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Otway Events Happening Guide 2014
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There is always something to see or do in the Otway Country to Coast region. Take a leisurely drive through the magnificent forests and you'll find something super, natural around almost every corner. From spectacular scenery, local native flora and fauna, taste tempting dining experiences and unique attractions to secluded hideaways you may never want to leave.

However if you are looking for an excuse to visit the Otway Region then here is a list of events that just might tempt you to come back again and again.

The Otway Country to Coast Event calendar is the best place to find what's on in the Otway region, from arts festivals and music festivals, to exhibitions and local markets, fresh local produce and dining experience, to nature walks, or sports events. It's all happening in the Otways. New Otway Events added regularly.

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Loretta Dawes ~ Live at The Beechy Hotel

DECEMBER 2015 ~ Friday 11 December

Loretta Dawes ~ Live at The Beechy Hotel

Loretta Dawes plays music from the 60s & 70s through to contemporary classics in her acoustic rock/folk style.  

Catch her live at The Beechy Hotel from 7:00pm onwards. Come for a meal or a drink and stay for the music. Call +61 (03) 5235 9220

OCR FM - Open Mic

DECEMBER 2015 ~ Saturday 12 December

OCR FM - Open Mic

OCR FM community radio station host an Open Mic afternoon at the Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery on the second Saturday of each month between 2 - 5pm. Entry to the event is $5 per person.
Performance is open to musicians and bands, dancers and spoken word such as poetry and clean comedy. There is a basic PA setup of DI and mic inputs provided, suitable for acoustic music. You will need to provide your own instruments if you want to perform. Performers can register their interest on arrival, or post any questions on the OCR FM Facebook page. Get your friends/family together and enjoy an afternoon of local entertainment. Children under 15 need to be accompanied by an adult guardian.
OCR FM - Phone 52 321 991 / 98.3 OCR FM Community Radio / 88.7FM Along the Coast

 

Apollo Bay Art Show

DECEMBER 2015 ~ Saturday 26 > Sunday 3 January

Apollo Bay Art Show

The Apollo Bay Art Show is an annual summer event to showcase the work of both local and regional artists. Set at the height of the tourist season, the show presents talented artists to the many people enjoying this coastal town. Profits from the show are used by Apollo Bay Arts Inc to support and encourage future shows and visual arts projects in the town.

Apollo Bay Community Centre (formally Senior Citizens Centre) 4 Whelan Street apollo Bay.

Apollo Bay Annual Fair

JANUARY 2016 ~ Wednesday 6 January

Apollo Bay Annual Fair

A great day in the bay - 10am to 2.30pm

The Annual Apollo Bay Fair will have something for everyone including variety of stalls from individuals and organisations including produce, local handmade goods, BBQ, Devonshire Tea, Car Boot Sale, Pet Show,Children's Coloring competition, Face painting, Raffles and much more Entry is free.

There is a small charge for the Children's Pet Show (prizes will be awarded) and free entry for the Children's coloring competition (prizes will also be awarded).

 

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

JANUARY 2016 ~ Sunday 10 January

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

9am - 2pm, on the 2nd Sunday of each month through until April, sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU.

Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township.

The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

A day in the bay - Apollo Bay

JANUARY 2016 ~ Tuesday 26 January

A day in the bay - Apollo Bay

Held on Australia Day, Tuesday 26th January 2016, 

A Day in the Bay will be filled with fun & games for all the family to enjoy and live music all day long. The event will be open to everybody and free of charge on the Apollo Bay foreshore. There will be plenty for the kids to do on the foreshore - face painting, jumping castle and lots organised games. Lots of fun in store for the big kids too! Brother James will be playing on the foreshore and after dark at the Brewhouse.

Visit our Facebook page for details.

Birregurra Australia Day Market in the Park

JANUARY 2016 ~ Tuesday 26 January

Birregurra Australia Day Market in the Park

Special Australia Day Market 9am - 2pm. Sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU. Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township. The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

FEBRUARY 2016 ~ Sunday 14 February

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

9am - 2pm, on the 2nd Sunday of each month through until April, sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU. Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township. The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

Giant Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon

FEBRUARY 2016 ~ Saturday 20 February

Giant Otway Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon

LOCATION: Forrest (Great Otway National Park), South-West Victoria
RACE FORMATS: Giant Odyssey 100km - Giant Shorty 50km - New Giant Rookie 30km - New Giant Pioneer 15km - New Giant Grommets fun riding for (little) kids.

Coming into its 10th year, the Giant Odyssey is Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon thanks to the quantity of epic single track, the lung busting hills and blitzing descents, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2016 edition.

By popular vote the format of the 2016 Giant Odyssey will be the same as 2015 and earlier years with the same 100km and 50km courses and the event starting and finishing at Forrest . But NEW for 2016 will be the medium distance 30km Giant Rookie event – a race that’s custom designed for MTB newcomers and those not quite up to 50km. Other evolutions mean that the Giant Pioneer will be shortened from 15km to 10km to be even more welcoming to kids and we are including a new Grommets Ride for little kids on balance bikes around the Forrest Footy Ground.

Got a question? Please contact Rapid Ascent on (03) 5261 5511 or email us.

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Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

MARCH 2016 ~ Sunday 13 March

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

9am - 2pm, on the 2nd Sunday of each month through until April, sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU. Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township. The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show

MARCH 2016 ~ Saturday 19 March

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show

Recreation Reserve, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

The Apollo Bay & Otway District show is back again and bigger than ever. With fresh ideas and attractions along with the horses, cattle, sheep, arts, crafts and food exhibits.

Birregurra Easter Sunday Market in the Park

MARCH 2016 ~ Sunday 27 March

Birregurra Easter Sunday Market in the Park

Special Easter Sunday Market 9am - 2pm. Sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU. Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township. The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

APRIL 2016 ~ Sunday 10 April

Birregurra Sunday Market in the Park

Last one for the Year. 9am - 2pm, Sample and stock up on the best local produce and handmade crafts from The Otways.....from the producer and maker to YOU. Head to Birre for a great day out. Enjoy the sausage sizzle featuring locally-made snags under a lush green canopy of trees, pull up a hay bale and listen to some fantastic music and make sure you stay and treat yourself to lunch at one of our popular lunch destinations in the Birregurra township. The market buzzes with a variety of stallholders featuring local food growers and producers including local wineries, organic vege growers and artisan bread makers through to olive oil producers and award winning preserves and vinegar producers. As well as food and wine, handcrafts are also a big feature with artisan woodworkers and sculptors, plant growers, and talented crafts people selling all sorts of wonderful products and gifts.

GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon 2016

MAY 2016 ~ Saturday 14 > Sunday 15 May

GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon 2016

Australia's iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world's most visually spectacular runs, the Great Ocean Road Marathon. Challenge yourself across a range of distances, from one and a half kilometres through to 45 kilometres with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and national forest. This challenging run will surely attract participants from across Australia and around the world to take part.

The Great Ocean Road is renowned throughout the world for its natural beauty. Taking part in this event offers you the opportunity to experience the Great Ocean Road like never before, pounding the road without a car in sight, taking in the fresh ocean air, the breathtaking views and if you are lucky, possibly even a koala or two.

The surrounding townships also offer an abundance of accommodation and activities so you will be assured an enjoyable stay once you have crossed the finish line on Race Day - But remember to book early.

To register for an event or for more information please visit the website.

Gelli Market

MAY 2016 ~ Sunday 29 > Sunday 29 May

Gelli Market

Gellibrand Markets are back, baby! In the early 80s Gellibrand River hosted a thriving community market showcasing the very best in Otways arts, crafts and produce. Due to popular demand, we are bringing the markets back to Gelli on the last Sunday of every third month starting 29 May. For a little bit of nostalgia and to whet your appetite, here are some pics from the early days. Thanks to Donna Armistead for permission to use her photos and for John Golding for agreeing to be our poster child.

Gellibrand River Gallery featuring selected works by Brian Worlsey

AUGUST 2016 ~ Friday 5 > Sunday 28 August

Gellibrand River Gallery featuring selected works by Brian Worlsey

Good morning and Happy ‎Friday! What a glorious day here in Gellibrand River, Victoria, Australia for the Gellibrand River Gallery to re-open after Annual Leave!

There's been some activity going on in preparation for re-opening - ‪yarn bombing, the ‪Tardis... Lots of ‪excitement! Be sure to drop in and see Brian Worsley's ‪Fun, ‪Colour and ‪Illusion ‪exhibition.

‎Locally ‎handmade ‎artwork - ‎glass ‪jewellery ‪photography ‪painting ‪woodwork ‪pottery ‪textiles

 

 

 

 

Otway e bikes

AUGUST 2016 ~ Friday 19 > Monday 31 October

Otway e bikes

 

Children towed in trailers are free!

Otway e bikes

A guided electric bicycle tour with Otway e bikes is a great way for the whole family to be introduced to our special region.

Trailers for toddlers are provided free with participating adult, and additional riding children are only $10 ea. E-bikes are easy and comfortable to ride, no licence required.

For bookings and details contact Nathan – 0413 971 736

Offer valid until 31-10-2016

Old Beechy Rail Trail Planting Day

SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ Saturday 3 September

Old Beechy Rail Trail Planting Day

Behind the Facade

SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ Saturday 3 > Friday 30 September

Behind the Facade

Gellibrand River Gallery

A Photographic Project By Jen Fawkes

 

 

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo

SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ Saturday 10 > Thursday 11 August

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is Australia’s best cycling event. Catering to cyclists of all abilities, the event is held on fully closed roads in one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet – the Great Ocean Road.

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Amy Gillett and conducted by the Amy Gillett Foundation. Participants raise much needed funds to help the Amy Gillett Foundation create a safe bike riding environment in Australia.

An overview of the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo event weekend

The event weekend takes place over two days, starting on Saturday 10 September 2016 with the Amy’s Otway Tour Criterium in the main street of Lorne in the afternoon followed by Amy’s Wall hill-climb in the evening. Both events are public, anyone can enjoy the action.

On Sunday 11 September 2016 the main event, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo takes place. In order to participate, you must enter the event online.

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot

SEPTEMBER 2016 ~ Saturday 17 > Sunday 2 October

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot

HUNT FOR GOLDEN GUMBOOTS AND SOLVE THE TRAIL QUIZ 

Hunt for a Golden Gumboot along the Beechy Rail Trail during the September School Holidays. Great prizes to be won and loads of fun to be had.

*** Free BBQ and great prizes to be won Sunday October 2nd , 12pm at the Rex Norman Park, Gellibrand. ***

 

WHERE: Old Beechy Rail Trail between Kawarren and Gellibrand, 16 Main Road, Gellibrand
HOW: Pick up a registration form and Map @ Gellibrand Store, 5235 8219
FOLLOW THE HUNT ON FACEBOOK: oldbeechygoldengumboot

 

Otway Country to Coast are proud to support the Hunt for the Golden Gumboot - This symbol indicates participating members.

 

 

Otway Paddock to Plate Dinner

OCTOBER 2016 ~ Friday 14 > Wednesday 14 September

Otway Paddock to Plate Dinner

Don your team's colours and join us for a drink to celebrate Grand Final Eve

Otway Paddock to Plate

Enjoy a scrumptious three course meal showcasing produce sourced from the fertile soils of the Otways, as well as locally farmed pork and lamb, and seafood fresh from the ocean.

 

Tickets - $65   

https://www.trybooking.com/228353

 

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Otway Oktoberfest

OCTOBER 2016 ~ Saturday 15 October

Otway Oktoberfest

The 9th annual Otway Oktoberfest is set to be bigger and better than ever before, so dust off your dirndl and lederhosen and let’s get slapping!

When

Saturday 15th October 2016

11.30am to 5.30pm

Where

Otway Estate, home of Prickly Moses Brewery

10 Hoveys Road Barongarook (10 mins south of Colac)

This year Otway Oktoberfest will feature 10 different craft breweries from the Otways and surrounding region. You'll get to sample some amazing beers.

WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE DAY?

Apart from great beer, we’ll also have heaps of fun activities like:

• Traditional Oompah music with a live band

• Slap dancing

• A good old fashioned yodelling competition

• Bavarian food

• German strong man/woman tower

• Taste and Talk Masterclasses

• Brewery tours

• Prizes for best dressed

• Lots of games and MUCH MUCH MORE!

Chase The Dog

OCTOBER 2016 ~ Saturday 22 October

Chase The Dog

DATE: 22nd October 2016
Start Line: Station Street Forrest

A non - competitive bike event designed to just get out and ride the beautiful Otways.

The spectacular 85km course will take in some some of the best old logging routes of the Otway ranges, a mixture of rail trail, fire road and quiet back country roads. This event can be ridden on virtually any type of bike, whether it be a mountain bike, cycle cross, hybrid, commuter or your road bike, as long as its got wheels and goes alright on the dirt, bring it along! This is the perfect oppourtunity to lose yourself in the heart of the Otways with your mates in a safe, supported and friendly manner.

Starting in the friendly township of Forrest, the trail will meander out to Thompsons track, heading up to Mt Sabine before winding your way down the magnificant Turtons track, on to the Old Beechy Rail trail. Stopping at Gellibrand before heading back towards Forrest.

Money raised goes to support BeyondBlue. Register Today

Colac Show

NOVEMBER 2016 ~ Friday 4 > Sunday 6 November

Colac Show

The 153rd Colac Show is celebrated over 3 fun filled days and includes rides, showbags, animals exhibits & events and arts & crafts. 

3 Day Membership Pass $55 (includes  2x Adults & 3x Children 5-15yrs)

Day Passes: Adult..... $15, Child 5-15yr.....$7, Under 5...Free

9.30am-5pm Fr/Sat (full Show)

Saturday Evening entertainment 5pm til late (9pm approx. Fire works)

Sunday 9.30am-5pm (Equestrian Events/ Goats /Pet Parade/Dog Jump/Animal Nursery) No Side Show

GIANT GELLIBRAND AUCTION & MARKET

NOVEMBER 2016 ~ Sunday 13 > Sunday 13 November

GIANT GELLIBRAND AUCTION & MARKET

GELLIBRAND FOOTBALL GROUND
MOTOR CYCLE & 4 WHEELER ROW

In aid of Gellibrand Hall
Auctioneers—H. F. Richardson

Auction starts 10.30am
Food, drinks, jumping castle
Family day

Gellibrand River Market

NOVEMBER 2016 ~ Friday 25 November

Gellibrand River Market

Gellibrand River Market Friday 25th November @ 4.30pm

 

Rex Norman Reserve

 

Gellibrand Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every third month. An eclectic mix of the Otways finest produce, arts and crafts.

LAVERS HILL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET

DECEMBER 2016 ~ Sunday 4 > Sunday 4 December

LAVERS HILL COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MARKET

10AM - 2PM

Lavers Hill Community Hall - Great Ocean Road Lavers Hill

Blueberry Picking ~ Shoebridge Berry Farm

JANUARY 2017 ~ Sunday 1 > Tuesday 31 January

Blueberry Picking ~ Shoebridge Berry Farm

Pick your own Blueberries

January is Blueberry season and the Shoebridge Berry Farm in Gellibrand has blueberries ripe for the picking.

Open 8am – 6pm Sunday to Wednesday (Thursday to Saturday by appointment only) 

Contact 52358208

Johanna River Farm and Cottages

JANUARY 2017 ~ Sunday 1 > Friday 31 March

Johanna River Farm and Cottages

Johanna River Farm and Cottages

 

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE GREAT OCEAN WALK

 

Walk/Stay with us and enjoy our Summer and Spring Walking Packages

Self Guided Walkers/Self Contained Accommodation

Phone for details 52374219  Email: cottages@johanna.com.au

Apollo Bay Seafood and Produce Festival

FEBRUARY 2017 ~ Saturday 18 > Sunday 19 February

Apollo Bay Seafood and Produce Festival

Seafood lovers take note. Grab your family, friends and picnic rug and head on down to Victoria's own Paradise by the Sea at Apollo Bay for the fifth Apollo Bay Seafood Festival.

A free fun day out for all. The day kicks off with cooking demonstrations, live music from artists featured at the Apollo Bay Music Festival, roving performers, a farmer's market featuring local produce, wine, beer and of course, seafood in abundance.Kick your shoes off in the evening and dance into the night.

2015 had in excess of 6,000 attend so be sure to book your accommodation early as the town and surrounding areas fill up.

Gellibrand River Market

FEBRUARY 2017 ~ Sunday 26 February

Gellibrand River Market

Gellibrand River Market 26th February @ 10.30am

 

Rex Norman Reserve

 

Gellibrand Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every third month. An eclectic mix of the Otways finest produce, arts and crafts.

Lavers Hill Food Swap - 3rd Wednesday of each month

APRIL 2017 ~ Wednesday 19 > Wednesday 19 April

Lavers Hill Food Swap - 3rd Wednesday of each month

LOCATION: 30-32 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, (03) 5237 3276

TIME: 3:30pm

Anzac Day

APRIL 2017 ~ Tuesday 25 > Tuesday 25 April

Anzac Day

Anzac Day services are taking place across the Colac Otway Shire.

The Refuge - Free Live Music at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

APRIL 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Saturday 29 April

The Refuge - Free Live Music at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233. 9pm to Late. Tel: 03 5237 6240.

The Refuge formed in 2014 in Apollo Bay, Victoria, as a rock band with members Riley Newton (lead vocal/lead guitar), Noa Matthews (rhythm/lead guitar), Houston Walters (drums), Jackson Hayat (keyboard) and Leon Kennedy (bass). All members were 14 years old when the band formed. 

