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Top 10 Victorian Events for June 2019

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Published May 23rd 2019
Out & About in Victoria in June
Here's a Top-10 List of Victorian Events to get you out and about in Melbourne and Regional Victoria throughout June 2019.

1 Heathcote On Show

Heathcote comes alive over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, Saturday 8th to Monday 10th June, with Heathcote On Show celebrating this district's produce and in particular, its world-beating wines.

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The Heathcote Wine Hub is a one-stop shop for wines from the Heathcote region and a popular spot during Heathcote On Show. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill / Footloose Media


There'll be a huge array of events including tastings, wine dinners, masterclasses, food & entertainment and 26 Cellar doors open throughout the region.

Getting There ..

Heathcote is 124-Kilometres north of Melbourne, just over a 90-minute drive via the Hume Freeway/M31 and the Northern Highway/B75.

For more information, go to www.heathcoteonshow.com.au or telephone Heathcote Visitor Information Centre on (03) 5433 3121.


2. Winter Wine Weekend

The annual Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association Winter Wine Weekend is again, scheduled to be staged over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend from Saturday 8th to Monday 10th June.

The opening event for the weekend is an exhibition and tasting held at Red Hill Showgrounds on Saturday between 11 AM and 4 PM. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste as many as 200 premium wines from 47 wineries and matched with a menu prepared by 9 chefs and a cheese maker.

The rest of the weekend is given over to visiting the warm and inviting Cellar doors of the Mornington Peninsula.

A cozy Cellar Door might be just the spot to make new friends this winter.


Getting There ..

Red Hill is 84-Kilometres south of Melbourne, just over an hour's drive via the Monash Freeway/M1 and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway/M11.

For full details, a comprehensive list of participating wineries, cost, online bookings and ticket sales go to www.mpva.com.au
For additional information telephone (03) 5989 2377.


3. Castlemaine Jazz Festival

The annual Castlemaine Jazz Festival is back bigger and better than ever for 2019.

Over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, Friday 7th to Monday 10th June, more than 50 bands and 300 musicians will perform at multiple venues throughout Castlemaine.

The program includes trad jazz, big-bands, bebop, jazz fusion and contemporary styles.

Getting There ..

Castlemaine is 130-Kilometres northwest of Melbourne, just over a 90-minute drive via the Calder Freeway/M79.

For full details, ticketing and online bookings, go to www.castlemainejazzfestival.com.au

For additional information, Email: info@castlemainejazzfestival.com.au

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The annual Castlemaine Jazz Festival draws fans from around the country.



4. World Jousting Championship

Warragul's Lardner Park will host the 2019 World Jousting Championship over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd June.

The park will resound o the thunder of hooves as knights gallop head-on at each other, lances poised to strike their opponent anywhere between the bottom of his shield and the top of his helmet.

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Knights in shining armour doing battle the old fashioned way are sure to be a crowd pleaser at the World Jousting Championship.


As well as witnessing the jousting visitors will transported back to a historic Middle Ages village complete with a trebuchet (a giant medieval catapult), a birds of prey display archery, a knight school for kids, Viking battles and a medieval tavern.

Getting There ..

Lardner Park is 108-Kilometres southeast of Melbourne, just under a 90-minute drive via the Monash and Princes Freeway/M1.

Full details of ticketing options and online bookings are available at www.worldjoustingchampionship.com.au
For additional information Email:
andrew@worldjoustingchampionship.com.au


5. National Celtic Festival

Whether it's an Irish jig or a Scottish highland fling that gets your toes tapping, you won't want to miss the National Celtic Festival to be staged at Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, from Friday 7th to Monday 10th June.

Enjoy a long weekend of Celtic music, dance, theatre and storytelling at a variety of venues in Portarlington.
This weekend has everything pipe bands, Celtic dance troupes, local & international entertainers even a highland cattle show.

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The National Celtic Festival is a celebration of Celtic life, in particular dance and music.


Getting There ..

Portarlington is 103-Kilometres south of Melbourne, just over a 90-minute drive via the Princes Freeway/M1 and the C123.

Full details of ticketing options and pricing can be found at www.nationalcelticfestival.com

For additional information and enquiries telephone 0437 345 870.


6. Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show


The Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show is a great opportunity for a day out with family and friends experiencing new foods, wines and the very latest products.

Top chefs, including Matt Moran George Calombaris and Maggie Beer, will appear at the Princess Cruises theatre, there'll be a VIP Lounge presented by Margaret River Wines, regional exhibitions, master classes and the Good Food Village.

Commencing Friday 31st May the Good Food & Wine Show runs until Sunday 2nd June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf.

