Come along to the 2018 Festival!

Thanks to the Building Better Regions Fund support, the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride has become a 5 day festival.

On top of our iconic horse riding trails and vibrant street entertainment, this year we will be introducing ‘Dinner under the Kilkivan Moon’ featuring local produce prepared by renowned chef Matt Golinski, along with Quilt/Wall Hanging, Photography and Sculpture Competitions (with amazing prizes). The final of our regional Talent Quest will be held during the festival, and we will bring equine experts to you at our inaugural Kilkivan Great Horse Riders’ Forum.

Dinner Under the Kilkivan Moon

Enjoy a magical dinner ‘Under the Kilkivan Moon’ prepared by renowned chef Matt Golinski using locally grown produce. Limited seats are available, contact us today to secure your place.

Street Entertainment

We have a program bustling with activities including demonstrations and displays such as the craft and quilt display and Black Powder Gun demo. Browse the street stalls and grab a bite to eat whilst enjoying some live entertainment. 

Kids Activities

The 2018 Festival has a stack of things for all age groups, especially kids! The crew from Sunshine Party Ponies & Petting Zoo will be attending again this year with their furry animals, as well as a Jumping Castles and Carriage Rides down the main street.


As part of the exciting new elements being introduced to the 2018 Kilkivan Great Horse Ride, we have added the following competitions;

  • Large applique or Patchwork/Pieced Wall Hanging or Quilt Competition
  • Rustic Sculpture Competition
  • Photography Competition