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.

Local Markets

Saturday

Every Week
Saturday: Wesley Hill Market (Castlemaine) – 149 Pyrenees Hwy, 7.30am – 1pm

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

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

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

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

Sunday

Every Week
Sunday: Daylesford  Market – Old Daylesford Railway Station, Raglan St, 8am – 1.30pm

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

June

Woodend Winter Arts Festival
7 to 10 – 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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Kings Birthday Holiday
Mon 10

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
TBA – 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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July

August

Words in Winter
TBA – Daylesford and District

Words in Winter is back! The theme is ‘Out of Shadows’ with special guest speakers Jon Faine, Marieke Hardy, Alicia Sometimes, Shalini kunhalan, Erin Riley, Sean Whelan, Gabriella Bergmoser and Rebecca Lister.  Over 20 events the majority of them free and family friendly.
Come out do the shadows this winter and join us around the fire celebrating connection.

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Winter Sounds
TBA – Daylesford and Surrounds

From the soaring St Peter’s Church to the town halls of Daylesford, Glenlyon and Clunes, the Bullarto bush hall and aboard the Spa Country Railway, Winter Sounds is bringing some of Australia’s finest artists to extraordinary spaces across Dja Dja Wurrung country this winter.

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker, Jen Cloher, Mo’Ju, Adalita, Watty Thompson, Gareth Liddiard, Skyscraper Stan + more

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September

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival
TBA – 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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Fathers Day
Sun 1

AFL Grand Final Holiday (Vic)
FRI 27

October

Garden Lovers Fair
TBA – 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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Kingston Food and Wine Festival
TBA – Kingston Showgrounds – Kingston

the Kingston Showgrounds are a hidden secret of the Hepurn Shire where you can discover the best produce, food, wine and brews that Victoria’s goldfields and spa country has to offer at the region’s newest family-friendly event.

Sample outstanding food, wine, brews and fine foods from more than 30 regional producers. Enjoy all-day live music, arts and crafts activities, face-painting, roving circus performers and more, while relaxing on the expansive grounds and soaking in the stunning scenery.\

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Swiss Italian Festa
TBA – Hepburn Springs

The return of  the locally cherished celebration of  heritage, culture and lifestyle.  Join in for a feast of music, food, wine, art and sport which brings the local community and visitors from afar together.

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November

Bryan Brown in Conversation at The Convent
Fri 3 – Daylesford

We are delighted to welcome iconic Australian actor, director and author, Bryan Brown to Central Victoria for an intimate cocktail event at The Convent.

Bryan, who will be chatting to radio host and broadcaster, Derek Guille, has added bestselling author to his list of achievements so we are looking forward to hearing him chat about the art of storytelling and in particular, his new book, The Drowning.

Join us for a glass of wine/beer/soft drink, canape’s and a fabulous conversation with Bryan Brown.

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Castlemaine Festival of Gardens
Next in 2024 – 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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Kyneton Agricultural Show
Fri 17 and Sat 18 – 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
Fri 17 to Sun 19 – 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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Daylesford Collectables Fair
Sat 18 and Sun 19 – 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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Clunes Agricultural Show
Sat 18 – Clunes

In its 160th year. Horses, utes, homecrafts and a grand parade. One of the turn-out events in Clunes.

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Daylesford and District Agricultural Show
Sat 23 – Victoria Park, Daylesford

Billed as ‘one of the states best exhibitions’ expect a classic country show day with entertainment, animals, food and of course a show of the regions best produce.

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December

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!

DiscoINFERNO… a New Years Eve Extravaganza
Sun 1 – Palais Hepburn

Bring in the New Year in style with a spectacular glitter bomb of celebration in the most beautiful and sparking venue in town.
Disco, party, cabaret, fun.
Tickets from $50 but get in early for the best price.
Pre-event dinner seatings available.

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
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
Fri 26

February

St Valentines Day
Wed 14

March

Chillout
Labour Day Weekend – DAYLESFORD

ChillOut, Australia’s number one Queer Country Pride festival, is in its 27nd year in 2024.

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Labour Day Holiday (Vic)
Mon 11

Harcourt Applefest
Sat 9 – 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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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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Hanging Rock Craft Market
Sat 16 – Hanging Rock

Visitors can expect to find an excellent variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality Australian Made products, delicious gourmet foods and fresh home grown produce. Held twice a year.

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Macedon Ranges Music Festival
Sat 23 – 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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Castlemaine State Festival
Next on in 2025 – 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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Booktown Festival
Sat 23 & Sun 24 – 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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Easter
Fri 29 to Mon April 1

April

Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival
5 to 28 – Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

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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.

ANZAC DAY
Tue 25

Malmsbury Village Fayre
Sun 28 – Malmsbury

The annual Malmsbury Village Fayre, a fun day full of festivities in the lush Malmsbury Botanic Gardens.  This themed day outing attracts fun and family and always manages to surprise and delight with something for everyone.

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Run The Rock
Sat 20 – Hanging rock

Put on your sneakers and run Hanging Rock Reserve in the picturesque Macedon Ranges.

Unplug from the city streets, take in the fresh air and smash through the K’s, whether it be a 2, 5, 13.5, 22km distance.

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May

Great Trentham Spudfest
Sat 4 & Sun 5 – 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 12