In a beautiful balloon


Balloons float above Cave Hill Creek, Beaufort

Hot Air balloons from Balloons Victoria gathered at Cave Hill Creek accommodation, event and outdoor recreation venue located near Beaufort on the weekend of 11th & 12th August.  Sorry, you missed it unless you were looking in the skies around 7am each day, but we thought the images by Donna Crebbin were so stunning we had to give it a “heads up”.  The balloons were participating in the 25th annual flying weekend, this year at Beaufort.  Check out what Cave Hill Creek has to offer at



New Gallery Opens in Clunes

Maybe the red door gives it away, but the new gallery is called Red Door Gallery on Fraser, which opened on 6th August.  The current exhibition celebrating ‘2017 Words In Winter’ is a representation of local and regional artists and will be on display until September 15th.  Set against the unique backdrop of the village of Clunes the gallery, a small and intimate space is ideally located along the well preserved and much visited historic precinct of Fraser Street. Worth a visit.


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale starts today.

Running until 17th September through many venues in and around Ballarat


  Yarn Bomb Tram – you need to be quick to hail this one.

Bendigo Tramways 302 tram is the first tram in the world to be yarn bombed. It has become a tourist attraction in its own right when it runs every winter through Bendigo’s streets.
The colourful, cosy tram has become quite the institution and the Yarn Bombers have had their work cut out for them. This year is going to be something even more special – six and a half metres of both sides of tram will be covered in crocheted squares, more than ever before. This is the last weekend the tram will be running, so phone the Bendigo Tramway in advance for the schedule of the Yarn Bomb Tram.

Maldon Folk Festival 2017

Maldon Folk Festival – Early Bird tickets on sale now.

Maldon Folk Festival, has been held annually for more than four decades. It’s a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups. Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music, dance in the historic, National Trust Classified Maldon township.  Four days of folk music and dance and interactive workshops, complemented by various activities around the Maldon township. Full details and Early Bird tickets from



The first Clunes Maker’s Market – definitely one for the diary.

It is just over three weeks until the inaugural ‘Spring Fair’.  The gardens at Keebles Country House are having a ‘spruce up’ and ‘down on the green’ getting prepared for marquees.
Make Clunes a destination for the day.



Bye Bye Babs

Babushka Bar is closing down, which means the loss of another LGBTIQ friendly venue in Ballarat. Ballarat Pride Hub Inc. has organised to have one final Big Bash to say Bye Bye to Babs and Garth. There will be performances by Gabriella Labucci, Sarina Belle, Dyke Tyson, Percy P. Masters and Kirsten Holden. Entry is $10 general and $5 concession. All proceeds from the door go to Ballarat Pride Hub Inc.  Have a fun, relaxed night with brilliant entertainment and give Babushka Bar a final hurrah. Doors open at 8pm and event goes til late.
The organisers say “You do not need to be LGBTIQ to attend, everyone is welcome.  Fri 25th – Sat 26th of August 2017
Ballarat Pride Hub Inc.,  Babushka Bar, 59 Humffray St Nth, Ballarat.



The Adele & Amy Songbook

“Bloom” brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists… Adele & Amy Winehouse.  Bloom has just returned from shows featuring John Farnham, John Paul Young, The Chantoozies, Eurogliders and many more, and she received accolades from some of Australia’s most successful artists with her voice.  Friday 25th August 2017  8:30pm – 10:00pm.
The Capital Theatre, Bendigo 25th & 26th August

Flavours Moorabool

Flavours of Moorabool Food & Wine Festival

Shake off the winter blues at the second annual Flavours of Moorabool Food and Wine Festival on Sunday 27 August.  This year’s festival is themed around craft beer and ciders from local and leading Victorian producers, breweries, vineyards and food producers. At St. Anne’s Winery Myrniong.  Check their website for more details



To Market, to Market

All the usual market goodies – gourmet take away food, great coffee; live music, hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce.  This weekend, check these out:

Saturday 19th – 9am to 1pm   Creswick Market Talbot Farmers Market,
Sunday 20th – 9am to 1pm Talbot Farmers Market & Town Hall Market
Sunday 20th  – 8am to 3pm Daylesford Sunday Market