Local Events

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




LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

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



LOCAL MARKETS

The Daylesford Sunday Market 

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



Daylesford Farmers Market - 1st Sat each Month

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.

https://dmproduce.com.au/daylesford-farmers-market/


Clunes Farmers Market 

Held every second Sunday of each month. From 9am to 1pm in the main street.

Have a beautiful Sunday Drive.
Only 45 kilometres from Daylesford.

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 - 3rd Saturday each month

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.

http://creswickmarket.com.au/


Trentham Farmers Market

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 CINEMA

Daylesford Cinema Has Moved To the Town Hall

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.

https://www.daylesfordcinema.org.au/

Visit the Amazing Mill Market at Daylesford 

https://www.millmarkets.com.au/


LOCAL EVENTS


A Taste of Truffles  - 13 Jul 2019, 21 Jul 2019

Join Black Cat Truffles throughout June and July for A Taste of Truffles - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy.

Talk to the truffle growers, see their truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a range of truffle infused treats with tips on how to get the best from your truffle.

Truffle will be available for purchase on the day.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Black Cat Truffles.

Black Cat Truffles, 150 Howards Road, Wattle Flat, Victoria, 3352

https://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/daylesford-and-the-macedon-ranges/events/food-and-wine/tastings/a-taste-of-truffles



Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle 
 
29 Jun - 14 Jul 2019

Warm up with Knights of Fire, The Festival of Flames at Kryal Castle, Ballarat these school holidays June 29 to July 14.

You will be enthralled by our Knights of Fire and Snow Queen Neva. Witness the spectacular Flaming Joust on the Main Arena as Sir Hector meets the Black Knight in a fiery clash, and the knights battle to cure the icy heart of the Snow Queen. 

Warm yourself at one of the braziers around the grounds as you enjoy the roving entertainment or make your way to the castle Abbey for pantomimes and puppetry while the kids are entertained.

Why not extend your stay and book a family stay and play package at Kryal Castle to immerse yourself in all that Ballarat Winter Festival experience has to offer?

The daily highlight of the program will be the spectacular Joust of a fiery clash of flaming lances and swords on Kryal Castle’s main arena daily. 

For enquiries and bookings, call or visit the website.  http://www.kryalcastle.com.au/


Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival - 19 to 21 July

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is an annual three day event held across the third weekend in July at the iconic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s longest continuously operating cinema. It features a world class program of films showcasing a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters


Christmas In July Sunday Lunch

It's back... one of Daylesford Cider's most subscribed events of the year. Gather up your family and friends, don your favourite Christmas jumper, and join in on Sunday 21 July from 11:30am for a festive focused Sunday lunch. Ticket price includes a two-course traditional Christmas lunch, a complimentary glass of warm spiced cider, merry tunes and great company set in the cosy, Christmas-themed cider tavern. If you have any dietary requiremetns, inform Daylesford Cider Company in advance. The children's ticket automatically includes Daylesford Cider's non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider....

enquiries@daylesfordcider.com.au    https://www.facebook.com/DaylesfordCider


BABBA - The Ultimate Tribute to Abba - 24th August

Event 24th August at the Palais-Hepburn

For nearly 100 years, Palais-Hepburn has drawn musicians and performers from around the world to the tranquil and beautiful setting in one of country Victoria's prime entertainment venues. The new Palais-Hepburn has recently had a stunning makeover and provides live entertainment, cocktail / wine / lounge bar and BABBA are excited to be performing there this August. BABBA is the most exciting and musically accurate tribute to ABBA in the world. In a spellbinding performance of all the hits, BABBA takes you on a musical journey that will have you on your feet uncontrollably. Since 1994 BABBA have performed all over Australia , Asia and New Zealand to sold out audiences and rave reviews. Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida have returned (with the help of a cryogenic freezer and some cosmetic surgery) to transport you back to the 70's with a show full of humour, great costumes, Swedish accents and fun-filled dance floor action. With spine tingling harmonies and a band that will rock your socks off, BABBA is simply the best night out in town. Tickets available via OZTIX...

https://babba.com.au/


Kyneton Antique & Vintage Fair  starts 30th Aug 

Celebrating the 23rd Antique and Vintage Fair held annually on the first weekend in September, Friends of the Kyneton Museum will host this special fundraising event.

Many well-known dealers will be there, with collections ranging from thimbles to grandfather clocks and everything in between. If it is the latest vintage trend, be it jewellery, homewares, haberdashery plus much more, you will probably find it there.

There will be a choice of excellent fare for a light lunch, including delectable baked goods and the ever- popular home-made soups at the Rotary Club of Kyneton Country Kitchen in the Richardson Room inside the Town Hall.

The Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Kyneton Museum, and partnering with the Rotary Club each year makes it a great community event


Words In Winter - August

WORDS IN WINTER
DAYLESFORD AND DISTRICT

Usually a full months program. Dates announced closer to event.

Founded in 2002 Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in Daylesford, the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.

It is a celebration of words, stories and ideas in all their forms shared by locals and visiting presenters through readings, poetry, theatre, music, talks, workshops, visiting authors, and exhibitions.


