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Tim McDougall

Posted Tuesday 7 March, 10:30am

DID YOU KNOW?
Expected visitation for March and April is estimated at over 20,000.
Statistics say on average, visitors spend $89 per night in the Grampians Region.

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR PEAK EVENT SEASON!

Pitch Music & Arts Festival
Friday 10 March - Monday 13 March, Mafeking
Estimated attendance: 7000+
A three day music and arts festival featuring local and international acts. Shuttles will run to and from the festival site to Ararat for attendees to access stores for supplies and public transport. Pitch is an all inclusive, all ages event with family spaces and extensive children's programs.
More info: http://pitchfestival.com.au/

Jailhouse Rock Festival
Friday 17 March - Sunday 19 March, Alexandra Oval & various venues
Estimated attendance: 1000+
A celebration of all things rock’n'roll; the music, the dancing, the fabulous fashion, classic motorcycles & cars and of course, the Hot Rods! This year, Alexandra Oval will be rocking on Saturday & Sunday as the festival centralises due to the development of the Performing Arts Centre. 
More info: http://jailhouserockfestival.com.au/

Stawell Gift
15-17 April, Central Park, Stawell
Estimated attendance: 10,000+

Australia's Richest Footrace returns to the region this Easter! Join in three action packed days, witnessing some of Australia's elite athletes competing for the coveted 2017 trophy.

Summer Cinema Series - Lake Bolac
Saturday 11 March, Gates open 6:30pm, Movie at dusk, Lake Bolac Football Oval
Estimated attendance: 100+
Enjoy a FREE family movie under the stars on the Lake Bolac Football Oval. BBQ, bar & snacks available for purchase from the Wickliffe Lake Bolac Football Netball Club. BYO picnic rug, chairs and blankets. 
More info: https://www.facebook.com/lakebolac/
Moyston Sheepdog Trials
Thursday 16 March - Saturday 18 March, Moyston Recreation Reserve
Estimated attendance: 100+
Victoria's oldest sheepdog trials, celebrating its 89th year in 2017! See some of the country's best sheep dogs in action and enjoy some fantastic country hospitality. 
More info: https://www.facebook.com/Moyston-Sheep-Dog-Club
Ararat Gift
Saturday 25 March, Alexandra Oval
Estimated attendance: 250+
See some of Victoria's elite athletes compete for the 2017 Ararat Gift title in the lead up to the coverted Stawell Gift. 
Pomonal Village Market
Sunday 30 March, Pomonal Hall & surrounds
Estimated attendance: 300+
Going from strength to strength, the Pomonal Village Market now hosts more than 40 stalls featuring local produce, arts, crafts, bric a brac, plants and much much more. 
Willaura Good Friday Appeal Fish 'n Chips Luncheon
Friday 14 April, 11am - 3pm, Willaura Recreation Reserve
Estimated attendance: 200+
A community fish and chips luncheon and family games afternoon to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Each year the Willaura and surrounds raise a significant amount for this great cause. 
More info: 0428 541 328
Moytson Easter Market
Saturday 15 April, Moyston Recreation Reserve
Estimated attendance: 200+

Held on Easter Saturday, Moyston Easter Market is a great community get together featuring local stalls of food, produce, craft, vintage cars and more. Try your hand at the annual traditional Tom Wills Long Kick Competition!