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Local Events Autumn 2017

Combine your stay with these fabulous events this Autumn. There is something fun for everyone in our wonderful, colourful Alpine Region!

March 2017: Flowers, an exhibition of Watercolours by Jillian Chandler
Little Fishes Art Studio
Jillian Chandler's art exhibition, "Flowers" is a happy coming together, as paintings, of the things that are important to her through life.
Little Fishes Art Studio
10 Falls Rd., Marysville
Exhibition open Thursdays to Mondays 11am to 5pm until March 26.
4 March and 11-13 March: Alexandra celebrates 150 years
The town of Alexandra celebrates 150 years and everyone is invited to the party!
The celebrations by local community grups are spread over two weekends: 4th March and 11-13 March. Enjoy the street party, photographic and historical displays, a Ball, civic reception and much more!
Sunday 5 March: Session du Dimanche
Session du Dimanche is a very fair weather affair - only a handful a year.
The menu and table will be communal, so come together to enjoy food, the season, good company and perhaps a stroll around the garden.
Price includes a cocktail on arrival.
Limited numbers, bookings essential, fully licensed.
Fairweather Farmgate
1556 Goulburn Valley Highway, Thornton

Email: fairweather.farmgate@gmail.com
Phone: 0425773492
Marysville to Thornton: 40km
Sunday 5 March: Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market is a quality arts crafts and gourmet food market.
Just an hour's drive from Melbourne, the market is a great outdoor shopping experience, perfect for picking some fresh produce or tasting delicious food and wines.
Yarra Glen Racecourse
Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen
Email: marketinfo@craftmarkets.com.au
Phone: 03 59763266
Marysville to Yarra Glen: 1hour (55km)
Saturday 11 March: Wilson & White
Saladin Lodge will embrace a classic take on the Juke Joint tradition and the harmonica sounds of Wilson and White.
Bar opens at 5:30pm, music from 6pm and a buffet meal midway.
This is a ticketed event, bookings are essential.
Saladin Lodge
1188 Maroondah Highway, Narbethong
Email: info@saladinlodge.com.au
Phone: 0429699969
Marysville to Narbethong: 11min (11km)
11 - 26 March: Yarra Valley Art exhibition
Mont de Lancey

This stimulating exhibition which features the paintings of a diverse range of Yarra Valley Artists from the Mt Evelyn Art Society.
Looking at these paintings makes you think about their content and your responses to them.
All works are for sale. This is a free event.
Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
71 Wellington Road, Wandin North

Email: info@montdelancey.org.au
Phone: 0359642088
Marysville to Wandin North:  54 min (58kms)
11-13 March: Yarra Glen Arts Show
Founded by six local artist friends, the Yarra Glen Arts Show, is a major community art event for the Yarra Valley.
The show delivers great diversity and high quality paintings, from contemporary abstract to traditional landscape; photo realist and impressionist. All paintings and sculptures are on sale during the show.
Yarra Glen Memorial Hall
45 Bell Street, Yarra Glen
Email: info@yarraglenartshow.com.au
Phone: 0419129480
Marysville to Yarra Glen: 1hr (55km)
Sunday 12 March:  Summer Series of Live Music at Bulong Estate
Enjoy great live music and excellent food and wine while you relax in the beautiful surrounds of Bulong Estate Winery.
Blind Creek Rhythm and Blues Review will have your feet tappin with their energetic performance and excellent musicianship. With a cool mixture of swing and rockin’ blues what better way to spend the Sunday afternoon of a long weekend.

