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Ballarat Heritage Festival 2023

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Ballarat is rich in history and stunning Victorian architecture. The Ballarat Heritage Festival is the perfect occasion to visit Ballarat to soak up and celebrate all of its golden past and evolving future. With an inspiring ten day program from 19 to 28 May 2023 to enchant you, find the FAQs here and the Festival Map here. Some of the highlights are as follows. Follow the given links for more information and venue details, and to get your tickets.

20 May 10am-12pm - Ballarat Tweed Ride - a popular event where a group of cyclists dress up in historic and vintage attire; a key iconic part of the Festival
20-28 May 10am-5pm - Craft Lab 23: Light and Dark - a celebration of traditional artisanal skills coupled with contemporary flair. Talk with the practitioners about their trade practices
21 May 10am-3pm - Vintage Car Show - a cavalcade of historic vehicles, caravans and motorbikes on Lydiard Street
26 May 7.30-9pm - Candlelight Concerts - a live, multi-sensory musical experience at awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Ballarat
27-28 May 10am-5pm - Heritage Harvest Weekend - a full foodie takeover of Sovereign Hill; a foodies feast with markets, masterclasses and kids activities

The Ballarat Antique Fair has over 26 quality antique dealers exhibiting and selling a variety of beautiful, interesting, unique and wonderful items such as jewellery, furniture, silverware, ceramics, artwork, linen, objets d'arc. If you'd like to get hands-on, you can start a Stumpwork Embroidered Flower workshop with Alison Cole or learn Stick Loom Weaving with Bianca Flowers. Perhaps you'd like to get a little artistic with Pick and Paint a Mystery Mould with Shelby Sherritt or Sculpt a Textured Silver Band with Alana Smith. Check the details via the links given and book to attend.

For all other events see here. You'll find performances, story time, wine and cheese event, Victorian pinup pageant and more. Five pages more of events to be exact that includes Craft Lab; exhibitions; family friendly events; entertainment; shows; talks; tours; and perhaps most importantly, food and drink. Your Artisanal Sourdough Bread Making dreams may well come true. There's so much happening, scour the website from top to bottom and side to side. The Festival's FB page also has an event section to look over.

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Why? Ballarat Heritage Festival 2023
When: 19 to 28 May 2023
Where: Various events and venues in Ballarat, VIC
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