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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Feb - April 2021
12th December to 31st March
Local painters using natural earth pigments. Also; ceramics, jewellery, artisan-turned wood, Cassytha Project Christmas Wreaths, books by local authors.
When: Most days, 10am to 4pm
Where: Rare Earth Studio Gallery, 44 Stanley Street Toora
Contact: Anne, 0408 871 379
16th January to 7th March
Gallery 1 In the Scene Artist Leigh Fraser
Gallery 2 Common Ground Luana Lux & Sue Gilford
Gallery 3 Animal Crackers Patricia Porter
When: February 3 to March 1st, 10am to 4pm Closed Tuesdays
Where: Meeniyan art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw St Meeniyan
Phone: 03 5664 0101
1st February to 28th February
EXHIBITION BY CHRISTINE MUIR & SABRINA LUIZ
When: Open Thursday - Sunday. Showing until the end of February
Where: The Long Wall Café, 111 Commercial Street Korumburra
11th February to 7th March
Julian Di Martino - Twenty Bean Mix
Why stop at four beans when you can have twenty?
Along with sixteen little paintings of cans of Edgell Mixed Beans, I will also be exhibiting a Family Assortment of sculptures. There will be a sculpture of a school photo from the 1960s, a found wood assemblage of the equal best and fairest for the Under 12s, as well as a beach scene and some beer label sculptures.
So, if you want to see school, footy, beach, beans, and beer, come to 'Twenty Bean Mix' at Various Space Gallery.
When: 11 February - 7 March. Open Friday - Sunday 11-3pm. Opening Saturday 13 February 3-5pm
Where: VARIOUS SPACE & LUMINOUS GLASS STUDIO, 25 Main Street Foster
11th February to 21st March
Recent works by Ann Parry and Amber Patterson-Ooi.
This dual exhibition explores concepts of shape, colour and composition - and their inherent relationships to each other.
When: 11 February - 21 March 2021.
Gallery open: Thursday to Monday, 11am to 3pm
Where: Stockyard Gallery, 3 Main St, Foster
Contact: 03 5682 1125
GSBT is a new and exciting project for South Gippsland Shire, presenting a great opportunity for farmers to celebrate the critical work they do, and for artists to showcase their creativity in a unique format. In Autumn 2021, we are building an art trail that consists of six creative installations on South Gippsland properties across the Shire. We are looking for six local artists and six farmers to help make this happen.
If you are an artist and are interested in one of these roles, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
25th March to 26th April
South Gippsland Basketry & Fibre Group - Birds of a Feather. An exhibition of works by the South Gippsland Basketry & Fibre Group:
Pat Dale, Margaret Balfe, Gayle Margaret, Judy O'Sullivan, Judy Stirrett, Prue Timpson, Di Farmer, Jan Leslie, Loretta Hambly, Sue Miles, Susie De Santis
Pat Dale - Book launch; Australian Plants & Fibres as used by First Nations People. Sunday April 4, 2 - 4pm
When: March 25 - April 26. Please note: new opening hours for Stockyard Gallery are Thursday - Sunday 11 - 3pm
Where: Stockyard Gallery, Cnr. McDonald & Main Streets Foster
Contact: 03 5682 1125
Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th April
Inviting all artists to enter. Prizes in all categories. If you are interested in being part of our Art Show please download the entry form by clicking on the website link below or phone Di on 0418 336 690
When: Entries close 24th March. Delivery of Entries (Art Works) – Wednesday 31st March 2021 1pm – 3pm. Exhibition from Saturday 3rd - Monday 5th April 2021, 10am – 5pm.
Where: Sandy Point Community Centre, Beach Parade Sandy Point
Contact: Di, 0418 336 690
Funky ALL-WEATHER Market, Kongwak comes to life with a variety of indoor and undercover stalls selling a selection of Vintage/retro and second-hand home wares, clothing, albums, art, jewellery, local produce, plants, books, live music, great food and coffee, plus a fun atmosphere.
When: Every Sunday, 10am - 2pm.
Cost: Gold coin donation
Where: Kongwak General Store and Sheds
Contact: Jane, 0417 142 478
Saturday, 27th Feb, 27th March & 24th April
With over 20 stalls of fresh local produce, quirky craft, second-hand, music and foodies. Stalls available
When: 4th Saturday each month, 8.30am to 1pm.
Where: Community College Gippsland's Leongatha Campus in Howard Street, Leongatha
Contact: David Brereton, 0427 110 769
Saturday, 27th Feb, 27th March & 24th April
Huge variety of stallholders including plants, food, bric-a-brac, chooks, art, local veggies and honey, craft and much more.