Advanced bookings are available online until 28th May.

For full details, ticketing options & prices and online advanced bookings go to www.goodfoodshow.com.au

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An Army of chefs .....


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..... great local produce and some excellent wines all feature in a long list of events to be enjoyed throughout Victoria during June.



7. June Long Weekend at Pomonal Estate

If you find yourself in the west of the State of over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, the 8th & 9th June, you could a lot worse than spend some time at Pomonal Estate, a winery, microbrewery and Cider House with on-site accommodation located just 10-minutes from Halls Gap, the heart of the fabulous Grampians.

With the Cellar Door open from 10 AM to 5 PM on both days, you'll have the opportunity to taste some great wines by the glass or sample paddles of both beer and cider. There'll be live music, wood-fired pizzas and tasting platters to help make this a very relaxed weekend in one of Victoria's premier tourism districts.

Established in 2017, Pomonal Estate wines include Riesling, Shiraz and a fortified Shiraz. There's Milly & Molly dry and semi-sweet cider, Clever Bird Ginger Beer and some great local brews including the intriguingly named Pobblebonk Pomonal Pale Ale.

Getting There

At the foot of The Grampians, Pomonal Estate is 240-Kilometres west of Melbourne, just under a 3-hour drive via Ballarat on the National Highway/M8.

You'll find all the necessary details on the website at www.pomonalestate.com.au by telephone on 0448 983 248 or Email: info@pomonalestate.com.au


8. Woodend Winter Arts Festival


Tickets are selling fast for 15th annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival, a showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria's best food & wine regions.

Staged over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, from Friday 7th to Monday 10th June, the event kicks off with opening night fireworks on the Friday followed by three days of everything from Poetry at the Pub to Schubert's Trout Quintet, Vivaldi L'estro to pottery and art exhibitions, a workshop on self-publishing and a Festival Finale Dinner held at the Victoria Hotel.

Getting There ..

Woodend is 71-Kilometres northwest of Melbourne, about a 1-hour drive via the Calder Freeway/M79.

Get all the details on the full program and ticketing on the website at www.woodendwinterartsfestival.org.au by telephone on 0447 570 327, or by Email: woodendwinterarts@gmail.com

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Events like Woodend's Winter Arts Festival and Mornington Winter Music Festival showcase a diverse range of local and international talent.


9. Mornington Winter Music Festival

Mornington comes alive over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, Friday 7th to Monday 10th June, for the 7th annual Mornington Winter Music Festival.

The 2019 festival features a host of talent showcasing an exciting program of traditional and modern jazz alongside Blues and other music genres.

Venues as diverse as Barmah Park Winery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Mornington Yacht Club will feature a long list of artists including Kissing Harriet, Wilbur Wilde & The Troublemakers, Oskar Proy, The Chris Commerford Band and Coco Michelle to name just a few.

On Sunday, you'll be able to step back in time and jump aboard a Heritage Jazz Train running from Mornington Station at 11 AM and again at 12.15 PM with onboard performances by roots & Blues performer Jarrod Shaw.

Getting There ..


Mornington 8s 72-Kilometres south of Melbourne, just under a 1-hour drive via the Monash and Princes Freeway/M1.

To see a full line-up of artists, check prices or get tickets, go to www.morningtonmusicfestival.com.au For additional information, telephone (03) 5975 4522


10. Rutherglen Winery Walkabout

Rutherglen has long been at the forefront of Australian wine production and the annual Rutherglen Winery Walkabout, Victoria's original wine festival, has been attracting enthusiastic wine lovers for well over 40-years.

Held over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, this year's event will run over Saturday and Sunday 8th & 9th June.

A General Admission ticket - Winery Walkabout, gets you access to wine tastings at 19 wineries, live music & entertainment winery tours and lots more right around the Rutherglen district and there'll be an official Walkabout shuttle-bus for drop-off and pick-up at participating Cellar Doors.

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Rutherglen Winery Walkabout attracts enthusiastic wine lovers to Victoria's northeast wine region every year.


Getting There ..

Rutherglen is 294-Kilometres north east of Melbourne, just over a 3-hour drive via the Hume Freeway/M31 and the C376.

For full details, a list of participating venues, cost and online ticketing go to www.winerywalkabout.com.au or call Winery Walkabout Customer Service on (02) 6064 2100 between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday to Friday.
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Why? Get out and enjoy everything Victoria has to offer in June.
When: Throughout June 2019
Phone: See the individual events for contact details
Where: Venues throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Cost: See the individual event websites for costs and on-line bookings.
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