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Tino from Gardening Australia

Gippsland Garden and Home Expo

  • Sat 12 October 9am - 4pm | Sun 13 October 9am - 3pm

This annual event hosted by the Drouin Lions Club is the second largest expo of its kind in Victoria, with over 150 attractive and innovative sites, displays and sales stands.  Great family day out with children’s activities, music, demonstrations and catering.  Special guest for 2019 is Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia.

Featuring over 40 specialist and general nurseries including rare bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees  |  First class orchid display  |  Landscaping  |  Permaculture  |  Tanks and Water Saving Devices  |  Gardening Tools & Machinery  |  Shade & Hot Houses  |  Spas & Pools  |  Statues and Garden Features  |  Indoor & Outdoor Furniture  |  Windows & Doors  |  Home Finance & Building Products plus so much more!  Visit http://www.drouinlions.org.au/events/garden-home-expo/


Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ

Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ

  • Friday 18 October 11am-4.30pm

Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ is on again.  Heaps of entertainment, fundraising auction, raffles plus much more.  Special guests this year include Danny Green, Warwick Capper and Rob Brown. The event aims to raise awareness of the risks associated with prostate cancer and generate much needed funds to help reduce the number of deaths from the disease.  Funds raised are distributed locally to benefit the West Gippsland community and nationally to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  For further information please visit https://www.bawbawbigblokes.com/


Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder – Full 2019

  • Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019

Described as the ideal Tough Mudder location, Lardner Park provides the perfect mix of muddy flats, lush rolling hills and thick shrub for Tough Mudder Melbourne. Guaranteed to have more Melbourne Mud then ever before, your legs will be crying for some hard ground.

16+ KM, 20+ OBSTACLES

2019 is all about the obstacles. New obstacles, obstacles from the vault, this is an experience that new and legionnaires will love.

https://toughmudder.com.au/


Ballet under the stars

Ballet Under The Stars

  • Saturday 26th October 2019

The Australian Ballet’s free annual outdoor community program, Ballet Under The Stars, is coming to regional Victoria for the first time in October 2019 and will be exclusively staged at Lardner Park.  Ballet Under the Stars has become a highlight in The Australian Ballet’s annual performance calendar and gives new audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy a world class, high-quality arts experience.  The free family-friendly program was first launched in Melbourne, the home of The Australian Ballet, in 1966 and has since grown into a proud tradition performing in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Canberra. The event, which was last presented in Melbourne in 2014, is expected to draw ballet fans from Victoria and beyond, catering for seasoned ballet aficionados, but also new audiences who otherwise may not have the opportunity, means or access to attend ballet in a traditional theatre setting.  For further information please visit https://australianballet.com.au/event/ballet-under-the-stars-2019 


Drouin Rotary

Drouin Swap Meet & Show ‘n Shine

  • Sunday 10 November 2019 from 8am - 1pm

Come along to the 2019 Drouin Rotary Swap Meet & Show ‘n Shine at Lardner Park.  Also includes market stalls and classic motorcycles.  All proceeds go to Rotary and Local Projects.  For more information call Gary on 0408 149 802.


Craft Markets Australia at Lardner Park

Craft Markets Australia – Twilight Market

  • Saturday 23rd November 3pm - 8pm

Lardner Park lends itself as a fantastic venue for a Craft Markets Australia regional arts, craft and fresh produce market and is ideally located midway between Drouin and Warragul.  From the traditional to contemporary, an eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces make up a huge range of distinctive products all hand made from original designs.  Treat your taste buds to a thorough workout from the gourmet smorgasbord of foods on offer. Culinary delights include savories, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home styles baking alongside modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruits and vegetables. Ample parking, large undercover pavilion and only 1-hour easy drive from Melbourne.

Join us for this fantastic twilight market and stock up ready for the holiday season!

For more information please visit https://www.craftmarkets.com.au/lardner-park


VetRok 2019

VetRok – Spirit of the Anzacs

  • 7th & 8th December 2019

VetRok 2019 will be held on the 7th and 8th of December at Lardner Park.  A full weekend of music and entertainment from some of the best bands, performers and artists in Australia.  We will also have stalls, merchandise, food and drinks, a licenced bar, a bike show and other activities for you and the family to enjoy.  Camping is available for those wishing to attend on both days. 

