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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.
Why not get out of the house and celebrate over 125 years of Racing at the Rock by spending Australia Day at one of the most iconic venues in Australia - Hanging Rock.
Come and enjoy the best Country Racing has to offer with a great day at the Rock which is located within the beautiful Macedon Ranges. You would struggle to find a more unique environment to enjoy a day at the races with family, friends or work colleagues.
There is a range of activities available with kids activities, live music, food stalls, big screen on site to view all the local and metro racing and much more.
The Rock is only an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD, Bendigo, Seymour and Ballarat or you can catch VLine to Woodend Station to be met by shuttle buses to the race course and then back again to the station.
Please note that the Liquor Licence does not permit alcohol to be brought on to the racecourse. Beach umbrellas and shade structures not permitted within the racecourse for safety reasons.
Content: Kyneton & Hanging Rock Racing Club
Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel Wearne melds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Wearne’s current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective.
Join us at the Seymour alternative farming expo for small holding farming, unusual livestock breeds, fabulous foods and creative crafts
Open from 8:30am – 5pm Friday and Saturday and 8:30am – 4pm Sunday
ChillOut Festival transforms the Hepburn region into the LGBTI capital of Australia. Come celebrate our 21st birthday, carnival weekend 8 - 18 March 2018.
Find inspiration, skill, rare and forgotten trades, lost arts and traditions at the Lost Trades Fair. Over 1000 combined years of experience - all in one place.
Meet the makers - see over 90 bespoke makers practising their crafts and trades; chairmakers, coopers, silversmiths, tinsmiths fletchers, gunsmiths, makers of tools, rocking horses, penny farthings, musical instruments, wickerware, decorative painting, pinstriping and stonemasonry.
The trades and the incredible artisans, workers and makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career will showcase their skills, craftsmanship and share their knowledge.
The Lost Trades Fair aims to inspire, to educate and to open the eyes and minds of the next generation to demand something made by a real person rather than a machine, to think about sustainability and the longevity of what they buy and use, to inspire them to have the confidence to design and create something real and beautifully crafted and to show and teach them about what people can do with practice, passion and knowledge.
The annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May, with 18,000 people expected to join the most amazing whole town bookshop experience in Australia. Headline authors this year include Clementine Ford, the Hon. Tim Fischer AC, Hannah Kent, Kate Grenville, A.S. Patric and Annie Raser-Rowland.
Along with author talks, panel discussions and literary luncheons, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectible books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a horse and cart ride, try their hand in a scrabble tournament and immerse themselves in the State Library Victoria’s display, which includes one of Samuel Johnson’s original dictionaries from 1755.
There’s also the Magazine In A Weekend program for students, which includes writing, editing and design workshops and culminates in the launch of an online magazine. Offering insights are the people behind literary magazines including The Lifted Brow and Kill Your Darlings.
The Clunes Booktown Festival is all about celebrating books and the great conversations and big ideas that come from them. Join the conversation during the first weekend in May in Clunes.
Content: Back to Booktown http://www.clunesbooktown.com.au/