Bulong Estate Winery
70 Summerhill Road, Yarra Junction

Email: events@bulongestate.com.au
Phone: 03 59671358
Marysville to Yarra Junction: 52 mins (55km)
Weekend  18-19 March : Open Vegie GardensGrow Food Promo pic
Come and be inspired to visit over 7 gardens from Marysville to Rubicon where you'll find large and small private gardens that are rarely open to the public.
Every ticket holder receives a free plant, Herb and Chilli Festival book and program.
Four stages running from 11am to 4.30pm both days. (Speakers, Cooking Demonstrations and Entertainment).
80+ stalls selling sweet and savoury foods, beer, wine and healthy drinks, handicrafts and other products.
Access to the world's best hot sauces - Australian, American, Mexican and Japanese.
125 Quayle Road, Wandin. (Off the Warburton Hwy)
Email: info@herbchillifestival.com.au
Phone: (03) 9735 2962
Saturdays 25 March-15 April: Formalles Dinner
Saturday evening is when Fairweather Farmgate embraces adventure, passion and creativity with a chef's menu that will delight the senses and make for an unforgettable evening.
There are no rules as the chef gets to use the techniques, methods and ingredients that brought him to Australia and work in Chef's Hat restaurants.
This is an intimate dining experience. Limited seats, bookings essential. Fully licensed.
Fairweather Farmgate
1556 Goulburn Valley Highway, Thornton

Email: fairweather.farmgate@gmail.com
Phone: 0425773492
Distance from Marysville to Thornton: 40km
Saturday 25 March: Hot Dub Wine Machine
A full-bodied day of food, wine, beer and live music – a get-together in the sunshine among the vines of the country’s greatest wineries. Best. Chardy. Ever.
Line-up: Hot Dub Wine Machine, PNAU, Miami Horror, Tom Tilley, Confidence Man, Liz Cambage, I OH YOU DJS, Mimi and Falcona DJs.
Rochford Valley, Yarra Valley
878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream

Marysville to Coldstream: 52 min (53km)
Sunday 26 March: Sprout Fest
Sprout Fest is a fun filled family day out at the Adams Farms Brussels Sprout Farm, in the stunning Yarra Valley.
Activities include farm tours, tractor rides, jumping castle, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations and a variety of market stalls to showcase local fresh produce and businesses.
Adams Farms
681 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
Email: Adamsfarms681@gmail.com
Phone: 0437009032
Marysville to Coldstream: 52 min (53km)
Sunday 26 March: Ectopia Earth Festival
Yarra Junction Parklands
Ectopia Earth Festival will feature lots of roving performances, a flying fox, tree climbing, endangered species making with the Yarra Valley Community Pottery Studio, the Bush Survival School- learn how to treat a snake bite, what to take hiking with you. There will be kayaks on display, maps of where you can camp and hike in the beautiful Yarra Ranges, two stages with exceptional artists, a Recycled Fashion Parade, and mouthwatering healthy food!
Yarra Junction Parklands
Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction

Email: info@ecoss.org.au
Phone: 03 59672416
Marysville to Yarra Junction 52 min (55km)
Saturday 1 April: Lake Eildon Challenge
The event starts with a 98km cycle from Mansfield to Eildon, then a 25km paddle from Eildon to Bonnie Doon, and finishes with a 21.1km run from Bonnie Doon back to Mansfield.
It can be done as part of a team or solo, it's a fun weekend in a beautiful part of the world.
Mansfield around Lake Eildon and back to Mansfield
Highett Ridge Track, Lake Eildon

Email: liam@vigor.net.au
Phone: 0425711412
Marysville to Eildon: 38 min (48km)
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 April: Yarra Valley Food & Wine Festival
Be impressed by the fresh food, wine, cider, beer, live music, farmers market, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, master classes and much more.
The festival will run from 11:00am till 5:00pm daily, all whilst overlooking the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges.
Rochford Wines
878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
Email: sales@gogetaroundtours.com.au
Phone: 03 95795771
Marysville to Coldstream: 52 min (53km)
Sunday 2 April: Celebration of Wine Through Time
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate
In honour of the 25th Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and De Bortoli Wines celebrating 30 years in the Yarra Valley, you are invited to celebrate with 'Wine through Time' at De Bortoli's Yarra Valley Estate.
The day will be hosted by De Bortoli family members, and will include a three-course lunch carefully prepared by Head Chef of Locale Restaurant, Adam Mead, along with some interesting (and delicious) wines from the family cellar.
Time: 12:00 to 4:00pm.
Price: $80 for three course meal only, $110 for three course meal and wine.
Contact De Bortoli by telephone to book your tickets in advance.
De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate
58 Pinnacle Lane, Dixons Creek

Email: yarra@debortoli.com.au
Phone: 0359652271
Marysville to Dixons Creek: 50 min (53km)
Wednesday 5 April: Hannie Rayson
Let Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento, Life After George) charm and delight you as she celebrates the city of Melbourne and shares her experiences of seeking out extraordinary moments in the everyday. After the show meet Hannie Rayson at a post-show book signing.

