Melbourne International Arts Festival
A giant adventure through the arts awaits when pop culture icons, political prose, immersive magical meals and musical heroes are celebrated in a festival all about 'Connection'.
5 to 20 October
Embroideres Guild Victoria Annual Exhibition
From exquisite table linens to mixed media textile art, traditional and modern embroidery in all its diversity will be on show.
170 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
5 to 20 October, 10am to 3pm (4pm weekends)
$10, students and EGV members $7
Tongala Community Garage Sale
A huge variety of goods, plus food and coffee stalls.
Over fity sites within the township of Tongala
5 October, 8am
In-House Music - presented by Terang Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary
Enjoy four half hour concerts in three beautiful homes and a church. All proceeds to Terang Mortlake Health Service.
Terang RSL Hall, Shadforth St
6 October, 1.30pm start
$25 tickets from Josie Black Day Centre
Eve 03 5592 5333 or Susan 0437 177 634
Fishing the Murray River
Photographs, stories, memorabilia. Groups welcome.
Echuca Historical Society,1 Dickson St
6 October to 31 Janauary, 10am to 2pm
email@example.com or 03 5480 1325
Geelong Ballroom Dance Weekend Extravaganza
Friday Music by The Chordettes $15 supper included (8 to 11pm), Saturday Ball Midnight Music by Pattie and Tony $35 supper included (8pm) and Sunday Music by The Silhouettes $15 light lunch included (11am to 2.30pm).
Geelong Ballroom, Cnr of Bayview Parade and Carey St, Hamlyn Heights
11 to 13 October
$60 3-day Weekend Pass, or individually priced.
firstname.lastname@example.org or Gwenda 0418 584 051
Geelong Stamp & Coin Fair
Exhibitions and displays, plus stamp and coin dealers.
Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington St
email@example.com or 0419 620 976
Melbourne Buttonfest 2019
An event for people to display, view and purchase a wide range of collectable buttons and to discover their history.
Burwood Heights Uniting Church, Cnr Burwood Highway & Blackburn Rd, Burwood East
12 October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
$4, U12 free
vicbuttonclub.com.au or 0412 783 320
Gulf Station Open Day with the Victorian Working Draught Horse Association
Sheep dogs, blacksmiths, leatherwork, spinners & weavers, basket makers, rope making, bush band, bush poet, art exhibition, food vendors or bring a picnic, tour the historic farm and garden, buy a plant.
Gulf Station, Yarra Glen National Trust Property
12 October, 11am to 4pm
Adult $15, concession $12, child $10, family (2x2) $40
Mordiallo Lapidary Club GEMFAIR
N.G. Wishart Senior Citizen Centre, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
12 and 13 October, 9.30am to 5pm (Sun 4pm)
mordialloclapidaryclub.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9580 0401
Birregurra Festival and Art Show 2019
A 2 day event for the whole family. Everything from great music, Art Show, stalls, food and wine, children activities and so much more. A wonderful event to promote not only Birregurra but the beautiful region and Otways plus great food and wine.
Main Street, Birregurra
12 and 13 October
Gold coin donation
Melbourne Meccano Club Annual Exhibition
View working Meccano models from early times to the present day at this exhibition.
80 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale
12 and 13 October, 9.30am to 5pm
Family $15, adult $8, student $2
Art & Craft Exhibition
Supporting 'The Outpost', Geelong.
Star of The Sea Community Hall, Torquay
12 to 20 October
Pauline 0418 319 104
Dean and District Old Sniff Classic
Sheepdog trials, steam memorabilia, barbecue and home-made cakes.
Dean Recreation Reserve
13 October, 7am to 5pm
Entry donation to Newlyn Dean CFA
Brian on 0438 304 479
Melbourne Marathon Festival
Experience Melbourne’s famous landmarks alongside swathes of fellow athletes. From the stunning St Kilda foreshore to Flinders St Station and Albert Park Lake, there is no more satisfying way to experience the city’s sightseeing hotspots. Featuring five cleverly curated courses for people of all ages, abilities and athletic stature.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Stage & Screen Cabaret
Fun, frivolity and trivia. All your film and Broadway favourites. It's the annual music trivia and dance fundraiser.
Clayton Hall, 264 Clayton Rd
18 October, 7pm
$15 per seat or $100 for table of 10
Cobden Spring Festival
Come for the day or stay for the weekend you're sure to find something fun at the Cobden Spring Festival.
Various Cobden venues
18 to 20 October
Great Australian Beer Festival Albury
Sip and sample your way through 150+ beers and ciders. GABF mixes the familiar elements of an outdoor beer festival – beer, food and cider stalls, brewing demos, educational sessions and live music – then adds more obscure flourishes.
QEII Square, Dean St
19 October, 1 to 8pm
Adults $39, child 12-17 $20, U12 free
Kevin Heinze Grow 40th Anniversary Spring Festival 2019
Huge selection of plants, fruit trees, tomato and veggie seedlings, Devonshire teas, 2nd hand book stall, kids corner, face painting, coffee, BBQ, Jazz, flowers and Roving Refills.
39 Wetherby Rd, Doncaster
19 October, 9am to 3pm
Gold coin donation
Oxfam Diamond Valley Book Fair
Lots of Books, fiction and non fiction, available to buy. Proceeds go to Oxfam's projects.
