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    December 2018

    Brown Hill Market

    December 22 @ 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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    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)

    December 22 @ 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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    Christmas Day Lunch 2018 at Mercure Ballarat Hotel

    December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Mercure Ballarat, 613 Main Road
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $159

    Enjoy an extensive buffet selection of seasonal local produce and traditional Yuletide fare at your festive table. Antipasto, fresh seafood, summer salads, crackling roasts and Chef's beautiful desserts will be sure to delight the senses. Unlimited service of sparkling, red and white wines, tap beer, softdrink, juice and mineral water is included. Enjoy a relaxed and stress free day with the family, while the little ones are entertained with games and activities, and Santa himself will be making an appearance,…

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    Christmas Lunch – Golf House Hotel

    December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Golf House Hotel, 920 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, Vic 3350 Australia
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    $95
    What's on in Ballarat - Christmas Lunch Golf House Hotel

    Join us for Christmas Lunch. Enjoy, relax and let us take care of everything. $95 per person 3 course $45 Kids 12 – 16 Main & Dessert $25 Kids under 12 Book now on 5331 2673

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    Christmas Lunch at The George Hotel

    December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $95
    What's on in Ballarat - Christmas Lunch at The George Hotel

    Impressive buffet with all the flavours of the Christmas Season from the land to the sea.... Adults $125 Children $60 (14 years & under) A glass of sparkling on arrival, all other beverages additional Bookings & pre-payment essential P- 5333 4866 E- leah@georgehotelballarat.com.au

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    January 2019

    The 2019 Curious Winemaker Experience

    2 January 2019
    Mitchell Harris Wines, 38 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $495
    Ballarat Events - The 2019 Curious Winemaker Experience

    On the list of dream jobs, Winemaker ranks pretty high… If only there was a way to experience the passion and reward of creating your own wine without packing up, leaving the job and blowing the super-fund on your own vineyard and winery! Here it is… The Curious Winemaker Experience You’ll experience the journey from vine to glass as you select 20kg of great Pyrenees Shiraz grapes, crush and ferment them in our urban winery, take part in the action of…

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    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    5 January 2019 @ 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

    5 January 2019 @ 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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    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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    Ballarat Farmers Market

    12 January 2019 @ 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

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    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

    12 January 2019 @ 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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    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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    Clunes Farmers Market

    13 January 2019 @ 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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    Ballarat Beer Festival Degustation Dinner

    18 January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Housey Housey, 12 Armstrong Street N
    BALLARAT CENTRAL, 3350 Australia
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    $120

    Join meeting the brewers and winemakers at the annual Degustation Dinner prior to the Ballarat Beer Festival held the following day. Held at Housey Housey, dine on five magnificent gourmet courses with matched beers and wines. It's a sell out every year, so don't miss out!

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    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    19 January 2019 @ 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

    19 January 2019 @ 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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    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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    Ballarat Beer Festival

    19 January 2019 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
    North Gardens, cnr Zoo Drive and Nursery Drive
    Lake Wendouree, 3350 Australia
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    A CELEBRATION OF GREAT CRAFT BEER AND PASSIONATE BREWERS IN AUSTRALIA’S ORIGINAL BEER CAPITAL, BALLARAT The countdown is on for summer’s unmissable beer event, Ballarat Beer Festival. This year we’re moving to a totally new location, the easily accessible and beautiful Northern Gardens. With shade aplenty, a cooling respite to the summer heat, this is the perfect day to round up your mates, grab a picnic blanket and take in over 20,000 square metres of lakeside beer action. Two boulevards…

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    20 January 2019 @ 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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    Australia Day Market

    26 January 2019
    Former Primary School Oval, Neill Street
    Beaufort, 3373
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    $2

    A fun day out in Beaufort - to be held at the former Primary School Oval, Neill Street, Beaufort. There will be food trucks, crafts, music and community fund raising stands. Kids fun area - face painting, jumping castle and other great games.

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    Brown Hill Market

    26 January 2019 @ 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)

    26 January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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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    February 2019

    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    2 February 2019 @ 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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