After forming, Riley started writing songs for the band, then on some songs, Noa also started writing riffs with Riley to bring an extra flavour to The Refuge. On 23 January, 2016, the band released their first full album 'Jet Stream', comprising of 13 rock songs. 

The Refuge put on a high energy rock show, with influences from classic rock bands from the 70's and grunge bands from the 90's, the band also plays blues and funk with a rock style.

Wongarra Farm Gourmet Open Day

APRIL 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Saturday 29 April

Wongarra Farm Gourmet Open Day

415 Sunnyside Road, Wongarra.

  • Cost $40 per person, children 12yo and under free.
  • Produce will be available for purchase on the day.
  • *Drinks available at bar prices.

The Program

  • 10.30 for 11am start
  • 11am farm tour one
  • 1pm luncheon
  • 3pm farm tour two (a repeat of farm tour one)
  • 4pm finish

It is your choice to arrive for tour one or two - so either at 10.30am for farm tour followed by lunch, or 1pm for lunch followed by a tour.

Our picturesque farm is nestled between the Great Ocean Road and the Great Otway National Park, with sweeping views, a waterfall and an amazing diversity of animals. It is home to Welsh Black grass-fed cows and Black-Faced Suffolk sheep, free-range, Wessex Saddleback pigs, pastured chickens, a posse of retired racehorses, an alpaca and Victoria’s oldest truffiere, producing the prized Perigord Black Truffle. We use innovative regenerative practices to ensure our precious soils are improved and our animals are given the best care possible. The result is some of Victoria’s finest produce.

Autumn will be a celebration of the pig. Chef Romuald Oudeyer will prepare a range of charcuterie from one of the farm’s Wessex Saddleback pigs including rillette, paté de campagne, pulled pork, fresh sausages on the barbecue, plus dessert treats from our orchard. We will also have local wines, ciders and beers available*.

Join us for a tour of the farm, meet the animals, feed the pigs, hear an explanation of our regenerative farming practices and eat a buffet lunch prepared by chef Romu in beautiful surrounds.

The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase

APRIL 2017 ~ Sunday 30 > Sunday 30 April

The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase

Sunday, 30 April 2017 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

The Otway region is gearing up to showcase everything locally grown and sown. Some ready to eat and the rest harvested to take home and add a culinary spin.

Mid-Autumn people can enjoy a selection of the best Otway grown produce including olives, cheeses, native bush foods, fruits and vegetables, honey, meats, small goods, baked goods, wines and other brewed delights.

Growers and event organisers want to share their passion for turning humble soil and grass into quality food and fibre, shining a spotlight on the skilled, passionate and diverse growers around us.

Source local food and fibre and contribute to community health, benefit the local economy and our environment.

Taste and purchase local produce; talk to and learn from local growers and makers. Develop growing and making talents by taking part in demonstrations and workshops around the theme of small holding skills like building soil and compost, bee keeping, poultry management, regenerative farming, the lifecycle of wool, native bush foods, truffle sniffer dog trials, shearing and creative kids food and fibre activities.

If you’re a small scale producer or artisan and would like to get involved, please contact Andy Gray on 5232 9140 or andygray@coln.org.au

Sunday, 30 April 2017 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Wonderful Waterfalls

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Tuesday 30 September

Wonderful Waterfalls

The perfect time to visit all the falls flowing at their fullest. Allow 3-7 days depending on how much time you have. All week, midweek and weekend accommodation deals available. 

7 Falls in 7 Days:

Stevensons Falls, Barramunga. 1.5 hr or shorter walk available from day carpark
Beauchamp Falls Beech Forest. 1 hr return.
Hopetoun Falls, Beech forest. 30 min return.
Triplet Falls, Beech Forest. 2km, 1 hr loop.
Little Aire Falls, Beech Forest. 4.5km 2 hr return - arguably one of the most spectacular falls in the Otway Ranges.
Sabine Falls, Tanybryn.  2+ hr return. Steep grades. The tallest waterfall complex in the Otways
Carisbrook Falls, Wongarra. 20 min return. Best seen after heavy rain.

Winter Wild Apollo Bay

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 12 August

Winter Wild Apollo Bay

Embrace the elements of the southern Otways, when a new after-dark festival sparks up over four wintery weekends across July and August. The first WinterWild will revel in the untamed side of Apollo Bay. Don’t look away.

Inspired by the elements of earth, water, air and fire – and informed by the history of Apollo Bay - the 18 years and over festival takes place over four weekends to highlight various art forms: music, street theatre, film and storytelling.

When the sun-seeking, shell-collecting crowds have deserted the place where the forest meets the sea, Apollo Bay is “less Summer Bay, more Deadwood”, said festival director Roderick Poole.

 

 - Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Water: 8pm

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 July

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Water: 8pm

Water is the original source of life. Many creation myths begin with emergence from Water. The oceans are vast and primal and lap at Apollo Bay’s doorstep. The first white people came here over Water. For decades this was the only way. It was a dangerous journey and left the coast littered with shipwrecks. It is Water that draws people here still.

LINE UP

Andrew Kidman & Litmus

Mick Turner

The Sand Pebbles

…and more

From sunset beach bonfires through to Sunday morning recovery sessions, the festival invites adventurous spirits to come together and celebrate the beauty of the elements at their extremes.

 

FORESHORE BONFIRE

Adults & Children Free

RECOVERY SESSIONS

Adults & Children Free

MECHANICS HALL EVENTS

Adults $75 + booking fee

Dirt River Radio - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse: 9.30pm

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 July

Dirt River Radio - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse: 9.30pm

You may have been lucky enough to catch this awesome band at the Apollo Bay Music Festival in years gone by. We are super pumped to be bringing Dirt River Radio (aka The Dirties) back to the Bay for a cracking night.

These guys are a six piece band from Melbourne known for heartfelt Australian rock ballads cranked with Rock-a-Billy swagger, Gypsy Romps, Celtic sea shanties and smoldering dirty Soul.

With a line-up of two guitars, bass, drums and the magnificent `Dirtettes’ on backing vocals, ‘The Dirties’ have evolved from humble St Kilda beginnings into a world class rock n roll outfit (two European tours under the abnds belts). The bands classic sound will deliver to you a swag of heartfelt tunes and at times brutal snapshots of reality, also renowned for a wildly volatile, no punches pulled live shows and when you get to know them, true gang mentality.

2017 see’s their best incarnation yet with members from Electric Mary and 28 Days third album, ‘Sun City White’ (out Apr 29th) explores issues spanning from personal demons to the plight of humanity.

DAYS GONE BY: 9pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Thursday 1 June

DAYS GONE BY: 9pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

As part of the Winter Wild Festival, the Apollo Bay Hotel will be showcasing 4 weekends of live music throughout July & August. Days Gone By - a coverband from Geelong playing popular music from 1960 to today.


Influences:
Crowded House, Hunters & Collectors, Diesel, Beatles, Powderfinger, Radiohead, Greenday, Oasis, Screaming Jets, Rolling Stones, Matchbox 20, Bon Jovi, Van Morrison, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Gotye, Paul Kelly.

DEEP DARK FORREST - A CELEBRATION OF DARK ALES

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 15 July

DEEP DARK FORREST - A CELEBRATION OF DARK ALES

The Deep Dark Forrest - Forrest Brewing Company's celebration to Dark Ales. From one off 'surprise' brews, to locally sourced menu creations paired with delicious beers. Culminating in the DEEP DARK FORREST DEGUSTION DINNER - July 15th - $85 per person (Bookings essential, stay tuned for details).

Friday , Saturday & Sunday - Opening hours are extended to late.

 

CELTIC STORM

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 July

CELTIC STORM

As part of the Winter Wild Festival, the Apollo Bay Hotel will be showcasing 4 weekends of live music throughout July & August.

The first weekend will be kicking off on Saturday 1st July. Join us in the beer garden where Celtic Storm will be playing traditional Irish music featuring Christy Cooney and friends.

“Christy Cooney is a legend of the Australian Celtic and Folk scene. He has been a part of some of the best bands, albums and concerts this country has seen.”

https://greensouthrecords.com/christy-cooney

CROSSXPOLLINATION 2017 - Flight

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Sunday 23 July

CROSSXPOLLINATION 2017 - Flight

CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and fibre, either as a practising artist or as a collector and wearer of the pieces.

 

The event includes FLIGHT@COPACC, in the Civic Hall from 1 July to 23 July, 10am to 4pm daily. There is a  Featured Artists section with artists invited to submit an installation, and The Art Prize exhibition, which runs alongside the featured artists. This year we have 5 feature artists: Andrew Delaney, Irene Manion and Liz Powell as well as local artists Brian Worsley and Carole Redlich who have combined forces to create an exciting installation.  For anyone wanting to submit work for the Art Prize, please fill out the relevant form below under Related Information. Entries for COPACC's Art Prize close on 1 June.

 

Another feather in COPACC’s cap is the market. Building on the success of past Wearable Art and Makers Markets, it is fondly known as WAAMM. The market is held on Saturday, 1 July from 10am to 4.30pm. This is a market with artists and artisans selling their wares. It attracts work in a wide variety of different mediums, including: hand woven textiles and garments, jewelry, leather, felted items, hand knits, machine embroidered pieces and homewares. Please note that once entries have reached capacity for WAAMM no more entries will be accepted. For more information see the relevant form below under Related Information. (NOTE: The last call for entries has been extended to 20 May 2017).

 

CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and fibre, either as a practising artist or as a collector and wearer of the pieces.

 

The event includes FLIGHT@COPACC, in the Civic Hall from 1 July to 23 July, 10am to 4pm daily. There is a  Featured Artists section with artists invited to submit an installation, and The Art Prize exhibition, which runs alongside the featured artists. This year we have 5 feature artists: Andrew Delaney, Irene Manion and Liz Powell as well as local artists Brian Worsley and Carole Redlich who have combined forces to create an exciting installation.  For anyone wanting to submit work for the Art Prize, please fill out the relevant form below under Related Information. Entries for COPACC's Art Prize close on 1 June.

 

Another feather in COPACC’s cap is the market. Building on the success of past Wearable Art and Makers Markets, it is fondly known as WAAMM. The market is held on Saturday, 1 July from 10am to 4.30pm. This is a market with artists and artisans selling their wares. It attracts work in a wide variety of different mediums, including: hand woven textiles and garments, jewelry, leather, felted items, hand knits, machine embroidered pieces and homewares. Please note that once entries have reached capacity for WAAMM no more entries will be accepted. For more information see the relevant form below under Related Information. (NOTE: The last call for entries has been extended to 20 May 2017).

 

CrossXpollinatioN is an annual exhibition at both COPACC and RRRTAG (Red Rocks Regional Theatre and Art Gallery.) It has been held each year for the last four years and has built up to become a major fixture in the regions cultural calendar, attracting artists from all over Australia. We intend to grow this event into something that puts Colac Otway Shire on the map for those who love innovative and highly creative interpretations of the wonderful world of fabric and fibre, either as a practising artist or as a collector and wearer of the pieces.

 

The event includes FLIGHT@COPACC, in the Civic Hall from 1 July to 23 July, 10am to 4pm daily. There is a  Featured Artists section with artists invited to submit an installation, and The Art Prize exhibition, which runs alongside the featured artists. This year we have 5 feature artists: Andrew Delaney, Irene Manion and Liz Powell as well as local artists Brian Worsley and Carole Redlich who have combined forces to create an exciting installation.  For anyone wanting to submit work for the Art Prize, please fill out the relevant form below under Related Information. Entries for COPACC's Art Prize close on 1 June.

 

Another feather in COPACC’s cap is the market. Building on the success of past Wearable Art and Makers Markets, it is fondly known as WAAMM. The market is held on Saturday, 1 July from 10am to 4.30pm. This is a market with artists and artisans selling their wares. It attracts work in a wide variety of different mediums, including: hand woven textiles and garments, jewelry, leather, felted items, hand knits, machine embroidered pieces and homewares. Please note that once entries have reached capacity for WAAMM no more entries will be accepted. For more information see the relevant form below under Related Information. (NOTE: The last call for entries has been extended to 20 May 2017).

WAAMM - Wearable Art and Makers Market

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 July

WAAMM - Wearable Art and Makers Market

WAAMM is the Wearable Art and Makers Market, held in the COPACC Foyer from 10am to 4.30pm, on Saturday July 1st, with artists and artisans offering a multitude of wonderful forms of adornment, ranging across many different mediums.

 

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250.

 

FUN PARK - AT COLAC INDOOR TENNIS & SPORTS CENTRE

JULY 2017 ~ Tuesday 4 > Tuesday 13 June

FUN PARK - AT COLAC INDOOR TENNIS & SPORTS CENTRE

TUESDAY 4 July to Thursday 13 July 10am to 3pm daily School Holiday Special FREE COFFEE for parents

 

Laser Tag (running between 11am-1.00pm or pre-booked groups ) Inflatable Park Entry Fees:  $14   Ages 5-14 year olds    /  $9   1-4 year olds Laser Tag Game Fees:  $4 for one or $6 for two (Just Laser tag 3 games $18) .

 

Also Open every 2nd Saturday, check website for dates  www.colacindoorsports.com.au  or call 52314788 Bounce into Colac Indoor Sports Centre, they have plenty to keep the kids active and entertained during school holidays and weekends regardless of the weather.

 

Kids will love to Jump, bounce, climb, and slide on all the fun Inflatables.  With obstacle courses to navigate, Jumping castles, Giant slides and a mountain to climb kids will be kept active.  There is also a little kid zone with their own fun inflatables.

 

LASER TAG READY, AIM, FUN! Colac Laser Tag missions allow you to live out your computer gaming experiences, just like a live computer game.. Using the Aussie designed S.A.T.R system, it’s fun, safe, local, and probably the most fun you will ever have getting fit.  Laser Tag games are ideal for all ages from 6 to 60!

Where

JULY 2017 ~ Wednesday 5 > Wednesday 5 July

Where's Wally?: 2:30pm at Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

Kids Fire Safety Day: 2pm at Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

JULY 2017 ~ Thursday 13 > Thursday 13 July

Kids Fire Safety Day: 2pm at Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

School Holiday Library Children's Program.

Come and Join in with Colac Community Library & CFA for one hour of Fun, Games, Story Time and Craft Activities for pre-school and primary school aged children.

Theme: Home Fire Safety.

When: Thursday 13th July 2017 at 2:00pm
Where: Colac Community Library and Learning Centre

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Earth: 8pm

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 15 > Saturday 15 July

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Earth: 8pm

WinterWild embraces the harsh elements of the Southern Otways winter and celebrates the wild side of Apollo Bay; its history, its landscape and its down-to-earth culture of adventure.

Without Earth we cannot stand; neither can we build. Only with Earth can we put down roots. Our first industries depended on the trees and forests and through this our community grew. When forestry ended, the Great Otway National Park was born. The earth and the forest is always here. This is the foundation.

From sunset beach bonfires through to Sunday morning recovery sessions, the festival invites adventurous spirits to come together and celebrate the beauty of the elements at their extremes.

FORESHORE BONFIRE

Adults & Children Free

RECOVERY SESSIONS

Adults & Children Free

MECHANICS HALL EVENTS

Adults $75 + booking fee

MOONSHINE BLUES: 2.30pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 15 > Saturday 15 July

MOONSHINE BLUES: 2.30pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Moonshine Blues will be performing at The Apollo Bay Hotel Sat 15th July around 2.30 till 4.30 as part of the Apollo Bay Winter Wild Festival.

MR.MEANER: 9pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 15 > Saturday 15 July

MR.MEANER: 9pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Mr. Meaner is Geelong’s newest cover-band playing the best of party rock,  funk, alternative and classic rock. Mr. Meaner play a great variety of music includin...g songs from The Black Keys, The Dandy Warhols, Paul Kelly, David Bowie, KC and the Sunshine Band, Daddy Cool , Stevie Wonder, Kenny Logins, Dragon, INXS, Hoodoo Gurus etc.
 
With a four piece line-up including drums and percussion, guitars, bass,  and featuring talented lead vocalists with 4-part harmonies, Mr. Meaner produce a big sound, outstanding performance and will specifically tailor their repertoire to each audience ensuring the right mix whether you are looking for a pub rock, wedding or function band.
 
Band Members:
Jamie Stahl (Guitar/Vocals) Danny Meehan (Drums/Percussion/Vocals) John Pirrottina (Bass/Vocals)   Matthew Bird (Guitar/Vocals)
Colac Lions Club Market

JULY 2017 ~ Sunday 16 > Sunday 17 December

Colac Lions Club Market

Fresh produce, preserves, garden plants, refreshments and sausage sizzle every third Sunday of the month in Colac.

3rd Sunday of the month | 9:00AM to 12:00PM

LOUEY HESTERMAN

JULY 2017 ~ Sunday 16 > Sunday 16 July

LOUEY HESTERMAN'S WHIMSY: 3pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

As part of the Winter Wild Festival, the Apollo Bay Hotel will be showcasing 4 weekends of live music throughout July & August. Live music performance of Louey Hesterman's Whimsy at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Heart and Soul album launch.

Christmas in July - Market

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 22 > Saturday 22 July

Christmas in July - Market

Christmas in July Market

Local produce, arts and crafts, hot food, fresh coffee, plants.

9am—2pm
Sat 29th July 2017
@ Gellibrand River Community Hall

Stallholder Enquiries to the Gellibrand Community House on 5235 8348.

Diary of a Wombat

JULY 2017 ~ Monday 24 > Sunday 25 June

Diary of a Wombat

COMPANY PRODUCTION

Based on the book by Jackie French & Bruce Whatley

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage.