Eltham Senior Citizens Hall, 903-907 Main Rd
19 October, 8am to 5pm
Most books for Adults $2.50, YA $2 and Children $1.50
Lots of stalls, food, Entertainment. Huge Trash 'n Treasure stall. Pre-loved books, Pre-loved clothes, Craft, Cakes, Plants, Silent Auction. All proceeds from the Fete support Church's Outreach Projects.
Glen Waverley Uniting Church, cnr Kingsway and Bogong Ave
19 October, 8.30am to 2pm
03 9560 3580
Giant Garage Sale & BBQ
Ormond Uniting Church, Cnr North Rd & Booran Rd
19 October, 9am to 3pm
email@example.com or 03 9578 1553
Nunawading Gem Club Annual Exhibition
Demonstrations of all aspects of jewellery making. Handcrafted jewellery for sale. Huge range of gemstones, minerals and fossils.
Dorset Primary School, Rescorla Ave, Croydon
19 and 20 October, 9am to 5pm (Sun 10am)
Judith 0422 799 082 or Phil 03 9761 3169
Say Cheese Festival
Produce and speciality dishes, demonstrations, parings, Grilled Cheese Invitational and more.
Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
20 October, 10am to 4pm
Heyfield Food & Wine Festival
Set amongst the beautiful Heyfield Wetlands, the day will showcase food, wine and beer from all over Gippsland. Live music and children's activities.
Heyfield Wetlands, 1A Macfarlane St
20 October, 11am to 4pm
Adult $10, children free
03 5148 3447
Whorouly Village Fair
Showcasing Whorouly’s bountiful produce and talented people, there are market stalls, static displays, entertainment, activities and lots of food on the day. A great community event.
Whorouly Recreation Reserve, 587 Whorouly Rd
20 October, 10am to 2pm
visitwangaratta.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 5727 1279
Stamps, Coins and Cards Fair
Hosted by The Victorian Telephone & Smart Card Collectors Club, refreshments are available, and children are most welcome. There is a car park beside the centre.
Bentleigh- McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh
20 October, 8.30am to 1pm
John 0418 322 315
Ballarat International Foto Biennale Festival
Multiple events including Liu Bolin’s Camouflage exhibition and talks with the artist, Fiona Foley’s Who are these strangers and where are they going?, To the Moon and Back exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, a Q&A with journalist Ray Martin, along with film, jazz, theatre and many more events. For a full list of exhibitions, events, walks, talks and educational programs visit the website.
Venues across Ballarat
Until 20 October
Members save 10% on tickets through racv.com.au/tickets
Mount Hunter Country Music Stampede
A celebration of country life and country music. It’s a blockbuster line up and there’s plenty to entertain aside from the artists.
K Ranch Equestrian Centre, Wollondilly
26 October, 9am
Adult $64.30, concession $54.10, child 6-13 $32.15, family (2x3) $145.90
Bayswater Craft Market
Unique handcrafts direct from the maker.
Senior Citizens’ Centre, 790 Mountain Hwy, Bayswater
26 October, 10am to 2pm
The Great Duck Regatta on the King River
Run by The King River and District Fishing Club, there will be fishing activities for the children and a family barbecue followed by the race.
Gentle Annie Caravan and Camping Reserve on the King River, 98 Gentle Annie Lane, Whitfield
26 October, 11am to 2pm
$5 for duck
visitwangaratta.com.au or email@example.com or 03 5729 8205
The Elegance of Embroidery Exhibition
Mornington Peninsula Branch EGV present a colourful, creative and inspirational exhibition of both modern and traditional embroidery. Gift stall and light refreshments.
Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Hwy and Wilsons Rd, Mornington
26 and 27 October, 10am to 5pm
Adults $6, children free
29th Annual Woodworking Show
In it's 29th year, with new venue and new date, demonstrations of about 40 different skills will be on show, including, turning, boxmaking, carving, Pyrography and so much more.
MacIntosh Centre, High St, Shepparton
26 and 27 October, 9.30am to 4.30pm
gvwoodworkers.com.au or Len 0458 777 901 or Bob 0417 141 382
St Albans Arts Hub Craft Market
Great ideas for Xmas presents. Enter draws to win free papermaking and recycling jewellery workshops.
6 Highcombe Crescent, St Albans
26 and 27 October, 9am to 4pm
Mt Evelyn Street Party
Celebrating the 1950’s in epic style. Family friendly event. Rock n roll dancing, bands, cars, huge marketplace and great food.
Wray Cres, Mt Evelyn
27 October, 10am to 3pm
mtevelynstreetparty.com or Michelle 0418 589 822
Ned Kelly Chaser
At its soul, the Ned Kelly Chase is a 100km test of physical endurance. It is a battle of willpower, grit and determination. It offers a 100km and 50km solo run, Marathon and Half Marathon solo run, 100km Relay (four x 25km legs), 100km and 50km bicycle chase, and 10km fun run.
Apex Park, Clements St, Wangaratta
27 October, 6am to 12pm
nedkellychase.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 229 222
Walhalla Halloween Ghost Tour
An exciting experience in the historic gold mining town. Bookings essential.
Old Print Shop, Walhalla
31 October, 7.30pm
Adult $25, Children up to 16yrs and concession $20, Family (2x3) $75
facebook.com/walhallaghosttours or email@example.com or 03 5165 6250