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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.
Inside the Brick is coming to Seymour, Victoria for the very first time this October with their fantastic travelling Interactive Play & LEGO Model Exhibition!
Inside the Brick is even more interactive than ever before, with more play, regular build challenges and other fun activities for kids of all ages.
Not only will guests have the opportunity to see fantastic original LEGO creations on display but they will have the opportunity to create some of their own in our massive hands-on Build Zone!
The Build Zone has just got even bigger. More bricks and more activities this event equals more fun. Build your favourite minion, create a Minecraft world, or join the white LEGO Architectural Challenge. http://www.insidethebrick.com/events-main
The Spirit of Progress was launched on 17 November 1937 in a blaze of publicity. Publicity trips of the Spirit ran to major country towns of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo prior to its official run to Albury on 24th November.
Celebrate 80 years of the Spirit by running a heritage train tour to two of the three original destinations during testing, Geelong and Ballarat.
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/
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.
A two day celebration of the baroque horse breeds, including the Andalusian, Friesian, Iberian, Lusitano, Warlander & derivatives.
The event will include a grand parade of horses & riders in Medieval, Baroque and or Spanish costume, Joust Of War, Medieval Skill At Arms/mixed working Equitation, Garocha, Horse Archery, liberty, Lusitano display, Peruvian Paso display and so much more! http://www.kryalcastle.com.au/special-events/
There’s singletrack gold in them there hills. And the main seam runs from Hepburn Springs in the north following Sailors Creek via Lake Daylesford and on to spectacular Sailors Falls in the south of Victoria’s restful Spa country.
It’s a perfect place to mine for trail running riches.
WELCOME TO THE GOLDRUSH
Linking two of the state’s most famous spa retreat villages in quintessential gold mining territory, the event features a highlight middle section of the Goldfields Track, a 220km trail linking Bendigo and Ballarat.
A perfect weekend running getaway. http://goldrushrun.net/
Celebrate your Christmas Party in style at the Seymour Racecourse on Thursday 21 December. Get together your work mates, friends and family together and reserve a package trackside ready for this big day in Seymour.
Mini marquees are a great way to indulge on the day, with upgrades to include beverages and food selling out each year.
To backdrop a great day of racing, there are free kids activities, Santa on track and loads of live music and entertainment to keep the festive spirit flowing all day long. It is a great event amongst families and businesses alike.
Catering is available on course, and the upstairs function centre with sweeping views of the track will be open to the public all afternoon.
Content: SEYMOUR RACING CLUB INC
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