Lost Trades Fair, 9th and 10th March
Meet Australia’s finest artisans, doing what they do best at this very popular two-day event in Kyneton. It’s all about the integrity and craftsmanship that goes into producing things that are not only damn beautiful, but last for generations. Head to losttrades.info
Spudfest, Trentham, 4th May
Are you getting the feeling we love our potatoes?
This tasty-tater event is a celebration of the humble spud. We’re talking a potato-themed food extravaganza, spud games for the kids, live music, a tractor-pull and cooking demonstrations. You’ll also meet the artisan spud farmers who produce some of Australia’s best and take home a bag of spud-bounty for yourself. trenthamspudfest.org.au
Macedon Ranges Sustainability Festival (MRSLF) 9am - 3pm, 2nd March
Get the practical solutions on how you can do your bit for the environment at this eco-event in Woodend. Running in conjunction with the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market, be sure to load up a basket with quality, regional produce at the same time.
Get the lowdown at mrslf.org.au
Chillout, Daylesford 7th - 11th March
This celebration-filled event is Australia’s leading Queer Country Pride Festival. Get your fancy pants on for the opening night Fundraising Cocktail Party, ‘Cocktails and Art’ at the Palais in Hepburn. Then let the belly laughs fly around the Beagle tent while you enjoy a host of acts from circus to cabaret.
You can find out more at chilloutfestival.com.au
Castlemaine State Festival 22nd - 31st March
Are the arts your thing? Castlemaine ripples with creative brilliance over 10 days. With over 70 performance, visual arts, talks and music events to pick from you’ll be cultured-up in no time.
Clunes Booktown Festival 4 - 5th May
Literary lasciviousness abounds during Clune’s Booktown Festival. Author readings, panel discussions and literary luncheons will have your brain sparking with ideas, inspiration and a hunger to read more.