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2023 PROGRAM

THURSDAY

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

Drag'd Out Beechworth is an annual festival celebrating the vibrant queer community of Beechworth and its surrounds. We bring together a diverse range of performers, artists, and vendors to create a unique and memorable experience.

 

This festival is a safe space for all genders, sexualities, and ages to celebrate inclusivity.

 

We show respect to the Traditional Owners of the unceded land on which we celebrate.

7PM - 10PM

WELCOME PARTY

MEMORIAL HALL $55

Drag'd Out Beechworth is an annual festival located in Beechworth, Australia. We are dedicated to bringing you an unforgettable experience with our extravaganza of drag shows, DJ's, and special guests.

 

Join us at the Memorial Hall in Ford Street to kick off our fabulous Festival. A night of Drag Shows, Music and more. Stay well hydrated with drinks supplied by our fabulous local wine makers and brewers. Don't Miss Out!!

18+

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5.30pm - 8pm

A BEVVY OF BEAUTY @ BILLSON'S BREWERY

$40

Spectacular Drag Shows with our main cast plus your chance to meet the diva's up close and personal. This will be a rainbow spectacular of Drag Shows at Billson’s Brewery. You’ll be able to sip their signature drinks and kick things off with our main Festival Drag cast. They’ll be dancing up a storm on stage and mingling through the crowd for photos and gossip.

18+

SOLD OUT
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FRIDAY

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6PM - 8PM

BOB DOWNE

SPECIAL GUEST CINDY PASTEL

MEMORIAL HALL

BOB DOWNE - ALIVE!

And so is Cindy Pastel 

 

An evening of glamour, mirth and mayhem with the Prince of Polyester and his longtime fiancée Cindy Pastel. Trigger warning: Singalongs and Laughter

18+

CANCELLED DUE
TO ILLNESS

CAMP STREET PARTY

$70 - $95(VIP)

8PM - MIDNIGHT

A street party like no other. Starting the night with local and international DJ's, Drag shows throughout the evening, live music, local craft beer, wine, and spirits. Delicious local food offerings from local restaurants. Finishing the night off with a spectacular finale drag extravaganza performance. Get your dancing shoes on, dress up and be FABULOUS!

VIP TICKETS available for an exclusive table on the Empire Hotel balcony with delicious food and a cocktail bar and a private meet and greet with cast.

(limited seats)

18+

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CHALK DRAWING -

MEMORIAL HALL.FREE                 

Inclusive flag street installation all welcome

Come and join the umbrella academy grab some chalk and colour the rainbow or draw a rabbit what ever you want to do its fun and chatty. Children accompanied and or supervised. 

11AM

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SATURDAY

VIP DRAG N WINE

$110 - $160

MEMORIAL HALL

EARLY SHOW

4PM - 7PM

Drag N Wine?  Because it’s too early to dine but not for wine, and we understand your hunger for Drag. So snatch a photo and snitch that waste. It’s an Earlier Show with a chance to meet the Drags up close. Prizes for best dressed. Charcuterie platters available and bars from our local establishments. 

Enjoy your early night and let the babysitter go to the after party “WOOP” everyone wins. This show is repeated at the Drag N Dine. Tickets that include a grazing platter also available.

18+

DRAG BINGO

BRIDGE ROAD

BREWERS $25

3PM- 4PM

Follow the balls and dab your pads to be entertained and perhaps miss the call because you are too busy laughing at the famous BRB accessible and incredible. GREAT Pizza FYI

18+

9;30AM -2PM

RIDE TO DRAG

STAR HOTEL YACKANDANDAH

FREE "SHOW ONLY TICKETS" ALSO AVAILABLE

Get out the sparkley tights, feather boas and gather your crew, it's Ride to Drag. Pushing off from Beechworth on Saturday morning, Ride to Drag is a cruisey ride to the fabulous town of Yackandandah along the newly completed Murray to Mountains rail trial extension. The trail ride is perfecct for cyclists of all abilities including families with kids. After arriving in Yackandandah, make your way to The Star Hotel for a glass of King Valley Prosecco on arrival and Drag Shows that will knock your socks off. If you think the one-way trip is enough cycling for the day, book one of the Tour 'De' Vines shuttles for a ride back to Beechworth in the afternoon.

