Forget the cold

Yes it’s cold with snow falling in our region and it’s sure to continue as we are only just heading into winter.  You could stay at home for the next 3 months and vegetate, or you can get on your bike and warm up with great food and entertainment.  Here’s just a few to tempt you away from the fire.  Cover image courtesy Discover Creswick and Hillcrest Farm


Where To Eat in Woodend for the Festival

The clever committee of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival has thought of everything to make a visit to this excellent event totally enjoyable including listing where you can eat in Woodend throughout the festival.  Great idea

Hydrant Food Hall
3 McKenzie St. Ballarat

We’ve been hearing some great things about the Hydrant Food Hall in Ballarat.  If you haven’t found it yet, you can be forgiven as it is tucked away in a laneway with next to no signage, but we understand that it is well worth searching for.  McKenzie Street runs between Armstrong and Doveton Streets.  This is a character-filled environment in a renovated warehouse serving up dishes such as The Big Pipe (bacon, eggs, thyme mushrooms, roasted tomato, beans, halloumi, smashed peas and sourdough.

Knights of Fire at Kryal Castle
When: June 29 – July 14

The spectacular Knights of Fire program is back at Kryal Castle just in time for the winter school holidays.  A daily highlight is the spectacular Joust of the Flame as Sir Hector meets Sir Reynard in a fiery clash of flaming lances and swords on the castle’s main arena.  And the fire jump as part of the Skill at Arms display is breathtaking.


Artwork by Earl Inglby

Cats Come to Creswick

An intriguing look at cats through the eyes of 20 regional Artists, held in support of the on going work of the community owned, ‘not for profit’, John Curtin Aged Care centre!  An art exhibition with a difference.

Markets this weekend

Wesley Hill  – Castlemaine
Golden Plains Farmers Market – Bannockburn
Ballarat Bridge Mall Farmers Market
Daylesford Farmers Market – Daylesford Primary School

Daylesford Sunday Market – Railway Station
Castlemaine Farmers Market – Beside old market building
Castlemaine Artists Market – Western Reserve Forest St.
Gisborne Old Time Market – Hamilton St.
Heathcote Bush Market – Heathcote