Just a few of the events and festivals Maldon is famous for:
Maldon Twilight Food and Wine Festival (Sat Jan 12, 2019)
Approximately 1000 people dine under the stars in Main Street, Maldon, sampling local produce and wines of the region to the strains of both opera and contemporary music. Diners can make their own way to the event, or join the Victorian Goldfields Railway on the historic steam train from Castlemaine. This is historically a sell-out event and bookings are essential as no tickets are available at the door. A truly magical evening.
Maldon Antique & Collectables Fair (3rd weekend of February every year)
The Maldon Antique & Collectables Fair has become a must-attend event for both buyers and sellers with the Maldon football ground full of rare and valuable treasures. With 1.5 kilometres of stalls, it is a huge fair, and the reasonable entry price of just $5 (kids free) makes the Fair great value for money. The level, grassed venue also makes it a pleasure to walk around.
Maldon Easter Fair (Easter weekend)
The Maldon Easter Fair is one of the oldest in Australia, established in 1878.The Easter Parade on Easter Monday is a wide-ranging collection of all things Maldonian, from fire trucks to vintage cars to penny farthing bicycles, and floats from all sectors of the community - along with the odd political statement! Afterwards there is much merriment in the shopping areas of the village with an egg-and-spoon race, and all cafes and restaurants are open for business. Maldon Golf Club hosts a 'Hole in One' competition on Easter Saturday, and the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum holds their annual Easter Machinery Rally across the weekend. There’s a torchlight procession, Dancing in the Streets, a billycart race, a scone bake-off competition, a quilt show, and many other things for everyone to enjoy.There is also a big raffle prize of a wheelbarrow full of goods, and that includes the wheelbarrow!
Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Show (3rd Sunday in October every year)
Maldon Agricultural Show has been going since 1885, and except during the war years has not ceased operation. The show tries to accommodate interests for all the family. A great family event with loads of things happening.
Maldon Folk Festival (2-5 Nov 2018)
Maldon Folk Festival, located in Central Victoria, has been held annually for more than four decades. Each year we provide a long weekend (Melbourne Cup Weekend) of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups. Experience the unique festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music and dance in our beautiful and historic town.You can enjoy four days of folk music, dance and interactive workshops, complemented by various activities around the Maldon township.
Steampacket 6 Rock'n'Roll Heaven
Maldon Railway Station (Sat, 1 Dec 2018, 6:30 p.m.)
A great night of music: the Sisters & Brothers Band – two drums (Mark Kennedy and Norbert Caruso), two keyboards (Chris Wilson piano and Michelle Johns on Hammond), Phil Manning and a second and maybe third guitar, Roger McLaughlin on bass with those two shrinking violets Mae Parker and Kelly Auty out front ... and, of course, steam engine J549.