EDA Victorian State Conference

  • 9th March 2017
  • 8.30am - 10.30pm
  • business.economic.development@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

Baw Baw Shire Council is hosting the Economic Development Australia (EDA) Victorian state conference in 2017. This prestigious event will recognise the 10 year anniversary of EDA in Victoria and the 10 year anniversary of the Baw Baw Shire Business Excellence Awards.  Baw Baw Shire Council in partnership with EDA has compiled an exciting and comprehensive conference program addressing the theme of “The Art of Excellence”.



Rotary Club of Drouin Motorfest

  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March 2017
    • Saturday – 9.00am – 8.00pm
    • Sunday – 9.00am – 4.30pm
    • Ian Haughton
    • 0409 802 138

Two days of high horsepower action including burn outs, Go to Whoa and Stampede. There will be a show ‘n’ shine competition and the popular Banger Blow Up. A larger field and a bigger range of top name entrants, full catering, food, drinks, coffee and licensed to serve alcohol. Plus, a chance to win a ride in a burn out car.

Rotary Club of Drouin – Swap Meet 2017

  • 9th April 2017

For further information please contact Bill on 0418 595 540.

Craft Markets Australia

  • Sunday 23rd April and Sunday 18th June 2017
  • 9.00am - 2.00pm
  • (03) 5976 3266 or marketinfo@craftmarkets.com.au

Your weekend is not complete until you experience the colour, atmosphere, excitement and great value of these quality endorsed markets.  The Craft Markets Australias’ philosophy is simple – everything sold has to be fresh, good value and above all….great quality.  So come along and enjoy yourself with a day out at Lardner Park!

Entry cost:     Free

Car parking: $3.00

Bridal Expo

  • Sunday 12th February 2017
  • 10am – 3pm

Lardner Park will be buzzing with bridal fever, with a variety of wedding industry professionals, showcasing everything you may need for your wedding from live entertainment, hair and make up trials to venue decorators, cakes, florist and so much more.

Gippsland Food Truck Carnival

  • 9th - 11th December 2016
    • Friday 4pm - 10pm
    • Saturday 12pm - 10pm
    • Sunday 12pm - 9pm

Welcome to the inaugural Gippsland Food Truck Carnival.

From Friday the 9th of December until Sunday the 11th of December, Melbourne’s finest food trucks will be serving up tasty treats and fancy feasts at Lardner Park.

Kick back, relax and enjoy the music while the kids are entertained by a host of games and activities.  Or get amongst the action and prove you’re the king or queen of the carnival at an eating competition.  All this and more whilst enjoying cuisines from around the world, capped off with an ice cold beer.

Did we mention that entry is free?  See you at the carnival!

Beyond The Valley

  • Wednesday 28th December 2016 - Sunday 1st January 2017

Beyond the Valley is a distinctive annual Music Festival held at Lardner Park from December 28th – January 1st. Their artists have been carefully curated to create a harmonic lineup that will be spread across three stages.

Every experience at BTV has been tailored with the patrons full comfort and experience in mind; from the visual spectacle that is our festival site covered in art of all shapes and sizes, to the world-class luxury offerings of LUX Camp.  Of course food and beverages aren’t ignored either, with the festival featuring gourmet options from vegetarian/vegan cuisine to the tastiest burger trucks in town, and why not wash that down with an espresso martini or perhaps you’d prefer to try a variety of tap beers available at our boutique bars – the choice is yours!

Lardner Park Steer Trial 2016

  • Monday 27th June - Wednesday 30th November 2016
  • 11.00am
  • Lardner Park Events : (03) 5626 1373 : office@lardnerpark.com.au

The Lardner Park Steer Trial began in 1975 and provides producers with the opportunity to assess their cattle under independently controlled grazing conditions.

This year there will be one turnoff and all carcasses are assessed using the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading scheme.

The steers are weighed regularly after which a topical presentation is held in the boardroom for all entrants.

The trial culminates in an awards presentation dinner at Lardner Park.


Please contact the Lardner Park office for further information or an application form and prospectus.

MotorEx Cruise for Charity

  • Sunday 13th November 2016
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • (02) 9737 9422

MotorEx Cruise for Charity is a national charity campaign, co-ordinated by MotorActive.  The event was birthed as a way of bringing together modified car owners and over time has spread around the country.  The event no longer unifies modified car owners on a local scale but on a national one, with over 5,000 participants in 2015.

