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

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/


Visit the Amazing Mill Market at Daylesford 

https://www.millmarkets.com.au/


LOCAL EVENTS

This catered service has operated continuously on the first Saturday of the month for over 15 years.  Thousands of guests have enjoyed the delights of a journey through the local forests aboard our 1970s Diesel Rail Car, accompanied by delicious finger food, drinks of your choice and live music by Travelling Concessions.

 “The Travelling Concesions play compact music, played with considerable constraint, specialising in the production of big sound from a small footprint.” (Richard Bevan)

The Silver Streak departs the Daylesford Station regularly at 5.30pm. Guests can enjoy a pre-departure drink while they sort out their tickets.

At $60 per adult and $35 for all others, the Silver Streak is a charming and memorable experience that can be equally enjoyed by couples, families and groups alike.

Bookings need to be made online. Make sure you specify particular dietary requirements.

Click here to book now

Check this website for updates for the rest of the year.
Charters are available at other times.
Enquiries: 0421 780 100

Gift vouchers are also available

Daylesford Spa Country railway is a totally volunteer managed, operated and maintained tourist railway.


Walking Tour of Daylesford - Oct 26 - 10am

Designed for visitors & locals who are curious about Daylesford and Hepburn’s history. Come on our engaging guided walk and all will be revealed.

Take a stroll down memory lane walking in the footsteps of legends – grand and notorious. Hear their untold stories.

The pace is gentle with some hills.

Guided Tours start at the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre.  $$20 to $40

2 hour town tour for about 3 km.
Price includes access to key sites and buildings on the walk including the Daylesford Museum.

Location - Meet inside the Daylesford Visitor Information Centre 15 minutes before start time – 98 Vincent St, Daylesford, Victoria 3460 

Phone  0455 519 111

October 26 : 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT      Recurring Event


Paul Bangay Garden Tours - Sept - Oct

More Information at 

https://www.stonefieldsthefarmhouse.com/stonefields-private-tours/


Kyneton Music Festival  Fri, 25 Oct 2019 – Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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

https://kynetonmusicfestival.com.au/

 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 – Sat, 26 Oct 2019



Carlsruhe - Fire Brigade and Wine Festival

Carlsruhe Fire Brigade Food and Wine festival -

Saturday 3rd November.

Food, wine, beer, spirits. Art & Craft and variety stalls.

Childrens activities. Farm animals. All proceeds support the Carlsruhe Fire Brigade.

Trio Road, Kyneton.

MORE INFORMATION

https://www.facebook.com/events/97-trio-rd-kyneton-vic-3444-australia/carlsruhe-fire-brigade-wine-and-food-festival/476167669780716/



Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend
9th & 10th November

Now in its sixth year, the 2019 Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend is organised by Business and Tourism Creswick Inc.

This community event offers a choice of ten unique private gardens to visit, including large and small town gardens, quirky and eclectic gardens, sustainable gardens, and real country gardens.

A variety of commercial venues will also be open, including Bells Water Gardens, Brenlissa Nursery, Creswick Nursery in Miss Northcott’s Garden, Lambley Gardens and Nursery, Maze House, Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery, and Spring Park Nursery.

There is also the Creswick Garden Club’s Flower Show at the Town Hall; cafe, community BBQ and self-guided tours around the gardens of John Curtin Aged Care; plant sales, community garden and displays at the Neighbourhood Centre; and much more.


MACEDON RANGES WINE AND FOOD
BUDBURST FESTIVAL

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, across the region 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 wine making region.

More Information

https://dmproduce.com.au/events/macedon-ranges-wine-and-food-budburst-festival/


Art In The Vines Long Lunch - 23rd November

Hanging Rock Winery's legendary Long Lunch is back by popular demand to celebrate their newest sculpture exhibition, Art in the Vines – Sculpture in Motion.

Set amongst the sculptures (weather permitting), take your seat at a 35-metre-long lunch table to enjoy a delicious three course lunch, designed and prepared by renowned executive chef Tim Austin of Baringo Food and Wine Co., and matched to perfection with an impressive selection of current vintage and special museum release wines. 

You’ll also enjoy drinks on arrival, live entertainment and be in the running to win some outstanding back vintage wine, so special that it’s not available for sale.

If it’s anything like last year, this will sell out quickly, very quickly.

Coming from Melbourne? Catch the 11:22am V/Line train from Southern Cross to Woodend and board the complimentary shuttle bus. The shuttle will then meet the 5:17pm train from Woodend to Southern Cross following the event. Bookings for the bus are essential. Please email to secure your place.



 The Foam Fest - West Melbourne Nov 30

The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run. 

Join us for 22+ obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome (family friendly) music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer gardens. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the 5K Foam Fest run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. GET FILTHY CLEAN!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-5k-foam-fest-west-melbourne-nov-30-2019-registration-53179581560?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse



St Erth Spring Garden Fair - November 2nd & 3rd

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.

https://www.diggers.com.au/whats-on/st-erth-spring-festival-2019/


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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