Events, markets and attractions - February 2013
Eltham Jazz Food and Wine Festival
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th February 2013
This annual event has become one of Melbourne's premier jazz and blues events, with acts performing at three stages across the town centre. It promises a degustation of jazz and roots music for the connoisseur and novice alike. The free event also features an art exhibition, activities for children and a display by the Victorian Jazz Archives.
In its 11th year, the free Eltham Jazz and Blues Heritage Festival transforms the Eltham township into a vibrant centre of jazz, blues and gospel music. Along with the music, locals and visitors can enjoy the great mix of food, wine, art and shopping available in the Eltham shopping precinct.
For more information visit www.elthamjazz.com.au
To download a program click here
Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Sunday 3rd February
8.30am to 1pm
Come and support local stall holders and enjoy the rural atmostphere of Hurstbridge.
This friendly and relaxed market has a range of stallholders from Nillumbik and surrounding regions selling free range meats (including pork, beef and buffalo), fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables, olives & extra virgin olive oil, honey, eggs, cheeses, bread, wine, gluten-free products and a range of specialty produce.
Entry is $2 and all proceeds go to the CFA, the Market’s community partner.
Stallholder enquiries: 0414 703186
General enquiries: 9433 3315
For more information go to http://www.hurstbridgefarmersmarket.com.au
Location: Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge (Melways 185 J8)
Eltham Community Craft and Produce Market
Sunday 17th February
8.30am to 1pm
'The Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market is a place where locals and visitors alike come to enjoy a community atmosphere in a delightful setting under the gum trees.
Purchase a unique artistic ornament for your home or a gift from the wide range of handcrafted goods, for that special someone. You can also buy some fresh fruit and vegetables, or take the opportunity to eat some tasty food whilst listening to good music.
There is ample free parking available at the site. If travelling by public transport, the market is located just a short walk from the Eltham Railway Station. Alistair Knox Park adjoins the market site, so why not make a day out with the family in this truly beautiful area of Melbourne
Location Alistair Knox Park, Panther Place, Eltham, (Melways Reference 21-J5)
Visit their website for more information.
St Andrews Market
Held every Saturday
8.00am - 2.00pm
Every Saturday the St. Andrews Community Market comes together for another day. Known for its colour and vibrance, its earthy culture, its delightful fresh smells and flavours and the exciting array of special gifts and treasures. And of course the unique sounds, as musicians gather and meet and share their passion.
Situated just a short distance from Melbourne in the foothills of the Yarra Ranges, the market is an easy and pleasant drive - with the reward of tasty foods and drinks at the end.
Come and do your weekly shopping for fresh vegies, eggs, preserves and great breads. Replenish the bathroom with beautiful handmade soaps and skin care products. Buy that lemon tree you’ve been promising the garden, and the garden tools as well!
Melways: pre-2007 Editions: Map 250, Ref. E11, and
from the 2007 Edition onwards: Map 394, Ref. F11/G11
For more information visit www.standrewsmarket.com.au
Diamond Valley Miniature Railway
Betwen 11am & 5pm
The Diamond Valley Miniature Railway runs every Sunday throughout the year as well as Wednesdays during School Holidays. Enjoy a great day out as you ride the popular miniature trains through tunnels and native bushland at Eltham Lower Park, Eltham.
Open from 11am until 5pm.
Only $3.00 per ride and children under 3 ride for free.
For more information visit their website on www.dvr.com.au