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


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

Daylesford Community Cinema

Watch a great movie at the Daylesford Community Cinema.
The Rex Arcade, Vincent Street, Daylesford.
Check what movies are on and at what times at the link below.


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

Clunes Farmers Market - 8th October

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.

The Creswick Market - 21st October

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.

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.


Creswick Theatre - 'Woyzech' Starts 28th Sept

Roll up! Roll up! Feast your eyes on the world's greatest spectacle: human misery!

Observe lowly soldier Franz Woyzeck as he attempts to support his woman, Marie, and child by becoming a medical experiment for the regimental Doctor. Watch! as Marie becomes captivated by the beautiful but sadistic Drum Major. Gasp! as Woyzeck tries to separate reality from delusion using only his disturbed mind... he has nothing to lose but his family, his sanity, and his life.

With just a minimal stage setup, we present for your pleasure a village full of brutal soldiers, nosey children, straying women, psychotic scientists and dancing animals in an adaptation of Georg Buchner's famous unfinished play, Woyzeck.

For Love & Peas, we need you, audience members, to come and support, enjoy and laugh with us.


Happy As A Pig In Cider: Family Day - Oct 6th

Following the success of Happy As A Pig Cider in June, Daylesford Cider will be teaming up with Brookland’s Free-Range Farm once again.  

This event will be still be focussed on local produce, sustainable farming with interaction with both producers, however it will be a little more low-key opening it up as a fun family friendly event.

The day will start with a morning tour in the picturesque and fertile volcanic valley of Brookland’s Free-Range Farms in Blampied with Nats & Jono and their daughter Ruby.   At the farm your family can see and learn about the ethical raising of rarebreed Berkshire pigs, British White Cattle & Finn Sheep,  there might even be some piglets or lambs to pat and cuddle.

Lunch will be held at Daylesford Cider and include a cider tasting with head cider maker Mackie.  Details to be confirmed in due course.

There will be an opportunity in the afternoon to visit the organic apple orchard and cider mill to see where the cider is made.

Outside at the cidery there’s giant Jenga, Bocce, Croquet and beautiful lawns and garden surrounds for family fun.

This is a ticket only event. Tickets will be released mid September and registering of interest can be placed in advance by emailing enquiries@daylesfordcider.com.au

Octsoberfest - 7 & 8th October

Come get spiritually lit at the VICYPAA campout! A weekend of fellowship, meetings, workshops, bonding, campfires, s'mores, bunk beds, country air and FUN as we start our countdown todards the convention. Be a part-of! Now is the time.

VICYPAA have hired out the Boomerang Ranch in Daylesford for a weekend getaway of recovery and fellowship. A two day event with ID meetings, recovery workshops, meditation, breakfast, dinner and campfire. Join the committee and help plan the 2018 convention program! Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of October. Friends and family welcome with Al-Anon participation. Bring your mates and car pool down together. Contact vicypaa@gmail.com to attend.


Swiss Italian Fiesta - 18th to 22nd October

We are very much looking forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2017 from Wednesday October 18 – Sunday October 22.

Over a five day period the people of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford show off to their neighbours and the wider community of Victoria, their pride in the strong links to the Swiss and Italian settlers of the district in the 1850’s.

The Festa also highlights the wide-ranging skills and diversity of the present community and the areas unique environment, still closely linked to “taking the waters” at the numerous mineral springs.


Kyneton Music Festival - 20 & 21st October

Kyneton Music Festival is like a big party in the park. 

The sixth annual Kyneton Music Festival is back on October 20th and 21st in the picturesque surrounds of historical Piper Street.

Taking over St. Pauls Park, plus performances a few steps away in Major Tom’s and The Bluestone Theatre, the first round of artists have officially been announced.

The Line-up so far:

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever
Loose Tooth
Karl S. Williams
Freya Josephine Hollick
The Cactus Channel
Dan Kelly Dream Band
Sugar Fed Leopards
Dan Parsons
The Twoks
The Wardens
Hollow Everdaze
Mightiest Of Guns
The Outdoor Type

There will also be more bands and food options announced shortly. All taking place over a weekend in Spring, just one hour from Melbourne by train or road.

Please visit the website for more information and for tickets.


Cycling Event October 2017 - 28th October

Ride Daylesford is a cycling event being held in the Daylesford area on Saturday 28th October 2017. Over 2000 cyclists will cycle through the beautiful local countryside and local shires including Hepburn, Macedon Ranges and the Mount Alexander Shire.

