April 2nd, 2022Blackwood Woodchop & Easter Carnival
THE Blackwood Woodchop & Easter Carnival will be held on Saturday, April 16.
The historic gold and spa town of Blackwood is celebrating 120 years of its renowned Woodchop & Easter Carnival.
It all kicks off with the woodchoppers at 10am followed at 11am by the usual raucous street parade of costumes, floats and brass bands, leading the charge down to the Lerderderg River and “the prettiest sportsground in Victoria”.
Regarded as one of the premier woodchop events on the calendar, the day also offers traditional (and free) games and activities such as tug-o-war, gumboot throwing, novelty races, pet competition and children’s circus.
There will be a wide range of food stalls, artisan workshops and local produce. The best of the region’s musicians will kick up a storm all day with rockabilly, bluegrass, old time, Irish and country blues sessions far into the evening.
The main event lasts till 5pm, with music carrying on to about 10pm.