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FRIDAY

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2023

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BREAKFAST
ON THE LAWN

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

7.00AM - 9.00AM
HIGH ST, MANSFIELD
Opposite Post Office

Mansfield Autism is again hosting their annual Breakfast on the Lawn opposite the Post Office on High Street, Mansfield.

 

Join this community event to kick off the High Country Festival and enjoy eggs, bacon, sausages. toast, orange juice, sparkling wine, tea and coffee.

 

$15 Adults

$8 Kids

More details here

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HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL
OPENING NIGHT

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

4.00PM - 9.30PM
HIGH ST, MANSFIELD
Median Strip

As the sun dips below the horizon on November 3, the festivities will get underway:

Right in the heart of Mansfield, the High St Median Strip comes alive with a huge line up of food vans ready to tantalize your taste buds. From savory to sweet, a combination of local food and wine along with guests from Melbourne will set the stage for the celebrations to get underway.

Carnival rides (including a kids pirate ship!), facepainting, bubble shows and more will provide fun, laughter and excitement as the town is filled with a range of live music.

 

Bagpipes will ring out to signal the start of the ever popular torchlight parade, as we pay homage to the brave heroes of the emergency services. Finally, the climax unfolds in a burst of colour and light. Fireworks illuminate the night sky, a grand finale that leaves all in awe at the Botanic Park.

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FReeZA CONCERT
Ft JACOTENE

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

5.00PM - 8.30PM
HIGH ST, MANSFIELD
Median Strip

Headlining the FReeZA Rock Out stage is Jacotene, the Triple J Unearthed High 2022 Winner, fresh off her Australian tour support slot for G Flip. Up and comer ISHAN from Melbourne and a line up of local talent will keep your feet moving and heads nodding.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES TORCHLIGHT PARADE

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

HIGH ST, MANSFIELD

Celebrate the work of Emergency Services agencies at the CFA / Emergency Services Torchlight Procession and enjoy the fireworks as part of the High Country Festival.

The torchlight procession will begin at dusk. The procession starts at CFA in Highett St Mansfield and then works its way along High Street to gather on parade at the Mansfield Botanic Park.

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MANSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY ART EXHIBITION & SALE OPENING NIGHT

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD MASONIC LODGE, HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary 45th Art Exhibition will open on Friday 3 November and run through to Monday 6 November.

The Mansfield Rotary Club Prize will be given for the best in show and the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation Award for best local artist will be awarded.

These prizes will be judged by well known Artist and Art Consultant Richard Watson. Highly Commended, Peoples Choice and Packing Room prizes will also be awarded.

SATURDAY

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2023

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MARTINS GARAGE GRAND PARADE

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

HIGH ST, MANSFIELD

Mansfield's High streets become the backdrop for the Martins Garage Grand Parade, a lively procession of floats, local community groups, and businesses. The town's unity and creativity take centre stage as entrants vie for a range of prizes. With huge thanks to Rotary for their assistance with this event.

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AMPED UP - AMPHITHEATRE SOUND SESSIONS

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

HIGH ST AMPHITHEATRE

Join us at our new Amphitheatre space in the High St Median strip - Eastern end

Food trucks, coffee, wine & beer alongside local live musicians, drinks and more. Explore the art in the area with the sculptures, murals and interactive pieces as the art end of town comes alive!

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MANSFIELD OPEN STUDIO TRAIL (M.O.S.T)

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

An annual event on the Saturday and Sunday of the Melbourne Cup Long weekend where Mansfield Shire's artists throw open the doors of their studios to the public. See behind the studio door, see how the art is created and buy direct from the maker.

 

FOLLOW M.O.S.T SIGNS around town

and the online map 

located on their website here

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MANSFIELD BUSH MARKET

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

8.00AM - 2.00PM
HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield Bushmarket is held annually on key dates. This family friendly market is open to a wide variety of stallholders and is a popular day out for locals and visitors.

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MANSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY 
ART EXHIBITION & SALE
 

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD MASONIC LODGE, HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary 45th Art Exhibition will open on Friday 3 November and run through to Monday 6 November.

The Mansfield Rotary Club Prize will be given for the best in show and the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation Award for best local artist will be awarded.

These prizes will be judged by well known Artist and Art Consultant Richard Watson. Highly Commended, Peoples Choice and Packing Room prizes will also be awarded.

