Plan Your Day


Don’t miss a thing

The Heywood Wood, Wine and Roses Festival offers plenty of activities and events to enjoy throughout the whole day.

To make it easier to plan your day, you can download our schedule right here. Find the events you want to experience the most, and plan ahead so that you don’t miss anything.

Events Programs

For more information download our festival program

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival Street Parade

11:00 am - 11:30 am

It's the main street of Heywood is where the festival has its grand opening parade. The west side street running from Barclay street to Cameron street is where everyone congregates to watch all the floats and entries in the street parade. They range from Schools, Community groups, sports clubs, businesses and individuals. A great spectacle to see.

The Human Cannonball


1.30pm & 4.00pm
North Bank
AUSTRALIA’S only human cannonball, Warren Brophy, will be squeezing his 1.82-metre body inside a 60cm diameter cannon.
One of only a dozen people who still perform as human cannonballs, Warren Brophy will fly 40 metres at 6Gs of force, travelling at 60km/h, with only a crash hat for protection. He is the only person in Australia still performing the act from the 8.5-metre long cannon that weighs about 1.5 tonnes.

The Wheel of Death


12.30pm & 2.30pm & 5.30pm
North Bank
The Wheel of Death, a 12m high, 500kg steel pendulum that reaches a height of 12 metres.
This thrilling act will see Warren perform acrobatics, skipping and even walking blindfolded all while maintaining his balance atop the rotating cage. This high adrenaline act is performed without the aid of safety nets or wires, making it a truly on the edge of your seat experience.

George and Noriko


12.30pm & 2.00pm
Main Stage
Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, they have been kicking up a storm wherever they play. George’s lightning fast blues licks & growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds of the traditional Shamisen (Japanese banjo) has morphed into a kind of bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist.

Cadilac Drifters


1.15pm & 3.00pm
Main Stage
50's Rock'n roll / Rockabilly Band

Blackboard Jungle


4.30pm & 6.30pm
Main Stage
Australian Rockabilly/Roots Rock trio featuring Chris "Squizzy" Taylor, TJ Taylor & Cam Ballinger.

Buzzards Breath


5.30pm & 7.30pm
Main stage
The misfits of pub rock.
Classic hits from the 60's to the naughties.

Thunderstruck AC/DC

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Main Stage - Feature Show
This absolutely amazing high impact tribute to ACDC’s classic hits list features Brendan (BJ)
Vernal in the roles of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson in a world class performance, and Shaun
(Webby) Webb as Angus Young nailing every solo and the moves unlike any other guitarist in
Australia. Adding

Eesha the Elephant

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Stage 2 - Riverbank
Time to acknowledge the elephant in the room literally! This amazingly life-like elephant wanders through a crowd with her companions the Zookeeper or the Circus artist stunning and entertaining all she encounters. At a massive 2.6m tall and 3.5m long Eesha is modelled on and is as large as a real African forest elephant.

Jasi Sierra

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Stage 2 - Riverbank
Local singer songwriter

Black Snake Productions


Black Snake Productions has been travelling
around Victoria and South Australia for well over
a decade bringing our range of animals and a
a wealth of information to thousands of people
across the rural areas of southern Australia.

Carnival Area


Drifting Dodgem cars, Fun factory, Whizzer and Shootout Saloon will keep the kids and kids at heart entertained day and night.


One of the most popular spectator events throughout the festival is the annual wood chop. Featuring several stages of competition, festival goers can watch as competitors from the local area and interstate go head-to-head in a wonderful display of strength, skill and hard work. Who will win the major prize in this year’s wood chopping championship?

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If you’re partial to a drop of wine, you’re going to love the delights on offer during the Wood, Wine and Roses Festival. Come to the wine marquee between 11am and 10pm to sample some of the finest vintage wines from winemakers in the local region.

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With the "Treloar Roses" Rose Farm close by, roses have been a big part of our community for many years. The Roses section of our festival features beautiful flower displays, but also a range of classes for local gardening enthusiasts and of course, the rose-growing competitions that many local growers participate in.

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Events Programs

For more information download our festival program