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There's always something great happening in the Moyne Shire. If you have an event you'd like to promote on the website, fill in the events form here.

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Watch this space for Folk Festival Accommodation options

If you are looking for accommodation for the Port Fairy Folk Festival weekend of Friday 10 March to Monday 13 March 2017, you have certainly come to the right website.  We list...
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Bike Hire at Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre

The Port Fairy And Region Visitor Information Centre are now hiring bikes. They have recently come to an agreement with Port Fairy Surf & Dive to hire bikes through the...
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Surf's Up - get on your board.

It's that time of year, summer is here, the water is blue and the sun is hot and there will never be a better time to learn to surf, learn...
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Get your 15 minutes of Fame at St Brigid's

On the 1st Friday night of the month the historic St Brigid's Church hall is filled with music, singing and a whole lot of fun.   It is your chance to...
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Quest for the Mahogany Ship

The Mahogany Ship has fascinated many a person over the last century or two but no one more than Rob Simpson who has gone to so much trouble to prove...
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Who doesn't love Cheeseworld

Allansford's famous cheeseworld factory will be open 7 days of the year except Christmas Day and Good Friday..   If you haven't called in on a previous visit to this part of...
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New arrangements for fossicking at Mt Shadwell

Mt Shadwell quarry at Mortlake is a source for the gem crystal olivine.   Owned and operated by the Moyne Shire Council, the shire has made the qaurry available to gem...
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Discover Mount Eccles

Mount Eccles also known as Budj Bim and one of the lesser known national parks in Victoria is in actual fact an area of local and national significance.  Formed...
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Free Junior Fishing Clinic

What's the worlds most popular recreational activity - well last time I looked it was fishing.   If the kids are showing an interest why not bring them to one of...
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Heritage Week in Port Fairy 2016

The National Trust holds a Heritage Week each year and this April there are quite a few events in Port Fairy. Captain Mills Cottage will be open to the public...
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Koroit Lions Club Swap Meet

This annual event will be held on Sunday 20th March 2016, a week earlier than usual owing to the the Easter break.   The venue is Victoria Park, High Street, Koroit...
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Port Fairy - Belfast Lions Club Easter Fair

It's on again - the Port Fairy - Belfast Lions Club Easter Fair.    Easter Saturday 26th March, 8am - 1pm on Railway Place, next to the Visitor Information Centre.        There...

2016 Winter Weekend Festival

The 2016 Winter Weekends in Port Fairy has a completly new look Instead of just two weekends there is a series of 7 commencing the Queens Birthday weekend, 10th to 13th...
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Koroit Sheep Dog Trials

Victoria Park will come alive on Wednesday 3 February with the annual Koroit Sheep Dog Trials.  There will be around 47 workers taking their dogs through more than 200 runs over the...
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Koroit and District Lions Art Show

Colour your world with a new painting purchased from the annual Koroit Lions Club Art Show.   Every year there are some amazing artworks on display and really something for all...
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We LOVE Port Fairy

We LOVE Port Fairy and therefore thought we would share some of the great publicity Port Fairy has received.  It seems that others LOVE it too.   Here are a couple...
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Out of the Blue Concert

The Woorndoo Hall Committee have a great concert organised for Sunday 10th April.   Starting at 1pm through until around 4.30pm    there will be entertainment and fun for the whole family.  ...
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Lake School of Celtic Music

Ever wanted to play the tin whistle or the bodhran, love the sound of the Irish flute or the uilleann pipes then this is the event for you.   But there...
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Handel's Messiah hits the right note.

