A celebration of great craft beer and passionate brewers in Australia’s original beer capital, Ballarat
The countdown is on for summer’s unmissable beer event, Ballarat Beer Festival. This year we’re moving to a totally new location, the easily accessible and beautiful shores of Lake Wendouree.
With shade aplenty and the lake offering a cooling respite to the summer heat, this is the perfect day to round up your mates, grab a picnic blanket and take in over 20,000 square metres of lakeside beer action.
A boulevard of brewers will offer a kaleidoscope of tastes and flavours – take your pick from over 150 different brews from across Australia and around the world.
The year’s Lakeside Edition is all about celebrating the very best of craft beer culture with beer education classes, blind tastings, trivia games, the popular brewers sack race and plenty more to keep you busy.
A great line up of local and Australian bands will be providing the soundtrack to your day while resident DJs will be filling the north side of the grounds with good vibes.
Scattered about the grounds will be an extended range of street food options, all offering global cuisines to help wash down your favourite brew.
For those seeking alternative tastes, local wineries are presenting a selection of mouth-watering wines and wine cocktails. There will be plenty of non-alcoholic drink options too.
For large groups or corporates seeking an enhanced experienced, selected marquees can be reserved for the day.
On the Day
Check out the full line up of entertainment and what to expect on the day. You will also find plenty of info on food and wine stalls, brewer sessions and where to be when competitions and awards are on.
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Not just bucket loads of craft beer, but also heaps of great food.
Seven live bands, 200+ beers, cruisy family friendly atmosphere = awesome day out!
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A great day with mates