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Tuki Trout Farm

26 Apr 2019

Masterclass at Tuki Trout Farm

Harvest and cook delicious fresh food from scratch at Smeaton’s picturesque Tuki Trout Farm. Take a seat at the farm’s kitchen table and get your hands dirty with basic bread and pastry making, whole carcass butchery, sausage making, fish preparation [...]
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Produce
27 Apr 2019

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

Honey Tasting and Appreciation

Where would we be without the humble honeybee? In this exclusive open hive experience, Amanda Collins and Scott Denno of Backyard Beekeeping, will guide you through an intimate exploration of a live honeybee hive.

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Craft
27 Apr 2019

Pitcha Makin Fellas

Create a Piece of History with The Pitcha Makin Fellas

From colonial times through to the 1930s, white authorities had Aboriginal leaders wear breastplates or “kingplates” in a bid to represent their status. But many indigenous communities didn’t believe in the existence of “kings”. It was a concept enforced by the white authorities. Explore the rich history and significance of breastplates, before creating your very […]

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Craft
27 Apr 2019

Green Woodsmith

Introduction to Green Woodworking

Want an excuse to escape Melbourne for a day and learn something new working with your hands? Immerse yourself in the art of woodworking, as Ballarat woodsmith Paul Ryle takes you on a journey through the techniques used by the bodgers of yesteryear.

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June

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12 May 2019

Green Woodsmith


Spoon Carving Workshop

Want an excuse to escape Melbourne for a day and learn something new working with your hands? Well, you can’t go past Paul Ryle’s therapeutic and meditative one day spoon carving workshops. Set on his idyllic country property in Buninyong, [...]
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18 May 2019

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat


How to assemble honey supers and wire and wax embed frames

Join us for this two-hour session and learn how to assemble, wire and wax embed frames. Become familiar with the tools and hardware needed to put together your frames and supers ready for spring. Take home your very own assembled [...]
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Craft
03 Jun 2019

Sovereign Hill


Chair making workshop

Spend five days learning traditional woodworking techniques and hand tools to create your very own Sovereign Chair - designed specifically for this class at Sovereign Hill by Master Chairmaker Glen Rundell. This chair will only be run as a workshop [...]
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Craft
09 Jun 2019

Sovereign Hill


Become a blacksmith

Ever wanted to try forgeing? Join our talented blacksmiths as they take you through the basics of their trade and teach you the history of blacksmithing on the Ballarat goldfields.
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Stay & Play

Plate Up


Now in its second year, the month-long festival will showcase the region’s best growers, producers, chefs, restaurants and cafes this May 1 to 31. The festival’s line-up of more than 50 events will feature lunches and dinners, workshops, markets, food trucks, high teas, fashion, live music, competitions, and guided beer, wine, whisky and gin tastings.

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The Provincial Hotel


A new luxury boutique hotel and restaurant offering has re-opened the doors of one of Ballarat’s most iconic heritage buildings. The boutique hotel and restaurant provides luxury, timeless beauty and quality nestled within regional Victoria’s western highlands.

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THE LOST ONES GALLERY AND BAR


Enter the ominous walls of a 19th century Masonic Lodge and wander through Ballarat’s contemporary art space The Lost Ones. Venture further below to the speakeasy-like basement bar and delight in tapas, wine and spirits as you while the evening away to a tune or two.

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