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search
of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of humans around her.

Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial.

Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!

Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage.

“2017 is set to be one hell of a season for Monkey Baa, with an ambitious line-up of meaningful and moving theatre that will be guaranteed to inspire a new generation of young people” The AU Review

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes + 10 minute post-show Q&A
RECOMMENDED FOR: Children aged 3-9 & their families

CREATIVES: Director: Eva Di Cesare Puppetry & Movement Director: Alice Osborne Set & Costume Designer: Imogen Ross Lighting Designer: Matt Cox Sound Designer: Kingsley Reeve Puppet Design & Construction: Bryony Anderson Conceptualised: Sandra Eldridge, Tim McGarry & Eva Di Cesare

Proudly sponsored by Cow Lick Bookshop, Quest Skills for Life and Otway Fly:

When

  • Monday, 24 July 2017 | 06:00 PM - 06:55 PM
  • Tuesday, 25 July 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
  • Tuesday, 25 July 2017 | 01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street , Colac 3250.

Around the World in 80 Days: 8pm @ COPACC

JULY 2017 ~ Friday 28 > Friday 28 July

Around the World in 80 Days: 8pm @ COPACC

ELLIS PRODUCTIONS

A transcontinental race against the clock

Starring Ian Stenlake, as you’ve never seen him before and Pia Miranda who portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides.

Phileas Fogg is determined to win a wager that he can circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, together with his faithful man servant Passepartout.

Hot on their heels, convinced Fogg has committed a bank robbery to fund his travels is Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard, driven to capture and jail our intrepid travellers. A fabulous farce, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness.

“An inventive romp….Something for everyone: though the characters may not yet have the ability to fly, this production certainly does,”
The Stage

WARNING: This is seriously good fun

RECOMMENDED FOR: Adults, families and children 7+

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours including interval

CREATIVES: Director: Terence O’Connell Starring: Pia Miranda, Ian Stenlake Set Design: Merinda Backway Costume Design: Lucy Wilkins Sound Design: David Ellis Lighting Design: Jason Bovaird.

When

  • Friday, 28 July 2017 | 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street , Colac 3250

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Air: 8pm

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Saturday 29 July

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Air: 8pm

WinterWild embraces the harsh elements of the Southern Otways winter and celebrates the wild side of Apollo Bay; its history, its landscape and its down-to-earth culture of adventure.

The Air is never still here. Rarely are we without the touch of the wind, either a brisk breeze over the surf or the Roaring Forties in full force. With breath and only with breath do we have language. Only with language can we tell our stories.

From sunset beach bonfires through to Sunday morning recovery sessions, the festival invites adventurous spirits to come together and celebrate the beauty of the elements at their extremes.

FORESHORE BONFIRE

Adults & Children Free

RECOVERY SESSIONS

Adults & Children Free

MECHANICS HALL EVENTS

Adults $75 + booking fee

Apollo Bay Writers Festival - Last Weekend in July

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Sunday 30 July

Apollo Bay Writers Festival - Last Weekend in July

Apollo Bay Writers Festival is a literary event for readers and writers in the Otway region and beyond. Hosting a mix of local writers and performers alongside writers and performers from the larger literary community the event aims to enhance the literary culture of the region and connect it with the wider world of literature.

This year’s Apollo Bay Writers Festival is currently in the planning stage. We hope to make some announcements soon. Please Like our Facebook page to stay informed.

Presented by: Apollo Bay Arts Inc

Supported by: Colac Otway Shire

Made Possible By: Writers Victoria and Grace Marion Wilson Trust

TOTALLY 80

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Thursday 29 June

TOTALLY 80'S: 9pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

As part of the Winter Wild Festival, the Apollo Bay Hotel will be showcasing 4 weekends of live music throughout July & August.

DIRTY SOUL: 2.30pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

JULY 2017 ~ Saturday 29 > Saturday 29 July

DIRTY SOUL: 2.30pm @ Apollo Bay Hotel

As part of the Winter Wild Festival, the Apollo Bay Hotel will be showcasing 4 weekends of live music throughout July & August. Live music performance of Dirty Soul at the Apollo Bay Hotel. Dirty Soul is a four piece band consisting of drums, bass, guitar and keyboards. Think funk rock and psychedelic blues...perhaps Gonzo law applies too...

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

AUGUST 2017 ~ Thursday 3 > Thursday 3 August

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

The Exotic Lives of Lola Montez

Thursday, 03 August 2017 | 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM

FINUCANE & SMITH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HER MAJESTY’S BALLARAT

 

In 1855 the wildest showgirl Lola Montez toured Australia. The scandal is legend.

From Patrick White Playwright Award winner Jackie Smith and world-famous cabaret stars Finucane & Smith comes the story of one of the world’s most adventurous women.

Lola Montez horse-whipped the editor of the Ballarat Times – for a bad review.

Swung down mineshafts on a single rope with champagne in hand.

Escaped arrest dressed only in her jewels.

Showered with gold nuggets and insults.

Swathed in scandal.

Her erotic Spider Dance was “the most libertinish and indelicate performance that could be given on the public stage (Sydney Morning Herald 1855)

Starring triple Green Room Award winner of Best Actress Miss Caroline Lee (a direct descendant of Lola), who will be joined on stage by Parisian dance siren Holly Durant in a wildly contemporary dreamscape steeped in Australian history.

“There’s really no adequate way of explaining these spectaculars to those yet to witness one, and those who haven’t won’t forget in a hurry…seductive, subversive ad bursting at the seams with monstrous talent" The Age

WARNING: Mature themes

RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes, no interval 
RECOMMENDED FOR:
 People aged 16+

CREATIVES: Written by: Jackie Smith Directed by: Moira Finucane Performers: Caroline Lee & Holly Durant Composer: Darrin Verhagen Lighting & Set Design: Finucane & Smith Gowns: Keon Couture

Proudly Sponsored by Colac Landscape Supplies

When

  • Thursday, 03 August 2017 | 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street , Colac 3250

Mixed Media Artwork: An Exhibition by Susan Richards

AUGUST 2017 ~ Friday 4 > Sunday 29 October

Mixed Media Artwork: An Exhibition by Susan Richards

Susan Richards has held solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions throughout Australia. Her works are collected by clients from many places over the world, where she lived and travelled She has also undertaken book illustration projects, an animated movie project and many other community projects.

Susan recently retired from the position of Artist in Residence at Multicultural Aged Care Services, and as Design Consultants in a major capital works project at MACS.

She has studied and certified in Creative writing and Editing, Small companies and Community theatre, Childcare and Aqed care and more recently Diploma in expressive Art therapy, drugs and acohol and family counselling.

She delivers a variety of workshops including Mandala and Metaphysics for beginners, marbelling on paper and other mediums, and takes art classes for children and adults.

In her Beech Forest studio Susan continues with many creative endeavours and is currently creating collages and mosaics and knit and wool crafts from recycled and found objects.

Susan enjoys an enthusiastic and eclectic clientele who love her diversity of medium and subject and her vividly imaginative creations.

She continues to exhibit from her fascinating eclectica collection at Galleries and art festivals in and around the local area.

2017 Bay Ball

AUGUST 2017 ~ Saturday 5 > Saturday 5 August

2017 Bay Ball

Bay Ball is back so put it in your diaries and start dress shopping now! Special guests "Mr Meaner".

Tickets $25.00 Strictly 18+ Only Tickets available from Thursday 29th June. NO door sales at all so buy early!

21 Great Ocean Road , Apollo Bay 3233 VIC

Kings of Croon

AUGUST 2017 ~ Wednesday 9 > Wednesday 9 August

Kings of Croon

Kings of Croon

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | 11:00 AM

Tickets available from the Box Office, (03) 5232 9418

TUXEDO-clad stars of stage and screen Scott Irwin, Derek Metzger and Ian Stenlake will perform a classic Vegas-style show with a contemporary twist.

Enjoy their velvety deliveries of Save the Last Dance for Me, Summer Wind, Mack the Knife, Speak Softly Love and Beyond the Sea, made famous by Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and many more.

There will be classics like Unchained Melody, Can’t Help Falling in Love, John Legend’s All of Me and Adele’s Someone Like You.

"The Kings of Croon is a snappy, stylish, professional production that entertains and engages the audience." John Lidgerwood

Join us for a free morning tea at 10am before the show.

Proudly Sponsored by Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors. 

When

  • Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | 11:00 AM

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Fire: 8pm

AUGUST 2017 ~ Saturday 12 > Saturday 12 August

Winter Wild Apollo Bay - Fire: 8pm

WinterWild embraces the harsh elements of the Southern Otways winter and celebrates the wild side of Apollo Bay; its history, its landscape and its down-to-earth culture of adventure.


Recent tragic events have turned Fire into a source of fear; a constant threat and a destroyer. Fire has always been with us and the town was hit hard in the early days. If we know fire better it can be our friend. Fire brings catharsis and new beginnings; it brings warmth and community.

FORESHORE BONFIRE

Adults & Children Free

RECOVERY SESSIONS

Adults & Children Free

MECHANICS HALL EVENTS

Adults $75 + booking fee

Sunday Arvo Music @ Apollo Bay RSL from 2pm

AUGUST 2017 ~ Sunday 13 > Sunday 13 August

Sunday Arvo Music @ Apollo Bay RSL from 2pm

Apollo Bay RSL - 12 Gallipoli Parade, Apollo Bay – 03 5237 6091

Sunday arvo of music from 2pm. Local musicians & singers with a wide variety of genres. Free admission, snacks available.

 

Open Garden at Melba Gully B&B

SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 1 > Saturday 30 September

Open Garden at Melba Gully B&B

Featuring 100’s of varieties of Daffodils and spring time blooms - beautifully landscaped gardens, specimen lawn and formal vegetable gardens
Open for viewing most days between 10AM & 5PM.
Contact Bob and Virginia 03 52 373 208 mobile 0429 373 208

Price $5 per person.

The Virtual Arboretum Project Portland

SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 8 > Thursday 2 April

The Virtual Arboretum Project Portland

The Virtual Arboretum Project is a virtual artistic pathway linking regions across Australia. The very first pilot of this artist led project is in Portland Victoria.

If you love a dalliance with your smart phone, visit the Portland Botanical Gardens and scan the three QR codes hidden there with your free QRreader app. This free app can be downloaded from your smart phone app store.

These QR codes will link you to a website, which hosts the Virtual Arboretum Project Portland. Please see the website with artwork, from nationally recognised artists, which reflects the environmental concerns or the social history of the gardens.

The Virtual Arboretum Project Portland 
Event until 02 Apr 2020 
Portland Botanical Gardens, Glenelg Street, Portland, Victoria 3305

Contact: 

Mobile: 042 537 553

Cost: 
See contact details below for enquiries.

Who should attend: 
This event is suitable for all ages.

How to get there: 
Please visit Public Transport Victoria as your guide to public transport timetables, fares and accessible transport.

AFL Grand Final BBQ - Otway Central

SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 30 > Saturday 30 September

AFL Grand Final BBQ - Otway Central

$15 per head, from 1pm

Meat and variety of salads, vegetarian options available. All proceeds go to a fund, insired by White Ribbon Day, designed to support people in critical domestic situations within our local community.

LOCATION: 57 Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill, VIC

CONTACT: Sue Ladewig, 03 5237 3251, sue.ladewig@gmail.com

Seniors Festival 2017

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Monday 9 > Saturday 28 October

Seniors Festival 2017

Contact

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Friday 13 > Sunday 15 October

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival has a classical music theme and musicians from within Australia as well as overseas artists, perform in small and intimate venues.

Music from the world's leading composers both traditional and new, performers who are well known as well as young emerging performers combine to bring together a fantastic weekend. The appealing and concentrated combination of fine music, varietal performance, conviviality and relaxation makes this festival a must do. For more details contact the Festival Office on the number provided or visit the website.

03 5568 2682

1300 656 564

Content: Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre

Weekend of Family History

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Friday 20 > Sunday 22 October

Weekend of Family History

  • Friday, 20 October 2017 | 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

History Centre, COPACC, 2-6 Rae Street, Colac 3250

Celebrate a 'Weekend of Family History" with activities for everyone.

Day one starts on Friday 20 October starts with a boutique writers festival at the Colac Library, consisting of a workshop showing 'How to Write a Non-Boring Family History', and followed by a presentation by printer's and publishers who will provide information and assistance with publishing family histories. The winners of the writing competition "Our Pioneer Stories" will be announced and each competition participant will receive a publication containing all of the entries.

Day 2 on Saturday 21 October is Family History Expo day.  Held in conjunction with the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations Inc. (VAFHO), this expo will showcase organisations and businesses providing services and products to assist with researching, recording, preserving and publishing family histories.  Four workshops will be held throughout the day, 'in costumer and in character' enactment from the Colac Players will re-enact the early pioneers of the district and a cultural historian will be present to explain how to date early photographs. 

The final day on Sunday 22 October is activity day with History Walks exploring various buildings and site throughout Colac, learning about the history of the buildings and people who inhabited them.  Cemetery Tours, conducted by volunteers in costume, will tell the stories of the colorful characters buried in the Colac Cemetery. 

Chase the Dog

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Saturday 21 > Saturday 21 October

Chase the Dog

8am, Station Street, Forrest, Victoria.

The spectacular 85km course will take in some of the best old logging routes of the Otway Ranges, a mixture of rail trail, fire road and quiet back country roads. The event can be ridden on virtually any type of bike, whether it be a mountain bike, cyclocross, hybrid or commuter. With marshal checkpoints, feed zones and cafes in the small towns of Beech Forrest and Gellibrand, riding with mates and stopping to meet friends and family along the route is encouraged! The event aims to raise funds and awareness for mental health and Beyond Blue.

A Midsummer Night

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Saturday 21 > Saturday 21 October

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ The Otway Fly

Experience the magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by Skin of Our Teeth Productions, amongst the majesty of The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.  Zip in early for exclusive access to the worlds tallest Treetop Walk or book in for the late afternoon Ziplining Tour to really get the blood pumping!

Settle in for the evening on the lush green lawn and enjoy your own picnic or goodies from the Otway Café. Ticket includes an optional guided twilight tour of the Treetop Walk starting at 4pm. Performance starts at 5:30pm.

 

Children

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Thursday 26 > Thursday 26 October

Children's Week - It's Party Time

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM @ Colac Botanic Gardens, Fyans Street, Colac, Colac 3250

Colac Otway's annual Children's Week activities will be held at the Colac Botanic Gardens.  Activities will include face painting, roaming reptile display, bubble making, art & craft activities and aboriginal story time. 

Activities are open to all ages and is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the surroundings of the Botanic Gardens.

Otway Makers & Growers Market

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Sunday 29 > Sunday 24 December

Otway Makers & Growers Market

4th Sunday of every month @ Echidna House, Kawarren East Road, Kawarren

Local produce, handcrafted items, fresh coffee, soup.

154th Colac Show

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 4 > Sunday 5 November

154th Colac Show

3 Day Membership Pass $55 (includes  2x Adults & 3x Children 5-15yrs)

Day Passes: Adult..... $15, Child 5-15yr.....$7, Under 5...Free

9.30am-5pm Fr/Sat (full Show)

Saturday Evening entertainment 5pm til late (9pm approx. Fire works)
Sunday 9.30am-5pm (Equestrian Events/ Goats /Pet Parade/Dog Jump/Animal Nursery) No Side Show 

The Tempest at The Cape Otway Lightstation

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 4 > Saturday 4 November

The Tempest at The Cape Otway Lightstation

Experience the magic of Shakespeare's The Tempest, performed by Sly Rat Theatre Company, in the surrounds of Australia's oldest lighthouse, Cape Otway Lightstation. 

This presentation will combine the spectacle of ballet, the tragedy of opera, the delight of clowns and stunning visual effects, redfining what an outdoor Shakespeare event can be. Performance commences at 6:30pm

Upwelling Festival Portland

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 4 > Saturday 4 November

Upwelling Festival Portland

The Upwelling Festival in Portland offers a fantastic and vibrant way for visitors and Portland locals to celebrate and showcase the unique eco-tourism features of the beautiful coastal town, the Bonney Upwelling.

The Bonney Upwelling is a seven month long natural ocean occurrence where krill form dense swarms up to a kilometre in length. These exceptional feeding conditions trigger a feeding frenzy of whales, seals, giant crabs, tuna, crayfish, squid, fish and seabirds.

The Festival includes the blessing of the fleet, street parade, festival market, live entertainment, marine environment talks, whale boat races along with a major community art project.

The Festival is run in conjunction with two other well-established and popular local events - the Rotary Art Show (all weekend) and the Portland Three Bays Marathon (Sunday morning). Together these events provide a weekend-long program of activities for locals and visitors.

Content: Upwelling Festival Portland

GOW Walk - Castle Cove to Johanna

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Sunday 12 > Sunday 12 November

GOW Walk - Castle Cove to Johanna

Friends of Otway National Park


GOW Walk - Castle Cove to Johanna

Meet at the Castle Cove.

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied. BYO lunch.

All welcome.

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

Mind Your Groove - Birregurra

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Sunday 12 > Sunday 12 November

Mind Your Groove - Birregurra

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Mind Your Groove announces their third Roadshow, the last Sunday of the school holdiays!

Mind Your Groove (MYG) Community Dance Roadshow. A series of travelling dance workshops based in the Colac Otway Shire, second Sunday of every month July - December 2017, and culminating in a Festive Family Bush Dance in Hordern Vale. No prior dance experience necessary. All ages all welcome!

Each town showcases a different dance genre and facilitator for the adult sessions.

