OUTintheOPEN Festival


OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton is now in it’s 6th year! We’re so proud of all we’ve achieved! We’ve grown from having just two events in 2012 to boasting TWELVE events in 2016!

We are so grateful for your previous involvement/attendance at Carnival Day! Last year over 50 stallholders, sponsors, food vendors, attractions and groups of performers joined together to celebrate community diversity in all its forms with hundreds and hundreds of Festival-goers! Your participation means the world to us!

Have you registered to do it all again this year?


Please find available here our 2017 Carnival Day stall, sponsorship and advertising package information sheet. If you complete and return it with payment by 31 July you can benefit from our early-bird rates. Otherwise, all registrations must be received no later than 30 September 2017NOTE: Our banking details have changed so please ensure you update payee details before making payment. We will issue an invoice (up front if requested) and/or a receipt upon payment.

OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s newest Festival celebrating community diversity. Carnival Day is our BIG event! Come and play with us on Saturday 4th November from 10.30am – 4.00pm. Wander through the stalls and markets; savour the smells and tastes of fresh local produce. There’s music, entertainment, food & info galore. Bring your friends, family and loved ones and don’t forget your picnic blanket! Also, please keep in mind as you plan for the day, that Carnival Day has a no glass policy. Check out all that Carnival Day has to offer while the kids bounce on the jumping castle! FREE family fun for everyone!

We look forward to having you join us again in 2017! The weekend is sure to delight if you feel like staying for a few days – last year’s Festival line-up included included dinner and a drag show with the Gender & Sexuality Commissioner and Kaye Sera, a queer-themed film screening, lazy lunch with the VicBears, a Glamour Party with Rhubarb Rouge and her drag queens, a pop-up club and choir performances, meditation, our BIG community brunch, health/wellbeing forums, and our signature event – Carnival Day – with music, dykes on bikes, fabulous food, entertainment, and so much more!

OUTintheOPEN was developed to address some of the inequalities faced by the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ) & allied communities and to build a more inclusive community in Greater Shepparton.

OUTintheOPEN is a project led by Goulburn Valley Pride and is proudly supported by many other organisations and community groups.

If you have any questions, or would like some further information, please feel free to contact me.

Damien Stevens
Festival Director
OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton
Email: enquiries@outintheopen.org.au
Mobile: 0418511562

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