Gippsland Makers Market

  • Sunday 23rd July 2017
  • 10am - 4pm

The Gippsland Makers Market was developed by the members of Support Local, originally operating from Dahlsens in Traralgon.

The response to our markets has been absolutely overwhelming, and we simply couldn’t refrain from trying our hand at another market!

With a different location, a different planning committee and a different look, a lot has changed but the things you know and love have definitely stayed the same.

Agribusiness Gippsland Conference

  • Wednesday 26th July 2017
  • 8.30am - 4.30pm

Job Skills Expo

  • Tuesday 1st August 2017
  • 9am - 3pm

The Job Skills 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.

Alpaca Show

  • Saturday 9th September 2017
  • 8.00am - 4.00pm
  • Bob McLeod : 0408 555 608

The annual Lardner Alpaca Show will be held in the Baw Baw Pavilion on Saturday 9th September 2017.

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

Craft Markets Australia

  • 18th June, 24th September and 19th November 2017
  • 9.00am - 2.00pm
  • (03) 5976 3266 or

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

Garden and Home Expo

  • Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017
  • 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Maureen Versteden I 03 5625 4589

The Garden and Home Expo will feature over 150 beautiful displays and sales, specialist and general nursery exhibitors and demonstrations by experts throughout the day.  Fantastic floral displays, including landscaping, permaculture, tanks and water saving devices, garden tools plus interior and exterior furniture.  Children’s activities, entertainment and extensive catering will be available.  This years special guest presenter is Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia.  This event is proudly bought to you by the Drouin Lions Club.

Entry fee $10 pp, Under 16 free



Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ

  • Friday 20th October 2017
  • 11.00am - 4.30pm

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.


Global Impact Sale

  • Tuesday 24th October 2017
  • 11.30am - 4.00pm
  • Callum Moscript : 0408 949 801

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

Gippsland Food Truck Carnival

  • TBC
    • Friday 4pm - 10pm
    • Saturday 12pm - 10pm
    • Sunday 12pm - 9pm

The Gippsland Food Truck Carnival brings you Melbourne’s finest food trucks, 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

  • Friday 29th December - Monday 1st January 2018

Beyond the Valley is a distinctive annual Music Festival held at Lardner Park from December 29th – 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!

Bridal Expo

  • Sunday 11th February 2018
  • 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.


Rotary Club of Drouin Motorfest

  • Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March 2018
    • 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.

Farm World

  • 12-15 April, 2018
    • Thursday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm
    • Sunday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Widely regarded as Victoria’s largest premier regional agricultural event, this four day event attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors, plus conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations, equestrian competitions, and great all round fun.  Keep an eye out for more news and information about our 2018 event!


Australasian Rescue Challenge

  • 23rd - 29th July 2018
  • 9.00am to 5.00pm

The annual Australasian Rescue Challenge will take place from the 23rd – 29th of July 2018.  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.


Warragul High Tea – McGrath Foundation

  • TBC
  • 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.

Melbourne’s Psychic Expo

  • Sunday 4th June 2017
  • 10am - 5pm

Mediums, Clairvoyants, Spirit Artists, Tarot & Palm Readers, Aura Readers, Massage, Natural Healing, Reiki, Tarot Cards, Crystal and Jewellery Stalls

$10 entry

Kids Under 15 – free

EDA Victorian State Conference

  • 9th March 2017
  • 8.30am - 10.30pm

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”.