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Upcoming Events for Pinup, Rockabilly & Car Show Lovers.

Upcoming and past events featuring pin-up or best-dressed competitions. Usually associated with car and vintage festivals. Many of these events are annual events that are now returning after the pandemic.  See follow-up blog posts.

Events Updates

Beach Shoot

Chromefest 2023

I’ll be making for first trip north to Chromefest in 2023. I have already sold out a beach shoot for

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Rock Ballarat 2023

Rock Ballarat 2023, a two-day event overflowing with style, music and art inspired by the glamorous ’50s.

Ararat Jailhouse Rock

Ararat Jailhouse Rock 2023

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival is a distinctive vintage revelry that celebrates the unique atmosphere of the 50s and 60s through

Elvis festival

Parkes Elvis Festival 2023

The pageant proudly promotes confidence, self-awareness, and equality and is open and accessible to all. Recnet events at Beechworth

Bright Rod Run 2022

Bright Rod Run

The Bright Rod Run focuses on car enthusiasts from across Australia. The event attracts the owners and lovers of classic,

Car Shows

A car show is for car enthusiasts can admire and compare a variety of automobiles. At many events, you will find best-dressed and pin-up competitions. 

Car shows typically feature a wide range of makes and models, from classic cars to the latest sports cars. Dealer stands often offer test drives, and there are usually plenty of opportunities to talk to other car lovers about their vehicles.

Some car shows also feature competitions, such as drag racing or sound systems contests. For many people, attending a car show is the perfect way to spend a weekend.

Vintage Weekends

Looking for a fun and unique way to spend your weekend? Then look no further than your local vintage weekend! Vintage festivals are a great way to step back in time and enjoy some of the classic styles of yesteryear. Checkout the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Whether you’re interested in vintage fashion, steam engines, retro cars, there’s sure to be something for everyone at a vintage event. Best of all, these events are usually very affordable, so you can have a great time without breaking the bank. 

So don’t miss out on the fun – check out facebook events for something near you.


Interstate events are a great way to see different parts of the country and experience new cultures. Queensland and New South Wales offer a wide range of events throughout the year, from car shows and vintage festivals to art exhibitions and live music performances.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, there’s sure to be an event that interests you. And with so many events to choose from, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your budget and schedule.

So why not start planning your next interstate trip today?

Community Garden Shows

A flower show is a community event where gardeners and plant enthusiasts display their flowers and compete for awards.

Many towns and cities host their own flower shows, and larger shows are held regionally or nationally. Flowers are typically judged on their appearance, including factors such as color, form, and symmetry.

In recent years, sustainability has also become a key consideration in many flower shows. Gardeners are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment, and this is reflected in the types of plants on display. 

Art & Photography Shows

The community art and photography show is a great way to get involved with the local creative community. I have been lucky to win a number of awards at the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show.

It’s a great way to see what local talent is out there, and it’s also a great way to support the community.

The show is usually held in the spring, and it’s a great opportunity for people to come together and enjoy some local talent.

Inclusive Communities

More and more festivals are becoming inclusive, making sure that everyone feels welcome and celebrating the richness of our community.

From Pride parades to cultural celebrations, these inclusive festivals are an important way of promoting diversity and acceptance. 

So whether you’re LGBTIQA+ or an ally, make sure you check out an inclusive festival in your area. You’ll be glad you did.