One of the worlds most loved piece of Christmas music, Handel's "Messiah" will be performed at St. John's Anglican Church in Port Fairy on Monday 28th December.    This will be...
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Woorndoo - We Are Country MusicFestival

The annual Woorndoo - We Are Country Music Concert is on again and featuring special guest artist Chooka Williams and Western Victoria’s country music’s best. When: 16th October, 2015 at...
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Port Fairy - Belfast Lions Club Art Show

Once again this great art show will be held over the Christmas - New Year holiday period.   Lots of great works in all sorts of mediums on sale.  There is...
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Bloomin' Gorgeous Gardens

The Rotary Club of Port Fairy has once again gathered a selection of four lovely gardens for their annual Open Gardens Day.   So keep the date Sunday 1st November 2015 free.   Admission...
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Springtime Fete at Mortlake College

It's that time of year again, lots of fetes, markets and fairs popping up all over the district.   The Mortlake College Fete is always a great day with a huge...
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And they're racing ....Moyne Shire Mortlake Cup 2015

One of the most eagerly awaited events on the local racing calender is the annual Moyne Shire Mortlake Cup.   Held annually on Derby Day  (31 October in 2015) each year...
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Wonderful Winter Whales

It's that time of year when we see the Southern Right Whales return to our waters to breed.  These amazing mammals which can grow up to 18m in length and live to...
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Christmas Eve activities

The Moyneyana Festival gets underway on Christmas Eve and Fiddlers Green will be alive with lots of childen's activities and music.    Starting at around 4.30pm come along and let the...
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Opportunity knocks at Koroit

Just wanted to share with you this great little article on the Koroit Op Shop by Bluestone Magazine. Well done Lions Club of Koroit. http://www.bluestonemagazine.com.au/…/bag-a-bargain-in-an-…/
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Winter Weekends Producers Lunch

The Port Fairy Winter Weekends and Gourmet Port Fairy will hold our inaugural Producers Lunch at 12 noon on Saturday 4 July 2015.   As ticket sales for the event...
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The Moyne Amateur Photographic Competition

Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is holding a photographic competition. Entries must be submitted by 10 September 2015. So get out and about and capture the...
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Mortlake Artists: Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday

An art exhibition will be held on Saturday 6, Sunday 7 and Monday 8 June at the RSL Hall in Mortlake. The exhibition will showcase works of art by...
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Wildlife Art Exhibition by Brett Jarrett

This delightful exhibition which will form part of the Port Fairy Winter Weekend will showcase Bret Jarett's "The Beauty of Nature" paintings.  There will be nammal, bird and landscape paintings...
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Koroit Lions Club Art Show

The Koroit Lions Club are proud to announce their 33rd annual art show.  1982 - 2015.  There will be works in a variety of mediums, including wood, pottery, glass, jewellery and...
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Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival is a leading classical music festival in Victoria. The festival presents classical and contemporary ensemble music in fresh and collaborative programming. It combines the...
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Ex Libris, Port Fairy Festival of Words 2015

Ex Libris Port Fairy have many exciting things happening over the weekend of 11-13 September 2015 and their program of events confirms this.  The program is available from the Visitor Information Centre along...
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Enjoy the excitment of the May Racing Carnival

Tuesday the 5th of May sees the start of the annual May Race Carnival in Warrnambool, an exciting week for racing fans and those who love the glamour of the...
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ANZAC Day Services in Moyne Shire

If ANZAC Day means anything to you this year it will mean more. As this year marks the 100th anniversay of the landing on the beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula by...
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Festival Of Flowers

The annual Festival Of Flowers will be held at St. John's Anglican Church Port Fairy on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2015 from 11am to 4pm. Historic St. John's...
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Laang Vintage Engine Rally

If you love vintage vehicles; cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractors and engines then you'll love this display at Laang which is only 20 minutes east of Warrnambool. There will be...
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Big Hero 6 - A great movie for kids

A great kids movie to mark the end of the school holidays - Big Hero 6 is a Community Fundraiser and will be screened at the Reardon Theatre in Bank...
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Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club Easter Fair & Auction

  There will be a host of activities in Port Fairy over Easter (3-6 April 2015) but particularly on the Saturday 4 April as the Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club...
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Koroit Irish Festival

The popular Koroit Irish Festival in its 19th year will this year be held from Friday 1 May until Sunday 3 May 2015. The small town of Koroit certainly comes...
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Whats on in Port Fairy & Region over Easter

