City Oval Ballarat - corner of Pleasant and Mair St Ballarat, right in the heart of Ballarat.
Once again we’re planning a great range of activities just for the kids including face painting, a jumping castle, craft, games and more.
Plus new in the Kids Zone for 2013 is an animal petting farm experience where kids can have some hands on time with a wide range of friendly farm animals!
V/Line trains between Ballarat and Melbourne (Southern Cross Station) run frequently and a one-way trip takes just over an hour.
To plan your trip to the Ballarat Beer Festival click here:
A free Ballarat Beer Festival shuttle bus will be running an express service between Ballarat Station and City Oval on a first come first served basis.
The bus will operate on a loop between 10.30am – 2pm and 5.45pm – 9.00pm.
There is ample metre free parking in surrounding areas....
We encourage you to nominate a Designated Driver. Get a group together at the beginning of the day and designate a responsible driver. Please don’t take any chances, plan ahead to make sure you know how you are going to get home safely.
Why not leave the car at home and get a taxi or public transport?
Tickets can be purchased on-line and at Ticketek agencies until 12 noon on Saturday 19 January. Call Centre sales will cease Friday 18 Jan at 9pm.
Tickets will be available for sale from 10.30am on Saturday 19 January at the Festival entrance Ticket Sales Booth located on the corner of Sturt Street and Pleasant St North, City Oval, Ballarat.
Event day ticket sales will close at 7pm.
Entry for all patrons to The Ballarat Beer Festival will be via the entry marquee located on Sturt Street and Pleasant St North.
Please carefully read the signs along the top of the marquees to ensure you have joined the correct queue. There will separate entrances for pre-paid ticket entry, pre-paid ticket-and-token collection and VIP ticket entry.
All customers require a hard copy ticket for entry. Mobile and tablet tickets are not available for this event.
We request that you remain patient during this process.
Please note all bags are subject to inspection at any point during the event. Bottles, cans, glass, alcohol, food, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon cannot be brought into the festival. Full terms and conditions are available at ballaratbeerfestival.com.au.
Upon arrival to the entry gate please ensure you have photo identification ready. All patrons who wish to purchase alcohol will be issued with a 18+ wristband.
If you have pre-paid for a ticket, which includes tasting tokens, ensure you join the Ticket and Tokens entry queue – you will collect your tokens on the way in.
If you would like to purchase tokens please pass through the entry marquee and follow the signs to the oval. Proceed into the event to the TOKEN tent to purchase them.
EVENT DAY PROGRAM
A free copy of the event day program will be available upon entry. The program outlines the schedule of entertainment for the day as well as a map outlining the locations of stallholders and facilities.
Coming soon – the Ballarat Beer Festival app new!
Download the Ballarat Beer Festival app from iTunes for FREE to keep up to date on what the brewers will be serving, where everyone is located, what time your favorite band is on, and to record your own festival tasting notes.
The Ballarat Beer Festival uses a token system as the choice of currency. Tokens are used to purchase food and beverages.
One token is valued at $2.00.
|Two||200 ml beer|
Terms and conditions of entry to The Ballarat Beer Festival are as follows:
- All patrons are subject to the Event Terms & Conditions
- The event organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to any persons.
- All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or legal guardian.
- All patrons aged 18 years and over will be issued with an 18+ wrist band on production of suitable photo I.D. eg; Drivers license, key pass or passport. Wristbands must be worn at all times on the festival grounds.
- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable
- The following items cannot be brought into the festival: Bottles, cans, glass, alcohol, food, illicit drugs, illegal substances, fireworks, explosives or anything that can be used as a weapon.
- Security, have the right to inspect patrons property or person upon entry and during the event. Those found with any prohibited items may be refused entry, be immediately removed or have those items confiscated and those confiscated items will not be returned.
- Event organisers and security have the right and will remove any persons displaying anti-social, disrespectful, drunken or aggressive behaviour from the premises immediately.
- All persons serving alcohol have a current RSA certificate, so please respect their judgement as we adhere strictly to the guidelines.
- During the event food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
- Animals (with the exception of guide dogs) are not permitted on the festival site.
- No smoking permitted in smoke free zones.
- There will be waste bins around the festival, please use appropriately.
- As a patron of a licensed premise, please be respectful. It is your duty to ensure you behave in a way to respect patrons, your friends, BBF staff, our neighbours and the environment.
- Patrons are requested to behave in a respectful manner and ensure that on departure they are mindful of noise levels on neighbouring properties.
- It is a condition of entry that you agree that the event organisers, the Ballarat Beer Festival, any employee, director or agent of the event organisers shall not be held liable for any loss, damages sustained while entering, leaving or while within the festival grounds to the extent permitted by law.
Experience the festival from the inside – be a volunteer! There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the festival.
We welcome and appreciate your participation. Download the application form to register your interest.
The Ballarat Beer Festival is presented by industry professionals that bring a wealth of craft beer, hospitality, major event and marketing experience to the event.
Simon Coghlan has a proud family history of Brewing in Ballarat - his Great, Great Grandfather was the founder of the Ballarat Brewing Company. Simon is a passionate publican of two successful hotels in Ballarat - The Golden City and Western Hotels. Simon is also a board member of Ballarat Regional Tourism and Commerce Ballarat.
Tim Kearney is co-owner of Golden City Hotel and the newly renovated Western Hotel in Ballarat. Also hailing from Ballarat, Tim has an extensive background in hospitality having headed up the operations at three iconic Melbourne venues – the Provincial Hotel, the Albert Park Hotel and finally the Exchange Hotel where he managed the renovation and re-opening.
Lyndell Pond has over 15 years international experience in communications, marketing, brand management and advertising, predominately in the entertainment industry. Lyndell has worked with the largest musical theatre producers in the world, including on London’s West End and with key entertainment organisations in Australia to deliver entertainment and major event marketing.
Kate Burrows is an experienced and passionate event manager, she has project managed many different types of events, ranging from Women’s Business Association events, fashion extravaganzas, gala dinners, fundraisers etc. Kate is also, currently the Event Manager for the Avoca Shire Turf Club and the Coordinator for Springfest Ballarat.