What's Happening Locally

Experiences – Open for Business:

Horsham/Dadswells Bridge/Wartook Valley/Natimuk

Stone Forest Adventure Mini Golf, Aquatic Centre, Cinema and shopping at Horsham.

Horsham Art Gallery – an outstanding collection of Australian, as well as a collection of Max Dupain photography. Shopping Café culture. Green Lake- 5 minutes East of Horsham, on the Western Highway is perfect for swimming and water ski-ing. Wineries of Lower Norton. Golf at one of Australia’s premier green courses at Horsham.

Wander Inn Restaurant & Arts and Craft Studio, Wartook Valley, provides travellers with refreshments and a chance to buy quality crafts and souvenirs.

Grampians Quad Bikes - experience the thrill of quad biking on a 410 acre property at the foothills of the majestic Grampians Ranges, Wartook Valley.

Grampian Horse Riding Centre-Brimpaen, Wartook Valley.

Wartook is renound for its plentiful Kangaroos and Wildlife, also has one of the highest Bird counts in Victoria.

Old Dadswell Town - Open to day trippers - a unique old style Australian town with themed accommodation. Mt Arapiles - nature walks and world famous rock climbing mecca - watch the rock climbers. There is a drive part way up the top of Mt Arapiles.

The recent rain events have filled our regions lakes seeing the return of fishing and water recreation activities and with the Grampians National Park providing a spectacular back drop for many of our waterways it is a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind with the family. Natimuk Lake is now full and great for fishing, and water skiing. Green Lake is also very popular for families, just 5 minutes east of Horsham. Reports are coming in that Rocklands Reservoir is producing great fishing – yellow belly/redfin.

Horsham / Dadswells Bridge Taylor’s Lake and the Wimmera River are delighting fisherfolk with the opportunities that have returned so quickly. Reports of catches of red fin and yellowbelly are rewarding.

A monthly Discover Dunkeld collection of galleries, gardens and other attractions provides great reasons to visit and stay. Griffin’s Hill Yoga Retreat, in Dunkeld hosts regular sessions but bookings are essential.

Hamilton Regional Art Gallery has one of the most extensive collections of early colonial and impressionist art in Australia. Specialty shopping – antique jewellery, bookshops offer some great retail therapy opportunities. Ros McAthur Art Studio- Ros is known for her flower paintings and still life, landscape and contemporary art work.

The Grampians Cellar Doors are open for business so please take the time to visit our Cellar Doors, taste our region’s signature Shiraz and discover one of Australia’s most historical and acclaimed wine districts. Please visit the Grampians Winemakers web site www. grampianswinemakers.com.au for more information on our regions Cellar Doors.


"What’s On"


 THIS WEEK’S LOCAL EVENTS  16th - 24th December

Meet Santa at the Plaza

Friday 1 December to Saturday 24 December 2017

Meet Santa every weekday 3pm to 5pm,

weekends 11am to 1pm

Post letters to Santa. Every letter receives a reply.

Happy snaps with Santa $6 inc a printed folder.


Jung Market

Saturday 16 December 2017, 9am to 1pm

Jung Recreation Ground, Jung

Monthly market, with fresh produce, clothes, plants,

food and more.

Cost: Free entry

Ph: 0490 500 615

Warracknabeal Community Market

Saturday 16 December 2017, 9am to 1pm

IGA car park, Scott Street, Warracknabeal

Monthly market.

Ph: 5398 2417

Mixx FM Santa Day Races

Sunday 17 December 2017

Horsham Racecourse, Bennett Road

Seven races

Free kids activities on offer.

Plenty of on course food options. You may also BYO food, chairs, picnic blankets – just not portable shade.

Time: Gates open 11am

Racing approx: 1pm to 4.30pm


Horsham Urban Landcare Swap

Sunday 17 December 2017, 11.30am

Sawyer Park (Soundshell), Hocking Street

Bring along your excess fruit, vegetables, seeds, seedlings or eggs to share with likeminded people.

Cost: free

Ph: 0409 973 066

Gina Hogan’s Christmas Belle

Sunday 17 December 2017, 2pm

Horsham Town Hall, Pynsent Street

Sit back and enjoy as Gina and her special guest capture the true essence of Christmas.

Ph: 5382 9555 or horshamtownhall.com.au


Horsham Regional Art Gallery

80 Wilson St

Phone 03 5382 9575


Tuesday- Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 11:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 1:00pm - 4:30pm



16 December 2017 to 11 February 2018

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Saturday 11am to 4.30pm

Sunday 1pm to 4.30pm

80 Wilson Street, Horsham

Woven Artworks from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection

Ph: 5382 9575 or www.horshamtownhall.com.au


The Makers’ Gallery & Studio Horsham

28 McLachlan Street, Horsham

Open: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm


Natimuk’ s Goat Gallery

87a Main Street, Natimuk



Red Rock Books & Gallery

65 Firebrace Street, Horsham

Weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:30am-12:30pm

Phone: 5381 0866


Threadmill Market—Contact Milly on 0488 395 779

Open Thurs-Fri 10-5 Sat, Sun and public holiday Mondays 10-4

 Located at 39 Wawunna Rd Horsham In the Old Flour Mill.

Vintage & Retro items, crafts & collectables & giftware.





16 Jung Market

30 Blue Ribbon Raceway

January 2018

8 Horsham Pacing Cup

26 Horsham Australia Day Celebrations

26 YMCA Pool Party

28 Jung Market


3 Blue Ribbon Raceway

3 Haven Market

8 Horsham Harness Racing

11 TRI Horsham

22-28 FAI Sailplane Grandprix

24 Jung Market


3 Haven Market

3 Blue Ribbon Raceway

6-8 Wimmera Machinery Field Days

11-12 MX Amateurs Motorcross Event

11 Nati Farmers Market Plus

11 WACK Horsham Car & Bike Show

11 Horsham’s 38th Annual Fishing Competition

12 Horsham Harness Racing

17-18 Relay for life

18 Fly the Flag (Car Rally)

25 Natimuk Agricultural Show

22-25 Horsham Country Music Festival

30-1stApr Blue Ribbon Raceway

30 Good Friday 30-2 Easter weekend 31-2 Stawell Gift

31 Jung Market


7 Haven Market

7 Horsham Market & Swap Meet

30-2 Easter weekend

31-2 Stawell Gift

16 Nati Farmers Market

22 Horsham Harness Racing

25 Anzac Day Activities

28 Jung Market


1-31 Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal

5-7 Patchwork Quilters

5 Haven Market

5 Blue Ribbon Raceway

6 Wimmera Racing, Horsham

7 Plaza Pop up Market

8-14 Annual National Volunteer Week

9 "Before the Flood" Horsham Urban Landcare

14 Mother’s Day Classic Run/Walk

21 MX Nationals

26 Jung Market

27-28 Gem & Mineral Exhibition

28 Horsham Harness Racing











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