WG Music and Drama Eisteddfod

2018 Performing Arts Competition

  • 2nd & 3rd August 2018

The 2018 Performing Arts Competition, presented by the West Gippsland Music & Drama Eisteddfod, is a significant cultural event which caters for all races, ages, abilities and cultures, with a strong emphasis on youth participation.  The Competition offers local artists a chance to perform on the big stage, and receive valuable feedback from a professional Adjudicator to help them further  develop their skills.

This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Eisteddfod Competition in West Gippsland, with sessions being held across the Shire in July and August.  Lardner Park are hosting two events:  Vocal Groups on Thursday 2nd August,  10.30 – 2.00, followed by Instrumental Groups and Ensembles on Friday August 3rd, commencing at 9.30am.  Many local schools and community groups are participating.

Members of the community are warmly invited to come and watch these talented young people.  Entry is only $5 for adults,  $3 for students and Concession Card holders (children 12 and under admitted free).    The Lardner Park cafe will also be operating.   Further details are available at

Dog training

K9 Nose Works Training

  • 24 & 31 July, 7 & 21 August

K9 Nose Works is coming to Warragul!  Do you want to be part of a fast growing dog sport?  No obedience required, no age limit, suitable for most dogs whether they are deaf, blind, deaf and blind, three legged, those that don’t like other dogs, nervous or timid dogs, there is no limitation if your dog has a nose. A new dog sport in Australia, K9 Nose Works will be running a course at Lardner Park commencing 24th July 2018 for four weeks (24 July, 31 July, 7 August, 21st August).  Classes are run by a Certified Nose Works Instructor, strictly limited numbers.  Express your interest now by phoning Carol on 0412 076 095.

WRC - We will rock you

We Will Rock You

  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018

Warragul Regional College presents “We Will Rock You” the school edition by Queen and Ben Elton.

Saturday 11th August with shows at 2pm and 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Tickets are available from the West Gippsland Arts Centre.  Adults $30, Concession $20, Family $80

Kasey Chambers Tour

Kasey Chambers – Campfire Tour 2018

  • Wednesday 15th August at 7.30pm

Join Kasey Chambers by the “ Campfire” for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired one of Australia’s most revered performers.

Be part of this intimate acoustic experience enjoying songs new and old that have shaped Kasey’s rich and unique life travelling thru the vast lands of Australia, American and Africa.

Playing songs from her new album ‘Campfire’ (Out April 27) and all her much-loved songs from way back to the The Captain and Barricades and Brickwalls days up until now. Don’t miss a very special evening of music and stories with Kasey and the Fireside Disciples.

Damian Callinan - Swing Man

Damian Callinan in Swing Man

  • Saturday 18th August 2018 at 8pm

Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, confirms what many had already suspected: he suffers from OTTDs [Over The Top Dance Syndrome].
After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dance floors on his own, he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance.
‘Lindy Hop’ on down to watch the three-time Barry nominee ‘Shag’ his way through his ‘Boogie Woogie’ midlife crisis.

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Psychic Expo

Psychic and Wellbeing Expo

  • Sunday 26 August 2018 from 10am - 5pm

Sacred Mist proudly presents the longest run psychic and wellbeing events throughout Victoria. Held monthly, we travel to different areas throughout Melbourne and out into country areas providing quality well organized expos to nourish the mind, body and soul.  Come along and visit us at Lardner Park.  New exhibitors are welcome! Contact Maureen on (03) 9500 8220

Entry $5 per person

Kids U/12 Free

Binary Shift

Binary Shift

  • Monday 27 August from 9am - 5pm

Binary Shift is one of Australia’s top conferences focused specifically on regional innovation, technology and start ups.  Founded in Gippsland in 2017, it’s run by the regions, for the regions.  Binary Shift is returning in 2018 as a full day event held at Lardner Park with a gala dinner to follow.  Be inspired by stories of how regional entrepreneurs are founding startups, going global, and using technology and innovation to grow their business.  Learn from industry experts about virtual reality, drones, and getting PR for your business.  Network with tech and start up professionals from around Victoria and beyond.

For more information please visit

Lardner Park Hay & Silage Demonstration Day

Lardner Park Hay & Silage Demonstration Day

  • Tuesday 4th September 2018
  • 10.00am - 2.30pm

It’s back again!! Reflecting the importance of fodder conservation and management for southern Victoria’s grazing businesses, the 2018 Hay & Silage Demonstration Day at Lardner Park has an outstanding list of industry equipment and new releases being activated on Tuesday September 4th.

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 so whether you are doing some 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.

Destination Gippsland

Gippsland Tourism Forum

  • Tuesday 11th September 2018

Destination Gippsland invites you to join them at Lardner Park on Tuesday 11 September 2018 for the third in the series of Gippsland Tourism Forums for 2018.  Connect your business or organisation to opportunities within the Gippsland Tourism Industry.

Cost: $55 pp   |   RSVP 4th September 2018

To register visit

Makers & Foodies Market

  • 23 September and 18 November 2018
  • 9.00am - 2.00pm

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 the Lardner Park Makers and Foodies Market! (sorry, no dogs allowed).

Entry cost:     Free

Car parking: $3.00

For more information visit

Alpaca Show

2018 Alpaca Halter & Fleece Show

    The Australian Alpaca Association Halter and Fleece Show will return to Lardner Park on the 23rd of September.

    There will be animals and fleece on display and alpaca products available for purchase.  Everyone is welcome to attend – no entry fee.

    For more information please visit

    Melissa King

    Baw Baw Garden and Home Expo

    • Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018
    • 9am - 4pm

    The Baw Baw Garden and Home Expo will feature over 150 beautiful displays and sales, specialist and general nursery exhibitors and demonstrations by experts throughout the day.  For 2018 the main guest presenter will be Melissa King.  Melissa is a respected writer, author and speaker and stars in The Garden Gurus on Channel 9.

    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 event is proudly bought to you by the Drouin Lions Club.   Entry fee $10 pp, Under 16 free


    Baw Baw Big Blokes BBQ

    • Friday 19th October 2018
    • 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.

    Harvest Fest

    Harvest Fest 2018

    • 9 - 11 November 2018

    Over 3 action-packed days, Lardner Park will be transformed into Harvest Fest; Gippsland’s newest farming and lifestyle event. Expecting to draw crowds in excess of 20,000, the pillars of Grow, Make, Eat and Live will be brought to life through hands-on experiences, exciting retail opportunities, entertainment and educational activities.

    For more information visit

    The Creators Collective Market

    The Creators Collective Makers Market

    • Sunday 2nd December

    The Creators Collective Makers Christmas Market will be on Sunday 2nd December from 9am – 3pm.

    Held at the scenic Lardner Park just outside Warragul, we will be bringing you over 140 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 Music Concert

    Beyond The Valley

    • Friday 28th December 2018 - Tuesday 1st January 2019

    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 will 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.

    Farm World Market Showcase

    Farm World

    • 11-14 April, 2019
      • Thursday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm
      • Sunday 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Farm World, widely regarded as Victoria’s largest premier regional agricultural event, attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors, plus conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations, equestrian competitions, and great all round fun.  Information about the 2019 event will be available soon.