Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit Heathcote, there is always something to celebrate!
In early February, enjoy the Sanguine Estate Music Festival – one of Australia’s leading chamber music festivals – with world-class musicians, world-class performances and world-class wine in two unique locations.
Autumn is a beautiful time of the year around Heathcote and it’s also when you can enjoy the Mediterranean Festa at McIvor Estate. Winemakers from around the region come together and offer tastings of their great product, along with wood fired pizzas, paella or porchetta rolls; live Mediterranean music and a game of Bocce, all set against the beautiful backdrop of McIvor Estate. In April you can also be a part of the O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon where you can run or cycle along the iconic trail between Bendigo and Heathcote. This is also the time of year to witness all the thrills at the Eppalock Gold Cup, located at the Victorian Speed Boat Club on Lake Eppalock.
In winter you’ve got Heathcote On Show where artisan winemakers, chefs, brewers and musicians welcome you to Heathcote at around more than 30 locations across the region.
In the spring, enjoy the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. Taste wines from over 40 producers as well as regional foods and produce in one central location – at the Heathcote Showgrounds. Enjoy live music, tasting seminars and great activities for kids.
On the first Saturday of every month, you can also check out the Heathcote Bush Market with plenty of local produce, crafts and second-hand goods available for grabs.