What's Happening Locally

Grampians Grape Escape, this WEEKEND!!

Come stay at the Happy Wanderer Holiday Resort. Available direct bus transfers to the event. For all guests staying in our log cabins, you will receive a complimentary bottle of local Mount Stapylton wine. Phone 03 5383 6210.

The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape
The Grape Escape

It's becoming real...we started bump-in today, what a 2 years it's been, our not-for-profit festival is so very important for the region, thank you for your support and ticket purchases so far.

Now we are setting up, we may not be able to answer messages and emails as much during the day, so HERE'S THE LOWDOWN, plus there is a heap more info on our FAQs page -

DATES - Fri 29 April to Sun 1 May (NEXT WEEKEND!!)

TICKETS - Yes, we probably will sell tickets at the gate, but they may be limited and there will be a slight price increase. Your safest bet is to secure them prior at www.grampiansgrapeescape.com.au

ACCOMMODATION - Available at Happy Wanderer Resort with bus transfer to event.

FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY (April 29th 3pm-7pm) - throw some support at this fundraising event to help the festival recover from the impact of COVID-19. Tickets online.

2020 TICKETS - if you kept them, they are still valid with the old dates. If you can't find them, we'll sort it out at the gate.

PETS / DOGS - There are special considerations only for certified assistance / service animals.

PARENTS POD - There is a parents area set within the David O Jones Mitre 10 Little Adventurer’s Precinct with change facilities, microwave, high chairs and family toilets.

WHERE TO STORE PURCHASES - We have a WineStore on site where you can leave all of your purchases for the day, or as as late as the Monday morning. It is all tagged and a great way to support our wineries when you buy by the bottle (or case!).

EATING OUT - Please be prepared, book in advance and please remember to #travelkind. Food trucks at the festival will also offer take away options and there is a local IGA in Halls Gap as well as other supermarkets in regional centres on the way.

PROGRAM - it's amazing - check it out at https://grampiansgrapeescape.com.au/program/

COVID - The rules all change Friday 22 April, 11:59. For everything you need to know go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ If you get COVID, we will transfer your ticket to 2023 upon medical evidence (more details on our FAQs page).

WHAT CAN YOU BRING - We provide occasional seating and tables. Feel free to bring camping chairs, picnic blankets, hand umbrellas, coats, sunhats ... layer up, Halls Gap has its own little climate going on.

No BYO food or drinks permitted. Please support our exhibitors and eat, drink, repeat. Vegan, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian options are available. Reusable bottles will be checked at the gates.

PARKING - there is limited parking at the festival site, but there are other options around town (see parking map under FAQs). Disabled parking is located next to the entrance. Utilise the Ambush Shuttle Bus where possible.

NEXT YEAR'S DATES - we love how keen you are for next year's dates. They are the 6th & 7th of May, 2023 (potentially the 5th) and we will be celebrating 30 YEARS service to food, wine and music!

That's all for now folks!


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" 





Horsham Regional Art Gallery

80 Wilson St

Phone 03 53829575 www.horshamtownhall.com.au

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Saturday 11am - 4.30pm

Sunday 1pm - 4.30pm






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. 





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