This month we are spicing it up with Melbourne based African dancer Rugamba who will be facilitating both adults and kids sessions!

Jump into Kwaito Dance/Street Jive for Kids and FreeStyle/African for Adults.

 

  • Preschoolers - 10:00 - 10:30am
  • Primary kids - 11:00am - 11:45pm
  • Youth, Adults, Seniors - 1:30 - 3:30pm

The aim is to provide a variety of styles and movement backgrounds, exposing participants to dance diversity not easily accessible to rural towns. All sessions end in a freestyle dance that incorporates the moves learned!

Spaces are limited. Book now to avoid disappointment!

 

  • Tickets - Adults $15 presale / $20 on the door, Kids - $10 presale/ $15 on the door.
  • Family tickets ( 3 + kids ) $20 pre-sale / $30 on the door

For presale tickets contact - mindyourgroove@gmail.com AmandaMagan - 0439 999 941

Pre-sale tickets close Friday 6th October.

More info contact Elle Wood 0400 145 168

This project is Funded by the Colac Otway Shire under the community grants scheme.

Romeo & Juliet amongst the vines at Otway Estate Winery

NOVEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 18 > Saturday 18 November

Romeo & Juliet amongst the vines at Otway Estate Winery

A fitting finale, Romeo & Juliet will be performed on November 18th amongst the vines at Otway Estate. Pre-screening optional extra:  Taste and Talk Brewery Tour experience at 5pm can be purchased for only $10. Meet the Brewer, learn about the brewing process, ingredients used and of course taste! Tour 40 mins approx pending questions. Cellar Door will be open from 5pm , pre-show drinks will be available. 

The performance will start at the romamtic time of 6pm.

Jingle at the  Bay  (Apollo Bay) - 5pm to 9pm

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Wednesday 20 > Wednesday 20 December

Jingle at the Bay (Apollo Bay) - 5pm to 9pm

Celebrate Christmas with carols by the bay.  Traditional carols to start the evening, followed by a visit from Santa then an open mic.

Bring a chair, blanket or comfy seating and join in the festive spirit.

Twilight Christmas Market at Lake Colac

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Thursday 21 > Thursday 21 December

Twilight Christmas Market at Lake Colac

Apollo Bay Art Show

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 29 > Wednesday 3 January

Apollo Bay Art Show

TWILIGHT MARKET: Otway Maker and Growers Market - 4pm-9pm

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 29 > Friday 29 December

TWILIGHT MARKET: Otway Maker and Growers Market - 4pm-9pm

TWILIGHT MARKET - NOTE THIS MARKET TAKES THE PLACE OF SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2017.

Activities for the kids from 6pm. Local stalls with fresh produce and locally produced artwork. There will be movies for the kids on the big TV Screen inside.

New Year

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Sunday 31 > Sunday 31 December

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Apollo Bay - 10pm

Main display at family time of 10pm . Second display in the New Year at 12am.

Watercolour Paintings: An Exhibition by Francis McMahon

JANUARY 2018 ~ Monday 1 > Wednesday 28 February

Watercolour Paintings: An Exhibition by Francis McMahon

Bush Detective

JANUARY 2018 ~ Wednesday 10 > Wednesday 10 January

Bush Detective

FREE - BUT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Become a Bush Detective by learning the secrets of the bush. Tune your senses to discover who is hiding out of sight, and use clues find out who was in the park while no one was looking. Bring your camera or phone to capture what you find!

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please meet at the Distillery Creek Picnic Ground – lower car park, Bambra Rd.

Campfire Connections

JANUARY 2018 ~ Wednesday 17 > Wednesday 17 January

Campfire Connections

FREE - BUT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Join a Parks Victoria Ranger in the tall forests around Lorne for a campfire at Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground – there will be damper and fun nature games.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Please meet at the Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground, Erskine Falls Road.

2018 Camperdown Cup - 150 Years of Racing

JANUARY 2018 ~ Saturday 20 > Saturday 20 January

2018 Camperdown Cup - 150 Years of Racing

2018 Camperdown Cup - 150 Years of Racing

Join in the fun as Camperdown Turf Club celebrates 150 years of thoroughbred racing in Camperdown.

Free shuttle buses available to and from event. A day of great racing including free kids activities and live music until 8:00pm in the evening.

20 JAN 2018

11:00AM

20 JAN 2018

08:00PM

 

Camperdown-Lismore Road, Camperdown, VIC 3260 View map

Phone: 03 5593 2151

Email: k.vankempen@countryracing.com.au

Website: Visit Website

 

Lions Club Market, Colac

JANUARY 2018 ~ Sunday 21 > Sunday 16 December

Lions Club Market, Colac

Held on the third Sunday of each month in Memorial Square, Colac, 9am–2pm. Fresh produce, preserves, garden plants, refreshments, music and sausage sizzle.

Contact Jan Dowie (03) 5231 4235.

Campfire Connections

JANUARY 2018 ~ Monday 22 > Monday 22 January

Campfire Connections

FREE - BUT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Join a Parks Victoria Ranger in the tall forests around Lorne for a campfire at Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground – there will be damper and fun nature games.

This activity is suitable for children aged 6-12, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Please meet at the Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground, Erskine Falls Road.

A Day in the Bay - Australia Day Celebrations  @ Apollo Bay Foreshore

JANUARY 2018 ~ Friday 26 > Friday 26 January

A Day in the Bay - Australia Day Celebrations @ Apollo Bay Foreshore

The seaside town of Apollo Bay will host the Colac Otway Shire's official Australia Day celebrations for 2017.

Council shares the hosting of Australia Day with towns throughout the shire through an annual expression of interest process.

Acting Mayor Terry Woodcroft said the winning submission by the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce to host the event followed from the success of 'A Day in the Bay' 2016.

Council organises the official civic components including: flag raising ceremony, national anthem, citizenship ceremony and presentation of the Australia Day Awards. The host community is encouraged to showcase their town, local venues, artists and performers to a diverse range of residents and visitors.

Apollo Bay last hosted Australia Day in 2013 and Cr Woodcroft said Council looked forward to returning in 2017.

Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce has proposed the theme of diversity and inclusion for the 2017 celebrations," Cr Woodcroft said.

"We are excited to again partner with the Apollo Bay community, to assist them in delivering a wide range of activities, including music, dance, games, amusement rides and more."

Colac Otway Shire Australia Day Award nominations are currently open, and Council is calling for nominations across five categories:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year
  • Community Service of the Year
  • Sporting Service of the Year
  • Arts Service of the Year

Inquiries

Tamzin McLennan  (03) 5232 9493  email

Melanesia Carson  (03) 5232 9559  email

 

Australia Day Celebrations, Colac

JANUARY 2018 ~ Friday 26 > Friday 26 January

Australia Day Celebrations, Colac

The Colac Otway Shire in partnership with local clubs and groups are holding Councils official Australia Day event on Friday 26 January, 2018, Memorial Square, Colac from 11am to 3pm.

There will be plenty happening on the day, including the official Australia Day ceremony, an Australia Day market, food stalls, a community BBQ, children’s activities and a great line up of entertainment including local performers and a performance from one of Australia’s premiere calypso-inspired tropical party bands "Mighty Duke & The Lords"  proudly sponsored by COPACC.

Another great addition to the day is the Community Expo, organised by the community for the community. This is a great opportunity for local business, organisations and community groups and clubs to come along and promote their services, recruit new members and promote upcoming activities and "come and try" days.

If you would like more information about the Community Expo or wish to register your interest in attending please complete the 2018 Community Expo Registration Form and return to the relevant precinct manager as specified in the registration form. All forms must be returned by 4pm on 8 December 2017.

Contact Colac Otway Shire (03) 5232 9400 or email.

11am–3pm Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac.

Port Fairy Jazz Festival

FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Friday 9 > Sunday 11 February

Port Fairy Jazz Festival

The Port Fairy Jazz Festival is a not for profit festival and organisation run entirely by volunteers, promoting all genres of jazz music in the picturesque surrounds of Port Fairy.

Jazz comes alive in the most liveable community each February.

Please visit the website for more information.

Content: Western Victoria Jazz Productions Inc.

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Friday 16 > Sunday 18 February

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival invites you to taste, explore and engage in all things seafood.' Join for three days of harbour celebrations, long table seafood feasts, nose to tail cooking demonstrations, underwater treasure hunts, conversations on the edge and good time music vibes.

Harbour Day - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Saturday 17 February

Harbour Day - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Staged on the picturesque Apollo Bay foreshore, the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival is a fun-filled day of cooking demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, live entertainment, market stalls, wine, beer and of course - seafood in abundance.

On the menu you can expect fresh crayfish, abalone, calamari, mussels, flake, scallops, snapper, blueberries, raspberries, shitake mushrooms, olives, wines, beers, truffles, cheeses, vegetables meats – all locally sourced.

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Friday 23 > Sunday 25 February

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2018

The Festival starts on Friday night 23rd February with a Community Blues Family Concert at the caravan park.  The main Blues Music Events in on Saturday 24th February afternoon from 12 noon to 8pm at the Otway Tourist Park followed by a blues evening at the Gellibrand Hotel. 

 Sunday morning 25th February opens with Breakfast Blues at the Gellibrand River General Store and a produce and artisan Festival market at Rex Norman Park 9.30am to 2pm followed by a final Blues afternoon at Otways Estate. 

Please refer to the website for more information. 

 

The 2018 Market Day will be held on the Sunday, and there will be Otways produce, including blueberry fruit, plants and conserves and a chance to learn about the industry. There is also local Arts and Craft on display and sale, as well as food and local entertainment.

Check out the new Blues and Blueberry Festival website for up-to-date information on bands, ticketing, and other information.

Otway Odyssey 2018  Saturday, 24 February 2018 | 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Saturday 24 > Sunday 25 February

Otway Odyssey 2018 Saturday, 24 February 2018 | 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Location: Forrest, Otway National Park, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236

ROAD CLOSURE:

Note that Birregurra-Forrest Rd will be closed on Sat 24th for a short period between 7.15am and 8.00am between Colac-Forrest Rd and Delaneys Tk.

Hennigan Cres, Henry St and Station St will also be closed between 6.55am and 7.45am on Saturday 24th Feb and between 0750 and 0910 on Sunday 25th Feb.

The following roads being used by the bike riders are NOT closed however minor delays may be expected.

  • Traffic warning signs will be erected on affected streets. This includes:
  • Kaangalang Rd between Mt Sabine Rd and Yaugher Recreation Reserve
  • Boundary Rd between Birregurra Rd and western edge of Yaugher forest
  • Caspers Access Rd (Sat. only)
  • Kents Rd (Sat. only)
  • Centre Rd
  • Cemetery Rd
  • Delaney Tk
  • Goat Tk (Sat. only)
  • Thompsons Tk (Sat. only)
  • Haydons Tk (Sat. only)
  • Hennigan Cres
  • Henry St
  • Station St
  • Seven Bridges Rd between Cemetery Rd and Birregurra Rd (Sun. only)
  • Grey River Rd (Sun. only)
  • Great Ocean Rd between Kennett R and Wye River Rd (Sun. only)
  • Wye River Rd (Sun. only)
  • Mt Sabine Rd between Delaneys Rd and Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

On Saturday, the main 100km race commences at 7.00am for the elite women’s field and then the main bunch starts at 7.30am with over 500 riders. Both races will start on Yaugher Rd near the Recreation Reserve.

The 50km and 30km riders will start on Yaugher Rd at 8.00am and 9.20am respectively and will ride on Yaugher Rd and Kaangalang Rd. There will be approx. 500 riders in these groups, and thus Yaugher Rd between the recreation reserve and Hennigan Cres. Will be closed between 7.55am and 8.15am and again between 9.15am and 9.35am

On Sunday, the 97km “gravel grind” event commences at 0800 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

The 49km “gravel grind” event commences at 0900 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

We thank you for taking extra care during these times when many cyclists will be traveling in the area

Copies of all the various course maps can be found here;
http://rapidascent.com.au/

Rapid Ascent are maintaining communication with CFA and DELWP regarding the fire danger rating over the event weekend. Note, NO camping will be permitted in the Forrest horse riding club paddock over the event weekend.

Should you require further information about this event please call Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511, visit

www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au or call John Jacoby, Race Director, on 0408 035 261.

Entries have opened for Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon, The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus which will see two new gravel road races added in 2017 line-up over the weekend of 24th-25th February.

For ten years, riders have travelled to the famous Otway rainforest of Forrest in south-western Victoria to take on the region’s iconic single track, but in 2017 even more riders can be part of the action with the addition of the Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) to the schedule of events.

A Gravel Grind is an event held on unsealed 2WD roads and the Otway Ranges around Forrest are infused with these, making for some superb riding on traffic free roads through the wilderness. The GOGG will include 49km and 97km options that make them achievable for all styles of rider on either road bikes, cyclocross, mountain or hybrid bikes. 

The action gets underway on Saturday 24th February with the principle mountain bike races; the 100km Odyssey, the 50km Shorty and the 30km Rookie, all starting and finishing amidst a huge bike expo and food festival at the Forrest Football Ground. The GOGG races and the kids 10km Pioneer MTB will be held on Sunday 25th February.

The Otway Odyssey MTB Marathons have been held for the last 10 years and have grown to become the pre-eminent mountain bike races in Australia and on the bucket list for many cyclists. The courses are well known for their tough climbs and technical trails, but also for the friendliness on course and the race atmosphere around the Forrest Football Ground expo area.

All courses of the Otway Odyssey take advantage of the extensive network of single track and 2WD roads of Forrest and the Otways. Combined with the beauty on offer in the Great Otway National Park, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival, it’s an event not to be missed.

Entries to the 2018 Otway Odyssey are now open online at www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au

EVENT DETAILS:

Date:                      Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February, 2018            
Location:               Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
Distances:             

  • NEW: GOGG Big Ring 97km  
  • NEW: GOGG Little Ring 49km
  • Odyssey 100km
  • Shorty 50km  

  • Rookie 30km
  • Pioneer 10km  
  • Grommets Ride

Event Expo:          A massive bike, food and entertainment expo at Forrest Football Ground
Entries:                 Now open at www.otwayodyssey.com.au

Location: Forrest, Otway National Park, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

MARCH 2018 ~ Friday 9 > Sunday 11 March

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival

Australia's world famous Port Fairy Folk Festival is a major event presenting international and national artists in a four day festival of music, arts and culture.

Port Fairy Folk Festival was established in 1977 by Jamie McKew and members of the Geelong Folk Music Club. In 39 whirlwind years Jamie produced 40 outstanding festivals that put Port Fairy up front and centre on the world stage of folk music. This festival is now a part of the DNA of this wonderful township and reinforces its rich cultural traditions as well celebrating new and innovative music and art.

For information of this year's line-up and ticket sales, please visit the website.

Colac KANA Festival 2018

MARCH 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Saturday 17 March

Colac KANA Festival 2018

Saturday, 17 March 2018 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac 3250

 

Colac’s 60th KANA Festival opens at 10am with the traditional street parade starting at 1pm from the top end of Murray St.
This is a festival for all the family to enjoy!

The Kana committee is currently working hard on this fabulous milestone event. 

A new theme will be announced later in the year. 

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show

MARCH 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Saturday 17 March

Apollo Bay & Otway District Agricultural Show

Tickets

Pre-purchase UNLIMITED RIDE passes & FAMILY ENTRY TICKETS from Apollo Bay Sports Store AND SAVE!

Family Entry Ticket – 2 adults, 3 kids under 16 yrs - $20 (or $15 prepurchased)

Adult -$10,  Concession - $8,  Child (U15) - $5

 

Ride Pass (wristband) allows unlimited rides ALL DAY! (or each ride is $3) - $20

Available from Apollo Bay Sports Store, 39 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay

 

Please send all correspondence and queries via email

 

Nitro Circus Live

APRIL 2018 ~ Tuesday 24 > Tuesday 24 April

Nitro Circus Live

The most exciting crew in action sports is heading back to Australia.

Global superstar Travis Pastrana will lead Nitro Circus Live in an electrifying all-new event.

Kicking off 10 March in Canberra Stadium, The Next Level Tour will feature the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Scooter, Inline and more, with a brand-new show drawing on the game-changing progression and breakthrough ramp technology pioneered at the epic Nitro World Games competition. 

An all-star international rider lineup will send it for eight cities across the country, attempting huge tricks and unbelievable world firsts as they take action sports to new heights. Pastrana has been instrumental in the new tour’s creation every step of the way: in addition to riding with the Nitro crew he is now a producer of the live event for the first time.

The Next Level Tour is the first stop on Nitro Circus Live’s 2018 global trek as it gears up for over 70 shows in 13 countries this year.

Content: Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2018

APRIL 2018 ~ Saturday 28 > Saturday 28 April

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2018

Saturday, 28 April 2018 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Circuit through roads from Torquay to Lorne, Cnr Cape Otway Road and Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road, Birregurra 3242

One of Australia's premier and most spectacular rides.  Starting and finishing in Torquay the ride takes in the spectacular farmland of the Otway ranges and then back along the Great Ocean Road.

 With 4 distances to choose from:

  • 204km
  • 145km
  • 60km
  • 30km

Over 90kms of road closures and supported by police, extensive traffic management, medical support, mechanical support and entertainment.  Spectacular scenery along the course with the opportunity to stop in the townships of Moriac, Deans Marsh and along the Great Ocean Road at Lorne, Aireys Inlet & Anglesea.  Optional timed climb of the 12km Benwerrin Climb in the Otways for the 145km participants.

