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    February 2019

    Four Pillars Gin Masterclass

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mitchell Harris Wines, 38 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $75

    The long-awaited return of our collaboration with Four Pillars Gin! On Friday February 22nd, we’ll be hosting Cam McKenzie, Four Pillars’ co-founder and distiller, for a marvellous masterclass on all things gin. The evening kicks off at 6pm sharp, and will feature a wander through the Four Pillars Gin range along with some matched Mitchell Harris morsels. There will also be some great gin specialty mixed drinks to keep the tastebuds tantalised. Numbers strictly limited (and likely to go quick!)…

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    Brown Hill Market

    February 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Brown Hill Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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    Swap-It (Creswick Produce Swap)

    February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Free
    creswick events - produce swap - ballarat produce swap

    Homemade &​ Homegrown Food, Produce, Seeds & Skills to Swap & Share. No money changes hands. Bring your figs and take home some jam, swap your worm juice for a pumpkin, an hour of mowing for some sewing…. Norm's world famous wood fired pizza will be on offer & tea/ coffee by donation. A great social morning. All welcome at rear Creswick Neighbourhood Centre – co-hosted with Creswick Community Garden. If you don't have something to swap, just bring an…

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    Gnocchi Masterclass

    February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    One event on 6 March 2019 at 11:00am

    Carboni’s Italian Kitchen, 152 Eureka Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $89
    What's on in Ballarat - Gnocchi Masterclass

    Learn the traditional way of gnocchi making with chef Dona while having fun and of course a glass.... Followed by a sharing lunch! Small classes with only 16 spots available each time. CALL US NOW!!

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    Backyard Sunday Sessions – Zagames

    February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 24 February 2019

    Zagames, 639 Main Road
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Backyard Sunday Sessions! LIVE MUSIC - Every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Drink Specials: $6 Schooners of Pipsqueak cider $6 CC & Drys on tap $24 Sangria Jugs KITCHEN OPEN ALL DAY

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    March 2019

    2019 Ballarat Backyard Tasters

    March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until 8 March 2019

    Alfred Deakin Place, Alfred Deakin Place
    Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Prepare yourselves for the ultimate treat. Head to Ballarat this March and enjoy the best in local live music while enjoying the finest food this region has to offer. Ballarat Backyard Tasters is a free event held over the first two Fridays in March, featuring local musicians, tantalising food stalls and creative exhibitions. Held right in the centre of the creative city of Ballarat, this high-energy event is ideal for families and anyone who enjoys live music. With a ‘rocking’…

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    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Bridge Mall, Bridge Mall
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    Buy direct from the farmers, bakers, growers and makers. Sample fabulous food and wine, enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite to eat while listening to local artists playing live in the Mall. Free Animal Farm, and enjoy the Face painting, Jumping Castle or the Playground throughout the day. The market offers a fun and vibrant community hub with stacks of activities, local music, community events and bagfuls of information. Speaking of which, please bring your own bags because we like to minimise our…

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    Daylesford Farmers Market

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until 25 April 2021

    Daylesford Primary School, 102 Vincent St
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Farmers Market

    The farmer's market offers fair exchange for the time and energy put in by farmers and producers to grow and make top quality foods, which will feed and nourish their customers. There is an opportunity to talk with producers and learn more about the various products, nutrients and uses, etc on offer. The Daylesford Farmers Market offers true value to consumers and the farmers who produce and grow the food.

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    Begonia Ball – Civic Hall re-opening

    March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Civic Hall, 300 - 304 Mair Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $60
    What's on in Ballarat - Begonia Ball

    You’re invited to a very special event – the re-opening of Ballarat’s Civic Hall Join us for a night of delicious locally produced food, local live music, dancing and 1950s nostalgia. Stay tuned, we will release the line up of entertainment very soon. Dress code: Downstairs: Formal 1950 inspired Upstairs: Semi-formal 1950s inspired Drinks at bar prices. If you wish to buy your tickets in person, please note that the Her Majesty’s Box Office is now located next to the…

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    Gnocchi Masterclass

    March 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    One event on 6 March 2019 at 11:00am

    Carboni’s Italian Kitchen, 152 Eureka Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $89
    What's on in Ballarat - Gnocchi Masterclass

    Learn the traditional way of gnocchi making with chef Dona while having fun and of course a glass.... Followed by a sharing lunch! Small classes with only 16 spots available each time. CALL US NOW!!

