There are many local events happening in Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs and the surrounding area.
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List of local Markets, Festivals and Shows
Heritage Train Rides - Every Sunday
Come and ride a train straight out of the good old days when life was simpler and train services were an essential part of rural life.
Our restored heritage trains "take you for a ride" through the beautiful scenic countryside and forest of the Central Highlands, to the highest operating railway station in Victoria.
More info www.dscr.com.au
The Daylesford Sunday Market operates each Sunday from 8.00 am to 3.00 or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station (rain, hail, shine or snow).
A wide variety of stalls selling everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables are located at the market.
The Daylesford Sunday Market is located at 18 Raglan Street (Midland Highway) and plenty of FREE car parking is available. Dogs on a leash are welcome at the Daylesford Sunday Market.
On the first Saturday of the month Daylesford's local farmers, producers and vignerons gather on the oval of the Daylesford Primary School to sell their very fresh produce and products.
You will find everything from cheese, olives, olive oil, eggs, fresh meats, fresh veg and fruit, local honey, jams & preserves, bread, truffles and all your weekly staples to seedlings, plants and chooks for the backyard.
Remember they are seasonal so monthly there are a few changes with the farmers and producers but that is the exciting thing about seasonal it challenges your cooking, keeps food fresh, real and interesting. For the latest list of producers and any other updates visit the operator Facebook page.
Held every second Sunday of each month. From 9am to 1pm in the main street.
Have a beautiful Sunday Drive.
Within an hour and a half from Melbourne you can do your organic produce shopping at Clunes Farmers' Marketbefore fossicking in the local bookstores and antique stores.
Stay for a fabulous lunch or snack at the many Clunes eateries before moving on - or not - to other fabulous destinations around Clunes. http://www.clunesfarmersmarket.com.au/
The Creswick Market is held the third Saturday of every month. Bring the kids and your four-footed friends, all are welcome. 9am to 1pm.
Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford the Creswick Market a great day out for the whole family.
Free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies, something for everyone. Talk directly to producers and designers, learn about the ingredients and processes that brought the item to you.
The market features: gourmet take away food and great coffee; live music; kids entertainment and playground; beautiful gardens to relax in; historic township to explore; hand made arts, crafts, jewelery, clothes, home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce.
Creswick Market is a much-loved monthly event, with the true relaxed feel of a regional craft market. A must see for all the residents and visitors of the Goldfield region.
Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9.00am until 1.00pm, and located in the town square, our market showcases the finest fresh and seasonal produce from the region. Browse the stalls and discover a selection of local dairy produce, honey, eggs, live poultry, preserves, potatoes, sourdough breads, olive products, fresh flowers and organic wines.
Daylesford Community Cinema is a volunteer run cinema currently residing in the Town Hall until our new home is finished.
Running professional sound and projection equipment, the cinema is screening a selection of current release movies to cater to all tastes.
Come and join our happy and professional group of volunteers, bringing entertainment to all in the community, locals and visitors alike.
This catered service has operated continuously on the first Saturday of the month for over 15 years. Thousands of guests have enjoyed the delights of a journey through the local forests aboard our 1970s Diesel Rail Car, accompanied by delicious finger food, drinks of your choice and live music by Travelling Concessions.
“The Travelling Concesions play compact music, played with considerable constraint, specialising in the production of big sound from a small footprint.” (Richard Bevan)
The Silver Streak departs the Daylesford Station regularly at 5.30pm. Guests can enjoy a pre-departure drink while they sort out their tickets.
At $60 per adult and $35 for all others, the Silver Streak is a charming and memorable experience that can be equally enjoyed by couples, families and groups alike.
Bookings need to be made online. Make sure you specify particular dietary requirements.
Check this website for updates for the rest of the year.
Charters are available at other times.
Enquiries: 0421 780 100
Gift vouchers are also available
Daylesford Spa Country railway is a totally volunteer managed, operated and maintained tourist railway.
Designed for visitors & locals who are curious about Daylesford and Hepburn’s history. Come on our engaging guided walk and all will be revealed.
Book Guided Tours - https://www.alicesjourneys.com/booking
Take a stroll down memory lane walking in the footsteps of legends – grand and notorious. Hear their untold stories.
The pace is gentle with some hills.
Guided Tours start at the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre.
All adult tickets are now $25 and all children 10 and over are $20.
The walk is now 1.5 to 2 hours depending on weather.
Price includes access to key sites and buildings on the walk including the Daylesford Museum.
Location - Meet inside the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre 15 minutes before start time – 98 Vincent St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460
MORE INFORMATION CONTACTS
Phone 0455 519 111
As the weather warms up, Daylesford is a beautiful spot to cool down.
Come and stretch your legs as you explore the stalls at Victoria Park and feast on a delicacy you've never tried before, purchased from one of our many food vendors.
This is your quintessential craft and food market, where everything on offer is handmade, homegrown or home baked!
After the market winds down, complete your weekend wander by exploring the historic town and take in Victoria’s rejuvenating mineral springs
Join us this February 22nd - Saturday (9am - 2pm)
More Information - https://daylesfordmotorfest.com/
Mingela Polo Club, 2029 Daylesford-Malmsbury Road, Drummond, Victoria, 3461
Rolling greens, rustic chic, flowing drinks, buzz and beauty, and 1000 acres of picturesque country scenes, introducing, Daylesford Polo.
Held at Mingela Polo Field on Saturday, March 21, this is an event not to be missed. A full day of polo matches featuring some of Australia’s best players and international talent, overlooked by a row of stately pagoda marquees and fashionable crowds.
For those looking for the polo experience with a little bit more, the Daylesford Polo is a feast for the senses. Discover a breathtaking backdrop, an abundance of local produce and a world-class standard of polo - all for a good cause.
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The Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them.
It's a wonderful weekend away or an enjoyable family day out, with something for everyone.
12 sculptures, each 30 tonnes of sand have been created by the worlds best sand Sculptors from all over the world.
Sand sculptors form Portugal Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Poland and Czech Republic and Australia have been brought together for the first time together.
Sand Art Gallery, Dromkeen Estate, 1012 Kilmore Road, Riddells Creek, Victoria.
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