit all ages,      at this monthly family-
 bring a picnic, some local   friendly afternoon.
 wine and a blanket/chair.                                   Members of the public are invited to attend the
                                                           Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia
 0437 190 946                 0468 440 278                   Day Celebrations. Celebrations will take place
                                                             throughout the Greater Hamilton region where
 SUN 12 JAN                   MON 13 & TUE 14 JAN           people of all ages and from all walks of life have
 ANNUAL PACING CUP            2 DAY PRINTMAKING            the opportunity to come together to celebrate our
 HAMILTON HARNESS             WORKSHOP                                      national identity.
 RACING CLUB                  PETSCHEL HOUSE                   For further information please contact the
 12pm-5.30pm. Lots of         10am-4pm. Linoprint                Southern Grampians Shire Council on
 family fun at the Hamilton   workshop. Jenni Mitchell     03 5573 0444 or council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au
 Harness Racing Club’s        and Mervyn Hannah will
 annual cup! Live music,      assist with sketching and
 kids activities, meals and   cutting lino techniques,
 bar facilities available.    before moving to the print
 harness.org.au/hamilton      stage on day two.

     #GREATERHAMILTON
                              0417 585 102

     HAMILTON BALMORAL BRANXHOLME BYADUK CAVENDISH
12   COLERAINE DUNKELD GLENTHOMPSON PENSHURST TARRINGTON
FEBRUARY                      EVERY SAT SEPT-FEB
                              HAMILTON PARKRUN
                                                            SUN 2 FEB
                                                            MUSIC IN THE GARDENS
                                                                                         SUN 9 DEC
                                                                                         HAMILTON COUNTRY
                              LAKE HAMILTON                 HAMILTON BOTANIC             MUSIC CLUB DAY
                              8am-9.30am. Free,             GARDENS                      HAMILTON GOLF CLUB
                              weekly, timed 5km, run,       2pm-4pm. Enjoy this free     12pm-4.30pm. Enjoy live
                              walk or jog around Lake       afternoon of live music by   country music from guest
                              Hamilton. Open to people      local bands and singers.     artists and local walk-ups
                              of all ages and abilities.    Music to suit all ages,      at this monthly family-
                              Meet at Lakes Edge            bring a picnic, some local   friendly afternoon.
                              Adventure Playground.         wine and a blanket/chair.
                              parkrun.com.au/Hamilton       0437 190 946                 0468 440 278

SAT 15 FEB                    SUN 23 FEB
EUREKA                        DRAW PAINT
SPRINTCAR SERIES              SUMMER
WESTERN SPEEDWAY              PETSCHEL HOUSE
4pm-10.30pm. Hit the          10am-4pm. Bring your
Western Speedway for          favourite paints, pencils
an action-packed night        and pastels, use the studio
of high speed racing,         materials or purchase art
including the Eureka          supplies and begin the
Sprint car Series, Vintage    day with a demonstration
Sprintcars, the F500          by artist, Jenni Mitchell,
Stampede Series and the 3     as she uses techniques to
Litres Dash for Cash.         paint quickly the essence
                              of summer. Beginners
                              and experienced artists
                              alike can paint inside the
                              air conditioned studio or
westernspeedway               find a cool spot beneath      Petschel
hamilton.com.au               one of our trees around       House
                              the lake in our expansive
                              gardens. Light lunch and      SAT 29 FEB
THU 27 FEB                    refreshments provided.
HARNESS RACE DAY                                            HAMILTON FARMERS
HAMILTON HARNESS                                            & CRAFT MARKET
RACING CLUB                                                 HAMILTON INSTITUTE
                              petschelhouse.com.au          OF RURAL LEARNING
12pm-5pm. Enjoy a
fantastic afternoon at the                                  9am-12pm. Over 40
harness races. Meals and                                    local and interstate
bar facilities available. A                                 stallholders, featuring
great family fun day out!      #GREATERHAMILTON             fresh produce, home-
                                                            made food and crafts.
harness.org.au/hamilton                                     hirl.org.au

                                                                                         Western Speedway Racing

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Discover workshops, art classes, pop-ups,
                                                                 performances and exhibitions throughout
                                                                 Greater Hamilton        1800 807 056
        People, places & events                                  ·
                                                                 ·
                                                                     Petschel House
                                                                     My Crafternoons
                                                                 ·   Off The Rails
petschelhouse.com.au                                             ·   Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning
                                                                 ·   The Gables Art Studio & Art School
                                                                 ·   Hamilton Community House
                                                                 ·   Chameleon Arts Collective
                                                                 ·   Mud Gallery
                                                                 ·   Hamilton Wool & Craft Guild
                                                                 ·   Penshurst Arts Creative
                                                                 ·   The Skills Shop
                                                                 ·   Dunkeld Art Group