  Still looking for something to do at Easter? well there are lots of things happening in Port Fairy and yes, there are still vacancies at a few locations around...
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Koroit Swap Meet and Show and Shine

The Koroit Lions Club Annual Show and Shine is coming up on the 22nd March.    All the activity takes place at the showgounds in Victoria Park, High Street, Koroit.   Gates open...
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Commonwealth Sheep Dog Trials in Port Fairy

The Gardens Caravan has waved goodbye to the many families here for the summer holidays but things won't be quietening down as the sheep dogs are back in town.    ...
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Kid's Fun Day

Allansford Cheeseworld on the Great Ocean Road will be holding a Kid's Fun Day on Wednesday 20 January from 10:30am to 2:30pm. There will be free activities such as face painting,...
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Port Fairy Lighthouse makes the front cover of Australian Geographic

Wow! the Port Fairy lighthouse has made the cover of the September- October 2015 edition of Australian Geographic. There is a special feature inside on Australian lighthouses with a great...
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Calling all bargain hunters

Great news! Koroit now has its very own Op Shop run by the local Koroit & District Lions Club. It has started trading already but the official opening isn’t until...
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Just Write It! (Port Fairy)

Presented by: Krissy KneenRating: Emerging Is a workshop on Tuesday 17 February 2015 from 10am to 4pm Putting a book off till tomorrow means you will probably never write it....
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Hot Shots in Hot Spots

Over summer Port Fairy is a Hot Spot for activity – so there is nowhere better to play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots than at Port Fairy’s two Hot Shots...
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Orford Vintage Rally

This annual vintage rally attracts lovers of steam engines, stationary motors, vintage tractors and machinery from far and wide.   A beautiful treed bush block, food and drinks available. A live band...
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Peterborough Seaside Festival

When:  Saturday 10 January 2015 Time: From 3pm onwards Where: Peterborough various locations Cost: $10 per person or $30 per family (up to 3 children)m,  free entry to children 3...
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Port Fairy - Belfast Lions Annual Art Show

The 31st Annual Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club Art Show with it's impressive number of fabulous artworks, in a variety of mediums, are on display.  There are also works on display from an exhibition...

Australia Day in the Moyne Shire

Celebrate Australia Day in Port Fairy Monday, 26 January The Lions Club Port Fairy will serve  a free breakfast followed by guest speakers and awards as part of the ceremony...
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Port Fairy named as 1 of 19 Most Stunning places to go swimming in Australia

We happened upon an article that names Port Fairy as one of 19 stunning places to go swimming in Australia. So we thought we would share it with you.  Follow...
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Fantasia is coming to Port Fairy

"Fantasia" is the theme for the 67th Moyneyana Festival and New Year's Eve Procession.   A family friendly fun festival with lots to do from Christmas Eve until Australia Day. Meet...
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Port Fairy Community Race Day

Port Fairy Community Race Day, Thursday 4th December 2014 at Warrnambool Race Course is great day to come relax with friends or family while watching the races.  There will be...
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The Moyne Shire Mortlake Cup - Saturday 1 November 2014

If you enjoy the races you will certainly enjoy a day out at the Moyne Shire Mortlake Cup on Derby Day.  With Mount Shadwell as the back drop to the...
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Port Fairy Spring Music Festival 2014 program now available

The program for the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival has been  released with tickets for events now on sale through the festival website. The festival, which runs from Friday 10...
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Warrnambool Art Show

The City of Warrnambool will be holding an Art Show at the Warrnambool Primary School Performing Arts Centre, Jamieson Street on;   Saturday from 10am to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm...
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Spring has Sprung

and, Port Fairy and the surrounding towns the Moyne Shire have a whole swag of events lined up to suit almost everyone from residents to visitors. Here is a quick...
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Ex Libris Program now available

Ex Libris Port Fairy have many exciting things happening over the weekend of 5-7 September 2014 and their program of events can now confirm that.  As always there will be the...
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Ex Libris Opening Night

Ex Libris Opening Event Come and join the Port Fairy folk and the Ex Libris Committee and authors for the Opening Night of the Ex Libris Weekend. WHEN: Friday 5...

