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The Monthly Round Up - What's On in October

The Monthly Round Up - What's On in October

With so much happening every single day in Geelong and The Bellarine, we figured we'd try and round up a bunch of the upcoming events for your planning pleasure. Every single month.

It's not a full list, but it's a start!

(Props to @kardiniapark for the cover)


The ‘Coming Soons’...

October Friday Nights at Shadowfax

4 – 25 October

Every Friday night in October, boutique winery, Shadowfax will open their restaurant for a relaxed and fun night of live music, great food and wine of course!

The Potato Shed Presents

This October the Potato Shed is playing host to a plethora of plays, musical stylings and comedy feasts.  Scheduled shows include…

  • Sherlock Holmes and a Woman's Wit, 6 October - Radio magic is brought to life before your eyes as Lux Radio Theatre recreates the halcyon days of the radio play in Sherlock Holmes and a Woman’s Wit.
  • The Al Jolson Story, 8 October - a story of a consummate entertainer and the first true solo star on Broadway, Al Johnson.
  • My Brilliant Divorce, 11 and 12 October – the Australian production of the much-loved London West End show comes to the Potato Shed. The show is a cathartic look at one of the most emotional things people go through… divorce.
  • Geelong Harmony Chorus: Sing into Spring, 13 October - Geelong’s popular a cappella women’s chorus group will perform their trademark four part ringing harmonies in an afternoon packed with music and fun.

State of Wellness Women's Summit

10 October

An event set to empower women and spark a healthy, happy, successful, resilient and balanced life.  Hear from respected, innovative and inspiring expert speakers from all aspects of the health, wellness and conscious living in an interactive day.

Grapest 5K Run – Leura Park Estate

12 October

Back by popular demand at the incomparable Leura Park Estate is the 2019 Grapest 5km Run; a 5k or 10k run followed by a thoroughly well-deserved cool-down wine-tasting waddle.

Crusty Demons - Rise Of The Demons Tour

12 October

Extreme freestyle motocross legends, the Crusty Demons, take to their bikes at Geelong’s own GMHBA Stadium.  Get ready for these dare devils on dirt bikes, their infamous quarterpipe, new tricks and total carnage.

Harrison Craig sings Elton John Love Songs

12 October

Australia’s very own crooner and winner of The Voice 2013, Harrison Craig, takes to the stage to perform the emotional, intimate and soulful love songs of the great Sir Elton John.  ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Candle In The Wind’, ‘Sacrifice’ and more are all performed with Harrison Craig’s trademark rich vocal tones.

Maiden – Geelong

16 October

Screening at Village Cinema Geelong for one night only is Maiden; the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. 

Trivia Night at Queenscliff Brewhouse

17 October

Eat  - Drink-  Think – Win.  Join the Queenscliff Brewhouse crew for a night of trivia with a twist; a gold coin donation per head and the winning table gets to choose a local club to donate all proceeds to.  Show em your smarts! 

Cooking Classes presented by Dwayne Bourke

18 October

Learn, experience, laugh and feast your way through a ‘Successful Dinner Party’ – The October instalment of Cooking Classes with Dwayne Bourke.  Join Dwayne, Executive Chef at Jack Rabbit Vineyard and one of the region’s most dynamic chefs, as he escorts you on a hands-on journey for the senses.

Provenance Spring Banquet

19 October

Feast among the wine barrels at Provenance’s Spring Banquet; a specially designed menu from Chef, Will Manning, curated to complement Provenance’s elegant and delicious wines.  The sumptuous food and award-winning wines will be accompanied by live, evocative Spanish music throughout the evening.

Every Friday in October

Vino and Vinyl! Wine and wax come together in a delicious mix, with full a la carte menu and a happy hour from 4-6pm every Friday! Great tunes and wines combined.

Geelong Wine Show Gold Medal Public Tasting

20 October

Taste your way through a selection of 15 plus Gold Trophy wines and delicious charcuterie and cheese grazing platters at this public tasting event of the Geelong Wine Show.

Bet 365 Geelong Cup 2019

23 October

Geelong’s biggest racing and community event – The Bet 365 Geelong Cup.  Pop on your finery and head to the track for some fun and a flutter.

The Story of Lethbridge Pinot Noir Tasting

23 October

Join Ray Nadeson, winemaker at Lethbridge Wines, as he tells the delectable tale of the Lethbridge Pinot Noir; a insightful narrative on how the diverse subregions of Geelong contributed to Lethbridge’s infamous Pinot Noir.

Art Quilt Australia

Until 16 December

A biennial juried exhibition that showcases textile manipulation, colour, texture and diversity of mixed media in the time-honoured form of quilts.

The ‘Almost Overs’…

The Bellarine People's Choice Art Awards

Until 6 October

It’s a celebration of the region’s talented artists at the Bellarine People’s Art Awards 2019. Unlike many other art prizes, awards will not be decided by external judges, instead they will be determined by you, the visitors.  Take your time appreciating the diversity of artworks and then cast your vote.

Little River Annual Art Exhibition

5 – 6 October

This highly acclaimed art exhibition promotes and sells the work of talented local and regional artists.

Festival of Sport

6 October

You are invited to partake in one jam-packed day of movement at the Festival of Sport.  With over 60 different ‘come and try’ activations including stand-up paddle boarding, basketball, skateboarding, a triathlon and much, there will be plenty for every member of the family to enjoy.

Teton Gravity Research: Winterland at Geelong

6 October

A story of adventure and passion, Winterland presented by The North Face celebrates athletes’ connection to the roots of skiing and snowboarding and showcases the pure joy that is found in the place where earth and sky collide.