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Food & Drink

Kilderkin Distillery

16 Nov 2018

Larrikin Gin Masterclass

In 2016, a brewer called Scott with a passion for craft beer and spirits, met a Scot called Chris with a lifelong interest in distilling. The pair decided it was time to fulfill their ambitions, and so the Kilderkin Distillery [...]
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Produce
17 Nov 2018

Salt Kitchen Charcuterie

Nose to Tail – A Charcuterie Experience

Somebody once said, “a Weekend well spent brings a week of content”. And what better way to spend an afternoon than a lazy long lunch with Mick Nunn from Salt Kitchen Charcuterie and John Harris of Mitchell Harris Wines.

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Art & Design
18 Nov 2018

Dyeing to Weave SAORI

SAORI Weaving Workshop

Join Prue Simmons – one of only three accredited SAORI teachers in Australia – as you find your Zen and immerse yourself in the beautiful freestyle creativity of Japanese SAORI weaving. Learn a range of weaving techniques and create your own woven scarf to take home.

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24 Nov 2018

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

The Secret Life of Bees – SOLD OUT

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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Food & Drink

Saltbush Kitchen

10 Nov 2018

Eat Your Landscape

Gain a whole new perspective on Australian food as self-confessed bushfood addict Brigid Corcoran of Saltbush Kitchen takes you on a journey of sensory discovery, showcasing native spices and ingredients in a contemporary Australian setting.

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Art & Design

Pitcha Makin Fellas

09 Nov 2018

Create a Piece of History with The Pitcha Makin Fellas

The breastplate had many connotations in 19th-century Aboriginal communities, acting as a symbol of status but also causing division. Learn about the significance of this age-old piece of armour before making your very own under the guidance of renowned indigenous mob The Pitcha Makin Fellas.

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Craft

Green Woodsmith

04 Nov 2018

Spoon Carving Workshop SOLD OUT

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.

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Craft

Sovereign Hill

27 Oct 2018

Leather Belt Making Workshop

A good pair of boots, your favourite jeans, that t-shirt you’d happily never take off; there’s something special about these things that become a part of you.

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Food & Drink

Mitchell Harris Wines

19 Oct 2018

Vino Veloce – Pig n Pinot

Looking for the perfect way to kick off a weekend in Ballarat? Well here it is. Welcome to winemaker speed dating at Mitchell Harris Wines (don’t worry, it’s not real dating).

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Art & Design

Ruby Pilven

13 Oct 2018

Pottery with Ruby Pilven

What better way to spend a Saturday than learning pottery in an idyllic country studio with ceramicist extraordinaire, Ruby Pilven?

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Produce

Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

29 Sep 2018

The Secret Life of Bees – SOLD OUT

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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Stay & Play

OLAF / KERSTENS EXHIBITION


Admire exclusive photographic works from two of today’s most significant practicing Dutch photographers – Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens. Exhibited in the majestic Craig’s Royal Hotel, this regional-first is hosted in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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Earle Ballarat
Lascelles Terraces


Stay in a space of pure luxury laden with historic elegance at the lovingly restored Earle Ballarat – Lascelles Terraces. Boasting original 19th century features with a contemporary overlay, these Victorian townhouses provide a home base rich in history.

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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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