Welcome to 2019

It’s taken a while to get here after a long summer break.  It has been a little quiet around the region, but as we move into autumn and the abundant festival season, we’re looking at a fairly busy time.

YOU’LL NEED TO GET IN EARLY FOR THESE TICKETS

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, has revealed that a Hanging Rock concert for Saturday 25 January 2020 will be included in the epic 15-date Australian leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Ticket Sales Open for Elton John Hanging Rock Concert from Friday 15 Feb 2019.   Event Information: hangingrockconcerts.com.au  Tickets: http://frntr.co/EltonJohn20HR — Ph: 136 100

FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND!

The 11th annual Maldon Antiques & Collectibles Fair

will be on this weekend at the Bill Woodfull Recreation Reserve from 8am Saturday & Sunday.  Over 120 stalls of antiques and collectables  Phone: 0414 244 842 | Email: blytheau@gmail.com | Website: www.maldonevents.com

Film Night at Hanging Rock
Valentine’s Screening of Picnic at Hanging Rock – 16 February 2019

Celebrate Valentine’s Day under the stars at Hanging Rock. Bring along a rug and a picnic and enjoy Peter Weir’s famous film Picnic at Hanging Rock.
For more information and bookings visit https://bit.ly/2N3UMBu  or call (03) 5421 1468.

ART IN THE VINES AT HANGING ROCK WINERY

While in the Macedon Ranges, it’s worthwhile skipping out to Hanging Rock Winery and the Arts in the Vines Exhibitions.  From 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, visitors can wander through a trail of discovery on the winery’s expansive lawns, exploring over 25 works of art, each of which has been hand-crafted by leading local, national and international sculptors. While taking in the sculptures, grab a bite and a delicious glass of wine at the iconic winery   http://www.hangingrock.com.au

Ballarat Foto Biennale – New Photography Award

The Foto Biennale is open a new Phtography Award to photo based artists of all ages.  Focused on photgraphic artists working in the Asia Pacific region, the award is seeking photographers whose work is garnering critical acclaim.  For more information http://ballaratfoto.org

Not just for the ‘petrol head’

Whether you’re a petrol head or just love old cars, you probably need to be at the inaugural Daylesford Motor Fest Mustang and everything in between. “People will see all makes and all models of cars–we aren’t just targetting one era,” said organiser Peter Olver.  “We are trying to not only have all of these wonderful cars on display, but atmosphere as well.” There will be a fashion parade, a jaws of life demonstration, wood chop, live music, slot cars and live music. The festival will take place from 9am on Sunday, February 17 at Victoria Park, Daylesford.  http://www.visithepburnshire.com.au/events/

 

A few ideas of where to calm that inner beast that says “feed me and where’s my coffee”

Learmonth – Cafe Sidra.  A small menu, but delicious food and the coffee is pretty darn good.

Clunes – Widow Twankeys. Long established cafe. Simple lunches and good coffee.

Creswick – Red Fox Deli – now specialising in home made pies and pasties.  Try the beef & red wine.

Talbot –  Talbot Provedore & Eatery – seasonal menu, excellent dishes.  Thur/Sun 10-4pm Sat dinner

Ballarat – Red Peppa, Sturt Street.  You have to try the gnocchi with pear.  Good wine list & great coffee

Bendigo – El Gordo, changing menu, great for quick lunch

MARKETS THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday
Wesley Hill Market, Castlemaine
Creswick Market
Trentham Farmers Market
Smythesdale Country Market
Riddells Creek Farmers Market
Sunday
Daylesford Sunday Market
Daylesford Sunday Farmers Market, The Woodshed
Carisbrook Town Hall Market
Station Domain Market, Maryborough

 

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