From North to South - An Exhibition

MAY 2018 ~ Tuesday 1 > Saturday 30 June

From North to South - An Exhibition

 

Scapes of the Land - An Exhibition

MAY 2018 ~ Saturday 5 > Sunday 27 May

Scapes of the Land - An Exhibition

 

NORTE - An Exhibition

MAY 2018 ~ Friday 18 > Sunday 27 May

NORTE - An Exhibition

The Addams Family

MAY 2018 ~ Friday 25 > Sunday 27 May

The Addams Family

Red Door proudly presents "The Addams Family"!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare.  Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met.   And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.   Now Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.  Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

 

STARRING 

Wednesday:  Isabella Daffy

Gomez:  Saul Kavenagh

Morticia:  Abigail Upson

Pugsley:  Aaron Pojani

Alice:  Dara Vicary

Mel:  Connor Knight

Fester:  Jess Mackay

Lucas:  Max Featherstone

Grandmama:  Amy Hicks

Lurch:  Jonah Ivelja

...and did we mention there is a cast of over 60 talented youths?!

 

When

* Friday, 25 May 2018 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

* Saturday, 26 May 2018 | 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

* Saturday, 26 May 2018 | 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

 

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac 3250

Colac Viewing Night

MAY 2018 ~ Saturday 26 > Saturday 26 May

Colac Viewing Night

 

Don't miss out!

saxon Telescopes and Binoculars is making the trip to Colac to collaborate with our friends at Timeless Interiors Colac for an unforgettable Night Sky Viewing.

Ever wanted to look through a telescope or wondered what you could see and do with one? Then you simply have to join us at Colac showgrounds on 26/05/18 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

Featuring saxon binoculars and telescopes, you are invited to come and catch more than a glimpse of our moon, and the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.

We are also giving away a saxon 8 inch Deepsky Dobsonian Telescope (goo.gl/rwzobE) to one lucky winner attending that night.

More information can be found at: goo.gl/NXH8Cw

Brendan Forward - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

MAY 2018 ~ Saturday 26 > Saturday 26 May

Brendan Forward - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

Brendan Forward - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

26 MAY 2018

08:30PM

26 MAY 2018

11:30PM

 

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233 View map

Get down to the Brewhouse for a fun night with Brendan Forward.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

Merry Go Round

MAY 2018 ~ Saturday 26 > Sunday 24 June

Merry Go Round

The Creators of the Gian Ocean Liner Maze and the Magic Bubble show bring you ...

MERRY GO ROUND!

 

A fantasy World made from recycled cardboard ... for kids of all ages!

VENUE: COPACC Foyer, 95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac

TEDDY BEAR WORKSHOP

MAY 2018 ~ Sunday 27 > Sunday 27 May

TEDDY BEAR WORKSHOP

TEDDY BEAR WORKSHOP

27 May 2018 10:00am
27 May 2018 03:00pm

6 Pengilley Ave Apollo Bay Vic 3233 View map

Phone: (03) 5237 8590
Email: marrarwoorncoordinator@swarh.vic.gov.au

Create, stuff and sew your own teddy bear with Marie Murnane. Great for children's gifts, anniversaries or just to have around home, these teddy bears are fun to make and perfect to personalise. 

Sunday May 27th 10am - 3pm at Marrar Woorn

BYO sewing machine and accessories: 35cm of fabric (fur, calico, printed - whatever you like), 2 eyes, 4 teddy bear joints, scrap fabric for paws and feet, ribbon and 1kg stuffing. Supplies available at Spotlight - contact Marrar Woorn for further info. 

On Sunday 27 May 2018 at 10:00am

MUSIC SOIREE

MAY 2018 ~ Sunday 27 > Sunday 27 May

MUSIC SOIREE

 

27 May 2018

04:00pm

 

Ella Summers , Estelle Shircore Barker , Leon Kennedy and friends Join us at 3:30pm for tea and cake Performance begins at 4pm Program includes works by Saint-Saëns, Beethoven and Alter Bridge.

A Prudent Man

MAY 2018 ~ Thursday 31 > Thursday 31 May

A Prudent Man

Lab Kelpie presents

A PRUDENT MAN

“Theatre at the very top of its game”

 

The Music

“Warners script is whip smart….a brilliant piece”

 

Australia Times

A well-groomed, confident-looking man enters the room and sits on a comfortable and expensive-looking leather chair. A bright light shines on him. There’s water and a glass on a table, but that’s all. Perhaps this is an investigation. What has he done wrong?

This award-winning darkly comedic political thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. It asks what it means to be right... in more ways than one…….

Playwright and director Katie Warner has toured this show throughout Australia, New Zealand and to New York. It has won and been nominated for awards, including Winner of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival – People’s Choice Award. Lyall Brooks gives a consummate and riveting solo performance, guaranteed to have you glued to your seat!

 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Thursday May 31 at 8pm

Running time: 50 minutes, no interval

 

Tickets:

Adults: $34 - $40

Concession: $31 - $36

Under 30s: $20 - $24

Groups of 4 or more: 10%

 

Warning: Strong language, adult themes, M16+

 

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Dinny Goonan Wines & The Farmer's Son

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Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

JUNE 2018 ~ Saturday 30 > Saturday 30 June

Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

Band of Trolls - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

30 JUN 2018

09:00PM

30 JUN 2018

11:59PM

 

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233 View map

Get your dancing shoes on and head down to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a fun night with the local group, Band of Trolls.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BOB EVANS

JULY 2018 ~ Sunday 8 > Sunday 8 July

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BOB EVANS

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BOB EVANS

08 JUL 2018 05:00PM
08 JUL 2018 07:30PM

7 Sladen Street Birregurra 3242

Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, is coming to Birregurra of a super intimate show in the stunning historic Birregurra Christ Church - Sun 8th July at 5pm.
 
A lover of the road and a true troubadour, Kev chalked up an enormous number of kilometres around Australia following the critical acclaim for “Familiar Stranger” playing over 55 shows including A Day On The Green, Moomba Festival, ARTBAR at Art Gallery of WA, St Kilda Festival, The Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong and 2 full tours covering capital cities and numerous regional areas.

 

Website: Visit Website

 
 

Check availability & book

Trivia Night with Sally Cannon

JULY 2018 ~ Wednesday 18 > Wednesday 18 July

Trivia Night with Sally Cannon

 

Trivia Night with Sally Cannon

 

18 JUL 2018

07:00PM

 

18 JUL 2018

09:00PM

 

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Eat. Drink. Think. Win. 

Join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for their first trivia night at the Brewhouse Bar with Sally Cannon. First question at 7:15pm sharp.

A gold coin donation per head - the winning table (of up to eight people) gets to choose a local club to donate all proceeds to.

Whether you are looking for amazing craft beers, eat delicious food, listen to free live music or watch some of Australia's best live sports while scarfing down a chicken parmi, at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse they have got it all.

They specialise in craft beer, craft cider and local produce, but that is not all they offer, there is so much more.

 

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

 

Christmas in July Celebration at the Brewhouse

JULY 2018 ~ Friday 20 > Friday 20 July

Christmas in July Celebration at the Brewhouse

Christmas in July Celebration at the Brewhouse

20 JUL 2018

06:00PM

20 JUL 2018

09:00PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233 View map

You are welcome to join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a Christmas in July dinner party to raise money for the Apollo Bay Kindergarten. The evening will include a two-course Christmas Dinner, with turkey, ham and all the trimmings followed by plum pudding with creme anglais. There is a kids menu available for the little ones. 

It is not a real Christmas without Santa. Luckily Santa will be visiting the Brewhouse to hand out gifts and tell cracking Christmas jokes. The kids will love it. Alister Turrill is performing from 7:30pm, and there will be mulled wine and hot buttered rum on special.

This event has all the makings of a good night, and is most certainly for a great cause. Help create some festive magic and raise funds for our local kindergarten and kids.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Taste of Tamworth

JULY 2018 ~ Saturday 21 > Saturday 21 July

Taste of Tamworth

TASTE OF TAMWORTH

 

This show has a great reputation for providing a high quality taste of Australia’s largest country music festival, Tamworth, a taste that keeps people coming back for more!

So come along and be part of the Tamworth experience as the artists launch into a string of their National #1 hits and some wellknown favourites.

 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Saturday July 21 at 8pm

Running time: Two 70 minutes sets, including interval

 

When

Saturday, 21 July 2018 | 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM

 

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

 

Tickets:

Adults: $43 - $50

Concession: $38 - $45

Under 30s: $26 - $30

Groups of 4 or more: 10% discount

 

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Dinny Goonan Wines & Colac Landscape Supplies

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MELBOURNE GUITAR QUARTET

JULY 2018 ~ Sunday 29 > Sunday 29 July

MELBOURNE GUITAR QUARTET

MELBOURNE GUITAR QUARTET

29 JUL 2018

02:30PM

29 JUL 2018

03:40PM

42 Main Street, Birregurra 3242

 

Explore a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures, pulsating bass lines and rhythmic vitality

Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is a brilliant addition to Australia’s musical landscape. As Melbourne’s leading guitar ensemble, MGQ’s blend of innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing is a joy to experience. Through the use of bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars, MGQ embodies a vibrant and dynamic onstage musical persona that has amassed diverse audience appeal since the quartet’s formation in 2005.

Avid lovers of chamber music, guitar aficionados as well as concert first timers will no doubt be left captivated and fascinated by MGQ’s inimitable re-workings of established classics and feel invigorated by more recent and newly commissioned works. Guitar performance is set to transform as MGQ embarks upon a voyage of exploring the world of guitar as you have never heard it before.

Winter in the Forgotten Valley celebrates the work of some of Australia’s leading composers who established and nurtured the quintessence of Australian guitar music. MGQ’s intention is to transcend what appears as a guitar-lovers paradise. This highly unique program is a rare opportunity to experience Australian guitar music and is well suited for admirers of not only Australian works but all chamber music enthusiasts.

From Nigel Westlake’s rhythmic and colourful Winter in the Forgotten Valley to Robert Davidson’s incredibly evocative River and Cliffs, MGQ explores a landscape of hypnotic interweaving textures, pulsating bass lines and rhythmic vitality; the blend of bass, baritone, standard and treble guitars in Phillip Houghton’s tour de force, News From Nowhere is pure enchantment. Revisiting their acclaimed arrangement of Westlake’s life affirming Omphalo Centric Lecture, MGQ is joined on stage with guest percussionist Steve Falk, culminating in a highly energetic and vibrant celebration of a pioneering all-Australian program set to inspire and thrill.

Email: commonthreadarts@gmail.com
Website: Visit Website

Apollo Bay Writers Festival and Warm Winter Words 2018

JULY 2018 ~ Sunday 29 > Sunday 29 July

Apollo Bay Writers Festival and Warm Winter Words 2018

Sunday, 29 July 2018 | 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

In this, our 25th annual Warm Winter Words, we are proud to be presenting: 2018 Stella Prize winner, Alexis Wright; award winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator, Alice Pung; and author, editor and humans rights lawyer, Jock Serong. Each speaker will talk about their work, followed by a short Q&A session. Authors may be available for book signing during a break for afternoon tea.

Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Recent publications include the collective memoir Tracker (2017) which was awarded the 2018 Stella Prize, the essay What Happens When You Tell Somebody Else’s Story (2016) which was awarded the Hilary McPhee Award 2016, The Swan Book (2013), which was awarded the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal in 2014, and Carpentaria (2006), which was awarded the 2007 Miles Franklin Award.

Alice Pung's non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Growing Up Asian in Australiahave been set texts at schools and universities all around Australia and the US. She is a frequent contributor to the Monthly, Good Weekend and the Age. In 2015, Alice was awarded Sydney Morning Herald’s Young Novelist of the Year for her latest book Laurinda.

Jock Serong is the author of three novels: Quota (2014), which won the Ned Kelly prize for a first novel, The Rules of Backyard Cricket (2016) and On the Java Ridge (2017), both of which have been shortlisted for multiple awards here and overseas. He has formerly worked as a criminal and human rights lawyer, and was the founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He writes regularly in magazines such as Surfing World and Vacation & Travel, and in news and online media such as The Guardian. Jock will release his fourth novel, Preservation, in November 2018.

When

Sunday, 29 July 2018 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location

Mechanics Institute, Great Ocean Road , Apollo Bay 3233

Pete Mawhinney

0409 923 366

info@apollobaywritersfestival.com

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/warm-winter-words-2018-tickets-47406903324?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2018 ~ Friday 10 > Sunday 12 August

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

10 AUG 2018

12:00AM

26 AUG 2018

12:00AM

 Apollo Bay 3233

 

2018 WinterWild announcement. Apollo Bay’s newest arts festival will be running on the following dates:10-12 August, 24-26th August.

 

Just as darkness set in, it commenced to blow and rain in torrents, the wind made the fire and the smoke twist and turn in all directions. The noise of the tremendous trees roaring and cracking, the rain coming in at points of the roof made me shudder… Had it not been for some brandy and water I found … I don’t know what may have been the consequences. Don’t Look Away.

 

Death Program 2018:

Quietus: Friday 10th August

The Subject: Friday 10th August

The Sacrifice: Saturday 11th August

Laughing Death: Saturday 11th August

 

Birth Program 2018:

13th Heaven: Friday 24th August

Candescence: Saturday 25th August

Moksha: Saturday 25th August

Dance Hall Deliverance: Saturday 25th August

 

Email: info@winterwild.com.au
Website: Visit Website

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BEC GORING

AUGUST 2018 ~ Saturday 18 > Saturday 18 August

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BEC GORING

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS BEC GORING

18 AUG 2018

05:00PM

18 AUG 2018

07:30PM

7 Sladen Street, Birregurra 3242

After wowing us on the Blues Train at Queenscliff Festival in 2017, Bec Goring is coming to Birregurra to treat us with her own style of music that blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz.

An electrifying guitarist and singer reminiscent of Mia Dyson, Bec is bringing along a few of her favourite musos to accompany her as she pays subtle homage to many soul and blues artists.

Sweet vocals backed by a never-ending bag of blues infused riffery, eloquent harmonies whilst maintaining a striking contrast among songs. It's not at all surprising that audiences are spinning her single release 'Weekend' like fairy floss from a candy store.

Bec comes to Birregurra with some of her favourite musos to accompany her. Standby to be blown away by this emerging up-comer. Once again, we're getting in before she hits the heights

Listen to Bec's latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/bec-goring

Website: Visit Website

Check availability & book

International Lighthouse Weekend

AUGUST 2018 ~ Saturday 18 > Sunday 19 August

International Lighthouse Weekend

International Lighthouse Weekend celebrates lighthouses and the people that worked in them.

It’s held every year on the 3rd weekend in August and involves lighthouses & lightships from all around the world.

Come and join us – there’s plenty to do for all the family.

You Light Up My Life!

AUGUST 2018 ~ Saturday 18 > Saturday 18 August

You Light Up My Life!

Come and join in the celebrations of Australia's most significant Lighthouse turning 170 years old. YES the secrets out - we have special permission to turn on the light!!

 

9am - 9pm at Cape otway Lighthouse

1140 Lighthouse Road

3233 Cape Otway, Victoria, Australia

(03) 5237 9240


There will be plenty of festivities running throughout the day and once its dark be prepared to be awed as the light is turned back on and shines its beams 40+km out to sea. The tower will be open (limited tickets will apply) for you to experience this magnificence 90 metres above the ocean. 


More details to follow closer to the date but lock it in your diary! 


International Lighthouse Weekend 18/8/18 - there's something very auspicious about that .....

 

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Johanna Revegetation

AUGUST 2018 ~ Sunday 19 > Sunday 19 August

Johanna Revegetation

Friends of Otway National Park
Johanna Revegetation

 

10am - 12pm

Meet at Johanna Campground.

 

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch and gumboots.  All welcome.

 

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

 

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

AUGUST 2018 ~ Friday 24 > Sunday 26 August

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

WINTER WILD FESTIVAL

10 AUG 2018

12:00AM

26 AUG 2018

12:00AM

 Apollo Bay 3233

 

2018 WinterWild announcement. Apollo Bay’s newest arts festival will be running on the following dates:10-12 August, 24-26th August.

 

Just as darkness set in, it commenced to blow and rain in torrents, the wind made the fire and the smoke twist and turn in all directions. The noise of the tremendous trees roaring and cracking, the rain coming in at points of the roof made me shudder… Had it not been for some brandy and water I found … I don’t know what may have been the consequences. Don’t Look Away.

 

Death Program 2018:

Quietus: Friday 10th August

The Subject: Friday 10th August

The Sacrifice: Saturday 11th August

Laughing Death: Saturday 11th August

 

Birth Program 2018:

13th Heaven: Friday 24th August

Candescence: Saturday 25th August

Moksha: Saturday 25th August

Dance Hall Deliverance: Saturday 25th August

 

Email: info@winterwild.com.au
Website: Visit Website

Morning Music - We

AUGUST 2018 ~ Wednesday 29 > Wednesday 29 August

Morning Music - We've Only Just Begun

Morning Music - We've Only Just Begun

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

HIT Productions presents

We’ve Only Just Begun

Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s unique voice to recreate the distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling music artists of all time.

 

If you cherish the music of the Carpenters, if you long to hear it live again, if you love great singing and lush melodies, then this show is for you!

 

The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, songs that captivated many generations of fans.

 

We’ve Only Just Begun: The Music of the Carpenters celebrates many memorable and heart-warming songs including Top of the World, Close To You, Yesterday Once More.

 

Australian music theatre star, Angela Lumicisi’s performance is spellbinding as she tells the story of Karen’s transformation from a little girl behind a drum kit to one of the brightest stars of the ‘70s - a symbol of hope, happiness and harmony - through to her untimely death at the age of 32.

