opening gala- fri 12th April
MAIN FESTIVAL DAY - Sat April 13, 2024
Bus tours & more - SUN 14th

Red Gum Festival

Nestled on the banks of the Wannon River, in the heart of Red Gum Country, Cavendish is looking forward to bringing you the third Red Gum Festival.

Through a diverse range of activities visitors will enjoy, explore and learn about our unique local environment.

Join us to celebrate the magnificent and iconic Red Gum!

Celebrating Red gums through the arts

Our Sculpture Walk, Red Gum Gallery, Photography & Student Exhibition will showcase a celebration of the mighty Red Gum and its environment.

Sponsors & Supporters

We work hard to keep our festival accessible & low cost. We would love to hear from you if you can offer sponsorship or support.

Our red gums

Join local experts for some fascinating videos about the history, future and struggles of the mighty red gum.

opening gala
Friday 12th April

Come and join us in the Red Gum Gallery for a night of drinks, canapés, art and great company.

festival day EVENTS

Please consider how much effort and costs have gone into the fabulous range of experiences on offer when deciding how much to contribute. All donations go towards the running of the festival and community projects. Thank you, RGF Team

wonderful workshops

Browse and book tickets for a wonderful and varied selection of workshops being held throughout the day. Be quick - some of them book out very fast!

Sat 13th April

Red Gum Run & Ramble

A fabulous start to your festival journey. Join us for an energising run or a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Wannon.
Commencing 8am

sat 8AM

Fun for KIDS of all ages

The kids will be busy and inspired all day with so many things planned especially for them! Head to the Family & Friends Cafe for some chill out time and something delicious to eat whilst supporting the Cavendish Primary School & Kinder
Only $10 for all day fun!
Get your kids wristband at the entrance or the Family & Friends Cafe.

Sat 10-4pm

the red gum market

Artisan wares, local produce, art, books, jewellery and much more. The Red Gum Market will have something for everyone.

Sat 10am-4pm

Wood turning, Timber Milling & Blade Shearing DEMOS

Come along and check out some amazing artisans and experts at work. Details coming soon

Sat 10-4pm

Environmental Forum

Featuring renowned guest speakers and experts in the field.

Sat 9 am-12.30

live on the red gum stage

We have some fantastic musicians gracing our stage this year, topped off with crowd favourite Old Melbourne Road

SAT 10am - 8pm

celebrating red gums through the arts

Visit our Red Gum Gallery, take a meander along the Sculpture Walk, check out the Student Gallery and our amazing Photography Exhibition. Launching at the Opening Gala, Fri 12th April (ticketed event) Open Sat 9-5 and Sun 9-12 LOCATED SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL, Cavendish

sat 10-5
Sun 9-11

Blade shearing demos

Come along and see the art of blade shearing in action.
Near the CFA Shed, Main Street

Sat 10-4 on the hour

dog high jump

They say every dog has its day..... Well Sat 13th April could be it! Dogs of all shapes and sizes welcome!


Sunday Environmental bus tours

Join us to explore magnificent trees and environmental sites around the district.