Lardner Park CEO has big vision for Farm World and other events

Farm World still remains the core to Lardner Park, while also looking to seize new opportunities said new CEO Craig Debnam.

Lardner Park’s new chief executive officer Craig Debnam has a vision to reinvigorate Farm World as a field days event for farmers, while seizing opportunities for events and functions at the property. “I want to see Farm World develop and

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Overall crowd behaviour praised at Beyond the Valley

Justin Russell and Deshaun Oliver quickly cooled off under some water before heading back to the main stage during the Beyond the Valley festival at Lardner Park.

Overall crowd behaviour was praised as the fifth edition of Beyond the Valley festival attracted 20,000 revellers to Lardner Park to bring in the new year. Reports indicate local businesses benefitted from an influx of festival goers who sought refuge

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Girls raise $92,000

Glenda Koochew, committee chairperson Jeanette Radford and Ann Vanderzalm enjoy the day out on Saturday.

Friendship, laughter and champagne were the keys to another successful A Girl’s Day Out on Saturday, which raised more than $92,000 for breast cancer. More than 720 people attended the event at Lardner Park, organised by a group of volunteer

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60,000 visit Farm World

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Almost 60,000 people turned out for Farm World during its four days that for the first time in many years did not feature rain. While the event has become known as a drought breaker, this year’s event marked up four

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Big Blokes raise $200,000

Armed and ready for the day ahead are (from left) Rowan Drake, Isaac Melbourne, Nick Derrick, Costa Perikkentis, Jake Harrison and Lucas Wade.

Lardner Park Exhibition Centre was packed to the rafters on Friday as a capacity crowd of 680 men attended the seventh annual Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue. In what has become the region’s biggest fundraiser, this year’s event raised $200,000,

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Ballet under stars

Turning fence posts into a barre are Australian Ballet members Alexandra Moore and Emma Koppelmann with Tourism and Major Events Minister John Eren at Lardner Park on Wednesday.

Grab your picnic blanket and head out to Lardner Park next October to appreciate some of the country’s most talented dancers as they perform in Ballet Under the Stars. The free event is coming exclusively to West Gippsland, staging the

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Roller derby on show

Gippsland League team members (from left) Nat Elton (Harley Quinn), Jessica Pleydell (Massacre), Bethany Ellen (Smiling Assassin), Meleah Smedley (Wreck’d Em), Tab Bennett (Lady Justice), Kylie Fordham (Sk8r McGavin), Aby Collinson (Bricks), and Sarah Brandon (Maulin Brando).

The Gippsland Ranges Roller derby club hosted a state event at Lardner Park recently, showcasing the fierce action of more than 150 participants from around the state. The State-Wide Stampede attracted participants and officials from as far as Mildura, Albury

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Girls raise $80,000

Enjoying a day out with friends are Angela Nunan, Trish Hill and Rebecca Hilder.

Breasts, bubbles and anything pink were the hot topics of discussion for 700 women who raised more than $80,000 on Saturday. Women wore a splash of pink, enjoyed a glass of bubbles and heard almost all there was to know

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Motorfest is cancelled

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest.

Rising costs and limited volunteers have been cited as key reasons for the Drouin Rotary Club’s decision to cancel this year’s annual Motorfest. It is unlikely the annual event, that has injected hundreds of thousands of dollars to local community

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Big Blokes raise $180,000

One of the most sought after auction items at the Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue was a 2017 signed Richmond guernsey.  Leo Garvey of Bunyip was the highest bidder to win the guernsey at $1800 and then presented it to his son Simon Garvey of Ripplebrook.

West Gippsland’s biggest fundraiser, the Baw Baw Big Blokes Barbecue, raised $180,000 on Friday for prostate cancer and several other causes. A total of 660 people attended the event at Lardner Park. Guests enjoyed a day of fine hospitality and

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