Festivals to Funeral Fashion

CIDER IN THE COURTYARD
Daylesford Cider has a beautiful setting, a range of award-winning ciders and tasty food, and it’s only a hop, skip and a jump from the hustle and bustle of Daylesford. Try the tasting paddles, but to be on the safe side, you’d best book ahead for lunch! http://daylesfordcider.com.au/

HOT TO TROT AT TRENTHAM’S TWILIGHT NIGHT
This Friday evening is Trentham Twilight Night – get your silly season started in style and spend the evening exploring the shops and restaurants. Check out the window displays and pick your favourite! 24th November. www.facebook.com/events

PUTTING THE FUN INTO FUNERALS
Everyone dies. Let’s talk about it, cry about it, laugh about it, make art about it; but most of all – dress up for it! Theatrical fashion parade Fashion for Funerals in Ballarat is donating 10% of profits to cancer research.
23rd – 26th November. http://koshka.com.au/

IT’S ALL ON IN CASTLEMAINE
The Castlemaine Twilight Market is back, just in time for Christmas! With the partnership between the Castlemaine Artists Market and the Castlemaine Farmers Market, you can buy your gifts AND the ingredients for Christmas dinner!
15 December. http://castlemaineartistsmarket.com.au/

PATCHWORK AND PICKLES IN CASTLEMAINE
With the best in the classic arts of textiles, horticulture and printmaking – with stalls and demonstrations – as well as a lively festival atmosphere, with local food, coffee, beer, wine, ice-cream and live music. 26th November. http://www.budacastlemaine.org

POWERING THE FUTURE
RACV Energy Breakthrough is Maryborough’s biggest annual event. The highlight is the alternative energy vehicles designed and built by student groups across Australia. 24th – 26th November. https://www.racveb.com/

QUIRKY AND PEPPY PRESERVING CRESWICK
Quality coffee, a range of tasting plates, and an ever-changing menu, Preserving Creswick is a quirky café and collectibles spot in the heart of the town. https://www.facebook.com/preserving.creswick

FIND YOURSELF WITH LIVE MUSIC
The Lost Ones Gallery & Bar in Ballarat has drinks and food and a great line-up in upcoming weeks! From Jen Lush’s folk alt-country, to the ballads and smooth grooves of deborahN Trio, to the contemporary jazz of Paige Duggan. From 26th November. http://www.thelostones.com.au/events/

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A CASTLE OF HORSES
The weekend of December 2nd and 3rd it’s time for the annual Baroque Horse Festival 2017 at Kryal Castle. Celebrating the Baroque horse breeds Andalusian, Friesian, Iberian and Warlander in a variety of activities and events. http://www.kryalcastle.com.au/special-events/

KINDNESS AND CAROLS
Edgar’s Mission has two big events coming up. November 30th is the third Evening of Kindness in Fitzroy. December 2nd is the Carols by Barn Light event at Edgar’s Mission in Lancefield. https://www.edgarsmission.org.au/

GOLDEN NUGGET DISCOVERY TOURS
A little something to indulge in for any weekend, Golden Nugget Discovery Tours have been operating small group Ecotourism experiences since 2003. Take in the sights and nature of Daylesford and Castlemaine along with the beautiful historical town of Maldon. http://www.goldennuggettours.com.au/

SAVE THE DATE:
1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December:
Christmas in Clunes – great family fun every Friday evening in Clunes – entertainment & Twilight Markets http://www.clunesnh.org
2nd – 10th December: Geomorphic Moods – paintings, prints and photographs inspired by the Macedon and Cobaw ranges https://www.visitmacedonranges.com
3rd December: Castlemaine Artists Market http://castlemaineartistsmarket.com.au/
3rd December: Eureka Day https://made.org/eurekaday/ 
7th December: Tom Vincent Trio at the Art Gallery of Ballarat https://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/

MARKETS THIS WEEKEND:
Come along for fresh produce, coffee and food, handmade items, plants, jewellery and gifts.
Saturday
Wesley Hill Market, Castlemaine
Sunday
Daylesford Market
Station Domain Market, Maryborough
Carisbrook Town Hall Market