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Council releases Autumn/Winter Events Guide for 2019

6 March 2019

The Autumn/Winter edition of the Greater Hamilton Events Guide, a 15-page print and digital biannual guide produced by the Southern Grampians Shire Council, is now available.

The Autumn/Winter edition has some additional features, including;

  • A tear-out Market Guide ready add to the fridge ahead of 11 upcoming markets
  • A collage of social media images sharing real experiences from the region
  • A ‘Creative’ page, highlighting Hamilton Gallery exhibitions, as well as the people and places hosting range of creative events including workshops, exhibitions, pop-ups and performances.

Within the guide are details on more than 85 events taking place in the Greater Hamilton region between March and August 2019, many of which are new or improved.

Sheepvention has been extended into a three-day rural expo, the City of Hamilton Eisteddfod now includes a day of speech and drama, and there are new events including a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, a Family History Expo and many performances never-before-seen in this region.

Events that take advantage of the stunning views the Southern Grampians have to offer include Sturgeon Stampede, Dunkeld Polo and active challenges Serra Terror, Peaks & Trails Run and the Dunkeld & Peaks Pilgrim Walk.

This season sees the return of much-loved local events including Woolly West Fest, the Balmoral Show, the Million Paws Walk, the Hamilton Pastoral Museum May Rally, the Penshurst Art Exhibition and the Coleraine Art and Photography Show.

Readers will also see dates listed for regular events including Hamilton Country Music Club Days, Hamilton Harness Racing, Western Speedway and Hamilton Racing Club.

The Events Guide can be downloaded now from, or the “What’s On” page of Council’s website. Hard copies are available from the Hamilton and Dunkeld Visitor Information Centres, from all Council offices or it can be mailed on request by contacting 1800 807 056.

To discover even more events and attractions, connect with @visitgreaterhamilton on Facebook and Instagram.

For further information on upcoming events, or to register an event for inclusion in future marketing campaigns, please contact Council’s Events Marketing and Development Officer, Stacey Barnes on 5573 0239 or email

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