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
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.
The Kyneton Music Festival returns, with an all star line up. Kicking off on Friday night at the Bluestone Theatre with Dan Kelly Dream Band, The Twoks and Sugarfed Leopards then continuing all day and night Saturday at St Paul's Park with Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Loose Tooth and Mightiest of Guns and much more. A series of more intimate gigs will be held next door at Major Toms. For full program details go to the festival website.
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
Come and see the "best in show" at the 157th Annual Kyneton Show kicking off on Friday 18th 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.
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. To book
The Bendigo Writers Festival takes place in the heart of Bendigo's View Street arts precinct.
The festival provides a forum to meet and talk about books and writing, and, mostly, to enjoy the conviviality of a festival set in View Street, Bendigo. There are interviews and debates about everything; you can be sure you’ll find something to delight, amuse, intrigue and stimulate. And we're inviting everyone to share in a warm and friendly winter weekend. For program details register here
Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. This Melbourne-based international touring act write and perform harmony driven modern pop/folk music with a creative energy and fearless spirit. Book your tickets here.
From the Adelaide Fringe to Kyneton this clowning and physical theatre show that is a not to be missed event for kids over the school holidays. Please note the show will be followed by a workshop. For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Macedon Ranges Shire Council website.
Join Grant Cowan at Flop House for an extended pet portrait session over the Queen’s birthday weekend. Bring your loved one to pose in front of a back drop and we will take a photo of him/her for Grant to draw and then paint. Portraits will be completed within the hour. If you can’t make it in commissions via email are possible.
The 14th Annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival will commence on Friday 8th 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 a minimum of two nights with Flop House and purchase a festival pass.
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 sixth Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios (DMROS) program, which takes place from Saturday 21 April – Sunday 06 May.
Running over the next three weekends, the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios program is now in its 6th year! A great opportunity to visit some of our finest artists in their studios and enjoy the spectacular autumn colours at the same time. For more details view the program here.
Highly celebrated for their dreamy soundscapes, Lowtide have recently embarked on Australian and UK/EU tours, played several festivals including End Of The Road Festival in the UK and NZ’s Camp A Low Hum, been nominated for The AMP (Australian Music Prize) and have received international support via BBC 6 Music, Henry Rollins (KCRW), Clash Magazine, Line of Best Fit and more.
KCAT2018 is a celebration of contemporary art and the energies that resonate in place and community. Buy a KCAT PASS (which includes a map) and head out on a treasure hunt to find artworks by ten Australian artists on display in unusual sites all over Kyneton, indoor and outdoor.
Wander the heritage fruit orchard and be inspired, taste the best of heritage fruit and learn to cultivate your own organic produce at the free mini workshops and buy produce from local stallholders. Or book into an expert masterclass at an additional cost (bookings essential).
Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Book your tickets here.
The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the Garden Club, penny farthing bicycles to occasional political statements.
Afterwards there is much merriment in the shopping areas of the village with an egg tossing competition, and all cafes and restaurants are open for business.
Fascinated by wolves playing a major role a conservation success story? Come along and hear Dr Gary Tabor, co-founder of 2 Yukon Conservation Initiative come and tell the story at Kyneton Mechanics Institute on Tuesday 20th March at 6pm. Presented by Central Biolinks Alliance
An exhibition of recent work by Bullarto artist. The mainly large-scale watercolours give an insight into Edward’s captivation with the majestic beauty of Mount Buffalo. Full of the dynamism of the mostly untouched mountain, his works imbue a palpable energy.
Held on Main Street, Maldon, the annual Twilight Dinner includes a generous regional hamper and performances including Opera at twilight by Pavarotti & the Diva, followed by Beatles tribute band, Rubbersoul.. www.facebook.com/pgMTD2018 $6p pp for entry which includes the bery generous hamper. For bookings : 0417150709. Steam train to Maldon from Castlemaine is $30 on the night. to book the steam train: www.vgr.com.au
has just announced more open days for this Friday, Sunday and next Wednesday. Catering and peonies in beautiful surrounds. Our guests love this experience. Visiting times below:
- Friday the 24th of November 2017 10am -2pm (peony paddock tickets sold out, flowers for sale at Little Church)
- Sunday the 26th of November 2017 10am – 2pm (peony paddock tickets sold out, flowers for sale at Little Church)
- Wednesday 29th of November 2017 10am -2pm (peony paddock tickets sold out, flowers for sale at Little Church)
Piper St Food Co will be holding a Kitchen Essentials | Pies & Pastry class on Friday, 25 August,
10am-12pm. Cost is great value at $75.00 and we offer guests enrolled in Piper St Food Co classes 10% off their accommodation. Just use the code PSFC-890 when booking. In these morning demonstration classes we will cover useful techniques and skills based on the seasons.Only 1 left places available!
Everyone should make Cassoulet at least once every Winter. Learn the history and techniques behind this ultimate comfort food. You will make your own Toulouse sausage, cure your own bacon and learn the art of confit. You will also share a delicious cassoulet with a glass of wine and take all the ingredients home to create your very own version. Guests that book in get 10% off their accommodation at Flop House. Please enter the discount code PSFC-890. Quick only two places left! For more details and to book go to Piper St Food Co
A sensually engaging afternoon featuring a masterclass by Vanessa Partridge and Caris Haughan of Prunella, with truffle dishes by chef Damian Sandercock from Piper St. Food Co. For more details and bookings go to Prunella.
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.
The French Revolution storms the intimate surrounds of the Prunella botanical studio as Damian Sandercock, chef from Piper St. Food Co. creates an inspired French Feast celebrating the culinary excellence of that beautiful, beloved country.