The Last of the Chrome Bumpers

  • Sunday 23rd October 2016
  • Gates open at 7.00am
  • Dennis Jones : 0409 861 088

If you love the look of chrome and vehicles that shine in the sun, then Lardner Park is the place to be.  Come and be part of the premier car event in Gippsland.

There is something for everyone – free entertainment and rides for the children, swap meet and market stalls for mum and dad, who knows you might find what you’ve been looking for!

Great food, coffee and drinks at very reasonable prices.

Display car and driver – $5.00 entry     I      General public –  $5.00 entry      I      Children under 12  –   free entry

All proceeds go to Cora Lynn Sporting Clubs and Recreation Reserve

Warragul High Tea – McGrath Foundation

  • Saturday 22 October 2016
  • 1.00pm - 5.30pm
  • Jan Mills - 0400 232 804 or Nicky Mulconry - 0418 542 042

Come along and bring your friends for this fundraising event in support of the McGrath Foundation and local breast care services.

The afternoon includes guest speakers, fashion parade, live entertainment raffles, silent & live auctions, market stalls and games.  Bring along some gold coins for our games.  Tickets include afternoon high tea and champagne (wine or juice) on arrival.   Further drinks available at bar prices.  ‘Sweet Betsy’ will also be available for tea and coffee purchases.

Individual $60 / Pensioners $40 or Table of 10 $550

Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ

  • Friday 14th October 2016
  • 11.00am - 4.30pm
  • Dale Cook on 0418 594 172 or bbbigblokes@gmail.com

The Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ is an annual luncheon started in 2012 by a group of passionate local businessmen.  The aim of the event is to give men a day out – with lunch, entertainment, raffles, auctions and an opportunity to catch up with other local men.  The event seeks to raise awareness of prostate cancer in the community and raises vital funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and for local initiatives including, for example, the purchase of prostate cancer diagnostic equipment for West Gippsland Hospital.

2016 will mark the event’s fifth anniversary – in the four years to date over 2500 men have attended the event and over $500,000 has been raised.

Cost : $1300 per table of 10 : all-inclusive food, drink and entertainment

Gippsland Garden and Home Expo 2016

  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016
  • 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Maureen Versteden I 03 5625 4589

The Garden and Home Expo will feature over 150 beautiful displays and sales, 40 specialist and general nursery exhibitors and demonstrations by experts throughout the day.  Fantastic floral displays, including landscaping, permaculture, tanks and water saving devices and garden tools plus interior and exterior furniture.  Children’s activities, entertainment and extensive catering will be available.

A highlight this year will include television and radio personality Vasili Kanidiadis who will be the guest speaker on both days.

Entry : Adults $10.00

Children under 16 free


All proceeds donated by the Drouin Lions Club go back to the community.



National Model T Ford Rally

  • Wednesday 28th September 2016
  • 9.00am : 3.00pm
  • Warwick Landy : 0400 168 319

Today is ‘Games Day’ and the public are invited to view over 120 historical and fascinating motor vehicles from the past.  You can also watch the activities planned for the Ford Model T rally participants.  Learn from these passionate collectors the history of this famous automotive invention.

Activities include a driver test track, period clothing fashion parade and driver skills games.  The day will finish with a grand parade around the Lardner Park facilities at 3.30pm.

Car parking and entry is through Gate 4 – GOLD COIN DONATION – thank you.

Catering available.


Women in Media – Communicating in a digital age

  • Friday 16th September 2016
  • 7.00pm
  • meaa.io/GippslandDinner

Hosted by the Rural Press Club of Victoria & Women in Media, a panel of women will share their stories about communicating in a digital age and what it means for work-life balance, traditional storytelling and managing the personal versus the professional.

Speakers for this function include:

Lynne Smith

Julia Keady-Blanch

Emily Rayner

with MCs : Walkley Award winner, Emma Field from The Weekly Times & ABC Gippsland Chief of Staff, Laura Poole

Cost : General admission : $75 / MEAA & RPCV members : $65 / Students : $55

Ticket includes a two course meal and drinks



Psychic & Wellbeing Expo

  • Sunday 11th September 2016
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Maureen Barrass : 0411 260 339 I info@psychicwellbeingexpo.com.au

The Psychic & Wellbeing Expo will once again be at Lardner Park where we will be showcasing up to 50 exhibitors including psychic tarot and angel card readers, crystal stands, natural therapies, healers, astrology, numerology, body scans, spiritual gifts, cards, products, Indian head massage and much more.

