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  • Ballarat has an amazing food and drink scene which is continually developing, with new festivals and special events being added to our cultural calendar every year. Whether you’re looking for a degustation dinner, a major festival or a wine tasting, you can find them all on Ballarat Buzz. All event listings are free for organisers.

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    April 2019

    Ballarat f series roundup 2019

    April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 11:00 pm
    Stag Hotel, 428-440 High St
    Learmonth, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    Free

    Easter Weekend F Series and Bronco Roundup at Ballarat 20/04/2019. In 2018 Matt Hobbs hosted the Largest gathering of F series/Bronco's in Canberra and those that went would attest it was a fantastic weekend had by all. Don't need to be show standard vehicles, all are welcome. The next event is being held in Ballarat and Learmonth Victoria. With the previous turnout at Canberra of well over 50 Vehicles we are aiming at the magic number of over 100. Event…

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    Brown Hill Market

    April 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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)

    April 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am 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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    Paint Your Mate: Paints, Pints & Pinot

    April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Hop Temple, 24-28 Armstrong Street North
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $30

    Due to popular demand, we have a set a date for our third Paint Your Mate! Grab your partner or bestie for a hilarious afternoon of painting and wining! The super talented Juli Davine will be joining us at Hop Temple to lead a boozy art class! Whether you're an aspiring artist, avid learner or just looking for a fun afternoon out with wine, food and friends, this is the event for you. Tickets include your very own stretched canvas…

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    Murder Mystery – A Night to Die For

    April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    One event on 30 March 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 27 April 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 11 May 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 8 June 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 3 August 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 14 September 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Road
    Leigh Creek, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $99

    On the night of a royal wedding joining two kingdoms as one, the young bride is found in her chambers, viciously murdered. But who is the killer at large? Tensions are palpable as the rulers of three kingdoms deny responsibility for the tragedy. However, one of them is lying through their teeth. Journey throughout the Castle walls to witness secret rendezvous, question suspects, and uncover clues before the evidence runs cold. Remember, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, and until…

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    Gluten Free Baking Class – Sourdough/Bread & Pastry

    April 28 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
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    One event on 28 April 2019 at 10:15 am

    Buninyong Bowling Club, Inglis Street
    Buninyong, Victoria 3357 Australia
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    $95
    Gluten Free Baking

    Love baking but don't love gluten free baking? Be inspired by this 5 hour demonstration class jam packed full of gluten free baking. It starts when you walk in to the wonderful aroma of freshly baked gluten free sourdough, that will put a smile on your dial & ends with 'to die for' profiteroles that will keep the smile there. Each class is slightly different depending on participants preferences however we will make/bake; a variety of sourdough, yeasted and unyeasted…

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    May 2019

    Plate Up Ballarat

    May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 11:00 pm
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia + Google Map
    Free – $150

    Plate Up Ballarat is an exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings, craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more. Taking place throughout the month of May 2019, Plate Up Ballarat will showcase local producers whilst also promoting successful and supportive connections between producers, restaurants and cafes. This year, in support of men’s mental health & Beyond Blue, Plate Up Ballarat will host “Ballarat Blokes Who Bake” - If you’re a bloke who loves to bake (or know…

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    Amie Brûlée sings Food & Wine Songs

    May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Craig’s Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard St Sth
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Wednesday 1st May, 7:30pm @ Craig's Royal Hotel. Our regular first Wednesday of the month at Craig's and in May I'll be singing songs on the theme of food and wine and other drinks and substances. Good songs - mostly from the first half of the twentieth century, a few French ones, and possibly a few originals - lots of smiles and nice cellar vibes. Free entry - pay what you feel. This means the hat will go around at…

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    Community Lunch

    May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 28 June 2019

    Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, Tuppen Drive
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $9

    COMMUNITY LUNCHES - ALL ARE WELCOME! 2nd & 4th Friday of each month 12 noon - 1pm 2 Course menu - Costing $9 Bookings and payment are essential - PH 5329 3273

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    Bridge Mall Farmers Market

    May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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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    Murder Mystery – A Night to Die For

    May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    One event on 30 March 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 27 April 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 11 May 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 8 June 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 3 August 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on 14 September 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Road
    Leigh Creek, Victoria 3352 Australia
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    $99

    On the night of a royal wedding joining two kingdoms as one, the young bride is found in her chambers, viciously murdered. But who is the killer at large? Tensions are palpable as the rulers of three kingdoms deny responsibility for the tragedy. However, one of them is lying through their teeth. Journey throughout the Castle walls to witness secret rendezvous, question suspects, and uncover clues before the evidence runs cold. Remember, everyone is guilty until proven innocent, and until…

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    Clunes Farmers Market

    May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 25 April 2021

    Collins Place, Collins Place
    Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia
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    Mother’s Day Brunch at Mercure Ballarat Hotel – Sunday 12 May 2019

    May 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    One event on 12 May 2019 at 9:00 am

    Mercure Ballarat, 613 Main Road
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $55

    Enjoy a delicious array of breakfast savouries, sweet treats, live cooking stations, barista coffee and sparkling wine on Mothers Day. Dedicated play area for the kids with face painting, cookie decoration and games. Adults $55 per person Child $25 per child (5-16 years) Children under 5 year free of charge

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    Mother’s Day Lunch in Billy’s Bistro & Bar

    May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Mercure Ballarat, 613 Main Road
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $75

    Spoil mum this Mother’s Day luscious lunch in Billy's Bistro. We’ll be serving a mouth-watering lunch for just $75 per person, Including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. To reserve your table by call 03 5327 1295 or www.mercureballarat.com.au/billys/

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    Community Lunch

    May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 28 June 2019

    Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, Tuppen Drive
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $9

    COMMUNITY LUNCHES - ALL ARE WELCOME! 2nd & 4th Friday of each month 12 noon - 1pm 2 Course menu - Costing $9 Bookings and payment are essential - PH 5329 3273

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    Ballarat Events - Creswick Market

    Creswick Farmers Market

    May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am 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

    May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am 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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