The Memo
235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville

Marysville to Healesville: 35 min (35km)
Saturday 8 –Sunday 9 April: Donkey Society of Victoria Championship Show
Alexandra Showgrounds
The Donkey Society of Victoria Championship Show is a two day show has an extensive listing of classes for all levels and breeds to compete in.
Rosettes and sashes to placegetters. Come and join other donkey and mule owners and lovers for a fun FREE day out in the lovely setting of the Alexandra Showgrounds. Camping available.
Alexandra Showgrounds
Corner of Grant Street and William Street, Alexandra

Email: donkeyinfo@donkey.org.au
Phone: 03 51924567
Marysville to Alexandra:  31min (40km)
Saturday 8 April: A Day on the Green – Cyndi Lauper, Blondie & The Clouds
Cyndi Lauper and Blondie will be performing at A Day on the Green at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley.
Come to enjoy the concert with a meal and wine.
Tickets are on sale at the Rochford Wines website.
Rochford Wines
878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream
Marysville to Coldstream 50 min (53km)
9 April – 30 April: PaperMakers Exhibition
Visit Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead to find a stunning diverse display of beautiful items made from handmade paper.
If you find an item that you love, most of the items are available for sale. This is a free event.

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
71 Wellington Road, Wandin North

Email: info@montdelancey.org.au
Phone: 03 59642088
Marysville to Wandin North: 53 min (58km)
14 -17 April: Easter Break Adventure Activities
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Experience the exhilaration of a 240-meter Dual Flying Fox, slide down the Tube Run or join in a game of Laser Skirmish.
Explore the resorts track and trail network on foot or hire a mountain bike from the Lake Mountain Café, open for refreshments and home to an indoor Jumping Castle.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville

Email: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au
Phone: 03 5957 7201
Sunday 16 April: Alexandra Easter Fair
Rotary Park
Come along to the annual Alexandra Easter Fair. Located amidst a gorgeous park with live music and entertainment, over 50 stalls, kids rides, children's amusements, wine tasting, local food and more.
Rotary Park
36 Grant Street, Alexandra

Email: info@alexandratourism.com
Phone: 0409965329
Marysville to Alexandra: 32 min (40km)
The Marysville Motoring Expo is a family focussed event in the Marysville township featuring hot rods, classic and custom cars, military vehicles, specialist four-wheel-drives and local emergency services vehicles.
The expo will have carnival rides, children’s’ activities, food and retail stalls, and a Saturday night 1940’s – 50’s themed costume dance at the Vibe Hotel (a small cover charge applies.) There is no entry fee to the expo weekend; however, gold coin donations will go towards expenses and local charities.

Marysville Motoring Expo
2017Murchison Street, Marysville
Email: jorelsboy@gmail.com
Phone: 0428753751
29-30 April: Victorian Rollerski/Skike Championships
Lake Mountain
Get ready to test your fitness skills at the Victorian Rollerski/Skike Championships.
Saturday is dedicated to rollerski training, so by Sunday you will be ready for the 10 kilometre challenge from the ticket box to the top. For juniors or novice skiers, give the four kilometre challenge from Arnold Gap a go.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville

Email: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au
Phone: 03 59577201
Saturday 13 May: Mother’s Day Out
Balgownie Estate
Mother's Day Out 2017 is a delightfully unique bus tour designed to give Mums of all ages a day of rest and relaxation.
Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for chocolate tasting and morning tea. Pop into De Bortoli Estate for wine and cheese tasting. Then you can enjoy a beautiful lunch at Balgownie Estate followed by a jewellery making class.
Finish off the day at Badger Creek Blueberry Farm for wine, cider and jam tastings. On top of these amazing inclusions special guests will receive some surprise gifts and goodies throughout the day.
There will also have some amazing prizes on offer with raffles and auctions throughout the day.
Please note: This is an 18 years and over event.