 

We’ve Only Just Begun is a remarkable and intimate musical experience.

 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday August 29 at 11am

Running Time: 70 minutes, no interval

All tickets: $23

 

Free morning tea served from 10am in the Foyer

 

Proudly Sponsored by Colac Herald & Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors.

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Location

COPACC - Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Wattle Day

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 September

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Wattle Day

Wattle Day

Guided walk to enjoy and learn more about acacias

 

Location

Colac Botanic Gardens, Fyans Street, Colac 3250  View Map

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 7 > Saturday 8 September

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

07 SEP 2018

06:00AM

08 SEP 2018

07:00PM

Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

 

This September explore the magic of the Great Ocean Walk between Ryans Den and Apollo Bay on the Jodie Lee Foundation Trek.

Experience the dramatic coastline, stunning scenery and breath-taking cliff top vistas, all in the name of bowel cancer prevention.

Set yourself a personal challenge, get fit, have fun with friends and meet new people while enjoying the camaraderie and experiencing an adventure in the great outdoors. The JLF Trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line, with food, drinks and music! 

Choose from three distances - 72 kilometres (two days), 22 kilometres (one day) or 8 kilometres (one day). 

 

For more info and to register, head to the website.

Phone: 08 8363 1920
Email: enquiries@jodileefoundation.org.au
Website: Visit Website

  

Hiking for Bowel Cancer Prevention 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 7 > Saturday 8 September

Hiking for Bowel Cancer Prevention 2018

Friday, 07 September 2018 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Event Name: 

The JLF Trek VIC 2018

Date:

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September 2018

Description:

This September explore the magic of the Great Ocean Walk between Ryans Den and Apollo Bay by taking part in The JLF Trek VIC. Experience the dramatic coastline, stunning scenery and breath-taking cliff top vistas, all in the name of bowel cancer prevention and raising essential funds for the Jodi Lee Foundation. 

Set yourself a personal challenge, get fit, have fun with friends and meet new people while enjoying the camaraderie and experiencing an adventure in the great outdoors. The JLF Trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line, with food, drinks and music! 

Choose from three distances - 72 kilometres, 22 kilometres or 8 kilometres. 

For more info and to register, head to the website - https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/the-jlf-trek-vic-2018

 

Entry Fees:

75km - $275 (hiking Friday and Saturday)

22km - $185 (hiking Saturday only)

8km - $25 (hiking Saturday only)

 

Location:

Great Ocean Walk, Apollo Bay

When

Friday, 07 September 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 08 September 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Elissa O'Donohue

0407 599 809

elissa@jodileefoundation.org.au

https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/the-jlf-trek-vic-2018

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 September

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

09 SEP 2018

05:00PM

09 SEP 2018

07:30PM

7 Sladen Street, Birregurra 3242

A quick venture into newfound Melbourne pop prodigy Jess Fairlie's stirring and straight-forward 'Senses' immediately evokes R&B by-lines of old. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder and modern heroes like Regina Spektor, Fairlie finds effortless beauty in her debut single, which is sure to create some positive buzz for the contemporary pop community.

Fairlie's ballad, behind the empowering piano and rousing vocals, is an endearing simple song of love and distance, as she realizes, "I'll just stay here as your friend/Hoping that you come to your senses." While the territory is familiar, the execution sounds like it's from an industry vet - not someone completely brand new to the scene.

Listen to 'Senses' below and look out for Fairlie's upcoming self-titled EP

Website: Visit Website

Check availability & book

Paris Underground - Encore

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 14 > Friday 14 September

Paris Underground - Encore

Paris Underground - Encore

Friday, 14 September 2018 | 08:00 PM to 09:50 PM


Madotti and Vegas presents

PARIS UNDERGROUND - ENCORE

 

ENCORE - a new production by Madotti & Vegas, it’s still crazy, still sexy, still cool!

 

A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA!

Journey again into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with more comedy, more astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque, greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers and new routines.

 

Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians, the beauty and grace of aerialist, dancer and circus artist Hannah Trott; the rare skill of tap-dance king Monsieur Eden Read; the dangerously charming and risqué repartee of chanteuse Aurora Kurth; and new to the underground, international dancer and burlesque artiste extraordinaire Miss Mimi Le Noire and the gravity defying talent of cirque specialist Monsieur Mark Graham!

 

If you missed them last time, this is your chance!

 

Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Friday September 14 at 8pm

Running time: 90 Minutes, 20 minute interval

Tickets:

Adults: $45

Concession: $41

Under 30s: $27

Groups of 4 or more: 10% discount

Warning: Partial nudity, adult themes, M15+

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Dinny Goonan Wines & Colac Landscape Supplies

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Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Amy

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 15 > Saturday 15 September

Amy's Gran Fondo 2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018 | 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Join over 5,500 riders as they take on Australia's Grandest Fondo riding on Australia's greatest road, the Great Ocean Road. 

Now in it's eighth year, Amy's Gran Fondo offers an impressive endorphin-inducing weekend of cycling to watch in awe or participate with vigour all on fully closed roads with the spectacular natural backdrop of the Great Ocean Road.

With events and distances to appeal to everyone in the family.  Here's a snapshot:

* Go Long - 45km Medio Fondo or 120km Gran Fondo with 2021m vertical climbing.

Go Short - 14km Family Fondo at both Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Go Gravel - 65km Amy's Gravel Fondo The perfect ride for those who want to take their riding off bitumen and onto the gravel including 1,500 metres of climbing, ideal for those that prefer mountain or cyclocross bikes to road bikes in Lorne.  

Go CycloCross Taking place on Saturday 16 September Lorne foreshore, this CycloCross takes place on the beach and the foreshore.

Go Wall Challenge yourself to the vertical climb of Amy's Wall 110 metres with an average gradient of 15%, the ultimate hill sprint.

With the full road closures and an online safety briefing for every rider, the event has a strong safety focus.  Now in its eighth year, Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Australian cycling team member Amy Gillett, who was killed while training in Germany in 2005.

Register to enter

For all other enquires please head to Amy's Gran Fondo

 

Colac Otway Shire Roads closure details are:

Between Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road & Neade Street Lorne.  6am to 11am

Between Deans Marsh-Lorne Road and Bushes Road 7.30am to 11am

Between Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road & Pennyroyal Station Road.  8am to 12pm

Between Bushes Road & Murroon Road.  8am to 12pm. 

Between Pennyroyal Station Road & Division Road.  8am to 12pm

Between Division Road & Colac Forrest Road. 8am to 12pm. 

Between Colac Forest Road & Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track).  8.30am to 1.30pm

Between Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track) GOR.  8.30am to 2pm

GOR - Between Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek & Bay Street, Lorne.  8am to 3.30pm. 

GOR - Between Hardy Street, Apollo Bay & Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek.  10.30am to 11.30am. 

 

 

When

Saturday, 15 September 2018 | 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Sunday, 16 September 2018 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

03 9595 3000

granfondo@amygillett.org.au

Colac Garden & Lifestyle Expo 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 22 > Saturday 22 September

Colac Garden & Lifestyle Expo 2018

Saturday, 22 September 2018 | 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

The 28th Annual Lifestye and Garden Expo at Colac showgrounds has something for everyone;

  • Displays and Stall holders
  • Live Entertainment
  • Kids Activities
  • Garden & Lifestyle Expo Raffle

Sponsored by Barwon Water

 

When

Saturday, 22 September 2018 | 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street , Colac 3250

Red Racing Hood

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 25 > Tuesday 25 September

Red Racing Hood

Red Racing Hood

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

 

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

RED RACING HOOD

The appeal of Red Racing Hood covers many generations, keeping the young children in the audience as engaged as their parents, grandparents and friends.”

 

Stage Whispers

“It’s eye-poppingly rich and complex…..they mine all the humour and the genuine drama of this entertaining tale.”

 

The Mercury

School Holiday fun for the kids!

 

Welcome to the town of Grinalong! Grinalong was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong Classic.

 

Fifty years ago the race stopped when a wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed racing cars and the drivers fled in terror. Now, the new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon becomes obvious that he is more interested in furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets than helping the town. And he doesn’t mind hurting Red and Gran in the process.

 

Director: Sam Routledge

Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Tuesday September 25 at 10am and 1pm

Running time: 45 minutes, no interval

 

All tickets $20

Suits ages 5 years and above

 

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Cow Lick Bookshop & Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

 

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When

  • Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC October 2018

OCTOBER 2018 ~ Monday 1 > Wednesday 31 October

WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC October 2018

Annabel Nowlan - ‘Dogma’ Installation – Etched glass swings, rope

Annabel Nowlan is a Melbourne -based mixed media artist who works with a range of mediums and exhibits widely throughout Victoria and will also be having a solo exhibition at RRRTAG in February 2019. Annabel states "Dogma explores the impact of religious doctrine and the dubious foundations of patriarchal and puritanical ideologies. The subject matter of this installation is drawn from early personal experiences: a catholic upbringing in a small rural NSW community, and ghastly experiences at catholic boarding schools. These works also reflects my curiosity of anti-social behaviour, humour and an irreverent attraction to the wicked ".

During the Colac Otway Arts Trail and the last weekend of the Corangamarah Art Prize conc.ceit Annabel will speak about her art practice and the inspiration behind 'Dogma' on Saturday 27October @ 4.30pm – 6.00pm, WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC, 79 Main Street, Beeac Come and enjoy refreshments and good conversation

Free Enquiries: windowspacebeeac@gmail.com or 0408101403 http://windowspace-beeac.blogspot.com.au www.colacotwayartstrail.com.au

Otways Local Produce Swap

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Thursday 1 > Thursday 1 November

Otways Local Produce Swap

5:30pm @ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

Armistice Living Tribute Colac

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 2 > Saturday 3 November

Armistice Living Tribute Colac

Friday, 02 November 2018 | 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM

Armistice Living Tribute recognizes the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice.  Colac Otway Shire in conjunction with the Colac RSL and the Colac City Band invite you to come along and enjoy this interactive performance.

The performance tells the story of the brave military musicians who, from 1914 to 1967 were also stretcher-bearers and medics. 

The show highlights the significance of the Armistice and how the end of WWI was both a celebration and a time for reflection. 

 

When

Friday, 02 November 2018 | 12:30 PM - 01:00 PM

Saturday, 03 November 2018 | 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

 

Location

Memorial Square, 117 Main Street, Colac 3250

 

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Saturday 3 November

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Saturday, 03 November 2018 | 05:45 PM to 08:00 PM

The Lion, The Witch & The WardrobeAn open air, walking theatre experience! An incredible all child cast bring this classic tale to life in a creative & organic way

LOCATION

Colac Botanical Gardens
1 Fyans Street, Colac, VICTORIA 3250 

Georgie Leersen - 0415728912 / actandimagine@gmail.com / www.actandimagine.com.au

$12 ADULTS / KIDS FREE / Book on www.trybooking.com/YIDX

 

When

Saturday, 03 November 2018 | 05:45 PM - 08:00 PM

Location

Colac Botanic Garden, 1 Fyans Street, Colac 3250

Apollo Bay Community Market

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Saturday 29 December

Apollo Bay Community Market

The weekly Apollo Bay market is an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with quality handmade wares, conversation, coffee from nearby cafes and the beach all on offer. Apollo Bay Market stall holders are from the local area, making or growing what they sell.

www.visitapollobay.com

Location

Apollo Bay Foreshore, Foreshore Reserve, Apollo Bay 3233  View Map

Colac Show

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Sunday 4 November

Colac Show

Trojan - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Saturday 3 November

Trojan - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse

03 Nov 2018

09:00pm

03 Nov 2018

11:59pm

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Come down to the Brewhouse for a big night with Trojan Band. Trojan is Geelong, Melbourne and the Surf Coast’s premier cover band. Formed in 2005, Trojan continually plays to amazed crowds around Geelong, the Surf Coast and Melbourne.

Trojan is the product of the combined musical experience of such leading cover bands as Propaganda, Reil Diamond, 3am, The Message and Superlove. This electric combination has lead to an amazing mix of musical talents. See a Trojan live show and prepare to be blown away.

Trojan started as a two piece duo and rapidly expanded to a full four piece band consisting of member and founder Simon Hageman on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Paul Santospirito on lead guitar and vocals, Kade Turner on bass and vocals and Brad Dawson on drums and vocals.

Trojan is a band where every member shines. They have the rare combination of all four members being incredible vocalists and unparalleled musicians. Trojan’s signature four part harmonies will blow your mind. Audience members are often left wondering how a four-piece can sound so big. With the ability to captivate audiences with songs for all ages, Trojan always delivers a show that ROCKS.

 

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

Live in the Otways: Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Saturday 3 November

Live in the Otways: Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Melbourne’s own purveyors of junkyard theatre Suitcase Royale present a tale of dastardly deeds and unfathomable adventure in their show titled Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, this is a funny, sad and surreal fairytale. The theatrical performance is followed by live band Royale Riot, who will finish the evening with a range of bent and broken rockabilly tunes featuring drums, grinding upright bass, cracking guitar and the twang of a banjo.

VENUE: Mechanics Hall Apollo Bay

Phone: (03) 5237 9240

Email: Trish@lightstation.com

Website: Visit Website

 

THANDO....modern soul & R&B is coming to Birregurra Hall

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 3 > Saturday 3 November

THANDO....modern soul & R&B is coming to Birregurra Hall

Zimbabwean born, Melbourne based soul singer, Thando, has been gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocals. 

Fresh from a sell-out show at the NGV, Thando has put Birregurra on her album launch tour. Join us in the beautiful town of Birregurra at the foothills of The Otways for an extraordinary night of grooves in the newly renovated Birregurra Hall.

Having just featured at BIGSOUND in Brisbane, Thando has won fans hearts nationwide through her mesmeric live performances. Securing coveted support slots with Odette on her recent sold out 12 date Australian tour, Leon Bridges on his Bluesfest sideshow, Sampa The Great, REMI and having wooed festival crowds at Strawberry Fields and her annual hometown, historically sold out Chapel off Chapel performances.

Catch Thando at the newly renovated Birregurra Hall. Bring your groove shoes and enjoy her stellar performance before she heads to entertain festival goers at Queenscliff Festival.

Blanket Bay Rockpool Exploration

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 4 > Sunday 4 November

Blanket Bay Rockpool Exploration

Friends of Otway National Park
Blanket Bay Rockpool Exploration

10am - 2pm

 

Meet at Blanket Bay day visitor car park.

 

Tea, coffee, bickies supplied.  BYO lunch.  All welcome.

 

Please contact Judi on (03) 5237 6318 or Pip on 0417 582 407 for further details and so we know how many people to expect.

 

See the Friends of Otway National Park page for further details.

Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 4 > Sunday 4 November

Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

 

04 NOV 2018

02:30PM

04 NOV 2018

05:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Have you got talent? Bring along your skills, voice, jokes, instrument of choice and take the stage and show punters what you are made of. The Brewhouse are very excited to discover Apollo Bay's hidden talents.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

 

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

Camperdown Rotary Market

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 4 > Sunday 4 November

Camperdown Rotary Market

 

04 NOV 2018 09:00AM
04 NOV 2018 02:00PM

Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market offers opportunity to browse and buy home made goods including cakes, produce, plants, clothing and novelties. 

Top this off with the opportunity to climb the Gothic style clock tower to inspect the clock mechanism and enjoy the panoramic views of our historic town before heading to the heritage centre to learn more about the area and its fascinating history.

Phone: 03 5593 1104

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 6 > Tuesday 6 November

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | 11:30 AM to 03:00 PM

The Rotary Club of Colac West is once again holding it's annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon at fabulous COPACC. Date:  Tuesday November 6th 11.30amDescription: Melbourne Cup Luncheon and race day funAddress:  COPACC - Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre  Rae St ColacCost: $40 per headProceeds to Local Community Projects and Colac Area Health "Bringing Specialist Care to Colac"

 

When

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | 11:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

COPACC, Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac 3250
 
Cost
Cup Party with Jade and Jarrod at the Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 6 > Tuesday 6 November

Cup Party with Jade and Jarrod at the Brewhouse

06 Nov 2018

12:00pm

06 Nov 2018

06:00pm

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

You are invited to the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse to celebrate Melbourne Cup with Jade and Jarrod playing on the deck between 12:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be a gin pop-up bar in the beer garden to serve you your favourite gin tonics.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean. The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce.

Dine in the award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and Sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

 

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

Launch of the Colac Neighbourhood Hub

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 9 > Friday 9 November

Launch of the Colac Neighbourhood Hub

SING FOR JOY CONCERT

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 10 > Saturday 10 November

SING FOR JOY CONCERT

10 Nov 2018

07:30pm

10 Nov 2018

12:00am

Anglican Church, Nelson Street , Apollo Bay 3233 VIC

 

Featuring The Otway Ukaholics and Seasonal Singers.

 

$10 ($8 conc.) entry - proceeds to the Apollo Bay Aquatic Centre

Supper available - proceeds to Apollo Bay P-12 College International Trip

Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 10 > Saturday 10 November

Matt Orchard at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

 

10 NOV 2018 08:30PM
10 NOV 2018 11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Visit the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a great night of free live music with Matt Orchard.