Free workshops will run throughout the day including presentations on ribbon readings, psychic demonstrations, learning to understand astrology and more.

Lardner Alpaca Show

  • Saturday 10th September 2016
  • 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Bob McLeod : 0408 555 608

The 11th annual Lardner Alpaca Show will be held in the Baw Baw Pavilion on Saturday 10th September 2016.

There will be judging of both animals and fleeces and alpaca breeders will be able to help with any enquiries on the day.

Lardner Park Hay & Silage Demonstration Day

  • Wednesday 7th September 2016
  • 10.00am - 2.30pm
  • (03) 5626 1373

It’s back again!! Reflecting the importance of fodder conservation and management for southern Victoria’s grazing businesses, the 2016 Hay & Silage Demonstration Day at Lardner Park has an outstanding list of industry equipment and new releases being activated on Wednesday September 7th.

Real life conditions will challenge and complement the diversity in mowers, balers, tedders, wrappers, rakes, and loader wagons being demonstrated and on display from 10am to 2.30pm.

Well known and respected equipment dealers will be exhibiting including AGCO, Alto Motors, Berrima Engineering, Class Harvest Centre, Gendore Tractors & Machinery, Glenmac, Kubota Tractors Australia (Krone), Kuhn Farm Machinery, Lely Australia, Poettinger (R.E.N.), and William Adams. Specialists will be available for all your discussion and questions, and supporting the broader needs of the farming community will be static displays from Pakenham Isuzu UTE, Grevillia Ag, Bauer Trading, Commonwealth Bank, Evans Petroleum BP, Heritage Seeds, Brown Wigg and Tapex.

Whether doing buying research, ready to purchase or just want to be kept up to date with the latest in this equipment, don’t miss out as this event is only held every two years.

Entry via Gate 4 of Lardner Park with no cost for admission. Mowers and tedders are scheduled from 10am-12pm, with rakes, balers, wrappers and loader wagons from 12.30 to 2.30pm.

Beyond the Valley – Local Business Network Forum

  • Tuesday 30th August 2016
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • registrations@lardnerpark.com.au

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With a firm commitment to support the community that supports the festival, the organisers of Beyond The Valley, as guests of the Warragul Business Group, are holding a local businesses network forum at Lardner Park, on Tuesday 30th August, 2016.

The forum is designed to explore opportunities for involvement in the festival for local businesses and groups and will create a networking environment that is mutually beneficial to both festival stakeholders and potential business allies alike.

To register to attend, please contact: registrations@lardnerpark.com.au


Job Skills Expo

  • Tuesday 26th July 2016
  • TBA

The JobSkills Expo targets year 9 and 10 students, VCAL students and young people from training and community organisations in the Latrobe City, West Gippsland, South Gippsland and Bass Coast regions. It’s engages young people with “hands on” activities, advice and information about the various skills, jobs and industries that make up our regional workforce.

2016 Australasian Rescue Challenge

  • Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2016
  • 9.00am to 5.00pm

After the 2014 event held here at Lardner Park, the annual Australasian Rescue Challenge will take place again from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.  This competition attracts teams from all states in Australia, several teams from New Zealand as well as a number of teams from Hong Kong and Singapore.

The organisers, ARRO is the peak body in Australasia for the development of knowledge and skills in road crash rescue.  The vision of this association is to create a global rescue environment where any person involved in an entrapment or stranding incident anywhere in the world will be rescued and medically cared-for using best practices that are safe, effective and efficient, therefore maximising survival and recovery rates.

To watch these teams in action the event is open to the public and is entry free.


Baw Baw Business Awards

  • Friday 17th June 2016
  • TBA

The awards are a celebration of local business excellence, innovation, development and success. Businesses and business people are recognised for their contribution to the lifestyle and economy of the Baw Baw Shire.


Global Impact Sale

  • Tuesday 10th May 2016
  • 11.30am - 4.00pm
  • Callum Moscript : 0408 949 801 : callummoscript@gmail.com

The Global Impact Sale managed by Declan Patten and Callum Moscript is an elite dairy cattle sale offering Holstein and Jersey genetics.