Kyneton has a long history and famed reputation for breeding and growing daffodils. They are an intrinsic symbol of the town and the annual Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival has been shaped around this heritage.
This true country-style community festival welcomes spring in Kyneton with an exciting series of activities including visual and performing arts, crafts, gardens, flower shows, markets and hospitality.
Along with beautiful daffodils throughout the town and surrounding countryside, visitors can take in art exhibitions, performances, ferret racing, the Kyneton Dog Dash and Scarecrow Competition. Some of the events you can expect to find are:
OPEN GARDENS & FLOWER SHOWS: Many local gardens are open to visitors and the Spring Flower Show presents the signature blooms of the festival.
ARTS EVENTS: The Festival of One Act Plays, now in its 63rd year, brings performers from throughout Victoria. Dancing, music and book events add to the eleven days of festivities.
THE GRAND PARADE: Held on the last day of the festival, the ‘Grand Parade’ is a wonderful experience of life in a Central Victorian country town and features bands, dancers, floats, cars and vintage vehicles. The festival closes with a fair, performances, activities in Kyneton’s main streets and an after-party at Major Tom’s burger joint on Piper Street. It’s a fantastic family day out!
Visit the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival website for their complete events schedule and get ready to celebrate spring in the Macedon Ranges.