Jodi Lee Foundation Hike - 6 & 7th September

Jodi Lee Foundation was established in honour of Jodi Lee, who lost her battle with bowel cancer at age 41.

Since 2010 we have been on a mission to empower people to take active steps to prevent bowel cancer, act quickly on symptoms and live healthy lives.

Location: Daylesford, Victoria

Duration: 1 & 2 day options 

Distance options: 80km | 25km | 10km 

Entry Fee: 80km  $275 Friday and Saturday

Saturday 25km   $185

Saturday 10km   $25 Saturday

We are a leading voice for bowel cancer prevention. Each year we reach millions of Australians through our national initiatives including our Workplace Prevention Program; campaigns like Trust Your Gut, major fundraising events such as The JLF Trek, PR and a powerful social media voice to raise awareness about bowel cancer.

More Information 

https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/the-jlf-trek-vic-2019


Kyneton Arts and Daffodil Festival - 5-15th Sept

The Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival welcomes spring in Kyneton with an exciting series of activities including visual and performing arts, crafts, gardens, flower shows, markets and hospitality.

Along with beautiful daffodils throughout the town and surrounding countryside, visitors can take in exhibitions, ferret racing, performances and the now established Kyneton Dog Dash; hilarious time trials for family pets large and small. Many local gardens open to visitors and the Spring Flower Show presents the signature blooms of the Festival. The Festival of One Act Plays, now in its 63rd year, brings performers from throughout Victoria. Dancing, music and book events add to the eleven days of festivities.

The district is on display in the Grand Parade on the last day of the Festival with bands, dancers, floats, cars and vintage vehicles. Following the Parade the Festival closes 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.

We thank all who joined us and supported us in making the 2018 Festival such as a special event, and we look forward to another exciting festival in 2019.


Spring Masterclass - Lake House

A full day of demonstrations and lively foodie discussion with some of Australia’s top chefs including: Andrew McConnell – Cutler & Co., Cumulus Inc, Supernormal, Rinky and Pinky, Melbourne, Matt Moran – ARIA, Barangaroo House, Chiswick, North Bondi Fish, Paddo Inn Grill, NSW. Hosted by Lake House Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM in The Cooking School at Lake House. Day includes two demonstrations, recipes, tastings, baguette lunch, wine and refreshments....

https://lakehouse.com.au/product-category/cooking-school-classes/


A Feast of Music 2019 – September 

A Feast of Music 2019 – Daylesford Chamber Music Festival

September 6th @ 6 pm  - September 8th : 2:00 pm

Join us at the heart of one of Australia’s most captivating regional destinations for a long weekend of extraordinary music and convivial hospitality. In its seventh edition, the 2019 Festival features three chamber music performances, an orchestral concert and a musical dinner at the renowned Lake House.

https://visithepburnshire.com.au/event/a-feast-of-music-2019-daylesford-chamber-music-festival/


Paul Bangay Garden Tours - Sept - Oct

More Information at 

https://www.stonefieldsthefarmhouse.com/stonefields-private-tours/


Kyneton Music Festival 

Kyneton Music Festival is an annual, locally conceived festival featuring a great line up of Australian music.

Don't be missed if you love your Australian Indian music

Dates published closer to the event


Budburst Festival - 9th & 10th November

Discover hidden treasures set in the maze of laneways that weave around the Macedon Ranges.

On 9 and 10 November 2019 between 10am and 5pm, over 30 of our wineries will open for the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Budburst Festival so you can explore and experience the diversity of wine styles grown and vinified across this outstanding winemaking region.

A Festival Passport ticket gets you access across the weekend to all venues for wine tastings, live entertainment and good old fashioned country hospitality.

As most of our wineries are small and family owned, the Festival offers you a personalised experience to learn firsthand from some of Victoria’s best artisans of wine. Festival visitors can talk directly with the people who grew the grapes and made the wine.

There is a reason people have been coming to Budburst for 30 years – find out for yourself and purchase your tickets.


2019 The Foam Fest - West Melbourne Nov 30

The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run. 

Join us for 22+ obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome (family friendly) music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer gardens. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the 5K Foam Fest run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. GET FILTHY CLEAN!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-5k-foam-fest-west-melbourne-nov-30-2019-registration-53179581560?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse



St Erth Spring Garden Fair - November

Come and enjoy this historic garden nestled in the hills of Blackwood and take in a free tour or mini-workshop while the kids enjoy garden art activities.


Daylesford Show - November 24th


Elton John  at  Hanging Rock 2020

FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD

ELTON JOHN TO PERFORM FAREWELL CONCERT AT VICTORIA’S ICONIC HANGING ROCK
*Please note Frontier Touring are only promoting the Elton John Hanging Rock concert. For information on other dates please visit oznz.eltonjohn.com

Hanging Rock Reserve
South Rock Road, Woodend
Hanging Rock is 75km north-west of Melbourne

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, today revealed that a Hanging Rock concert for Saturday 25 January 2020 will be included in the epic 15-date Australian leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

“The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted...A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye” – Rolling Stone USA

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