Find out what’s on in Daylesford and Macedon Ranges with our regularly updated events calendar bursting with events all year round. From annual food and wine festivals to weekly local farmers markets, art fairs, open studios, music gigs and family events, there is something for everyone.

Regular Events

Local Markets

Every Week
Saturday: Wesley Hill Market (Castlemaine) – 149 Pyrenees Hwy, 7.30am – 1pm
Sunday: Daylesford  Market – Old Daylesford Railway Station, Raglan St, 8am – 1.30pm

1st Saturday of the Month
Woodend Farmers’ Market: High and Forest St, 9am – 1pm

2nd Saturday of the Month
Kyneton Farmers’ Market: St Paul Park, 8.30am – 1pm

2nd Sunday of the Month
Maldon Market: Fountain St, 9am – 2pm
Clunes Farmers’ Market: Collins Place and Fraser St – 9am to 1pm

3rd Saturday of the Month
Trentham Farmers’ Market: Trentham Town Square, 9am – 1pm
Creswick Market: Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 9am – 1pm

3rd Sunday of the Month
Glenlyon Village Market: Glenlyon Shire Hall,  9am – 1pm
Talbot Farmers Market: 40 Scandinavian Cres, 9am – 1pm
Woodend Village Market: Forest Street, 9am – 1pm

4th Saturday of the Month
Daylesford Farmers’ Market: Daylesford Primary School Oval, Vincent St, 9am – 1pm

4th Sunday of the Month
Trentham Station Trash and Treasure Market: Victoria Street, 9am – 2pm

5th Saturday of the Month (about 4 times a year)
Macedon Village Farmers’ Market: 67 Smith Street, Macedon, 9am – 1pm

Live Music

Palais Hepburn – Hepburn Springs
Beautifully renovated and well loved entertainment venue and bar. Visit The Palais Hepburn website for details.

Daylesford Hotel
Regular live entertainment. See what’s coming up here.

Daylesford Cider Co – Musk
Monthly daytime live performances at the cidery. Check the calendar here.

Tours and Activities

Daylesford Wine Tours – Classic Day Tour
Join wine guide Clay Watson for a whole day tour of local wineries. $220 per person – approx. 6 hours.
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Wild Mindfulness Australia – Forest Tour – Daylesford
Judy Griffiths takes you on a half day hiking experience through the forest as she introduces you to the ideas of mindfulness in a fun, relaxed and engaging setting. Thur, Sat, Sun. $89per person – approx. 3.5 hours.
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Black Cat Truffles – Truffle hunt + A Taste of Truffles – Wattle Flat
From June to August. Find out more about this earthy, aromatic and elusive delicacy. See the truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a range of delicious treats. Sat, Sun. $140 per person – approx 2 hours.
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Truffle Hunt & Taste of Truffles Experience
Sun 18 – Wattle Flat

Join Black Cat Truffles during the truffle season from June to August for A ‘Truffle Hunt & Taste of Truffles Experience’ – an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic and elusive delicacy.

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Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Fri 10 to Sun 13 – Woodend

The annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival brings together Australian and international artists, performers, authors and commentators for the Macedon Ranges’ premier arts festival.

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Queens Birthday Holiday
Mon 13


Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Fri 1 to Sun 3 – Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival (C-Doc) is an annual three day event held featuring a world class program of films showcasing a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters. A curated program featuring best of feature-length documentary films globally and showcases Australian film makers.

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Borealis on the Lake – Lake Daylesford
Fri 15 to Sun 4 Sep – Daylesford

Borealis on the Lake brings the Northern Lights to Lake Daylesford this winter with a mesmerising light installation of colour and movement where unique auroras are projected over the lake. A magical an immersive blend of technology, art and sound.

$20. Family packages available.

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Beautiful Dark – The Music of Twin Peaks
Sat 16 – The Palais Hepburn

Australia’s preeminent interpreters of the music of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, using video and audio, projections, props and a total commitment to the original soundtrack.

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Borealis on the Lake – Lake Daylesford
Mon 1 to Sun 4 Sep – Daylesford

Borealis on the Lake brings the Northern Lights to Lake Daylesford this winter with a mesmerising light installation of colour and movement where unique auroras are projected over the lake. A magical an immersive blend of technology, art and sound.

$20. Family packages available.

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Words in Winter
Posponed – Daylesford and District

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.

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Antique and Vintage Fair – Kyneton town Hall
DATES TBA – Kyneton

Antique and Vintage Fair held annually on the first weekend in September, Friends of the Kyneton Museum will host this special fundraising event. Many well-known dealers will be there. The Kyneton Antique and Vintage Fair is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Kyneton Museum, and partnering with the Rotary Club each year makes it a great community event.


Fathers Day
Sun 4

AFL Grand Final Holiday (Vic)
Fri 23

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival
Thu 1 to Sun 11 – Kyneton

The includes favorites such as Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays, the Antique and Vintage Fair, Ferret Racing, Buskers, Open Gardens, Scarecrow displays, the Spring Flower Show and the continuation of the recently added Kyneton Dog Dash.

The Daffodil Art Prize and the Art Photography Prize will be exhibited throughout the Festival and a host of local galleries and studios will open their doors to display the work and practice of our diverse local artists.

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Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial – Holding the Circle
2023  – Kyneton

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Swiss Italian Festa – Hepburn Springs
Dates TBA

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

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Garden Lovers Fair
sat 1 and sun 2 – Macedon Ranges

Since 2003 the Garden Lovers Fair has grown to be one of the most popular garden fairs’ in Victoria. With some 40 specialist and unique stall holders and approximately 2,500 people attending.

