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
Unfortunately closing on the 28th April.

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/


LOCAL EVENTS


'Plate Up Ballarat' - All May
Ballarat's Annual Premier Food Festival

'Plate Up Ballarat' is an exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings, craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more.

Taking place throughout the month of May 2019, Plate Up Ballarat will showcase local producers whilst also promoting successful and supportive connections between producers, restaurants and cafes.

More info at this website     https://www.plateupballarat.com.au/


Anderson’s Mill National Trust Heritage Weekend May 11 & 12

Enjoy a fun family day out at the National Trust Heritage Listed Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend.

Anderson’s Mill tours, talks, working waterwheel and more. Food and coffee.

Enjoy watching heritage engines at work. Victoria Quilters Inc. will display twenty quilts representing the goldfields region.

“Mills on the Air” amateur radio groups linking up around Australia and world wide.

Ballarat Spinners and weavers demonstrating and teaching skills.

Art displays and activities.

Victorian doll house rooms, miniatures and demonstrations.

https://www.visithepburnshire.com.au/event/andersons-mill-national-trust-heritage-weekend/2019-05-11/


Faulty Towers George Hotel Ballarat - May 17 18

Be entertained with a night full of giggles!

About this Event

3-course dinner and 2-hour interactive show. Pre-dinner drinks from 7:00pm. Performance commences 7:30pm.Pricing:  $99.00 per person.

Friday 17/05/2019, 7:00 pm – Saturday 18/05/2019, 10:00 pm 

The George Hotel Ballarat -  27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350


Lavandula Autumn Harvest Festival - 19th May

ARTISAN STALLS

Discover the amazing products made by local craftspeople.

WOOD-FIRED OVEN, BBQ & PAELLA

Enjoy sumptuous food from our wood-fired oven or grab a gourmet Italian sausage from our BBQ. Our famous festival-sized paella will satisfy any hunger.

TOURS OF THE 1860s FARMHOUSE

Explore the original stone Swiss Italian farmhouse and hear the amazing story of the first family to farm here.

It really will be a great day for the whole family!


Woodend Winter Arts Festival - 7 - 10 June

Woodend Winter Arts Festival – Woodend

Over the Queen’s birthday long weekend, this festival brings together acclaimed Australian and international talent with the music, literary and arts community of the stunning Macedon Ranges. The result is a world-class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events.

http://woodendwinterartsfestival.org.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


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.


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.


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.


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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