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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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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

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

MAY 2017 ~ Saturday 20 > Sunday 21 May

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival (formerly known as the Great Ocean Road Marathon) features a 60km ultra marathon, 44km Marathon, 23km Half Marathon, 14km run, 6km run and kids 1.5km Gallop. There is also a separate Great Ocean Walk in 2017.

This event is held in a beautiful and unique area of Victoria, Australia on the Southern Ocean. Each year that this event has been conducted, it has attracted many athletes from around the world, all eager to participate in this challenging and pristine environment.

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The Great Ocean Road Walk is part of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, and features standalone 5km, 10km and 15km walking events for the first time in 2017.

Never before have participants had the opportunity to walk along the spectacular Great Ocean Road from Lorne, free from traffic. Take in the picturesque nature along this dramatic coast line at your own pace, enjoying the breathtaking views on offer.

There is only one registration category for the Great Ocean Road Walk, allowing flexibility for participants to decide how far they would like to walk on the day.

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.

 

International Lighthouse Weekend

AUGUST 2017 ~ Friday 18 > Sunday 20 August

International Lighthouse Weekend

Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Ocean Road, Cape Otway

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. Regular entrance fees apply for International Lighthouse Weekend, but if you buy a ticket on Saturday, you can return on Sunday for free. Dinner bookings are essential.

Activities on the weekend include:

◾Characters of the Cape – Mary Ann Ford, Rose Ann Hyland, Henry Ford and our own experienced Lightkeepers will be roaming the grounds to share our history and stories of times gone by.

◾Terrible Tragedies – take a journey with one of the Cape’s true personalities and experience what life was like for the early settlers of the area.

◾Entertainment – pull up a chair in front of the fire and enjoy the afternoon listening to the gentle sounds of Irish ballads while taking in the amazing view across the Southern Ocean.

◾For the Kids – paint your own lighthouse, games from yesteryear (toss the gumboot, egg & spoon, sack race, tug-of-war), face painting, and pony rides.

◾Bush Tucker – with a traditional Indigenous cooking demonstration, spear throwing and damper making.

◾Koori Culture Experience – native plants & their uses, interpretation of the Billabong and Koori culture at the Indigenous Cultural Centre.

◾Whale Watching – whales are often seen off Cape Otway at this time of year. ◾Morse Code – Peter Shaw from the Morse Codian Fraternity will be on hand in the Telegraph Station to send your messages around the world.

◾Radio Operators – communicating with lighthouses around the world from the Telegraph Station.

◾Spinners – three local Spinners will be spinning raw fleece in the original Lighthouse Workshop (11am-2pm).

◾Food – available all day in the Lightkeeper’s Café; lunch and tastings of Lightkeeper’s jams & preserves

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

AUGUST 2017 ~ Sunday 20 > Sunday 17 December

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

Third Sunday of the month 9am-1pm at the Youth Club, 19-21 Moore Street.

Markets for 2017

15th Jan, 19th Feb, 19th Mar,
16th Apr, 21st May, 18th Jun,
16th Jul, 20th Aug, 17th Sep,
15th Oct, 19th Nov, 17th Dec

See also Southern Otways Food Cooperative held at the market every month.

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

Birregurra Festival & Art Show

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Friday 13 > Sunday 15 October

Birregurra Festival & Art Show

Live Entertainment Featuring great talent across two festival stages

This year is set to be a music lovers treat! A diverse bunch of talented performers will entertain the crowds throughout the weekend.

The Main Stage in the park will showcase a line up of bands from all around the state. The Street stage will showcase the talents of soloists and smaller groups. For the full line up check out the entertainers page.

Selling all sorts of goodies from handcrafts to organic produce and loads of garden plants and displays. Be tempted by the local produce in the gourmet food and wine section, which includes delicious cheeses, ice-cream and locally grown olives.

The ever popular dog jump is on again—running both days and open to all pampered pooches talented enough to leap for a treat. .

There is plenty to entertain the kids. Face painting is always a hit. Look out for the animal nursery, ride a camel or enjoy the carnival rides. A must see on Sunday morning is the energetic children's act, Mik Maks—guaranteed to get your little ones dancing. 

The Art Show - Over 300 pieces of local and interstate art will be on display in the Birregurra Hall.  Entry is $4 for adults. 

By popular demand the garden hub will be back again, but with more plants on show.

Check out the raft of classic cars and admire the work of clever district wood turners and the energy of the competitive woodchop.

Enjoy artist demonstrations and performances  at Birregurra Community Arts Group's Art Expo in the historic Masonic Lodge

Be sure to like us on Facebook and Twitter

Stay tuned for regular updates as our program comes together

 

  • Friday, 13 October 2017 | 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Saturday, 14 October 2017 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

  • Sunday, 15 October 2017 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Birregurra Park, Main Street, Birregurra, Birregurra 3242

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. 

Rock the Clock

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Friday 20 > Sunday 22 October

Rock the Clock

Camperdown's Rock the Clock will be held from October 20th to 22nd and will feature music, dance, fashion, food and cars across a wide range of genres from the 1920s to 1960s.

In addition to all of the wonderful free activities on offer your festival pass will provide entry to all the following; family dance, drive-in movie, live music shows, fashion parade, dance DJs, Saturday night's main event , intimate music performances and more.