When: Last Saturday of every month except December (no December market). 8am - 1pm.
Where: Baromi Park, 49 Ridgway Mirboo North
Contact: Graeme Dale, 0490 884 265
Saturday, 6th & 20th March, 3rd & 17th April
This is your opportunity to buy a bargain and help support community programs.
When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 8am-1pm
Where: Vi-Plus Factory, Jetty Road Toora
Contact: Hans, 0419 885 295
Saturday, 6th March & 3rd April
This community event exemplifies the best of local produce, and was founded in November 2000 by a not-for-profit association of the region’s growers, producers and specialty food-makers.
When: Held on the first Saturday every month, 8.30am - 12.30 pm
Where: Koonwarra Hall, Koala Drive Koonwarra
Contact: David, 0411 413 716
Sunday, 7th March and Sunday 4th April
The biggest and best craft market in Gippsland, featuring over 200 Stalls around the oval at Foster Showgrounds. BYO bags. No dogs allowed
When: Sunday, 8th March, 8am - 1.00pm.
Where: Foster Showgrounds, Station Road, Foster
Contact: Max Parnell, 03 5682 2654 or
0439 033 960
Sunday, 7th March & 4th April
There are around 15 stalls at this market with everything home-made and home grown, including craft and woodwork. Refreshments also available.
When: 1st Sunday of each month, 9am to 1pm
Where: Jumbunna Community Hall, Cruickshank’s Road Jumbunna
Contact: Dawn Wylie, 03 5657 3253
Monday, 8th March & Monday 5th April
The Tarwin Craft Market is held in the village each public holiday Monday.
When: Public Holiday Mondays
Where: Tarwin Lower Hall, River Drive Tarwin Lower
Contact: Brian Hetherton, 0417 450 205
Saturday, 13th March & 10th April
Fresh food straight from the farms!! Wonderful dedicated locals who grow, make and bake the fabulous fare available seasonally. Plastic bag free, so please come prepared with your own bags.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month, 8am -12.30pm
Where: Car park of Coal Creek, Silkstone Road Korumburra
Contact: 0408 619 182
Sunday, 14th March & 11th April
With over 70 stalls the Loch Village Market presented by Lions Club of Strzelecki Inc, will have something for everyone! Be sure to visit the lovely cafes and businesses in this picturesque village, while you are visiting.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
When: 2nd Sunday of the month 8am - 1pm (Oct - April)
Where: Loch Railway Reserve, Loch
Contact: Noel Gregg, 0477 398 822
Saturday, 20th March & 17th April
Come along to enjoy a day of great local produce, a terrific range of local wines and chilled live music!
When: 3rd Saturday of each month 8am - 1pm
Where: The Glade on the Esplanade Inverloch
Contact: Melissa, 0419 351 878
Saturday, 20th March & 17th April
Farm fresh produce and more.
When: 3rd Saturday of each month, 8am – 12 noon
Where: War Memorial Arts Centre Hall, Main Street Foster (in the adjoining hall if wet)
Contact: Juneen Schulz, 0427 809 509
5th March to 3rd December
Prom Coast Film Society – 2021 screenings:
5 Feb – The Personal History of David Copperfield – Comedy Drama, UK
5 March – The Assistant – Drama, USA
26 March – Rams – Comedy Drama, Australia
* * 30 April – 2 May – LOST FILMS OF 2020 * *
7 May – David Byrnes American Utopia – Doco Music, USA
4 June – In the Name of the Land – Drama, France
2 July – We don’t Need a Map – Doco, Australia
6 August – Never Rarely Sometimes Always – Drama, USA
3 September – A White White day – Drama, Iceland
1 October – Corpus Christi – Drama, Poland
5 November – The King of Staten Island – Comedy Drama, USA
3 December – Nomadland – Drama, USA
When: 1st Friday of each month. Films commence at 7.30pm
Cost: Annual subscription: $60, Quarterly subscription: $25
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Falls Road Fish Creek
Sunday, 28th February
Run by the Rotary Club of Leongatha this is a great day for motoring enthusiasts and families. Grab a bargain at the swap meet. Admire the pristine show cars, utes and motorbikes on display. Food trucks, prizes to be won, judging of 21 categories and this year there will also be a Special Vehicle Auction.