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MEDIAN TO RARE
SCULPTURE COMPETITION

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

8.00AM - 2.00PM
HIGH ST, MANSFIELD
Opposite Post Office

This annual Mansfield outdoor sculpture exhibition has been running for 28 years in 2023.

  Each year the exhibition welcomes outdoor sculpture of all sorts. In fact just about anything goes! Entries are displayed for one day only on the median strip across from Australia Post.

Audiences are presented with a fantastic array of entries from sculptors in all kinds of media, from beginner to expert. 

SUNDAY

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2023

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NORTH EAST SKATE PARK SERIES
MANSFIELD

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD SKATE PARK

Scoot, skate or ride!

It's Mansfield's time to shine.

Come along to Rampage Skate Park in Highett St Mansfield to see our best riders and skaters compete for prizes. Entries are welcome and all abilities are catered for.

The North East Skate Park Series is an all-ages youth skate, BMX and scooter competition and music event which will be held at skate parks across the northeast of Victoria. Enjoy Barbecues, music, and tons of giveaways.

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MANSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
ART EXHIBITION & SALE 

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD MASONIC LODGE, HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary 45th Art Exhibition will open on Friday 3 November and run through to Monday 6 November.

The Mansfield Rotary Club Prize will be given for the best in show and the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation Award for best local artist will be awarded.

These prizes will be judged by well known Artist and Art Consultant Richard Watson. Highly Commended, Peoples Choice and Packing Room prizes will also be awarded.

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MANSFIELD OPEN STUDIO TRAIL (M.O.S.T)

SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

An annual event on the Saturday and Sunday of the Melbourne Cup Long weekend where Mansfield Shire's artists throw open the doors of their studios to the public. See behind the studio door, see how the art is created and buy direct from the maker.

 

FOLLOW M.O.S.T SIGNS around town

and the online map 

located on their website here

MONDAY

MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2023

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MANSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
ART EXHIBITION & SALE 

MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD MASONIC LODGE, HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary 45th Art Exhibition will open on Friday 3 November and run through to Monday 6 November.

The Mansfield Rotary Club Prize will be given for the best in show and the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation Award for best local artist will be awarded.

These prizes will be judged by well known Artist and Art Consultant Richard Watson. Highly Commended, Peoples Choice and Packing Room prizes will also be awarded.

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INDIGENOUS MULLUM WETLANDS WALK

MONDAY 6 NOVEMBER

MEET AT MANSFIELD VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Learn about the Indigenous flora, bush tucker and practices in this entertaining and educational walk with local Vern Simsen and Peter Roberts who recently assisted with Poa Grass burning for Mansfield Shire Council. Followed by a cuppa and yarn at the Gadhaba Gathering Place or Visitor Information Centre (weather dependant).

FREE but register here

TUESDAY

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2023

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MARKS IGA MELBOURNE CUP DAY

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD RACECOURSE

Our racing is that bit more relaxed, more fun, and more connected.

Come and support the local community and enjoy the up-close racing action that you'll only get in the country. Whether you are looking for country casual or a catered experience, there are packages to suit everybody!

Country Racing at Mansfield, it's our racing and it's yours too, the moment you arrive.

Free shuttle buses
1. Town shuttle running between 11.00am and 5.00pm
From outside Mansfield Court House to Main Gate and return

2. Merrijig Bus (bookings essential via events@mansfieldraces.com.au)
Depart Merrijig Motor Inn 10.30am
Return Main Gate 5.00pm

3. Bonnie Doon Bus (bookings essential via events@mansfieldraces.com.au)
Depart Bonnie Doon Hotel 10.30am
Return Main Gate 5.00pm

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MANSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY
ART EXHIBITION & SALE 

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER

MANSFIELD MASONIC LODGE, HIGHETT ST, MANSFIELD

The Mansfield District Hospital Auxiliary 45th Art Exhibition will open on Friday 3 November and run through to Monday 6 November.

The Mansfield Rotary Club Prize will be given for the best in show and the Harry and Clare Friday Foundation Award for best local artist will be awarded.

These prizes will be judged by well known Artist and Art Consultant Richard Watson. Highly Commended, Peoples Choice and Packing Room prizes will also be awarded.

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