Festivals & Events

Turn a day into an event.
From a country race meeting
to Pyrenees Unearthed.

The locals of the Pyrenees region love putting on a festival or event. And there’s nothing like a picnic race meeting for getting into the country spirit.

Visit in March for the Avoca Autumn Race Day, or October for the springtime Avoca Cup. Pack a picnic lunch. And join the crowd to cheer on your pick of the jockeys and horses.

On the first weekend in May and November, Beaufort hosts the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally.

For more than 50 years, the rally has celebrated classic vehicles and vintage engines that still work up a head of steam. Watch out also for our village blacksmith working the anvil, hammer and tongs.

Of all events, the Pyrenees Unearthed Festival is one not to be missed.

Experience all that our Pyrenees winemakers have to offer, together in one location for one fun-filled day at the Pyrenees Unearthed Festival. A laid-back afternoon of excellent local produce, live music, lots of kids’ activities and, of course, wine by the glass.

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Blue Pyrenees Art Exhibition

April 25 @ 11:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

An Exhibition of collage paintings by Merri Hogan at "The Art Nook".

Cave Hill Creek Winter Camp 2022

July 4 - July 8

A great opportunity for kids to experience the outdoors, develop new friendships and create life long memories in a supported and safe environment

The Cyril Callister Pop up Museum – the man who invented Vegemite

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Cyril Callister Museum – the man who invented Vegemite is currently opening on the 4th Saturday of the month. 10am-2pm

The Brothers Bishop at Taltarni Cellar Door

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Taltarni Cellar Door presents Jazz in July, The Brother’s Bishop.

Avoca Riverside Market

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wander between the 40+ stalls providing wine, crafts, fresh food, plants, garden care, clothing and more

Red Series 2022

July 30 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
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One event on July 30, 2022 at 3:30 pm

The Red Series is a gathering of the very best cellar doors from the Pyrenees and Grampians wine regions, in the ambient heated indoor space of the Mining Exchange, right in the heart of Ballarat and a two-minute walk from the train station.

Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the iconic Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup.

120th Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Perfect Living Museum, a wonderful day out for the whole family. The biggest steam rally in the southern hemisphere.

Beaufort Agricultural Show

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

All the fun of the show, at Beaufort.

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