You can choose from three distances 33, 63 and 146 kilometres. 
Proudly supporting 'Breast Cancer Network Australia'.

For for information go to www.ridedaylesford.com.au

Creswick Skate Park Comp - 29th October

The Skate Park Leagues are community based grassed-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together.

Get down to Creswick Skate Park on the 29th of October and compete in skate, scooter, or BMX. Free giveaways and prizes to be won!


Artober Daylesford - 1st to Mid November

In 2014 the Daylesford Artshow committee introduced ARTOBER, a celebration of the arts within the Hepburn Shire and Beyond. Offering a diverse range of artistic expression, ARTOBER runs during October and running through to mid-November. 

The signature event during ARTOBER is the Daylesford Art Show held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend. 

ARTOBER events include local artists and galleries as well as community and neighborhood groups, school and youth groups. 

ARTOBER unites local artists and gives them an opportunity to increase their public and community profile and in turn provides a platform to display their works to the local community and the greater public. 

It also encourages local communities to explore and support local art and artists. With an inspired vision to grow year on year, we invite you to join us in this celebration and support the Hepburn Shire community and artists alike. 

For more Info: www.artober.com.au

Maldon Folk Festival - 3rd to 6th November

Maldon Folk Festival, located in Central Victoria, has been held annually for more than four decades. Each year we provide a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups.

Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music, dance and in the historic, National Trust Classified Maldon township.

At the Maldon Folk Festival you can enjoy four days of folk music and dance and interactive workshops, complemented by various activities around the Maldon township.


Daylesford Art Show - 2nd to 6th November

Now in its 33rd Year the Daylesford Art show bring together works from over 100 local Hepburn Shires artists with over 300 pieces on display . 

Held at the Daylesford Town Hall 74 Vincent Street, over the Melbourne Cup Long Weekend 

Opening 2nd November from 6pm till Monday 6th November 1.30pm. 

For More Info: www.daylesfordartshow.com.au

Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend - 11 & 12 Nov 

Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend is a garden lovers delight in the Victorian Central Highlands.

The weekend features a range of private and commercial gardens, the delightful Annual Garden Club flower show in the Town hall, a spring garden party , plant sales, basket weaving and more.

The eight private gardens vary from a compact suburban garden in town to rural acreages not far away. All have a diverse range of beauty and creativity, hidden gems often not previously seen by the general public but guaranteed to impress. 

The commercial gardens include Lambley Nursery in Ascot, Mistydowns at Springmount, Overwrought sculpture garden at Blampied, Brenlissa Nursery at Mount Rowan, Newlyn Antiques and Cottage Garden and Bells Water Gardens in Newlyn, plus the newly opened Maze House also near Newlyn.

Community gardens include vegetable gardening at Neighbourhood centre and the John Curtin Aged Care facility.

The Neighbourhood Centre at 19 Victoria street Creswick will be the point of contact for ticket sales, maps and general information. Please do not go directly to the gardens, but follow the signs from the Information centre in Albert street (Midland Hwy).     Phone 03 5345 2759 or 0419 326 453

Macedon Ranges Wine & Food - 18 & 19 Nov

On 18 & 19 November 2017 between 10am and 5pm.

Visit over 30 Wineries at 20 Venues

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

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.


Daylesford Highland Gathering - 2nd December

Gather your clan and come join us on SATURDAY THE 2ND OF DECEMBER 2017 for the Daylesford Highland Gathering!

Come along and enjoy a wee bit of Scotland in the picturesque tourist town of Daylesford, Victoria.

The Daylesford Highland Gathering is held annually on the 1st Saturday of December and is the first gathering of the season.

Our charming Gathering includes a captivating Street March in the Main Street of Daylesford and then a full days Drumming, Piping and Dancing at the picturesque Victoria Park, located at the southern entrance of Daylesford.

The end of the day is heralded spectacularly with the Massed Bands, which is an experience not to be missed!  http://daylesfordhighland.com/

Kingston Show - December 3rd

A great country show, with something for everyone held at the historical Kingston Showgrounds, run by the Kingston Agricultural Society 

The 150th Show will be held on Sunday the 3rd of December 2017.

10am to 5pm   All Welcome!

Featuring an expanded range of horse events as well as the ever popular dairy goats.


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