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Castlemaine Festival of Gardens
Sat 29 Until Sun Nov 6 – Castlemaine

Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, a selection of gardens are opened for your enjoyment. As always there is a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens which will intrigue and inspire.

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Kyneton Cup
Wed 3 – Kyneton

A Marquee event and public holiday in Kyneton, forming part of Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival. This event day attracts people from all over Australia and other parts of the world, who now attend this day each year as part of their Melbourne Cup Week activities.

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Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend

This annual community event is organised by Business & Tourism Creswick Inc. All profits are used for local Creswick projects. We invite you to visit the scenic, historic Central Goldfields Region of Victoria and see an array of diverse private gardens, iconic commercial gardens and nurseries, and more.

$5 entry

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Kyneton Agricultural Show
Fri 19 & Sat 20 – Kyneton

Carnival Friday Night 5.30 – 10.30 and Show Day Saturday

A classic country show with rides, pets, farm animals, craft tent, show bags and all the regional produce, art and cooking prizes. There is a ute muster, Friday night fireworks and plenty of entertainment.

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Budburst Food and Wine Festival
Sat 19 to Sun 20 – Macedon Ranges

Budburst is the regions number one food and wine festival where mainly small and family owned wineries open their doors. Explore and experience the diversity of wine styles grown and vinified across this outstanding winemaking region.

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Fri 25 and Sat 26 – Hanging Rock

After critically acclaimed shows across Europe and North America, Australian rock legends Nick Cave and Warren Ellis play two exclusive shows at Hanging Rock with support Courtney Barnett. Part of Always Live

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Daylesford Collectables Fair
TBA – Daylesford

The first annual Daylesford Collectables Fair will be held at Victoria Oval in Daylesford showcasing some of the regions best antique, vintage, collectable and retro dealers.

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New Years Eve Parade & Gala
Daylesford Town Centre

A fantastic community event for the whole family. Come along to Vincent St Daylesford and join in the fun. Parade, wood chopping demonstration, music, activities and more!

Dont miss the fireworks display over Lake Daylesford at midnight to ring in the New Year with a bang!


New Years Day Races
New Years Day – Hanging Rock

This event attracts over 3,000 each year. Racing at the Rock is considered by most people as a very unique experience, the best that Country Racing can offer, a true Aussie Day Out and a must for the “Bucket List”.

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Glenlyon Mixed Sports day
New Years Day – Glenlyon

Join in a long tradition of fun and games at the Glenlyon Sports Day on New Year’s Day. Since 1857 locals have battled it out on the racetrack, in the wood chop arena, delicate women have competed throwing gumboots (not very PC – is it?), sculling mineral water, scoffing bullboars …. From 10am at the Glenlyon Reserve.  All proceeds go to local charities and organisations.

Australia Day Races
Thu 26 – Hanging Rock

This event attracts over 3,000 each year. Racing at the Rock is considered by most people as a very unique experience, the best that Country Racing can offer, a true Aussie Day Out and a must for the “Bucket List”.

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Australia Day Holiday
Thu 26


St Valentines Day – Sun 14


Thu 10 – Mon 14 – DAYLESFORD

ChillOut, Australia’s number one Queer Country Pride festival, is in its 25nd year in 2022.

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Labour Day Holiday (Vic)
Mon 14

Harcourt Applefest

The modern Harcourt Applefest celebrates all local produce and community endeavour. These days, newer ventures like wine, cider and delicacies share the stage.

The festival has evolved into a big event, welcoming an ever-increasing number of visitors from near and far each year. The market and entertainment get better each year, too.

Fresh Harcourt apples, local products & produce, fruit growers’ display, free children’s activities, music, refreshments, food and more

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Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial
next on in 2025 – Kyneton

Held every 3 years Kyneton Contemporary is a noteworthy event in the regions artistic calendar and not to be missed.

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Gathering of the Godesses
Thu 23 to sun 26 – Riddles Creek

Come home to the wilderness & re-join your tribe…
Celebrating the ways of the old by gathering with your kindred spirits in a three day camping / glamping festival to connect, to ground and to grow. Woman of all ages and from all walks of life coming together with inclusive experiences for all.

​Workshops, healing, readings, health & fitness, market & food stalls, arts & crafts, performances, children’s village and so much more!

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Macedon Ranges Music Festival
TBA – Hanging Rock

A family friendly, good vibes festival with a dedicated Youth Zone, headlined by The Black Sorrows, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks and Nick Barker. There will be a large selection of delicious food stalls to choose from, or you are welcome to BYO food plus a bar stocked with award-winning beer, wine & cider! All profits to the Cambodian Kids Foundation.

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Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival
TBA Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

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Celebrate autumn at the inaugural Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival. There’s so much more to autumn in the Macedon Ranges than Macedon’s oak-lined Honour Avenue and Mt Macedon. From events, creative workshops and scenic country drives, to autumn flavours and promotions to tickle your tastebuds and senses.

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Castlemaine State Festival
Returns 2023 – Castlemaine

One of the major regional festivals in Victoria. A full program of music, film, discussions, performance, visual art, festival club and events. Not to be missed.

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Fri 7 to Mon 10

Tus 25


Booktown Festival
TBA – Clunes

Each year the Clunes Booktown Festival attracts 18,000 people who enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids village, and good food.

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Mothers Day
Sun 14