Port Fairy Community House Markets move indoors

Winter has come to Port Fairy and whilst it might be cold you will not find the folk here standing still.  Life goes on as usual with festivals and events...

Video of the Port Fairy & District Community Bank Dachshund Dash

This is one of the great highlights of the June Port Fairy Winter Weekend which we wanted to share with you.  There must have been in excess of 600 to...
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The Art Bus is at it again!

Doing the rounds of Port Fairy's galleries, studios and this time historic sites.  There will be a comprehensive and colourful history of Port Fairy and its hereitage buildings with...
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A weekend of Port Fairy indulgences

Port Fairy is at it again! another wonderful Winter Weekend. Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014 is a time for indulgence & romance in our historic town. Here are some of...
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PLEXUS: Panchromatic

The Port Fairy Winter Weekends Committee is proud to present PLEXUS: Panchromatic who will be performing at St. John's Anglican Church on Saturday 5th July at 1pm.  Tickets are currently on...
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Rising from Ashes Movie Fundraiser

Rising from Ashes- Presented by the Friends of The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail, part of the Port Fairy Winter Weekend.Rising from Ashes(M) is an award winning documentary...
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Eddie & the Exciters are coming to Port Fairy

Dance the night away with Eddie & the Exciters at the Port Fairy Winter Weekend on Friday 4 June from 8am to 11pm at The Cricket Club, Campbell Street. Enjoy...
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St Brigids Crossley Centenary Celebrations

This year, on the 27th – 29th of June, the Crossley community will celebrate an important milestone, the Centenary of St Brigids Church.In June 2014 the Crossley community and...
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Open Galleries - The Ins and Arts of Port Fairy

If you haven't been to Port Fairy before you really need to check out our galleries and studios and especially on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Queens Birthday...
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Brett Jarrett exhibition at Seacombe House

Brett Jarrett comes to Port Fairy for the June Winter Weekend. South West Victorian artist Brett Jarrett will be exhibiting more than thirty wildlife paintings at this year's Port...
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Book Now!! For Lisa Edwards.

Lisa is coming to town to perform with Michael Cristiano and her backing band over the June long weekend of 6-9 June 2014.  Lisa is best known as a...
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Australian Heritage Festival Events in Moyne

The annual Australian Heritage Festival is nearly here again.   Starting on 12th April and running through until May 26th the theme this year is "Journey's" Some of the events that...
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Pages, Pen and Paint

Remember the old saying "there is more to a book than its cover" well Jenny Laidlaw is certainly showing us that this is the case with her unique works of art....
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Ex Libris Trivia Quiz Night

The Ex Libris QUIZ NIGHT - Recognised as the best quiz night of the year in Port Fairy is on again at The Star of the West Hotel, Bank...
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Mortlake Antiques Tentshow

It's on again.  After a very successful event last year the Mortlake Historical Society is once again holding the Antique Tentshow on Sunday May 11.   Be at the Mortlake Market...
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Warrnambool Racing Carnival

This annual event on the regions calendar which is internationally known is also the largest race meet in regional Australia.  The carnival takes place from Tuesday 29 April until 1 May at the...
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The Great Irish Australian Quiz Show

The opening night of the Koroit Irish Festival (25 April 2014) will see the Koroit Theatre come alive with the 'battle of the minds'. This Quiz show which our very...
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Tower Hill Cemetery Walk

The Koroit Historical Society will take you on a journey back in time through stories and a walk around this very old cemetery.  Many of the early pioneers and settlers...
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Easter Fair! Markets! Auction!

Railway Place will be buzzing on Easter Saturday.  So make your way to Bank Street in Port Fairy and see what it's all about. There will be something for everyone; buyers...
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Have you planned your Easter get-away?

If not consider Port Fairy and what a great place it is to spend an Easter as there is so much to see and do in our town and...
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150th Celebration of the Framlingham Aboriginal Reserve.