Cost: Display vehicle & driver $10
Each additional passenger $5
Pedestrian entry $5 or $15 for a family
Swap stall $20*
When: Sunday 28th February, 7.00 am – 1.30 pm
Where: Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead St Leongatha
Contact: Jim 0418 559 119
LABOUR DAY Weekend, 5th to 8th March
PROM COAST FESTIVAL
The festival is a great celebration of our local area. The theme of the 2021 Festival will be a Celebration of People, Place and Produce in the Prom Country. Events in the towns of Foster, Fish Creek, Walkerville, Welshpool, Toora, Sandy Point and Yanakie organised by community groups showcasing the regions artists, creators, performers and produce growers giving you the opportunity to enjoy local produce while taking in the beautiful scenery of Prom Coast
When: Labour Day Long weekend,
5-8 March 2021
Friday, 5th to Saturday 6th March
Welshpool and District Horticultural Society Inc. presents; The Magic of Diamonds! Featuring the colour silver.
Plant Stalls and Refreshments. COVID-SAFE PROTOCOLS OPERATING.
When: Entries to be notified to Prue by 6pm Wednesday March 3rd
Show: Friday 5th, 1.30 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 6th, 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Admission $5. Children free
Where: Welshpool Memorial Hall, South Gippsland Hwy Welshpool
Contact: Prue Fleming, 03 5682 2701,
0418 775 717
Saturday, 6th March
All the great hits in one big show!
Starring Aussie music icon Issi Dye along with local favourite Glenn Douglas.
Roy Orbison Tribute / Johnny O'Keefe Tribute / Elvis Tribute. Tickets available from Mitre 10, Tarwin Lower with Michelle - phone
0487 120 041.
A Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team fundraiser. Limited numbers due to COVID19 restrictions & subject to change. BYO Glasses, nibbles and drinks. Tickets must be pre-purchased before 6th March - no walk-ins.
When: Saturday 6th March, doors open 7.30pm
Admission $30, children under 16 free
Where: Tarwin Lower Mechanics Hall, River Drive Tarwin Lower
Contact: Michelle, 0487 120 041
Sunday, 7th March 2021
FISH CREEK CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
The 2021 Fish Creek Children’s Literature Day is part of the 2021 Prom Coast Festival. It recognises Fish Creek’s unique standing as a destination for Children’s literature and storytelling. The program is an opportunity for children near and far to meet the authors and illustrators behind their favourite storybooks, as well as for local children to feel the sense of pride and belonging which comes from celebrating the creative pursuits of their local community.
Concerts, Workshops & Events
The program will showcase local talent such as renowned children’s authors and illustrators Alison Lester, Janie Frith and Roland Harvey. Explore an expanded form of storytelling, tapping into creative storytelling through puppetry, oral traditions, illustration, circus, performance and interactive games.
When: Sunday 7th March 2021, 10am to 7pm
Where: Fish Creek township
Sunday, 7th March
'Ladbrokes' Stony Creek Cup - with plenty of entertainment on the day including free children’s activities, Fashions on the Field, live music, and outstanding thoroughbred racing, there is something to keep everyone entertained. Visit the website for COVID-19 restrictions & guidelines. All tickets must be pre-purchased.
When: Sunday 7th March 2021.
Gates open at 12 noon.
Where: Stony Creek Race Course, 25 Stony Creek Dollar Road, Stony Creek
Contact: Stony Creek Racing Club, 03 5664 0099
Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 March KORUMBURRA WORKING HORSE AND TRACTOR RALLEY
Rally Features Annual Tractor Pull, Blacksmith Shop, The Police Axeman Wood Chop, Harvest Working Displays, Clydesdale Horses, Vintage Tractors, Tractor Trek, Earthmoving Displays, Traction Engines, Grand Vintage Parade, Vintage Engines, Sheep Shearing, Classic Cars, Vintage Trucks, Whip Cracking, Children’s Activities
When: Saturday and Sunday 20-21 March, 2021
Where: 5875 South Gippsland Highway, Nyora
Contacts: Steven on 0458 648 198 or Graeme on 0401 246 382
Thursday, 18th March to Saturday, 20th March
Event by Korumburra Southern Lights
Not able to have our 2020 or 2021 Festival we are excited to announce we will be holding our FREE Korumburra Southern Lights - Light Drum Exhibition.
There are 13 laser cut drums each representing part of Korumburra's history in pictures, patterns and text, beautifully designed by Inverloch Artist, Jason Parmington.
When: On display to the public in Commercial Street Korumburra from dusk to 10:00pm.
