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. We are back to the great 2019 location, the easily accessible and beautiful North Gardens.

With shade aplenty 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.

Two boulevard of brewers will offer a kaleidoscope of tastes and flavours – take your pick from over 150 different brews from across Australia as well as many award winning regional wines plus G&T slushies and Sangria.

The year’s Garden 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, 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, a VIP area with tables and chairs and your own bar can be reserved for the day.

On the Day

On the day of the festival, download the Ballarat Beer Festival App and keep track of what’s on, what beers are available at the festival, and get voting for your favourite brew.

Download the app

  1. Search for Event Portal for Eventbrite in the Apple or Google store on your device
  2. Make sure to accept notifications when prompted. You will receive reminders during the day of the events you have listed to attend.
  3. Enter the event code ballaratbeer20