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Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

Daylesford Visitor Information Centre

98 Vincent St  Daylesford VIC 3460
9.00am – 5.00pm 7 days a week (Closed Christmas Day)

Ph (03) 5321 6123

 
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Events

On any given weekend in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs there will be a choice of events and festivals – large and small – catering for many tastes.

Festivals range from big to small in these parts. There’s ChillOut – Australia’s largest regional gay and lesbian festival, Swiss Italian Festa to recognise the heritage of the region, there are also weekly Sunday trash and treasure markets to get lost in.

The calendar is crammed with cultural activities that enliven the town and region.  These events include the Hepburn Swiss Italian Festival, the Highland Gathering, the Chill Out Festival, and the Daylesford and District Agricultural Show.

 

It is hardly surprising to have so much choice when you consider that Daylesford has possibly the widest spectrum of people away from a capital city – tree changers, intellectuals and environmentalists, arty types, gay and lesbian and long-time locals.   It's a very lively, tolerant place to be.


MARKETS
From the producer straight to you, the markets in the Hepburn Shire offer hours of browsing fun.

Silver Streak Champagne Train
The Silver Streak service will commence with drinks and nibbles at the Daylesford station from 5pm and boarding at 5.30pm. On the 30 minute trip to Bullarto the catering staff will serve you refreshments and delicious finger food. At Bullarto you have the opportunity to view the progress of the reconstructed old buildings while enjoying further refreshments. The duo 'Travelling Concessions' will provide delightful music of the era while you relax on the train, returning to Daylesford by 7pm. www.dscr.com.au

All Inclusive Christmas Party Night at Bellinzona
Bellinzona provides perfect Christmas Party solutions for a small group/social club or a small to medium size office. With no minimum bookings required. The all inclusive Christmas Party event with welcome drink, 3 course, DJ and disco will be packed with lots of festive fun and celebration!

Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa
This year we launch our 25th Festa. An opportunity to celebrate our Swiss Italian pioneers, our arts, our region and our history

Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa
October 18, 2017 sees the 25th launch of Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa which runs until October 22nd. If you have not been for a while then this is your opportunity to see what the grown up Festa looks like. If you have never been, you are in for a huge treat. Featuring some of the old favourites: Adult and Children’s Art Prizes, Dinner at Bellinzona, Swiss Italian Festa Day, the Lantern Parade, and Fireworks Finale along with some new treats: Swiss Italian Cooking MasterClass at The Grande Hotel with Michelin star-experienced chef Domenico De Marco; the Ticini Grotto Long Lunch at Guildford Vinyard and of course lots of singing, dancing and story-telling.

Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery Present Smokeytown
An opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the Smokeytown trio in the beautiful setting that is Overwrought. We invite you to join us for nibbles, drinks, and ice cream in our beautiful sculpture garden. Bring the family, sit back and relax in our landscaped gardens amongst our unique hand crafted wrought iron metalwork as the band entertains you.Smokeytown combine guitar, accordion and saxophone to create music from across the globe including Italian favourites that will get your toes tapping.This event is part of the Hepburn Springs Swiss Italian Festa celebrating its 25th year. This is a licensed event. Snacks, coffee and icecream available.

Mica Grange Spring Open Garden / Sculpture Exhibition.
Mica Grange Spring Open Garden / Sculpture Exhibition. Open Each weekend from 21 October to 26 November, plus Monday & Tuesday of Melbourne cup weekend. Entry $6 per adult, children free. Over 60 sculptures exhibited. Morning/afternoon tea, lunch available. Visit www.micagrange.com.au for info. and directions.

Grange Bellinzona Swiss Italian Festival
Join us in celebrating our Swiss Italian Heritage at Grange Bellinzona. Choose from a variety of dining options from casual wood fire pizza to classic Italian cuisine featuring fresh handmade pasta inspired by our heritage. As you enjoy your meal, find out all about our rich history that dates back to 1860, of which the first owners were migrants from a city located just at the border of the Swiss Alps in Switzerland.

Lavandula's La Primavera Festival
In conjunction with the Swiss Italian Festa of the Hepburn Shire, Lavandula’s La Primavera festival continues the Swiss Italian tradition of welcoming the spring season with song, dance and Italian food amongst great family and friends.

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