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special events to make your visit extra special

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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Duck Drop Derby 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 June

Duck Drop Derby 2019

Duck Drop Derby 2019

Sunday, 09 June 2019 | 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM

Major annual fundraiser event for the South Colac Sports Club. 

Yellow plastic ducks are dropped from a helicopter.  Closest to the number of your choice wins. 

Children's activities and lots of fun.  Food available on site. 

When

  • Sunday, 09 June 2019 | 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Location

South Colac Duck Drop, Joiner Reserve, Main Street, Elliminyt 3249

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Monday 10 > Monday 10 June

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

Run Forrest Trail Run 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019 | 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

100% Pure Trail Running in the Otways

The 6th annual Run Forrest – 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will  include the very popular 5km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world class trails and breathtaking natural beauty – undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

When

  • Monday, 10 June 2019 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Barwon Water Reserve, Hennigan Crescent, Forrest 3236

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

JUNE 2019 ~ Monday 10 > Monday 10 June

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

Forrest Soup Fest 2019

Monday, 10 June 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

A great winter day out!   Now in its 14th year the Forrest Soupfest is an annual festival held at the Forrest Recreation Reserve featuring homemade soups.  Enter competitions for home made soups, jams, conserves, pickles, chutneys, wine and beer. There will be a prize for the biggest/most unusual vegetable.  

Soups on offer will be made by the Forrest Lions Club, Forrest General Store, Bespoke Harvest Restaurant, Platypi Chocolaterie, Forrest Neighbourhood House and the Terminus Hotel Forrest. Please bring your own cup, as we aim to become a Waste Free Festival.

This year we are introducing Master Classes to learn about the health benefits of eating soup, fermenting winter vegetables, making sourdough bread, and demonstrations on making a master stock.

A gold coin donation enables families to enjoy lots of free activities; rock climbing wall, jumping castle, animal farm, mask making, live musical entertainment and over 45 market stalls to explore.

 

When

  • Monday, 10 June 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Forrest Recreation Reserve, Yaugher Road, Forrest 3236