FAQ’s

Here's our most frequently asked questions:

The Ballan Autumn Festival is held in the main street of Ballan. The town of Ballan is approximately 77kms off the Western Highway. The festival starts at 8am and lasts all day until approximately 3pm.

  • By Car – Take the Ballan exit off the Western Highway.
  • By Train – Ballan is on the Ballarat V/Line network, and is approximately one hour from Melbourne Southern Cross or 20 minutes from Ballarat to Ballan. From Melbourne Southern Cross, take a Wendouree Train. And from Ballarat, take a Melbourne Southern Cross train.

No parking meters out here! The town of Ballan has plenty of off street parking in any of the adjacent side streets. There is also a large commuter car park at the Ballan Railway station, only a five minute walk from the main street.

Yes! Ballan is on the Ballarat V/Line network, and is approximately one hour from Melbourne Southern Cross or 20 minutes from Ballarat to Ballan.

From Melbourne Southern Cross, take a Wendouree Train. And from Ballarat, take a Melbourne Southern Cross train.

Visit our ‘What’s On’ section to browse through the festival highlights.

The grand parade starts at 11AM. Crowds start gathering from 10:30AM so get there early to secure your front row view. To get involved, or to find out more, visit our Parade section.

We have an online application process for stall holders to complete. Please visit the ‘Stall Holders’ section for more information and to apply online.

Sponsorship is a great way to get your business or band in front of over 8000 festival attendees. Visit our ‘Sponsors’ section for more information.