And it’s almost here!


Butterflies a’flutter at Skydancers

When the sun comes out, so do the butterflies! It’s butterfly season at ASQ Skydancers Garden, Gift and Café. The butterfly enclosure is open from October to May, just off the highway at Harcourt. Open 7 days.


The Girls Have It in Bendigo – Women’s Rugby 7s

Australia vs New Zealand. The Gold and Silver medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympics will be competing over three days in Bendigo at Epsom Huntley Reserve. You can watch these talented women play for free! Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st October. See website for details:


Ballarat Writers Festival

The Ballarat Writers Festival 2017 is on this weekend. With an underlying theme of democracy in the place it began, the program features a range of authors, topics, and writing styles. Featuring talks, children’s events, workshops, and performances!bEvent runs from Friday 20th October through Sunday 22nd October, at various times.


Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup

A Country Racing Event of the Year, the Avoca Cup is a major event in the local region, now celebrating its 160th anniversary. The Fashions on the Field event will be bigger than ever with a record prize pool across fashion categories and a new category, the Hedon Farm “Out There” Outfit. Saturday 21st October, gates open at 10.30am.


Think Alpaca Passion for Spring Racing

Great spring fashions in Daylesford’s Alpaca Passion. Store open 7 days, so you have plenty of opportunity to find your spring stunner.


Run Ballarat – Sunday 22nd October 2017

Races start from 7.30am at South Gardens Ballarat. The 12km run takes in all the sights from Lake Wendouree to Sturt Street and back.


The Best of Italian at the Grande Hotel

After all this activity, perfect indulgence will be from the slow-cooked authentic Italian kitchen of Locale @ The Grande, Hepburn Springs.


Wildflowers at Long Point Flora Reserve, Creswick

Explore one of Victoria’s hidden secrets at a beautiful piece of bushland, corner of Gillies and Ascot-Creswick Road. Despite its history as a place of mining, brick making and gravel removal, it is a beautiful natural reserve with a range of native trees and wildflowers. You can visit anytime, but please walk carefully!


To Market, to Market

All the usual market goodies – gourmet take away food, great coffee, live music, hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce.

Creswick Market
Trentham Farmers Market
Wesley Hill Market, Wesley Hill, Castlemaine

Daylesford Sunday Market – Railway Station
Maryborough Station Domain Market



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