Open Farm Day 2020

Farmer with looking over his sheep

We are thrilled to announce that Open Farm Day will be back in March 2020 due to the success of this year event, which welcomed over 9000 visitors to the region. 

Participating farms and businesses across Nillumbik and Whittlesea opened their gates and showed visitors what it is like farming in Melbourne's fringe. 

Keep an eye on our social media pages for more announcements. Follow us on Facebook @OpenFarmDay

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a farmer or eat home-grown produce?

In Nillumbik, we are home to a diverse mix of farms including fruit and veggie farms, livestock and animal farms, orchards and vineyards. Open Farm Day allows you to choose the farms you want to visit to make your own trail and experience:

  • Farm tours
  • Demonstrations
  • Farm animals
  • Product tastings
  • and more…

What you need to know

Open Farm Day is an all-weather event so:

  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Wear covered shoes on all farms
  • Supervise your children at all times
  • Leave your pets at home
  • Stick to designated visitor areas on farms
  • Fill your car up with fuel before you start your Open Farm Day trail.

And remember to:

  • Bring your camera.
  • Bring some cash to purchase some regional farm gate produce. (ATMs available at the Hurstbridge, Doreen and Mernda, and Kinglake branches of Bendigo Bank).
  • Take care; these are working farms, be careful around water bodies and farm equipment and abide by any farm signage
  • Drive safely. Some farms are located on single lane country roads – please be cautious
  • Parking may be linited on the property. If parking on the street/roadside please do so safely.

    Most of all ...have a great day exploring the region!

Below is a list of the 2019 participating farms and businesses. 

2019 Open Farm Day event partners

Open Farm Day Event Partners