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.


Rocket Seeder Food & Ag Start Up

  • 16th August 2017
  • 12 - 1.30pm

Come along to our ‘Lunch & Learn’ information session and hear about the Rocket Seeder Food and Ag Start-up Program.

Rocket Seeder accelerates the pace of food and agriculture innovation. We help entrepreneurs right across the value chain from farm to fork, who are focusing on innovation in food and beverages, software and hardware, chemistry, equipment, packaging, new processes and new business models.  We build communities around you and provide the growing conditions so you can start-up fast and grow rapidly.  We offer high-performance coaching and a range of other benefits through our partner network, designed to help you achieve in 3 months what other start-ups take years to achieve.  If you’ve got a food and ag business idea, or you’re currently working on a food and ag start-up, and want to accelerate the development of your idea, come along and hear what our start-up program has to offer.

12:00pm: Light lunch and networking

12:30pm: Information session

12:50pm: Q&A

1:00pm: Tea, coffee and networking

Don’t Miss Out – Reserve your FREE seat via Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2uDYXgg


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

  • 24th September and 19th November 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


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
  • 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.


50 Shades of Pink High Tea

  • Saturday 28th October 2017
  • 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Nicky Mulconry - 0418 542 042

Come along and bring your friends to 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.


Jeep Fest 2017

  • 25th November 2017

Jeep Action Magazine has been promoting the Jeep brand and lifestyle since 2003. The Jeep Action Team enjoys working with the Jeeping community throughout the world.  We also have been running Camp Coffs for the past 14 years which is now established as Australia’s largest ANNUAL Jeep event.  Join us at JEEPFEST, connect with the Australian Jeep community and celebrate the freedom and lifestyle that “only” comes from owning a Jeep.

  • Jeep Display
  • Mopar Display
  • Guest speakers
  • Swap Meet
  • Show and Shine
  • Aftermarket Displays
  • Military/Classic Jeep Display
  • Camping and Caravan Displays
  • Jeep Rides

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.


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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
  • office@lardnerpark.com.au

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.