2018 Ballan Autumn Festival - Sunday 18 March 2018

Join us down the rabbit hole! #BAF2018

Sunday March 18 2018  |  9AM – 4PM  |  Main Street, Ballan

They say we’re all MAD here in Ballan! Come and join over 9,000 people for the Mad Hatters tea party and find out why!

2018 festival highlights

Queen of Hearts Cake Decorating Competition - Ballan Autumn Festival

Queen of Hearts cake decorating competition

Calling all bakers! Enter the BAF/CWA cake decorating competition to win a great prize.

Ballan & District CWA's High Tea Party

Need a moment to unwind? Join the Ballan and District CWA’s Mad Hatters High Tea event in the Mechanics Institute.

Art Simone and Philma Bocks present "Drink Me" at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Art Simone and Philmah Bocks present "Drink Me!"

Two of Australia’s most spectacular drag queens bring your favourite characters from Alice in Wonderland to life!

Plus all your festival favourites

Ballan Farmers Market Grande Street Parade at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Grande Street Parade

Celebrate our local community groups in the Ballan Farmers Market Grande Street Parade!

See the famous woodchop at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Woodchop @ Hudson's Hotel

With razor sharp axes and bulging biceps, see those wood chips fly! Enjoy music, food and the competition from 9:30am.

Live music at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Live music & entertainment

All day live entertainment. Find out what’s on the main stage located in the IGA carpark.

Market stalls

Browse through 100+ quality market stalls to find something special.

Food Trucks at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Street Food

Need a moment to unwind? Join the Ballan and District CWA’s Mad Hatters High Tea event.

The Wildlife Works!

See snakes, lizard, saltwater crocodile, dingo and a wallaby! Don’t miss the RooKeepers show at 12pm on the main stage.

Family Fun Field

From the cha-cha to walk-on-water balls, tea-cups to bungee trampolines: there’s fun for the kids on our family fun field!

Pet show at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Pet show

Proud pet owners showcase the best of breed! Great prizes to be won!

For the Love of Liberty - Quilting Exhibition at the Ballan Autumn Festival

For the love of Liberty!

If you love Liberty fabrics, this collection is not to be missed. Millrose Quilting and Gallery, $5 entry.

A day in court at the Ballan Autumn Festival

Historic Court House Tours

The Ballan Shire Historical Society Inc will opening the Ballan Court House for tours on the day.

Vintage Cars and Machinery

Learn from the locals as they share their knowledge of yesteryear.

2018 Ballan Autumn Festival proudly brought to you by our
Official Association Parner:

Moorabool Wind Farm is the official association partner of the Ballan Autumn Festival Association Inc

In association with our event partners:

Mooraabool Shire Council - Sponsors of the Ballan Autumn Festival
Bendigo Bank - Sponsors of the Ballan Autumn Festival
The Mill Cottage is a proud sponsor of the Ballan Autumn Festival
Country Grocers IGA Ballan are proud sponsors of the Ballan Autumn Festival
Moorabool News - Ballan Autumn Festival Sponsor
Ballarat's Power FM - Sponsor of Ballan Autumn Festival
Event Stage Hire are proud sponsors of the Ballan Autumn Festival

And through the support of our local businesses:

How can you get involved?

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Where is the Ballan Autumn Festival?

The festival is in the main street of Ballan. We close down Inglis Street from Stead Street to Cowie Street. Parking is available in Duncan, Edols and Windle Streets.