October Events

October Events start of with the Spring Racing Carnival which is 6 weeks of horse racing, Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Lygon Street Fiesta & Oktoberfest which is a 3 day Bavarian food, beer & music festival.

Month
Date
Event
Highlights
How to get there
OCTOBER EVENTS
Early October to Mid November
Spring Racing Carnival at Caulfield, Flemington etc.
Six weeks of horse racing, parties, fashion show, with exuberant display of exquisite hats worn by Ladies. This culminates in the Melbourne Cup.
Take the Flemington Showgrounds train from Flinders street; Broadmeadows train to Newmarket station and then tram 57 on racecourse road & Epsom road, Flemington.
Mid October
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island
Usually happens at Phillip Island in the middle of the month where motorbike revheads battle it out for supremacy.
By Car or bus to Phillip Island
Late October
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Held at various venues performers of visual arts such as opera, theatre, music & dance both International & Australians are featured.
Various venues
Late October
Lygon Street Fiesta in Carlton
Includes waiters races, pizza throwing competition, ballroom dancing all with Italian style
Bus 200, 201, 203 & 207 on Lygon street, Carlton or Tram 1, 8 on Elgin & Lygon streets Carlton.
Late October
Oktoberfest at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.
3 day Bavarian food, beer & music festival usually held at the Showground in Flemington
Take the Flemington Showgrounds train from Flinders street; Broadmeadows train to Newmarket station and then tram 57 on racecourse road & Epsom road, Flemington.