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Events & festivals

  • Budburst Festival

    November. Boutique wineries and restaurants in the Macedon Ranges open their doors for a springtime weekend celebrating the food, wine and lifestyle of this acclaimed region. There are wine tastings, delicious food and lots of entertainment.

  • ChillOut Festival

    March. The largest gay and lesbian festival in regional Australia with music, entertainment, exhibitions, a street parade and a carnival day street market

  • Daylesford Highland Gathering

    December. Enjoy a taste of Scottish culture during this festival. There is a street march with a procession of pipe bands followed by a full day of dancing, piping, drumming and all things Scottish at Victoria Park.

  • Produce Harvest Festival

    April / May. Celebrate the food growers and chefs of the Daylesford & Macedon Ranges region at this festival. It is a food lover's delight with tastings, farm gate visits, chef's dinners, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses and live music within local towns in the region.

  • Swiss Italian Festa

    October. A celebration of the strong links that the Daylesford and Hepburn Springs district has to its Swiss and Italian settlers of the 1850s. The festival presents a diverse array of events including live music, competitions, artwork displays, open gardens, a street parade, food, wine and fireworks.