The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse specialises in locally brewed craft beer, as well as ales from around Australia and the globe. The Brewhouse can cater for large or small groups and offers beer and wine tasting, hand-crafted produce from the Great Ocean Road and Otway regions, delicious meals featuring local products, a seaside beer garden, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

 

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 11 > Sunday 21 April

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

The market is every 2nd Sunday of the month [9am-2pm] in the Birregurra Park (in the warmer months):

* Sunday 11 November 2018
* Sunday 9 December 2018
* Sunday 13 January 2019
* Sunday 10 February 2019
* Sunday 10 March 2019
* Sunday 14 April 2019 and ...
* a special Easter Market will happen on Sunday 21 April 2019

Birregurra Park, 35 Main Street, Birregurra 3242

 

Remembrance Day 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 11 > Sunday 11 November

Remembrance Day 2018

Kerryn Fields....A farmhouse garden gig in Birregurra

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 11 > Sunday 11 November

Kerryn Fields....A farmhouse garden gig in Birregurra

On Sunday 11 November 2018 at 2:00pm

LOCATION

Venue address provided the week of the event.
Located approx 3kms outside of the township of Birregurra, Birregurra, VIC 3242

Kerryn Fields is an adrogynous Melbourne-based folk singer whose enormous life story and hopeless romanticism gets her into trouble (and onto airplanes). Kerryn’s poignant and powerful songs, baritone brilliance and unassuming string-plucking virtuosity leave audiences transfixed, crying and laughing hysterically.
 
Inspired by great storytellers and musicians, it was Paul Kelly's song, co-written with Kev Carmody, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, that convinced Fields to move out of a haunted house in New Zealand, sell her Kombi van and buy a one-way ticket to Melbourne.
 
Good mates Sam Lohs and Rosie Burgess are her band, backing the amazon storyteller with out-of-control musicianship, divine harmonies & wild banter.
 
Hosted by music lovers and Birre locals, Jared and Brydie, on their beautiful farm just outside of town, this gig will be one of those shows that welds itself to your bones so tight that you can't shake it loose. This is an intimate gig and tickets are strictly limited. They will sell fast. 
 
The show is BYO and family friendly, so bring a picnic, a rug, or your deck chairs and sit back for a very special arvo on the farm.
 
Parking is plentyful and the venue address will be sent to you after you purchase your tickets. 
Tickets are $20 plus a small surcharge of $0.80 per ticket for CC processing fee and Trybooking fee
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A Night of Bollywood

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 11 > Sunday 11 November

A Night of Bollywood

A singer dances within, a dancer sings within.

Parvyn Singh is both, and exudes a seemingly effortless grace and purity in her movement and voice. Sunday 11th November 2.30 pm Tickets: $30 at Cow Lick Bookshop, Cororooke Shop

 

Morning Music - Great Songs of the War Years

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Monday 12 > Monday 12 November

Morning Music - Great Songs of the War Years

Morning Music - Great Songs of the War Years

Monday, 12 November 2018 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Promac Productions presents

Great Songs of the War Years

 

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, the “war to end all wars”.

 

To commemorate this occasion, Promac Productions bring their highly acclaimed Great Songs Of The War Years to Colac.

Join us in remembrance and enjoy the songs and stories from this period and other significant times of war in the twentieth century.

 

Concentrating predominately on the popular songs of WW1, this production has assembled a fine cast of six, led by sensational tenor Roy Best, music theatre star Jaz Flowers, international soprano Alison Jones and Opera Australia mezzo Caroline Vercoe.

 

Chris McKenna will be narrating, with musical direction by Len Vorster on piano.

 

WW2 and The Vietnam War will also be remembered with more songs and stories, including special tributes to the Andrew Sisters and Dame Vera Lynn.

 

All of this will be performed with a backdrop of powerful war images on the big screen.

 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Monday November 12 at 11am

Running time: 80 minutes, no interval

All tickets $23

 

Free morning tea served from 10am in the Foyer

 

Proudly Sponsored by Colac Herald & Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors.

 

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 Location

COPACC - Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Loch Hart Music Festival

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 16 > Sunday 18 November

Loch Hart Music Festival

 

16 NOV 2018  
18 NOV 2018  

1080 Old Ocean Road, Princetown, VIC 3269

Loch Hart Music Festival is a new boutique music festival in Princetown, Victoria - a small scenic town on the Great Ocean Road. The inaugural festival will run from 16 to 18 November, with the intention of the festival becoming an annual event. 

Loch Hart brings a diverse lineup of up and coming talent to a regional area of Victoria. Additional to the lineup is everything they envisage to be important to a modern-day festival, including a location of natural beauty where punters can road-trip to, a lineup that focuses on gender equality, a festival hub that supports local vendors and suppliers with activities that emphasise mental health and mindfulness.

This is a a BYO event to create a relaxed atmosphere, with green initiatives so the festival is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Come enjoy lazy days, happy nights and watch the sun dip into the sea. The music will fill your ears, the sea spray will cool you down and the sunsets will soothe the soul.

Phone: 0410 172 083
Email: admin@lochhart.com
Website: Visit Website

 

Live in the Otways - Shakespeare

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Saturday 17 November

Live in the Otways - Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a classic, reinterpreted for modern audiences by the acclaimed Essential Theatre who are best known for Shakespeare in the Vines. Telling a beautiful tale of unrequited love through a high spirited and clever comedy, audiences will understand Shakespeare in a different light. This performance will be delivered outdoors in the natural, scenic environs of the Otway Fly at twilight and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

There will be food and beverages available from the café. Please note, there is strictly no BYO alcohol.

You are advised to dress appropriately for all-weather, and feel free to bring a blanket or your own seat as there will be limited seating available.

Your ticket will give you access to a guided tree-top walk at twilight. Gates open at 5:00pm.

360 Phillips Track, Beech Forest, VIC 3237

Phone: 03 5235 9200

Email: admin@otwayfly.com.au

Website: Visit Website

 

Alister Turrill - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Saturday 17 November

Alister Turrill - Free Live Music at the Brewhouse

 

17 NOV 2018 08:30PM
17 NOV 2018 11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

Alister Turrill has shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Colac Sunday Market at the Showgrounds

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 18 > Sunday 16 December

Colac Sunday Market at the Showgrounds

Colac Sunday Market at the Showgrounds

Come along to the new Colac Market at the Showgrounds supporting the Colac community.  Enjoy a huge variety of market stallholders from a wide area of our region.  Plenty of parking available around the showgrounds. 

 

When

Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday, 16 December 2018 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

 

Location

Colac Showgrounds, Cnr Princes Highway & Bruce Street, Colac 3250

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 18 > Sunday 16 June

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

19 - 21 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Third Sunday of the month 9am-1pm

Come and enjoy the market atmosphere; shop for your groceries in a relaxed environment, meet the producers face to face to chat about their wares and feel good knowing that you are supporting local businesses.

The market offers fabulously fresh local produce including: wine, cheese, meat, freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, honey, salami, cakes, organic tea, coffee, cordials, preserves, olives & oil, wool, plants, ice cream a dry store food co-op and lots more.

 

Sunday, 18 November 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 16 December 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 20 January 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 17 February 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 21 April 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 16 June 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 23 > Friday 23 November

Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse

 

23 NOV 2018 08:30PM
23 NOV 2018 11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

After many successful gigs at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Ziggy is now coming to Apollo Bay. Come and Jiggy with Ziggy. Great Live Music Vibes that will have you wanting to get up and dance. This is a free event.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Live in the Otways: Wilma and Friends

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 24 > Saturday 24 November

Live in the Otways: Wilma and Friends

This year on the 24 November, former Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs alongside four of her colleagues, the popular group Wilma and Friends, live in the Otways.

Listen to this spectacular live concert amongst the vines at Otway Estate Winery and Brewery. The program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn and is musical chemistry that has become a special feature.

As an optional extra, there is a Taste and Talk Q and A Session in the Brewery. The brewers and wine makers will explain the process and ingredients we use to create the final product you love. Enjoy a few samples along the way too.

Please come prepared to enjoy our unique setting, as an outdoor performance, picnic style, feel free to bring your chairs and embrace spring (maybe bring some jumpers, blankets). Otway Estate is an all weather venue. If the weather is not kind, they will set up inside.

Do not forget to pre-order your delicious local dinner hamper for $25, prepared by local caters Sorella Foods for the evening. Vegetarian option available.

Pre-show drinks will be available. Welcome drink and canapés on arrival package $20 per person.

Please note: BYO alcohol is not permitted.

10 Hoveys Road, Barongarook West, VIC 3249

Phone: 03 5233 8400

Email: info@otwayestate.com.au

Website: Visit Website

 

The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 24 > Saturday 24 November

The Hornets - Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

 

24 NOV 2018 08:30PM
24 NOV 2018 11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected musicians. Singer-songwriter Craig Horne together with guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Black Sorrows, is joined by guitarist Wayne Burt also from Jo Jo Zep and the Black Sorrows, Wayne Duncan from Daddy Cool on bass, Chris Tabone from the Bad Loves on drums and Bruce Haymes on keyboards from the Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer bands. The Hornets are considered to be one of Australia’s leading blues and roots bands.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Live weekend entertainment and sports bar. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail: Open Gardens

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 24 > Sunday 25 November

Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail: Open Gardens

The Edible Garden Trail is offering a $10 Open Gardens ticket (under-18s are free) for the whole weekend of November 24-25 which gives you access to an amazing program of open gardens around Apollo Bay.

As well as backyard gardens the ticket includes guided tours of Otway Herbs Nursery, The Green Acre​ market garden, the Apollo Bay community garden and the school kitchen garden. You do need to book in for some of the tours so we know how many people are coming.

Purchase your tickets in advance from Galapagos bookstore in Apollo Bay and online www.ediblegardentrail.com.au

Thanks to Visit the Great Ocean Road for the photo!

Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail - Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail 4 hrs ·  The Kitchen Garden Experience

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 25 > Sunday 25 November

Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail - Apollo Bay Edible Garden Trail 4 hrs · The Kitchen Garden Experience

The Kitchen Garden Experience
11am - 2pm, Sunday 25th November

Have you ever wondered what those lucky kids get to do in the Stephanie Alexander program? Have you been put to shame by a 9 year old with a nuanced understanding of culinary herbs and better knife skills than you?

Now's your chance to get the real Kitchen Garden Experience with the Apollo Bay P-12 College experts Dave Nelson and Nattie Murray. Join them for a hands-on workshop that's suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about seasonal eating and cooking - from experienced cooks to total novices. On Sunday 25th November the group will harvest, prepare, and eat a delicious communal vegetarian feast using fresh produce from the school's kitchen garden.This event is suitable for both adults and kids, and most dietary restrictions can be catered for.Places are limited to 20 and tickets are just $30 with all proceeds going to support the school's kitchen garden program. Purchase online at www.ediblegardentrail.com.au or from Galapagos bookstore in Apollo Bay.
Otway Makers and Growers Market - Kawarren

NOVEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 25 > Sunday 23 December

Otway Makers and Growers Market - Kawarren

Local produce and crafts market including fresh produce, berries, jewellery, cheeses and knitted goods. 

 

Location

Echidna House, Kawarren East Road, Gellibrand 3233  View Map

COPACC Cabaret

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 December

COPACC Cabaret

COPACC Cabaret

Saturday, 01 December 2018 | 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Expect a great variety for your entertainment.

 

Bring the family, bring your friends, bring a plate of food - this is a night for all people in the wider community to participate in and enjoy!

 

Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Saturday December 1 at 8pm

Running Time: 2 hours, with interval

Tickets: All tickets $27

 

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald & Dinny Goonan Wines

 

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Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

The Suitcase Royal...Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 December

The Suitcase Royal...Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Made up from our friends at Mighty Duke & the Lords and Miles & Simone....The Suitcase Royale are coming back to Birre.

Still hot and sweaty from their last sellout Birregurra show, The Ballad of Backbone Joe, Miles, Joseph and Glen return to Birre to bring us the next edition of their hilarious high-energy junkyard theatre shenanigans. Get ready for a hoot of a night with the madcap comedy theatre show followed by a boot stompin' rockabilly gig.

The Butcher and the Doctor are up to something, and the Newsman sniffs a story that will take him deep into the dead heart of Australia. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon is a funny, sad and surreal fairy tale for grown-ups. Inspired by 1920’s radio, backyard invention, and the unique dark setting of the middle of Australia.

The show will be followed by a boot stompin' gig from, The Suitcase Royale Band. 
This is a fundraiser for Birregurra Cricket Club

On Saturday 1 December 2018 at 7:00pm

Coragulac House Open Day

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 2 > Sunday 2 December

Coragulac House Open Day

Sunday, 02 December 2018 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Coragulac House and Gardens will be open for visitors to wander through the homestead and gardens, ask questions and listen to stories of the past and present owners, both Sharyn and Garry will available to answer any questions visitors may like to ask.Market stalls will also be available including a sausage sizzle, coffee cart and cake standswww.facebook.com.au/coragulachouse

Please note:  CASH only - No EFTPOS
 

WhenSunday, 02 December 2018 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Coragulac House, 895 Corangamite Lake Road, Coragulac 3250

 
Cost
Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 4 > Tuesday 4 December

Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | 11:00 AM

 

“Don your Santa hats and strap your tinsel on. It’s going to be a bumpy sleigh ride!”

 

Morning Music favourites Melissa Langton and Mark Jones team up with opera and cabaret star David Rogers-Smith to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

 

You’ve never been to Christmas party quite like this! Mario Lanza’s pouring eggnog for Bette Midler while Nat King Cole plays swinging versions of Silent Night and Come All Ye Faithful!

 

Fabulous vocal arrangements, jokes about Three Wise Men walking into a stable - and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a good sing-a-long round the piano! Mary’s Boy Child, Cool Yule, Oh Holy Night, Santa Baby, Jerusalem and of course Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

 

And let’s not forget classic Aussie Christmas songs like Deck the Sheds With Bits of Wattle and Have Yourselves a Ripper Christmas!

 

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Tuesday December 4 at 11am

Running time: 75 minutes, no interval

All tickets $23

 

Free morning tea served from 10am in the Foyer

 

Proudly Sponsored by Colac Herald & Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors.

 

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Location

COPACC - Coloac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Otways Local Produce Swap

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Thursday 6 > Thursday 6 December

Otways Local Produce Swap

5:30pm @ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street

ALL WELCOME!

Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

18th Annual Beeac Community Carols

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 December

18th Annual Beeac Community Carols

Sunday, 09 December 2018 | 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Beeac Community Hall

Featuring Colac City Band, Beeac School Students & other guest artists.

Followed by supper

Cost

Free

 

Contact

Beeac Uniting Church

5234 6351

Colac City Band - Carols By Candlelight 2018

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 14 > Friday 14 December

Colac City Band - Carols By Candlelight 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018 | 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Colac City Bands 72nd Carols by Candlelight.

A family event involving local school choirs and scouts back by the Colac City Band. 

A more traditional carols experience following the Christmas story and finishing with a modern feel. 

 Bring your picnic blanket, chairs and picnic to enjoy a wonderful Christmas night. 

Battery operated candles are available on site. 

 

When

Friday, 14 December 2018 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location

Memorial Square, Muarry Street, Colac 3250

Colac City Band

0427 687 300

77ando@gmail.com

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Twilight Christmas Market

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Thursday 20 > Thursday 20 December

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Twilight Christmas Market

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - host Twilight Christmas Market

Family friendly fun by the lake.

 

Location

Colac Lake Foreshore, Fyans Street, Colac 3250  View Map

Cost

Free

Contact

Ros Scanlan

0417 597 186

brscanlan@bigpond.com

Under The Southern Stars - Apollo Bay

JANUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 13 > Sunday 13 January

Under The Southern Stars - Apollo Bay

Under The Southern Stars - Apollo Bay

13 JAN 2019

12:30PM

13 JAN 2019

10:00PM

, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Summer rock festival Under The Southern Stars will be rocking Apollo Bay on 13 January 2019 with a line-up of Australian Rock Royalty. The perfect summer festival celebration.

Festival line-up and ticketing details announced Monday 9 July 2018.

For ticketing offers and up to date festival information, please sign up via the website.

Phone: 136100
Email: info@underthesouthernstars.com.au
Website: Visit Website

  

Sungold Milk Camperdown Cup

JANUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 19 > Saturday 19 January

Sungold Milk Camperdown Cup

 

19 JAN 2019 11:00AM
19 JAN 2019 08:00PM

Camperdown-Lismore Road, Camperdown, VIC 3260

A great community event celebrating all things racing and community. 

Go along and join in the free kids activities, fashions on the field and of course some fantastic racing action from the beautiful picturesque Camperdown Racecourse. 

Winner of the 2018 best Country Racing Event in Victoria, the 2019 Cup is a day not be missed.

Phone: 0400 557 625
Email: k.vankempen@countryracing.com.au
Website: Visit Website

Birregurra Bears

JANUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 20 > Sunday 20 January

Birregurra Bears

Mark the third Sunday in January in your diary and come to this wonderful event. Make special parachutes for your bears and watch then float down from the Church's historic bluestone Tower.

Each bear receives a medal. Held in conjunction with CFA Birregurra.

Information: Chris West 0488 614 012 or Barbara Callahan 5236 2655.

Otway Harvest Festival 2019

JANUARY 2019 ~ Friday 25 > Friday 25 January

Otway Harvest Festival 2019

Friday, 25 January 2019 | 04:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Otway Harvest Trail members present their local produce and wares.  On offer are tasting plates, food, wine and cider, local wool and other produce.

Birregurra Park, Main Street, Birregurra 3242

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Sunday 17 February

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2019

Friday, 15 February 2019 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The festival is designed to champion the spirit of the local fishing community, the world-class seafood sourced locally from the water and the rugged beauty of the coastal town of Apollo Bay.

The festival aims to bring together, engage and profile those who share its vision - from local fishers to marine scientists, chefs through to food writers, local townsfolk to seafood lovers throughout Australia.

