Events + Festivals

The Casterton Kelpie Associations’ Australian Kelpie Muster, held each Queen's Birthday long weekend in June is nationally and internationally renowned. Since its inception in 1997, the Kelpie Festival & Working Dog Auction has grown into a tremendously successful combination of family fun, entertainment and enterprise

The Festival, on Saturday,  is filled with fun activities, which celebrate and demonstrate the Kelpies’ amazing skills. The Working Dog Auction, on Sunday,  provides a unique chance to observe superior working dogs demonstrate their skills before sale. The Auction is firmly placed on the calendar of working dog breeders and buyers, with breeders from all over Australia show-casing their bloodlines. Amazingly high prices are fetched for Kelpies at this auction, with figures in the thousands for a single dog. The 2018 Auction saw an Australian Record price of $22,200 achieved on Sunday 10th June.

For further information about the Australian Kelpie Muster please head to our website


The Casterton Pastoral & Agricultural Society holds their annual Show in November each year, 2018 will mark the 150th year of the P&A Show in Casterton. For further details about the Casterton P&A Society contact them on email at or check out their website

The Casterton Racing Club is home to live steeple chase. The club hosts 3 Racing meets each year with the major event being the Casterton Cup Day in May each year. For further details about the Casterton Racing Club, please contact John Donnelly on 0419 224 402 or email them at

The Casterton Motor Enthusiast’s Club hosts their annual car rally on the March Long Weekend each year. This is a great weekend in Casterton whether you are into cars or not. For more information please contact them on 0417 349 672

Each November the Casterton & District Drag Racing Club hosts their annual street drags competition. 2017 saw the club celebrate 25years of racing. For further information please contact them on 0439 490 849 or email them at

Each year in April Casterton plays host to the Wal Smith Memorial - Victorian Open and Kelpie Classic Cycling races. This great event includes a full weekend road cycling, featuring riders from all over Australia. For more information please contact the Casterton Cycle Race Organising group on 03 5572 1688


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