Maldon Winter Festival
Jul
1
Jul 16

Maldon Winter Festival

  • Maldon

Come an celebrate everything that is great about Maldon during this two week winter festival that features country hospitality, art shows, music, kids activities, craft demonstrations and tours of the old mining town. For further event details go to www.maldon/org.au

 

Pio Cesare Wine Truffle Dinner, La Bonta, Kyneton
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Pio Cesare Wine Truffle Dinner, La Bonta, Kyneton

The region is starting to become known for its truffles and La Bonta, Kyneton's premier fine dining modern Italian restaurant will prepare a feast featuring truffles as the centrepiece. Paired with Pio Cesare wines this will be a must do for truffle lovers. 

Kyneton Daffodil Festival
Sep
15
Sep 25

Kyneton Daffodil Festival

The daffs are out and the Daffodil Festival season is fast approaching. Something for everyone - art exhibtitions, antique show. ferret races, one act plays, scarecrow competition, a street parade and so much more. Check out the extensive festival program

Swiss Italian Festa, Hepburn Springs
Oct
18
Oct 22

Swiss Italian Festa, Hepburn Springs

  • Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

From the opening exhibition this Wednesday night to closing fireworks on Sunday, the Swiss Italian Festa is an action packed event celebrating the Swiss Italian heritage of Hepburn Springs with food + wine, exhibitions, parades, music, children's activities, sports and walks. 

Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Festival
Nov
10
Nov 12

Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Festival

A must attend event for anyone interested in the wines from this region. A winery pass is only $20 to attend over 30 wineries in 19 different locations. Enjoy great local produce in scenic locations and the opportunity to meet the makers. Transport available. For full details see the festival website


Daylesford Macedon Ranges Produce Festival
Jun
16
10:00 am10:00

Daylesford Macedon Ranges Produce Festival

Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival is a bi-annual celebration of the harvest, dating back to the time when the success of the crops dictated the lives of the people.

Every autumn our festival brings locals and visitors together to enjoy a showcase of unique product from the region’s best growers, provedores, chefs, restaurateurs and vignerons.

Festival goers can try experiences as varied as hands-on permaculture to sausage making; visit farm gates throughout the region and take advantage of the many special harvest week offers.  Many become a ‘local’ for a night, shop with the locals at the farmers markets, or taste their way around the region with regional tasting plates and their matched local tipples. We also hold forums on sustainable communities; classes on everything from composting, preserving to bread making; to special winemaker and chef’s dinners and classes.

Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Jun
9
Jun 12

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

  • Duneira

The 12th Annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival will commence on Friday 10th June at the start of the Queens Birthday weekend. Bringing together some of the best chamber music, jazz and world music in the country as well as visual artists, writers and political commentators. Flop House offers discounts to festival goers that stay for three nights with Flop House and purchase a festival pass. 

Booktown Festival, Clunes
May
6
May 7

Booktown Festival, Clunes

  • Clunes

On the 6th and 7th May Clunes, a small Victorian goldfields town comes alive with literary happenings and events. A lovely drive from Kyneton, Maldon or Castlemaine if you are staying at a Flop House. 

Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios
Apr
29
May 14

Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios

Some of Australia’s finest artists who choose to work and live in the stunning Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region are opening up their studios over three weekends for the fifth Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios (DMROS) program, which takes place from Saturday 29 April – Sunday 14 May.

Maldon's 140th Easter Fair
Apr
13
Apr 17

Maldon's 140th Easter Fair

  • High Street Maldon, VIC, 3463 Australia

A great country fair well worth attending. Catch the steam train from Castlemaine or stay at the Shopkeeper's House and walk to the action. 

Mount Macedon Autumn Festival
Apr
1
Apr 30

Mount Macedon Autumn Festival

  • Memorial Avenue, Mount Macedon Australia

Autumn brings a riot of colour to the Macedon Ranges. Well worth a day trip or stay over night at a Flop House 

Pizzazz on a Plate, Maldon
Mar
23
Mar 26

Pizzazz on a Plate, Maldon

  • Maldon Community Centre

Part of the Castlemaine Festival, Pizzazz on Plate is described by the Muckleford Mercury as ‘quite amusing’ and Winner of the 1989 Food and Fun Award, Travelling Businessmen’s Association (rural division), Pizzazz on a Plate makes cruise ship entertainment look downright lame. With its fully functional fire plan, vegetarian options and ‘world class’ talent, Pizzazz on a Plate at the Maldon Community Centre is not to be missed.

Castlemaine State Festival
Mar
17
Mar 26

Castlemaine State Festival

  • Castlemaine State Festival

The 2017 Castlemaine State Festival looks set to exceed expectations with an amazing program of events that can be accessed here. Please let us know when you have booked tickets for the festival and we will offer 10% off your stay if you are staying for three nights or more. 

Lost Trades Fair 2017
Mar
11
Mar 12

Lost Trades Fair 2017

Lost Trades Australia celebrates the art of skilled manual work and ancient and traditional trades and crafts, their special tools, traditions, languages and secrets which are now threatened by mass produced products in our modern society. Unfortunately many crafts and trades have been lost to history. Traditional crafts and trades that once were the backbone to building towns, cities and industries have gone and been left in the wake of new technology.

