Glenlyon Sports Day – Glenlyon
Held on New Year’s Day, The Glenlyon Sports Day continues the tradition that began in 1857. The meeting is one of the last remaining, old fashioned, country sports days in Victoria and offers events ranging from wood chopping, to ladies gumboot throwing. The event is held at the Glenlyon Reserve in a picturesque setting, well shaded by magnificent old oak trees.
ChillOut Festival – Daylesford
Spanning the Labour Day long weekend, ChillOut is Australia’s largest and longest running LGBTI regional festival.
Andersons Mill Festival – Smeaton
The venue for this festival is an historic 5 story bluestone mill. This long running festival is a celebration of wonderful local food, wine and live music.
Lost Trades Fair – Kyneton
The fair celebrates artisans and craftspeople who have mastered traditional skills. See coopers, blacksmiths, cane weavers, spoonsmiths, chair makers, whip makers and fletchers creating their goods and wares.
Bullarto Tractor Pull & Vehicle Display – Bullarto
A fantastic community event featuring vintage tractors and beautifully restored vehicles.
Daylesford Polo – Daylesford
More than just a polo experience, Daylesford Polo is a feast for the senses held in a stunning location. All profits from ticket sales are donated to charity and the event takes a sustainable approach in its execution. A range of different ticket options are available to cater for everyone.
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm: Autumn Harvest Festival – Shepards Flat
Celebrate the autumn harvest with tours of the 1860s farmhouse, carriage rides, artisan stalls, music and gourmet food.
Clunes Booktown Festival – Clunes
*2020 event cancelled* A huge book fair in historic Clunes, with over 18,000 people attending. Along with author talks, panel discussions and literary luncheons, festival-goers can: discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectable books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a horse and cart ride, or sample local food and wine.
Woodend Winter Arts Festival – Woodend
*Postponed, date TBA* Over the Queen’s birthday long weekend, this festival brings together acclaimed Australian and international talent with the music, literary and arts community of the stunning Macedon Ranges. The result is a world-class showcase of vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events.