.

By Kath Gannaway

Mont De Lancey historic property in Wandin is always a great place to visit, but there’s one weekend where stepping back in time is extra special.
On 25 and 26 November, Mont De Lancey will host their annual Draughthorse and YesterYear Festival, two days of events that give insights into lost trades and life in the past.
Majestic draughthorses ploughing the fields, vintage engines powering up farm equipment, blacksmiths firing up the forges and making beautiful implements and woodturners making a range of beautiful timber objects are just a sample.
See amazing working dogs rounding up sheep, be captivated by the award-winning creative chainsaw sculptor Robbie Bast and listen to the whip-cracking tunes by a former Australian champion.
Collections of antique hand tools and miniature vintage sewing machines will go on show along with an amazing Meccano exhibition, needlework, tatting and tapestry demonstrations and beautiful dolls.
Vintage tractors and cars and, something you don’t see every day – a large collection of canvas waterbags!
There will be donkey rides, ice-cream and a jumping castle for the kids, as well as free games and plenty of food stalls.
So, step away, ditch the remote … step away from the computer, and step back in time to discover life at a slower pace.
Book tickets online at www.montdelancey.org.au

More News

The Yarra River alongside Warburton has the potential to become a tourism gold mine, quite literally, according to a long-time ...

Australia Day is more likely than not to remain on 26 January, if the Yarra Ranges’ state and federal representatives are ...

Setting ‘opera house’ nets to catch yabbies is not only inhumane, it may be illegal, with hefty penalties ...

2017 … it’s done and dusted now, but on reflection it was far from uneventful as the pages of ...

2017 was the year that ‘People Power’ paid off. In Warburton and in Healesville, community members reaped the benefits ...

A 20 hectare piece of prime bushland in Macclesfield has been dedicated to the life’s work, and the memory, ...

Latest Sport

With extreme weather extending the break for senior cricketers across the Yarra Valley, the cream of the Valley’s ...

The Healesville Racing Club is gearing up for a big day on Saturday, 13 January, with thousands of people expected to ...

YARRA VALLEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION After having to wait an extra week for cricket to arrive again, due to torrential rains ...