Shire comes alive with spring events and festivals


Corangamite Shire will bloom with an exciting and expanded events calendar this Spring.

Terang is the first to get a guernsey with the Colour Terang Festival on the AFL Grand Final public holiday this Friday. This is the first time this event has been held and it will include stunt kite flying, kite-making workshops, the Colour Dash, a live art installation (by Jimmi Buscombe), music, roving entertainment and children’s activities as well as markets, food stalls and craft demonstrations.

The Festival is free but entry to the Colour Dash, at the Cricket Ground from 1 pm-3 pm, is $5 or $15 for a family, with children under 12 free. Tickets can be booked here.

The 148th annual Camperdown Show will return on Saturday 12 October. The showground on Errey Street will host many of the region’s best dairy cattle, sheep, poultry, and donkeys. There will be five horse rings and trade sites, plus side shows for the kids, the Dachsund Dash, dog jump competition and more.

The much-loved Cobden Spring Festival returns from Friday 18—Sunday 20 October. The 24th annual festival’s street parade on the Saturday has a theme of “Education Through the Ages” to will celebrate Cobden Technical School’s 50th Anniversary.

There will be the traditional Brekky in the Street, junior fishing competition, and orchid show as well as the Hometown Pride photo competition, markets, performances by the Mik Maks and Avalon and much more. Click here for the full line-up.

The following week Rock the Clock will take over the streets of Camperdown for four days of rock ‘n’ roll. It will feature 12 local and interstate bands, a classic car and motorcycle display, street market, vintage fashion and beauty, and much more.

A Drive-In will be held at the Camperdown Showgrounds on the Friday, screening the American Graffiti and the Rock the Clock Dance Competition will be held in the Theatre Royal on the Saturday afternoon.

While there will be plenty of free entertainment in the streets, many shows in various venues around town require tickets. Click here for times and booking information.

Mayor Neil Trotter said events and festivals add to the vitality of the Shire and provide a sense of community as well as economic benefits.

“Council is really pleased to be able to help the organisers of these events through the Events and Festivals Grants Program.

“We have developed this program to help start-up events get off the ground and to build up existing events.

“Supporting organisers to put on quality events will promote the area as a destination for visitors creating economic opportunities for businesses in the Shire.

“Full credit must go to the volunteers who put so much effort into turning these events into reality, as well as to the corporate sponsors who play such massive roles in our communities.”

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