Upcoming Events

Food
24 May 2019

Attwoods at Underbar

Celebrate the release of Attwoods 2017 vintages with dinner at Underbar. On 24 & 25 May 2019 Derek Boath, Underbar and Troy Walsh, Attwoods wines are teaming up to create a delicious evening of food and wine. ​Be the first [...]
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Craft
02 Jun 2019

Introduction to the Pole Lathe

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. Nestle yourself amidst Paul’s stunning country property in Buninyong, and learn all the basics [...]
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Food
02 Jun 2019

A Taste of Truffles

Join us throughout June, July and August for ‘A Taste of Truffles’ - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy. Talk to the truffle growers, see their truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a [...]
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03 Jun 2019

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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Food
08 Jun 2019

A Taste of Truffles

Join us throughout June, July and August for ‘A Taste of Truffles’ - an invitation to find out more about this earthy, aromatic delicacy. Talk to the truffle growers, see their truffle dogs in action, harvest truffles and sample a [...]
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Craft
09 Jun 2019

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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Craft
16 Jun 2019

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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Craft
06 Jul 2019

Introduction to the Pole Lathe

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. Nestle yourself amidst Paul’s stunning country property in Buninyong, and learn all the basics [...]
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Food
07 Jul 2019

Feast & Forage

A special combined event with Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat to explore truffles, food & wine. Talk to the truffle growers, see Narla the truffle dog in action, harvest truffles and sample some truffle products with tips on how to [...]
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Craft
11 Aug 2019

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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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

18 May 2019

How to assemble honey supers and wire and wax embed frames

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

The Lost Ones

16 May 2019

COCKTAIL WORKSHOP

Learn the art of cocktail making with a workshop lead by one of our cocktail masters in The Lost Ones Basement Bar.

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Green Woodsmith

12 May 2019

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.

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Food & Drink

Made of Ballarat

04 May 2019

Made Of Ballarat Marketplace

Ballarat’s undercurrent of creativity, productivity and craftsmanship will be showcased at the inaugural Made of Ballarat Marketplace this Saturday, May 4.

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Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat

27 Apr 2019

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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Pitcha Makin Fellas

27 Apr 2019

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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Green Woodsmith

27 Apr 2019

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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Made of Ballarat Pop-Up Shop

20 Apr 2019

Meet the makers: SAORI Weaving

Prue Simmons, SAORI Weaving Artist will be demonstrating the Japanese SAORI loom on Saturday from 12:30pm – 2pm. Come along and hear how Prue discovered this craft deep in the mountains of Japan and is one of only 3 people in Australia to teach this unique style of weaving. Learn how easy this freestyle form […]

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Sovereign Hill

18 Apr 2019

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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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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