Please take into account any official advice around public and private events and gatherings. Many events will be cancelled or postponed at this time.

Check individual event websites or organisers for details of the event.

Thank you

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
Sunday: Daylesford Farmers’ Market – The Woodshed, 21A Raglan St, 8am – 4pm

1st Saturday of the Month
Daylesford Farmers’ Market: Daylesford Primary School Vincent St, 9am – 1pm
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 Sunday of the Month
Trentham Station Trash and Treasure Market: Victoria Street, 9am – 2pm

Live Music

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

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

Daylesford Wine Tours – Classic Day Tour
Region Wide

Join wine guide Clay Watson for a whole day tour of local wineries. Tours kick off and return to Daylesford (or your accommodation) and includes all tastings at 5 locations plus lunch at the Farmers Arms.

$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 magnificent Wombat State Forest, stopping along the way for activities and meditations as she introduces you to the ideas of mindfulness in a fun, relaxed and engaging setting. Includes a light picnic.

Thur, Sat, Sun. $89per person – approx. 3.5 hours

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March

Labour Day Holiday (Vic) – Mon 8

Chillout
Fri 5 to Mon 8 – DAYLESFORD

ChillOut, Australia’s number one Queer Country Pride festival, is in its 24nd year in 2021.

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Applefest
Sat 6 – Harcourt

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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Macedon Ranges Music Festival
Sat 13 – Gisbourne Steam Park

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.

1pm – 10pm

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Castlemaine State Festival
Fri 19 Mar to Sun 4 Apr – 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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A’Qto Cycling And Gourmet Escape

Fri 25 – Sun 28 – Daylesford

Challenge your body, relax your mind and satisfy your taste buds on a 4 day guided cycling tour ‘off the beaten track’ in the Daylesford & Hepburn Springs region. Challenging climbs, volcanic rolling hills on quiet, back country roads with Italian style, regional food all weekend. Non riding partners are welcome.
$1595 per person, Accommodation included at Lakes Edge – Daylesford

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Daylesford Polo

Daylesford Polo
Sat 20 – Drummond

Discover a breathtaking backdrop, an abundance of local produce and a world class standard of polo. Unlike any other polo event, the Daylesford Polo is all about community. Profits from this years event will go to the Mirabel Foundation, because every child deserves a childhood.

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April

Easter – Fri 2 to Mon 5

DMR Open Studios
Throughout Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

Dates published closer to the event

For 2 weekends in April you are invited visit a range of diverse working studios, bring together professional visual artists and you the public, in the beautiful surrounds of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges (DMR) region.

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ANZAC DAY – Sun 25

May

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Booktown Festival
First Weekend of the Month – 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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Great Trentham Spudfest
TBA – Trentham

The annual Great Trentham Spudfest attracting around 6,000 people will again bring all the fun and games to take over the town. This festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of the community and recognise Trentham’s potato-growing heritage. With games, tours, produce, stalls, music, food, displays and of course spuds!

10am-4pm, free

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Mothers Day – Sun 9

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Lavandula Autumn Harvest Festival
TBA – Shepherds Flat

Lavandula’s Autumn Harvest festival is a celebration of the land, the people who work with it and, of course, the bountiful harvest.

In true festival spirit there will be music, rural demonstrations, artisan stallholders, activities for the kids, tours of the original stone farmhouse, great food (wood-fired oven, BBQ and festival-sized paella) and acres of gardens and grounds to explore. A great day for the whole family.

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Dirty Pig & Whistle – Gravel Bike Ride
15-16 – Creswick

A great weekend of cycling with CX races and gravel riding in Victoria’s beautiful Goldfields. Race  Saturday afternoon and Sunday ride the gravel course options through the picturesque fields, farms and forests of the Goldfields of central Victoria. Great times, great coffee and great food. Together. Supports the charity Big Brother Big Sister Australia.

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June

Woodend Winter Arts Festival
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 8

July

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Castlemaine

Posponed to 2021.

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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August

Words in Winter
DATES TBC – 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 TBC – 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.

September

Fathers Day – Sun 6

October

AFL Grand Final Holiday (Vic) – Fri

November

Gathering of the Godesses
Thu 11 to sun 14 – 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 Sustainable Living Festival
Woodend

The Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival is a vibrant showcase of the region’s premier environmental programs, projects, products and services. Located in the scenic Macedon Ranges, festival visitors will be inspired by an engaging and diverse event format that features an exciting line-up of innovative exhibitors, free eco-workshops, guest speakers, film screenings, and kid’s activities.

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Kyneton Cup
DATES TBC

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
dates tbc

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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Budburst Food and Wine Festival
dates tbc – 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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December

New Years Eve Parade & Gala
FRI 31- 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!

January

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
TUE 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 – Tue 26

February

St Valentines Day – Sun 14