Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

A tree is decorated with craft items and adults and children are mingling nearby

A packed program of family friendly activities will span nearly 1km of the main streets of Hurstbridge.

The program includes heritage steam train rides between Hurstbridge and Eltham, two stages of live music, over 100 market stalls, mini train rides, camel rides, exclusive event food and wine offers.

Other highlights include youth skate, BMX and scooter competitions, ArtsBridge Junior art exhibition, vintage cars, animal farm, high tea from Little Mouse Tea House and festival favourite, CWA Devonshire tea and scones at Hurstbridge Primary School.

Hurstbridge Village locals celebrate the upcoming festival by 'painting the town yellow', which was done each year even when the festival couldn’t run during the pandemic. Each year, the local Yarnbombing group work with community members to cover significant tress yellow and string up over 500 pom poms.

Hurstbridge is located 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, a leafy, wattle-filled village at the end of the Hurstbridge train line. The extension of the Diamond Creek bike trail has recently opened which now brings you right into the heart of Hurstbridge.

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival is proudly supported by Nillumbik Shire Council and Bendigo Bank Hurstbridge Branch.

For more information about the festival and the full program visit the Wattle Festival website.


  • Sunday, 27 August 2023 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Hurstbridge Village, Main Street, Hurstbridge, 3099, View map

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