Horsham to host a variety of events this weekend to mark the 2016 Tidy Towns awards ceremony.

Don Johns, Heather Phillips and Robin Barber prepare for the 2015 Tidy Towns Australia awards.

Don Johns, Heather Phillips and Robin Barber prepare for the 2015 Tidy Towns Australia awards.

HORSHAM will host a variety of events this weekend to mark the Tidy Towns awards ceremony.

Horsham Town Hall will host the 2016 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards on Saturday night, but Horsham Rural City Council will host additional events.

On Sunday morning from 8.30am to 10am, there will be free gourmet breakfast at Horsham Botanical Gardens.

On Friday from 6pm to 8pm there will be a barbecue at Weir Park and guided tour along Yanga Track at a cost of $20.

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A bus tour of the area, including afternoon refreshments and regional wines, will run on Saturday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at a cost of $20.

For more information, phone Danielle Fowler on 5382 9724 or email danielle.fowler@hrcc.vic.gov.au.

Keep Victoria Beautiful has selected nine Horsham groups as finalists.

Finalists include Horsham Lutheran School; Horsham College; the Nutbush Horsham world record attempt; Northfest Family Fun Festival; Horsham Men’s Shed; Horsham Urban Landcare Group; Horsham Fishing Competition; and Horsham Christian Emergency Food Centre.

Horsham’s Tidy Town chairwoman Gillian Vanderwaal said the committee was thrilled with how well Horsham had done to reach the finals in so many different categories.

The sustainable community awards encourage, motivate and celebrate sustainability achievements in rural and regional communities.

The ceremony will be hosted by TV and stage actor Mark Mitchell.

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