The return of the village fayre

There is always plenty to see and do at the Malmsbury Village Fayre, as these pictures from previous fayres show. (Pictures: Supplied).

Malmsbury Village Fayre is returning to the Macedon Ranges for its 23rd year, and is set to attract crowds from across the state.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 28, and will bring food, fun and family entertainment to the historic Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, amid the beautiful blaze of autumn.

With the theme ‘time travellers welcome’, attendees of all ages are encouraged to dress up in costumes spanning the past, present and future.

Fayre committee president Kathryn Allen said organisers have worked hard to bring back this much-treasured event.

“The 2024 [fayre] will be better than ever, celebrating Malmsbury in all its autumnal glory,” she said.

“It’s a great day to find a spot on the lawns, grab a glass of local wine or cider and some delicious treats from one of the many food trucks.

“… and of course, to browse the stalls and enjoy a wealth of free music and entertainment.”

Highlights from the fayre will include storytelling, face-painting, a bubble fairy, live music, food trucks and more than 50 stalls showcasing local wine, produce, and finely crafted items.

Musical director Andy Rigby said the village fayre will offer a quality program of music across a variety of styles.

“All acts are based in the Macedon Ranges and central Victoria and range from solo singer-songwriters through to community gypsy bands to jazz, Cuban and soul acts,” he said.

“All are top quality, with many appearing on stages all around the country.”

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