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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. 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, 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.
Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9.00a.m. 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.
Melbourne's 'avant showgirl' Miss Friby, brings her unique brand of cabaret, vaudeville and burlesque to the Hepburn Springs!
Does 'star power' help you distinguish the difference between going to Hepburn Springs and buying an inner spring mattress? No. Miss Friby is lost.
In a tornado of hilarious showmanship and exotic glamour, Miss Friby will perform a refined selection of her critically acclaimed cabaret, vaudeville & burlesque acts with world class wit, decadent aesthetics and satirical bite. Its dance, song, comedy, circus, magic and everything in between - celebrating life's curveballs with charm and nail biting satire.
Cabaret at it's finest, with a little bit of death.
*** Green Room Award Nominee (2012 / 2015) ***
*** Fields Award Nominee 'Contribution to Australian Vaudeville (2015) ***
*** Australia's Got Talent Finalist (2013) ***
'Strange and frothy and original and fresh' Dawn French'She had the audience eating out of the palm of her hand' - ArtsHub'A humorous and energetic performance underpinned by a real appreciation for an eclectic array of dance styles - The Age'Head to Toe Talented'
DETAILSThe Palais Hepburn - 111 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, VIC Doors 7:30pm / Show Starts 8:30pm Tickets $30 / Tables Available
Venue open until 1am, show finishes approximately 10:30pm
The Annual Show will be held over Easter from, Fri 19 April to Sunday April 21, 10am to 4pm, and on Mon 22 from 10am to 3pm at the Mechanics Institute Hall.
Opening night will be Thurs 18 April, when the awards will be announced and presented. Works will be available for sale from 7.30pm, along with wine and a delicious supper ($15 per person). All welcome!
Part proceeds from the 2018 Show went towards – Only a Jockey art installation at the old Trentham Racecourse; Trentham Primary School & Kindergarten for choir& music outings; Dr Gweneth Wisewould 80 year anniversary exhibition; Dancing a Jig with Dad art installation (in memory of local sculptor Matthew Harding) & to the Blackwood CERT garage fundraiser.
General enquiries – Jill McCallum 0403 650 811 firstname.lastname@example.org Bette McLaren 5424 1127 email@example.com Entry enquiries – Jacinta Burke 0418542411 firstname.lastname@example.org trenthamartshow.org
Spudtastic fun, food, music, games, entertainment and activities galore!
You’d never guess potatoes could be this much fun! 10 am to 4pm
The annual Great Trentham Spudfest has just completed its 12th exciting year and again all the fun and games took over the town. This festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of the community and recognise Trentham’s potato-growing heritage.
Once again, the usually shy, humble and bashful potato bursts free from life underground and basks in the limelight for festivities in its honour.
The Great Trentham Spudfest is an opportunity for visitors and the local community to join in a number of exciting spud activities and have a spudtacular time. Last year over 6,000 people enjoyed the festivities so come along and join us – there will be something for everyone! https://www.trenthamspudfest.org.au/
The annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on 4th and 5th May 2019 with 18,000 people expected to join the most amazing whole town bookshop experience in Australia.
Along with author talks, panel discussions and literary luncheons, festival-goers can: discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectable books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a horse and cart ride, or sample local food and wine. https://clunesbooktown.com.au/
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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 a special event, and we look forward to another exciting Festival in 2019.
Kyneton Music Festival is an annual, locally conceived festival featuring a great line up of Australian music.
Not to be missed if you love your Australian indi music
Dates published closer to the event