The Hepburn Shire is known for its natural beauty and its many showcase events. We seek to work cooperatively with the local community to offer a wide range of local events right throughout the year.
Council offer a number of services to help with events including advice on insurance, marketing and media contacts, health – food handling and health regulations, traffic management and risk and emergency management. We can organise meetings with you and our compliance, health, risk management, tourism, recreation and infrastructure staff and also the local emergency services and any other relevant government department to help with the organisation of your event.
Approval is required from Council for all events held in the Shire in public space. All event organisers must contact the Hepburn Shire Council when planning an event at least 6 – 8 weeks prior for event approval. Large events should be in contact at least 6 months prior to their event for approval. Planning approval may also be required for events held on private land. Approval may be required for events that involve public health, serving of food, traffic diversion, road closure, event car parking, and advertising signs.
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If you would like to meet with Council Staff or would like to hold an event in the Hepburn Shire, please contact Council’s Events Coordinator Rebecca Pedretti on 5321 6105 or via e-mail.
On Tuedays and Wednesdays from 11.00a.m. until 11.30a.m., all babies and children aged 0-30 months are welcome to enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and simple stories. *On Tuesdays the kettle will be on for parents/carers wishing to relax and catch up with each other afterwards for ‘Parents/Carers Club@ The Hub’.Find out more »
Bullarto artist, Phillip Edwards, has captured the seasonal transitions of Mount Buffalo in over 70 mainly large-scale watercolours, born out of a series of seasonal hikes over the last two years.Find out more »
Only 9 days left to enter!!!! Enry Form: trenthamartshow.org Closing date for entry applications: Fri 16 March Opening & presentation of awards: Thurs 29 March: 7.30pm (all welcome) Public Viewing: Fri 30 March - Sun 1 April: 10am - 4pm Mon 2 April: 10am - 3pm Trentham Mechanics Hall, 85 High Street, Trentham Enquiries: Jacinta Burke 0418542411 firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
The Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show is pleased to announce that it is a major sponsor for 'Only A Jockey', a new installation project designed by Trentham resident and artist, Bern Barry. This free installation entails wrapping 100 trees in 1,000 metres of brightly coloured fabrics representing jockey silks. Only A Jockey represents the plight of jockeys in the early years of racing, where often the horse was considered more important than the jockey. Discover the delights of the Trentham…Find out more »
Every first Saturday of the month from 9.00am until 1.00pm, the Daylesford Farmers' Market showcases great local produce straight from the farm gates and cellar doors for you to come and try and buy.Find out more »
Are new to Creswick? Did you want to find out more about the township and the activities you can get involved in? Come along to one of Creswick's New Residents Sessions. Meet some friendly locals, your local Ward Councillors and representatives from agencies like the CFA. The first session will be held 24 March at 10am (Creswick Town Hall). Please read the attached Info Flyer.Find out more »
Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You'll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.Find out more »
A monthly trash & treasure market at Trentham railway station, held on the 4th Sunday of each month from 9.00a.m. to 2.00pm Come along and enjoy a variety of stalls, including home made jams, honey and gourmet cakes, Australian made soaps, hand made belts, chopping boards, and other crafts, pot plants, fruit and vegetables. Hungry? We have a 'sausage sizzle'. All profits go towards maintenance of the Station. When there are five Sundays in the month, there are two markets…Find out more »
Farmers' Markets provide fresh local produce, and value-added product from local producers. We are setting up in Daylesford to be an accredited Victoria Farmers Market Association (VFMA) to be held weekly, every Sunday between 9.00am and 1.00pm. It is a win for everyone as local farmers can sell direct to the public and local people will be able to purchase quality, freshly harvested produce. Bring your shopping bag along as we are aiming to be single use, plastic free. You are…Find out more »
24th Annual Anderson's Mill Festival. The historic 5 storey blue-stone mill situated in Smeaton will again be the venue for the 2018 Anderson's Mill Festival. The festival has been conducted for the past 20 plus years, and is a celebration of local foods, wine and music. The Newlyn Football Netball Club and its many volunteers will be running the festival in conjunction with Parks Victoria and the Hepburn Shire Council. The club celebrates its 13th year as the organiser for…Find out more »
A 'Look Over the Farm Gate' Initiative with fun for everyone. Live entertainment, kids activities, information stalls, sausage sizzle, food stalls, welcome to new residents.Find out more »
After more than a year of renovations, the Glenlyon Hall celebrates its reopening on Sunday the 25th of March. Start with a walk along the BioLink at the Loddon River, participate in the opening of the new footbridge across the river, and gather together at the bridge above the river to replicate a photograph taken in 1913. The official ceremony is from 12 noon until 1.00pm with Minister Jaala Pulford and other VIPs attending. Then it's lunch at the Hall…Find out more »
The Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show is a not for profit organisation that operates under the auspices of the Trentham Mechanics Institute. It is managed by a committee of volunteers. Each year the committee stages the Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show which now is regarded as one of the state’s top regional exhibitions of its type. The show is open to amateur and professional artists from the local area and wider afield. The key objective of the show…Find out more »
Antiques, decorative arts, ceramics, interesting collectables, linens and art works. Open Saturday 31st March - 10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m. and Sunday 1st April - 10.00a.m. - 3.00p.m. Admission: Gold Coin Donation For enquiries phone 0418 508 800Find out more »
Opening of the inaugural Paint Glenlyon art competition and exhibition at 7pm on Friday 30th March with the announcement of winners, refreshments, viewing and hopefully lots of sales. The exhibition runs from Saturday 31st March until Sunday the 8th of April from 10.00am to 4.00pm.Find out more »
The keen gardeners of Lyonville are at it again, producing the annual Lyonville Harvest Festival, which celebrates the gardens, produce and hard-working gardeners of the local towns and hamlets of the Central Highlands with delicious produce, flowers and preserves. There'll be some great prizes and anyone from the region is welcome to bring along their Autumn harvest. You can also bring along your excess produce to either sell yourself (BYO stall fee is $10) or donate it for sale at…Find out more »
Held every second Sunday of each month from 9.00am until 1.00pm, the market is a goldmine of local produce. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, varieties of honey, olives, fresh flowers, bagged sheep manure, fancy breed laying hens; ducks, quail, finches and eggs.Find out more »
Next to the Farmers' Market, we are holding a weekly Artisans Market in the beautiful indoor space at the Woodshed where local artists and crafts people can display and sell their wares. The Central Highlands region is home to some brilliant local artists and crafts people, so the market will provide a venue where locals and visitors can find a range of quality local art works. Held every Sunday from 8th April, from 9.00am until 1.00pm. Across the road from…Find out more »