DRAG TRIVIA - $25

EMPIRE HOTEL 

1PM

18+

Drag Trivia on the balcony at the Empire.

Adult only .. where all your questions are

not answered properly.

NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSBILE

18+

DRAG N DINE

$190 - $210 (VIP)

MEMORIAL HALL

LATE SHOW

8PM - 10PM

This is glamorous, SNAP come dressed to impress to the first sold out event of last year,  bundle up and party on for the after party or go home and let the babysitter out? LOL 

This  Night will be a fabulous spectacular at the Memorial Hall with our headline incredible “WINE N DINE DIVAS” in a cabaret-style show with exclusive performances from Australia’s most talented Kings and Queens. Included is a glass of bubbles on arrival plus a two-course dinner with a dump of amazing handmade local chocolate for desserts. There is a limited amount of VIP Tickets where you can snatch front row seats.

SOLD OUT

AFTER PARTY $65

MEMORIAL HALL

10PM- 1AM

“BRING BACK MY GIRLS” 

We are not done yet darlings hitch up your skirts and trousers and book for the most sought-after private party with our cast popping off some incredible numbers & international DJ's keeping your booty on the dance floor, its next level SASS and you can party the night away at the Memorial Hall. Signature drag shows at 11pm and we welcome back the 90’s at the Hordern Pavilion with an extra special midnight show, you’ll not want to miss that one babes. (If you were there last year, you know what we are talking about!!) YASS

18+

2PM - 3PM

Q&A - TOWN HALL

FREE ALL AGES WELCOME

Come to a private audience with the legendary queens at Town Hall.Ask them anything and everything you have ever wanted to know about drag performing, amazing costumes or whatever comes to mind. SMOKE/VAPE/ALCOHOL free event.

DRAG BINGO $25

EMPIRE HOTEL

3PM

18+

Watch the balls drop and dab away

on the balcony at the Empire

NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSBILE

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SUNDAY

PG

FAMILY FAIR DAY

ALL AGES WELCOME

ADULTS $15 U/16 FREE

10AM - 5PM

Sunday is FROCK UP FAMILY Fair Day in the Police Paddocks. Join us on the main stage for the big finish as our cast of Drag Divas provide family friendly entertainment, there’s something here for everyone. We will have delicious food stalls, face painting, plenty of fabulous games & competitions, live music, DJ’S, plus a gorgeous array of educational and health booths. We encourage all attendees to arrive fabulously frocked as there will be talent scouts roving for the best dressed. Final schedule for Sunday’s event will be released closer to the date. It’s free for under 16 accompanied by an adult.

VONNI'S POXY CONCERT

OPEN STAGE FAIR DAY 2PM

POLICE PADDOCKS

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE $50 CASH PRIZE)

Vonni hosts a talent contest with sage advice. (AKA Constructive criticism?)

Think Beechworth’s Got Talent and include a spoonful of diversity.

A maximum of 10 entries will be accepted.This is a fabulous way to become a professional entertainer or explore your inner DIVA!!  

Who knows who will be the next best in Australia? It could be you……

Find out more here and get ready for the lights applause and an incredible experience

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COCKTAILS AND

KAFTANS $25

EMPIRE HOTEL

11AM - 12:30AM

Dress code Kaftan or PJs just arrive F##K that cuppa tea its 12 o’clock somewhere? Join us for brekky and beverages in your non-body-hugging attire. Or just drape yourself in that sheet you slept in. The Empire Hotel has you covered from coffee to cocktails open your eyes with laughter and stories of what was the day or night before hosted by Philmah Bocks, JoJo Za Ho, and some Polly-Filla. price includes first drink.

18+

It's an exciting and glittery spectacle darling, we hope you are as excited as we are to showcase this incredible art form. Drag is such a fabulous performance of self-expression and together we shall dust off the mirror ball and polish those cha-cha heels for a weekend of sheer delight as we all get DRAG’D OUT in BEECHWORTH!

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All our shows are wheelchair accessible

except for Events held at the Empire Hotel on the balcon

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