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Visit the Macedon Ranges

Taste, sight, sound, touch and breathe in our dramatic undulating landscapes.

Welcome to the Macedon Ranges, a region to stimulate your every sense, less than one hour from Melbourne. Taste, sight, sound, touch and smell. In our dramatic undulating landscapes you can taste artisan food and produce, drink cool-climate wines, see and enjoy breathtaking heritage gardens and expansive forests, glimpse Australia’s wildlife and smell the fresh, clean air.

Simultaneously vibrant and tranquil, the Macedon Ranges is a place to rejuvenate.

Events not to miss
Wed, 3 Mar 202110:00am - 05:00pmDaily until 21 March
Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery
Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines sculpture exhibitions in 2018/19 and 2019/20, Hanging Rock Winery is pleased to present a new exhibition for the 2020/21 season. Presenting Art in the Vines – The Renaissance. Renowned Exhibition Curator, Malcolm Thomson - who for the third consecutive year has been engaged to deliver Art in the Vines, has worked with 25 artists on the exhibition. These are predominantly highly acclaimed artists - leaders in their field, a strong contingent of which reside in the Macedon Ranges and Central Victoria. The timing of the exhibition aligns with our re-emergence as a society from the challenging times we currently find ourselves in. It was indeed these unprecedented times that inspired us to shift the focus of this year’s exhibition from what was originally intended. So, in determining our theme for 2020/21, with COVID-19, self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing currently dominating our day-to-day lives, Malcolm invited the artists to create sculptures that either reflect and capture these challenging times or alternatively focus on the future direction of their work – in essence, their renaissance. Just as Art in the Vines – Sculpture Exhibition and Trail, and Art in the Vines – Sculpture in Motion were, Art in the Vines – The Renaissance is yet again an extraordinary exhibition of sculpture, staged at a venue that has fast established itself as the home of sculpture in the Macedon Ranges. Time to start planning your escape? What’s better than a guided wine tasting from the region’s largest selection, then walking the sculpture trail before kicking back and treating yourself to one of our picnic boxes or cheeseboards and taking in the Macedon Ranges’ most iconic vista. Bliss! Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery is the perfect destination to fill a weekend, and the perfect drawcard to build a short-break around. The exhibition commences on 21 November 2020 and concludes on 21 March 2021. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Woodend
Fri, 12 Mar 2021From 5pm
Jazz and Tapas at Hedge Farm
Get a taste of the country with delicious tapas, drinks and live jazz at historic Hedge Farm's rustic barn in Carlsruhe (a short drive from Kyneton or Woodend). Listen to jazz, rhythm and blues from some of the Macedon Ranges best musicians - jazz and soul favourites Kaitlyn Secker and Kyle Muir on guitar. Bar opens at 5 pm (with tapas bar menu). Ticket purchases online only.
Kyneton
Sat, 13 Mar 20211:00pm - 10:00pm
2021 Macedon Ranges Music Festival
Live music is back in the Macedon Ranges! Having been the last festival to run in 2020, the Macedon Ranges Music Festival returns to the Gisborne Steam Park on Saturday March 13, 2021. Headlined by Aussie favourites The Black Sorrows, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks and Nick Barker, the festival brings together some of the best local vendors and finest Australian musicians. The one-day event keeps the feel-good vibes going as it donates all profits to the Cambodian Kids Foundation to support their work in providing education to a rural community in Cambodia. Taking a COVID-safe approach, the festival will still feature what audiences have come to love about MRMF. A family friendly environment is backed up with plenty of kids activities in the ‘Youth Zone’ to keep the kids entertained. Meanwhile, a full bar offers local drinks from Hanging Rock Winery, Harcourt Cider, Quiet Deeds Brewery and festive cocktails made by Macedon-based Mountain Distilling.   This is a COVID-safe event. All ticketholders reserve the right to a 100% refund in the case of cancellation. Tickets are strictly limited and sold online only. 2021 Performers: The Black Sorrows Emma Donovan & the Putbacks Nick Barker Velvet Bloom Doc Halibut The Chris Commerford Band Hassall Connor Black-Harry 2020 Youth Stage Comp Winner Jasper Byron
Gisborne
Sun, 14 Mar 2021From 11.00amAt Double Oaks Estate Winery
American BBQ Winery Lunch
Join Double Oaks Estate for a low-n-slow American BBQ in their garden courtyard. Enjoy our famous Big Carnivore Share Platter (lots of meat and a bit of everything!) washed down with our delicious wines. You'll get to taste a mix of hickory-smoked pulled pork, dry-rubbed beef brisket, Texan pork ribs, and smoked chunky beef ribs served with an assortment of sides. Vegetarian equivalent is available upon request. $65 per head including a flight of new release wines. Choose from two seatings: 11am to 2.00pm or 2.30pm to 5.30pm PS. Double Oaks Estate wine, house-brewed beers and locally produced cider! Don’t miss out! Book online or call 0433762629 
Lancefield
Sat, 20 Mar 2021Open
Riddells Creek Farmers' Market
The Riddells Creek Farmers Market (RCFM) is an accredited Farmers' Market operating from the Riddell Primary School from 9-1 on the 3rd Saturday of the month Jan-Nov and as a twilight market on the 2nd Friday each Dec.
Sustainability is a very important aspect of the market and we encourage you to bring your own shopping bags as RCFM is plastic bag free. If you forget your shopping bags reusable calico bags are available to purchase for only $4.

