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Traditionally, Laternenfest, or Festival of Lanterns takes place on the last Friday of November.
German communities celebrate Laternenfest in honour of Saint Martin who was known for his generosity of spirit. He brought light into poor people's lives, and this is symbolised by the lights of the closing lantern parade.

Held in the grounds of Tarrington's Saint Michael's Lutheran Church, the event features tours of the towns famous church building, stein holding competition, food, wine, lantern-making, craft stalls, children's maypole dance and more.

A hay bale art competition is one of the growing and most loved features of Latern festival, with artwork on display on the streets of Tarrington from mid October until the end of the year.

Content: Southern Grampians Shire Council

Price & booking


Type Entry cost

Gold coin donation.
$1.00 - $2.00