In the past people typically worked one trade or craft all of their lives and passed the secrets of their trade or craft to their children or apprentice.  So much information has been lost about the crafts and trades of yesterday, rare trades, unusual occupations and skills, while some have been captured in books written by tradesmen and craftsmen before they passed.

Glen and Lisa Rundell set up Lost Trades Australia with the aim of bringing together people that still have these skills and reignite the significance that these trades and crafts have in today’s environment, before they are lost to history. Get in touch to see which workshops give you a discount on Flop House accommodation.

 

Taste of Kyneton
Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

Taste of Kyneton

  • Kyneton Racecourse

Taste of Kyneton proudly showcases the best Kyneton restaurants, foodies, producers and vignerons. Spend the day sampling signature dishes from some of Kyneton’s most reputable restaurants, sipping local wines, beer and cider, and enjoy a hamper of local produce by the river or take home for later. 

Normie Rowe at Steampacket, Maldon Historic Railway Station
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Normie Rowe at Steampacket, Maldon Historic Railway Station

  • Maldon Historic Steam Train

The original King of Pop –  Norman John (Normie) Rowe AM brings his band The Playboys to SteamPacket @ Maldon Railway Station for a sensational night of entertainment. Normie is booked for an 80 minute show but his agent says our biggest problem will be getting him off the stage as he always has so much fun he goes overtime. For bookings go to Made in Maldon

The Station will be set up with our SteamPacket Blues theme with 8 tables of 10 in the central Muddy Waters Pavilion, 7 tables of 8 and 7 picnic areas in The Clapton Stand and the same set up in the Joplin Stand. Limited General Admission Tickets are also available.

Fryers Town Antique Fair
Jan
27
Jan 29

Fryers Town Antique Fair

  • Fryerstown

If antiques and collectables are your thing and you haven't yet made it to Fryerstown Antiques Fair, then you are missing out - so give yourself a treat and visit the fair. Last year we found these gorgeous pure wool blankets in mint condition.  We have accommodation nearby in Maldon and Kyneton. 

Spring Hill Peony Farm Open Day
Nov
23
Nov 25

Spring Hill Peony Farm Open Day

  • Spring Hill Peony Farm

Spring Hill Peony Farm is holding it's annual open days to come and pick peonies straight from the paddock. Be warned these events get busy and the next two Sundays are booked already. Open today and the following Wednesday if you can make mid week dash.

156th Annual Kyneton Show
Nov
18
Nov 19

156th Annual Kyneton Show

  • Kyneton Show Grounds

Come and see the "best in show" at the 155th Annual Kyneton Show kicking off on Friday 21st November with a Carnival and then an action packed Saturday filled with a huge range of exhibits from animals, to preserves to art shows. A must see if you are in town and want to connect with country life.

Kyneton Music Festival
Oct
21
Oct 22

Kyneton Music Festival

  • Major Toms

The Kyneton Music Festival returns, this time in spring. Featuring Mikelangelo and Liz Stringer on the Friday night followed by an action packed Saturday.  Friday night gigs $20 and Saturday festival pass $70. For program details or to book go to the festival website

Single Speed World Champs, Woodend
Oct
21
Oct 23

Single Speed World Champs, Woodend

The Single Speed World Champs is on 21 - 23 October in Woodend. This hilarious event involves single speed bikes, costumes and beer and will be a spectacle not worth missing. For details see the website

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival
Oct
8
Oct 9

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

  • Heathcote Showgrounds

Known particularly for its shiraz, the famous ancient red Cambrian soils of Heathcote also produce outstanding examples of Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and excellent Rieslings and Viognier. Only one hour from Melbourne.

 

Our local vineyards and their winemakers are joined by producers around Australia in releasing fine Heathcote Shiraz wines.

School Holiday Llama Hikes
Sep
17
Oct 2

School Holiday Llama Hikes

Looking for something local but adventurous to do over the holidays? Flop House and Hanging Rock Llama treks have teamed up to create some memorable Llama experiences in the Goldfields and Macedon Ranges areas that are suitable for children eight and over. 

Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop, Stockroom Gallery
Aug
27
10:30 am10:30

Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop, Stockroom Gallery

  • Stockroom Gallery

Still several spots available to attend a Ceramic hand building class with Alichia van Rhijn of Hearth Collective. 10.30am - 4pm this Saturday at Stockroom Gallery. Cost is $200 including materials and firing. Flop House will also offer 10% off our accommodation to anyone that is participating in the workshop. 

 

$200 includes materials and firing

Handbuilding with clay offers endless opportunities for creating a variety of wares and forms. You will be introduced to the basic techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building to enable you to create various functional and sculptural forms.

Bendigo Writer's Festival
Aug
12
Aug 14

Bendigo Writer's Festival

  • The Capital

Fantastic program this year that includes a swag of literary talents, political commentators and writers across a broad range of genres. For full program details visit the website