Easter Treats

Not sure when this last happened.  Easter break so close to Anzac Day has set up an opportunity for many to take an extended break.  Using leave days, many people are taking extra days off work for either a 10 day break, or two four day weekends and there are lots of Easter Treats to offer in our region.  We don’t have space to list each and everyone of them, but here are just a few.  Scroll down for some links to other events.

Autumn Open Gardens at Duneira Mt. Macedon

13 April 2019 – 14 April 2019.  Start your Mt Macedon autumn garden exploration at Duneira.  The stunning colours of autumn are in abundance and you can explore seasonal plantings and ancient trees.  Bring a picnic, take photographs and make the most of what’s on offer. A cost applies  https://opengardensvictoria.org.au/Duneira

Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios

 Weekend One – 13 April 2019 – 14 April 2019 – Weekend Two – 20, 21 & 22 April 2019  (Easter weekend)

Meet the artists of Daylesford Macedon Ranges.  Six  new artists are joining this year’s popular Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open studios program which sees 24 artists in 21 studios all inviting the public into their studios to see how art is created. Free entry to all studios  http://www.dmropenstudios.com.au

Exploring Sailors Falls now made a little easier

Sailors Falls is only 6km from the Daylesford township and it boasts a gorgeous walk for those who love to get out and about in the bush. Take the fabulous new Parks Victoria stairs down to the creek trail, falls and mineral springs where this forested loop walk begins. Dogs permitted, but must be on lead.  Can be slippery underfoot in wet weather.

Still time to see Picasso at the Ballarat Art Gallery

The Vollard Suite is a National Gallery of Australia exhibition now in its final few weeks at the Ballarat Art Gallery, the only Victorian venue for this national tour.  How often do you get the chance to view arguably one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.  Closes 28th April – entry is free.  http://artgalleryofballarat.com.au


The Story Unfolds

They say the printed book is out of style.  Don’t you believe it!  They are so in style that a shop in Creswick, selling pre-loved books is becoming a busy little hub for all the book lovers among us.  Sue-Ellen and John Rossi, the new owners have spent countless hours of sorting, cataloguing and arranging the very impressive range of pre-loved and intriguing books on their shelves.  The added bonus is that The Story Unfolds is smack bang in the middle of the town’s great cafes, so grab your book and a coffee and indulge.  Open from Wednesday to Sunday – 10am to 4pm (Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday).


Fabulous food, fashion and a fun night

Only three weeks away. This great night at the Farmers Arms Hotel Creswick is one not to be missed.

Start your night with a delicious champagne cocktail and scrumptious canapes. Then be inspired by a 3-course feast, followed by fashion trends for winter ’19.  Mingle over drinks and shop the boutique popup store.  Good food & fashion never goes out of style!  Book your place now!
http://www.farmersarmscreswick.com   http://www.thefarmerswifestore.com.au   plateupballarat.com.au/events


The Bendigo Easter Fair

The first Bendigo Easter Fair, was held in 1871.  The fair was considered such a success that it has been held every year since, making it Australia’s longest ongoing community festival!

The festival continues to showcase Bendigo’s diverse community through displays from the Bendigo Chinese Association and many other community groups who have contributed to it’s success.   https://www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au/


Kyneton Farmers Market
Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market
Bendigo Community Farmers Market
Ballan Farmers Market

Maldon Market
Clunes Farmers Market


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