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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
Watch a great movie at the Daylesford Community Cinema.
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. More Information
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.
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, jewellery, 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 residents and visitors of the Goldfield region.
The Victorian Goldfields Railway; the authentic steam heritage train linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria.
Join us as we travel in our own Orient Express while we watch this classic 1974 movie. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) with a star-studded cast as he solves his most baffling case. This is arguably the best cinematic version of the ultimate murder mystery http://www.vgr.com.au/murderontheorientexpress.php
Light your creative fire at the fifth Village Winter Festival as the community of the Central Goldfields gathers to celebrate the Winter solstice in spectacular style.
Our new venue, Newstead Racecourse allows for a spectacular fire event. This multi-dimensional show is a community phenomenon on a grand scale and will breathe pyrotechnics into the cool, crisp air at 7pm.
'Hand to Ground' will be running a natural soap and skincare workshop
In this intensive, hands-on workshop you will learn how to produce and enjoy the benefits of natural, wholesome soap and skincare products – free from harsh chemicals, perfumes and toxins.
Emily is especially passionate about using natural fats like lard and tallow which are often a discarded waste, pure beeswax and seasonal herbs and flowers from the garden.
She will teach you how to make your own grey-water safe dishwashing liquid, moisturising hand salve, body butter, herbal face masks, lip balm, beeswax wraps – as well as each person making a big batch of traditional “cold process” soap to take home with them.
All recipes can be easily recreated at home without fancy equipment – and are based on ingredients you can source locally and economically.
June 30, 12:30am - 04:30pm More info https://www.facebook.com/handtoground/
From the makers of the hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of cosmic proportions.
See a brilliant array of catch your breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous.
Dive in and get your tickets because this show will sell out!
Maldon in Winter is a great opportunity to visit for a day or stay to explore
This year there are even more activities for the family. The Maldon Art Exhibition, blues and jazz performances, Maldon winter wonderland themed shop window displays, craft demonstrations, winter dinners, a dog walk and parade, tarot readings, steam train rides, gold mine tours, movie screenings, Maldon Market, art installations on the main streets and much much more …
The Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival held during the first two weeks in September announces that Spring has arrived. Gorgeous daffodils welcome visitors to Kyneton.
Be entertained by the Festival of One Act Plays, the Antique and Vintage Fair, ferret racing, buskers, a Wine and Food Festival at the iconic Degraves Mill, concert performances and literary events.
Now established the Kyneton Dog Dash delights everyone with a great fun event.
Many local gardens open to visitors and the Spring Flower Show presents the signature blooms of the festival.
In 2018 the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Gala Dance will attract dancers from everywhere to dance the night away with excellent music, fine sashes and a delicious supper.
The Daffodil Art Prize and Art Photography and arts trail of many local galleries displaying artists'work will please art lovers.
The district is on display in the Grand Parade on the last day of the Festival with bands, dancers, floats, cars and vintage vehicles.
After the Parade the festivities close with a fair, performances and activities in Kyneton's main streets.
All of Kyneton's legendary and award-winning culinary establishments will be ready to provide their famous hospitality.
More info http://www.kynetondaffodilarts.org.au/
A recreational ride for everyone
Being on a Saturday this recreation cycling event, now in it’s second year, allows you to have a weekend away into Spa Country and visit all the attractions that this region has to offer.
Join over 2,000 cyclists who will ride through the beautiful countryside of Hepburn, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires. The ride will pass the towns of Kyneton, Malmsbury, Elphinston, Faraday, Taradale, Harcourt, Walmer, Maldon, Newstead, Franklinford, and Hepburn Springs before returning to Daylesford.
The course will have reduced speed limits and traffic management on intersections to create a safe course for both cyclists and cars. Suggested detours will be in place to keep through traffic off the course.