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Picks of the week March 5 – 11

Last week saw a damp All Holden Day and spectacular sunshine for the Wallington Strawberry Fair. This week there are also plenty of highlights including the Chryslers by the Bay and the Wooden Boat Festival.

See our gig guides, and what’s on pages for more details and an extensive listing.

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Ocean Grove Apple Fair
Friday the 9th sees annual Apple Fair take over the Ocean Grove Primary School. The fun family twilight event is always popular with delicious food and wine, live music, children’s activities and carnival rides. The fun starts about 4pm so get there early to enjoy the fun. Vist our gallery

Wooden Boat Festival
The March Labour Day weekend will see the Royal Geelong Yacht Club come to life with a huge flotilla of wooden boats. The Whyte, Just & Moore Lawyers Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong returns to our waterfront again this year for another great event. More info…

Barwon Water’s Sustainable Home & Garden Expo

The grass land of Steampacket Gardens has been transformed into a huge expo full of inspirational ideas on how to create a sustainable living enviroment. Entry is free and there are dozens of exhibitors and plenty of speakers and shows including TV’s Rob Gell, Catriona Rowntree, The Block’s Josh and Jenna, Vasili Kanidiadis and Geelong’s own Denis Walter. Visit our gallery

Chryslers by the Bay
Chrysler lovers from all across the region are expected to fill the Geelong Grammar School Ovel this Sunday the 11th of March for the 16th annual Chryslers by the Bay Show and Shine. More Info…

Bellarine Show
With 22 years of heritage, the Bellarine Show is one of the most popular and best events on the Bellarine Peninsula’s event calendar. The 2012 event will be held on the 11th of March which is the Labour Day long weekend at the Portarlington Recreation Reserve. More Info…

Geelong Food and Wine Show
The Labour Day weekend of March 10 and 11 will see the best of Geelong’s food and wine on Geelong’s waterfront for what promises to be a great event.
More Info…

Golden Plains Music Festival
This weekend the Golden Plains Music Festival takes over Meredith. Tickets are sold out for this huge event, if you are one of the lucky thousands who landed yourself a ticket, we wish you a great weekend.


Here are a few of the markets on around the region this weekend.

Airey’s Inlet Community Market. More Info…
Birregurra Market. More Info…
Central Geelong Farmers Market. More Info…
Point Lonsdale Market. More Info…

Music & Shows

visit our Gig Guide for more shows


360 at the Bended Elbow (sold out)

Canyons at the Eureka

Anglsea Music Fundraiser at the Anglesea Hall

Parway Drive – The Arena (was previously booked at Bended Elbow)

The Regular Boys – play the Grovedale Hotel


Closure in Moscow at the Bended Elbow

Sybreed at the Courthouse


Pippa Wilson at the Minya Winery

DJ Cronic at Home House


Some Meal Deals

Thanks to everyone who has been sending us the best meal deals from around Geelong’s pubs and clubs, the list is growing into a full week of fun.

Some of the highlights this week include


The Valley Inn -$10 Schnitzel Night

The Bended Elbow – Parmi Night

Torquay Hotel $16 Pot & Parmi

Cremorne – $12 parmis in 8 flavours


Sir Charles Darling & The Bush Inn – $12 Steak Night

The Sporting Globe – $13 Eye Fillet Night

The Bended Elbow – Steak Night

Torquay Hotel $16 Pot & Parmi

Cremorne – $12 parmis in 8 flavours

Carington Hotel – $14 steak night


The Sporting Globe – $13 Chicken Parma Night

Parmi Night at the RSL in Belmont

Parmi Day at the Barking Dog

$12 TBone and Rump night at the Cremorne


The Sporting Globe $10 Burger Night

The Bended Elbow – $10 Pie Night

Cider Sundays at the Cremorne