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Picks of the week March 19 to 25

We have just got over the Highland Gathering, Festival by the Sea at Barwon Heads, St Patricks Festivities and Kana Festival ……but the March fun just doesn’t slow down yet!. This week is just as big… Here are a few highlights.

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Lara Food and Wine Festival

Last year thousands turned out to the grounds of the magnificent Pirra Homestead for a day of great food, entertainment and some of our region’s best wines. This year looks like being just as huge with Master Chef Matt Preston being amongst one of the celebrities at the festival.  Read More

The Leigh Fest

One of the biggest festivals held in the Golden Plains is the Leigh Fest, which runs over both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The festivities start on Saturday night with a  movie night and music in Lawson Park. On Sunday there is is a huge kids program, bands, markets and plenty of family fun.

The Golden Plain Arts Trail

This should be a very interesting event, with an exhibition of over 60 artist’s works at 33 venues around the Golden Plains. Many of the festival’s venues have entertainment and food, and not forgetting some of the Golden Plains best wines.

Hot Rod Show

Another highlight of the Golden Plains this Sunday is a huge hot-rod show at the Dog Rocks Pub; this is an annual event and is always huge with a large turnout of magnificent machines.

 Deans Marsh Festival

There’s plenty of fun at this great festival on Sunday the 25th, with lots of music, arena events including dog jumping, tug of war, sheep dog demonstrations and the running of the Gift. There will be sustainability talks, raffles, auctions and a special welcoming to Country by Wathaurong.  Kids are going to love this festival with so much for them to see and do , face painting, llamas, art and craft workshops, rids and animal farm just to name a few. The fun starts at 10.


Its the 4th weekend of the month and a few highlight include.

Newtown Farmers Market

Saturday morning’s Newtown Farmers Market is the perfect place to find freshest of produce, it can  can be found to the left of Shannon Avenue just as head down the hill past Fyans Street.

 The Piccadilly Market 

The Piccadilly Market returns to Deakin’s Waterfront Campus on Sunday. This was a huge hit last year amazing items including crafts, handmade jewellery, decretive items for the home, clothing and plenty of interesting and amazing items- it’s well worth a visit.

Music & Shows

There are huge names playing Geelong this week including The Wiggles who will be playing the Costa Hall at Deakin on Saturday and Sunday, it promises to be wiggly fun for all.

Legendary US band the Platters play the Geelong Performing Arts Centre on the 22nd, while country star Becky Cole plays the Gateway Hotel on the 21st.


Meal Deals

The list just keeps getting better- thanks for all your suggestions- and keep the coming!

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

Parmi and Pot night at the Groove Train

Cider Sundays at the Cremorne