November 2015

Historic Display Mansfield Mansfield Historical Society, located in the historic old Mansfield Railway Station, has a new exhibition. Open Friday Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Entry by gold coin donation.
Mansfield Zoo – Lion feeding will be 1.30pm every Saturday and Sunday. Hand feed most of the
animals in the zoo, including the monkeys. See the Chicken Run! See over 400 free range hens and the bus they live in at night! Open daily 10am. Call Bronwen on 5777 3576.
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
call 5775 2049 or see website for details of this month’s screening sessions.


HIGH COUNTRY FESTIVAL – including art exhibitions, performances, music, fireworks, open gardens, and other community events. The Grand Parade, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks are still a highlight of the festival but there are so many more wonderful events – with the finale being the Mansfield Picnic Races.
Full program details can be found at, or pick up a program at the Mansfield Visitor Information Centre.

Friday 1 – High Country Festival evening events: approx 7.00 pm – Torchlight Parade in Main Street Mansfield, followed by fireworks. Follow the crowd.

Sat 2nd – High Country Alpaca Display. See and learn about alpacas and the high quality garments made from their incredibly soft fibre. 9am-3pm, High Street Reserve opposite Post Office.
– All sorts of events all day in Mansfield and surrounding district,

Sat 2nd and Sun 3rdArt Studios Open – See the artists at work and take home an original at studio door prices. Wendy Jagger 36 Dundas Court, Mansfield; Margaret Purcell Lot 2, 13 Cummins Road,Howes Creek; and Pam Moore Glen Creek Road, Bonnie Doon. Open 10.30am-4.30pm. Follow the signs or download map at

Sat 2nd to Sat 9th November – MMUDS presents “Sweet Charity” with all the favorite hit tunes, at the Performing Arts Centre, View St Mansfield . Performance dates: 2nd, 7th & 9th November at 8pm, with matinee show Sunday 3rd November at 4pm. Tickets available from Wallaby Ritz or online

Sun 3 – Maindample Country Fair – Community Park, Maindample (opposite CFA) – from 8am til close
Market stalls, Trade displays, Working horses, Miniature donkeys, Grey Fergies, Shearing blocks, Collectables, plants, local crafts and produce – something for everyone! Food stalls, Coffee bar.
Enquiries call Jeni 0401 712 810. All proceeds to Mansfield Community Park Project – a community initiative.

Delatite Open Garden – an opportunity see through historic Delatite Station’s spectacular spring gardens, featuring 6 acres of manicured English garden. Open from 10.30am – 4pm. Entry cost is $5 adult, children free. No dogs please. Location: Delatite Lane, Piries.
Other gardens open throughout festival weekend – view

Cup Day brings a fitting finale to an action-packed festival program with the popular
Mansfield Picnic Cup Race meeting. See the program at
or pick up a festival program at the Mansfield Visitor Centre.

Mon 11 – Remembrance Day Service. Join the Mansfield RSL Sub-branch for a service at the Memorial Gates commencing at 10.30am. Speaker will be Mr. Bill Sykes, Member for Benalla Electorate.

Sat 16 – Mansfield A & P Society Show – full details on website

Mansfield’s 124th Agricultural & Pastoral Society Show is a day for the entire family to enjoy. A fantastic variety of events and competitions include wood chopping, sheep shearing, working dog displays, an animal nursery, a farmer’s challenge and much, much more. Feast on gourmet food stalls offering some of our best local produce. Starts 9am. Entry: $12 Adult, $6 12-17 years, under 12 years FOC.

Starts 9am. Mansfield Showgrounds, Mt Battery Road, Mansfield.
A long tradition of being a great day out, featuring all sorts of things for the family. Showcasing the best of Mansfield.
Displays and events galore
Wood chopping, displays by the CFA, Police Force, the SES and much more.
Stalls: Local produce, local businesses.
Animal Displays: Animal Nursery, Sheep shearing, Working Dogs, cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, Rabbits, Mice, Guinea pigs.
Dog events: Dog Jump; Dressed up Dog – Small & Large; Small Dog Dash & Large Dog Race
Novelty Events
Pavilion displays: Arts and Crafts, Home made cooking, fleece, Wine making competition, Garden Produce, Dairy Produce, Floriculture, Writing, Art, Pottery (ceramics), Spinning and Weaving, Photography, Knitting, Sewing, Craft and Needlework.
Food stalls, bar,Entertainment: Sideshow Alley, Live music
Mansfield A&P Society Inc. PO Box 304, Mansfield, Victoria 3724
Showground phone: 03 5775 1858 (Note: phone is only attended  the day before and during an event)

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