Phone: 03 5593 2489

Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260

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.

 

Warrion Flower Show 2017: Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM

OCTOBER 2017 ~ Wednesday 25 October

Warrion Flower Show 2017: Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM

This flower show is one of the longest running annual events in Victoria and now in its 108th. Exhibits are open to the wider community and show off the wonders of spring flowering. Entry details may be found on the Facebook page, by email or at selected stores.

Vegetables, cakes and preserves, handcraft, photography and school art are also on display. The famous afternoon tea is a wonderful experience with food provided by the local community. Stalls selling local produce, plants and craft are a popular feature as is the evening “tastes of the shire” meal. A large marquee provides a comfortable dining area.

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

Cost

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 Community Market

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 30 December

Apollo Bay Community Market

Apollo Bay Market is held every Saturday morning and provides 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.

Apollo Bay Foreshore, Apollo Bay, VIC, 3233

Apollo Bay Art Show

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 29 > Wednesday 3 January

Apollo Bay Art Show

Otway Makers and Growers Market - 10am - 2pm

DECEMBER 2017 ~ Friday 29 > Sunday 24 June

Otway Makers and Growers Market - 10am - 2pm

Otway Makers and Growers Market - Kawarren

4th Sunday of each month

Held at Echidna House, Kawarren East Road, Gellibrand 3233

 

  • NOTE: There will be no market on Sunday 24th December 2017
  • Sunday, 28 January 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 April 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Sunday, 24 June 2018 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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.

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2017/18 Season

JANUARY 2018 ~ Sunday 14 > Sunday 15 April

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2017/18 Season

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2017/18 Season

Sunday, 12 November 2017 | 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Birregurra Sunday markets - Every 2nd Sunday of the month from November to April plus Easter Sunday - April 16. 

Local produce including wine, cider, nuts, ice cream, cakes, slices and Ice Cream.  Plants of all types plus special garden art. 

Special market in March - Garden Harvest Market.  A chance to swap and buy flowers, fruit and vegies and raise money for a local organization. 

Music in the Rotunda from 10.30am to 1.30pm.  Includes a community BBQ.  All proceeds to the Birregurra Community.

 

  •          Sunday, 14 January 2018 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  •          Sunday, 11 February 2018 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  •          Sunday, 11 March 2018 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  •          Sunday, 08 April 2018 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  •          Sunday, 15 April 2018 | 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

 

Birregurra Park, 35 Main Street, Birregurra 3242

 

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

 

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

JANUARY 2018 ~ Sunday 21 > Sunday 17 June

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

19 - 21 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Third Sunday of the month 9am-1pm

Markets for 2017:

    • Sunday, 21 January 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Sunday, 18 February 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Sunday, 18 March 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Sunday, 15 April 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Sunday, 20 May 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Sunday, 17 June 2018 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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.

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. 

Colac Otway Arts Trail

MARCH 2018 ~ Saturday 17 > Sunday 18 March

Colac Otway Arts Trail

Information is available on Facebook and the Website.

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.

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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.

Camperdown

MAY 2018 ~ Friday 18 > Sunday 20 May

Camperdown's Robert Burns Scottish Festival

Following the blowing success that was the 2017 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2018 Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival will be held in the town between 18 and 20 May. 

Come and experience the Scottish heritage of the area and learn about the man that was and the statue that is the great Robbie Burns. 

Artist announcement and specials guests coming soon.

With the programme soon to be announced, keep an eye on the event website for further details.

Phone: 03 5593 7100

Manifold Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 22 > Sunday 7 October

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot 2018

Annual Hunt for the Golden Gumboots along the Old Beechy Rail Trail. 

The golden gumboots contain answers to a special quiz with prizes awarded to the correct entries.  Two levels of activity cater for all ages.

Level 1 is an easy walk from Gellibrand River to Banool with 10 gumboots hidden along this section.

Level 2 is aimed at the more experiences trail users and covers 25km from Gellibrand to Ferguson.

All participants must register at, and deposit their completed answer sheet with, the Gellibrand River store.

Join in the free BBQ on Sunday 8 October where the prizes will be awarded.  Lots of fun and games on the day and entrainment will be provided from 2 local signing groups. 

Otway Oktoberfest 2017

OCTOBER 2018 ~ Saturday 6 > Sunday 7 October

Otway Oktoberfest 2017

Join Otway Estate for the Annual Otway Oktoberfest for a true celebration of craft beer from the Otways, the Great Ocean Road and surrounding regions!

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!

 

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot - BBQ, Entertainment & Prize Giving

OCTOBER 2018 ~ Sunday 7 > Sunday 7 October

Hunt for the Golden Gumboot - BBQ, Entertainment & Prize Giving

Join us in Rex Norman Park, 5 Main Road Gellibrand River, from 12noon to 3pm for the Annual Hunt for the Golden Gumboot BBQ!

There will be fun, entertainment and the awarding of the Golden Gumboot Hunt and the Golden Gumboot Challenge prizes.

The Hunt for the Golden Gumboot's raffle will be drawn too! If you haven't got your raffle tickets yet, you can get them at the Gellibrand River Store and/or the Otways Tourist Park.