The popular 'Open Farm Day' returns on Sunday, 2nd April more than 18 farms and local producers across Nillumbik, Whittlesea and the Kinglake Ranges opening their gates!
This is your chance to visit working farms, meet local farmers and discover more about local farming, including alpacas, wine production and fresh produce such as apples and citrus.
You are welcome to follow the trail, or just visit the farms that are of interest to you. The farmers will be happy to talk to you about what it is like to farm on the urban fringe and there will be some fresh produce to sample, as well as activities to participate in at selected farms, including farm tours, demonstrations and more!
Start your Open Farm Day experience with a visit to the Hurstbridge Farmers' Market, Fergusons Paddock, Hurstbridge-Arthurs Creek Road, Hurstbridge, Hurstbridge 3099. Click here to view the trail map.
Present your Open Farm Day Passport at each open farm to collect a sticker. Collect three on more stickers and complete the visitor survey to enter the prize draw. The prize draw includes prizes from Global Ballooning, Kinglake Pub and Funfields!
Make sure to take a snap of you and your family at Open Farm Day with one of the selfie frames. Upload it to social media and tag it with #theartisanhills for the chance to win great prizes.
Participating wineries are listed below: click the links to find out what's on:
1090 Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Road, Strathewen (Melway 9 M2)
864 Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Road, Arthurs Creek (Melway 393 K1)
30 Gastons Road, Eltham (Melway 22 A1)
69 Cherry Lane, Toolangi (Melway 10 Q2)
Fergusons Paddock, Arthurs Creek Road, Hurstbridge (Melway 185 K7)
15 Graham Road, Kangaroo Ground (Melway 271 D11)
60 Glen Robin Court, Eden Park (Melway 9 K1)
190 Hildebrand Road, Cottles Bridge (Melway 393 J8)
1084 Kinglake-Glenburn Road, Glenburn
225 Shaws Road, Arthurs Creek (Melway 394 A4)
2/211 Chadds Creek Road, Strathewen (Melway 9 M2)
107 Schotters Road, Mernda
40 Hildebrand Road, Cottles Bridge (Melway 393 F9)
10 Bartletts Lane, Kangaroo Ground (for GPS use 355 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Road, Panton Hill (Melway 271 G2)
2005 Plenty Road, Yan Yean (Melway 9 L2)
45 Laurie Street, Yarrambat (Melway 184 H4)
181 Bottings Lane, Dixons Creek (Melway 268 C4) Further information about the farms and their locations click here.
Further information about the farms and their locations click here.
This event will run from 10am to 4pm and bookings are not required.
Entry is free, however costs for activities may apply at some farms.
Open Farm Day is an all-weather event. Please:
And remember to: