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Lavandula La Primavera Swiss Italian Festival
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Lavandula La Primavera Swiss Italian Festival

This years La Primavera festival will be an intimate affair that continues Lavandula’s tradition of celebrating the Swiss Italian history and influence of the area.

This year highlights the region's health-giving underground mineral waters and the dedicated healing practitioners that are so important to the Hepburn Shire.

Make a date with one or more of the region's best healing practitioners who'll be available to help you relax, rejuvenate  and reinvigorate. Explore the original 1850s stone farmhouse for an in depth tour conducted by the original descendants. Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and deeply breathe in the clean, country air and take in wide views of the grounds and beyond. It is a day for the whole family to come together and celebrate the birth of spring.

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Paul Bangay's Stonefields Open Garden
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Paul Bangay's Stonefields Open Garden

Renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay is once again opening the gates to Stonefields, his spectacular 16-hectare private property near Daylesford in central Victoria, this year to raise money for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

Stonefields is rarely open to the public and this event is an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Australia’s most celebrated gardens.

Stroll through the seven acres of spectacular gardens, and also enjoy:

  • a selection of fine food and beverages on the lawn

  • the vibrant Community Market with unique items, including some of the rare plants you can see growing at Stonefields

  • meeting Paul Bangay and Stephanie Alexander in the book-signing marquee, and browsing books and gifts

  • discovering more about pleasurable food education with the Kitchen Garden Foundation team

  • stalls selling products made by Kitchen Garden Program schools.

All proceeds from this event go towards supporting the delivery of pleasurable food education in Australian schools and centres.

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Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens
Nov
3
to Nov 10

Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens

The 15th Biennial Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens.

For just over 25 years the gardeners of Castlemaine & District have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.

Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, around 25 selected gardens are offered 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.

This year there will be 22 Gardens of the Goldfields open. 

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Angus O'Callaghan Photography Exhibition, Flop House, Kyneton
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Angus O'Callaghan Photography Exhibition, Flop House, Kyneton

Come and join us and photographer Angus O’Callaghan for a glass of sparkling and a viewing of his iconic photographs of Melbourne taken during the 1960’s and 70’s. We will have thirty two framed works on sale and Angus will provide a welcome and be on hand to discuss the works that have become iconic records of Melbourne’s past. Without his amazing eye for details much of this era would have been lost forever.

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Pizzazz on a Plate, Maldon
Mar
23
to Mar 26

Pizzazz on a Plate, Maldon

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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.

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Normie Rowe at Steampacket, Maldon Historic Railway Station
Feb
25
8:00 PM20:00

Normie Rowe at Steampacket, Maldon Historic Railway Station

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.

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