 

When

Friday, 15 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 16 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, 17 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Location

Apollo Bay Harbour, 1 Breakwater Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Sunday 24 February

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2019

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Held annually this festival includes Blues music on the Saturday from top Australian Blues talent.

Market day on Sunday include food from local procures featuring blueberries, local blueberry products, artists and of course more blues music.

For more information head to  http://www.bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au/

 

When

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Sunday, 24 February 2019 | 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Location

Otway Tourist Park, 25 Main Road, Gellibrand 3239

Otway Odyssey 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Sunday 24 February

Otway Odyssey 2019

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM

ROAD CLOSURE:

Note that Birregurra-Forrest Rd will be closed on Sat 23rd for a short period between 7.15am and 8.00am

between Colac-Forrest Rd and Delaneys Tk.

Hennigan Cres, Henry St and Station St will also be closed between 6.55am and 7.45am on Saturday 23rd Feb

and between 0750 and 0910 on Sunday 24th Feb.

The following roads being used by the bike riders are NOT closed however minor delays may be expected.

Traffic warning signs will be erected on affected streets. This includes:

- Kaangalang Rd between Mt Sabine Rd and Yaugher Recreation Reserve

- Boundary Rd between Birregurra Rd and western edge of Yaugher forest

- Caspers Access Rd (Sat. only)

- Kents Rd (Sat. only)

- Centre Rd

- Cemetery Rd

- Delaney Tk

- Goat Tk (Sat. only)

- Thompsons Tk (Sat. only)

- Haydons Tk (Sat. only)

- Hennigan Cres

- Henry St

- Station St

- Seven Bridges Rd between Cemetery Rd and Birregurra Rd (Sun. only)

- Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

- Great Ocean Rd between Kennett R and Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Mt Sabine Rd between Delaneys Rd and Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

 

On Saturday, the main 100km race commences at 7.00am for the elite women’s field and then the main

bunch starts at 7.30am with over 500 riders. Both races will start on Yaugher Rd near the Recreation Reserve.

The 50km and 30km riders will start on Yaugher Rd at 8.00am and 9.20am respectively and will ride on Yaugher

Rd and Kaangalang Rd. There will be approx. 500 riders in these groups, and thus Yaugher Rd between

the recreation reserve and Hennigan Cres. Will be closed between 7.55am and 8.15am and again between

9.15am and 9.35am

 

On Sunday, the 97km “gravel grind” event commences at 0800 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

The 49km “gravel grind” event commences at 0900 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

We thank you for taking extra care during these times when many cyclists will be traveling in the area

 

Copies of all the various course maps can be found here;

http://rapidascent.com.au/OtwayOdyssey/eventdetails/CourseDescription

 

Rapid Ascent are maintaining communication with CFA and DELWP regarding the fire danger rating over the

event weekend. Note, NO camping will be permitted in the Forrest horse riding club paddock over the event

weekend.

 

Should you require further information about this event please call Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511, visit www.

OtwayOdyssey.com.au or call John Jacoby, Race Director, on 0408 035 261.

 

Entries have opened for Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon, The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus which will see two new gravel road races added in 2017 line-up over the weekend of 24th-25th February.

For ten years, riders have travelled to the famous Otway rainforest of Forrest in south-western Victoria to take on the region’s iconic single track, but in 2017 even more riders can be part of the action with the addition of the Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) to the schedule of events.

A Gravel Grind is an event held on unsealed 2WD roads and the Otway Ranges around Forrest are infused with these, making for some superb riding on traffic free roads through the wilderness. The GOGG will include 49km and 97km options that make them achievable for all styles of rider on either road bikes, cyclocross, mountain or hybrid bikes. 

The action gets underway on Saturday 24th February with the principle mountain bike races; the 100km Odyssey, the 50km Shorty and the 30km Rookie, all starting and finishing amidst a huge bike expo and food festival at the Forrest Football Ground. The GOGG races and the kids 10km Pioneer MTB will be held on Sunday 25th February.

The Otway Odyssey MTB Marathons have been held for the last 10 years and have grown to become the pre-eminent mountain bike races in Australia and on the bucket list for many cyclists. The courses are well known for their tough climbs and technical trails, but also for the friendliness on course and the race atmosphere around the Forrest Football Ground expo area.

All courses of the Otway Odyssey take advantage of the extensive network of single track and 2WD roads of Forrest and the Otways. Combined with the beauty on offer in the Great Otway National Park, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival, it’s an event not to be missed.

Entries to the 2018 Otway Odyssey are now open online at www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au

 EVENT DETAILS:

Date:                      Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February, 2018            
Location:               Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
Distances:             

  • NEW: GOGG Big Ring 97km  
  • NEW: GOGG Little Ring 49km
  • Odyssey 100km
  •  Shorty 50km  
  • Rookie 30km
  • Pioneer 10km  
  • Grommets Ride

Event Expo:          A massive bike, food and entertainment expo at Forrest Football Ground
Entries:                 Now open at www.otwayodyssey.com.au

KEY MEDIA CONTACT:

 For more information, images or athlete interviews please contact:

 Ali Deane

Marketing and Communications Manager, Rapid Ascent

T. 03 5261 5511

E. ali@rapidascent.com.au

 

 

When

* Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

* Sunday, 24 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

 

- Boundary Rd between Birregurra Rd and western edge of Yaugher forest

- Caspers Access Rd (Sat. only)

- Kents Rd (Sat. only)

- Centre Rd

- Cemetery Rd

- Delaney Tk

- Goat Tk (Sat. only)

- Thompsons Tk (Sat. only)

- Haydons Tk (Sat. only)

- Hennigan Cres

- Henry St

- Station St

- Seven Bridges Rd between Cemetery Rd and Birregurra Rd (Sun. only)

- Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

- Great Ocean Rd between Kennett R and Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Mt Sabine Rd between Delaneys Rd and Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

On Saturday, the main 100km race commences at 7.00am for the elite women’s field and then the main

bunch starts at 7.30am with over 500 riders. Both races will start on Yaugher Rd near the Recreation Reserve.

The 50km and 30km riders will start on Yaugher Rd at 8.00am and 9.20am respectively and will ride on Yaugher

Rd and Kaangalang Rd. There will be approx. 500 riders in these groups, and thus Yaugher Rd between

the recreation reserve and Hennigan Cres. Will be closed between 7.55am and 8.15am and again between

9.15am and 9.35am

On Sunday, the 97km “gravel grind” event commences at 0800 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

The 49km “gravel grind” event commences at 0900 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

We thank you for taking extra care during these times when many cyclists will be traveling in the area

Copies of all the various course maps can be found here;

http://rapidascent.com.au/OtwayOdyssey/eventdetails/CourseDescription

Rapid Ascent are maintaining communication with CFA and DELWP regarding the fire danger rating over the

event weekend. Note, NO camping will be permitted in the Forrest horse riding club paddock over the event

weekend.

Should you require further information about this event please call Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511, visit www.

OtwayOdyssey.com.au or call John Jacoby, Race Director, on 0408 035 261.

Entries have opened for Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon, The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus which will see two new gravel road races added in 2017 line-up over the weekend of 24th-25th February.

For ten years, riders have travelled to the famous Otway rainforest of Forrest in south-western Victoria to take on the region’s iconic single track, but in 2017 even more riders can be part of the action with the addition of the Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) to the schedule of events.

A Gravel Grind is an event held on unsealed 2WD roads and the Otway Ranges around Forrest are infused with these, making for some superb riding on traffic free roads through the wilderness. The GOGG will include 49km and 97km options that make them achievable for all styles of rider on either road bikes, cyclocross, mountain or hybrid bikes. 

The action gets underway on Saturday 24th February with the principle mountain bike races; the 100km Odyssey, the 50km Shorty and the 30km Rookie, all starting and finishing amidst a huge bike expo and food festival at the Forrest Football Ground. The GOGG races and the kids 10km Pioneer MTB will be held on Sunday 25th February.

The Otway Odyssey MTB Marathons have been held for the last 10 years and have grown to become the pre-eminent mountain bike races in Australia and on the bucket list for many cyclists. The courses are well known for their tough climbs and technical trails, but also for the friendliness on course and the race atmosphere around the Forrest Football Ground expo area.

All courses of the Otway Odyssey take advantage of the extensive network of single track and 2WD roads of Forrest and the Otways. Combined with the beauty on offer in the Great Otway National Park, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival, it’s an event not to be missed.

Entries to the 2018 Otway Odyssey are now open online at www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au

 EVENT DETAILS:

Date:                      Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February, 2018            
Location:               Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
Distances:             

  • NEW: GOGG Big Ring 97km  
  • NEW: GOGG Little Ring 49km
  • Odyssey 100km
  •  Shorty 50km  

  • Rookie 30km
  • Pioneer 10km  
  • Grommets Ride

Event Expo:          A massive bike, food and entertainment expo at Forrest Football Ground
Entries:                 Now open at www.otwayodyssey.com.au

KEY MEDIA CONTACT:

 For more information, images or athlete interviews please contact:

 Ali Deane

Marketing and Communications Manager, Rapid Ascent

T. 03 5261 5511

E. ali@rapidascent.com.au

 

 

When

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 24 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Forrest, Otway National Park, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236  View Map

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- Boundary Rd between Birregurra Rd and western edge of Yaugher forest

- Caspers Access Rd (Sat. only)

- Kents Rd (Sat. only)

- Centre Rd

- Cemetery Rd

- Delaney Tk

- Goat Tk (Sat. only)

- Thompsons Tk (Sat. only)

- Haydons Tk (Sat. only)

- Hennigan Cres

- Henry St

- Station St

- Seven Bridges Rd between Cemetery Rd and Birregurra Rd (Sun. only)

- Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

- Great Ocean Rd between Kennett R and Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Wye River Rd (Sun. only)

- Mt Sabine Rd between Delaneys Rd and Grey River Rd (Sun. only)

On Saturday, the main 100km race commences at 7.00am for the elite women’s field and then the main

bunch starts at 7.30am with over 500 riders. Both races will start on Yaugher Rd near the Recreation Reserve.

The 50km and 30km riders will start on Yaugher Rd at 8.00am and 9.20am respectively and will ride on Yaugher

Rd and Kaangalang Rd. There will be approx. 500 riders in these groups, and thus Yaugher Rd between

the recreation reserve and Hennigan Cres. Will be closed between 7.55am and 8.15am and again between

9.15am and 9.35am

On Sunday, the 97km “gravel grind” event commences at 0800 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

The 49km “gravel grind” event commences at 0900 on Yaugher Rd near the recreation reserve.

We thank you for taking extra care during these times when many cyclists will be traveling in the area

Copies of all the various course maps can be found here;

http://rapidascent.com.au/OtwayOdyssey/eventdetails/CourseDescription

Rapid Ascent are maintaining communication with CFA and DELWP regarding the fire danger rating over the

event weekend. Note, NO camping will be permitted in the Forrest horse riding club paddock over the event

weekend.

Should you require further information about this event please call Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511, visit www.

OtwayOdyssey.com.au or call John Jacoby, Race Director, on 0408 035 261.

Entries have opened for Australia’s most respected mountain bike marathon, The Otway Odyssey presented by Focus which will see two new gravel road races added in 2017 line-up over the weekend of 24th-25th February.

For ten years, riders have travelled to the famous Otway rainforest of Forrest in south-western Victoria to take on the region’s iconic single track, but in 2017 even more riders can be part of the action with the addition of the Great Otway Gravel Grind (The GOGG) to the schedule of events.

A Gravel Grind is an event held on unsealed 2WD roads and the Otway Ranges around Forrest are infused with these, making for some superb riding on traffic free roads through the wilderness. The GOGG will include 49km and 97km options that make them achievable for all styles of rider on either road bikes, cyclocross, mountain or hybrid bikes. 

The action gets underway on Saturday 24th February with the principle mountain bike races; the 100km Odyssey, the 50km Shorty and the 30km Rookie, all starting and finishing amidst a huge bike expo and food festival at the Forrest Football Ground. The GOGG races and the kids 10km Pioneer MTB will be held on Sunday 25th February.

The Otway Odyssey MTB Marathons have been held for the last 10 years and have grown to become the pre-eminent mountain bike races in Australia and on the bucket list for many cyclists. The courses are well known for their tough climbs and technical trails, but also for the friendliness on course and the race atmosphere around the Forrest Football Ground expo area.

All courses of the Otway Odyssey take advantage of the extensive network of single track and 2WD roads of Forrest and the Otways. Combined with the beauty on offer in the Great Otway National Park, the electrifying race atmosphere and sense of satisfaction you get when you finish in the middle of the massive event festival, it’s an event not to be missed.

Entries to the 2018 Otway Odyssey are now open online at www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au

 EVENT DETAILS:

Date:                      Saturday 24th February and Sunday 25th February, 2018            
Location:               Forrest, Otway National Park, Victoria
Distances:             

  • NEW: GOGG Big Ring 97km  
  • NEW: GOGG Little Ring 49km
  • Odyssey 100km
  •  Shorty 50km  

  • Rookie 30km
  • Pioneer 10km  
  • Grommets Ride

Event Expo:          A massive bike, food and entertainment expo at Forrest Football Ground
Entries:                 Now open at www.otwayodyssey.com.au

KEY MEDIA CONTACT:

 For more information, images or athlete interviews please contact:

 Ali Deane

Marketing and Communications Manager, Rapid Ascent

T. 03 5261 5511

E. ali@rapidascent.com.au

 

 

When

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 24 February 2019 | 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Forrest, Otway National Park, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236  View Map

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Colac’s 61st KANA Festival opens at 10am with the traditional street parade starting at 1pm from the top end of Murray St.
This is a festival for all the family to enjoy!

The Kana committee is currently working hard on this fabulous milestone event. 

A new theme will be announced later in the year.

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac 3250

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Wye Peak Challenge is not for the faint hearted. Its a unique 7.1km scenic trail run/walk that involves significant elevation, curving up and around the township, taking in views of the ocean, bush and the quaint Wye River itself. 

The run starts at 11am with an estimated time finish at 12.30pm.  Followed by a BBQ. 

Community fundraising event supported by the local businesses to help bring life back into the town after the 2015 bushfire and help the Surf Lifesaving Club rebuild its much loved and needed bunkhouse. 

 

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

Wye River Township, Great Ocean Road, Wye River 3234

 

Debra Oconnor
Otway Trail Run 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 17 March

Otway Trail Run 2019

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Events within the Fun Run area consists of:

 (No road closures however there are traffic treatments by Traffic Controllers)

16km run from Barongarook - commences at 8.30am

16km Relay Fun run

6km run/walk from kawarren - commences at 10am

16km mountain bike ride

Expected completion by all competitors by 12 noon. 

 Otway-Trail-Run-2017-Map.jpg

When

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Location

Barongarook to Gellibrand, Old Beechy Rail Trail, Barongarook 3249

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2019

APRIL 2019 ~ Saturday 27 > Saturday 27 April

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride 2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

One of Australia's premier and most spectacular rides.  Starting and finishing in Torquay the ride takes in the spectacular farmland of the Otway ranges and then back along the Great Ocean Road.

 With 4 distances to choose from:

204km

145km

60km

30km

Over 90kms of road closures and supported by police, extensive traffic management, medical support, mechanical support and entertainment.  Spectacular scenery along the course with the opportunity to stop in the townships of Moriac, Deans Marsh and along the Great Ocean Road at Lorne, Aireys Inlet & Anglesea.  Optional timed climb of the 12km Benwerrin Climb in the Otways for the 145km participants.

 

Please find details of Road Closure details below. 

2018-Resident-Letter-Road-Closure-Notification-RACV-Great-Ocean-and-Otway-Classic-Ride.pdf(PDF, 595KB)

 

When

Saturday, 27 April 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

 

Location

Circuit through roads from Torquay to Lorne, Cnr Cape Otway Road and Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road, Birregurra 3242

 

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The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase 2019

APRIL 2019 ~ Sunday 28 > Sunday 28 April

The Otway Food & Fibre Showcase 2019

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO THIS!

The Otway region is gearing up to showcase everything locally grown and sown.  Some ready to eat and the rest harvested to take home and add a culinary spin.  

Mid-Autumn people can enjoy a selection of the best Otway grown produce including olives, cheeses, native bush foods, fruits and vegetables, honey, meats, small goods, baked goods, wines and other brewed delights.

Growers and event organisers want to share their passion for turning humble soil and grass into quality food and fibre, shining a spotlight on the skilled, passionate and diverse growers around us.

Source local food and fibre and contribute to community health, benefit the local economy and our environment.

Taste and purchase local produce; talk to and learn from local growers and makers. Develop growing and making talents by taking part in demonstrations and workshops around the theme of small holding skills like building soil and compost, bee keeping, poultry management, regenerative farming, the lifecycle of wool, native bush foods, truffle sniffer dog trials, shearing and creative kids food and fibre activities.   

If you’re a small scale producer or artisan and would like to get involved, please contact Andy Gray on 5232 9140 or andygray@coln.org.au

 

When

Sunday, 28 April 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

 

Location

Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street, Colac 3250

 

Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

MAY 2019 ~ Saturday 18 > Saturday 18 May

Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road is home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular marathons, The renamed 'Great Ocean Road Running Festival' with panoramic views of the Southern Ocean, the famous seaside location will attract participants from across Australia to participate in one of the seven events on the 18th and 19th of May, 2019.
 
The iconic event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances, ranging from 1.5km through to 60km.Road closures and detours will be in place on both days to support the safe conduct of the Great Ocean Road Marathon events.
 

 

When

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

 

Location

Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Brad King