What’s on at BAF! in 2020
Timing and program schedule are subject to change
over 100 super stalls to explore including:
Food and Coffee
Lots of Kid’s Items
Fun rides and entertainment including:
Walk on Water Balls
Huge Inflatable Slide
Mini Pirate Ship
*tickets required to be purchased on the day
Starting 10AM at the Great Western Hotel (crn Stead and Inglis St)
A 4.6km run to raise awareness about recognising the signs of a stroke F.A.S.T
MUCH MUCH MORE
Roving Superheros | Costume Contest | Pet Show | Activity Zones | Vintage Cars and Machinery
Ballan Shire Historical Society
The old Ballan Courthouse will be open from 10 am to 3 pm to see the historic building, view their records, research your family, or Ballan’s history.
* Located at: 45-47 Steiglitz Street
* Gold Coin Donation requested
Ballan and District Community House
Ballan Art Group
The Ballan Art Group invite you to see them working on their watercolours and Pastels and discuss their methods of creating their imagery.
Musical Performances by local youth artists
The highlight of BAF!
Super Hero Appearance
See real life Super Heroes Just like they are in the movies!
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Ballan and it’s surrounds is home to the Wautharong people, part of the Kulin nation.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of Ballan, the Wautharong people of the Kulin nation, on which our festival is held. We pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging.
The Gordon Choir will be performing superhero specials on the Main stage.
Enjoy your day in a super hero kind of way.
Best in Parade announcements
Moorabool Windarm Goldwind Treasure Hunt Winners drawn at 2:15
Cosplay Costume Contest
The prize sponsor for our superheroes cosplay competition is no less than
YASSSSSSSSS! AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE POP CULTURE EXPERIENCE!
We’ve got family weekend passes up for grabs for the under-12s, and double weekend passes for every other category!
L2R Superhero Dance Performance
The L2R Dance – Community Get Down, will showcase L2R’s youth students with a crew of emerging and professional local artists through an uber fresh and vibrant Hip Hop floor show. Some Ballan’s young talent will also have the opportunity be perform right alongside the L2R crew in a superhero dance off.
From 10:00 to 3pm
Location: Springfields Garage Ballan.
Get a taste of circus.
Come and learn amazing tricks with Circus Lab during the Ballan Autumn Festival 2020.
Come and try Juggling, hula hoop, devil sticks, spinning plates, diabolo, unicycle and much more fun.
The circus trainers will give you a little taste of what circus is all about.
Suitable for everyone children and adults.
Science Play Kids
Come join us
between 10:00 and 3:00 at the Moorabool Windfarm out front of 120 Inglis Street
to learn about sustainable energy! What is energy?
How do we generate electricity?
Make your own light-up art work that uses the amazing power of wind to generate electricity!
SciencePlay kids are reimagining science education. We take a unique approach to exploring the science in our everyday by mashing it with art and sensory experiences. Our science exploration is loud, colourful, very interactive and super tactile. Through science experiences, children engage in science concepts using their whole brain.
Our approach is especially effective for visual learners and neurodiverse children.
Not all superheroes wear capes, some wear labcoats!!
Create Your Own Superhero
Local Artist and animator Jonny Hall is passionate about creating new and interesting characters.
Drop in to the Ballan Library between 10am and 3pm inside the Mechanics Hall and have a go at creating your own superhero character.
Will your superhero fly, see through walls control the weather.
The possibilities are limitless!
Dance & Drumming Company
Performance and Workshop Located at The Great Western Hotel 12:30-1:30
We are passionate about teaching all people about African culture and tradition.
Based in Melbourne and specialising in delivering impressive performances, workshops and classes we are experienced in providing an authentic West African cultural experience and pride ourselves in working with talented performers from West Africa. We are extremely passionate about Aboriginal Australian culture, and are proud to incorporate this element into our specialised performances and workshops, as requested.
Our performances are high-energy and are sure to create a memorable experience for everyone.
The workshops we facilitate are educational and therapeutic for participants, whist also being a whole lot of fun!
Moorabool Windfarm Treasure Hunt
12:00 – 2:00
Visit our local businesses and collect stickers and you’ll go into the running to win a mini solar powered wind turbine.
Collect a map from the Moorabool Windfarm Information Stall, the BAF info point in McLean Reserve, by the stage, or one of the roving superheroes.