Rodeo riders from all corners of the country travel to Omeo to participate in this traditional Easter Saturday event.
A fun-packed program of events and activities, ranging from bull riding and roping to barrel races and steer riding will keep everyone entertained from mid morning to sun down.
Dinner Plain Geebung Polo
On Easter Sunday, a colourful exhibition of horsemanship and polo skills will take place at Cobungra Station. Witness the High Country cattlemen of the 'Geebung' team take on the city slicker 'Cuff n Collar' team.
The day starts with the announcer reciting Banjo Patterson's famous poem "The Geebung Polo Club", after which the event is named. This event is not only about polo - the organisers promise an abundance of support events and happenings to keep the whole family entertained.
Live music will complete the picture for what is expected to be an extremely exciting day. Approximately 3,000 are expected to revel in the atmosphere and get into the festive spirit.
Gates open 10am. Polo begins at Midday
Children $15 (under 15 yrs old – under 4 for free)
Family $70 (2 adults - 3 children)
Book online to go in the draw to WIN prizes!
For more information call: Dinner Plain Visitors Information Centre ph 1300 73 43 65.
Cool Wine Challenge Dinner
The Annual Cross Country “Pub to Pub" Race
The Annual Cross Country “Pub to Pub takes place in August. This 14 km race from the General Store in Mount Hotham to Dinner Plain Hotel is an event for skiers of all ages and abilities, and you're likely to see first year skiers lining up with Australian champions.
While we encourage everyone to get involved, the event requires that you are able to ski the 14 kilometres without assistance within three hours and be able to cope with the unforgiving conditions that this mountain can often produce.
Here's the main things you need to know
- Race Registration is in The General Store (in Hotham village, next to the BigD lift centre) from 9.00 am to 10.30 am on Race Day. No entries are accepted after this time so we ask you to use the on line entry forms on this site to save us and yourselves time. Link to entry form below.
- Race Entry is $15 for Adults and $5 for juniors (under 18) tbc
- Presentation will commence at the Dinner Plain Hotel at 2.00 pm
- Buses are available to take you back to Hotham from Dinner Plain (first after the presentations is at 3.35 - time to be confirmed)
- There are no food or drink stations en route - if you think you may need something you'll need to carry it with you.
Advance Pet Food Sled Dog Challenge
9th - 10th August 2014
Dinner Plain is the only Australian Alpine Village where sled dogs are allowed to race - only during a particular weekend under strict permit conditions. Spectators are most welcome, but it is stressed that dogs not competing be left at home.
Celebrating more than 15 years of successful sled dog racing, this race is held over the weekend of 11th & 12th August 2012 with 2, 3, 4 and 6 dog teams competing. This annual event showcases the top dogs of sled dog racing in Australia and is unique because it is the only Australian snow-based race of its kind.
Over 65 Mushers (dog team drivers) and more than 350 sled dogs are expected to compete in this year's event. The race is held over two days with times recorded on both days. The team who completes the course both days in the fastest time wins.
Spectators attending the weekend are in for a unique experience. They will see and hear plenty of enthusiastic sled teams with howling and excited snow-dogs. There will be many spectators and media jostling for the best vantage points.
During this weekend the spectators would be treated to freight sled pulling demonstrations, snow ball throwing and snowman building competition for the kids, BBQ, souvenir stands, pumped competitors, presentation and celebration. This all contributes to a colourful and electric atmosphere.
Race Start times:
Saturday 9.00am to 1.30pm - followed by lunch
Sunday 9.00am to 12.30pm - followed by awards
Robert Stevens 0412 327 997
Sue Simmons 0412 161801
Mount Hotham February 2014
Three days of Music & Indulgence, on two stages in the middle of nowhere, with the luxury of everything!
Tickets on sale now!!
Visit website for more information
Hinnomunjie Picnic Races March 2014
Experience picnic races at its best at this unique racecourse high up in the Australian Alps. With 6 trophy races and a wide range of side attractions the Hinnomunjie Races is the perfect family event for the long weekend.
Admission - Adults $12, Teenagers $8, kids under 12 free
See you there!!!
Up the Creek Discovery Festival
The Annual "Up the Creek Discovery" Rally is held at Swifts Creek and offers a whole heap of fun and enjoyment! Make this part of your Labour Day Weekend each year. Some of the great activities are:
4WD Discovery Rally
Stalls selling home made jams and cakes
Primary school fete
CWA 'Festival of Flowers'
Pioneer skills display
All these events have great prizes
LOCATION: Starts at the Swifts Creek Police Station between 8 am and 10am. Presentation at Albion Hotel Swifts Creek at 8:30pm.
HOTHAM CHALLENGE RIDE
10 - 12 March 2012
Challenge yourself on Victoria's Great Alpine Road with grades of up to 18% and an average grade of 4.8% over the 38km Hotham Summit climb. Three days, seven ride legs to choose from. For further information follow this link.
Tambo Valley Races
Come to the Tambo Valley Races for the final great event in the Alpine Discovery Festival. Have some fun with family and friends. Watch the horses and bid on them, while enjoying a cool drink. Fun for adults and children. As well as the 6 horse races, including the legendary Swifts Creek Cup.
Other events include:
Fashions on the Field for all ages
The popular lolly drop from Ben Buckley's plane