Events, festivals, markets and attractions - August 2013
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
Sunday 25th August 2012
10am to 4pm
Yes, it's on again. Come and celebrate our unique heritage, environment and culture! The Wattle Festival is a rural street festival held on the last Sunday in Hurstbridge so bring your family and friends and ... stroll, discover and enjoy
Come and see the yarn bomb on the railway fence just down from the station.
There will be entertainment for the whole family including, roving performers, local wines and art, market stalls, animal nursery, face painting, live stage -youth bands, best of fest competition, great food and lots more.
And of course for steam train fans, the steam train will be running again!
A festival program will be available for download closer to the event.
Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Sunday 4th August
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 18th August
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 - 2pm
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
Between 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