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CHRISTMAS MARKET BUNINYONG
Presented by The Buninyong Makers Market
10am to 3pm, Saturday 10 December
Buninyong Town Hall, Learmonth St
A designer market selling only high quality hand made products. Features
music, entertainment, coffee, food, giftware, homewares, ceramics, woodwork,
art and design.
For info, visit www.buninyongmakersmarket.blogspot.com
MAIN ROAD MARKET
Main Road Market
1 to 5pm, Sunday 11 December
Main Road, Bakery Hill
More than 40 stalls of the finest hand crafted goods, fresh local produce, and
delicious food and beverages. Also children’s entertainment, music, vintage
cars, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream kombi and vintage cupcake caravan.
For info, visit http://mainroadmarket.blogspot.com
7:30 to 9:30pm, Sunday 18 December
North Gardens Reserve, Lake Wendouree
Eureka Carols is a free community event presented by Ballarat Churches and
supported by City of Ballarat.
Performers include award-winning Victorian Opera performer Maxine Montgomery,
Australian musical theatre identity and former Ballarat resident Luke Tonkin,
rising young theatre talent James Kernick, and accoustic singer song writer
Local children’s choirs, including the Canadian Lead Primar y School, will
perform and Santa Claus will stop by for a visit.
Donations will be collected for the 3BA Christmas Appeal. For more information,
visit www.eurekacarols.org.au or call 0427 312 936.
BALLARAT BEER FESTIVAL
Ballarat Beer Festival
11am to 8pm, Saturday, 21 January 2012
City Oval, cnr Pleasant and Mair Sts
A celebration of great beer, food and entertainment.
The Ballarat Beer Festival will combine Australia’s best boutique brews with fine
food and quality entertainment to create an atmosphere that can be enjoyed
by beer experts, summer festival lovers and families alike.
Learn about matching beer with food, the process of beer making and the
history of beer-making in Ballarat.
Australian TV comedians Charlie Pickering and Danny McGinlay lead a line up
of world class entertainment complemented by local support acts.
For tickets and info, visit www.ballaratbeerfestival.com.au
FRESH FLAVOURS AT THE MARKET
Ballarat Fresh Produce Market
9am to 1pm, Saturday 3 December
Bridge Mall, Sturt St
Fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, conserves and specialty products
For info, visit www.ballarat.vic.gov.au or contact 5320 5500.
Ballarat Lakeside Market
9am to 1pm
Second and last Saturdays of each month
Lake Wendouree Foreshore
Lively farmers market featuring fresh regional produce, meat, baked goods,
flowers, fruit and veg, gourmet foods
rEGIsTEr NOW fOr 2012 THE COurIEr
One of the most visually spectacular features of the Begonia Festival
is without doubt The Courier Begonia Parade, to be held on Monday
12 March, 2012. This is your chance to get involved in this wonderful
Community groups and organisations are encouraged to register and
start preparing their floats. This year’s Parade theme is ‘fairytales’, so
be creative and celebrate the joy and visual delight of fairytales from
across the world.
Awards will be presented in the following categories: the Mayor’s Choice,
Best Schools Entry, Best Community Entry, Best Business Entry and Best
To register interest in The Courier Begonia Parade, call 0438 671 809 or
download registration forms at www.ballaratbegoniafestival.com.
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