Ales on Rails lead the way this weekend

Ales On Rails The Ultimate Beer, Food & Steam Train Experience

Indulge as you are taken into a world of decadence…. first class style…. in 1920’s era club and parlour carriages.  Jump on the old steam train in Castlemaine and indulge in specialty beer tastings, gourmet lunch in Maldon, light snacks on the train and for the non beer enthusiasts there are alternatives of local wines, ciders and soft drinks.  Bookings essential


Festival of Fine Music delivers in Creswick & Clunes this weekend.

You may still have time to get tickets for an exceptional evening of music and story telling from the Kavesha Mazzella Trio at St. Johns Anglican Church, Creswick this Saturday 4th August at 7pm.  The concert is part of the Festival of Fine Music Winter program.

and in Clunes on Sunday
Four best friends known as Invictus Quartet play sublime music at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes at 2pm

Bookings –


A Taste of Truffles

Throughout June and July, the operators at Black Cat Truffles have been conducting tours and information days at the truffery at Wattle Flat, near Creswick and you have a couple of weeks left to discover if growing truffles is something for your bucket list.  Talk to the growers, meet their special truffle dogs and sample a range of truffle treats.  Truffle purchases are available on the day.  You will need to book though as spaces are limited.

A Little Bird Told Me …

…  You may not be able to get truffles at Little Bird Cafe, right in the heart of Ballarat, but you can get some very nice morsels and terrific coffee.  All within quirky, atmospheric surroundings.  Sturt Street, Ballarat – just near the Town Hall.


A Family Affair at Gallery 127 – Avoca

From the 3rd to the 27th August the special exhibition in Gallery 127 will feature a father/daughter and mother/son Family Affair.  Internationally renowned artist Murray Walker teams with daughter Rebeka and Kerry Schurmans and son Karl Renzow bring their art to the gallery.  Avoca is a small town, but is developing a reputation for nurturing artists and their works.  Gallery 127 has given new life to the former Avoca Railway Station – worth a visit.


Emanuel Phillips Fox – The Harvest Field 1905

Into Light Exhibition – Ballarat Art Gallery

Only five weeks left to visit the Into Light exhibition at Ballarat Art Gallery.  The French masterworks from the Musee de la Chartreuse are not to be missed.  Now until 9th September.

We’ve just discovered this market

Not quite sure why it’s called a market as it is more like an esoteric festival, but it has been running on a monthly basis since 2016.  Healers, Reiki, Gem Frequencies, Aura healings, Tarot Readings, Energy Healing, Healing Massage – there are also products available.  It’s on this Sunday,  5th of August at the Mechanics Hall in Gisborne from 9am to 2pm.  Free entry.

It’s a great weekend for markets, with plenty to explore.

Wesley Hill Market, Castlemaine
Daylesford Farmers Market, Daylesford Primary School
Bridge Mall Market, Ballarat
Woodend Community Farmers Market
Beaufort Market
Golden Plains Farmers Market, Bannockburn
Daylesford Sunday Market
Daylesford Sunday Farmers Market
Castlemaine Farmers Market
Castlemaine Artists Market
Tallarook Farmers Market

Moby Architecture