events, festivals, concerts & entertainment
DAYLESFORD HIGHLAND GATHERING
Bring out your inner Scot and join your clan! The day begins with the annual street march, followed by a full day's drumming, piping and dancing and culminates in a spectacular massed bands experience not to be missed.
2-3 December 8am-5pm. Street march starts 9:30 am. Adults $12/Conc $8/Kids $4/Under 5s free entry.
Programs $3 Victoria Park, Burrall St Daylesford. T: Cameron 0437 659 148 www.daylesfordhighland.com
CASTLEMAINE TWILIGHT MARKET
The Castlemaine Artists and Farmers Markets come together to make one, epic market – perfect for finding locally made and grown gifts, food and drink for the festive season. Enjoy live music, cocktails, kid's activities and great food, while perusing more than 100 local craft and produce stalls. 4–8.30 pm Western Reserve, Forest Street, Castlemaine www.facebook.com/events/127266991324585
GUILDFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET
Go loco for local gifts this year with food producers, winemakers, artists and makers, plus community stalls, from Guildford and surrounds. Everything that’s great about Guildford in a market, plus BBQ, bands (including up to 25 ukelele players!), and colouring in for the kids and young at heart. 4–8.pm in the Big Back Yard at the Guildford Family Hotel, Midland Highway Guildford www.facebook.com/guildfordchristmasmarket
GOLDZ SOUNDZ MUSIC FESTIVAL
Kings and Queens of downbeat, alt. country & Americana will converge for this luscious event. Joining Dirtbird for their album launch will be waywardbreed; Georgia Spain; Water Music; Oscar Lush; Cathy Burke; Night, Owl Hollow; Matthew Colin and DJ Wind-up. 2pm ‘til late The Guildford Family Hotel, Midland Highway, Guildford.
Tix $20 and $25 on the day. www.facebook.com/theguildfordfamilyhotel
NIGEL WEARNE LIVE AT DAYLESFORD CIDER COMPANY
Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, and gracing DCC for the first time, Nigel Wearne melds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Kitchen open 12–3 pm. Live music from 12:30pm.
Lawn games available all afternoon. 11:30 am–5:00 pm Daylesford Cider Company, 155 Dairyflat Road Musk.
T: 5348 2275 www.daylesfordcider.com.au
A Lost Magazine fave event...
GLENLYON CHRISTMAS FAYRE
The annual Glenlyon Christmas Fair and Community BBQ will be held on Saturday 16 December (4-8pm) at the Glenlyon Reserve. This is a many-splendored event.
Shop local and shop till you drop. Stock up on those last-minute Christmas gifts for family and friends - or treat yourself. All manner of gifts will be available - gorgeous hand-forged iron plant stakes, cakes, biscuits, preserves, cards, fresh produce straight from local kitchen garden beds, wines, cordials and much more. The skills of our locals are never ending!
Shopping over, there’s plenty of time to set up a byo picnic, throw some meat on the community barbie, buy wine. Or if that seems like too much work Judder Bar Eats food truck will be on hand to serve delicious food while the kids wait for Santa to arrive on the fire truck.
Throughout the evening the distinctive bright, mellow sounds of the Daylesford and District Brass Band will delight the ear and probably set feet a-tapping.