​Tickets can be purchased through TryBooking by clicking HERE​ or at the gate on the day.

Money raised from VetRok 2019 will go towards helping patients at the Veterans Mental Health Ward (Ward 17) at the Repat Hospital (Austin Health) in Heidelberg.  Last year VetRok raised $30,000 to help support veterans.


Markets at Lardner Park

The Creators Collective Makers Market

  • Sunday 15 December 2019 from 9am-2pm
  • Email: thecreatorscollective@outlook.com

The Creators Collective Makers Market will be on Sunday 15th December from 9am – 2pm, bringing you over 150 craft and produce stalls, an abundance of food trucks/stalls for lunch and an array of activities, demonstrations and displays throughout the day.

The collective is a volunteer run incorporation dedicated to providing opportunities to local small business. Our members all own and operate small businesses throughout Gippsland and encourage the local community to ‘support local’.  Follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all the exciting announcements as they come to hand.  

Beyond the Valley

Beyond The Valley

  • Saturday 28th December 2019 - Wednesday 1st January 2020

Beyond the Valley is a boutique Australian music festival that began in 2014, and runs annually over the New Year’s Eve period. Each year, a carefully crafted selection of world class local and international artists perform across three distinctly designed, purpose built stages.  To bring to life the performances of the bands, electronic, dance, techno and hip-hop artists, Beyond the Valley collaborate with leading specialist lighting and production studios to create a spectacular 60-metre wide Main Stage, state of the art Dance Tent, and Central Park Stage.  Beyond the Valley attendees experience breathtaking sounds and visuals, as well as a unique collection of art installations, sculptures, communal hubs, boutique bars, gourmet food trucks and morning yoga classes among other things. With everything from General Admission to our famous Luxury Camping and everything in between, you will find something for everyone.

https://www.beyondthevalley.com.au/


Wedding Expo 2020

Warragul Bridal Expo

  • Sunday 9th February 2020 from 10am - 3pm

The Lardner Park Events Centre will be buzzing with bridal fever, showcasing the best wedding industry professionals from Warragul and surrounding areas. Experience everything for your wedding from live entertainment, hair and makeup trials to venues, decorators, cakes, florists and so much more, whilst enjoying a wonderful fashion parade at 12:30pm which is not to be missed. Fabulous pamper bags to the first 50 brides to be, exhibitor specials and discounts on the day, only available at this fantastic bridal expo. Doors open 10am – 3pm, tickets are available at the door on the day or buy online. Children under 15 years admitted free of charge. Adults $10.

https://www.bridalexpos.com.au/wedding_expos/warragul-bridal-expo-9th-february-2020/ 


Farm World Market Showcase

Farm World

  • 26 - 29 March, 2020
    • Thursday - Saturday 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • farmworld@lardnerpark.com.au

Farm World, recognised as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural shows, provides a platform to showcase the best of agribusiness, the latest in technology, equipment, and information and provides an ideal opportunity to get up close and chat with the experts.

There’s plenty at Farm World for both urban pioneers and lifestyle farmers interested in equipment, farm machinery, DIY passions, sustainable gardens and horticulture, drone innovation, outdoor living including boats and vehicles plus masses of must-have tools.  And it wouldn’t be Farm World without a huge variety of animals.  Come and chat with the cattle breeders and check out the different breeds, watch the kelpie dogs round up sheep, learn to walk an alpaca or get up close and cuddly with the animals in Farmer Darryl’s Animal Farm.

Returning in 2020 will be the Telstra Women in Ag lunch, a signature event and highlight for many, and Farm World’s Fittest Farmer, where contestants will battle it out for the ultimate farm/fitness crown. 

Farm World is a haven for shoppers looking to purchase that special item, whether that’s large or small, for the home, wardrobe or workshop.  So with a parcel delivery service, you can shop til you drop and not have to carry a thing!