Reasons to Get Lost - July 2019

1. The Inaugural Pride Cup Daylesford 

The Daylesford Football & Netball Club in partnership with the Chill Out Festival is proud to be hosting the inaugural Daylesford Pride Cup against Newlyn FNC. Other than the Pride Cup football and netball games, the club will be hosting a ticketed sit down lunch with guest speakers, kids entertainment and information stands from a wide variety of organizations. 

This event will be held Saturday, July 13, 9 am – 5 pm at the Daylesford Football Netball Club: Victoria Park, Daylesford. 

For more information and to secure your tickets to the lunch visit the Chillout website at 

2. The Davidson Brothers 20th Anniversary Concert 

The Davidson Brothers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first album 'Blue Spruce' by bringing together their 5 piece band to perform a one-off show in Woodend. The show will be held at St Ambrose Hall in Woodend on Saturday 20 July and features supporting act The Devil Goat Family String Band. It all kicks off at 7:00 pm and all tickets include a reserved seat/table and it is BYO drink and nibbles! 

Tickets available at 

3. Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival 

An annual three-day event is held across the third weekend in July at the iconic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine - mainland Australia's longest continuously operating cinema. The Festival is an immersive experience of 12 films in 1 cinema across 3 days and features a world-class program showcasing the very best in Australian and international non-fiction films. 

This is a unique experience as it connects the audience with film directors and key contributors for a Skype Q&A session, uncovering the stories behind the stories that make the films. 

The event is held at Theatre Royal (30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine) and runs from July 19-21. Book now at 

4. Musk Lane Wine 

Musk Lane Wine's new urban winery and cellar door in Kyneton has everyone talking. Still in its infancy, Musk Lane's first vintage was in 2015 and winemaker Brendan Lane's focus is "to produce wines of interest with genuine drinkability and with heart" which has us sold right from the beginning. The wines are produced in small batches of around 1-2 tonne parcels of fruit sourced from Victorian vineyards. 

Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday12noon-4pm, 51-53 High Street, Kyneton. 

5. Animus Distillery Gin Blending Masterclass 

The award-winning Animus Distillery in Kyneton is holding a monthly gin blending workshop at their cocktail lounge hosted by Gin Chief, Luke Jacques. During the masterclass, attendees will learn about Animus Distillery's unique approach to distillation and the process of developing their craft gins. The distillery team will guide you through a tasting of the famous Animus gins before you experiment with all the raw ingredients required to craft your own unique recipe. You'll finish up bottling your own bespoke 700ml bottle of gin to take home! 

Animus Distillery Cellar Door and Cocktail Lounge, 1/89A Piper Street, Kyneton. Bookings essential, visit to secure your spot! 

6. Christmas In July at Daylesford Cider 

Running over two days Daylesford Cider is holding a festive evening of delicious food, merry tunes & great company at their cozy, Christmas-themed cider tavern. The first sitting begins at 6 pm on Saturday 20th July and includes a 3 course banquet-style Christmas feast, a glass of warm spiced cider (served alongside dessert), and live music by Little Wigtown. Then gather your family and friends, and join the team at Daylesford Cider from 11:30 am for a festive focussed Sunday lunch. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-alcoholic alternatives are also available if arranged prior. Complimentary transfers will run from Daylesford Town Hall and Bellinzona Resort in Hepburn Springs. 

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