Annual Festivals and Events

The SheppARTon Festival is held every year in March.
The SheppARTon Festival is held every year in March.

Life in Greater Shepparton is always worth celebrating and during the year festivals highlight all that is great in the region.

Life in Greater Shepparton is always worth celebrating and during the year festivals highlight all that is great in the region.

It's no surprise that food and wine feature high on the festival agenda, beginning with International Dairy Week in January, Mooroopna Fruit Salad Day in February, the Taste of Tatura and the Shepparton Festival all in March.

Sport comes to the forefront with the World Cup Show Jumping, Half Ironman Triathlon and motor events including the huge Spring Car Nationals in November each year.

The Exhibition and Events Complex in Tatura hosts many and varied events throughout the year. This complex, known as Tatura Park, is the home of the world renowned International Dairy Week and also hosts major equestrian events, product exhibitions, etc.

More information about these festivals and events may be obtained from the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre.

Call toll-free on 1800 808 839.

January

  • Goulburn Valley Junior Tennis Tournament
  • International Dairy Week (Tatura)
  • Australia Day Celebrations
  • Pop Up Cinema
  • Greater Shepparton Junior Masters
  • Shepparton Harness Racing Gold Cup

February

  • GV Quarter Horse & Western Riding Summer Sizzler
  • Shepparton Summer City Market
  • Shepparton Motor Museum Annual Motor Show

March

  • TatFest
  • Shepparton Festival
  • Welsh National Championships
  • Converge on the Goulburn
  • Antiques, Arms, Antique Militaria Expo
  • Shepparton Woodwork Show
  • Albanian Harvest Festival
  • Andalusian Horse Association National Championships

Easter

  • Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament
  • SPC KidsTown Easter Egg-Stravaganza

April

  • Rotary Motor Show and Market Day
  • Merrigum Museum Annual Heritage Day

May

  • GV Bird Club Annual Sale
  • Shepparton Custom Bike, Car & Tattoo Show
  • GV Reining Horse Association Buckle Up & Slide

June

  • Annual Sled Dog Dash
  • Tatura Art Show
  • Shepparton Junior Cycling Tour

July

  • Tatura Showjumping Classic
  • Nerdmania

August

  • Shepparton Winter City Market
  • Tatura Dressage Classic
  • Tatura Indoor Classic Showjumping Championships
  • Shepparton Marathon

September

  • Emerald Bank Heritage Rally
  • Shepparton Swap Meet
  • Dookie Wine Show
  • Mammoth Scale Fly In
  • Fruit Loop Ride
  • Australian National Piano Award (biennial)
  • GVFL Football/Netball Finals
  • KidsFest
  • National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity
  • Southern Seven Cutting Horse Association Championships

October

  • Shepparton Agricultural Show
  • Relay for Life
  • Dookie Agricultural Show
  • Dookie Military Vehicle Rally
  • Victorian Arabian Horse Club Muster

November

  • Northern Victorian Show Jumping World Cup Qualifier
  • OUTintheOPEN Festival
  • Spring Car Nationals
  • Challenge Shepparton
  • Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride
  • Victorian Open Bowls Championships
  • Victorian Quarter Horse State Show
  • Arabian Championships Victoria

December

  • Toolamba Bush Christmas Festival
  • Murchison Twilight Christmas Festival
  • Italian Plate Day (Racing)
  • Greater Shepparton Junior Basketball Tournament
  • Carols by Candlelight celebrations
  • Shepparton Junior Tennis Classic
  • Victorian All Welsh
  • Christmas Track Cycling Festival
  • New Year’s Eve Festival

More information

More information about these festivals and events may be obtained from the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre. Call toll free 1800 808 839 or view our online Calendar of Events.

Greater Shepparton also hosts an extensive calendar of performing arts and performances. For a full comprehensive listing visit the Riverlinks website.