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Kyneton Events and Calendars

Kyneton has a very active community with engaging events and activities for residents and visitors the whole year round.
The monthly calendars seek to list all Kyneton and district happenings, further details for which may be found elsewhere on this website, or in the Kyneton Connect newsletters posted on this site.

Choose from the following links to download detailed monthly calendars for 2020. Calendar highlights and key dates are listed in the table further down this page or can be accessed directly from the link below:

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Below we have included details and links for some of the major events.

Daffodil Parade

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival (Sep)

This 11 day festival starts on the Thursday before the first Saturday in September. It is Victoria's first festival of Spring.
In addition to Kyneton's famous Golden Mile of Daffodils half of the town's gardens feature a wide variety of beautiful daffodils. But the Festival is much more than a magnificent daffodil display - it encompasses a breathtaking variety of activities.
These activities include: Ferret Racing, the Festival of One Act Plays, flower shows and open gardens, the Kyneton Dog Dash, Art, Photography and Craft displays, food and wine tastings, music performances, the Daffodil Old Time Gala Dance and the Grande Parade and Family Street Fair.
The Festival will be held between Thursday Sep 2 and Sunday Sep 12 in 2021.

To find out more visit:

Kyneton Show

Kyneton Agricultural Show (November)

In recent years the Kyneton Show has grown to become one of country Victoria's foremost agricultural shows.
Held at the Kyneton Showgrounds, the Show opens with Carnival Night on the Friday evening starting at 5.30 pm featuring music, Fireworks, thrill rides, fireworks etc.
Saturday is Family Day with horse and dog events, thrill rides, craft pavilion, many free activities for the kids and a myriad of other attractions.
Nov 19 & 20 are the dates for the 2021 Show.

For more about the Show visit:

Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival (November)

The annual Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Budburst Festival is a Macedon Ranges wide Festival encompassing renowned wineries, dinners at the great eating places, especially those in Kyneton and cellar door tastings.
The cellar doors of some of Victoria's foremost wineries are open on both the Saturday and the Sunday of the Festival.
Dates for 2021 to be confirmed.
Visit: for more information.

Kyneton Racing

Major Race Meetings (January & November)

The Kyneton and Hanging Rock Racing Club hosts three major meetings each year. In January thousands of visitors flock to the picnic race meetings at iconic Hanging Rock on New Year's Day and the Australia Day Holiday.
The third major meeting is the Kyneton Cup meeting held at the picturesque riverside Kyneton Racecourse on the Wednesday after the Melbourne Cup.
Kyneton Cup Day is a local public holiday and the meeting attracts large numbers of patrons from throughout the district as well as Spring racing enthusiasts from Melbourne and further afield.
The Club conducts thirteen race meetings each year.

Kyneton Markets

The Monthly Kyneton Markets

On the second Saturday of every month vast numbers of locals and visitors gather in Piper and Ebden Streets for the monthly Kyneton markets.
The Kyneton Farmers Market, held in St Paul's Park, is an accredited Farmers Market and offers a huge range of authentic fresh produce. The Kyneton Makers Market is held in association with the Farmers Market.
The Kyneton Community Market is also held on the second Saturday in the grounds of the Uniting Church on the corner of Ebden Street and Yaldwyn St West. The Community Market, conducted by the Kyneton Rotary Club sells everything from bric a brac to art, food, clothes, plants, chocolates and fine local produce.
The markets at both locations start at 8am and conclude at 1pm.

Antique and Vintage Fair

This three day event is held in the Kyneton Town Hall on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday (3rd, 4th & 5th Sep in 2021) of the Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival.

International Women's Day Dinner (March)

Held in the Kyneton Town Hall in the week of International Women's Day, and hosted by the Kyneton Zonta Club, the Kyneton International Women's Day Dinner attracts more than two hundred women from across the region and always features fine food and prominent and thought provoking speakers.
The 2021 Dinner is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday March 3.

Live Performances and Theatre (throughout the year)

Throughout the year the Macedon Ranges Shire Council, with the support of the Victorian Government offers high quality visiting music, comedy, dance, children's and drama performances at affordable prices in the Kyneton Town Hall.
The year's performance program, once announced, can be found on:

2021 Calendar Highlights
Australia Day Races Jan 26thKyneton Racecourse
Zonta's International Women's Day Dinner Mar 3rdMalmsbury Hotel
Woodend Winter Arts Festival Jun 11 - 13Throughout Woodend
Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival Sep 2 - 12Throughout Kyneton
Kyneton Antique & Vintage Fair TBC Sep 3 - 5Kyneton Town Hall
Festival Open Gardens Sep 3 - 12Throughout District
Festival Scarecrow Competition Sep 3 - 12Throughout Town
Daffodil Festival Art Prize and Rotary Youth Art Exhibitions Sep 3 - 12Kyneton Mechanics Inst
Daffodil Festival Photography Prize Exhibition Sep 3 - 12The Old Auction House
Festival of One Act Plays Sep 3 - 5Kyneton Bluestone Theatre
Spring Flower Show TBC Sep 4 & 5Watts Pavilion
Kyneton Dog Dash Sep 5thKyneton Velodrome
Daffodil Festival Parade & Street Fair Sep 12thMollison & High Sts Kyn
Kyneton Cup Nov 3rdKyneton Racecourse
Kyneton Agricultural Show Nov 19 - 20Kyneton Showgrounds
Macedon Ranges Food & Wine Budburst Festival TBC Nov TBCCellars and restaurants throughout the Ranges
Malmsbury Village Fayre TBC Nov TBC. Malmsbury