So much coming up to enjoy & experience in the Eastern Dandenong Ranges. The Independent Gembrook is again taking part in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Longest Lunch Friday March 31st. This year Mauro pays tribute to the lemon and guests will be treated to an Argentinian feast at Puffing Billy Station Gembrook. http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/program/regional-worlds-longest-lunch-gembrook-6665
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The Hills Art Market is on again this Saturday March 11 from 9am to 3pm. Come and see over 40 different artists of various mediums set in the picturesque shady grasslands alongside Puffing Billy Emerald Station. Spiritus will be playing between 10:30 -12:30 and Dave Stergo from 1-3. Great Coffee, amazing chai a few nibbles and the KIDS ART ZONE will be rocking along again with lots to do- make, stick, bend , twist and paint.. https://www.facebook.com/HillsArtMarket/
Get along to the annual Cockatoo Plant Market on Sun Mar 5. You’ll be supporting the Cockatoo Rural Fire Brigade and take home lots of great bargains. 9 – 2.30pm $5 entry Cnr Woori Yallock & Avon Rds Avonsleigh. Cockatoo Country Market celebrates their 2nd Anniversary with a special twilight market Sat Mar 4 from 3 – 8pm. Alma Treloar Reserve Cockatoo.
Emerald Lake Park Summer Series Concert Sunday Feb 26. Enjoy a picnic & soul roots music by Daisy West at Emerald Lake Park.
A Weekend Wine? Explore some of the smaller and boutique wineries in the Dandenong Ranges and surrounds for a truly local experience. Emersleigh Estate in Emerald and Cannibal Creek Vineyard in Tynong #wandervictoria
Argentinian BBQ at The Independent Gembrook August 18, 7pm
What better way to start the weekend than an Argentinian BBQ. Mauro and his team has designed a 7 course banquet prepared on the grill. $58 per person sharing menu.
Local events this weekend include Blues Night at the Emerald RSL and Italian Feast Night at the Emerald Village Bakery on Friday 22nd July and the Gembrook Market on Sunday 24th July. See our Facebook page for all the details.
Cycling in the Hills – With a sunny weekend predicted why not get the bikes out and enjoy one of the many great rides in our region. You’ll find lots of family rides under our Attractions link. We’d also like to introduce cycling enthusiast Brendan Edwards who will be contributing to a cycling section. You’ll find a bevy of information on cycling groups in the region and detailed trail information under ‘thedandenongranges’ on our website under links.
Gembrook Market & British Car Club Display – Enjoy the country charm of Gembrook this Sunday. The Gembrook Market is on from 9am – 2pm in the Puffing Billy Carpark. The British Car Club Display will feature 20 classics from 12.45pm – 2.30pm.
The Belgrave Lantern Parade celebrates 10 years and the Winter Solstice this Saturday June 18. The parade starts at 5.30pm from Hayes Car Park. See our Facebook page for all the details.