Only letting you know what’s coming up for the weekend


Travelling Back in Time

The Timeline Festival is an annual re-enactment event held at Kryal Castle near Ballarat. The event attracts a host of re-enactors and merchants from early Vikings through to WW2 era, with activities and displays showcasing their skills and crafts. Saturday 28th October to Sunday 29th October, events 10am – 4pm.

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Hanging Rock Makers Market

This weekend why not go and see beautiful scenery and handmade items? Craft Markets Australia is hosting a craft market where visitors can expect to find the best of local and regional products, from crafts through delicious foods and fresh home grown produce. Saturday 28th October, 9am to 2pm. Half-price entry to Reserve ($5 per vehicle).


The Buninyong Festival

The Buninyong Festival is an innovative and engaging community-driven event with something for everyone. A variety of interesting musicians for all ages, entertainment for the kids, jumping castle, lots of food trucks, over 80 art and craft stalls, wines, and more. Sunday 29th October, from 9am.


A Night of Jazz

The Melbourne Jazz Quartet will be performing at The Printers Room, the basement of Sebastiaans, Ballarat, across from the Regent Multiplex. The range of music includes songs from the greats, such Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra and Dinah Washington. Saturday 28th October, 7pm – 11pm. $20 per person.


Open House Ballarat

For those who can remember and for those who are curious about the past, the Open House Weekend gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of historical and contemporary buildings in the Ballarat region. One featured building is the Mechanic’s Institute, including its public lending library and archives. Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th October, 10am – 4pm.


Time for the Royal Treatment

As part of Ballarat’s Open House Weekend, Craig’s will be hosting a sumptuous high tea and guided tour of the iconic Craig’s Royal Hotel. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, 11am & 3pm. $75 per person.


The Cow Circus

Trentham’s Cosmo Hotel presents a fun exhibition by their local artist-in-residence David Bryant, The Cow Circus and Other Surprises… Exhibition Opening next weekend, Friday 3rd November 6pm – 11pm.

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Maldon Folk Festival

For more than four decades, the legendary Maldon Folk Festival has been drawing crowds from throughout Australia and internationally. It kicks off cup weekend, 3rd to 6th November.


Food, Wine and Functions

One of Castlemaine’s secrets bursting to get out is Margot. Tucked away in the heritage-listed Butterworth Building, Margot is a lush place to gather, graze and quaff. Delicious morsels to devour, and fine wines, cocktails and craft beers. 4pm – 10pm/11pm Tuesday to Saturday. Bookings highly recommended Fridays and Saturdays.

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Edith Head at Bendigo Art Gallery

Edith Head is considered the most significant costume designer in film history. With a 50-year history in Hollywood costumes and close to a thousand films, she won the most Academy Awards of any woman. Open now. Ends 21st January 2018. Hours: Monday to Sunday 1am to 5pm.


10th, 11th & 12th November: For the book lovers. UnitingCare Book Fair – Ballarat’s biggest book fair.
11th November: Music and cider with Mandy Connell Duo at Daylesford Cider Company
18th November: Kingston Open Gardens
24th November: Trentham Twilight Night
26th November: Patchwork to Pickles – Castlemaine Traditional Arts Fair at Buda
2nd to 3rd December: For the horse lovers. Baroque Horse Festival at Kryal Castle.


Gourmet take away food, great coffee, live music, hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce.

Lancefield and District Farmers’ Market from 9am to 1pm
Wesley Hill Market, Wesley Hill, Castlemaine

Daylesford Sunday Market – Railway Station



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Mica Grange