Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival line up is turning heads

With a fantastic line up of events to tickle your fancy at the Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival (Sunday 26 March to Monday 25 April), it is time to check out the fantastic program and plan your autumn adventure.

Ticketed events will sell quickly, so book ahead to ensure you don’t miss these festival highlights:

  • Cidersong Autumn Picnic, where live music, singing, food and cider combine at the beautiful heritage apple orchard at DV Cider
  • Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival, groove to the tunes, and enjoy this family friendly event at iconic Hanging Rock
  • A series of Gin Afternoon Teas at Big Tree Distillery, serving delicious autumn afternoon tea treats with a gin twist
  • The Celebration of Harvest, with Macedon Ranges winemakers celebrating this year’s harvest with plenty of local wines, delicious foods and live music
  • Experience the historic and spectacular gardens at Duneira Estate on Mount Macedon, with live music, local wine and food trucks
  • Mountain Writers Festival Author Lunch at the Wine Collective
  • Harpist in the Garden at Dromkeen Homestead’s historic gardens

For wine and food lovers, there is a bevy of events to tantalise the tastebuds, including:

  • Soulfood + Soul Tunes, live music and paella at Hunter-Gatherer Winery
  • Acoustic Pizzas, a relaxed day of guitar, pizza and wine at Parkside Winery & Farm
  • Force of Nature + Wine Experience at Lyons Will Estate, a five course tasting menu with chefs Matt Donnelly and Jo Corrigan
  • DV Cider’s Tastes of the Region Sourdough Crumpet Masterclass and Cider Brunch with Millet Road Maker baker Simon Mathee

For the creative at heart, several autumn workshops and classes available, including:

  • Traditional straw weaving workshop at the Old Auction House in Kyneton – learn to weave your own straw idols for a prosperous year
  • Botanical art classes held by the Mount Macedon and District Horticultural Society
  • Beginner’s blacksmithing class at Dromkeen – learn to make your own marshmallow toasting fork
  • Unique autumn inspired acrylic painting workshops with local Malmsbury artist Tia Alysse on her farm

There are plenty of free experiences and events on offer too, such as immersive art displays, interactive light shows, guided nature walks, open art studios, outdoor sound bowl meditations, chalk art and New Orleans style street bands.

See the full festival program and purchase tickets

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