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Celebrate the arts, discover the renowned foodie scene, and delve into the vibrant local culture at festivals and events all across the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region.

Tempt the palate

Pop corks and tuck into regional delicacies with like-minded visitors and locals at any one of the many foodie events. Choose from village harvest festivals, night markets and tastings or attend larger gatherings like the Taste of Kyneton, Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa or the Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Festival. 

Stories and songs

See international superstars at magical concerts at Hanging Rock and discover local talent at the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. Read up a storm at Clunes' famous Booktown Festival and descend on Daylesford for the ChillOut Festival, the largest Country Queer Pride event in the country.

Community gatherings

Kyneton brings history to life at the Lost Trades Fair in February and the Antique & Vintage Fair in September, while Trentham is the perfect place for kids and the young at heart during the annual SpudFest.

Race fans will not want to miss the iconic Hanging Rock Races, while those with an interest in sustainability can pick up tips and talk to the experts at Seymour's Alternative Farming Expo.

Whether you're visiting in summer, autumn, winter or spring, you're sure to find something to get excited about.

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Exhibitions

Heritage Festival: Percy Lindsay - Creswick's Bohemian Artist

Percy Lindsay, the eldest of the Lindsay artists, was born in Creswick in 1870. In 1895 he left Creswick to join his brothers Lionel and Norman. To...

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Food & wine

Pickling And Preserving at Piper Street Food Company

In this pickling and preserving class at the Piper Street Food Company, learn all of the secrets and techniques to get the most out of each season’s...

26 May 2016

Food & wine

Pates, Terrines and Galantines at Piper Street Food Company

The Piper Street Food Company presents a hand on workshop. Pates, Terrines and Galantines will give you a sound knowledge of cooked and cold set...

28 May 2016

Produce markets

Daylesford Farmers Market

Get fresh produce and products from Daylesford's local farmers, producers and vignerons at Daylesford Primary School on the first Saturday of the month.

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Learning

Electric Guitar Making Courses

Wildwood Instruments offers weekend instrument making retreats in Mt Franklin, just next to Daylesford. You can choose from our range of popular...

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Dining

Silver Streak - Food and Wine train

Taking off from Daylesford Train Station, join the Silver Streak - Food and Wine Train for a magical journey to the secluded hamlet of Bullarto. The...

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Learning

Goat Masterclass

Bullarto Primary School's Anglo-Nubian goat stud will be open for one day only for the public to discover the wide range of products and benefits...

5 Jun 2016

Food & wine

Kraut & Kimchi with The Fermentary at Piper Street Food Company

Learn how to make Kraut & Kimchi with The Fermentary at Piper Street Food Company. Watch and learn as Sharon from the award winning, The Fermentary,...

9 Jun 2016

Food & wine

The Whole Pig at Piper Street Food Company

Pork butchery and nose to tail cookery. Join Damian in this cooking class at the Piper Street Food Company as he breaks down a whole pig and talks...

9 Jun 2016
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Produce markets

Ballan Farmers Market

Ballan Farmers & Makers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month in the beautiful grounds of Mill Cottage, Inglis Street, Ballan. Ballan...

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Festivals

Daylesford / Hepburn Springs Mineral Water Festival

The area of Daylesford Hepburn Springs has 85 per cent of Australia's natural mineral water - the jewel in the crown of this magnificent country....

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Festivals

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

For more than 12 years, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival has brought together acclaimed Australian and international talent within the music,...

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Art and culture

Indulge your artistic side and immerse yourself in history at local galleries, artists' studios and museums in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges.

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History and heritage

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Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Food and wine

Follow your appetite to the region that takes indulgence to another level, with wonderful seasonal fare, great wines and a pristine country backdrop.