WHAT’S ON                       20 JUL - 15 SEPT
                                WATERCOLOUR
                                                                     3 NOV - 8 DEC
                                                                     VCE CREATIVE SHOWCASE
AT HAMILTON                     BRILLIANCE                           Exhibition features work created by local VCE students
GALLERY                         Showcasing the brilliance            undertaking studies in a range of creative subjects.
                                of Australian watercolour            Work is selected from secondary schools in the Southern
                                through the remarkable               Grampians Shire Council: Baimbridge College, The
                                collection of Hamilton               Hamilton and Alexandra College, Monivae College, Good
                                Gallery. Such artists as             Shepherd College and Balmoral Community College.
                                Napier Waller, Lionel
                                Lindsay, Hans Heysen, Frank
                                Hinder and John Wolseley
7 SEPT - 3 NOV                  demonstrate the potential
GREAT MOVEMENTS                 for fine nuances, as well as
OF FEELING                      spontaneous expression
                                in their landscapes,
Great Movements of              portraiture, still lifes,
Feeling, is an in-depth         abstract compositions
group project, curated          and direct, expressionistic
by Zara Sigglekow and           modes of painting. Drawing
initially supported by          on a long history of tradition
Gertrude Contemporary           and experimentation,
and the Next Wave               this exhibition reveals
                                                                      Image: Niamh Sutherland              S.T. Gill, England (1818-1880)
Festival. The project           transition and how                    KITCHEN BUOY                         Aborigines resting at Wannon
considers emotion as a          contemporary artists                  Design and Textiles                  Falls, Coleraine District,
cognitive and bodily force      explore the malleability of           Visual Communications and            Western Victoria
                                the watercolour medium,               Design                               Watercolour on paper
that drives, circulates and
                                producing new and                     The Hamilton and Alexandra           Purchased by the Hamilton
sticks. With discursive and     unexpected results.                   College                              Gallery Trust Fund
centrifugal ambitions, this
exhibition observes human       Exhibiting the distinctive
emotion through personal        light and atmosphere of
                                the Australian landscape,
and historic lenses.            we celebrate the important
                                contribution watercolour
                                has made to the
                                development of Australian
                                art in the twentieth century.
                                Works in this exhibition
                                have been selected to show
 #HAMILTONGALLERY               experimental combinations
                                of various media and
                                techniques in modernist and
                                contemporary Australian
                                art.

                       107 Brown Street Hamilton     Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5,         The information listed may be subject to change. For
                       Phone 5573 0460               Sat 10-12 & 2-5, Sun 2-5     confirmation of exhibitions please contact Hamilton Gallery.
COMING SOON

                                                               MARCH
                                                      Balmoral Show - Balmoral
                                                   Branxholme Rodeo - Branxholme
                                                    Penshurst Art Show - Penshurst

                                                                 APRIL
                                                       Redgum Festival - Cavendish
                                                       Murray To Moyne - Hamilton

                                                             MAY
                                                 Million Paws Walk - Hamilton
                                             Good Shepherd May Market - Hamilton

                                                              JUNE
                                                      Serra Terror - Dunkeld
                                             City of Hamilton Eisteddfod - Hamilton

                                                                JULY
                                                   Woolly West Fest - Across Region

                                                       AUGUST
                                               Sheepvention - Hamilton
                                             Peaks & Trails Run - Dunkeld
                                     Coleraine Art & Photography Show - Coleraine

                             Like to list an event in our Autumn/Winter Program?
                                  Email us at events@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

                                                                          Project Management                Southern Grampians Shire Council
                                                                                                            Economic Development and Tourism Unit
                                                                                                            1 Market Place Hamilton, Victoria 3300
                                                                          Design & Print                    juliareader.com.au

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Freecall 1800 807 056

Dunkeld & Grampians Visitor Information Centre
Parker Street Dunkeld, Vic 3294
Phone 03 5577 2558

Coleraine Tourist and Exhibition Centre
Pilleau Street Coleraine, Vic 3315
Phone 03 5575 2733                                        VisitGreaterHamilton

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