Balgownie Estate
Corner of Melba Highway and Gulf Road, Yarra Glen
Email: Mothersdayout2017@gmail.com
Phone: 0412657920
13-28 May: Sensory Fiddle Rug exhibition for people with dementia
Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
A fiddle rug is a sensory rug made using a range of crafts. As people with dementia lose motor skills, these sensory rugs help reduce anxiety about not being able to do everyday tasks.
This exhibition of fiddle rugs is to help support people with Dementia. If a person with dementia finds a fiddle rug they like at the exhibition, they can take it home at no cost.

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
71 Wellington Road, Wandin North

Email: info@montdelancey.org.au
Phone: 0359642088
Marysville to Wandin North:  54 min (58kms)
13-28 May: Patchwork Quilt Exhibition
Warratina Lavender Farm
Come and see the annual Patchwork Quilt Exhibition held at Warratina Lavender Farm during the month of May.
Proceeds of this exhibition are donated to the local CFA. Come and enjoy this magnificent display of quilts, cushions, dolls, embroidery and more. Some items will be for sale.
There will be Devonshire tea specials, all day breakfasts and luncheon delights everyday.
Entry to the farm is free, however an entry fee applies for the exhibition.
Warratina Lavender Farm
105 Quayle Road, Wandin North

Email: enquiries@warratinalavender.com.au
Phone: 03 56944650
Marysville to Wandin North:  54 min (58kms)
Weekend Country Markets in Marysville, Alexandra, Yea & Wandin North
Marysville's Community Market is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Open from 9am - 1pm.
Enjoy local crafts, gifts, clothing, plants, soap, preserves, jams, chutneys, olive oil, honey, fresh fruit and vegetables and wine.
The Alexandra Market is held in the grounds of the former railway station in Station Street, Alexandra. All types of stalls, such as fruit and veg, crafts, plants and herbs, jewellery and produce.
Market season is from September - May on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm. The Timber Tramway runs a train on market days.
Distance from Marysville to Alexandra: 40km


First Saturday of the month from 4 March-5 August
Yea Railway Station
The market is held in the historic Yea Railway Park in Station Street. This ideal setting has plenty of shade, seating, parking, plus a great playground area.
Each month the market offers live local music, a community group barbecue and a range of stalls providing fruit, vegetables, good coffee, plants, craft, bric a brac and a range of other seasonal products.
Yea Railway Station Station Street, Yea

Email: yeamarket@gmail.com
Phone: 0434858208
Every Saturday in Autumn: Country Market at Mont de Lancey
Mont De Lancey Country Market will provide a unique personal encounter with the makers and growers of quality regional products.
In a heritage setting which provides a true country market environment, the Mont De Lancey Country Market will celebrate all things fresh.
More than just a market, this day offers an opportunity to explore the magnificent gardens, the original homestead and the fantastic outbuildings on the property.
 Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead
71 Wellington Road, Wandin North


The Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum.

A tourist railway and museum where you can see a recreation of the bush sawmill and tramway era of the Rubicon Forest from 1900 to 1950. Features a wide range of rescued and preserved of industrial locomotives, rolling stock and machinery.

Station St, Alexandra.

Open on the second and  fourth Sundays from 10am to 4pm. The Timber Tramway runs a train on Alexandra market days - see above.

Distance from Marysville to Alexandra: 40km
Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian Wildlife. A wonderful experience for all ages - not just children!
Journey along the natural tracks and boardwalks for close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, emus, wombats and all your favourite Australian animals.

Badger Creek Road, Healesville
Open every day from 9am - 5pm.
Distance Marysville to Healesville: 34km

For other dates, please see our list of Things to Do

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