What’s on in May 2024 in Victoria?

Join us for the 31st Grampians Grape Escape: A Celebration of Western Victoria’s Finest Wine, Food & Music!

Experience three incredible days packed with flavour, fun, and festivities. Kick off the excitement with Feel-Good Friday featuring live bands setting the mood for the weekend. The festival village opens in full swing on Saturday and Sunday, with 100 exhibitors to explore.

Meet esteemed guest chefs Tim Bone, Nornie Bero, Karen Martini and Matthew Evans, engage in the thrilling Barrique Auction, savour exhibitor tastings and gourmet treats from festival food trucks. Watch your little ones unleash their creativity in the David O Jones Little Adventurers Precinct, or refine your culinary skills at a masterclass. Plus, support the region’s top food, wine, beer, and cider artisans.

Click HERE for the full program and start planning your culinary adventures.

Homegrown Drops

The Grampians, Pyrenees & Henty region boasts Australia’s finest winemakers, dedicated to perfecting every drop. Constant experimentation, boundary-pushing techniques, and relentless dedication lead these wineries to consistent award-winning excellence. If wine isn’t your thing, boutique beer, cider and other distillery delights are sure to tempt you.

Paddock to Plate

For food enthusiasts, a plethora of delectable options beckons! Explore diverse offerings from festival food trucks and sample an array of producer delights. Dive into masterclasses hosted by local exhibitors, enjoy cooking demos by Tim Bone, Nornie Bero, Karen Martini, Chefs and Dogs and Matthew Evans. A feast for the senses awaits!

Live Music

Immerse yourself in the beats of a brilliantly talented line-up of live artists. We deeply value supporting original artists and live music as a critical component of the industry. At GGE, experience the good vibes from 17 bands across three days, the perfect accompaniment to your food and wine indulgence.

Little Adventurers

As parents savour the wine and beats, kids will revel in heaps of outdoor fun. The David O Jones Mitre 10 Little Adventurers Precinct offers a tonne of activities, alongside multiple stop-and-play stations across the festival grounds, and a thrilling rock climbing wall. There’s plenty of excitement for everyone!

Feel-Good Friday

This year, Feel-Good-Friday is more than just showcasing five amazing bands; it’s a community gathering that will support fire-impacted wineries, Pomonal Estate and Mountainside Wines. Dinner is easy with 3-4 food trucks, giving a taste of what’s to come come Saturday. So kick start your weekend early!

Grampians Getaway

Why rush? Add to your adventure by extending your stay for an extra day or two. Hike to a lookout hike, traverse the Grampians Way Touring Route, encounter the Halls Gap Zoo, or embrace tranquility at the base of a waterfall. Alternatively, plan a return trip to create lasting memories in the Grampians!