Fingers crossed for good weather this coming weekend. Even if it’s a bit ordinary, you’ll want to throw on a coat, grab an umbrella and head out to catch one, two or three events that are on offer. Creswick’s Garden Lover’s Weekend, Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Festival, a bit of opera with Oh Solo Me show, Ballarat’s Frolic Festival, Bendigo’s Blues & Roots Festival to name just a few.
This is the newest pretty little spot in Creswick. Simone Broad (seen here with Mum Glenda) has been working hard on the very cute Miss Northcott’s Cottage ready to open this weekend. The new showroom and garden is adjacent to her equally pretty gift, come florist shop Olicartia.
Embark on a journey of discovery at the Macedon Ranges Wine + Food Festival On the weekend of 9 and 10 November over 25 wineries nestled in laneways across the Macedon Ranges come to life for the Festival. Buses available to ferry visitors around. https://www.macedonrangeswineandfoodfest.com.au/
Oh Solo Me Show In an all new show renowned tenor, Martin Thomas Buckingham, seamlessly blends the subtle complexity of classical recite, with the often bizarre hi-jinks of stand up comedy. Drawing from a career spanning 20 years, Buckingham traverses the gamut of repertoire. Sat. 9th Nov – 7.30pm Palais Theatre, Hepburn and Sunday 10th Nov – 2pm St. Andrews Uniting Church Creswick. http://www.operavandiemensland.com
The Ballarat Frolic Festival is an annual pride celebration of LGBTIQA+ regional arts and culture. It runs for a full week and has plenty of events for everyone including circus, cabaret, carnival, food vans and more – all welcome. 7th to 13th November https://frolicfestival.org
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival is a four day event of Blues and Roots performances and workshops throughout Bendigo. There will be over 120 acts at 40 venues over four days. Open mic, jam sessions and workshops. Centrepiece is a day long family friendly concert with more than a dozen acts over two stages in Rosalind Park. www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au
The 6th Annual Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend – Sat 9th & Sun 10th Nov. http://www.creswick.net
The first Daylesford Craft & Food Market – 9th November
And for some retail therapy
The Farmers Wife has their new summer range in store and it is gorgeous. Open all weekend
Kyneton Farmers Market
Ballan Farmers Market
Ballan Farmers Market