Mar 18 at 7:30 pm– Mar 20 at 10 pm
Where: Commercial St Korumburra
Friday, 26th March to Sunday, 28th March
FARM WORLD – RETURN TO HERITAGE 2021
With up to 100 acres of exhibitor displays, both indoors and out, you’ll find equipment, farm machinery, clothing, sheds, outdoor living including boats, caravans, horse floats, and vehicles, technology, plants plus masses of must-have tools. On Saturday and Sunday only, the Events Centre will come alive with Farm World Market Place. Farm World boasts a huge variety of unique and memorable experiences and value for all visitors including cattle dogs, pony and camel rides, live music, food + drink, demonstrations and presentations, and so much more! Great fun and entertainment for all the family.
When: Friday, 26th March: 9am – 5pm - Farmers Day, Saturday, 27th March: 10am – 7pm - Twilight Trade & Sunday, 28th March: 9am – 4 pm - Farming Families Day. (Please Note - Return to Heritage Days - Friday to Sunday)
Cost: $8.00 to $40.00 single day entry or $35 to $50 Multi-day passes
Contact: 5626 1373
Saturday, 3rd April
Inverloch Sounds of Summer is a great family event showcasing some of the most popular artists in Australia - Daryl Braithwaite, Kutcha Edwards, Janie Gordon & Matilda Pearl.
Get together with friends and enjoy great local food and wine while you listen to some wonderful performances. Bring your picnic rug, hats and sunscreen.
Where: The Glade on The Esplanade, Inverloch
When: Saturday 3rd April, 5pm until late
30th April to 2nd May
Included with your 2021 subscription is a special film festival
‘The Lost Films of 2020’, screening all of the films missed in 2020 over one weekend – 30 April, 1 & 2 May.
Please see website for subscription information
Where: Fish Creek Memorial Hall, Falls Road Fish Creek
Loch Village Food & Wine Festival 2021
Queen’s Birthday Weekend
Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960, Australia
Wilson Prom National Park
The Prom is one of Victoria’s most-loved places.
At the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, it offers spectacular scenery of huge granite mountains, open forest, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines.
Great bushwalks extend from under an hour to over three days. Visitors can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop.
Wilsons Promontory Light station is perched on a small peninsula jutting into the wild seas of Bass Strait.
The waters surrounding the Prom are protected as a marine national park and marine park and offer outstanding diving.
South Gippsland Highway, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia
Coal Creek Village
Coal Creek Community Park and Museum - FREE ENTRY and unlimited fun for the whole family. Come along and ride the bush tramway, buy some old fashioned lollies from the general store, and feed the ducks in the lake. While you're here drop in and have a look at our Community Gallery, and be sure to talk to our volunteers for their knowledge of local history. Come on one of our scary Ghost Tours and see the village at night.
2000 S Gippsland Highway, Stony Creek VIC 3957
Stony Creek Go Carts
Serious Fun - Only 15 to 20 minutes drive from Loves Lane Cottages, near Meeniyan
Established in 2008 Stony Creek Go Karts is the newest and most exciting hire kart track in Victoria.
For individuals, parties and groups of up to 50 people. Stony Creek Go Karts is one of the few tracks who hire out karts as well as provide facilities to bring your own.
Telephone: 03 5664 7272
Leongatha to Port Welshpool
Great Southern Rail Trail
A picturesque rail trail close to Melbourne, Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory. This rail trail has seen many major improvements in recent years including the opening of the Black Spur bridges near Koonwarra in March 2016. The rail trail has an easily accessible and wide smooth track.
Mirboo North to Boolarra Vic
Grand Ridge Rail Trail
A very pleasant forest trail in the heart of South Gippsland that traverses 13 klms of beautiful mountain countryside with a gentle trail grade between Boolarra and Mirboo North.
Venus Bay, Victoria, Australia
The small coastal resort of Venus Bay is situated on a narrow peninsula of land, bordered on one side by the open sea of Bass Strait and on the other by the calm waters of Anderson Inlet.
Inverloch, Victoria, Australia
The protected waters of Anderson Inlet make the coastal town a favourite holiday spot. Swimmers, water sports enthusiasts and surfers flock to the beaches during warmer months, while the surrounding walks and drives make the village a popular year-round destination.
20 Cottmans Road, Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
Waratah Hill Vineyard
South Gippsland is incredibly beautiful and a true, cool-climate region with maritime influences from the often stormy Bass Strait. Wineries from Phillip Island to the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges produce elegant chardonnay and pinot gris, but have found their true expression with pinot noir of superb flavour and structure.
Waratah Hill is located on the road to the iconic Wilsons Promontory National Park, is one of the southern most vineyards on the Australian mainland.