Free kids activities

Music and Dance

Gypsy and jazz with Peter Baylor and Brennan Hamilton-Smith
Gerry MacDonald a Duck Down Picker
The Goddess Belly Dancers with Gyspy tribal dance

New this year! Gold Panning

With thanks to Miner’s Den Bendigo and to honour our Goldrush heritage, we are having Gold Panning this year. Learn from an expert. Most pans will contain real gold. Will yours?

(Kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult).

$4 per pan or
$10 for 3

Buda’s Famous Produce

Pickles and preserves

Jams and jellies

Chutneys and sauces

Cakes and cordials

Make ‘n Take

Join Andrea McKey in her ever popular workshops where you will learn how to make a handcrafted item and take it away with you.

These workshops always sell out, so make sure you book in early at the booking table in the Garden room on the day.

Create colourful earrings using copper and coloured pencils with Andrea McKey

11am $15

Andrea will supply a variety of prepared copper shapes, coloured pencils, surgical steel ear wires and jump rings.

You can make a pair of earrings to take home and wear proudly.

Felt Christmas Trees with Andrea McKey

1pm $15

Make a quirky felt Christmas tree to take home. All materials supplied.

Food and Drink

Shed Shaker Brewery
The Little Coffee Bean
Buda’s gourmet BBQ and Tea rooms
Duang’s Paella
Icecream Republic
Lemonade stand


1st Prize Box of Andrea McKey goodies $905
2nd Prize Lithograph Catherine Pilgrim $425
3rd Prize Basket of Buda Produce $200
Drawn on the day

Artists in Residence

Sam Grumont

Catherine Pilgrim

Rae McPhee

The Lacemakers

Antique Sock making machine display

Small group guided tours of the house

11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Special Fair price $5

Book at the booking table in the Garden room