Easter Saturday is a special day in Blackwood. Each year, the town hosts the famous Blackwood Woodchop & Easter Carnival.

This event is now in its 121st year, and is the second oldest festival in Australia. The Blackwood Woodchop & Easter Carnival was recently awarded the title of Moorabool Shire’s Community Event of the Year 2023.

The much-loved Street Parade featuring striking costumes and floats is a highlight of the morning’s events. Accompanied by a brass band, the parade makes its way from the town centre down to the Lerderderg River and the Recreation Reserve – rightfully known as “the prettiest sportsground in Victoria” – where the Carnival and Woodchop take place.

The Blackwood Woodchop is one of the oldest woodchopping competitions in Victoria, with axemen and women travelling from across the state to compete for the coveted titles and prize money.

The Carnival is action-packed, with tug-o-war, gumboot throwing, and a pet show amongst the many popular activities happening throughout the day. And of course, to honour Blackwood’s gold-mining history, there is the chance to try your hand at gold-panning.

A family-friendly event, there is loads of other fun stuff for kids too – the treasure hunt, novelty games and races, face-painting and more. With fabulous live music, market stalls, delicious eats and licenced bars, the Blackwood Woodchop & Easter Carnival truly offers something for everyone.

The event is organised by the Blackwood Progress Association with proceeds from ticket sales going to support numerous community groups. Discounted Earlybird tickets can be bought online in advance or you can purchase tickets at the gate on the day. See you in Blackwood on Easter Saturday – April 8th!

For more information visit http://theblackwoodtimes.com.au/2023-blackwood-woodchop-easter-carnival/

Tickets are available on line at http://www.trybooking.com/CFPDV or at the door.