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

More information coming soon

Queen of Hearts cake decorating competition

Queen of Hearts cake decorating competition

Calling all bakers! Enter the BAF/CWA cake decorating competition to win a great prize.
CWA Mad Hatters High Tea: Mechanics Institute

CWA Mad Hatters High Tea: Mechanics Institute

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

Community Tug of War competition

Feeling strong? Get four mates together and compete to win some great prizes!

Plus all your festival favourites

Parade

Parade

Celebrate our local community groups! Why not enter the float competition?
Stalls

Stalls

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

Street Food

You won’t go hungry! Food vans, local cafes, plus delectable delights from local producers.
Woodchop

Woodchop

The famous woodchop competition is on again at Hudson’s Hotel.
Kids Entertainment

Kids Entertainment

Singing, dancing and animals! Free kids entertainment in the Mechanics Institute.
Entertainment

Entertainment

All day live entertainment. Find out what’s on the main stage.
Family Fun Field

Family Fun Field

Rides, jumping castles and old-fashioned family fun! Join a sack race or tug-of-war.
Vintage Cars and Machinery

Vintage Cars and Machinery

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

2017 Ballan Autumn Festival
Proudly brought to you by:

Moorabool Wind Farm is a proud sponsor of the Ballan Autumn Festival

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
IGA - Sponsoring the Ballan Autumn Festival
Fabre+ are proud sponsors of the Ballan Autumn Festival
Leehays Mascot Party Hire - Supporter of the Ballan Autumn Festival
Moorabool News - Ballan Autumn Festival Sponsor
Ballarat's Power FM - Sponsor of 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.