Framlingham Aboriginal Trust is hosting a 150th anniversary celebration of the Framlingham Aboriginal Reserve on April 12th 2014 from 11am - 6.00pm.  The event is open to the whole...
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The 29th Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay

It’s Murray to Moyne time again! The 29th annual cycle relay from Mildura to Port Fairy which attracts well over 1500 riders will be taking to the road on Saturday...
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Winter Collection Fashion Parade

Do you need new ideas for your winter wardrobe well you will certainly get plenty if you attend the Port Fairy Fashionista's 'Winter Collection Fashion Parade' on Sunday 30 March...
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Koroit Lions Club Swap Meet - Show and Shine

The Koroit Lions Club will be holding their annual swap meet on Sunday March 23 at Victoria Park, High Street, Koroit. The day gets underway at 7am and there are...
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To Market, To Market

Now that the school holidays are over Port Fairy's Markets go back to their usual times and venues. The Port Fairy Community House markets are held on the 2nd and...
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Rotary International "Concert for Peace"

A Rotary International "Concert for Peace" will be held in Warrnambool on Thursday March 6.  This is the Thursday before the Port Fairy Folk Festival weekend.  The event is put together by...
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#summerinportfairy Instameet

Sun - Camera - Action     With the annual summer influx of visitors to Port Fairy the local tourism association is inviting everybody to get snapping and post their...
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All the fun of the fair......

Good food will be high on the agenda at St Patrick's Koroit school fete to be held on February 23.   The school community will be busy preparing food of all...
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Woolsthorpe Country Picnic Cabaret

The Woolsthorpe Hall, Manifold Street, Woolsthorpe will be jumping on Febraury 22, 2014.    Bec and the Big River Trio will be performing their special brand of Rockabilly Old and New...
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St Johns Flower Festival

The Festival of Flowers will be held on the weekend March 1 and 2.    Flower arrangements will fill the beautiful church and with the theme Inspired by Creativity there will...
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Koroit and Port Fairy have gone to the dogs.

The next 12 days will see two rounds of Sheep Dog Trials in the immediate district.   The first round starts on February 5, will go through to February 9 and will...
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Australia Day Weekend 2014

Where else would the spirit of Australia Day be so alive than in the Worlds Most Liveable Community (2012) - Port Fairy.   Port Fairian's certainly know how to celebrate...
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Mortlake Muster - The Drovers Dream

This Australia Day the Mortlake community will come together to celebrate the unsung heroes of our rural past - the drovers.   These colouful and highly skilled horseman have been written about...
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A Night At The Museum

The Port Fairy Historical Society presents ‘A Night at the Museum’ on Thursday  9th, 16th  and 23rd January at 8pm. No there won’t be any dinosaurs, cowboys or Indians in...
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Koroit Truck Show

The Koroit Truck Show plus Car/Bike Show and Shine is on again! Saturday 25th January 2014 the big rigs and prime movers will roll in and take their place at the Koroit...
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A Sporting Summer in Port Fairy

With the summer holidays almost upon us we have a feast of sporting activities to suit everyone. This year for the first time we have kayaking available.   Each morning at...
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Snakes alive! What's next.

If you are a budding herpotologist then this will make your day.    Black Snake Production will be here with their display of crocodiles, snakes, birds and marsupials.   There are two...
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Peterborough Seaside Festival

Friday 10 January 2014 is the date that everyone in and around Peterborough has been waiting for.   It's the 2nd annual Peterborough Seaside Festival and there's so much happening.   There...

 

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Getting Here

 

If coming from Melbourne by train/V-line coach you get the train or coach (depending on day) from Southern Cross to Warrnambool then the v-line coach through to Port Fairy.  For more information on the V-line service phone 1800 800 007 or book on-line via their website at www.vline.com.au

 

 

If you need further information please contact the Port Fairy & Region Visitor Information Centre on  (03) 5568 2682 or by email on vic@moyne.vic.gov.au


 

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