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All images courtesy Ballarat Beer Festival FB page

Right in the heart of Ballarat at the City Oval Ballarat - corner of Pleasant and Mair Street, Ballarat, the beer festival comes a calling again. On Saturday the 24th of January, gates will open at 11am. The festival will be using a token system instead of money. Each token is valued at $2. Pre-purchase your tokens at the Ticketek website when you're buying your ticket. You can also buy your ticket by phoning 132 849 (call 1300 364 001 if it's a group booking (email: groupsmel@ticketek.com.au) or in person at your Ticketek outlet. For the 'group' buyers, buy 10 tickets, 1 goes free. Buy 20 tickets 2 goes free (maximum 2 free tickets per group). All entry tickets include a Ballart Beer Festival official tasting glass and lanyard. You'll get a chance to sample various beers, ciders, wines and delicious gourmet food while you enjoy 9 hours of great 'live' entertainment. Children 12 and under go free, Junior (13 - 17) will cost you $20, Adult $45, Family (2 adult,2 juniors (one junior goes free) $100. Voucher only (for 20 tokens) $40. Gift Pack (adult entry plus stubby holder) $50. Transaction fees may apply.


Free information sessions will be run on the day from 12noon to 5.45pm at Education House. Well known beer educator and writer Pete Mitcham from Australian Brews News will share his knowledge during these informative and entertaining sessions. Subjects include home brewing, followed by Q&A, chuck and cheese, beer and chocolate - a culinary experience and last but not least Stefano says.CLICK HERE and then select LESSONS ON LIQUID GOLD for details. The kids don't miss out either with a dedicated Kids Zone for kids to enjoy all day at this family friendly festival. They can enjoy train rides, jumping castle, face painting, craft activities and a mini farmyard.

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TAKE NOTE: The 2015 'Come to Life' Beer Matching Dinner with Stephano Di Pieri and Pete Mitcham is the Day BEFORE the Festival on Fri 23 January 2015

If you want to learn the art of pairing your dinner with your beer, on festival eve, come to the dinner as per caption below the above picture. It'll be a 5 course dinner prepared by celebrity chef Stefano di Pieri who will host the evening along with leading industry expert and educator Pete Mitcham from Australian Brews News. Seats are strictly limited for this dinner under the stars (a marquee over your head) on the Ballarat City Oval on Fri 23 Jan 2015, so CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Images courtesy of artists FB pages and Ballarat Beer Festival website

In it's fourth year, the festival is conjuring up an impressive lineup of 9 hours of entertainment for you. There'll be local bands and established Aussie acts that include Ash Grunwald, Way of the Eagle, The Delta Riggs, Buddha in a Chocolate Box, Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Timberwolf and Demi Louse. CLICK HERE for details.

Subscribe to the Ballarat Beer Festival website to keep up to speed with their news. You can also 'like' their page on Facebook and join their Event Page. They have a few competitions for free tickets running on their FB pages so get in quick and check it out. You can download the festival program on the website or you could CLICK HERE

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Image courtesy of Timberwolf FB page


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Why? Beer Festival
When: Sat 24 January 2015, 11am onwards.
Phone: contact via FB page or website
Where: City Oval Ballarat - corner of Pleasant and Mair Street, Ballarat, VIC
Cost: Children 12 and under go free, Junior (13 - 17) will cost you $20, Adult $45, Family (2 adult,2 juniors (one junior goes free) $100. Voucher only (for 20 tokens) $40. Gift Pack (adult entry plus stubby holder) $50
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Great article Jen. Couldn't think of anything I'd rather do than attend a Beer Festival especially in the hot weather. Pity it's in Ballarat though! Enjoyed the read. Regards, Tony
by Tony Dyer (score: 2|412) 890 days ago
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