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    2019 Ballarat Backyard Tasters

    March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until 8 March 2019

    Alfred Deakin Place, Alfred Deakin Place
    Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Prepare yourselves for the ultimate treat. Head to Ballarat this March and enjoy the best in local live music while enjoying the finest food this region has to offer. Ballarat Backyard Tasters is a free event held over the first two Fridays in March, featuring local musicians, tantalising food stalls and creative exhibitions. Held right in the centre of the creative city of Ballarat, this high-energy event is ideal for families and anyone who enjoys live music. With a ‘rocking’…

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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    March 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 May 2019

    Free
    allarat Events - Ballarat Farmers Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, eco-homewares, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends, second-hand books… and…

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    Ballan Farmers Market

    March 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 27 June 2021

    The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street
    Ballan, Victoria 3342 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Ballan Farmers Market

    We are a community based and volunteer run, not-for-profit market donating our proceeds back to local charities and organisations. Ballan Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month from 9.00am to 1.00pm. The Ballan Farmers Market commenced in November 2011 in its unique location - The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street Ballan. With 25 or more stallholders placed throughout the beautiful surrounds our market attracts hundreds of people each month. The Mill Cottage is a beautiful old world…

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    Ballarat Begonia Festival

    March 9 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm
    Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, 3350
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    Free
    What's on in Ballarat - Ballarat Begonia Festival

    The Ballarat Begonia Festival has a long and rich 67-year history, beginning in 1953, with now over 60,000 visitors enjoying the event over the March long weekend. The festival program offers an array of exciting activities for both adults and children, involving the community in a healthy, free, outdoor nature experience. This year's highlights include: celebrity guests Paul West - River Cottage Australia, dirtgirl - Get Grubby TV and Costa Georgiadis, Monday only - Gardening Australia, circus drop zone -…

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    Clunes Farmers Market

    March 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 25 April 2021

    Collins Place, Collins Place
    Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia
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    Free
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    Creswick Farmers Market

    March 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until 29 February 2020

    Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
    Creswick, Vic 3363 Australia
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    Located in the picturesque and historic township of Creswick, just 20 minutes to either Ballarat or Daylesford. The Creswick Market is open 9am till 1pm, on the third Saturday of every month. The market is a great day out for the whole family – Bring the kids and your four-footed friends – you’re all welcome. Free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, offering a variety of unique locally made goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made…

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    Ballarat Community Garden Working Bee

    March 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    ballarat events - ballarat community garden working bee

    Members and friends of the garden we need you! Come and help keep the garden in shape at our friendly bee and share a cuppa and some morning tea! Look forward to seeing you there.

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    Harmony Fest 2019: Intercultural Welcome Lunch

    March 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sebastopol Library, 181 Albert Street
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Intercultural Welcome Lunch

    Previously a ‘migrant morning tea’, this lunch encourages mingling, networking and friendships. This is a free community event. Bookings essential.

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    March 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street
    Talbot, Victoria 3371 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Talbot Farmers Market

    On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the Talbot Farmers Market. Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more.  In true country farmers’ market style you will also chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings. An  ATM is available in Talbot, inside the…

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    Brown Hill Market

    March 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 7 July 2019

    Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray Street North
    Brown Hill, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Brown Hill Market

    Stalls include: both organic & non-organic fruit & vegetables, bread & cakes, meat, cheese, dry goods (spices, grains & pulses), vegetarian baked goods, jam, mushrooms, wine, honey, healthy snack bars, hot food (Indian, sausage sizzle, pasties,  dumplings, vegetarian sausage rolls, potato twirls, panzerotti and much more!).  Some of the other options from our stallholders include steam-punk jewellery, ugg boots, new clothing, dog portraits, vegetarian dog treats, vegetable and flower seedlings, bulbs, native plants, fresh ground locally blended coffee, tea blends,…

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