After some scrumptious sourdough? Or perhaps some succulent fresh meats? Vegetables that are so fresh they still have some soil clinging to them? Would you like to purchase food that has not travelled hundreds of kilometers? Then our fabulous stall-holders have you covered! We have a wide range of seasonal, fresh, local produce available.

Riddells Creek
Sat, 20 Mar 20219:00am - 02:00pmAlso on 24 April
Hanging Rock Market
Whether you're looking for a really different hand made gift, something uniquely beautiful for the home or the freshest gourmet foods, you're bound to find it at this market. Enjoy more than just a picnic at Hanging Rock with these special craft and produce markets. Market goers can find a variety of both local and regional stalls offering quality, Australian made products and gourmet food. Entry fee: Parking costs $5 per vehicle (usually $10). Parking managed by Macedon Ranges Shire Council. For more information visit craftmarkets.com.au or call (03) 5976 3266. PS. There are also plenty of lunch options, picnic tables and space to sprawl out under the gum trees while you are visiting the market. You can also purchase snacks and lunch at the fabulous Hanging Rock Cafe.
Woodend
Sun, 21 Mar 20219:00am - 01:00pmEvery third Sunday of the month
Malmsbury Village Farmers' Market
Bring your friends and family, bags and baskets. Spread a picnic rug for a spot of lunch and soak up some sweet tunes in the lush surrounds of the Malmsbury Village Green. There's great hot food from the Merchants of Malmsbury, Malmsbury Bakery, Malmsbury Hotel, Malmsbury Post Office and awesome coffee at The Stables (was MotoBean) across from the Malmsbury Town Hall.
The new Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is accredited with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, the peak body for farmers’ markets in the state and will focus on providing locally grown fresh produce.
Malmsbury
Sat, 27 Mar 2021From 7pm
Picnic at Hanging Rock Film Night
Pack a picnic and gather your friends for an annual outdoor screening of the iconic 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock. This Australian mystery film directed by Peter Weir is an adaptation of the 1967 novel by the same name by Joan Lindsay. The plot involves the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic at Hanging Rock on Valentine's Day in 1900. Joan Lindsay was deliberately ambiguous about whether the events had really taken place, however the story is entirely fictitious. Dress up in a 1900's theme and tap into your inner-Miranda for a bit of fun. Or just come as you are, ready for a relaxing night out under the stars. Parkside Winery Estate will also be offering tastings and wine sales prior to the movie screening. If the weather looks dodgy, the event will convert into an outdoor drive-in experience. Due to COVID-19 requirements, all tickets must be pre-purchased online. Ticket sale cut off is 2pm Friday 26 March. Gates open at 7pm for an approximate 8.15pm start.
Woodend
Sat, 10 Apr 2021From 4pmHanging Rock
Camp Out at the Rock
Camp out at the Rock on Saturday 10 April 2021. Enjoy an evening in the great outdoors, under the gaze of the mysterious Hanging Rock. Send the kids on a guided night walk exploring the reserve's flora and fauna, or just settle around the bonfire with a glass of wine and enjoy the serenity. On Sunday morning, try your luck at catching a trout in Hanging Rock Dam, when the fish are hungry (no night fishing permitted). The local SES will be providing a sausage sizzle on Saturday night and bacon and eggs for breakfast on Sunday morning, for a small fee. Camping fees are $23 per adult, $13 per child and $59 per family, with set-up permitted from 4pm. Book online to reserve your site. For further information call Hanging Rock on (03) 5421 1468.
Woodend
Sat, 17 Apr 2021A full day eventHanging Rock
Run the Rock 2021
It's time to conquer your goals as we blaze the course at Run The Rock. Set in the picturesque Hanging Rock, only 1 hour from Melbourne, you can make it a perfect day trip or weekend away and explore the terrains of the Macedon Ranges. Join us as we unplug from the city streets, take in the fresh air and smash through the K’s, whether it be a 5K, 13.5K or the challenging 22K. Feel inspired as you race alongside like-minded runners and take on the challenge. Relax in the event village after the run for live music, local hospitality and good times. For more information visit the website or call (03) 9285 0600.
Woodend
Thu, 11 Nov 2021Kicks off 5pmMulti-day festival with camping
The Gathering of the Goddesses
A Gathering of women of all ages from all walks of life coming together over 3 days and 2 nights to share experiences and making friends / family. Over the 3 days there will be a variety of workshops, sessions held where we share our talents, skills, ideas, concerns and philosophies in a caring fun loving and tolerant atmosphere. Performances, art and craft workshops, dances, music, food stalls, markets, street theater, a dedicated children’s festival Life-Transforming Leadership journeys and support platforms. You can bring a tent and camp, we have glamping options or you can choose a bed in one of our dorms. The gathering of the goddesses provides a safe and secure place to women of all ages This gathering appeals to a diverse range of women of all ages and many nationalities. It’s a magical experience, and one not to be missed. Come Join Our Annual Festival. https://www.thegatheringofthegoddesses.com.au
Riddells Creek
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