Events and Festivals
Events & Festivals to Attend
Seymour is a historical military and rail-service town. It is located on the banks of the Goulburn River. At Seymour, you can listen to the birds, watch the local wildlife or take a look into the town’s rich history as a military stronghold during the Vietnam War in the Australian Light Horse Memorial Park or on the Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Walk.
It’s a great place for kids and adults to have a fun and informative time. You can have a taste of the delicious local food. It is also a great place to learn about and observe farming activities and animals.
Not only do you get to experience all these fun activities, but you can also take part in the yearly events and festivals that take place in Seymour. They include the Tastes of the Goulbon and the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.
The Tastes of the Goulbon
The Tastes of the Goulbon is a food and wine festival that holds in October. The festival brings you the finest wine and food from the Goulbon River Valley. Brewers, Growers, Winemakers, and Restauranteurs come together at the festival to showcase their finest creations. The festival holds every year with star chefs demonstrating their creations. There are also food stalls where you can purchase a delicious meal.
Apart from the food and wine, the festival also includes an entertainment stage. The stage features live music and a lot of other activities suited for adults and children. Transportation is provided via a steam train that provides return services from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Seymour after the festival.
You can find more information about the festival at www.tastesofthegoulburn.org.au.
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival is currently on hold. However, the planners are actively looking for alternative ways to bring wine, food, and fun to your lives. You can also order food and beverages from the Goulbon River Valley producers online.
Seymour Alternative Farming Expo
The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is a Farming exposition that holds in February. It is a three-day expo held at Kings Park. It usually features about four hundred and fifty (450) farmers. The expo attracts over twenty-two (22,000) visitors.
The exposition is held to showcase the latest trends and technological advancements in small-scale and backyard farming. Visitors get to see farm animals on display, get tips on breeding, raising, and handling the animals. This includes unusual and rare breeds of animals as well.
Apart from the exhibition of farming trends and animals, entertainment is also made available at the festival for adults, children, and families. Other available activities include a wide range of food options such as gourmet food and street food and beverages to buy and enjoy.
You can purchase tickets for the festival online from Seymour Expo’s website. It is important to note that pets are not allowed onsite the festival due to many animals already present. You can find more information about the festival at www.seymourexpo.com.au.