From cruisy cellar door hangouts, to garden fairs here is our pick of the bunch for things to do this coming spring.
The Flower Farm Trail
The Flower Farm Trail is a combination of floral events and activities by 13 Flower Farmers. Stay at a luxurious flower farm, partake in a floral workshop, source DIY flowers, spend an afternoon with friends enjoying a picnic in a Peony paddock or meander down country lanes to buy a bunch of fresh-harvested blooms straight from a charming road-side stall.
Garden Lovers’ Fair
(5 & 6 October)
The annual Garden Lovers’ Fair held within the grounds of historic Bolobek will inspire your next garden project. This famous fair will bring you rare plants, specialist nurseries, bespoke handcrafted sculpture, garden furniture, gardening tools and books.
Mandy Connell at Daylesford Cider Co
Mandy Connell will return to Daylesford Cider’s cellar door for another stellar performance. The startlingly honest, rich voice of former Stray Hens frontwoman, and Aussie folk darling, soars over the distinctive sound of her Jack Spira Guitars. Stay for lunch, lawn games and sample the cider.
Oktoberfest at Holgate Brewhouse
The Holgate team are celebrating their "Double Decade" in the craft beer scene, so in style, they are bringing the Oktoberfest celebrations back to their much-loved Woodend Brewery.
Art in the Vines – Hanging Rock Winery (from 26 October – 23 February 2020)
Following from last year’s hugely successful Art in the Vines, Hanging Rock Winery has challenging exhibitors to create kinetic sculptures in various mediums. Far from your ordinary display, the motion-based artforms are displayed on three-meter-high poles throughout the picturesque winery.
La Primavera Festival at Lavandula
Lavandula's La Primavera Swiss Italian Festival is a celebration of the regions Swiss Italian heritage. For the whole family, with music and dance, rural demonstrations, tours of the original stone farmhouse, puppet shows and Italian-inspired food from their wood-fired oven and BBQ.
(9 & 10 November)
Discover our wine region set in the maze of laneways that weave around the Macedon Ranges. Experience the diversity of wine styles grown and vinified across this outstanding winemaking region. Festival tickets provide access to all weekend venues for wine tastings, live entertainment, country hospitality and more.
VGR Race the Train
Pitting rider against the rails Race the Train is a unique event that highlights the history of the Goldfields region. Jump on the train to watch the riders or take on one of the historic steam engines of the goldfields railway. Race to win or race at your own pace.
Malmsbury Village Fayre
The Malmsbury Village Fayre will transform the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens into a wonderland for children and adults with the theme Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Fayre is known for its live music, local produce, craft stalls and unique family activities.
Bacchus Marsh Strawberry and Cherry festival
(16 – 18 November)
Celebrate the arrival of strawberry and cherry season along the Avenue of Honour and throughout Bacchus Marsh. Sample succulent fruit, pick your own locally grown produce and enjoy a wide range of festival activities.
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